Author Archives: apparentlymad

About apparentlymad

Full time Mummy to 4 lively little monsters, Joseph, Lola, Gabriel and Lana


Usually I live in a fairly optimistic way, I’m very grateful for my children and always realise things could be much worse. Occasionally something happens which feels like a slap in the face by one of their conditions. It’s normally … Continue reading

Posted in November 15 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Now there are four.

It has been a while since my last post, life got in the way but I’m determined to start writing more. We have now welcomed a beautiful new arrival. Lana Katherine came into the world and our family on 2nd … Continue reading

Posted in March 13 | Leave a comment

A beautiful blessing.

When I met Luke we knew from the word go that we wanted children together. Our meeting was special, there was a bond and we knew we were meant to be together. He is my everything and that was certain … Continue reading

Posted in June 12 | Leave a comment

Bye bye, boot.

Memories are important, especially when you’re a parent. Nothing compares to the memory of the first steps, first words, first day at school, but for me the most important memories are the wonderful things you weren’t expecting. Those sneaky kisses, … Continue reading

Posted in December 11 | Leave a comment


I finally took the plunge last week and enrolled at college. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a while but wasn’t necessarily looking to start studying just yet as I wanted to wait until Gabriel was a little … Continue reading

Posted in September 11 | Leave a comment

Baby led weaning

A few friends have asked about this over the past few months so here is some more information. Baby led weaning means letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning. There’s no purees, no mashing, no bowls … Continue reading

Posted in September 11 | Leave a comment

What’s in a name?

A few people have asked how I came up with the name, Apparentlymad. So this is where it’s from. It all started when I was first noticably pregnant with Gabriel. People would look at me, my 2 young children and … Continue reading

Posted in August 11 | Leave a comment

Extended rear-facing

If you were to ask those closest to me, what am I most passionate about, it’s this. Keeping children rear facing for as long as possible. It’s a stage in every baby’s life, often an exciting one for the parents … Continue reading

Posted in August 11 | 1 Comment

Facebook page

I have now set up a FB page to accompany my blog. It will include small posts, updates, reviews and can also be used as a┬ápage for advice and help for other mums or mums to be. Please search for … Continue reading

Posted in August 11 | Leave a comment


I hate using buses with the kids. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful for public transport, especially as I don’t drive and rely on it most days, but it’s such hard work. Standing in all weathers relying on the … Continue reading

Posted in August 11 | Leave a comment