We had a lovely day today. No plans whatsoever when we woke up. Which felt marvellous. I stayed in my PJs until 11am 😱. Sunday is the only day that’s possible, so I like to make the most of it. Not sure why, but it feels like you’re winning when you have extra hours in bed clothes!

We then arranged an impromptu dog walk with Nanny & Grandad. Which was lovely as the kiddies have missed them. The weeks are flying by at the moment and we’ve not seen them for 5 of them! It’s terrible as the kids saw them twice a week, every week up until a year ago. It must be hard for them all not having that regular routine.

Isla often cries her heart out for Nanny & Grandad. On Thursday evening, after a long day she was so emotional and cried for them. It breaks my heart, as at 8pm I can’t really do anything about it.

When I was growing up I stayed at my grandmas once a week. It was slightly different as I lived in the same town, which helped with school and my normal routine. But I had that closeness with my grandparents that never goes away. It’s my safe place.

I really want the same for my kiddies too! I guess it was a kick up the bum to make sure I plan that time in and not let the weeks get on top of me!

We had a nice walk in the mud. Everything was thick and gooey. The kids, of course, loved it. I asked them not to get muddy: do you think they listened? Nope! Covered!!
Hope everyone has had a lovely Sunday 🤩
I’m off to watch @callthemidwife.official finale now 😫😭 I hate it when it gets to the final episode. 

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It’s been a day of fun and #games today. Noah had a football match this morning, Daddy said it was a good game and very close. Whilst Noah was slide tackling everyone, Isla and I took some soups to Grandmas. Hubby made some carrot and coriander soups for her this week as fresh ingredient soup is just the best!

Isla then went climbing with Daddy. They love going to Big Rock in MK. Isla is so brave. She climbs right up to the top of the really tall walls. It amazes me.

We then snuggled to watch the final Harry Potter. We’ve now watched them all. We have waited 5 years for this moment and we all loved it. I got a little confused with Snape’s memories but I think I’m back on track. I must finish the books now 🤣

Has anyone else had a busy Saturday? #mummyphotoaday

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When it comes to a #horizon, I couldn’t not share this. Back from our trip to the Peak District. It was meant to be Summer. It felt like this week: windy, raining and unpredictable.

The views went on for miles at the top of his peak; Mam Tor wedged in between Castleton and Edale.

It was a beautiful area, picturesque and a treat for your eyes. I love places like that. It’s a shame we didn’t get to stop & enjoy the local beer gardens and cafes due to the weather.

We go on lots of adventures throughout the year: weekend trips camping, staycations and holidays abroad. Our next adventure is pretty epic too and every time I think about it I get butterflies! 🥰

We are off to Dubai soon! 😱😱😱 it must be real I’ve said it out loud. I’m so excited I might explode and I’m pretty sure the views will be nothing like this Peak District. Because the views we will have will be extraordinary. It’s our biggest adventure yet as a family. Biggest as in flight time, cost, special and unplanned. We’ve booked our flights and we’re super lucky to be staying with friends. Other than that we have no idea! What are we going to do in Dubai? Anyone been? Any ideas?


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Ah it’s #loveyourpetday - what a great way to see each others furbabies. Well these are mine:

Photo 1 = Rambo the Jack Russell & Snoopy the Cockerspaniel. As many of you know, Snoopy is blind and partially deaf which is challenging. However, he is such a happy pooch and loves a snuggle. I think Rambo has lost a little hearing too as he’s getting old. He will be 13 on April 3rd! It’s gone by so quickly.

Photo 2 = Rocky. He’s my Tom cat fluffbag and I like to call him Rockstar! He was my engagement present from Hubby. He’s the best cat. He snuggles with me every night, under the covers, he’s very set in a routine.

It’s funny how furbabies get their own little #pattern to make it through the day. All the pets sit by the bed at night for a treat. And I think Rambo is very cat like and Rocky is very dog like too. They definitely have those characteristics.

