Over the past 14 months of writing All Things Spliced, it has been a labour of love. It’s my second little baby, something I’ve nurtured and fed and pushed forward with despite it being tough at times, despite my confidence wavering every now and again, despite sometimes wondering why I’m even bothering. But through it… Continue reading All Blogged Off
It’s no secret that Mrs Lighty’s brain ain’t what it used to be. I’ve written previously about the fact that as mothers, our brains are so completely overcrowded with thoughts of our offspring that there’s not much room for anything else. This is why, all too often, when it comes to the likes of holidays,… Continue reading Bilingual Baby Brain
One of the delights of blogging, something which I didn’t foresee when I started up All Things Spliced just over a year ago, are all of the virtual friendships that Mrs Lighty has struck up with other bloggers along the way. Some of you I’ve met in ‘real life’ and others I only ‘know’ through… Continue reading Introducing #HappyLittleButtons!
“To travel is to live”, so the famous Hans Christian Anderson quote goes. And for many a year, Mr and Mrs Lighty have lived to travel. Seeing new places and experiencing new cultures enriches the soul and refills your spirit in a way that nothing else can. But as we’ve just discovered, seeing the world… Continue reading To Travel with your Child is to Live
You may recall that there’s already an All Things Spliced post with a very similar name to this one. You may also be wondering, therefore, why I put myself through this, time and again. Well aside, from creating great blog material (obviously), shopping’s just one of those things, isn’t it? Just one of those necessities,… Continue reading How to Outlet Shop with a Toddler in 15 Annoying Steps
When Mrs Lighty was pregnant, she definitely had a vision of herself as a bit of a hippy mum. You know, the earth mother type, with a baby permanently attached to me in the sling, going on wonderfully educational outings – to places that enrich the soul with the experience they bring to both mother… Continue reading Cloth Bummin’
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
Without meaning to sound big headed or smug, it’s a fact that Mrs Lighty passed her driving theory test with full marks and her driving practical test first time. And I can say that without sounding big headed or smug when I follow it up with this next statement: I absolutely hate driving. Like with… Continue reading Shut Up and Drive
Shortly after giving birth to Baby Lighty last year, Mrs Lighty had the hair brained idea of starting a blog. How difficult could it be, juggling new motherhood and what has now become my second baby, my blog?! And so, in my sleep deprived state of anxiety, a year ago today, I resurrected the blog… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learnt from a Year of Blogging
It’s a funny business, this parenting malarkey, isn’t it? Quite literally both ‘funny haha’ and ‘funny peculiar’ at times. You find yourself doing and saying things that you never thought you’d have to do or say. I love talking to Baby Lighty, I love hearing him ‘talk’ back, especially now that he’s starting to repeat… Continue reading “Don’t get Annoyed if you’ve put a Bunny on your Head!” and other ridiculous sentences I never thought I’d say!