I have been tagged by the lovely Robyn from coldcuppaclub.com to complete 'The (Not Big or Fat) Quiz of The Year'. Here we go! What was the highlight of 2016? Although I said 2016 was a bit tough, it also brought some wonderful moments for myself and my family. I can't possibly pick just one so… Continue reading The (not big or Fat) Quiz of The year
Happy New Year everyone! We have survived and escaped 2016 (an odd year, I don't want to say completely awful, but really not the best for most people) and have entered the wonderful new beginnings of 2017. I used to absolutely cringe at people's 'new years resolutions' and 'new year, new me' crap, but for… Continue reading New Year New Me?
So here I was... Expecting our much wanted second baby, but FREAKING out. I was drained from horrific morning sickness (morning, day and night sickness more bloody like!) and I was emotional, hormonal and confused. Why did I feel so scared? As I've spoken about in previous blogs, I loved being a Mum to Lucas… Continue reading The transition of One child to Two.
After weeks of feeling flat as a pancake and generally a bit 'meh', I woke up this morning and was determined to have a good day. Sometimes, when life get's too much I find myself becoming easily overwhelmed and unmotivated. Most people pull themselves out of a funk by socialising and staying busy. I can… Continue reading Recharging my batteries
I stood on the scales this morning after weeks of avoiding them. I knew it would be bad, but I was still shocked. I have forever struggled with my weight (in other words, I'm a chubby lass!). I lost almost three stone a couple of years ago through healthy eating and (inconsistent) exercise but then… Continue reading Time to Change
Today I am joining in with the #littleloves hashtags and blog posts from http://coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/little-loves/ Read I am slightly ashamed to admit it but this week I have been reading the one and only Katie Price's new autobiography - Reborn. Her books are definitely my guilty pleasure and I have read EVERY single one (please don't… Continue reading This weeks #littleloves
Having thankfully got past the toddler stage with Lucas, now five, I am now starting all over again with my newly turned two year old, Ava, (sobs into my laptop that my little lady is no longer my little baby!) I'm lucky Lucas didn't have rolling around the floor, hitting out tantrums but he FOR… Continue reading How I deal with toddler tantrums
When expecting my first baby, Lucas, I hoped for a smooth, relaxing hypno-birth. I read the books, downloaded whale music and preached to anyone who listened that labour should not hurt and that 'pain is just in the mind' (they nodded along/wanted to punch me) I believed my birth was going to go swimmingly. For… Continue reading My C-section and trial VBAC experience
There are a few posts regarding types of 'school mums' and I thought I would give you my own 'tongue in cheek' list of common characters you find yourself amongst at the school gates. Before you read on please bear in mind the following are NOT REAL people and this post is not intended to… Continue reading Which school mum are you?
Ditching plans with a friend, calling in sick at work, forgetting a family members birthday, gorging on four bags of crisps when you're supposed to be on a diet (just me?!) The list goes on. Definitions of 'guilt' in the dictionary include 'remorseful awareness of having done something wrong or violating a rule' and a… Continue reading Mummy Guilt