So we decided to have baby number 5 and if you like to hear more on what brought around that decision then you can find more about it here. Having a large family is a roller coaster that I throughly enjoy riding but having a seven year age gap between this one and the last has left me feeling like a brand new first time mum again – Which feels Bizarre! Read more
So as I am writing this post I am currently 12 Weeks + 1 which means we’ve had our first scan and can start letting everyone in on what we’ve enjoyed being our little secret for a short time. We’re having another baby! I’m currently baking baby number 5.
Are We Mad?
Self Care Tips For Mums
Self-care is probably the one thing us mums are completely crap at. Let’s face it. Pulling together a last-minute Blue Peter style craft gadget for homework you didn’t know existed. Or, fixing a broken toy to half resemble what it actually looked like before. And said child owner being completely happy with squinting slightly through teary eyes to see beloved toy ‘mended’ with crusty nail glue found at the bottom of your handbag. We nail it!
Here goes..The Brutal Truth.
You give birth, your insides feel as though they have fallen out. Your stomach is no longer the vessel of life, it’s more comparable to that of a wrinkly Chinese shar-pai. Your rib cage rattles with wind and your pee will reduce you to tears.
Your bundle of joy is beautifully made up of your eyes and perfect nose with your other half’s cheeky smile and dimpled chin. And then, there are those times when they could easily be mistaken for an 80’s werebear (remember those?) Read more
You know that song, the famous one, the one I, as a foodie tend to sing when a slice of carrot cake presents itself to me. Or when you’re in the coop and they have a double pack of cream slices in the reduced section “Food glorious food, da, da, da da da daa.” Being a fussy eater is one concept that I just don’t understand.
When I was little we all ate the same, you would never see my mum cooking separate meals. “If you don’t like it, tough!” And do you know what, damn wasn’t she right! It’s one rule I wish I’d adopted from the start and didn’t. Read more
Moving your large family away from everything they know is such a big decision. Leaving behind family, friends, convenience, familiarity to move a large distance to an unfamiliar ground isn’t something that can be a flippant thought. Read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
On Saturday April 8th my body turned 34, I do believe however that my mind will forever remain a teen. Probably around 15 or 16 years old.
I don’t actually think I’ll ever really feel like an adult. Read more
Bullet journal: A history
A bullet journal isn’t an old concept and is often referred to in its short term, BuJo.
Ryder Carroll was in need of a system that would allow him to keep a diary, take notes, create to-do lists and plan for the future, something that would work with his learning disabilities and not hinder them. After sharing his rapid logging system with coworkers and friends it fast became a ‘thing’, the planner community embraced it and creatives switched it up. Read more
This week we celebrated Lily-Blues 10th birthday. It doesn’t actually feel like I was bringing her home that long ago. But, there are certain points when you really look at someone and see the changes and appreciate them on a whole other level.
5 lessons I’ve learnt from my daughter. Life Lessons. Learning lessons
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.