Hi Everyone, I cannot believe how fast this week has gone! And how bloody hot it has been and still is! In fact it’s so hot that I am doing this blog in my underwear! It’s just easier when you’re melting!! It’s been a pretty good and productive week but I have to admit I’ve … More Dear Diary – Our Week
Today has been shit. Actually laughably shit. One of those days were I actually have to laugh otherwise I’d cry. To be fair some of the escapades of today have been quite funny and I have no doubt tomorrow I will laugh about it. But right now, this evening I am quite frankly pissed off. We … More What do we do all day…. We try not to lose the plot!!
Hi Everyone, Super quick post but one I wanted to share because this morning I’ve braved it and filmed a vlog! It’s a quick one, it’s only filmed on an iPad and it’s an absolute gamble and tester but I am really hoping you guys like it! I was so nervous doing this video and … More And the vlogging begins!
Morning Loves! It’s Monday, it’s raining and we are nearing the end of Summer… it would be easy to find today a bit of a struggle. Never fear I’m here with my Monday motivation to boost you all! I saw this quote and fell in love with it; it sums my feelings on today up … More Sassy Monday Motivation
Morning Loves! So usually I write with a certain subject matter in mind, but other times I just like to write. Wing it and go with the flow as I tend to with so many things in life! It’s been a really testing week and it has got to me a bit. Half of it … More Dear Diary!
So one Saturday morning I got up and decided to take a pregnancy test. Force of habit. Over eight months of trying, it wasn’t even an exciting prospect at this point; I’d kind of given up hope. I’d woken early and decided to clean the house, when I remembered I was due on that day … More This is Me; On to the Next Adventure
Morning you lovely lot! And Happy Monday! Yes there is such a thing, especially when you wake up to this gorgeous sunshine. Mondays are a lot easier in the summer. This weeks quote speaks for itself: We all judge, lets face it. But now that I am a Mum I can admit I’ve become far … More Monday Motivation – Be Kind
So the boy decided 5.30am was an entirely acceptable time to wake up this morning! Little joker. But I can’t be annoyed at him; early mornings are always the best times for me to blog. Quite how I get the words flowing at this early time of day I don’t know, but I do love … More Happy Blog Birthday to Me!
So, this week I am the proud owner of a cheeky 8 month old…. How the hell did that happen! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going, and how fast his first birthday is approaching. One of my favourite things to do is look back and see how much he’s changed: In terms … More The Boy’s 8 Months!!
Happy Monday Lovelies! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Ours was wonderful although most of it was spent trying to stop Josh commando rolling everywhere – the kid is on the move in a massive way and this week I will be investing in a baby playpen AKA baby prison so I can keep … More Monday Motivation – Friendship gets Better and Better
Morning Everyone, Another week done! I can’t believe that tomorrow it’s August, and in two days Josh will be 8 months old!! It’s absolutely crazy to think how quick this year has gone. We’ve had another lovely, and very busy week and as always this weeks round up is part of Katy and Sians Happy Days … More What Made Us Happy This Week
I’ve just come downstairs from nursing Josh before he goes down for his afternoon power nap. As I sat there feeding him in the calm and darkness I felt that familiar tiredness I often feel in my oh so comfortable nursing chair, and felt my eyelids grow heavy. I make sure I never full on … More Yes, I’m Still Tired!
Hi Everyone, So glad I am back to writing our happy weekly round ups as part of Sian and Katys wonderful Happy Days Linky And what a week it’s been; a blimmin’ hot one!! We’ve made the most of the gorgeous weather this week and been out for walks every day, sometimes twice. I live right … More What Made Us Happy This Week
Morning sunshines! Monday again!! But at least it’s a beautiful sunny one. I’ve done a lot of thinking this weekend. I’ve felt a lot of stress building in me, old familiar feelings of panic and worry all because I’ve been trying to do too much! So today’s Monday motivation is a short, and to the … More Monday Motivation ☀️💛
Hi Everyone, It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Monday motivation post thanks to a much needed holiday. So I’m glad to be back with some words of encouragement especially aimed at us tired Mummies for the week ahead. This weekend…. well actually this last week, has been tough. And I was really … More Monday Motivation – Don’t forget, YOU ROCK
In a world full of horror, fear and terror, it is literally insane that showing affection for your own child has been something that has cause uproar on social media this week! The world has literally gone mad. Here is the offending photo in all it’s glory: What do you see. I am pretty sure … More Kisses make the world go round!
Morning Everyone, Like all of you, I’ve woken up to the devastating news of yet another terror attack, again in France. My heart breaks… I am genuinely full of fear as to what on earth is happening to the world. I cannot even begin to express the sadness I feel for the people affected, hurt, … More What is Happening to our Wonderful World?!
