Chat, Parenting

Transitions – Moving to the ‘Big room’

Little K started nursery when she was around 11 months in preparation for me going back to work. Since then we have been caught up in a whirlwind of snot, coughs, sniffle and eye gunk (what a pretty picture I paint!), but she loves it. From day one we have not had a single tear (on either side!) and since Day 2 she is practically running from me when we arrive.

Last Friday, when I left her, she ran off to start playing, turned around and blew me a kiss, I blew a kiss back, said goodbye and walked out. And I cried. (We’re not talking full blown sobbing, but there was definitely more than a single tear!)

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Chat, Parenting, Personal development

Mummy Wins – Intro

When Little K was around four months old I came up with the idea of a ‘Mummy Win’. It was a little pat on the back to myself when something went right. I felt like I was drowning a lot of the time, and just needed to acknowledge that it was all OK, and in amongst all the crazy, we were heading in the right direction!

Sometimes it was the big things; she slept through the night, she managed to self-settle and other times it was much smaller; I have brushed my hair and my teeth and it is before noon! Ah, the joys of early motherhood. Continue reading “Mummy Wins – Intro”

Chat, Work

Yummy Mummy

Today, someone at work said I was a Yummy Mummy. I know this was mean to be a compliment, but am I the only one who just doesn’t get it?! Cake is yummy.

I don’t remember ever being described as ‘yummy’ before I gave birth, so what makes me ‘yummy’ now?

I am not edible; and to be honest, I don’t even look that tasty.

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Morning coffe
Parenting, Personal development

A New Morning Routine

I hate getting up. I have never been a morning person. I remember when I was at secondary school, my friends would knock on my front door to pick me up to walk to school, just as I’d be getting out of bed. I was never late though. My morning routine is a finely tuned machine. Continue reading “A New Morning Routine”


The joy of tea

Don’t you just love a good cup of tea before bed time? Or at any time for that matter.

I love tea. I think I drink on average about 6 cups a day. I have a shelf devoted entirely to tea. I have so many; they just wouldn’t fit on the counter top. At the minute I have approximately 20 different flavours; green teas, fruit teas, herbal teas, teas that make you lose weight, teas that make you sleep, teas that make you happy… You name it I’ve got it. Continue reading “The joy of tea”

Chat, Life hacks, Social Media

Social Media Plug

Apparently there is no point in having a blog these days unless you can back it up with a social media presence.

Now this is where I get lost… I have managed to create an Instagram and Facebook page for the blog (@theadlibmummy on both, go follow!), but now have to work out how Twitter works! I had a Twitter account years ago and couldn’t figure it out, so will be spending my day sorting through this… Any advice welcome!



Getting to know you…


I figure the best way to start is a straight forward introduction…

I’m Kat. I’m 28, working mum of one and completely new to this whole blogging experience.

Is that right? Are there rules to this?!

I have always felt like I had a blog inside me, but never new where to start, but after some recent conversations with friends and colleagues, I’ve decided that now is as good a time as any to give it a go. Continue reading “Getting to know you…”