“Get your kid off the dance floor”

It’s 8pm and we should have left the house an hour ago to ‘show face’ at a family birthday bash. The little lady has already gone into meltdown resulting in me throwing the towel in and asking my boyfriend aka Daddy Babe to go it alone and ‘represent’. He slipped a disc earlier that day…

Motherhood – The Taboo

A few months ago I was signed off with work related stress. I’d started the job when the little lady was 11 months and stuck at it for a year and a half (missing out on quite a lot of milestones). The satisfaction of working and providing for us was constantly overshadowed by the guilt I felt every morning…

5 I do’s for taking your child to a wedding

Taking your child to a wedding can be like throwing the cat amongst the pigeons. Having attended a few weddings with my little lady as my +1  I’ve unearthed a few tricks to making the day more manageable for the single parent. Here are my top 5 do’s for the big day. 1. Do have a…

Losing your virginity after having a baby.

The last time I stressed about sex was 15 years ago. Back then a million things ran though my mind; I can’t believe this is actually going to happen! Will it hurt? Will he enjoy it? Will I enjoy it? What if it doesn’t fit? I struggle with super tampons! What if I’m not like…

Baths are bad!

Baths. Sanctuary or sewer? Sanctuary right? I thought so too. It had been a long day, I hadn’t showered and to be honest I stank!  That said, there’s something strangely satisfying about your natural body odour.  It’s a novelty to let yourself go in world where cosmetics, deodorants and sanitisers are rammed down your throat….

“I’m quitting” and repeat.

Three life changing words right there, which I think about a lot.  I rationalise this in my head at least 3 times a day and it follows the same pattern. This job is WAY too stressful. I hate this job. Who even cares about <insert task at hand>? Like who ACTUALLY cares?! We’re not solving…

The Writing’s On The Wall

The writing’s literally on my wall. I like art. I can appreciate pretty drawings, cool photography and of course my daughters scribbles. Today, during colouring time a staple ingredient was absent. Paper. I was distracted when my boss phoned.  “We need to change our process”, “we need to look at the bigger picture”, “we need to add value”,…

6 reasons to love Tinder

I’ve been single for over a year now and it’s fair to say the past year has been a bit of an eye opener for me in the dating world! This is predominantly down to Tinder.    Why is Tinder so great? 1. If you (like me) are strapped for time it’s a good way…

The “D” word

Hearing my princess call out “Daddy!” fills me with a certain amount of guilt. Without going into the details of my relationship with my daughters father I know that raising her alone is for the best. Legalities also mean he has limited access. He chooses to use none of this  access and chooses not to…

“Help!”

When your child begins to form words out of goo goo gaga, it’s like hearing “Man In The Mirror” <insert own song here> for the first time, overwhelmingly beautiful. You feel so much pride and love for this miniature person. That is until they learn words you don’t really want them to say. Swear words…

5 annoying things we’re all guilty of

1. Caring too much about what others think. How frustrating is it to overanalyse something you said that makes others think you’re a freak from another planet. Don’t we all hate that annoying feeling of… Does he like me? Do they like me? Do my work mates like me? Does my family like me? Do…

I’m Missing Out

Premieres, gigs and parties were amongst a few of the things I thought I’d miss when I had a baby. But… they’re not. The thing I miss the most is one that hadn’t crossed my mind when weighing up my pre baby and post baby life. I miss my daughter. I miss the year I…