To Alyssia on your second birthday, I am feeling so many mixed emotions this week as you turn two years old just like I did with your first birthday but for some reason I feel so much more emotional about the fact that you’re turning two. How has it been two whole years already? The time has absolutely flown by and I can’t help but be sad about the fact that I’ll never get this time back with you. Over…

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The past few months have been hard and since christmas I feel like I’ve really been in a winter slump that I can’t seem to snap out of. I’ve heard of the winter blues but I didn’t think it would ever affect me as much as it has. I’m really looking forward to the spring/summer now and I cannot wait for a little bit of sun. The dull days are taking it out of me even if I’ve not done…

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My little girl turns 2 next week and despite her showing signs since 18 months old, we still haven’t fully started potty training. They say not to force it and to let them do it when they’re ready so that’s what we’re going to do. Alyssia can tell me when she’s done a wee and will often help herself to a pull up from the cupboard but she still doesn’t know when she is going to do one. I’m sure…

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Happy Valentine’s to my first real love, my baby girl. You think you know what love is when you’re a teenager but you don’t, not really, not until you have a child of your own. Not until you have someone running around shouting “I love you mummy” and demanding kisses (and food) all day long. Alyssia never was the cuddly type, she always hated kisses and loved her own personal space but now that she’s growing up into a little…

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Valentines Day is fast approaching and this year we might actually be celebrating it, maybe with a nice meal (obviously at home, we’ve got a toddler c’mon) but even so, I can’t wait to have my ‘once a year’ candle lit dinner. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that this is my 4th Valentines with Rob and whilst neither of us are the ‘lovey dovey’ type, it’s nice to make an effort now and again…

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