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Ramblings of a mother navigating through the minefield of parenthood

  • Three years

    January 12, 2020 by

    Phew. We made it. We survived another year of marriage. And this year that really is how it’s felt for us: survival. We went into the last year of marriage with me four months pregnant and no idea how we would manage with two children under two years old. We were in a state of… Read more

  • Festivities and Resolutions

    January 1, 2020 by

    What an overwhelming time of year the Christmas and New year period is. There’s always so much happening and so much to prepare and remember, such big breaks to routine. It’s the time of year I most easily empathise with a toddler because it is tough having so much going on all of the time.… Read more

  • Six months of Jack

    December 8, 2019 by

    Six months of loving you. Six beautiful, easy, delicious months of having you in our family unit, of you completing us, of you smiling all day every day. I felt as though I didn’t want another child as Alice began to be able to communicate. She was articulate quite young and our bond was like… Read more

  • Ghosts of anxieties past

    December 1, 2019 by

    This week I had a real lightbulb moment at the extent of my anxieties with Alice, and it was in an environment I visit every year. It has become an annual tradition for the last 6 years for my mum and I to go to the Bath Christmas markets together, and when Alice was born… Read more

  • Life after loss

    November 24, 2019 by

    **Trigger warning – Baby loss** Part 2 of 2 Three years ago, we lost a baby. That week, the day before I was due to go wedding dress shopping, I started bleeding, and I knew deep down that this time it was different. It was so red, there was so much, and it was so… Read more

  • Baby mine…

    November 24, 2019 by

    **Trigger Warning – Baby Loss** Three years ago, in August 2016, Matt and I conceived our first little baby. Our life was a wonderful, blissful bubble. We were so lucky; we decided we wanted to have a baby and I managed to fall pregnant in our first month of trying. We had no concept of… Read more

  • Second Child Problems

    November 17, 2019 by

    “Meh, second child problems!” I chuckle as Jack gets left in the car forgotten about for two hours. OK, that hasn’t happened before you panic, but that is how I feel when I think ‘second child problems’. I pretty much use it to justify all sorts of mild neglect that poor Jack has to endure!… Read more

  • Ginger Rage

    November 10, 2019 by

    Matt has a terrible temper. I have a terrible temper. So it really should not have come as much of a surprise to us to discover that we have generously passed this fantastic character trait on to our daughter. Even so, this last week has been really tough. I wish I could know what’s going… Read more

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