I fell in love with this bright statement pencil skirt at Octer. All items originally Boden but purchased through the Octer site who helped me out with this outfit. You can find the top here and shoes (which would look great with jeans too! here).
Last year I read a poem/blog post that resonated with me SO MUCH. It's here to read if you fancy it (and I recommend) but I thought I'd share just a few lines below:
It's hard and it's wonderful and its tiring and exhilarating and so so joyful and lonely and fulfilling, at times hilarious and also both the hardest and easiest thing I've ever done. It gives me purpose I never felt before and I sense of who I am and want to me but sometimes it bores me too. Sometimes I hate 'stay and play', or feel bad I've never taken Mabli to a baby class. Sometimes I watch my kids playing or have a conversation with Wilf about the world that makes me want to shout from the rooftops how amazing they are and this journey is, how proud I am and how they blow me away with their goodness and their wonder at the world.
Sometimes the idea that we as parents are in charge of helping these beautiful innocent spirits grow is overwhelming and the guilt when I feel like I'm not doing it well is so crushing. I wonder if we're doing this right, I know that we are not perfect at it (who is?).
It's all about sharing I think, whilst my idea of a play date is more having a cheeky glass of wine with a mum friend one afternoon rather than a soft play centre its all about having that support. I started this blog before children, but as soon as I became a mum I relied on it, for support, for shared experiences. To record the good (and there is so much good) and the bad too.
I've been accused before of being too positive (I even wrote a post here about why I try and be positive). It's true, I like to focus on it the most, but it's also OK to get to the middle of the day and say you can't wait for it to be over ;)
Images by Lauren Jayne Hall
I also featured the poem in this blog