To My Firstborn- Please Don’t Feel Left Out; You’re Still My Boy!

10th January 2017

When you have a baby you know your life is going to change, but nothing really prepares you for it. The instant love, the bonds you grow and your completely new outlook on, well everything.
This is what happened when Reuben came into our lives.
Everything changed and it all happened so fast.

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My “Make Me Look Human” Make Up Must Haves

6th January 2017

As mums we all have days where we get up in the morning, look at ourselves in the mirror and see a very tired reflection.

I’m not one for wearing loads of make-up every day and I certainly don’t have time in the mornings to worry about contouring or applying layers of make-up, I need quality items that are quick to apply.

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Stranger Danger for Toddlers

4th January 2017

Today Reuben had asked to go for a walk, and as it was a nice day I agreed it was a good idea.

Reuben is great when it comes to going out walking; he will stay by my side at the roads, stop and check if it’s clear to cross and does as I ask. I really couldn’t ask for him to be any better.

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Boys have Body Issues Too

1st January 2017

Of more than 1,000 eight- to 18-year-old boys polled, 55% would consider changing their diet to look better and 23% said they believed there was a perfect male body. (As per the BBC Article)
8 years old and would consider a diet! At 8 years old you’re a child! Your biggest concern should be when you can go out on your bike next, not what diet to go on.

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2017 – New Year, New You, New Goals

1st January 2017

Happy New Year to you all.

Here we are the first day of the New Year. How did that happen? I’ve had this post partly written for weeks but only now getting round to posting it and so had to make some amendments – oops!

Will you be setting any New Year Resolutions?

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New Years Eve; Last Date Night of the Year

29th December 2016

New Years Eve is just not my thing.
Not any more anyway. I can think of nothing I would enjoy less than getting ready for a night out to spend it shouting over loud music, getting drunk and then spend the next week recovering. Yes, I’m a boring old git but hey, I embrace it!

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Another Crazy Christmas

26th December 2016

I love Christmas. I love the buzz and excitement but by the time we hit the end of Boxing Day I long for a bit of normality!

I’m always grateful that we go to Sam’s parents for lunch and then to my parents in the evening; no cooking or food preparation makes the run up to Christmas pretty much stress free

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Losing My Grandad – A Year On

21st December 2016

I sit here looking at the title of this post and wonder if I am ready to talk about the up and coming anniversary of the death of my wonderful Grandad.
In truth, no I’m probably not, but I want to.
I want to remember one of the most important men in my life and share how his passing made me feel and know that it is OK to miss him.

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Post Pregnancy – The Bits No-One Tell You.

19th December 2016

I’m now at almost four months post pregnancy and my hormones have dropped, with that my hair has started to fall out.
This time round it hasn’t come as a shock, in fact I had been waiting for it to start, however that was a different story when I had Reuben.

Was it that it was only happening to me?

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Christmas Traditions

18th December 2016

I am very much a Christmas person, to the point that when Sam and I were dating I insisted he bought a Christmas Tree and said without one I wouldn’t be able to go to his house. So it goes without saying that Christmas is a big deal for me and with Reuben being so excited, this year is the first year that I have felt passionately about starting our own Christmas Traditions.

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