Tag Archives : sahm

I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Freelancing – Earning a Living as a Stay at Home Mum


It has been said a million times, but it’s true, being a stay at home mum is more work than a full-time job, and your shift never really ends! However, many of us still feel unsatisfied in regards to our careers, or are simply a bit short on cash, and crave something to help with both. It might be simply…

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#MumisBest Guest Post – Helen from Talking Mums


Welcome to the first instalment of my new guest series #MumisBest!  #MumisBest is all about the ever-growing SAHM/working mum debate.  I really want this series to highlight that there’s no right or wrong way, but whatever works for you and you family.  If you’d like to take part do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!  For now…

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I’m not the Mother I Thought I’d be.


Even before I was pregnant I had a clear idea of who I would be as a mother.  My children would listen to me, they wouldn’t throw tantrums and we would enjoy playing all day.  I also didn’t feel like I would need to work, being a SAHM would be enough.  I had the rest of my life planned out. After…

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A New Year and a New Start?


I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions.  I think if i’m going to make a change I should just do it.  No preparing myself for it, just biting the bullet and going for it. However, as 2017 is fast approaching I can’t shake the niggling feeling that something has to give.  The freshness of the New Year seems…

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Fitness and I.


I discovered the gym when I was seventeen.  I went with a few friends from sixth form and I definitely caught the bug!  I had felt for a while like I needed to lose weight and so the gym turned into my sanctuary. After a short time I started to go the gym every day, for two hours.  I had a…

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Toddler Groups: Heaven or Hell? 


As a SAHM I sometimes feel that my children miss out.  If I went to work and them to nursery they would socialise more with children their own age.  They would play with different toys, eat different foods and learn how to interact with different kinds of people. When Baby J was small I braved my first mother and baby…

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A Play Dough Recipe for the not so Crafty Parent!


Crafts are not my thing.  Sometimes I feel like they should be, so i try really hard to make it happen.  This usually ends up in a stressed out mummy who has to call in super dad to save the day.  There isn’t much my husband can’t turn his hand to.  I find it an attraction whilst at the same…

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Dear Diary: This Week I Turn 26


This week I turn 26.  My birthday is my absolute favourite time of the year.  I still get excited about it and love waking up knowing I’m going to spend the day exactly as I please! Prior to having children I would have a ‘birthday week’.  This was literally an excuse to enjoy a whole weeks worth of celebrations.  We…

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Nim’s Fruit & Vegetable Crisps Review


Since becoming a parent I have found that eating healthily has become much more important.  Having little people to run around after means I need to be on the top of my game.  Giving my children healthy foods to eat is an absolute must too.  The trouble is that we all like a treat every now and again, to satisfy our snack…

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