So having a baby changes your life in so many ways, and your relationship with your other half does not escape these changes, from sleepless nights, lack of date nights and a small person who always seems to be between you both, it is easy to see how maintaining a good relationship often gets put on the back burners. Not much changed between Nick and I after our son was born, we still had time for us as a couple, I think the only thing that changed drastically was our date nights, they became less going out for a nice … Continue reading Why my relationship fizzled post baby
Helps you re-charge I don’t need to tell you that parenting is bloody hard work, and from time to time we need a break. This break doesn’t necessarily need to be away from the kids (although I am sure at … Continue reading 5 Reasons Parents Need more ‘Me Time’
Days off for me as a mummy to two under two at the moment are few and far between, and even when I do get one of these rare days off, most of the time they go a bit ‘pete tong’! Take my last supposed ‘day off’ for example. I had made so many plans… nails, a little retail therapy a nice HOT coffee in a cafe uninterrupted. I even planned to take a nice hot bath when I got home while Nick did bedtime routine, and then perhaps a gin or two! These plans sounded great! So we all … Continue reading Futile Dreams of a Mums Day Off!
Has your baby ever cried so much that they are completely inconsolable? Yes my daughter has been like that these last few weeks, crying so much her face turns red and she sobs through the tears, despite trying everything, nothing … Continue reading The Inconsolable Cry
Kelly, who you can find over on Instagram @the_bees_knees.co (https://www.instagram.com/the_bees_knees.co/) has created this amazing Happiness Journal, it is absolutely stunning and great for a moment or two of mindfulness each day. The journal is not dated so you can start this at any time in the year, and she has designed it so that you colour it in. This journal really helps you sit back and reflect on the day, it also identifies areas of your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being that need some TLC. Really great for busy mums who are always on the go and who … Continue reading The Bee’s Knees Journal
Since I became a mum, and since my baby boy has turned into a fun-loving toddler, who has far too much energy, I have found myself saying the word ‘NO’ far more than I ever though I would. Seriously, if … Continue reading ‘No’ is NOT another word for ‘Yes’
Have you ever found yourself out and about with the car parked up and realise you forgot an essential baby item in your changing bag….. Yes that’s me very often, normally due to rushing about trying to get 2 babies under 2 out of the door and in the car before they start whining because they know we are going out. Well I decide to put an end to that…. And yes I still forget to put things in the changing bag but with my emergency car kit I know its always there if I really need it! What’s in … Continue reading My Emergency Car Kit
Sebastian is coming up to a year and a half, he is learning new words every day, he now has about 30-35 words in his vocabulary, and has even started to put together some phrases, some of my favourites are; ‘please mama’, ‘bye dada’, ‘don’t care’, ‘I did it’, and the funniest has to be ‘ohhhhh bugger’, especially funny when he uses it in context! I have to fight off laughing when he shouts ‘ohhhhh bugger’! We have had a few nights this month where he has refused to stay in his bed at night, he has been pulling his … Continue reading January family update!
Some Little-Known Facts About Us I trained as a nurse for 3 years qualified and then realised it really wasn’t for me! I retrained as a pharmacist, and then fell pregnant with my son and then my daughter, so I now have two under two and am currently working from home as an NU Skin Distributor. Nick and I had only been together for four months before I fell pregnant with our son, I was on the depo! So that pregnancy was a bit of a shock, but two and a half years later we are still going strong. My … Continue reading Little-known facts about us
Evening everyone, so after a year and a half, and two babies later I’m pretty deep into this parenting thing-a-ma-jig, so I thought I’d write a short post on how not to lose your shit, if like me your a stay-at-home parent. Don’t get me wrong in the last year and a half I’ve lost my shit a handful of times (actually more than I care to count), and you will probably still lose your shit too sometimes, but I’m hoping that these 6 tips will keep you from losing your shit every day! Alcohol, especially Gin has become … Continue reading How Not to lose your shit as a stay-at-home parent