She’s so smiley.

I got quite possibly one of the biggest parent compliments the other day. Bolshy madam P was in full form, running around with a remote control that she was pretending to be a camera, pointing it at everyone and shouting "say cheese" at the top of her voice, everyone jumped to her request and fake…

No more drama.

At one point my life was filled with drama, it was becoming a regular occurrence for something stressful to happen, so much so that I'd wonder how I became trapped in a soap opera lifestyle. Then I walked away from it all, but the drama didn't stop, in fact it never really will. People love…

To do together.

When I had a little girl, so many people said, "Ooh a little ballerina like you" or "ah you'll be pleased, another little dancer" truth is, I didn't care, I was just glad to have a healthy, happy baby arrive safely into the world. Truth also was, I didn't know what she'd become, I still…

It’s tradition.

This morning we had the first of this winter's warm bowl of porridge breakfasts, we were sat at the table together, drinking milk/tea *delete as applicable listening to the radiator (toddler P speak for radio) as we have done since weaning began. It's our breakfast tradition on my days off work, we sit together at…

Quality time.

Lately toddler P has been a nightmare, she's pushed and pushed and as much as I've pushed back, it's been draining. She's tested the boundaries. We started potty training a couple of months ago and she flew, within a few days she'd more or less cracked it, ok she had the odd accident but that's…

I’ve got your back!

Being a mum is hard, being a single mum is hard, I say it time and time again because it's true. This morning I woke up to a wee soaked toddler that had wet her bed, she'd groggily not made it off the bed in time and was upset with herself crying that she wanted…

Sit down with me.

This weekend toddler P has started calling me Mum, not Mummy, Mama or any other baby lingo term for mother. But mum. I'm not ready for it and I keep correcting her. I thought the mummy stage lasted longer, it's still cute the way she says it but I'm just not ready for her to…

Mean Girls.

I'm sure we've all fallen victim to the Regina George clique during our teens, but what about when the mean girls strike when you're an adult? This famous film highlights how cruel and bitchy high school girls can be, how hard it is to "fit in" and be yourself when everyone is expecting you to…

He knew.

I was having a bit of a reminisce last night, I have a folder in my inbox of all the emails my dad ever sent. It's a document of all our exchanges whilst he lived abroad. I don't have the heart to delete them, I never will. So last night I was reading through and…

What would Dad say?

I find myself talking about how my Dad would react to things, I talk about what he would do if he were here now, what he'd say and what he'd think about things, life and people now. I know he'd be proud, I know he'd be so pleased I've made some of the life choices…