If like me you have an inbetweener little girl you will find they are extremely difficult to buy for. A little bit too big for dolls and too young for make up. Annabelle is 9 and not particularly into anything at all. She has no favourite characters/games etc so when it comes to buying for her it can be a bit of a minefield.
I thought what better way to share my ideas than with another gift guide. If you missed my gift guide for her you can give it a little nosey here. Continue reading “Christmas Gift Guide for Inbetweener girls 2018”
Tonight was one of those love to hate Mummy moments, It was Ellie’s parents evening. Now the reason I say love to hate is because I love the fact that I get to go and speak to all of the teachers, find out how my children are progressing and get feedback on anything that I can do to help them. Continue reading “Parents evening – Proud Mummy Moment”
An Ode To An Average Mum Like Me
I know you’re feeling tired and maybe a little blue
Your thoughts of a million scenarios
And what you think you should do
That poo stain up their back
And spaghetti in there hair
Their beautiful clothes
When you have nothing yourself to wear
Sometimes you try your hardest
And it never seems enough
But you just keep on trying
Because you’re Mum, You’re tough
Your feelings come last
Your hairs in a messy bun
But that’s OK you’ll deal with it
Because you are a mum
Night time falls it’s time for bed
You do a little dance
Because you manage to get a coffee that’s hot
it’s been your only chance
You sit and ponder all the things
You said or did that day
You’re feeling guilty for shouting
Even though nastily they did play
Just remember that whilst you’re here and feeling kind of glum
There are little eyes looking up to you
Proud and happy that you’re their mum
From this mummy to you
We have all been there where we feel useless or not enough, friends have come and gone. You feel like you mean little or nothing. I just want to tell you, you are doing the best you can. And to those little people that are looking up to you that best is more than good enough.
Stop being so hard on yourselves and don’t always put yourselves last. You deserve time for yourself. Whether you are a working mum, stay at home mum, someone who bottle feeds or breastfeeds. If you take them to every club going or just sit and play games. YOU are doing the best for you and don’t ever compare yourself to others.
Thank you for reading and keep smiling,
You’ve got this!
Today I wanted to write about something that I thought others might find interesting and a subject which a lot of people don’t actually know the answer to. When is the right age to leave your child alone?
If you need to quickly pop to the shops to grab some milk or maybe you work till 5 and the kids finish school at 3:15 is it OK to leave your kids at home? Continue reading “When is the right age to leave your child alone?”
We are continuing our #Bullieswontwin series, If you’re not already familiar with the series then you can read all about Our #Bullieswontwin Guest post series by following this link . Last week we heard the amazing story from Sophie Mei Lan, I think you will all agree that Sophie has more than shown that bullies will not knock her down. She is doing absolutely amazing. I’m still very shocked that someone who is so beautiful was taunted in such a way. I would put money on the fact it is because she is stunning and the people were jealous of her. Continue reading “#Bullieswontwin – Nicole’s Story”
I’m pretty sure we aren’t the only ones but sometimes trying to be a couple as well as parenting can be very difficult. Even more so now the children are older with Harry being 13 and Ellie being 12 it isn’t like we can send them to bed at 7 pm anymore and enjoy the rest of our night. In fact by the time they have gone to bed it’s time for Gareth to start venturing to bed as he likes to be tucked up quite early in case the babies wake up with the sun! Continue reading “Trying to be a couple instead of just parents.”
We all have this image in our heads growing up about our perfect little families. Well I did anyway and for me the expectation was I would grow up, get married and obviously have identical twin girls. My husband would work hard and constantly buy me flowers and surprise me with romantic gestures. I fully blame fairy tales for giving me these huge expectations and falsely so.
Continue reading “Expectation vs Reality – Becoming a family”
Easter hols are upon us and if like me you are not made of money then trying to find things to do with the kids can be a little bit of a mission. So I thought I would share with you some of the things I plan on doing with my brood over the hols. Continue reading “Easter holidays – Cheap things to do”
Now I would love for all of my blogs to be sweetness and light and how lovely the kids are 24/7. The reality is my kids can be pains in the arses as much as anyone else’s and right now Beth is exactly that. I am putting it down to teething. Continue reading “Teething-My God has she moaned!”
I can’t believe in just a couple of months you are going to be a teenager! 13 how on earth did that happen? I’m pretty sure I only gave birth to you last week and I can remember it so clearly it could have been just yesterday.
So anyway I thought as you’re approaching this massive milestone I would write you a little letter with some hints and tips from a mum to her not so little boy. Continue reading “A letter to my son Harry as he approaches his teenage years”