A Snap in Time

A Snap in Time- Siblings

I remember watching Ella playing, before Sam was even a thought in our heads, and thinking, "Oh, sometimes she seems quite lonely! It really would be nice for her to have a sibling!" We were worried when Sam turned out to be a boy, that Ella would be angry and upset that we didn't present… Continue reading A Snap in Time- Siblings

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A Snap in Time- Park Fun

Tuesday was a day where the fun of the Easter break ended and the return to a normal routine began. We have approximately 12 weeks or so remaining until the end of the school year. Yes, I am counting down to the Summer holiday. I had told Ella, at the breakfast table, as an incentive… Continue reading A Snap in Time- Park Fun

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A Snap in Time- Family

This past weekend I encouraged the members of the Embrace Happy Facebook group to Get In The Frame and take a family photo. Mums spend far too little time being IN family pictures mainly because the picture taking responsibilities fall on our shoulders. If I hand Mark my smartphone to allow me to be in… Continue reading A Snap in Time- Family

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A Snap in Time- Ella

I am amazed some days with how quickly my little girl is growing up. Ella is 5 going on 25 in some respects but thankfully is still silly and goofy and wild like all nearly-six-year-olds should be. Yesterday we had a morning out as a family. We drove into Stamford to have a proper breakfast… Continue reading A Snap in Time- Ella

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A Snap in Time- Me

The last year and a bit has been challenging, frustrating and fulfilling all rolled into one. After having 2 children between 2008 and 2011 and battling post-natal depression in 2012, I feel that I have come out the other side stronger and ready for action. In January of this year I finally had the operation… Continue reading A Snap in Time- Me

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A Snap in Time- Bedtime

Most nights we have a fairly predictable bedtime routine. My husband comes home from work, we have a family dinner, we go upstairs for baths, get in pyjamas and have a bedtime story. Most nights I lay down with Ella to have her read her school reading book to me and often I read one… Continue reading A Snap in Time- Bedtime