An Afternoon From Hell

I wrote, quite a few months ago now, about how solo parenting sucks. I wrote it when our family of four was still a fairly new thing and doing the dinner, bath and bed routine by myself was a horrendous experience. Since then a lot has changed. We no longer have bathtimes when Dave isn’t

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Sleeping Through

Little Man had the worst sleep in months whilst we were on holiday. He woke frequently, needed a lot of night feeds and spent long periods of each night crying. It was very unlike him and I’ve put it down to teething and maybe being slightly under the weather. We spent the week exhausted but

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Sleepover at Nanny’s House

At the weekend LP had a sleepover at Nanny’s house. This is only the second time in her whole life that she’s stayed at Nanny’s – Stayed anywhere other than with us. The last time she stayed over was an absolute nightmare for LP’s Nanny and Yar-Yar (Her name for her Grandad) and it’s something

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Little Man’s Time For a New Car Seat

Little Man has been getting steadily bigger and for a couple of months now I haven’t been able to lift Little Man out of the car whilst still in his baby car seat, instead choosing to leave the car seat in the car and just put Little Man in and out. I noticed a few

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Going out without a Pushchair

I did something I never do the other day, and took LP out without a pushchair. We drove to a local town and had a couple of errands to run – Post Office, Asda for a couple of things and had to pick up a blind I’d reserved from Argos.

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Little Man is 10 Months Old

February was such a short month that it feels like only yesterday I was writing Little Man’s 9 month update. 10 months! That really is nearly a year and I have no idea where the year has gone. With a second baby the time just zooms past. I was trying to remember last summer and

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A Personal Mothering Victory

Tonight I have had a breakthrough, it’s just a small thing, but I am incredibly proud of myself. I wrote back in September about how awful I found solo parenting evenings, how it was too hard to juggle everything and I couldn’t be everywhere at once. Little Man’s bedtime coincided with LP’s dinner and trying

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Little Man’s Latest Milestone

Over the last three months I’ve written about Little Man learning to sit at Christmas, learning to crawl in January and then being happy to stand when we put him up against something – his trick for February. March has brought us something new altogether. Little Man has learnt to pull himself up!

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