I’m not ashamed or afraid to hide behind mental health. If you have read my blog I’ve shared some dark times. When I was pregnant with Jasper, the decision was made to keep me on the highest dose of mood stabiliser. The pros outweighed the cons, with little risk to a baby in utero, a… Continue reading Dejavu part 2.
A week ago we welcomed our fourth child in to the world, it’s hard to imagine that when I started this blog it was initially only about my family with two children but now year after year we welcome new additions, this however, will be the last! So we welcome baby Jasper; a very healthy… Continue reading Dejavu Part 1.
I was so looking forward to Christmas in the Appleby household this year. Ava being three and so much more advanced than she was last year I was hoping she would enjoy and grasp the concept… Oh how wrong I was. She knew things were going on, but nothing could prepare me for the morning… Continue reading That Time Of Year Again
It has always been a childhood dream of mine (pretty sure it’s all kids dreams!) To visit Disneyland. We were extremely fortunate to be given an all expenses paid holiday for the whole family. Ava visits a hospice called Little Havens and they offer respite for the whole family, they allow her to be a… Continue reading Disneyland
Something I always feel really bad about is that when you have a medically fragile child, if you have other children that are seemingly “healthy” their illnesses are never really that bad. I often find myself saying “oh it’s just a cold”, “just a little virus”… But this week I felt really guilty. My youngest… Continue reading Poorly Ralph
I haven’t done a blog post in a while, I update my Facebook page regularly but that mainly focuses on the golden girl herself, where as this space is mine to tell all about my life and my little family. — if you ever want to check out my fb page it’s @avaappleby2014 😉 So… Continue reading New Start
sit thinking alot about how my life has taken a complete 360 since 2013. I love how Facebook has this amazing way to transport you back in time and remind you just how much you’ve let yourself go… Alot. How you’ve given up trying to make yourself look good or even caring . I used… Continue reading Beautiful Chaos
Recently I’ve noticed a few things that are really grinding my gears… Now, don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to choose how to market their campaign or their business BUT that said I can’t help but notice a few things that upset me. For example, I’m not saying that I want my daughter to… Continue reading Different, But Loved No Less #breakingthestigma
When you were born and we learnt of your condition(s) I lost all hope. Any dreams and aspirations that I had been playing out in my mind for the last 9 months had gone. I didn’t believe that any of that was possible, I fully and whole hearted believed you would be better off if… Continue reading To My Daughter…
In today’s society you see women and celebrities flaunting their washboard post baby figures just weeks after welcoming a new arrival. The reality is most of us don’t have the money nor time to invest into personal trainers, chefs, oh, and a nanny to look after the brood whilst you tend to your postpartum pouch!… Continue reading Postpartum