Raising a child without a village – why bringing up a baby away from family is SO hard

Raising a child without a village – why bringing up a baby away from family is SO hard
Anyone who has a baby will know how important it is to have lots of friends and family around you to help out and support you as you adjust to becoming a new parent. Me and Oli live 2 hours away from our parents and all of our childhood friends. Even though we haven’t lived there for about 6 years, since Leo came along the subject of moving back to be closer to our family has come up in conversation multiple times.
Starting a family while away from your own family can be difficult at times, here’s why…

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How to look after your mental well being by writing a ‘to don’t list’

How to look after your mental well being by writing a ‘to don’t list’

Yes, you did read that right.

I am a woman of lists: to do lists, shopping lists and now, blogging ideas lists. To do lists help me keep on top of everything going on and even if there is loads of stuff to do I always feel like having it written down makes it seem more manageable.

Anyway, we all know the purpose of the do list but this post is all about writing a to don’t list and how this practice can help improve your mental wellbeing.
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Easter fun

Easter fun

What a beautiful bank holiday weekend we are having! Did everyone have a lovely easter yesterday? After giving up all sweet things for lent, I must say I am still feeling pretty sick after my massive chocolate binge yesterday.

It is safe to that between the 3 of us we probably had enough easter eggs to stock a small shop!

Did anyone take their children on an easter egg hunt? I still think Leo is a little bit too young and stuff like that would just go over his head…so we made our own fun instead! View Post

You know you have a toddler when…

You know you have a toddler when…

Over the past few months I have watched Leo change from a baby into a little boy right in front of my very eyes. It is amazing to watch him learn and grow, I can’t believe he’s 19months old already!

Like most children his age he is very mischievous, cheeky and some of the things he does just completely baffle me. I have compiled a list of 5 tell tale signs you are living with a toddler. View Post

Hello, hello…

Hello, hello…

How are you?

Hi everyone! Please excuse the Mr Tumble reference, that programme has become far too big a part of my life recently and I just couldn’t resist.
I just thought I would write a quick post to introduce myself, my family and let you know what this blog is about.

So..

My name is Wendy and I’m 23. I have been married to my husband Oli for nearly 2years and we have a 19month old son called Leo (we also have a Tom cat called Blue, I am massively outnumbered). I graduated from Swansea uni in 2012 but any big shot career opportunities were put on hold when I fell pregnant in the December. I love being a mummy and up until 6 months ago I was a stay at home mum. I am now working behind a bar a few nights a week and I suppose not much is different in the parenting department except that I miss out on bath and bed some nights. View Post