Beaches and Birthdays

Does anyone else have weekends that are jam packed? Event upon event upon event? Well last weekend was one of those weekends for the Lightys. In fact, last Saturday was a big first for Baby Lighty: it was his first trip to the beach! Technically, he has had a couple of trips to the coast… Continue reading Beaches and Birthdays

The Secret Sisterhood of the Awesome Mothers

Mrs Lighty was once told that when you become a mother, you’re instantly initiated into this super cool club where lovely ladies bond together over the one thing they’ve instantly got in common: their little darlings. At the time, we were wading our way through the murky waters of infertility, and I remember thinking that… Continue reading The Secret Sisterhood of the Awesome Mothers

Time Flies

There once was a new mum called Mrs Lighty, who had no idea what she was doing and even less of an idea about how to feel about being a mum. Tired, hormonal, overwhelmed and anxious, this new mum would often think about the life she’d left behind her, a life whereby all she had… Continue reading Time Flies

Swimming, Sleeping and Skeletons: a Week of Firsts

One of the reasons Mrs Lighty started this blog was to document the early days of Baby Lighty’s life. So when you have a week of firsts, it’s important to blog about these, right? And that’s exactly what we’ve had here at Lighty Towers: a week of firsts! With Baby Lighty’s first Halloween, first time… Continue reading Swimming, Sleeping and Skeletons: a Week of Firsts

Mama Mail: From Mamas with Love

I swear my 4 and a half month old is already going through the terrible twos. In the past week Baby Lighty’s little personality seems to have come on in leaps and bounds, and with it he seems to want to let the whole world know that he’s here. Which apparently means that he’s developed the full blown… Continue reading Mama Mail: From Mamas with Love

Willing but Unable

Is it just me, or are some new mums just so bloomin’ capable? By this I mean those new mums that just seem to pop out a baby and take to this parenting malarkey like they’ve finally fulfilled their life’s destiny? Like they’ve actually been doing it all their lives? They’re confident and competent and… Continue reading Willing but Unable

The Hand-Me-Down Baby

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I’ve recently become a huge fan of the hand-me-down. I’ve never been adverse to a bit of second hand – our dining room table was once one of Mummy and Daddy Hatchy’s wedding presents, for example, and one of my favourite possessions is my replica Bush vintage… Continue reading The Hand-Me-Down Baby

The Mummy Olympics

Is there a sport more competitive than parenting?! When I was pregnant, I assured myself that I wouldn’t get sucked into the game of comparing my little bundle of joy with other bundles of joy not of my making. But then, of course, we had the most beautifully perfect, brightest bundle of joy in the… Continue reading The Mummy Olympics

A Social Media Mummy: an Ode to my Facebook Friends and Others!

Every new mum needs a support network around them. Just as in days gone by, today’s network will often consist of parents, grandparents, friends and family alike. But nowadays there’s a new breed of mummy: the social media mummy! I’ve been struck over the past 7 weeks – and well before that, if I’m honest –… Continue reading A Social Media Mummy: an Ode to my Facebook Friends and Others!