No longer Supermum

  Remember being a first-time mum? You were hell bent on doing ‘the right thing’ by your child. Often this meant altering your lifestyle to make sure they drank, ate, slept when they were ‘supposed to’. I was one of these mum’s who would schedule my day around nap time to make sure No.1 slept. It did help as No.1 is a great sleeper. Things have changed dramatically as I’ve ventured longer into motherhood. I have become WAY more relaxed. Perhaps in some cases a little to casual to those looking in from the outside. But it’s a coping mechanism I think, and a bloody good one. Here’s a few things I have become more relaxed about: Food I used to peel, slice or dice an apple before giving to my babies. Now I hand them an entire apple, it keeps them amused for longer. If they don’t eat, I don’t care.… View Post

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A quick midweek meal – Spaghetti Bolognese- #Thankgoodness for Dolmio

I am not a food blogger. One time I was trying to make a quick and easy meal for the family after a hectic day. Not only did I burn the potatoes to the pan, I also burnt the baked beans for the same meal. Now I am sure you know that burnt potatoes have a taste that isn’t so great, even if only a few were burnt to the pan. Everyone deeply hungry and loyal ate the food I served them. E did however think it was funny that I put the pan in the bin. There was no amount of cleaning would save that pan. Imagine how awful my photos would be if I was to always blog about food. I am not someone who cooks everything from scratch to make sure my children are not consuming too much salt or sugar. One, I don’t have the time… View Post

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Mother’s Day – Just Another Day

This year, Mother’s Day was….underwhelming. There, I said it. It sucked mainly because M worked. So there was no sleeping in, breakfast in bed or general putting up of the feet. As M wasn’t here, E rose to the occasion which resulted in her making me breakfast – well putting pop tarts in the toaster. She then attempted to make me some lunch, all very cute. I was presented with a crisp sandwich. And the best part was when I cooked dinner tonight. Awesome. It’s so nice to eat a meal that you haven’t prepared yourself. oops! I did prepare and cook it. My present was awesome, I was presented with a chocolate orange. Now I am not one for sounding ungrateful.. but a flaming chocolate orange which E chose because she likes them. I like her thinking, smart girl. I’m not a materialistic kind of girl but a bottle of wine wouldn’t… View Post

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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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