I fell pregnant with K when I was 22 years old and at that age I was a bit of a binge drinking, party animal. I loved going out with my friends, on the weekend, to a pub and/or club. On an evening, during the week, I could often be found in my local pub stuffing my face with steak and huge ice cream desserts followed by a few glasses of wine. I had a carefree attitude and I was free of responsibility, life was great and I loved it but my life was about to get even better. When K was born, my life changed drastically, then came J followed by Z and I came to realise that there were things about myself that I was just beginning to discover, things I really never knew about myself.
Half term is approaching and with it comes Halloween! K is so excited for Halloween this year and it is the first year that she actually understands the concept of Halloween, she keeps telling me that she wants to dress up as a zombie. So, as I’m pretty sure most parents do, I’ve been scouring through Pinterest to find some crafts to do with the kids to keep them busy through their week off of school and nursery. My aim was to find crafts that you could do with everyday objects around your home so that you didn’t have to go and buy anything specific because I know how annoying it can be when you find a craft to do but you don’t have any of the supplies.
Ever since J was a baby he went through some pretty tough stuff. He was diagnosed with eczema at 2 weeks, his whole body was covered with sores, dry and cracked skin. It was heartbreaking to see, knowing there was nothing I could to take this away from him. When he was 6 months old, J was diagnosed with an egg allergy after a reaction to scrambled egg. He still has the allergy, which we manage by keeping him on an egg-free diet, but the eczema is still around – thankfully it’s no longer as bad as it was once.
I never know where, or how, to begin with these things but a few friends suggested that my first post be an introduction to who we are and why we’re here. I’m no longer comfortable with revealing too much about my children’s identities after seeing a few shocking things online recently, so I do hope that you can forgive me for the anonymity.