She has such a movie star name doesn’t she? She’s worthy of that and SO much more. It’s been such a long time since I blogged about this princess. Truth is; I just haven’t had the strength to blog about her because to be honest, it’s mentally draining. She has, and is going through so… Continue reading Ava Appleby
So many people time and time again question how I do it? Do what? Be a parent, a mum? I just do, just like every other mum I know. The days you don’t hear from me, the days I lay low are the days I admit to myself that it’s overwhelming, that I need time… Continue reading Carer vs Mother
Easter! 🐰🐣 Well, Easter is another time of year we can’t just celebrate and give milky bar eggs to all the children. It may seem stupid, but it hurts. It is heartbreaking to watch Ralph and Steven get excited about the Easter bunny, chocolate and all the little things children enjoy. Of course we don’t… Continue reading Easter
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
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…