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Category Archives: 2018
Getting Outside, Eden and Me.
This time of year is one of my least favourite times. The days are short, the nights are long and it is COLD! Also, I feel like we end up outside a lot less than we do in the spring, … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged climbing equipment, early years play, Mental health, outdoor play, park, physical health, playground equipment Leave a comment
My Mum, Eden and Me
Eden has a grandmother that she will never meet. My mum passed away when I was nineteen – nine years before Eden was born. At the time of her passing, her never meeting my child wasn’t something I really concerned … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged biology, eden, grandma, grandmother, mum, parental death Leave a comment
Eden, Doctor Visits and Me
A few days ago was mine and Amy’s eighth wedding anniversary. Eight years since our civil partnership, which is crazy. What is funny is that neither of us actually remembered until Facebook told us on the day! As it turns … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged .doctor visit, cervical cancer, child, medical, smear test, toddler 2 Comments
Making Potty Training Fun with Family Seat
We’ve been potty training with Eden for what seems like forever. We’ve been following her lead and trying to let her do it in her own time, but isn’t it frustrating? One of the things that have annoyed me most … Continue reading
Posted in 2018, Review Tagged family seat, potty, potty training, review, toddler, training 2 Comments
Fear As A Parent.
When I became a parent, I expected stress. I expected absolutely all consuming love. I expected a challenge like no other. What I didn’t expect, though, was fear. Well, I expected a little bit. I didn’t expect it to be … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged anxiety, car accident, fear, loss, parenting 3 Comments
That “V” Word and Me…
I grew up calling it a tuppence. I’ve heard Lady Garden, bits, privates, snatch, front bum, money box (?!) and many other cutesy names for that part that all of us that are biologically female have: a vulva. We’d said … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged anatomical name, doctor, genitals, girls, real names, vulva 1 Comment
Reverse Mentoring & Me
A few weeks ago, I signed up at work to “reverse mentor” a member of the executive team. The advert from the Chief Executive read “Could you be my mentor? We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and committed mentors (working in … Continue reading
Posted in 2018, work Tagged Diversity, equality, inclusion, lgbt, mentoring, reverse mentoring, university of nottingham, workplace Leave a comment
Anxiety and Me
“But you look fine! You should just be more positive.” People have this idea of what anxiety looks like. They have a preconceived notion of what somebody who suffers with anxiety should be doing or saying. Even doctors have a list … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged anxiety, anxiety disorder, Mental health, struggling Leave a comment
Keeping Sun Safe With Vision Express
Eye health is not something that has always been top of my agenda. I didn’t get my first eye test until I was eight or nine years old and that was when I got my first pair of glasses. Nowadays … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged eye health, eye test, Sun, sunglasses, sunshine, vision, Vision Express Leave a comment
Our Trip to Pittsburgh
We have friends all over the world, some of whom we met through our infertility journey. Despite the warnings as a teen to be careful online and such, some of my favourite people are those that I have met on … Continue reading
Posted in 2018 Tagged feel at home, holiday, IphoneX, photographs, Pittsburgh, review, three, vacation 1 Comment