A picture-perfect morning until the photographs arrive

“Hmm, she’s not going to stop crying,” said the photographer. “Can mummy be in the photograph too?” It was the moment I had been dreading. Yet, unfortunately, one that I had not given much thought to before leaving for crèche and school this morning. “Photographer – crèche – 8.15am” had been buzzing an alert on … More A picture-perfect morning until the photographs arrive

Transitioning from breast to bottle and behind the “bonjours”

This post looks at what lies beneath the “hellos” and “goodbyes” of the daily school run and my mixed emotions transitioning from breast to bottle. … More Transitioning from breast to bottle and behind the “bonjours”

A birthday weekend with elephongs and blue cack-teurres

Despite the sum of all its parts not being exactly zen, this weekend was, overall, a warm-fuzzy-feeling generator. It is Super PG’s third birthday on Sunday and because he’s having a “party” with his friends at the local soft play centre that day (stuffing cake followed by some careering around and extreme bouncing), we decided to … More A birthday weekend with elephongs and blue cack-teurres

Momentous day: little “coquinette” has a big bottle of milk

On Tuesday 22 September I walked into the creche to pick up Super PF and was warmly greeted not only by her incredible “yay, there’s my mummy” smile, but also a joyful, sonorous chorus from all the creche ladies, which went something like: Creche ladies: “Votre petite fille est super!” (Your little girl is fantastic.) Creche Co-directrice … More Momentous day: little “coquinette” has a big bottle of milk