Talking of friends is a subject which can make me get very soppy (so apologies for that) but I really do have the most amazing support network of friends. Some are friends who I’ve known since my wilder drinking social hand grenade days some are new and got to know me as Arthur’s mum but all have helped me survive, enjoy and love the first year as a mother.

So this is me saying thank you! To the people who got me through the first few really tough months, that supported my breastfeeding journey when it was looking doubtful to continue….to the late/all night Facebook messages, the hugs and of course the cabbage and lanolin deliveries!

To the people who made the baby groups so fun, to not judging my singing (at least not to my face) and helped me with all the signs….”say hello…..”

To the people who’s names I never knew, but who’s little acts of kindness have stayed with me. The sympathetic look when he was having a baby meltdown in the shop, or helping me with doing the buckle on the baby carrier to name only a couple. You reminded me that the little things do matter and can brighten someone’s day when they’ve had enough!

The far away friends who have given so much love from wherever they are. Sometimes text was the easiest way to ask for help and I was so lucky in having so many people who were always there at the other end. Although I am now the far away friend to everyone, I hope I can be there for you all as much as you were there for me.

And of course my tea drinking/cake eating/wine popping friends. Thank you for laughing with me, crying with me, and being the most amazing support network.

Motherhood is definitely not a one woman job, you have all helped and supported me in being the mother I wanted to be and have helped me raise the most amazing little boy. His achievements are thanks to you all as well, so on Saturday when I celebrate his first birthday I will be raising a toast to you all


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  1. Alex G
    July 12, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    We love you and the family so much darling; you will remain part of ours for the rest of our lives. Love Al G xxx

  2. Yolanda
    July 12, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    So glad we met xx always here for you xx lots of love and kisses Arthur . Xx

  3. August 2, 2016 / 6:54 am

    Lovely post. You are right, when you become a mother you really realise who your friends are – and you get some wonderful surprises. Some people who I had never considered to be close friends have really stepped up and have been amazing. I only hope that I am half as great a friend to them as they are to me. Pen x #thetruthabout

    • August 2, 2016 / 11:04 am

      I agree. Some of the best support came from the most unlikely places, now they are sb integral part of my life. I’m sure you are a great friend to them too x

  4. August 2, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Lovely post! Motherhood has brought me some great friends, and strengthened some existing friendships. Sadly some have faded away but I suppose we can’t have been that close to begin with!


    • August 2, 2016 / 11:05 am

      I agree. Great friends are definitely worth holding onto! X

  5. August 2, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    I feel absolutely the same way about my friends. They are everything to me and simply light up my world. Tor xx #truthabout

    • August 6, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      Friends have helped me get through a lot!!! Thought it was about time I told them publicly

  6. August 3, 2016 / 8:40 am

    Ahh that’s lovely!! It’s so funny how friendships grow and change over time. Motherhood changes things a bit but your true friends are always there! #TwinklyTuesday X

    • August 6, 2016 / 5:18 pm

      Motherhood seems to have changed most things!! Thankfully I’ve got friends who have stuck through those changes with me xx

  7. August 3, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Its really nice to write this kind of post to say thank you sometimes – I think we all feel the same way about our friends! Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout X

    • August 6, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you. I feel very fortunate for the friends I have xx

  8. August 25, 2016 / 11:04 am

    What a lovely post and dedication to all your wonderful friends and the people who have touched your life. Have a wonderful time celebrating your little one’s birthday. #Sharingthebloglove

  9. August 26, 2016 / 8:44 am

    I love this post – there’s no doubt friendships change when you become a mother and some fall by the wayside, but those that we keep are the ones that get us through those tough times! Enjoy the birthday celebrations. Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • August 28, 2016 / 6:13 am

      Thank you very much. Friends are definitely who get me through! Xx

  10. twotinyhands
    August 27, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    aww such lovely sentiment. It’s nice to have friends. My non Mum friends are a little bit further away now a days and I’m slowly making mum friends. It’s all good #sharethebloglove

  11. August 28, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Good friends are so important, lovely post!

  12. August 28, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Such a lovely post to your friends. You are lucky to have lots of people to be by your side. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura X

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