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We Survived Our First Holiday As A Family Of Four

Over the last two weeks we have been on our first ever holiday as a family of four. It has been a time of immense joy, but also one of heartbreak. It has been a time for reflecting both inward and outward, for making discoveries about ourselves and each other. The children adored seeing Mickey…

It Wasn’t Intentional….

There are so many things I’ve done differently as a second time mum. Some of them were intentional: I bought less clutter, and ignored more advice. I learnt that juggling two was hard, but less hard than I thought. I realised they would both have to learn to wait. Having done it in my own…

Being A Mum Is Lonely

This week Number One has been away, and with her our structure. As a second time mum, there are many things that are easier. But perhaps the one I hadn’t really thought about until now, is that the second time around being a mum is considerably less lonely. I had forgotten that no matter how…

The Pressure Of School Holidays

I am exceptionally lucky, being a teacher I have never had to worry about childcare during the school holidays. I can’t imagine how hard it must be – especially during the summer – for parents who have to juggle the costs and logistics of childcare. So I take my hat off to the millions of…