Hello, Welcome to MessyBlog!

Honest, they all really wanted to be in this photo!

My name is Leslie. I am married to Liam and we have been together for 13 years. We currently have a son called Dexter who turned four in June and will be starting school in September. We have a one year old daughter, Paisley, born January 2016 and our latest addition, Bridget was born in June 2017

Like most family bloggers, I started this blog during my first pregnancy. However… I didn’t actually know I was pregnant until I was 5 months along!!

I write about most aspects of our daily life so I hope you find something of interest. Be that coping with Dexters epilepsy  or how we went about weaning Paisely.
There are also pregnancy updates and birth stories if thats more your thing, along with development updates too.

Anyway, Let me tell you a bit more about us…

During the day, Dexter and Paisley enjoy learning through play, doing various arts and crafts, playing outside, learning new things and growing – they never stop growing! They also REALLY like making a mess, whether that is Paisley throwing her food on the floor, Dexter emptying his lego out for the 20th time that day or both of them splashing all of the bath water out.

As a family, we really like to get out in our local area when we can and share all that our home city of Peterborough has to offer. We like simple things that make our lives easier and we are ALWAYS trying to declutter – it never ends.

During the warmer months, we try and grow a small amount of our own vegetables in the garden which we use to teach the kids about where food comes from and encourage smart food choices – but of course it doesn’t work. They turn their nose up at everything. 

Eventually, Liam would like to make a living from making bespoke wooden furniture and I would really like for my blog to be my sole income.

We want our children to grow up with common sense, knowledge and respect of the world around them, other people and cultures and the ability to think and work things out. We want to inspire creativity in them but more importantly, we want them to be happy people.

If my crazy family sounds a bit like yours and you’ve made it this far, well, then we should be friends!


  • Reply Julie Kelly February 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Love reading your blogs. In today’s chaotic society that sometimes seems so rushed and unconsidered it’s good to see there are people that think the way you guys do. Embracing the world, it’s cultures and focusing on what really matters xx

  • Reply Claire February 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Your blog is great! I really enjoying catching up with you guys and all the lovely photos you out up. X

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