Q&A – You asked , I answered

I recently took to Instagram for a Q&A and during a live video YOU asked me the questions that you have often wondered about being the mother of a lot of children. I was a little disappointed with the turn out as I was genuinely really excited to hear what people who don’t know me personally, might want to know. Either about myself or the kiddies. Some of my family were there for support though and asked some questions that maybe you have wondered. Without further ado here is what I was asked. Continue reading “Q&A – You asked , I answered”

Baby-Led Weaning – why I listened to the Health Visitors when I weaned Freddie

I am the kind of mother that doesn’t read parenting books, I don’t follow the grain and I do what is acceptable to me. Advice can be offered but quite often I will dismiss it. Having 5 children I feel like I have enough experience when it comes to getting them through the various stages. So you can imagine my horror when the midwife told me to hold off from feeding Freddie till he was 6 months. 6 months! This child of mine was taking 8 ounce bottles all of the time, moaning when we ate and showing all the signs. All of my other children had been weaned at 3-4 months old and they were fine so why should I wait?I knew what I was doing! Continue reading “Baby-Led Weaning – why I listened to the Health Visitors when I weaned Freddie”

Sunshine Blogger Award

Whilst I would love to tell you that the Sunshine Blogger Award was given to me in a swanky ceremony somewhere, I had to dust of my prettiest dress and even whack on a bit of make-up but if I did then I would be lying. I was actually given this award from a fellow blogger Louise from WeeOhana. So Thank You Louise for thinking of me when thinking of whom to chose to take the Sunshine Blogger Award. Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”

What do songs mean to you?

When you think of a song almost immediately you are transported back to a time in your life or a memory. It could be the time you had your baby, your first love or dancing at a school disco For many of us songs have all different meanings and I am no exception. So I thought I would share with you my top 10 songs and the memory that comes with them. Continue reading “What do songs mean to you?”

I was so excited – Mystery Blogger Award

So last night whilst sat on Twitter nattering to all of my blogging friends. Yes I call them my friends despite never meeting, this is because we support each other. We have a laugh together and I can honestly say they make me giggle and brighten up my world. Anyway enough of me being nice. I don’t want them to get used to it. As I was saying whilst sat on Twitter I received a notification saying. I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. So I would like to thank Daddy Stinks from the blog page Daddystinks.co.uk for the nomination. Take a little browse of his blog! Continue reading “I was so excited – Mystery Blogger Award”

Bullying – What happened to my happy little girl

Anyone who personally knows Annabelle will tell you that she is one of the most happy little girls you will ever meet. She has her own little happy bubble world where everything is hearts and roses. If she feels sick her attitude is “it’s OK I’ll be better tomorrow” and everything in her world is shiny and perfect or should I say WAS! Because my beautiful happy go lucky little princess is now the subject of some quite bad bullying! #BeKind Continue reading “Bullying – What happened to my happy little girl”

Dads Appreciation : They aren’t all useless

I have sat back and watched men get slated left, right and centre. I’ve also experience my fair share of arseholes. However I realised recently that sometimes Dads need a little appreciation and they aren’t all useless. Continue reading “Dads Appreciation : They aren’t all useless”

Giveaway and Book Review -#BabyLove My Toddler Life


#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is the second book in Corine’s #BabyLove Book Series.  The first book in the series, #BabyLove: My Social Life, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Picture Books 0-5 and we have a copy to giveaway! Continue reading “Giveaway and Book Review -#BabyLove My Toddler Life”

I’m now officially a mum to a teenager!! How on earth did that happen?

Yesterday I opened my eyes ready to jump out of bed. However there was no jumping involved, I could barely move, my bones were creaking. My back was breaking. As I stood up my knee’s creaked. Then I wobbled my way to the bedroom door it dawned on me, it had happened. I had woken up the mum of a teenager and now I am old! I recently wrote A letter to my son as he approaches the big 13 have a read and see the more grown up side of my parenting. Continue reading “I’m now officially a mum to a teenager!! How on earth did that happen?”

How exactly do you get your toddler to wear clothes?

For the last week or so Freddie has become a bit of an exhibitionist. The thought of wearing a T-Shirt absolutely terrifies him and now he has taken to not wearing trousers either and simply parading around in his pants. How exactly do I get him to wear clothes? He is currently potty training so at the moment we are changing his pants every 2 seconds. Despite us asking him every 2 seconds if he needs a wee, he still manages to pee everywhere! Continue reading “How exactly do you get your toddler to wear clothes?”