Thank you, I’m grateful.

This one's a positive one. As I've overcome the difficulties of recent years, losing my dad and ending my marriage, and also the joy of having toddler P. I've learnt a lot about people. I've learnt who and what matters most and about having let people go and walking away. I've learnt about accepting people…

I am that mum.

As I as write this the friend that I'm referring to is going to chuckle and know I'm meaning her. We joke about her obsessive cleaning (yeah I know she does it for relaxation-the weirdo) and how she's always got an immaculate home. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm also a lover of a tidy…

I really love you mummy.

Toddler P has replied to me when I tell her I love her for awhile now, her usual response is either, "I love you" or "yes" when I say it. I also tell her she's my favourite and best friend to which she has often replied with "yeah, I am" and a cocky nod of…

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…