Worn in Love – Two Years Living Apart

M has been away with his job for nearly two years now, only home on weekends. It’s the most time we’ve spent apart since having kids. It’s been hard in some ways. Easier in others. Having no-one to help at bedtime isn’t ideal. The relentlessness is brutal when you’re the only adult around. But then, there is no-one else to judge so maybe the parenting gets a little lax. Maybe it’s freezer food for dinner. Maybe there are no bedtime stories because “I’m all alone and so tired.” Yes, I’ve been laying it on thick. Sometimes it works and sometimes the kids are unmoved by my emotional blackmail and go right on ahead breaking my proverbial’s. Luckily E is such a great reader that she will now read the stories. What really gets me though is sleeping alone. But I don’t miss the actual body beside me. On the contrary, I love… View Post

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Win A £25 Amazon Gift Voucher

I don’t know about you but I love a freebie, bargain and of course competitions. I used to enter quite a few competitions but struggle to find the time at the moment. Recently I have been contacted about a website that lists Freebies, Voucher Codes and Competitions. That is my kind of website. Gratisfaction is a great website and I  genuinely recommend popping over to the website and having a look. I have added it to my bookmarks on my computer and will continue to keep checking it out. Gratisfaction are offering one of my readers the chance to Win a £25 Amazon Voucher. The lucky winner will be emailed the code and then they can spend, spend, spend! To enter simply complete the Gleam App Below. The Closing Date is 18th April 2017 at 11.59pm Win a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher

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This would have a better title if I wasn’t sick

I  would love to write this blog post from my bed. But I won’t make it there yet. Here’s what I know for sure: being a mum when you’re sick SUCKS. J has had a cold for a few days and hasn’t been 100% and on Sunday my immune system rolled over and said, “Have your wicked way with me, too, plague!”  One under the weather child is hard going. But when you, the chief caregiver, are also struck down, it just becomes unworkable. Thankfully M was home on Sunday which was great. He took the kids out which meant that I could crawl into bed and attempt to recover. And for once, I actually did just that. I didn’t use the opportunity to clean, wash clothes, read my book or write lists of stuff that I should have been doing. I crawled into bed, I shut my eyes and I… View Post

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Child’s Play

I am not a violent person. I don’t think I am especially angry. But if you’ve ever taken your child to a playgroup then you might just have an inkling of an idea where I’m coming from when I say I have been tempted to flip out at a child – obviously I never would. Here’s what I know. Playgroups are meant to be fun for your children whilst learning different skills, whether it be motor skills or social skills. It really is beneficial taking them. J has only been to two different one’s and he really enjoys them. However when you witness a (devil) child jumping on your one your old, hitting him and pulling his hair. I challenge you not to imagine any kind of throttling. Of course, you’re not going to actually do it but what CAN you do? Because it seemed that little Satan’s parents are busy having a a chat with friends. What you… View Post

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What Has Being a Mum Taught Me Today?

Every day is a school day when it comes to parenting. It is challenging, rewarding and sometimes its funny. So what has being a mum taught me today? – dried milk and weetbix would make an excellent substitute for cement – just because it seems to be entertaining both children and thus giving you a break, it is not advisable to let the five year old roll the toddler across the floor – doing the dishes might be your biggest accomplishment for the day – if possible, you should celebrate your big accomplishment with cupcakes – hearing your child say, “Jeeeeezus CHRIST!” is less funny than you might imagine it would be – Cake is the answer to all my woes. – going to the toilet without an audience should not feel so much like ‘Mummays alone time’ – if you don’t cut your baby’s fingernails, he will rip your face off… View Post

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