Win £30 To spend online at Party Bags & Supplies

Organising a party for any occasion is hard work, whether it’s for children’s or other occasion party. Party Bags & Supplies is a great website that can alleviate some of the stress. Party Bags & Supplies sells pretty much everything you need. They have a great selection of table wear , they sell amazing pre filled party bags and They even sell face paint and fancy dress costumes. Party Bags & Supplies is a great website, don’t just take my word for it go and check it out. The lovely people at Party Bags & Supplies are offering one of my readers to win £30 to spend on their website. To enter just fill out the gleam app below. Closing date 24th March 2107 at 11.59pm UK only. Win £30 to Spend at Party Bags & Supplies  

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Five Things I Hate about motherhood and other stuff I love

While Martin was away with work, I sent a text to a friend, “Doing this gig alone has given me time to reflect on just how much I don’t enjoy motherhood.” I sent it with an intended element of mirth but I sat with my statement for a little while, tossing it around in my head, to figure out just how truly it resonated. Nearly two years of solo parenting was skewing the results but on some level, I had to admit that there is so much of motherhood I don’t enjoy. It’s the petty stuff that breaks me down. The squabbling and arguments shred my nerves. The constant trail of toys and kid paraphernalia irritates me. A uniform worn once and returned home far too grubby to wear again makes me insane. The kids are young and presumably they’re going to be annoying for a good while longer yet. That’s a long time… View Post

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Almost Perfect Parenting

I make no secret of the fact that I am a less than perfect mum. In fact, I think the reason people like to read this blog is because it makes them feel good about the way they parent. At the very least, they learn that they are not alone in their sub-par efforts. But if I’m being really honest, I should probably admit that I’m not always being really honest. There are some things that I feel more embarrassed about and therefore, less inclined to share. It is surely a sign of the clean eating times that I am less inclined to admit some of the things I allow my children to eat than I would be if my child repeated a swear word. Food is such a complex topic now. Exactly what constitutes healthy and who decides? The onslaught of information is one thing but the fact that… View Post

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My Ultimate Spa Day

Before you think this post is about me having an amazing Spa Day, alas it is not! I am 39 and I have never been on a spa day, god that sounds like a confession! This is something that I would love to change. However, being a full time stay at home mummy I can’t see that happening any time soon. It has to be said I do like to day dream, especially when the children are driving me crazy. Whether its thinking of somewhere sunny or just having a few hours to myself having a nice relaxing massage. These little pleasant thoughts are normally interrupted by a tugging on my sleeve being asked for something. When I imagine what my perfect spa day would be like. I conjure up thoughts of a nice country hotel, with not a child to be heard. On arrival I would be greeted with a lovely glass of… View Post

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Being Mummy!

The first word I hear most days is “Mummy”, followed by a tender “I love you” or “good morning” or “Can I have chocolate for breakfast?” Or in J’s case I get a I’m hungry whinge! Before my eyes are even open, before my brain has fully adjusted to the reality of no more sleep. I am reminded that before all else, I am Mummy . I have two little people depending on me to fulfil that role unquestioningly. There are days, of course, that I inwardly groan and silently beg for a break from this relentless responsibility. I don’t want to be a cook, cleaner, stylist, mentor, nurse, art teacher, entertainer and enforcer of unfair rules. When I wake up on these tired, uninspired days, I have to dig deep and remember that my children are innocent bystanders of my exhaustion. I have to be mindful always, even if it means regular visits to… View Post

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