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Word of the Week #4

My latest Word of the Week was captured in a magical moment at the dinner table on Friday night. We’d just started eating when out of nowhere, completely unprompted, Little Miss gleefully shouted ‘appy’ and beamed at us both. It was just lovely.

And since the week as a whole has generally been a very positive one, with work deadlines met, fun times playing at the park – watching our little girl grow in confidence – and today a big family gathering for a birthday, I think Little Miss couldn’t have put it better than…


This post is part of the Word of the Week linky run by fellow blogger Jocelyn over at The Reading Residence. The idea is very simple, every week you come up with one word to sum up your week.

My previous words have been Can, Relieved and Midnight.

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Categories: Mummy memories, Toddlerdom, Word of the Week | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Lift off from the list!

Muffin with number one candle onOk, here goes… first post! As the name of this blog suggests, I’m a new(ish) mum who finds herself writing a fair few lists.

Secretly I love a list. They make life feel that little bit more under control. Only problem is, many of the items on my lists have a tendency of staying there far too long, this blog being the perfect example. It went on a list around 18 months ago, shortly after my darling daughter was born! It had good company, there were a whole host of other fab things I thought I’d be able to fit in while I was on maternity leave that, once the baby haze kicked in, never made it further than the pages of my notebook.

But (drumroll), this particular project has now finally made it off of a piece of paper and into cyber reality. Well done me! And the best bit? Being able to tick it off the ever-growing ‘to-do’ list of course!

I hope this blog will encourage me to get more things ticked off our family wish lists and perhaps give others a few ideas along the way. It will also be a space for me to record and make sense of the trials, tribulations and, most importantly, joys of parenthood. I hope you’ll join me.

And I’d love to know, what great ideas were on your ‘things to do while on maternity leave’ list that never saw the light of day?

(Thanks to Marcus/ for the image)

Categories: Motherhood, My 'to-do' lists | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

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