Family · Parenting · pregnancy · Rhyme

Dear Mummy To Be…

My wonderful younger cousin came to visit me a couple of weeks ago, and she is happily expecting her first baby in a couple of months.  Just chatting with her I could feel her excitement, nerves and anticipation, and as a mum of two little ones I felt compelled to share a little bit of… Continue reading Dear Mummy To Be…

Family · Motherhood · Rhyme

To Mum. From a Mum…

For the mountain of crusts that you cut from my bread. For that treat that YOU wanted, But gave me instead. For each time I woke you because “It was dark!?” For endlessly pushing the swings at the park. For the singular sprout that you put on my plate. For the tears you held back… Continue reading To Mum. From a Mum…

Family · Humour · Parenting · Rhyme · Toddler

Hoodwinked!

T’was a morning like no other when at twenty five past six, A little girl peered sheepishly across her Weetabix. She paused for just a moment as she thought of what to say, Then whispered “I don’t want to go to nursery today”. Which came as a surprise as she had so far loved to… Continue reading Hoodwinked!

Family · Parenting · Rhyme · Toddler

And then it started to snow…

Saturday 16th January – A bit after bedtime…. The last time it snowed here was 3 years ago, But you were so tiny you just didn’t know. You can’t have been more than a few short months old, Wrapped up in a snowsuit all safe from the cold. But we bought you a sledge as… Continue reading And then it started to snow…

Christmas · Family · Rhyme

Save “Crimbo limbo!”

It’s finally happened, Christmas has begun. Our homes are enlightened with magic and fun! Santa delighted our girls and our boys. The whole world is fizzing with chocolate and toys. We’ve time to reflect now on what we’ve achieved, The day was successful, our tots all “believed.” So now to relax and just soak up… Continue reading Save “Crimbo limbo!”

Christmas · Family · Humour · Rhyme

Merry Christmas x

December! The very best month of the year. A twinkly time filled with love and good cheer. For one single month we can wake up at six, And chomp on a choccy before Weetabix. It’s twenty fifteen, and my tots (one and three), Are making this advent so special for me. We started our month… Continue reading Merry Christmas x

Family · Rhyme

So we visited this stately home…

My friend’s little girl had a day free from school, so invited us out. (The kind hearted fool). We gave it some thought and we found Brodsworth Hall, with beautiful gardens, all crisp in the fall. We loaded both cars and set off for the day, an excited convoy of two all the way. We… Continue reading So we visited this stately home…