Kids & Parenting

What’s In A Name?

This is Cilla.  She’s a mum.  She’s also a stepmum. I don’t have any personal experience of stepmum life.  However, I do have family and close friends who have/are step-parents and these relationships vary greatly.  Some are fantastic.  Others are toxic. We all know about The Wicked Stepmother.  She hates her stepchildren, especially if they… Continue reading What’s In A Name?

Kids & Parenting

Daddy Do My Hair? – A Children’s Book Review

It’s not often that I come across children’s books that feature a Black girl as the main character.  It’s even less common that I come across children’s books that feature a Black girl and her father as the main characters.  So, how ecstatic do you think I was when I discovered the Daddy Do My… Continue reading Daddy Do My Hair? – A Children’s Book Review

Kids & Parenting

Yes, I’m a NICU Mum Too…(A Short Story) – Part Two

So, today, Kid 1 is 9 years old.  We bought her the new bicycle she has been banging on about.  We gave her a bag of sweets to take into school (sorry other parents of kids in year 4).  We took her to a well-known pizza restaurant for dinner this evening, cos she’s fancy like… Continue reading Yes, I’m a NICU Mum Too…(A Short Story) – Part Two

Kids & Parenting

Yes, I’m a NICU Mum Too… (A Short Story) – Part One

That is a photo of Kid 1 almost 9 years ago now.  She is just under 9 pounds.  She is in an incubator…in the NICU. I first posted it onto Instagram last year, on her 8th birthday, and spoke briefly about my experience then.  I also talked about it with Anya Hayes for her latest… Continue reading Yes, I’m a NICU Mum Too… (A Short Story) – Part One