Tag Archives : sahm

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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Sandybrook Country Park – A Holiday with Two Under Two


I love the feeling that comes with booking a holiday.  The excitement you feel as you count down the days.  Knowing that the daily grind will cease for a few days and that you are about to get time to relax and unwind…pah!  Having just returned from our first holiday with two under two, I can tell you relaxing and unwinding…

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Autumn Holiday Essentials You Need to Pack


In less than a weeks time we are heading off on our Autumn holiday.  This will be our first break as a family of four and we are excited to say the least! We have booked a cosy lodge, with an onsite swimming pool and play areas for the kids.  It’s in the middle of a country park so we are surrounded…

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Stocking Fillers with Snapfish!


When we got together Hubs was a Science Teacher.  He worked long hard days, came home and started again as soon as he had stepped over the threshold.  He wasn’t in love with his job, quite the opposite, but he worked hard nonetheless. His dream has always been to become a medical professional.  So when the chance came up for him to…

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