2nd June: Thought I would try something different and just cry and cry

If you read my last two posts you will be aware this was a joke. This is not different, I cry a lot. I went to a barbecue at my ex's parents house as I want Emily to get used to his mother as she will be looking after her a couple of days when … Continue reading 2nd June: Thought I would try something different and just cry and cry

Alternative Mum survival tips

I am trying to avoid all the standard recommendations (sleepyheads, swaddling, white noise machine etc) as Emily saw right through all of them. Instead here is my list, it is quite specific to me and Emily and probably not that practical but I think they're all good tips! Snuzpod v Snackpod Emily was NOT sold … Continue reading Alternative Mum survival tips

5th April: Loving the little things (or trying to)

I am still feeling yesterday's bad mood. Frank spent all night on and off barking and whining because he wanted to be in the room with us so now I feel exhausted and sad at how unsettled he is. I'm also stuck in that 'I did not sign up to this' particular mood where I … Continue reading 5th April: Loving the little things (or trying to)

4th April: Ranty McGrump Face

I really enjoy the Gingerbread charity single parent meet ups, but if you read my earlier post you'll see how it got me really wound up today. I think I'm just having a bad day. Emily is normally a good sleeper, she feeds a lot but doesn't make a fuss and falls asleep easily. Last … Continue reading 4th April: Ranty McGrump Face

1st April: A standard Monday

I think Frank has a love hate relationship with Emily where he thinks she is interesting and loves the offcasts from weaning but also resents her space on the sofa and attention she takes. I often find myself squashed on both sides from them. My husband will soon be taking Frank to live with him, … Continue reading 1st April: A standard Monday