Today we took a drive up north to see my bestest friend and her beautiful family. It was lovely to see the children getting on so well. Noah and Isla got on well too as they had other children to entertain. It was a win win all round.
Welcome back to #SilentSunday for 25 September 2016, today is a photo from a silly moment Isla and I had in the week. Thank you for all of your photo posts last week. I loved all of the photos and comments, so a big thank you to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to grab the badge, this links back to the original post.
Isla was incredibly excited to recieve a Peppa Pig Softee Dough Picnic Playset. She loves making a mess, creating and also love dough and Peppa Pig. So it was a win win all round. Hours of fun with the different tools to create fun and exciting picnic food, or your own version of rabbit! Isla comes home from school and the first thing she does is play with this picnic set.
For the best part of September, I have heard “Now they’re both at school are you enjoying all of your spare time?” or questions similar to that. I suppose the assumption is my only job is being Mum. I have to really think about my answer, as I don’t want to come across rude. But I am not just Mum. Obviously I am wife, daughter, grand-daughter, niece, sister, auntie and pet owner. But also, I work. I am an employee, a manager and also a civil servant. Not forgetting blog owner, social media addict and photographer of sorts. I am a working Mum and proud of it too.
You would think choosing a bed is simple, and perhaps it is a whole lot easier if you only have to consider yourself, but what if you have an entire family to think about? Hmmm, not that simple after all, which is what I discovered when I was attempting to find a bed that would make both my partner and I happy, as well as trying to figure out which beds would withstand being used as a trampolines by the kids.
Rattan Direct are running a fantastic competition at the moment and all you have to do to enter is send in your favourite wildlife photographs from your very own garden. I love wildlife and I take photos of it whenever I can, I am sure many of you are the same. Or you might have a budding photographer in the making, spending all day taking photos of the butterflies in the garden.
Little Isla seems to be doing really well at school. I love this photo, it came with a comment “Isla is holding her pencil correctly and doing really well”. Yeah! Well done Isla. Apparantly she is quite fidgety when they have carpet time, but she will get used to it.
Pedigree are on a mission to make sure our dogs get regular dental care and it got me thinking about how we manage to keep on top of it. You love them so much and you want to do everything you can for them. It is hard though when the kids are screaming, the dinner is boiling over the pan and the bath is about to overspill. There isn’t enough time in the day to worry about the dogs teeth and the little pesky grass seeds that get stuck in-between their paws. Here are some of the great ways we keep the dogs teeth clean:
In the previous post, we talked about how to supercharge your fitness motivation and reclaim your pre-pregnancy body. Just because you just had a child, doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time at the beach and wear your favorite bikini too. We’re nearing the end of summer as we speak, but there is still time to have a bit of fun outside. These next few makeup, skin and hair tips will help you look awesome in a bikini.
For mums with young children, it can often feel impossible to squeeze a decent workout into the daily routine. There simply isn’t time for prolonged strength training sessions and exercises that end in intense DOMS flare ups aren’t always suitable. As a mother, you can’t really be left nursing aching legs every week, because you need them for school runs, shopping, monkeying around in the park, and pushing little monsters on the swings.
Giving birth to a child is a wonderful blessing, however it does take a toll on your body. For 9 months, your hormones fluctuate, your eating habits change and your exercise routine falls by the wayside in order to prioritise the health of your baby. After giving birth, many women want to get back their pre-pregnancy body, however motivation and priorities tend to take their toll. Despite the challenges after the birth of your child, you can get back to the same or even better body that you had before your pregnancy. Exercise equipment specialists Little Bloke Fitness share the following stories of women that defied the odds and got a beach body not too long after their pregnancy.
Are you planning on buying a home? It’s a thrilling, exhausting and at times anxiety provoking time. There’s so much to consider. You go along to inspections, and look over everything with a fine tooth comb. But could you be investing in a potential disaster? Imagine moving into your new property only to find it is already home to a colony of pests! Nobody needs any added stress on top of moving house. That’s why we’ve come up with five compelling reasons to complete a pre-purchase pest inspection.
Disaster is often just around the corner. You have the day all planned out – a trip to the park, a playdate with friends, and a nice meal out in the evening with the family – when one of the kids comes down with a tummy bug or the washing machine leaks all over the kitchen floor. None of us can predict these things (unless you have a crystal ball or the prawns were a week out of date), but there are ways and means to survive the situation with a few less grey hairs.
Many women find it hard to return to work after they’ve had children. Some realise that they have a completely different mindset and don’t want to return to the career that they previously trained for. I found it really different going back to work after having Noah, my thoughts completely changed. Especially when dealing with people, from a managerial point of view. Going back to work can be a real headache, so instead of settling for a job they’re unhappy with, some women decide to start studying again. You might be thinking that this will be impossible as studying takes up lots of time and effort, as does looking after children. Actually studying towards a bachelor’s degree while raising children is possible and here’s why.