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
One year ago, I was in Labour, which wasn't supposed to happen as I was booked in to have an elective C Section 4 days later, at a set time, with no, I repeat, no labour pains! However, no matter how much I was repeating the mantra "this is not how it is supposed to … Continue reading Pumpkin is One
This weekend an unwelcome visitor arrived, unannounced...and by the look of things she is here to stay for a few days. Unfortunately, this visitor does not take the subtle and unsubtle hints that it's time to leave, as my family have made other plans. I'm sorry, but this time my unwelcome visitor, you are just … Continue reading An Unwelcome Visitor
I have toyed with the idea of writing about the adventures of becoming a mummy to our wonderful little pumpkin and living with Lupus; which likes to rear its ugly head when I least expect and want it to. However, time has flown by for the past 11 and a half months and I have … Continue reading I need a little time…for me.