An inspiring read.
For the latest Wonderful Women I'm speaking to one of the most inspirational people I know whom I'm also honoured to call a friend too.
I'm excited to welcome Dr Juliet McGrattan, GP, writer and runner extraordinaire to Honest Mum.
This weekend was gushingly one where I literally kept thinking, 'Wow I'm so happy, I'm so lucky'...stick with me...You see we are all so busy rushing around aren't we, running from here to there, working, hustling, multi-juggling that these last few days went by a bit slowly in comparison and allowed me to truly take stock.
The web is a one big, mammoth collection of info, and despite there being some dark and scary corners to avoid, it’s pretty important your child has access to all its wonders when the time is right, of course. My son Oliver has just turned 5 and with my guidance, plays a few online games on the Cbeebies website and together we search YouTube for old Batman episodes and music videos he loves (Hello Pharell)!
I wasn't sure whether there was any point in having Oliver vaccinated when the offer first came through for a flu jab last year.
For those who follow this blog know, the last few years or more have seen me become a full time professional blogger.
I was actually going to name this post as 'The Americanisation of my son' with maybe the use of 'z' not 's' in Americansation to be, well a little ironic.
Life is always busy with two kids and a freelance career but I pride myself on having the children in a routine-not a super strict, crazy routine but a healthy one where dinner is at a similar time each night, where we sit down as a family to chat, laugh and sometimes shout (it's the Greek way of talking) before we start winding down for bedtime.
My darling little man is 4 today ( I know what you're thinking/! I look too young right?! Why thank you) Ha! But seriously now 4? 4 feels insanely grown up for a tiny little baby I had in arms, well, 4 short years ago.
Duh duh duh...the truth about going from one to two kids... A lot of broody friends of one, have been asking me recently what life is like with two kids so I thought I'd write a few things that we've personally found changed for us as a family.
It seems that as soon as kids start school or preschool in my case, another holiday crops up and I'm responsible for the entertainment. I'm not sure we can have another week sponsored by Cbeebies after doing nothing but watch the box and nurse colds over Christmas, so in spite of the weather I'm hoping to get the boys out and about!
Yesterday my baby child turned 3! 3 whole, flipping years! It seems like yesterday I brought him home from hospital all tiny and sweet (now he asks me questions I can't answer like, "If lions can't talk, why can Raa-Raa, Mama?" Well Cbeebies, what have you got to say for yourself?
Wow, a big day for a big boy. Forget big today was massive. Momentous. Huge. Like the opening ceremony of the Olympics or when Robbie left Take That (then rejoined 15 years later)...Drumroll... It was Oliver's first day at preschool... although anyone would think it was my first day at school, I was so flipping nervous.
Oliver as a toddler makes drop scones!
Since becoming a Mama, a couple of my friends have mentioned in passing that they would love me to be their Mum because I’m so fun (how cool is that?)
You have lofty ideals about what you will and won't do with your imaginary children. Then the reality of parenthood nappy-slaps you off that pedestal. Things I promised my pre-baby self I'd never do: