Lily Tessa




Archer Leo

Life lately: Where we're at

You hear about story tellers getting writers block. Well believe it or not it can happen to the casual blogger too! Who knew?

It’s not just been a couple of weeks of writing block for me now, it’s been coming up to a year. 
A statistic that kind of shocked me when I looked to see how long it had actually been. 

Week in pictures #43 - Christmas hols


20.12.19 - 06.01.20

Week in Pictures #42

29.11.19 - 15.12.19

Week in Pictures #41

10.11.19 - 17.11.19

Week in Pictures #40 - Ivy's first few weeks of life

We did it! We survived October half term with a 7 going on 17 year old, a pre schooler and a newborn!

Ivy is now 2 and a half weeks old, James' paternity leave has ended, the older two are back at school and nursery and I'm at home with the baby trying to navigate our new normal.

We're getting there. Slowly. There's beauty in the chaos and all that!

Here's what we've been up to during Ivy's first two weeks of life.

Worth the wait

Baby Ivy.

7lb 4oz

I feel complete.

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We're ready for you

Dear baby girl

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged your pregnancy in the way I did with your big brother and sister.

See, your pregnancy has been different to my others in that it's been 9 months of upset. To put it bluntly. Medical conditions that have drained me to the core and for my own sanity I haven't been able to talk about never mind write it down on here. I just haven't felt ready and I'm not sure if I ever will be. I hope you can understand.

It's not the way I envisioned my last pregnancy going because I so wanted to enjoy the journey this one last time. But isn't that just the way life works? Things can go tits up. And they quite often do. And this pregnancy has been the very definition of that but do you know what? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter one little bit because you're happy and healthy in there and I'm so in love with you already I cant even begin to describe.

Behind the Business with Artemis and Bess

As a serial 'small shopper' I decided to start a new series focusing on different small businesses by chatting to the often over looked faces behind them. Not only is it lovely to learn more about the businesses that I purchase from regularly it's also a great way of recommending these exceptional small shops to the wider parenting blogger community.

This week I am chatting to Nicola from Artemis and Bess. Artemis and Bess is a gorgeous online shop selling timeless gender neutral dressing up pieces for children old and young, a shop I would most definitely recommend for those children with big imaginations!

Week in Pictures #39

The summer holidays are officially done with for another year! Lily's happily back at school and Archer is all ready to start his first ever pre school next week, eek.  

The whole six weeks zoomed by in a blur of sibling squabbles, soft plays and the occasional bout of good weather, Actually I tell a lie, we've been pretty lucky with the weather this summer - plenty of sunshine and even on the greyer days its been hella warm, although that might just be my pregnant self talking ha ha.