Summer holidays are the best!

I am so lucky, I now only work during term time. So I get to have 5 whole weeks off with my 3 little rascals!

We are a little over half way in and we have had some lovely days. We have been to some workshops that have been either free or rather cheap at local places. Today was pirate Lego making. 

I took Marley and my nephew, Cole along with my partner and his son. They are all similar ages so was a good boys day which promoted working as a team as well as individual little projects. The boys all seemed to really enjoy it! 

We have also been to messy play workshops where the children have potato printed onto material and then turned the material into little bags! Such a sweet idea. 

It’s been so nice to see the older girls enjoy the little things and being creative and silly again. School really does seem to have an effect on them which makes them act older than their years. Now I feel like I have children again instead of mini teenagers, I definatly have to keep on top of the activities that keep them creative and young. 



New baby!

So, in other news. We have a new baby in the family! Unfortunately it’s not me who has recently became a new mom again it’s my older sister. 

Baby Willow Louise is now 3 weeks old and is an absolute dream! 

I have 2 sisters and between us we have 8 beautiful babies on earth and 1 little angel. 

I’m not sure any of us are quite done yet, I often wonder what the final count will be. 

Here she is… K x

Red nose day fun!

So, today is red nose day and at school and work all the children have been getting in the spirit and raising money.

Now the girls are getting that bit older they aren’t quite as keen to go all out with the silliness, at least until they have seen a few friends doing it too. Was a red top, tights and lippy for Laila. Hallie and Marleys school did a ‘do something funny for money’ day, Marley went as WWE superstar, Ryback. Hallie wore odd socks and odd shoes.

There were boys dressed as girls and girls dressed as boys, underwear on top of clothes and pants on heads! It’s great to see the ones who really get into a theme. 

I work in a private nursery, we had babies to pre-schoolers dressed in red, faces painted while making red arts and crafts and decorating biscuits and cupcakes to take home.  

I have no doubt that lots of money has been raised all over the country for comic relief today!!! Kx

Laila turned 10!!..

A couple of days ago my first born had her 10th birthday! 

We went out for breakfast with most of the family, all her cousins were there and we took her bestie with us too. When we got home we started to set up for her little tea party. She went for a emoji theme and had a few friends over. They played make overs, card games and well there was a lot of selfie taking and giggling going on. Before we knew it her friends had gone home and we were blowing up balloons and singing happy birthday with a emoji cake with family all over again. Was a lovely day.

She had a lot of birthday money so we had a shopping day. Just the 2 of us. We went into lots of girlie shops and brought lots of bits and bobs. Was nice for me that even though we were buying make up, lush bathbombs, earrings and most of claires accessories, She really enjoyed going to build a bear and having so much choice of what to get. Was nice to see that she still enjoys being a little girl too.  

Happy birthday baby girl. Kx

Hallie is 9!!

Yesterday my baby girl turned 9 years old. I cant believe it! 

There is just over 11 months between my girls, so right now i have two 9year olds in the house. I am pretty sure there has been a miscalculation somewhere. I cant be old enough to have such grown up children. 

Hallie had a lovely birthday and she celebrated with friends over the weekend and we have a girls day out planned this coming weekend. 

I always remember my mom taking me and my sisters out for a 1:1 shopping day when we were young, so now they are older and ask for money more than gifts, i really enjoy having those same shopping days with my daughters. Kx

Poorly kids and work dont mix!

So i spent most of the night running from one room to another cleaning up sick, emptying sick buckets, holding hair back and comforting 2 of my 3 children. And i can honestly say i am exhausted! 

Its really hard to get someone to sit when it comes to sickness. And even if they are sick once and are fine in themselves they have to have the 48 hours off school. I cant help but be torn, torn between wanting to be home to look after my babies and feeling guilty for having to call work and tell them i cant go in for a couple of days. Especially when i said i would do extra hours because they needed me. 

I know im not alone here. So many mothers have this guilt feeling, no matter which they are able to do. Its quite sad that as soon as you become a mother that we start to feel guilty for everything. From breast or bottle, to going back to work or not financially contributing to the house hold. To leaving children with sitters or child care to forgetting to practise those spellings… again. 

I know im quite good at this mom thing, but theres always room for improvement when it comes to parenting. Just be nice if the guilt would leave us alone to be the moms we have to be. 


I think ive lost my mojo..

Ever have those weeks where you are just plodding through? Same shit different day type of weeks? I think that sums up january for me so far.

2 out of 3 of my children seem extra hypoactive and more defiant than ever before. I feel like im constantly running around tidying up after everyone, then i go to work and do the same and come home to do it some more. Now the sound on my telly has gone, so there goes any evening trashy telly for me. And with 3 birthdays coming up, my 2 girls and my mom, all within 2 weeks, weeks after christmas?.. well my evenings will be quiet for a while long to say the least.

I know exactly what i need to do, get a motovation shot from somewhere and maybe something to help me stress less. Though ive heard once youre a mom this no longer exsists.

Ive been in bed by 8.30 most nights for the past week and im still not bursting with energy. I tell myself you are 29 not 89, get your act together woman. Hoping one day soon i will drill it in and be more proactive. Can you be more proactive when it comes to housework and its either freezing or wet outside? 

Oh well, pay day is just around the corner. Maybe birthday/party preping will inject some excitement and emthusiasum back into me ready for the months ahead. Fingera crossed. Kx

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