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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

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

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

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 I started writing this for you just before your first birthday but for some reason it sat in my drafts, unpublished.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

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

Girls 2nd Birthday Gift Guide

Having a birthday right around Christmas makes an already tricky person to buy for, even more tricky. Paisley, our soon to be 2 year old, falls right into that category. She already has so much that was Dexter’s or her cousin’s and we’ve just had…

December 26, 2017

Dexter, Now you are 4

Dear Dexter, Last month you turned four years old. I think this has been the first year you’ve really understood that you were getting a bit older, or bigger, as you put it. We spent the day before your birthday at Wicksteed Park in…

July 12, 2017

Happy First Birthday, Paisley

To my precious Little Lady, Today is your very first birthday. Yesterday, I watched you sleep on Daddy’s lap and I was surprised at how big you were, how much room you took up. It’s like you’ve grown in the blink of an eye. Where…

January 11, 2017

My Darling Son – Now you are 3

Dear Dexter, I recently read through the letter I wrote to you on your second birthday and it amazed me how much you have grown and changed. Your speech, your physical skills, your understanding of the world, it’s almost like you are an entirely…

June 4, 2016

Hip replacements, birthdays and growing a new human

Wow! What a couple of weeks its been. Some good news but mostly one thing on top of another. I could do with a rest! Both my Nan and my Mum have had hip replacements done in the last few weeks. Nan was starting…

June 11, 2015