Today was my first day at work after over a year off. I had been quite nervous about it. Nervous about leaving Emily. Nervous about my ability to get ready on time whilst looking after Emily. Nervous about being awake enough to do some work. Nervous about missing her and feeling out of place after … Continue reading 1st August: And back to work
After my Sunday afternoon shit show my friend suggested we meet in York for cake and sympathy. Emily and I were supposed to go swimming beforehand but Emily was up for a lie in and therefore so was I. We met at Hilda and Jane's near the City Walls on the Racecourse side of town. … Continue reading 10th June: A better day
Another day in York so obviously I made sure to have my phone with me. I've been feeling a bit down this week and was due to meet a friend, when she messaged me mirroring a few things I was thinking I thought sod it...let's use my afternoon tea vouchers and have a treat. Carpe … Continue reading 3rd May: Bloody LOADS of photos
My phone cable conspired against me yesterday and wasn't plugged in properly overnight. When I set off in the morning I had less than 10% battery 😱 Luckily I was on time and found my friends at the train station as planned so didn't really need it. And it meant I didn't have the opportunity … Continue reading 2nd May: No bloody photos
Some days I own the title single mother with pride. Single mothers do everything and that makes them extremely capable and strong, who can't be proud of that! (...gets a bit more depressing from here I'm afraid. Click on the title for more.)
I feel like there are set times in your life when it is easiest (and most important) to get a really good friendship group which is normally school, uni, babies and if you're lucky work. When I was pregnant I really felt the pressure to make Mum friends, everyone seems to act like NCT is … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: a Daisy Appreciation Post
"everything will be alright in the end, if it isn't alright it isn't the end and things can only get better"
Today we went for our third Gingerbread meet up, there were a few single mums and their little ones. I really enjoy the Gingerbread meetings, I love my group of Mum friends from my antenatal group but they are all happily married to dedicated fathers and although they offer sympathy / anger as appropriate it … Continue reading Gingerbread and single mum friends