20 Things about me you didn’t know….

20 Things about me you didn’t know: 1. Dr Pepper is my favourite drink ever 2. I have an obsession with stripes when it comes to clothes – for myself and the kids 3. I had my gall bladder removed when I was 19 after it put me in intensive care for nearly two weeks 4. I love country music – particularly Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. 5. I love Christmas, my planning and buying starts in August, and i’m always so sad when it is over! 6. I drive a ‘mummy’ car – a 7 seater Renault Grand Scenic…

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Finding a routine as a family of five…

This summer has been lovely, but it has also been hectic. With the run up to the end of term, and the exhaustion that brought, to going on holiday and lots of social events going on, we lost any kind of routine we had in place during the last 6 weeks. Ell has also had a lot going on with football too, pre-season friendlies, training and the start of the league – each week not being the same as the one previous. Thats not to say I haven’t enjoyed just running with it for the last  weeks – the lack…

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Mummy Doubt

Monday 11th July 2016 We hear people talking about mummy guilt a lot, but what about mummy doubt? As a mum I feel like I spend a lot of my time questioning things. Am I making the right decisons? There is no instruction manual that comes with a baby. You can read all the pregnancy books you want, but nothing can really prepare for every aspect of being a parent. When Izze was born, neither myself or Ell had looked after a baby before – changed a nappy or anything. In the begining, we pretty much winged it and learnt…

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Meet the Brushneens

Well…where to start… I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while now – I tried and failed once before, but I feel like the time is right to have another go at it. I always kept a diary when I was younger and I should technically have plenty of time being a stay at home mummy but some days my feet barely touch the floor! I love reading other people’s blogs, I spend most of my free time doing it, and was thinking, even if not for others to read, it would be a lovely thing to look…

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