Now I am forever trying to encourage my daughter to learn new words, we regularly sit down and I get her to repeat words – good words. The amount of times I have to repeat words like ‘butterfly’ only to be answered with ‘flutterfly’ or ‘cuddles’ when I ask her to say ‘puddles’ even Peppa Pig hasn’t helped me out with that one! However if I am in a different room and I quietly say a naughty word in she comes running and shouting her new found word, not only has she managed to hear it but it is the most perfectly clear pronunciation ever!
When I found out I was expecting I was adamant before I even dived into the parenting books that there were certain habits that I wouldn’t pick up… nearly 3 years later I think it is safe to say we are actually doing them all! Damn this parenting is harder than books make out! 5.…Continue reading 5 thing's I vowed to never do as a parent.
“But you don’t look ill?” That is a remark I get from loads of people when I explain I live with Epilepsy. The truth is the majority of the days you cannot even tell I have it – you can’t tell anyone has it unless they have a seizure and that is what makes this…Continue reading Epilepsy – The hidden monster.
My darling this is one letter I didn’t want to write, one topic that shouldn’t even exist. You see, the world as we know it is changing, there’s more violence now than there used to be when I was growing up and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down any time soon.…Continue reading Open letter to a little girl in a big scary world.
People ask why I’m so afraid of dogs on a regular basis, so I thought I’d put the record straight, I’m not afraid of dogs as such I just get flashbacks of past experiences. When I was 14/15 my boyfriend at the time and his family went to their family friend’s home. The dogs were…Continue reading It's the owner not the breed.