Choked up and no sign of guilt…

Today I was really choked up.  Not only did I pick our little bear up from the childminder’s and she was perky and happy (after having a proper stinker of a cold for the past 2 days), but after getting settled back at home, I went through her changing bag as normal, to find out what she had been doing there.

Next to her record book was another, brand new book with her name on the front.  Wow!  Our little bear started with the childminder on 21st July 2010 and I remember clear as anything pulling her record book out of her changing bag that first day and reading that she had “settled in really well”.  Each and every time we collected her from the childminder’s we enjoyed reading what she had been doing that day.  It’s a bit different now because she can tell us herself, which is amazing in itself.  

So, that’s one thing that is most definitely NEVER going to be thrown out.  When you flick through it, you see how she developed through the months with her activities, from ICT toys helping co-ordination, to reading, to painting, to role play and acting out scenes from ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.  It’s a little treasure trove.  What it makes me realise is that she’s absolutely completely and utterly thrived there.  After my book ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’ centred around my experience of pre-eclampsia and hellp syndrome, my next book in the next few months is going to be centred around the subject of avoiding guilt as a working mum.  This book is testament to my belief that you should never feel that guilt.

 Only yesterday, we found a little envelope in her changing bag with an invitation to her friend’s birthday party.  That friend, Megan, is mentioned every single time our little bear is asked what she’s done at the childminder’s.  She often says she’s her best friend. 

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. Thank you.

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Choked up and no sign of guilt…

Today I was really choked up.  Not only did I pick our little bear up from the childminder’s and she was perky and happy (after having a proper stinker of a cold for the past 2 days), but after getting settled back at home, I went through her changing bag as normal, to find out what she had been doing there.

Next to her record book was another, brand new book with her name on the front.  Wow!  Our little bear started with the childminder on 21st July 2010 and I remember clear as anything pulling her record book out of her changing bag that first day and reading that she had “settled in really well”.  Each and every time we collected her from the childminder’s we enjoyed reading what she had been doing that day.  It’s a bit different now because she can tell us herself, which is amazing in itself.  

So, that’s one thing that is most definitely NEVER going to be thrown out.  When you flick through it, you see how she developed through the months with her activities, from ICT toys helping co-ordination, to reading, to painting, to role play and acting out scenes from ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.  It’s a little treasure trove.  What it makes me realise is that she’s absolutely completely and utterly thrived there.  After my book ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’ centred around my experience of pre-eclampsia and hellp syndrome, my next book in the next few months is going to be centred around the subject of avoiding guilt as a working mum.  This book is testament to my belief that you should never feel that guilt.

 Only yesterday, we found a little envelope in her changing bag with an invitation to her friend’s birthday party.  That friend, Megan, is mentioned every single time our little bear is asked what she’s done at the childminder’s.  She often says she’s her best friend. 

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. Thank you.

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