There was HUGE excitement in the Cuckoo household last night as we arrived home from holiday to find two, rather large, boxes awaiting our return! I do love the suspense a big box arriving on the doorstep brings, however, this time, I knew just what to expect inside, and know of a little boy who … More Brown paper packages…
The Cuckoo Mama is one! Today! Happy Birthday to me! Wow! And what a twelve months it’s been! Goodness! It’s strange to think of turning one! In some ways it all still seems so incredibly new to me yet, in others, I can’t imagine not spending my nap times writing; tapping away on my trusty … More Let’s learn to sail this ship…
In parenting, one of the first things I discovered was that everything is all about stages. A mum’s time is occupied with varying, constantly changing, time consuming needs from birth onwards. It’s initially all about feeding, then weaning, progressing to the, backbreaking, hours spent finger walking and now, the latest phase I’ve entered; loitering by … More Pooping amidst the perennials
My little boy became a little less little this month, and his mama became just a little less required; pre-school has begun. Wow! It’s been in the diary for a while now, the dates confirmed, the settling in days agreed and the milestone fast approaching, and then arriving. It was, ergo, with a little hand … More He’s a little less little these days!
I like to think of myself as an amusing person, someone with a modicum of wit and a decent sense of humour which, sometimes, hovers on the precipice of highbrow. I’m fond of a laugh and of making others chuckle too. I was therefore in my absolute element when I recently read that, at around … More Beans beans are good for your heart…
I love watching my son. It’s delightful observing him play, seeing him run and jump, witnessing his interactions with friends, adults and animals; reminding myself to take time out, to be a spectator of his world, and the little being he is in it. As a mother, I’m fortunate enough to have a front row … More Go Forth & Fly
It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! I currently have a toddler who can be bribed to eat broccoli, by the promise of a mince pie, a husband counting down the days until he’s feasibly allowed to eat brandy butter, we’ve hosted 13 adults, three under threes and two dogs, for a full sit … More “First we eat, then we do everything else” M.F.K Fisher
I was recently involved in a lovely series, organised by The Baby & The Boardroom, in which various mums were asked to write about a day in their life. As well as a bit of fun #ThisMum has also offered a real insight in to the lives of other mums and showcased a whole range … More #ThisMum
Rather humblingly, excitingly and incredibly proudly, The Cuckoo Mama has been nominated in the 2018 UK Blog Awards or #UKBA18 as the cool kids are calling it! Having only begun my blog in May, this year, I have been utterly overwhelmed with the response, support and relative success I’ve had. It’s been a cathartic, fun … More UK Blog Awards 2018: A vote for lil ole ME?
I’ve a little bit of an issue with Christmas this year, I must confess, which is most unlike me, as I’m usually a very big fan. I’m a veritable Mrs. Claus, in fact, that’s who I want to be when I grow up, and I’m thinking I’d do a pretty good job of it. I … More A bit of giving back, me thinks