Dear Imogen…

I’ve started this post a thousand times, and I just can’t seem to find the right words to begin. So maybe I should start at the beginning. In some ways your pregnancy was the easiest, in other ways it challenged me in different ways I hadn’t experienced before. Unlike with Lydia and William I didn’t […]

Potty Training

I think I may have discovered my least favourite parenting job thus far: potty training. There’s no quick fix and it can be all encompassing, and that’s tough. I wanted to palm it off on someone else, for them to deal with it, but that’s not really how motherhood works is it?! So I was […]

Being a NICU Parent – our neonatal journey

When you are pregnant, I don’t think anyone ever expects there to be a problem: you get the elusive positive pregnancy test and immediately you visualise sleepy newborns, beautiful nurseries and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already mentally test-driven several prams. No one expects, or wants to think about, an alternative scenario. Not least, […]

Dear Lydia…

I wanted a way to capture life at this very moment; the days surrounding Lydia’s 5th birthday. So I’ve decided to write little blog entries on the children’s birthdays so that in time I can look back and hopefully be able to re-live these very special moments. Dear Lydia, Our wonderful ‘baby’ girl, you’re turning […]

Imogen’s 3 Month Update

I can’t quite believe that I’m here writing a 3 month update. Surely I’m the woman that’s only just had a baby and I’ve got a teeny, tiny, squishy newborn, no?! People still tell me that she’s tiny, and she isn’t one of those babies with those gorgeous rolls of newborn podge, but to me, […]

A Digger Party

Last month, our little boy William turned two. The passing of time is such a funny thing: I found myself reflecting upon how quickly the two years had passed and yet at the same time; how I find it hard to remember the time before he was born. I suppose quite a lot has happened […]


I always find starting a blog, or a social media channel a little bit odd. I mean, you’re basically talking to yourself aren’t you?! And yet you’re dreaming of the people who may one day read it. I figured that everyone has to start somewhere, and this is my somewhere. Right here. Right now. So […]