Brilliant Mum Feature Week 19

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Gabriella who blogs at Mummy Needs Gin. Gabriella is 31 years old and lives in Herefordshire with her opera singing fiancé, her 6 year old verlociraptor (that’s what he pretends to be most days) and her 1 year old daughter. Gabriella says she’s doing everything the Government wants, by shoving her… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 18

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Megan who blogs at Motherhood in London. Megan is a stay at home mum, and has just moved to London from Austin, TX. She’s just trying to figure out life as a new mum to a 13 month old in a new country! Megan moved here with her husband 5 months… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 16

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Helen who blogs at Treasure Every Moment. Helen is a 27 year old mummy to one daughter, Isabella, and one on the way! Helen married her husband back in 2014 and since then they’ve entered the incredible world of parenthood together. Helen loves baking, photographing and exploring with her family. Helen says… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 14

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Paige who blogs at Paige’s Preferences. Paige is a 26 year old mum to two gorgeous boys. Lawson, who is almost 2 and Oscar who is 4. Paige is engaged to Daniel and says that he’s been her best friend and soul mate for 7 years. Paige enjoys reading, walking, arts… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 13

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Emma who blogs at Our Fairytale Adventure. Emma is 27 years old and lives in Cheshire with her partner and two boys. She’s a stay at home mum at the moment, but is hoping to go back to university to study her masters degree soon. Emma enjoys travelling and has lots… [Read More]

The fading of time. A poignant post about losing mum to cancer and reflecting on memories that are fading all too fast…

May of this year marks 12 years since mums passing. She had ovarian cancer and died when she was just 50 years old. My sister and I were 18. It’s hard to think about what life would be like now if mum was still around. Actually, it’s pretty unbearable to think about. However I do often find myself thinking up things that I think we might have done together. We’d go shopping and try on ridiculous outfits then laugh at one another. We’d enjoy a spot of lunch and have a chat about our lives. I might even ask her… [Read More]

The mum we all want to be

Children walking by road

We all know her. We all have someone like her in our lives, and quite often we all wonder how she does it. How does she manage to turn up on time at the school gates looking perfectly pristine, not a hair out of place, not even a speck of food on her clothes. How does she do it? I bet her kids hair has been brushed, their faces wiped, teeth cleaned and they’ve had a healthy breakfast. Most mornings I rush to shovel something, anything, down my kids throats before dressing them in such a hurry I don’t notice… [Read More]

A mum is a precious thing

What a statement.  Yes, indeed she is, but she’s also strong, intelligent and fearless. She’s brave, independent and almost like a warrior when it comes to protecting her children. A mum is also a worrier and can be dependent on others, as well as experience feelings of loneliness. Mums come in various shapes with different personalities, traits, beliefs and morals.  What works for one, will not necessarily work for another.  One friend of mine believes in letting their children ‘cry it out’, whereas another friend of mine panders to her child’s every need. Which one is right? Well, they both… [Read More]

There's nothing wrong with a paranoid mum!

Why is being thought of as a paranoid mum a bad thing? I’m not always paranoid, but ever since M was in hospital with a severe infection I’ve been more aware and more on the ball when it comes to our girls being ill. I guess it’s only natural for me to feel like this. M was so very poorly and it was very scary. I kept telling myself that if only I’d gone to the doctors sooner or gone to the hospital sooner, M would never have gone downhill as quickly as she had. I feel as though I… [Read More]

The strength of a parent

The original title of this post, was going to be the strength of a mother. Mainly because I’m a mum and I wanted to get my view, as a mum across. However, it dawned on me that both mums and dads have to have an amazing amount of strength during the toughest times of parenthood. It’s not something you really think about when planning for a baby, or during pregnancy and the early days I guess, but when the unexpected happens, mums and dads somehow manage to dig deep and muster up all of this strength that they probably didn’t… [Read More]