parenting


Welcome back pumpkinella baby – back to blogging

Welcome back pumpkinella baby – back to blogging Panic is over everyone, I’m back! It’s been several months since I last published anything but I’m finally back to blogging, back to my passion, back to Pumpkinella baby. It seems like so long ago since my last post. I continued to write but I kind of lost some of my confidence and felt that my words were to personal and heartfelt to share with the world. Instead, I inadvertently started what might otherwise be known as journal. It helped me through a tough start to 2017 and hopefully has set a […]


Win a free C&G cuddly toy

As a first time mother, while I was pregnant with my daughter, I worried about pretty much everything. After 9 blissful weeks with just a positive pregnancy test result I started to get morning sickness. I googled and googled all the time to find out what was normal and what wasn’t. I didn’t know a person could feel so rough with such a special package growing inside them. As the pregnancy went on, I felt invaded and searched frantically for ways to cope with different emotions and my changing body. Once I was over the worst of the morning sickness, […]


A working mother’s internal struggles

Everyday that I say goodbye to my daughter and leave for work, I leave a piece of my heart behind. This is a little story about my feelings on being a working mother. Our bond is so much stronger than anything I’ve ever experienced before. I don’t even know when it started, maybe it was the day I found out I was expecting a baby. I was elated; my dream from a very young age was to be a mummy. It was overwhelming to know that this was finally on its way to becoming a reality. Fast forward nine months […]


Forget terrible two’s – let’s welcome awesome two’s!

My baby girl is 21 months old this August and I can’t believe how time has flown by. She’s full of laughter and adventure and loves to be around other children. She adds several new words to her vocabulary every single day and her diction is near perfect. I don’t know how we got so lucky with such an amazing beauty. With the new-found independence has come a struggle to be heard and understood. I can see in her eyes when she wants me to acknowledge something she’s said but as much of her sentences are still incomprehensible, I find […]


I don’t know how she does it

It’s official, ‘I don’t know how she does it’. Mum, wife, cook, cleaner, chauffeur, nurse, entertainer…I could go on. I’m genuinely in awe of mothers (and fathers) who seem to have it all so together. They have gorgeous children, go out on little adventures and play dates when the mood takes them and don’t get me started on the home cooked meals in perfectly tidy and organised kitchens. And no I’m not jealous, in case you can sense a slight hint of sarcasm. I’m not jealous; more than anything I’m confused about how they manage to do it all and not lose […]