Homeschooling…

2020 took a pretty sharp turn, didn't it!? As we were toasting in the New Year and watching fireworks I don't think anyone would have thought that by the end of March we would all be confined to our homes, working from home or furloughed (I don't actually think anyone had ever heard of the... Continue Reading →

Deciding to be a Mother

A local women's charity/organisation is running a campaign trying to capture the full spectrum of motherhood from deciding to become a mother through to being a Grandparent. I wanted to join in because it was a good excuse to do some writing and sharing our stories is something I wish we did more.  This is... Continue Reading →

2 years without Eilys

I can’t believe that it has been 2 years since Eilys died. 2 years. I say these cliches all the time, it feels like forever ago and no time at all. Some days I wonder how I have come to this point. None of it seems real. Eilys was here and now she isn’t. It... Continue Reading →

Going from 1 to 2, twice

I have been thinking a lot recently about how different it has been during the first few months with Eilys and with Evan. I suppose I am in a fairly unique position in that I have gone from having one child to 2 children twice. It is a fairly unique experience but also very depressing... Continue Reading →

Toothpaste: Our battles with a Quintager

“Mummy I don’t like this toothpaste” “Why not?” “It is too minty. I am not using it. Can I use your toothpaste?” “My toothpaste will be more minty” “More minty but less minty. I like your toothpastes mintiness” “Right. Ok, just today” “Ok” ... “Daddy bought you some Paw Patrol toothpaste” “Yay” “I am glad... Continue Reading →

Party Bag Cookie Recipe

This is the recipe that I used to put in Dylan’s party bags. These cookies are really yummy and very easy peasy to make. I filled these sweetie cone bags with the dry ingredients and then tied the ends with wool or ribbon. I tied the instructions to the ribbon and gave each child a... Continue Reading →

RSVP?

"The term RSVP comes from the French expression "répondez s'il vous plaît", meaning "please respond." If RSVP is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party." (borrowed from The Spruce) Last week it was Dylan’s 5th birthday and we celebrated by having... Continue Reading →

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