It’s inevitable. As kids grow, they become more and more aware of the world and what’s happening around them. It can be tough to realise that as a parent you’re no longer the sole influence on your children’s lives. So how do you cope when your children start to lose their innocence?
There is one main reason I don’t always blog as often as I’d like. I mean, let’s be honest, there are lots of reasons… Insufficient hours in the day. Laziness. And sleep deprivation to the point that I can’t actually formulate a coherent sentence! (Yes they’re 2 and a half, no they don’t sleep through 😬) But the main reason is the fear that what I’m writing is nothing special. So how do you carry on and keep writing when you feel like you’re just not standing out as a blogger?
So I thought I’d share my twin birth story. This is Part 1, all about induction and labour. You can read Part 2 which focuses on the delivery here 🙂
Do you find yourself needing a break from your children sometimes? I would have thought it was a perfectly normal and healthy thing really! But it would appear that some people would strongly disagree…
The other day I started thinking about how as a parent, you just never know when the last time you’ll do something will be. And the fact is that if you have one child or multiples in one go, and you know you’re not having any more, those last times are even more poignant. Every last really is a last. In fact, every first is a last too. All those bittersweet child milestones are even more bittersweet when you’re only on this journey once.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that we went to Camp Bestival in Dorset. You’ll know because I’ve been banging on endlessly about it and spamming non-stop with photos 🙊 Now, I’m quite aware that the photos I’ve posted make it look like we had THE most amazing experience… However, this is an example of one of those times when the reality is quite different to the carefully selected Instagram snapshots 🙈 It was all quite a bit trickier than it looked, mainly because we are complete novices! At camping full stop – never mind with toddlers in tow! I thought I’d share what we learned in case it’s useful for anyone. So here are my tips for taking toddlers to festivals!
When the twigs were smaller, I once had a lady say to me that the reason they got chicken pox was because I didn’t breastfeed them. Struggling to breastfeed my twins when they were first born had been a deeply painful and upsetting experience for me. So I’ll be honest, what she said really hurt.