Trying to be the light.
Read my Parents' Evening tips.
When random acts of kindness transform your day.
My name is Dora, I'm a mum of two boys and when they were little, I really struggled to give them medicine, especially my second baby. My first son was on reflux medication for months and I was always worried about hurting his gums with the hard plastic syringe.
We're all endlessly juggling a million plates, right? Being a parent means having less time and patience with of a lot more responsibility than ever. That's getting older generally, but the pro to all this pressure of adulting means being forced to become more ruthless with your time and energy, prioritising which plates matter most.
Peter and I had scheduled in a date night for Sunday night for a while yet when the time came round and the freezing cold set in (it was minus 15 or something or it felt it at least), fatigue from the weekend and the 'meh' feeling of 'we're just not in the...
I've not posted a 'Weekend in Pictures' for a while so I wanted to today.
I'm going to kick off this post being entirely honest (as I always am) and state that Sunday at Geronimo Festival in Leeds was not a fun day, overall.
Late last year I shared that my family and I were filming something top secret for telly and now, finally, all can now be revealed.
Stop sweating what other people think of you.
Wow, are the Christmas holidays over already?! What a break! Where to begin with what we got up to?! Firstly, RELAXATION was the name of the day, every single day, amigos.
This year, it must be stated, we've had the most incredible fun decorating our Christmas tree (below). Past years have seen me decorate our tree solo, or when little helpers have intervened, a few Christmas tree related disasters have followed: smashed baubles, twisted branches, tears over faulty twinkling lights and tantrums over tinsel I ended up binning (who likes tinsel over the age of 5 anyway?!)
I can't believe I turned 35 last Monday! Whoop the whoop! It's only just over a week in but so far, so good people!
As all you parents will know, it's rare to get 'couple time' when kids come along, and the last time Peter and I got a night away together was way back in June. A whole season ago then
I'm just back from a glorious and surprisingly sunny weekend away in Bath with my husband Peter.
Recently, I've found I've had to explain to a fair few people in the 'real world' what a blogging career actually means.
With Father's Day not far off, on Sunday June 21st, I'm starting to plan how I'll be spoiling the 2 main (grown) men in my life - my husband of 10 years, Peter, and of course the one and only Papa G.
I can't live without the strong female friendships in my life.