Things I used to believe when I was a kid

Some of the things Athena comes out with make me chuckle, and then wonder what I used to think about things at her age. I remember thinking a few odd things when I was a kid so thought I’d share some of them The world was black and white until colour was invented See my parents used to have a…

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Would I terminate a pregnancy with a Downs Syndrome baby?

I, like many parents I expect, watched Sally Phillips last night on BBC’s A World without Downs. I had heard her chatting on the Scummie Mummies podcast a couple of weeks ago about her family life and the program, and why she wanted to make it. Sally has three sons, one of whom, Olly, has Downs Syndrome. The aim of…

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Two under two, it’s not that hard…

… apart from when it is really sodding difficult! The first month with two under two went something like this… Week One: Glorious. Those new baby hazy days… snuggles, feeding, having a toddler who is excited by the new baby and a husband who is on paternity leave and who prepares two cooked meals a day for us. No baby-blues…

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Things I am looking forward to this year

I meant to write a post like this at the start of the year, but then things got in the way and suddenly we’ve just started the third month of the year! Sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed thinking about the future, how will I cope with two babies under 2 years old. How will we cope financially without met…

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Thoughts: Body Confidence

 I can’t work out whether I am more or less body confident than I was pre-baby. I think I am more confident, well, most of the time. My body is definitely different, I have bigger boobs and a saggier belly. My legs are much the same size wise but I have faint stretch marks on my thighs, and my upper arms…

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My blogging history and tips for new bloggers

I started blogging publicly on Blogger in 2011. My online presence started way before that though with a Diaryland diary, then moving to Live Journal in 2000. Sadly that is no longer available as I didn’t log in for over two years, I would’ve shared a few teenage-angsty posts otherwise! I began reading blogs and watching youtube ‘gurus’ in 2010.…

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