The Ultimate Labour Hospital Bag List

It’s a bit of a random one from me today. I’m definitely not pregnant, or preparing a hospital bag before we start. I do however have a few friends that are currently pregnant. In the past I have passed this list on to pregnant friends when they were packing their hospital bags – and so I thought I would pop the list down in a blog post – with some links to my favourite products – so that when I need to pass it on again I have it all ready. After three labours I think by the time I had…

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10 Travel/Packing Tips for a Holiday with Younger Children…

As we are off on holiday tomorrow I thought I would write down my top 10 tips for packing for a holiday with children…. Get them to pack their own bags  – I don’t mean clothes, but give them a bag and whatever toys, books, games or hair things they want to take, they can pack in their own bag for themselves. It teaches them a bit of responsibility, and takes the pressure off of you if anything if forgotten. If you have a younger child who still uses a travel cot, I highly recommend one of these travel cot…

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Daily #FML Mum Moments

I adore my kids. They are my absolute world. The only thing is, as they’ve got older, I find more and more that I find them in situations where I end up muttering ‘F**k my life’ to myself, some days on an hourly basis. Obviously this is said in jest, but my kids end up doing the strangest things. Things i honestly never thought when I saw that Clearblue pregnancy test flash up ‘PREGNANT’ that i would be dealing with. Obviously having lost a baby, I am well aware that I should ‘appreciate every moment’, but sometimes in day to…

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Parent/School Mornings Organisation | Hacks & Tips

This week Izzie and Ollie went back to school and preschool after half term (side note: I cannot believe it is Ollie’s last term at preschool!). I am a stay at home / work at home mum and I find it so hard to get organised – really, hats off to working mums, you actually deserve a medal – or at least a lot of wine/gin. Our morning routine is hectic, and loud and mad – we have to be out the door by 8.15am as Ollie’s preschool is in the next village along from Izzie’s school, and long story…

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10 Reasons Why I am #RockingMotherhood

Firstly thankyou to the lovely Hayley at Land of Lawson for the tag. Writing this was therapeutic for me this week. I’ve not been having the best week with the kids for various reasons, and if I’ve said outloud that I think I’m failing once, I’ve said it three or four times. I did find writing this hard – if I’m honest I’m very critical of my own parenting, and often feel the ‘mum guilt’ because I don’t feel like I’m getting it right. As mums we need to build each other up, and not tear each other down –…

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Broken Mama

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will notice it has been a bit quiet here recently aside from pre scheduled posts that I do weekly. This week I haven’t even written those. The Easter holidays have well and truly broken me. I am feeling so many things right now. I feel guilty as I was looking forward to the holidays so much – I envisioned relaxed mornings, playing outside and spending time enjoying being together. I should’ve known it wouldn’t work out like that. In reality it has been earlier wake ups that we have on…

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