One of the hardest things about moving your little family a great distance from home is not seeing your close family circle as often as you’d like, want or sometimes need. I miss my Mum and Dad massively and my sister still asks me to come home at least once a week (we’ve been here nearly four years) and each time she does, I question myself. Read more
1. Describe your usual bedtime routine.
The kids go upstairs around 7.30pm, and by upstairs I mean up and down, up and down, like a well demo’d yoyo. Eastenders is a must watch and if Mr Vixen is home late from work we’ll rewatch it together whilst he eats dinner.
Any chance we get to climb into bed early is always well received. We have been known to go up with the kids (does that mean we’re getting old?) Read more
Do you know those times when the kids run past their dad and straight to you for something they quite easily could have asked him?
It. Drives. Me. Mad. Absolutely it does.
I can’t believe I’m writing January round up as my blog post already. How fast has this month passed!? I’m not sure if it’s an age related thing, maybe we become more aware of time as we get older. Read more
Valentine’s Day isn’t too far away and Christmas isn’t much further in the past. Saying ‘I love you’ doesn’t need to be an elaborate event, I actually prefer the smaller gestures. A cuddle after a long day, watching a film together and saying nothing, a kiss on the forehead and a squidge of the hand.
Every parent feels that pang of sheer pride when their child performs could be a school play, a dance performance, a football match or even their make-believe theatre in the living room with teddies as a fill in audience.
The Flip Side
As a football mum once a week the boy needs to go to training. So for an hour and a half (15 minutes either side) I’m out in the dark, tooing and froing, attempting to feed the others and being taxi of mum. Read more
Having babies is ground unknown. The emotions are freaky weird and most often are off the scale. Whether your baby was a surprise gift or planned to the last degree, ultimately you want to nurture a healthy, happy and fulfilled mini-me.
But what if something is different?
What if they have a superpower and just haven’t found it yet?
Imagine starting a blog that you’d been thinking about forever. Feeling a little pang of anxiety and excitement on those first few posts you publish. You’ve not told anyone really because it’s so new and let’s face it, you feel a little embarrassed still. You will tell your close nit, just not yet, maybe after publishing post 4..5.. ok maybe 25 or 30. But you will, eventually.
How hard is it to entertain kids without spending a single penny!?
I have four kids so I know that if we plan on going anywhere as a family it’s no doubt going to cost us a small fortune. Most places have discounts for families but that’s usually code for 2 adults & 2 Children. Read more
One word intentional. Being intentional. How to be intentional.
Having one word for 2017 is a completely new concept for me. I’ve had the usual new years resolutions over the years; Lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, exercise more. Each one I’ve managed to do by the skin of my teeth (I’ve had to carry them over, more than once and the only one that’s stuck is the quitting smoking haha.)