Hi Everyone, It feels like SO long since I’ve written. We are now back from our lovely family holiday and as wonderful as it was, it’s nice to be home. It was back when I was pregnant the idea of a family holiday came up. At first I was reluctant; I had envisaged our first … More Our First Family Holiday
Hello Everyone!!!! We’re back! It’s been such a lovely long break, but it feels like it has been so long since I blogged and I am feeling so ready to get back to it. Of course I’ve got lots to say and blog about… come on, it’s been two weeks!! But I thought I’d start … More Happy Days – Home Sweet Home
Morning My Lovelies! And Happy Friday (although it may be the most controversial Friday morning this country has ever seen…… not something I’m going to touch on here though). Anyway, I wanted to drop a quick post to say, we are off on our holiday! Our first proper family holiday with Josh and with his … More Holiday O Clock
Hello lovelies, I was really pleased to hear this week is National Breastfeeding Celebration Week, cause in my opinion it really is something to celebrate. If you’ve not done so already I’d love for you to read my Breastfeeding Story but the reason for this post is my thoughts on the celebration of this subject. Recently I … More Happy National Breastfeeding Celebration Week
Hi Everyone, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend celebrating Fathers Day. It’s a bit hard to write about motivating everyone after all the horrendously sad things that we’ve seen on the news since last weeks Monday Motivation. So I thought I’d keep it pretty simple this week with this message: I feel like … More Monday Motivation
Morning Everyone, And a very happy fathers day to all the Daddy’s out there! Obviously I was pregnant on fathers day last year, but I still got Sam a present which consisted of a Star Wars baby gro from our little baby who was growing at the speed of light inside me! And now we … More Happy Fathers Day Hubs
Hi Everyone, This must be about my third post where I’ve started off by saying “I was reading this article on the stupid Mail Online”… I mean, why am I still reading it! Clearly it is just irritating, controversial and frankly has some shoddy journalism where people can’t spell and insist upon daily irrelevant Kim Kardashian … More Stay At Home Mums… Not As Easy As You Think
Sunday Hello Everyone, I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, despite the random thunderstorms and horrible mugginess; not helpful when you’re trying to get a little baby to sleep. So this weekend is a big one for me… after much putting it off and many excuses, I’ve taken the plunge and decided tonight is … More The Big Move!
Morning Everyone, Monday again! I wonder how many people will have a headache today from celebrating the Queens birthday. So, onto my message for the week, which I hope will boost you all this Monday morning. I have always been a strong believer in telling those who mean a lot to you that you love … More Monday Motivation – Cherish Every Day
OK I’m going to be controversial here, but I’m just going to say it. Baby Led Weaning… NOT a fan!! As you lovely regular readers will know I am weaning Josh, and I’ve been doing it with purees and the wonderful Phillips Avent Baby Food Steamer and Blender. Joy of Joys, I felt confident about … More Please Stop Judging Me!
Morning Everyone, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. As always with a Monday, I am starting the week with a bit of positivity as part of the wonderful Candid Cuddles Linky with Becky at Cuddle Fairy. I have to say a HUGE thank you to Becky for making me her Featured Candid Cuddler … More Monday Motivation – Take Each Day As It Comes
Morning Everyone, I was thrilled to hear from the lovely Lis at Easy Mom and Baby offering me the chance to try out some of her fantastic products. I absolutely jumped at the chance; I loved the look of the products and the companies dedication to providing a natural approach to baby products. Josh was lucky enough … More Easy Mom and Baby Review
Hi Everyone And Happy Saturday! In need of the sunshine to make a reappearance as it’s foggy and dank here this morning. It’s been a lovely week and as always I’m happy to share it as part of the lovely Happy Days Linky with Katy and Sian. Here’s what’s made us smile this week: Happy Half Birthday! … More What Made Us Happy This Week
Hi Everyone, So last night I was doing a dream feed for the munchkin and I had to change his nappy…and the second I took it off, whilst trying to do this quickly and quietly so he didn’t fully wake up, he decided to wee all over me! Ah yes… sods law! The law of parenting! … More The FFS (Sods) Law of Parenting
Morning Everyone, As it’s a Bank Holiday you probably don’t need much motivation today; it’s all about praying for sunshine, having a BBQ even if it rains, and dragging the other half to B&Q for new tiles and spot of DIY! Whatever you’re doing make sure it makes you HAPPY! That’s my message for this … More Monday Morning Motivation – BE HAPPY ❤
Hi Everyone, I got a tweet the other day from the lovely Becky over at sparklymummy saying I’d been nominated to do a Mummy Tag post. I love doing these so here goes and big thanks to Becky for the tag! 1. Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum? I’m a stay at … More The Mummy Tag!
