“Emergency Ambulance. What’s the address of the emergency?” Words that you only hear when things are REALLY bad. Generally if you’re hearing these words it’s because you need help and you need it fast.

I spotted a trending hashtag on Twitter a few days ago which took me right back to my life only a few years back. The #Iam999 hashtag has been created by fictional police force “Bullshire Police” to celebrate the work of Emergency Dispatchers. Continue reading

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Eden at Nine Months Old

September. The leaves are turning shades of orange and brown, the air is (supposed to be) colder and the nights are drawing in. Pumpkin Spice latte season is in full swing at Starbucks and Eden is nine whole months old! At this moment, she has been out in the world longer than I was pregnant with her!

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When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough

You know when you have those days? You know the ones. Everyone has them. The ones where you feel utterly useless, hopeless and like you’re doing everything wrong. Today was one of those days.  Continue reading

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Family Photoshoot

I realised that we never shared the pictures from our family photoshoot a couple of months ago!

We headed out bright and early to meet our lovely photographer in the grounds of the gorgeous Greenwich Park. London is such a massive part of the story of Amy and I, that I loved that our pictures would be done here. It was a beautiful day, just as we had hoped, and the sun was shining.

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What Am I Supposed To Say?

Picture the scene. I’m on the bus with Eden. She’s doing her usual chattering at people, smiling and generally being cute. Someone gets into conversation with us and is asking questions about her. Then they say…

“I bet you’re daddy’s little princess, aren’t you?”

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Social Anxiety and Being Mum to “that” Child…

Those who know Eden know what a chatty, happy little girl she is. Eden is “that” child. You know the one. You’re on the bus, minding your own business and you notice a baby looking at you from their pushchair. Then they smile at you. Then they start babbling at you. You look away after engaging for a bit and then you hear “eh” or some similar “look at me” noise, which doesn’t stop until you engage with them again. Never mind their poor parents who are trying their hardest to distract the world’s friendliest child so that you can go on with your day. Eden is that child.


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Pokemon Trainer Fuel With the #HartleysYourLunchbox Challenge!

Pokemon Go fever is sweeping the nation. If you haven’t heard of this little game, where have you been? Seriously, what have you been doing? Walking through parks nowadays you will see lots of folk looking at their phone and actually talking to each `other!. “Found much?””nope. Just Weedles! Nothing but Weedles!”

Being the very best (like no one ever was) requires nutritious, healthy fuel and that’s where the Hartley’s Your Lunch box Challenge comes in!  Continue reading

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