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.)
Hygge life. Mummy survival. How to cope with motherhood. Feeling pants.
There’s nothing worse than being 3 days away from Christmas and feeling pants because one of your adorable *gritted teeth* munchkins kindly pass on their festering bug.
I woke up this morning and my face was leaking, literally. Yet? Try to breathe through the nose and nothing! Nada! How is that even possible?
My face aches, my back aches, my legs, yes, ache. I’m positive that the seemingly harmless cold, snotty icky nose that was attacking my son has used his body to turn sinister and nasty! It’s been working away festering and growing and bam! Crummy mummy feeling pants.
So, in an effort to pull myself into some sort of functioning dysfunctional, here’s my top tips for pulling it together so that the kids breathe in some fresh air at the very least. Read more
Christmas gifts. Christmas gift ideas. Christmas gift ideas for girls.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR GIRLS
I remember when I was younger my mum would give me and my brother a Christmas Argos catalogue each and a pen. I’d sit happily entertained for an hour drawing circles on everything I’d seen on the TV adverts, especially the Toys’r’us one. She was clever, it never occurred to me that I was filling my Christmas list in.