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Dearest Bridget on your Second Birthday

Dear, Sweet, Little Bridget, I often feel a whole new type of parenting guilt when it comes to you.You don’t get to stay asleep when we need to get Dexter to school. Your afternoon naps are arranged around taking Paisley to preschool. Your toys…

June 15, 2019
Family

A letter to Dexter on your 6th Birthday.

I wanted to always write you these letters. I want both of us to be able to look back on your life and see the chances in you documented and cherished. My first born, you seem often conflicted and confused and I wish I…

June 4, 2019
Family

Paisley, now you are three.

Dearest Pais,  You are my wild child. You drive me batshit crazy most days with your antics… but I wouldn’t change you for the world. Every morning, you wake with giggles and smiles, not just for me and Daddy, but you go off in…

January 14, 2019
Family

Dearest Bridget, Now You Are One

Bridget, you sweet little thing. I started writing this for you just before your first birthday but for some reason it sat in my drafts, unpublished. I’m sorry. I know, being the 3rd child, it might seem that you are always left til last…

August 31, 2018
Family

Bridget at 10 months

Not surprisingly, I missed Bridget’s 9-month update so rather than writing that one late, I decided to get her 10 months one done instead. She’s growing up so fast and as cliche as it sounds, I really don’t know where the time is going.…

April 15, 2018
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Paisley, now you are 2.

To my sweet, sassy Paisley on your second birthday, I’ve never been sure how to be a girl mum. I don’t like pink and I’m not a girly girl, and I hate that girls are targeted with all that sickly stuff in shops. People laughed when we found out you were going to be…

January 11, 2018
Family

Bridget at 5 months

Dear Bridget, Your 5-month update is coming from a different angle today. Today I want to apologise. Your birth order is not your fault. It’s not your fault that you are our third child but being last often means exactly that. Last. You are the…

November 15, 2017
Family

Bridget 4 month update

I’m a little late to the game on this one. Having three children is starting to catch up with me. And I think that’s mainly because Bridget is now on the move. Gone are the days where I could put her down and she would stay where…

October 29, 2017
Family

Snapshots and Scenes – Sept 2017

Well, I’m back joining in with Snapshots and Scenes. It’s a linky I joined in for the first time last month and is a way to gather up all those little bits of video that you film throughout the month and make them into something beautiful. I’m…

October 6, 2017
Family

Fun ways to help your child learn tricky sight words

Not long after starting school, your child will start to learn phonics. Phonics is the sounds that letters make in words. Dexter started school a month ago and is really enjoying learning his letter sounds but his teacher has recently told us about words…

October 5, 2017