How has this happened?! In the blink of an eye my chubby 9 month little fidget bum is turning 3 next month, he’s potty trained, no longer takes a bottle at night and doesn’t need Mummy there all the time anymore. He is a self-sufficient toddler, in the last year he has learnt so much, his speech is commented on all the time, everyone says … Continue reading I nearly have a 3 year old!
The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us & soon will be the dark nights and the Christmas lights will be turning on in your local town! I used to love going to watch the Christmas lights be turned on, whether it be the lead in the pantomime that year or an X Factor reject, (I was lucky enough to be in … Continue reading Essex Christmas Lights Dates 2018
I read (and calculated because I initially couldn’t believe it) that we have just 90 days left of 2018, in the most polite way possible where the f has 2018 gone?! I feel like all the goals I made back in January haven’t quite gone to plan, like most New Years Resolutions most when out of the window when poverty hits & we all start … Continue reading 90 days left of 2018
Have you ever seen a pig in shit? How happy they were? That was Frankie at Thomas Land! We recently had a short break to Thomas Land, staying over at the Drayton Manor Hotel for the night & we loved it! Our Thomas mad Frankie had the time of his life & we wished we’d taken advantage and booked a second night up too! It … Continue reading Thomas Land, Drayton Manor Park
toucanBox is described on their webiste as a flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8 I recently ordered a toucanBox for Frankie after signing up to OhMyDosh! and choosing the incentive to earn £1.25 from signing up to receive a free box. Upon entering his details it flagged up that the toucanBox is aimed at children 3-8 but I still decided … Continue reading toucanBox
Following our pre-op appointment at Colchester Hospital, Frankie’s & the pre-op, the two weeks following flew past and before I knew it was op day for Frankie! We took him to Southend-On-Sea to Adventure Island, Southend on Sea the night before so we could enjoy the rides and eat sugary doughnuts and salty chips in the hope that he wouldn’t be ravenous by the morning as he … Continue reading Frankie & The Orchiopexy Operation
Dear Working Parents, We’re doing it, YOU’re doing it. A working parent is having to choose going to work and trusting your child to someone else’s care. A working parent is coordinating extra hours here, missing a lunch break there, to make sure you are there in time for parents evening, school plays & charity fetes. A working parent is taking a deep breath and … Continue reading Dear Working Parents..
“Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man’s world” We are all out to earn some extra money where we can, selling old clothes on eBay, taking used toys to the bootsale, posting on Facebook Marketplace, googling ‘how to make money from home’ or panicking on maternity leave that you can’t make ends meet. With Christmas on the horizon and budgets tightening, have … Continue reading Money, Money, Money
As Frankie’s third birthday approaches I am finding myself thinking more and more about having another baby. I always mentally thought that I would be trying, if not pregnant around his third birthday, with baby number two. The fact that I’m not has been weighing heavily on my head at the moment, I feel like so many people I know are getting pregnant, trying to … Continue reading Feeling Broody!?
Summer is almost over, the third Summer since I’ve been a Mummy for and I still haven’t quite done it, I’ve lost another stone but I still haven’t achieved my pre-Frankie weight. Despite all my best efforts (excluding the BBQs and cider of the summer) I still have bingo wings, a pouch and cellulite on the back of my legs. I’ve found happiness in the … Continue reading Dying for perfection
Dear All My Old Friends, I don’t know how it happened but life got in the way, we stopped being there for each other and now we’re friends no more. Was it when I became a Mum? Was we already drifting before then? I can’t put my finger on the day you left but when my life became consumed by nipple pads, Baby TV and leaps yours … Continue reading Dear The Friends I Lost Along The Way
I honestly can’t remember the last time I had my hair cut or coloured, I don’t think it was even this year and what are we in August? I am sure it was this time last year maybe even longer than that! My split ends have split ends and what was once a full balyayge is now a more of a mirage of a dodgy … Continue reading Mal-Pampered