Sunday, 28 October 2012


My poor little lovelies have all been full of coughs and colds this weekend, but despite them all feeling quite poorly they have been lovely and I have had very few complaints from any of them.  It is most unlike A to have a daytime nap, but she seems to have been hit the worst and so this afternoon she took one in the same place that I like to be when I am poorly - cuddled up with her Daddy - and as much as he hates it when his babies are poorly I think he was secretly quite pleased.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  MAYA ANGELOU


Friday, 26 October 2012


A & D are lucky to attend a nursery where the class is very culturally diverse and before they broke up from nursery for half term they made Eid cards.  When  I picked them up that day and they told me what they had been doing I asked them what they had learned about Eid.  A told me that it is a celebration and that they have to take their shoes off and wash their toes!  (Oh the things that children remember!)  She also asked me if we would be celebrating Eid.  I explained that we would not because Eid is celebrated by Muslims and we are not muslim, but that we could go and take the cards to our next door neighbours as they would be celebrating Eid and that if they had any questions about Eid they could ask their little friend next door or her mommy who I am sure would be more than happy to answer them.
So this afternoon they very proudly trotted off next door with Daddy to take their cards and I was very proud of them for being so happy and excited to celebrate people's differences. 

So following my children's lead can I wish all of those celebrating today Eid Mubarak.
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." ANGELA SCHWINDT

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


So here is Teeny during his first family meal and there's not a spoon or pureed vegetable in sight.  BLW rocks and I already have two children that are proof of that!!

To be continued.........

Saturday, 20 October 2012


I'm always the one behind the camera in our little family so there aren't a huge number photos of me with my little ones; I am getting better at rectifying this, but it is a slow process so I was so happy to see this photograph of Teeny and I that my mom took last Friday at my nephew's 18th birthday celebrations.

I don't know if you can see, but I am rubbing my chin on Teeny's head. I love to inhale him and feel his fluffy hair and soft skin on my face. I made the mistake with my older two of stressing so much when they were tiny that I remember very little about them being babies and I am determined not to make that mistake again because it is one of my biggest regrets and it breaks my heart.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Dear Teeny and Grace.
I hope you two always love each other as much as you do here; that you always look out for each other and have each other to turn to in difficult times.  You are truly blessed to be in each other's lives.
Love always
Mommy/ Auntie Rach xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012


I just wanted to squeeze in another babywearing post before International Babywearing Week is out.
We recently went to Woolacombe for five days without a pushchair .  (Oh how I wish I could live there.)  I should admit here that beforehand I was more than a little apprehensive about the prospect of not having a pushchair.  I am not sure why I was so nervous about it given that we rarely use it and that Teeny is less than impressed with said pushchair anyway.
Here are the results......

Needless to say it was a complete success and the pushchair won't be coming next year, but my beloved Moby might be replaced by a pretty woven wrap if I can manage to narrow down what I should be buying by then!
Anybody have any thoughts on what my new purchase should be?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


My wonderful friend Jade has blogged about me here and I want to say a huge thank you.   I feel so honoured to be labelled Woman of The Week by such a fantastic woman. 
I have never thought of myself as special or out of the ordinary; like millions of other people I just get on with things.  I do what I do and that is it.  I try so hard not to be materialistic, but I quite often end up feeling like I haven't succeeded because I have a tiny and very unfinished house; I don't have lots of qualifications or a high flying job and more often than not find myself counting the pennies. 
However when I read her post I couldn't believe that she was writing about me.  It focuses on my passions; my fantastic friends and family, wonderful husband and precious children as well as my volunteer work as a Peer Supporter and my desire to empower women during their pregnancies and beyond . 
This beautifully written post, a skill I never knew Jade had despite knowing her for more than ten years, was a real reality check for me; it has helped me to put lots of things into perspective and I will always be eternally grateful to Jade for facilitating that.


You may have noticed a long absence on my part and I feel the need to explain.
Firstly we were away in lovely Woolacombe and I don't like to be very contactable when we are away.  I take my phone, but only for emergencies.  Then, on our return home, with lots of jobs to catch up on and blog posts to write, I found that we were without internet and this lasted for a whole three weeks.  I tell you I felt like I had lost a limb!
Anyway we are now back in the land of the living and I have so many things to update on, but I am making no promises I am afraid.  You'll just have to keep your eyes peeled.

Monday, 8 October 2012


After seeing this post on My Name is Beth I was reminded that it is International Babywearing Week this week so it provided me with the perfect opportunity to post this picture of A wearing her baby, Bella.

The photograph was taken about a month ago during a walk to my sister in law's.  I was wearing Teeny so A promptly asked if she could wear her baby.  Cue me running around the house trying to find something to use as a wrap for her and in the end I plumped for one of my husband's scarves.  Needless to say she loves it and he won't be getting that scarf back in a hurry!