Brilliant Mum Feature 65

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 Michelle who blogs at The Willow Tree. Michelle is a Solihull based Mum to three children aged 1,4 and 7. She’s been married for nearly 9 years (together 15 years!), and she loves family days out, blogging, reading, oh and a cheeky cocktail! Michelle is a part time working mum and… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 20

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 Josefine who blogs at My Danglish Family. Josefine says she’s the baking obsessed (cake addict) mum of the most wonderful little boy, Elliot, who’s 14 months old. She’s also the Danish half of her little family of three. When she’s not mothering and baking cakes, she’s either out and about with… [Read More]

A day in the life of a blogger

Blogging means different things to different people. To some it’s a hobby that they enjoy doing once in a while, whereas to others it’s a business that can earn them some nice money. To me, it’s a bit of both. I work two days a week and then for the remaining three days of the working week whilst our twins are in school, I blog. Some people struggle to understand what this means and how I can spend three days sat in front of a laptop writing, but it’s a lot more than that. As such, I thought I’d write… [Read More]

Make Mornings Much Easier With These Tweaks To Your Home

Mornings can be a challenge when you have a little one to look after. And even before they go to school, mornings can be still difficult to master. After all, you need to make sure you and your child are both up and ready to face the world. But it can be a challenge alongside your hubby to get ready for the day ahead. Here are some tweaks you can make to your home to make mornings much easier. Invest in a new bathroom suite It’s often the bathroom which can slow down the getting ready process in the morning…. [Read More]

Things I've learnt whilst on holiday

1. Life is short, make the most of it while you still can. Before you know it you’ll be an OAP and unable to do the things you can do now. Appreciate life more! 2. Being a mum is the best, most important job in the world. They’re only little once so make sure every working moment is spent being the best mum you can be. Give your children your undivided attention. Listen to them, play with them, cuddle them. 3. Love your mum body! You still look good even with your mummy tummy! That tummy gave life to two… [Read More]

An update on our play dates

Last month I wrote a post about how I’d decided to stop going to playgroups in favour of play dates. I explained that although I’d been going to one particular play group for well over a year, I’d yet to make any real friends there. Nobody would talk to me as everyone had already formed their own friendships. It left me feeling a bit lonely. Anyway, that was then and I’m pleased to say that it was a very good decision to ditch the play group! I still go to one play group on a Wednesday, which is a friendly, small… [Read More]

Bye bye play group! Hello play date!

A little while ago I wrote about how I felt lonely at one particular play group. We go to a few groups over the course of the week. Since my last post I have had two ‘play dates’ with another mum in our homes. We both went to the play group mentioned above, but both found it busy and it lacked toys for children to play with. I took a brave step and asked her if she wanted to skip play group the following week and come over mine. She agreed! I kind of felt bad to start with. Almost as… [Read More]

The Loneliness of Toddler Group

R and M were eight months old before I managed to pluck up enough confidence to take them to a playgroup. Would I be able to manage on my own? Would there be a lift to easily allow me to bring the double pushchair between floors? What if no-one talked to me? Should I put them in proper clothes or just sleepsuits? What if they both start crying and I start to get flustered? These were just a few of the many questions and concerns that I had before I went to playgroup for the first time.  The very first… [Read More]

Daddy do it!

Has anyone else experienced their kids going through a phase of daddy doing everything? I’m not allowed to get them their drinks, pick them up or hold their hands! Don’t get me wrong, it can be great sometimes as it means I can sit back and just be an onlooker on the chaos that’s descending in front of my very eyes, but it would be nice to feel wanted sometimes! You know, just now and again would be nice! This happens mostly when we’re on holiday or when we go somewhere with daddy. We went to Menorca on our first… [Read More]