Blogs

Sleepless Night

Do you ever get to the end of the day and feel totally and utterly frazzled?  Like your brain is outside your head and you’re holding it trying to stop parts of it from falling through your hands and disappearing...

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Wind the Bobbin Up

Have you ever wondered why it is we sing such bizarre, action-packed songs to babies? I’ve never given it much thought until the other day. As play therapists, we are ethically required to have supervision. This ensures our emotional safety...

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Peace, be still

Time is definitely a healer, right? This may be so but it’s definitely not a remover. Yesterday was national premature...

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Smashing Pumpkins

I had planned a beautifully photographed, step-by-step recipe, but I’m afraid life happened and I had to make and photograph...

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I see the light

Being a mum comes in all shapes and sizes.  There are so many wonderful experiences and so many challenges.  So...

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Endless love

Love. What a tiny looking word with such a weighted and complicated meaning. Prior to having kids or even getting...

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Into the Unknown

There are so many instances in life where we venture out blindly hoping that we make it through.  A new...

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Mama

One of the lovely things about being a mum is there is this unspoken understanding and acceptance that we are...

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Brambly hedge

As a kid, I have a fond memory of going blackberry picking with my mum the first weekend after school...

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To boob or not to boob

Too much, too little, on-demand, engorged, painful, sore nipples, forever hungry, mastitis, blocked ducts, embarrassing leakage, breast pads, exhausting, emotional,...

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You just gotta ride it

Neonates.  What an all-encompassing, all-consuming, emotionally exhausting experience.  I’m finding it hard to find the words to say to describe the 19...

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Canvas of Life

After a chat with my family last night and having been asked the question “have you got any news” and...

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Choux stopper

Last week I said that I’d share the recipe Daf and I created as one of our “date jar” activities,...

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We never change

Daf and I have never been particularly good at “date night”.  Early on the pressure to do something super original...

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I will survive

A couple of weeks ago we had a zoom catch up with some lovely folk and heard about all the...

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Make a memory

So here we are again.  The days are long, the weeks even longer, but the moments are still there.  As...

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I’ve gotta feeling

Yesterday was a tough day.  Second day of home-schooling.  First day of proper “lockdown”.  At the end of the day,...

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Hope

I don’t want to say much today.  I feel too much is being said.  So just a very little pause...

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Learnin’ the game

Today I am sitting looking at the laptop and having what I’m going to call a “blogging blank”.  I feel...

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Park Life

Before becoming a parent one of the things I used to resent was standing, freezing my butt off, with other...

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Be thankful

I feel confronted by a challenge at the moment, and one I have to admit, I don’t yet have the...

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January Friend

I tend to find January a bit of a tough month if I’m honest.  It’s cold and dark and often...

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Whatever next?

I have been reminded this week of the importance of journeying through parenthood with others.  It’s something I’ve mentioned before...

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Our daily bread

Creativity, experimentation, an awakening of senses, connections, celebrations, enjoyment, fun, laughter, family, necessity, daily, basic need…what do all these connotations...

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Deck the halls

If you’re anything like me when your kid brings home a delightful hand-crafted decoration from school, you’ll do the classic...

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The way you make me feel

Happy, sad, angry, scared, disgusted, excited, surprised, jealous, amused, bored, frustrated, embarrassed, shy, joyful, puzzled, relieved…the list goes on.  Emotions...

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Only Mummy

It can be very challenging/frustrating when you just want to get something done so you give your bundle of joy...

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Do you believe?

My mum informs me that when I was a little girl she had to tell me that Father Christmas wasn’t...

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Mum Guilt

Earlier this year I heard someone answer the question “what would you do differently in life” as follows: “ I’d...

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Autumn Days

I am so incredibly grateful that a season as worthy as autumn follows the summer.  Saying goodbye to the warmth...

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Bubble Pop

Hasn’t it been nice to have the sun over the last couple of days and appreciate the warmth of it...

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Sunday Blues

Sunday afternoon blues…how many of us get that weird sinking feeling as the weekend draws to a close and the...

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Run Mummy Run!

“Not enough time”, “no inclination/motivation”, “too tired”, “no childcare”, “not sure what to do”.  These may sound familiar.  Fitting exercise...

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Peanut Butter

(Can you believe there is a song about peanut butter?!?! In fact, there are loads!) There is an absolute definite...

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Express yourself

Are you the kind of person that takes words for face value or do you read between the lines and...

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Sweet Dreams

“I love sleep.  My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” Ernest Hemingway Anyone else...

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If at first

Have you ever heard of the expression “Achilles heel”?  So, it turns out my Achilles heel is quite prominent and...

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All grows up

Life is a journey, not a destination.  A journey usually means changes in direction and scenery along the way.  Surely,...

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Summer Holiday

As August draws to a close so do the end of the British summer holidays.  The mornings and evenings start...

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Stargazing

“I think he just wanted to be noticed” – Billy Bixbee from There’s no such thing as a dragon Why...

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Old Paint

Ahhh, the summer holidays.  I wonder how you read that “ahhh”.  Ahhh as in “help” or ahhh as in “phew”. ...

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