Reunited over Pasta! The Trouble with Twins!

Children helping to make food

What happened to my gentle, happy, kind hearted girls? One day they were four years old. They were nice to one another, had the occasional tantrum and more often than not they would listen to their mummy and daddy without us having to raise our voices. Then, all of a sudden they turned five years old and it’s like something within them has changed. Every day they argue, fight, cry and tell tales on one another. R is definitely more dominant and hates it when she’s proven wrong. She hates it when M tells on her for doing something wrong,… [Read More]

A Mum’s Guide To Cutting Costs When Times Are Tight

When you have a family, life becomes a lot more expensive. Whether you’ve got two children or eight, it can often be a struggle to make ends meet each month. If you’re currently finding it hard to make your money stretch as far as you would like it to, don’t despair because it is possible to make your money go that little bit further, it’s just a case of being smarter with your spending, that’s all. The fact is that parenting really is a costly business – little ones don’t come cheap, that’s for sure. A lot of families struggle… [Read More]

How To Switch Off When Tech Takes Over: A Guide For Parents

Parenting in this day and age is very different to how it used to be. Technology is everywhere we look, and it can be tough to raise kids to appreciate the benefits of newfangled gadgets without becoming reliant on them. As parents, we often moan that kids spend too much time in front of the TV or on their phones, but there are amazing benefits to enjoy. It’s about finding a balance and taking control. If you’re a parent, and you’re worried about your kids growing up in the age of online learning, social media, and Snapchatting, here are some… [Read More]

What we did this week

Last weekend was spent with my husbands daughter. She came home from university for the weekend for a ‘sleepover’ as the girls say! They love it when she’s home! They wake her up early and cuddle under the duvet with her! We went to the park together which the girls had wanted to do with their sister for a while! I worked late on Monday which meant that I didn’t go to boot camp, but I did go to spin class on Tuesday and again on Thursday. I really want to get back into running so will have to make… [Read More]

The Pressure of Growing Up Today

When I was growing up, I spent most of my free time outdoors with my friends. We’d go to the park, walk in the river, sit outside the shops eating ice lollies on hot days and go to the woods to climb trees and build dens. Technology wasn’t really around. We had a desktop computer that my sister and I would use to play rollercoaster tycoon now and again, but aside from that we didn’t use our phones for anything other than making phone calls. I don’t think I got my first mobile phone until I was around 11 years… [Read More]

I am Super Mum! What’s your super power?

Premature baby feet

Shhh, I want to let you know about a secret I’ve been hiding for quite some time now. I am Super Mum! Ok, so now that it’s out there for all to read, I guess it’s not so much of a secret anymore, but it is something of a mystery. You see, I’m not alone. There are millions of Super Mums, and Super Dads all over the world, but the majority of them just don’t know it. I am Super Mum because my body endured months of IVF treatment. Tests, needles and strange drugs were injected into my body by… [Read More]

What we did this week

It doesn’t feel like we’ve done much this week, but when I look back at my pictures from this week, I certainly have been busy! Last weekend the girls and I made a rocket. Apparently a girl in their class made one the week before, so the girls wanted to make one as well! Out of all the photos I’ve taken this week, I forgot to take one of the finished rocket so here’s one of us making it! I worked on Monday and Tuesday so nothing much to report on there. I did go to spin class straight from… [Read More]

Are you guilty of leaving your children unattended?

Before I had children, I would often cast my unwanted opinion to those who didn’t want to hear what I had to say. I have to admit, that I’d been rather judgmental, but in my defence at the time of broadcasting my opinion I didn’t have children, so I didn’t know any better. Some would say that the fact that I didn’t have children at the time of expressing my opinion should mean that I give no opinion at all. If only the world worked like that, but it doesn’t and everyone has an opinion whether we like it or not…. [Read More]

What we’ve done this week!

I can’t believe that Christmas is over already! The girls are back in school. I’m back in work and life is continuing as normal again, even though my front room now resembles a toy shop and my bathroom a beauty store! I don’t tend to write posts about our week, but I thought this week I would. I guess it’s kind of one of my new years resolutions going in 2017, which is to write down one good thing that happens each week, put it into a jar, and then at the end of the year you can read about… [Read More]

I’ve lost my way, but now I’m found: Mindful Parenting

Over the past few weeks, I’ve felt as though I’ve lost my way a bit when it comes to being a mum. If I’m honest, I feel as though I’ve been a bit of a crappy mum. I’ve not had as much patience as I should have, I’ve shouted more and instead of taking time to think about situations, I’ve just reacted without much thought or judgement. Of course, that’s easy to do and we all act this way from time to time, but I’ve been feeling as though it’s become a regular occurrence as of late. Instead of cherishing… [Read More]