Gay Mum

Gay Mum

As you can imagine, we get asked a lot of questions about our life and living as a same sex couple and we are more than happy to answer most questions. We usually have an answer straight away, and most of these questions are quite straight forward like - 'How did you know you were gay?' 'How did you decide who would carry your son?' And 'How did you conceive Monkey?' Etc etc. . . I could go on for a very long time. However the other week someone asked me a question…continue reading →
Big Birthday Smiles

Big Birthday Smiles

Last week I looked at our Me and Mine picture from last July. It was taken on Bournemouth pier on M's 1st birthday and he looks quite moody due to teething and tiredness and everything that comes along with turning one. This year we wanted to take our Me and Mine picture on his birthday, so that we could compare the exact difference a year makes. It seems that a year makes a huge difference! Our little man is now not only bigger, cheekier, cuter and older, he has learned to smile on…continue reading →
Making the most of time

Making the most of time

January was an awful month for weather, we had awful rain storms, gale force winds and really cold temperatures. Despite us being a very outdoors family, we didn't get outside as much as we would have liked to. Luckily this month we've seen a slight improvement in the weather. We took the opportunity this month to go visit our favourite woodland park, spend the evening on the swings and take after dinner walks. This month I wanted our Me and Mine picture to be a revisit to a location we took a picture…continue reading →
We scrub up well

We scrub up well

This month has been a very busy month. We have been waiting to hear if we are going to move next month, sadly attending a funeral and enjoying the company of other bloggers at the Mad Blog Awards. We were very lucky to be invited out to lunch this weekend, with my parents and grandparents. M was such a good boy during dinner and then amazed us afterwards, by climbing up the slide without any fear. We've been trying to make sure we capture our time we spend as a family. So snapped…continue reading →
Making the most of time.

Making the most of time.

Since becoming parents we've certainly realised it's not always rosy, as mentioned in a previous post. Suddenly this little miracle is the pivotal part of your day. From waking moments to going to bed, almost every thought is about this mini human. This can leave little or no time for the one (in our case) you loved enough to create this amazing life, with. When the opportunity to attend the Mad Blog Awards was provided to us, our first thoughts were how much we would miss our little man. As the weeks passed…continue reading →
LGBT Visibility in The Media – Times are Changing

LGBT Visibility in The Media – Times are Changing

I am incredibly proud to call myself a gay woman. It's who I am. I can't change who I am and I wouldn't want to. I have a gorgeous wife, who makes me laugh and smile every day and together, through our love we created our son. He is the centre of both our lives, whom we love and adore with every fibre of our being. I am grateful to be a gay woman living in Britain. I am able to live without fear. I am able to walk down the street with…continue reading →
and then he was 1

and then he was 1

Last month our Me and Mine family portrait was our last "official" Me and Mine family picture with M as a 0yr old. It's been a very busy month, we went on our first family holiday and also planned a 1st birthday party, where M got to eat his first birthday cake. We decided to take our Family photo in Bournemouth after we visited the aquarium. M was really tired, he'd opened lots of presents, eaten lots of cake and had squealed at lots of fish. So please excuse his slightly grumpy look,…continue reading →
My womb is happy to stay empty

My womb is happy to stay empty

Now that Monkey is 11 months old, we've started to think about expanding our family further. Even though its something that's just in discussion at the moment we are quite open about the topic and happy to let people know we will hope to have another baby in the not too distant future. As soon as the topic of us having another baby comes up, I can almost always tell what question we are about to be asked. It's usually goes along the lines of me saying I want 4 children, C saying…continue reading →
New Surroundings

New Surroundings

As we mentioned in our previous post (The Final Photo) for the Me & Mine Linky, we moved house last month. Many of you asked for this months photo to be in our new house. The house we are living in, isn't so new to us. We lived here once before when C and I moved to Dorset. C's parents are helping us achieve our dreams to move into a home more suitable for Monkey by giving us a great place to stay until the Universe provides. We are staying in their loft,…continue reading →
Hope for Change.

Hope for Change.

K and I try not to talk about our political views but its fair to say that we do not share many of the same views and opinions of many Tory Party members. This post is not going to be me ranting in depth about the many issues that we disagree on but when I see headlines like "Top Tory: Gay couples can't raise children" on the front page of The Guardian, it makes me angry. We are raising our child with all the love, support and warmth that any parent can give…continue reading →