More than just mummy.

Hello. My name is Francesca Alice Irving. Also known as Francesca, Fran, Frankie, Franno, and 4672 times a day, Mummy. You may as well just call me ‘Mummy’ though, because to be honest, that’s all I am, right? When I found out I was pregnant, I was 23 years old. I had just received a […]

12 Months

It has been so long since I have updated this blog, but seeing it is 4:30pm and I have 13 things left on my to do list and a million more things not even written down, what better time to take a break and update the blog. I’m trying to think back to what Luna […]

Luna’s Baptism

On 30th April 2017, we had little Luna Bear baptised. I’d been going to the church in Chepstow for quite a few months. I don’t really know why – catholic guilt I suppose. I planned to get her baptised when she was about three months old but it just took me so long to get […]

Why Going Back To Work Was The Wrong Decision For Me

Once again I’ve found myself tearful and upset over something that’s out of my control.  When I first found out that I was pregnant, my main worry was about how it would affect my career. I had just had my promotion and was working hard towards my next one. However I decided that if I […]

A Week Back At Work

I’ve successfully completed my first week back at work as a part time working mummy. I do miss the bubble of maternity leave; waking up late (yes, Luna loves lie ins too), dragging myself and the baby downstairs only to cuddle back up on the sofa with This Morning, Loose Women, and Friends repeats on […]

Back To Work

Argh! It’s my last day of maternity leave. The last six months have been the absolute best six months of my life, as well as the most tiring and challenging. I have learnt more than I ever have in twenty-five years and have taken care of a baby from birth to five months old, for […]

Not a Newborn Anymore

This week, Luna and I started our second term of Daisy Tinies, and it was clear from the moment we entered the room that Luna was not tiny. As the new mums filed in with their four week old newborns, Luna screamed in delight at the top of her lungs, wriggled her way out of […]