A Family Summer 2016

How has the Summer been and gone? We’ve just gone back to work, and this term is going to hit us with a big bang! I’m going to do a quick round-up of the whole summer. You’ll soon see how crazy we were having not much time off at all!

We’ve had 46 days off, including the weekends, (I’ve had 38.5 days off as I worked a week and bit!). We’ve had four holidays or mini breaks, we’ve had days out, we’ve seen nearly all of our family. We’ve had Baby play dates, grown up play dates, gaming festivals. We’ve had 5 days at home, a few days at work and an utterly crazy school holidays! Keep on reading!

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When is the ‘right time’ to have another baby?

Is there a right time to have a second baby? Is it 1 year after? 2 years after? What is the perfect age gap?

I’m a mum of one. I’m absolutely certain that I want another baby but I have no idea when. I’m massively broody, that’s just the kind of person I have always been, and probably always will be. View More: http://waynerowephotography.pass.us/alfie_photos

How can this not make you broody?!

So deciding that we wanted a brother or sister for Alfie was easy. What’s not so easy is deciding when to start trying… Continue reading “When is the ‘right time’ to have another baby?”

“Some things happen for a reason”

A few months before I was due to go back to work, we started the terrifying task of looking for a childminder for Alfie. We struck lucky. Or so we thought. We found a lovely childminder that Alfie seemed to like and was available for what we needed.

You can read all about our search for Childminder no 1 and my guilt of going back to work here.

Unfortunately, just four and a half weeks after Alfie started with that childminder we had a text message, yes a text message, saying that she could no longer care for Alfie due to having a bad back and she would be terminating our contract immediately.

Nightmare! Continue reading ““Some things happen for a reason””