• Lifestyle

    Radio Silence: Life & Blogging

    Hi, how are you all doing (possibly a silly question)? I just wanted to pop a quick post up just to say hello really and check in. What a crazy few months it has been, life really has been full of ups and downs. Lockdown was mental, intense, full of emotion and now things are easing into a new normal we are entering a whole new anxious phase. Life as we know it has changed for the foreseeable, lots has happened in our household and we are all still getting used to our daily routine. I have decided to take a long break from blogging over the summer months. Things…

  • Lifestyle

    Life…

    Oh my goodness, what the heck has happened to the calm festive feels of December? I have gone from relaxed watching Christmas movies with the kiddies munching matchsticks to frantic, panicked crazy stressed mother. So, we were out Christmas shopping, mooching round town just the two of us (Mr K and myself). We were having a lovely time checking things off the list and trying to be as organised as possible. I was feeling quite relaxed and looking forward to a weekend of festivities, only I receive a call from school. You know the dreaded ‘Oh, it’s the school’ call. Please come and collect Amelie she is feeling sick and…

  • Family

    Raw, Honest Motherhood

    I’m sat on the bed with my poorly little boy who is full of a cold and chesty cough (still), the rain is pouring down and my clothes are soaked through. Monday again, how quick do the weekends go? I prefer the run up to Christmas (October, November, December) much more than the actual day, so I love cosy weekends spent as a family or with friends. There aren’t many weekends left to savour the magic before it all comes to an end for another year. Our Sunday started well we were all in good spirits so we headed to Aldi for a food shop, the children were well behaved…

  • Family

    Life Lately – Chit Chat

    I feel like I haven’t published a post of general ramblings in so long, this is the time I wish I was a youtuber just having a chat with the camera. But, I’m not that confident and cringe whenever I hear my voice on video – yuk! How are you all? I hope everyone is well and have escaped any germs going around. My children have brought home every single virus, bug and infection going in the last 5 weeks, we’ve had numerous trips to Devon Doctors and A&E, antibiotics and around 5 bottles of calpol consumed. Amelie has had time off school due to this and obviously school got a…

  • Review

    Mum Hacks – Tanith Carey

    Being a parent to however many children you are constantly chasing your tail. What with housework, school runs, baby/toddler groups, play dates, unexpected visitors, etc etc – us parents are run ragged. I’m certainly all for making my life easier and the Mum Hacks book by Tanith Carey is a little bible of brilliance. There are a number of things on my “newborn essentials” list and this is certainly one of them, I will be passing this book onto other harassed parents. Mum Hacks is as you would expect, 160 pages of time saving tips to assist any situation at any stage of parenthood. There are newborn, weaning, toddler meal…

  • Family

    I’m THAT Mum…

    A post I published for Meetothermums, I hope you like it. I am that mum who… Uses the TV as a babysitter when I need to get jobs done or just have 5 minutes to myself Gives the children chocolate more than once a week, I use it as a negotiator, bribe and treat Falls for every trick in the book when it comes to reasoning with the children, I give in way too much Lets the children sleep in my bed whenever they want, I have co-slept with both kiddies and am not ashamed to admit that I love it Eats all of the children’s sweet treats and tells…

  • Family

    20 Facts About Me

      I’m 5ft and a size 6-8, all the ladies in my family are petite. I have naturally curly hair that I straighten every day using the best GHDs. I only go au natural on holiday where no one can see me. I use hairspray to keep my eyebrows in place, a friend of mine introduced me to this method when we were about 17. She used to use an old toothbrush (sorry Chlo!), I’ve done this ever since although I don’t use a toothbrush. I used to hate coffee but since having children I have about 3 cups a day. I’m a nervous driver and hate driving. I haven’t…

  • Family

    Learning To Accept Things – A Personal Post

    This is a personal post about trying to accept things the way they are and working on changing the things in my life that I’m not happy with. I’m 5ft dead on the nose, my height doesn’t bother me I’m quite pleased I’m a shortie with little feet. My height bothers other people though, when I say people I mean women. Throughout my adult life I have come across and still do, women who like to belittle me about my height “aren’t you tiny!?” “you look really short today” “you make me feel like a giant”… I could go on all day with the lovely comments I’ve received. What I…

  • Family

    Chit Chat, Rants and Fireworks

    This post has no relevance to anything in particular and will mainly consist of me rambling, ranting and just generally having a good moan. This week has been one of those weeks, nothing major has happened just little things have wound me up and made me feel super anxious. I’m hormonal as it is and just cannot shake this feeling off. It is like a heavy cloud over my head, I’m tired and grumpy for no reason whatsoever. Things that have peed me off this week have been, my silly neighbour parking his huge work van at the bottom of our cul-de-sac and blocking the footpath. He has done this…