Daddy Daycare

In the almost-a-year that Baby Lighty has been here, there’s only been a handful of times when he’s been looked after by anyone other than myself or our lovely childminder, including Mr Lighty. When Mr Lighty has looked after him, it’s normally been for just a couple of hours while I’ve been at WI or… Continue reading Daddy Daycare

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

The Parenting Laws of Sod

There are very few things in life that are as uncertain as parenting. As a parent, you constantly find yourself second guessing – and often judging – yourself with every move. Should I really give Calpol for this ailment? Should I have given Calpol when I decided not to?! Have I over fed him today?… Continue reading The Parenting Laws of Sod

In Search of the Perfect Childcare

It was never going to be a happy new year when 2016 started with my quest to find the perfect childcare for Baby Lighty. As readers of my previous post will know, I’ve already been very emotional about the end of my maternity leave, but the closer to the end I got, the more I… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Childcare

A Maternity Leave Well Spent

It’s with a heavy heart that I type this post. I really can’t believe that my maternity leave is coming to an end! It’s been fabulous having 9 months off with Baby Lighty – and a month off before that, when Mrs Lighty was the size of a starter home and could barely do more… Continue reading A Maternity Leave Well Spent