For my girls on their first birthday I have decided to write them a letter in digital form. As they get absolutely everything together I thought I would write them individually. I’d like this to be a tradition but I don’t know if I’ll manage to write one each year. So I’ll start with year … More Dear Dorothy, on your first birthday.
“So what are your plans about going back to work?” I hear this a lot. People don’t think anything of it and nor should they. But for me it’s actually not that simple. For me there’s no “going back” to work because I never actually started working! I mean, I’ve obviously had jobs before when … More Hi I’m Kate, and I’m a stay at home mum.
Since becoming a mum I have learnt so much about myself. I have discovered aspects of my personality I never really knew existed… or maybe they have developed since I’ve been in this new stage! One of my new found personality traits is determination. I have realised that I have so much more drive and … More Determination
Today I went to a new class with the girls. I really enjoyed it but there was something niggling in the back of my mind whilst I was there. You see, my girls are 9 months old now. Yet there were babies there who were 7 months old who were already crawling! There was a … More Comparison
Today we took the girls out past their bedtime. Not for very long but it was clear that they were tired. We sat in a coffee shop and they gradually grew more sleepy. I could see Margot was getting a bit cross so I took her from Josh so he could talk. She gave me … More Privilege
I found out I was having twins a year a go today. I realised I’d never written an account of how it happened so I decided to write it now! I was just over 13 weeks pregnant. Our scan was on a Friday morning, so Josh and I decided to go for breakfast beforehand – … More I’ve got a surprise for you…
I make no secret that I’ve never been a very maternal person. That being said whenever I thought about having babies I always imagined breastfeeding them. I never particularly knew anyone closely who breastfed but I just thought it was natural and therefore it must be easy! When I got pregnant I started researching everything … More 5 months of breastfeeding twins!
I have decided to start a new series on my blog called “being mum” which is going to be about my take on motherhood at each different stage of the girls’ lives. I guess they will be quite small age gaps as the girls are young and changing so much but eventually will become yearly! … More Being mum: newborn
Whilst I was pregnant I was reading a few blogs by mums and heard about this concept called “mum guilt”. It essentially meant when you’re a mum and you feel guilty because you don’t feel like your child is getting the best. It can be if you buy something for yourself and you feel guilty … More Mum guilt is real
I don’t know how long it will take me to write this post since I have 2 newborn babies, am recovering from major surgery and find the whole thing troubling emotionally to go over in my mind. When I found out I was pregnant it was a huge shock, when I found out it was … More When things don’t go to (birth) plan