Yesterday, I returned to work after taking 16 months extended maternity leave to have Pumpkin and to relocate to Somerset. Returning to work felt huge - my stomach was in knots, I wanted to cry at the thought of leaving Pumpkin at Nursery all day (the longest I have ever left him). This thought alone … Continue reading Returning to work
I have noticed over the past month, there seems to be a growing trend on many of the parenting forums of what I am going to call “Parent Shaming”. This is the numerous posts mocking other parents for yes, you guessed it being a parent. Last night on Facebook, I saw a post shaming a … Continue reading Parent Shaming
Since starting this blog, I have been asked a number of times why I refer to our son as “Pumpkin” and not his real name. There are a couple of reasons for this, Pumpkin is an affectionate name I often call him and have done since he was born and it seems the most appropriate … Continue reading So, why the name Pumpkin?
Dear Google Over the past year you have become a good friend to me, there for me in my times of need, moments of panic, and pure baby related paranoia. You never once laughed at the random things I searched, questioned my parenting abilities, or mocked my already growing worry that I was failing as … Continue reading Dear Google, (Other search engines are available)
The big move has happened, our little family has packed up our home in Margate; the home that we brought our tiny little pumpkin back from the hospital to, the home where we graduated from a couple to parents and the home which became a family home for the first year of Pumpkins life. Over … Continue reading Hello Somerset