Our third child has been by far the easiest. I could put it down to my well honed parenting skills and be boastful about how I've finally nailed this motherhood malarkey. But in all honesty I think the real reason behind the third's relative calm character and my more relaxed approach is that phases no … Continue reading It’s Just A Phase
Since childhood I've been walking around with a big old character flaw. Confession time (though it's no surprise for most) - I'm a serial people pleaser. It came up as a red flag on a recent psychometric test. Alert, alert, potential candidate likes to be liked. By everyone. No matter how hard you try to … Continue reading One Day I’ll Wear Purple
The internet is awash with life mantras. And they are much more sophisticated than the Just Do It days. My Instagram thread is constantly full of inspirational quotes about having passion, never settling, doing work that works. I think I'm guilty of churning out a few myself. But the more I log on for my … Continue reading She Believed She Could…Some Of The Time
Christmas and the husband's birthday celebrations have well and truly broken me this year. I feel like I need a brand new body and to snooze through the whole of January. Evidently that's a no-go with three pickles to entertain. Over the past week I've eaten double dose calories to the point where I nearly … Continue reading A Year Of More
It's a mere five sleeps until the big fellow makes his appearance. For those of you with kids like mine who've been counting down from in excess of 100, we've finally made it single digits. Whoopee! I've been guilty of fudging the numbers on occasion only to be caught out by the little pickles when … Continue reading The Most Magical Time
At a recent job interview I was asked to give a series of one word descriptions of myself. Always a joy. 'How would your friends / peers / former bosses describe you?' they asked me. I racked my brain for positive one word answers that wouldn't make me come across like a complete nutjob. Then … Continue reading Give Me One Word
When I thought of my future family I never envisaged myself with three children, let alone three boys, but here I am surrounded by my crazy little trio. I often have pinch myself moments when I see all three of them running around together and realise that they are in fact all mine. Followed by … Continue reading Is Three The Magic Number?