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Interested in Pinterest?

The wonder of social media… Last week I thought I would just quickly have a look at Pinterest.  A minute later I had registered and was pinning, liking and sharing away!

It’s addictive and smoother, more sophisticated than facebook.  I love Pinterest and will be sharing lots of things.  Starting with the very first picture I have uploaded myself. Image This picture has been created by Kelly Lewis who has also experienced HELLP syndrome.  What a great idea to get the word around!

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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The Stuff that Childhood Memories are REALLY made of!…

We’re in the garden at Grandma and Pop’s and cousin Molly asks Pop if she can take our little bear to see the den she built.  Pop says it’s been cleared away but suggests making another one.

Excited, Molly disappears through a hole in the hedgerow.  Our little bear wants to follow her.  Pop also disappears through a (bigger!) hole in the hedgerow!  I part the branches and guide our bear thorugh while Pop offers her his hand to guide her through to the other side.

It’s like stepping through the garden equivalent of the wardrobe into the farm equivalent of Narnia…

Pop is gathering small branches from the ditch and before we can blink our bear has grabbed a big branch and is clearly determined to drag it to the den site herself!  I offer to help but she point blank refuses and with steely determination, she says, “I’ve done it!” and runs back to where Pop and Molly are to get some more branches!

With the den built, we go back through the hedge and play ball games and blow bubbles in the garden.  As a child I remember aspects of growing up on a farm being magical.  Although you don’t necessarily realise it at the time, you’re in quite a priviledged position.  Building dens at the bottom of the garden, having a ride on a tractor at the drop of a hat, feeding next door’s cows…  Now that our little bear has this world open to her, we embrace it and let her get on with it.  

Truly the stuff the childhood memories are made of!

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

Thank you.

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Seeing red…

It started on the hands and rapidly spread to the whole body.  Our poor little bear was a poorly little bear.  It’s times like this that, as a parent, you dread.

Our bear gets very clingy when she’s poorly and this was no exception.  With a fever and diarrhoea thrown in for good measure, I slept in her bedroom with her for a few nights.  Otherwise no one would have got a good night’s sleep and her recovery (and ours!) would have been considerably longer.

Thanks to modern medicine, she is now back to normal: back-chatting, teling us off and generally being a cheeky monkey.  

Thank goodness for that!

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

Thank you.

 

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Hitting the right note…

Yesterday I posted the following status update on facebook: Funny Mummy Moment! Telling mum and dad that our little bear holds her fingerd differently on the piano keys to other children the same age, because shes seen daddy play – dad says “it must be in the genes”. Quick as a flash our bear says “no, im wearing a tshirt!” priceless!!! 

…well maybe it is in the genes.  

It’s true to say that we’ve encourage our little bear to be creative from newborn.  I took her to music playgroups from a few months old.  I read to her from newborn while I was on maternity leave.  Granted, it was only cloth books and board books but she’s always been surrounded by books.  Now, at nearly 4 years old, she loveds books and visits to the library.  Myself, my sister and my Mum all love books too.  Me and my hubby are firm believers in letting children express themselves through creativity.  For that reason, we’ve encouraged her to play our piano from an early age.  In fact we’ve got a video of her at around 6 months old banging down on the piano keys.  Fast forward to now, and how she hits the keys with more precision.  It’s lovely to see.  She ‘plays’ along with hubby whe he plays ‘Old McDonald’ and other children’s songs.

My good friend has just started his own venture called Orchestrate School of Music.  You can visit his facebook page here.  He says: “I have over 20 years of experience of playing a number of instruments and also in Music theory having worked through the ABRSM theory syllabus. 

I am now taking bookings for new students who wish to learn Piano, Keyboard, the niche instrument of electric organ and theory. I am also looking for interest in learning the Alto Saxophone and Trombone for which I will soon be taking bookings.”


So please show him the support he deserves.  Thanks

 

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

Thank you.

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Seeing stars!

Wow, our little bear is ‘Star of the Week’ at pre-school… for the 3rd time!  We’ve come such a long way!  I remember like it was yesterday – 
Finding out we were pregnant
My bump growing and feeling the kicks, seeing the outline of a foot/hand/knee
Going to hospital 3 weeks before the original due date and a week before the planned c-section
Vividly hearing our bear cry for the first time
The midwife holding our newborn bear up for me to see

Then came – 
The weaning, crawling, walking, babbling, talking, teething (can’t forget that and the nappies. Ah, the teething nappies!!)
My return to work
Her first day at pre-school

Getting on for 4 years later and our little bear is a big bear!
Every single day we lover her more and more.  

Now she –
Runs, answers back, tells us off, tells/reads us stories, does so much with us.

Our bear is star of the week for the 3rd time!  I make absolutely no apologies for gushing proudly.  She loves her mummy and daddy and we love her!  She makes us laugh, smile and she makes us so so so proud! 

 

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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