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me-time
Me time?! What is this? As a mum, it can be incredibly difficult to find time to yourself. I remember being on maternity leave and thinking “how will I have time for a job?”. In fact, since starting to work from home I’ve found that in some ways work was ...
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tea
I don’t really understand where the last month has gone, to be honest. It has passed so ridiculously quickly and The Bobsy has changed so much. A few months ago, I thought about what The Boy was doing when he got to 17 months. That was around when me and ...
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Ah Sunshine. It makes everything better. This weekend we’ve had some truly gorgeous weather which has made me rather desperately yearn for a BBQ, so if anyone wants to lend me their garden, please do get in touch! Not having a garden doesn’t normally bother me as we live very ...
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Bread making problems crop up all the time. Once you’ve been baking for a while, you can often tell if a dough is right by how it feels and how it responds to your touch. But, in the beginning, when things don’t work out it can be quite difficult to ...
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Consider this a follow on from 10 Things I Hate About Winter. I love Spring. In some ways more than Summer, which can sometimes be a little too hot and hopelessly disappointing when it rains. Spring, is fantastic! Here are 10 of my favourite things about Springtime. #1 It’s Not ...
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My lovely friend Sarah at A Mundane Life has tagged me in the Rocking Motherhood tag. So, I’ve had to sit down and think of 10 ways I’m rocking motherhood. I think most of us are rocking motherhood in our own way (well, not some of those mum’s you see ...
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happy list
I haven’t write a happy list for about 3 weeks. This isn’t because I haven’t been happy as such. There have just been pressing concerns. That have kind of overwhelmed everything else. Mainly, that Hunky Husband has been out of work. The place he worked, and was happy, closed down, ...
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productivity
I’m lucky enough to work from home. As a freelance writer. If I couldn’t, I’m not sure how we’d manage. Hunky Husband works long hours, so pick-ups and drop offs were all down to me. Which meant I could basically work 10-2 out of the home. Then, there’s childcare costs ...
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16-months
Now, regular readers will know, from previous updates, that The Bobsy is an angel. This last week however, The Bobsy has not been an angel. She has been an absolute terror! She is quickly becoming a strong willed little lady. Hunky Husband and Bobsy’s Nan, both seem to think she ...
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happy list
So, apparently, I do do this happy thing every week! Who knew? This week has been a funny one. The Boy is back to school after half term, so it’s a little bit “thank God we made it”. However, his Dad is still on holiday, so he hasn’t had his ...
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I’m perhaps one of the least maternal women going. I do not like children. I never have. However, I always wanted my own. So, I am, perhaps, somewhat of a contradiction. I’m also quite fond of my own, this is, however, because I am raising them in my totally unmumsy ...
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Another one? Happy again? Well, as it turns out, when you sit down and think “what made me happy this week?” instead of dwelling on what was wrong, there is quite a lot to be happy about. This week is half-term for us. Which I always kind of dread. I ...
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liebster
The Lovely Autumn’s Mummy has nominated me for a Liebster award. Which was an honour, once I’d googled it and found out what on Earth it was! The Liebster award is apparently a way for bloggers to share the love. We get nominated by another blogger that thinks we are ...
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We love The Royal Armouries Museum. Hunky Husband took me for the first time a few years ago. We’ve been quite a few times since. Hunky Husband is a big History nerd, and builds little solders in his spare time (of which, there is not enough). So, this is obviously ...
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I go through phases with exercise. When I get into running, I love it. Same with swimming, and Pilates. But, if I have a few weeks off, I fall out of love, and I don’t ever want to do it again. Then I have to go through the whole forcing ...
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I think it's important for children, and in some cases, husbands (mine is very good, as I'm sure are many others!) to help out with housework. It is after all, their house. The Boy has always been pretty good at it. He gets pocket money, but not for housework really, ...
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I said I wasn’t going to do this every week, because I’m not that cheerful. But, you know what? I’ve had another really good week, and I like this having a positive outlook. I’m not sunny, or cheery, I’m a bit dark, and…honest. But, I am happy, I am positive, ...
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I’ve read lots of happy lists, or gratitude lists on other blogs over the last few months. I always think it’s lovely. We use our blogs to share ideas, and recipes, but also to have a good moan when we need it. A happy list gives us a chance to ...
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date night at home
My parents don’t live near by and Hunky husband's parents spend some time abroad. Friends also have young children, or live far away, so our date nights out, alone, are limited. Nights in together are also limited, as he works until 9pm most nights, and one of his nights off ...
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I’ve written this whole post as “14 months” then realised she’s actually very nearly 15 months. I am an awful parent that doesn’t know how old my children are! Oh dear. I think it’s partly denial. I just can’t believe she is already 15 months. It’s not until you stop ...
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