Hi Everyone, Time for your dose of Monday motivation, with this post as always being part of the lovely Cuddle Fairys Candid Cuddles I saw this quote and instantly fell in love with it: So often we are negative about the things that make us unique. We shy away from celebrating ourselves, as is the typically … More Monday Motivation – Your Uniqueness Is Your Beauty
The other day my friends and I had “the talk”! The talk that we all need to have after having a baby but no one dares bring up for fear of what they’ll hear….. “have you done “it” since having the baby”. It’s so important for us girls to have this chat with each other … More Lets Talk About Sex (after baby)
So you’re a new Mummy! Congratulations!! But let’s face it, in those early days of motherhood just having a shower and washing your hair can feel like a major accomplishment. Finding the time and the energy to get back to your regular beauty routine is most likely going to be feel like the last thing … More Being Yummy AND Mummy
Evening All, I hadn’t planned on writing tonight .I’d planned on reading Vogue (Kate Mid edition) and eating an entire packet of cookies. But then I made the mistake of reading a blog that is currently doing the rounds on social media, for all the wrong reasons. I’m not linking the blog title, author or … More Actually I think you’ll find our Mummy Blogs are AWESOME
Morning Everyone, It’s already Monday again and time for me to spread a bit of sparkle and cheer as part of Candid Cuddles the fabulous linky with the gorgeous Cuddle Fairy Over the last week, I’ve had a real moment of realisation. It all started on Wednesday when I found out I’ll be a regular blogger for Emma’s diary, … More Monday Motivation Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud
Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday! We are having a seriously lazy Saturday today; it’s been such a busy week and we decided we need a day of tea, sofa, playing and of course a bit of blogging! I love doing our Happy week post, as part of the wonderfully positive Happy Days Linky It’s a great excuse to … More What Made Us Happy This Week
Don’t give your baby water. But don’t let your baby dehydrate in hot weather. Give boiled water when it’s cooled. But don’t give tap water. Oh but you can give tap water after 6 months. Or one year. Or at all. Don’t expose them to sunlight otherwise they’ll fry to a crisp in a matter … More Contradicting Advice… cheers for the head wreck “leading experts”!
Hi Everyone, I wanted to write this post after watching the incredibly brave video posted by Anna Saconne Joly who sadly miscarried at 11 weeks recently. Anna has a huge following and wanted to explain to her followers what had happened and how she was feeling. The thing that struck me about this was how … More Miscarriage – Don’t be scared to talk about it
Hi Everyone, It has been the most gorgeous sunny weekend! It’s so lovely living near the seaside when it’s like this! So in the spirit of making the most of the weather, we joined friends yesterday at a lovely local farm park, to celebrate our friends baby’s birthday. I was all excited getting Josh dressed … More Poo Gate!!
Hi Everyone, What an absolutely glorious day in the sun it has been! It has been exactly what I’ve needed today to be honest. I’ve been a bit of a stressed little pickle the last few days. It’s suddenly dawned on me that I literally haven’t stopped in the last few days…weeks….months. My days are … More Slow Down Mama!
Hi Everyone, Like any normal girl, I love getting presents in the post! So you can imagine how thrilled I was when this beautiful parcel arrive for me the other day from Oh Me Oh Mama. Oh Me Oh Mama is a gorgeous website that sells beautiful hampers of all sorts of shapes and sizes with … More A Treat in the Post – Oh Me Oh Mama
Morning my lovelies, Now you probably don’t need Monday motivation today as it’s a Bank Holiday! I for one plan on having a very lazy day of blogging, cuddles with baby boy who is 5 months old today, and more thank likely, eating ludicrous amounts of chocolate. On to todays Monday Motivation, as ever for … More Monday Motivation – C’mon Girls Build Each Other Up
Hi Everyone, Todays post is in honour of the fabulously positive Happy Days Linky hosted by the lovely Katy and Sian, you can link up here. I love this linky because you get to look at back at your week and all the things that made you happy, no matter how big or small. So get your … More Things That Made Us Happy This Week
Hi Everyone, Unbelievably as of this weekend I have a mischievous 5 month old baby boy! 5 months old! How the bloody hell did that happen. In a month he’ll be half a year old. His little best buddy turned 6 months old this week and it’s unreal to think that we have come so … More Baby Boy – 5 Month Update
Morning Everyone! Well I’ve done it, I’ve blogged every day for 30 days. It’s not been easy but it has become my early morning ritual and I’ve really enjoyed sharing a bit more about me with you all. I really hope everyone has enjoyed reading it. Todays challenge is super easy and requires no real blog … More 30 Day Blogging Challenge – The Final Day
Hello Everyone, Welcome to your weekly dose of positivity and motivation as part of the lovely Beckys Candid Cuddles Linky It’s been such a wonderful week; I am on cloud 9 to have got to the finals of the MAD Blog Awards (you can vote here) and it has made me realise how far I’ve come in … More Monday Morning Motivation
One of the absolute highlights of my week last week was having a night out with the girls. A full 4 hours out of the house with no baby, drinking wine and being able to wear an underwired bra for the first time in months (the hatred I have for my nursing bras is irrational … More Girls Night Out