Rambo is 12, Rocky is 11 and Snoopy is 10. Noah is 9... then we broke the pattern as Isla is 7 🤣 (it wasn’t intentional). #mummyphotoaday #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram

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Sometimes I like to have fun with images. I don’t do it very often but it is amazing what you can do with a photo using filters.

The first image is the edited version, I’ve added a #bokeh filter on it. I’ve used @pixlr for this. It adds an orangey colouring to the photo and enhances the sun rays.

The original, swipe left, is still good and has its own bokeh and sun rays shining on it. But is less orangey and doesn’t seem as bright. It’s still a good photo though.

I took this with my iPhone. Sometimes when I need a quiet moment, one where I can play with the filters and change the feel of a photo it helps me to unwind. Gives my brain 5 minutes to regain itself and then I’m ready to crack on with whatever it was!

Which one do you prefer? Just out of curiosity - there’s no right or wrong answer! 🤣


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I had a busy Sunday painting the dining room with @frenchicpaint. I think it’s fair to say I’m obsessed. I painted the radiator and skirting boards with Dazzle Me. It’s super bright white. I painted the door with City Slicker. It looks so much better than the dark wood it was before.

If you swipe left you can see the before photos. The radiator was a beige colour before. It’s amazing how much brighter the room looks, it’s easy to #transform a room with an hour or 2 of painting.

I styled up the dining room with this beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers (a very kind gift from a friend) and these items from @pricescandlesuk. They eliminate pet odours which is great as sometimes I worry my house smells “dog”. After an impromptu afternoon off work, looking after Isla who hurt her neck at dance club, I cleaned and cleaned. The house smells nice and clean now. The household candle and reed diffuser have added a nice citrus and thyme scent to the room.

It’s amazing what you can do to change the feel of a room with simple steps!


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#Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We aren’t all the same. Wouldn’t the world be a boring place if that was the case. Everyone has a viewpoint. Everyone has their own opinion.

However, I am a firm believer in “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. I think it’s really important to spread happiness, build confidence and support each other. Now my big cheesey smile isn’t like this everyday, sometimes I’m worn out and sometimes I’m feeling sad. But I’ve learnt how to offload, unwind and bring that smile back. It’s so important to be able to hit that reset button once in a while.

So, this week, try and do one of these things:
🤍 Make someone laugh, a big belly laugh
🤍 Tell someone they look amazing
🤍 Tell someone you love you are grateful for them

See how it makes you feel. To make someone else’s day. It’s euphoric. I will never forget the moment one of the Mums from the school run told me I completely picked them up out of a dark spot - just by telling them they looked amazing today as I walked past.

Take the time to appreciate. Honestly it’s THE best hobby!

On a little diverted note; I’m appreciating this coat and boots right now. So warm and comfy. Check out the details on my blog >>> #linkinbio


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This might seem a little random after the sentiments in my last post. But bear with me... cleaning & #diy can help me with my mental health.

I’m not sure why but when I’m anxious, need to think or cross I clean. Like the deep clean stuff, it’s almost as if I get adrenaline from somewhere to give me the strength to scrub things that I wouldn’t normally. Or tackle something I wouldn’t normally.

On Thursday, whilst anxiously waiting to find out what was wrong with my grandma, I was shaving millimetres off Isla’s bedroom door. It was hard work but I didn’t want to just sit about.

Today I’ve painted the radiator and woodwork in our dining room with Frenchic. I now have a white and bright radiator and grey door. It looks so much better. Again, it’s something I can do whilst being lost in my thoughts.

Does anyone else do this?

Whilst promoting cleaning and mindfulness, check out my blog for a competition to win some goodies from @astonishcleaners #astonishingresults 

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About MummyConstant – a family lifestyle blog

A little bit of history…  

This online magazine and Mummy blog: MummyConstant started from just a little online pregnancy journal, in a revolt against “paper“. I wanted to document my first pregnancy and it has been going strong ever since. I became pregnant with Noah in February 2010 and my first blog posts came the very next month. I wanted to capture the feelings and photographs (of course) of my pregnancy and beyond that too. 

I had no idea then that we would have another child 18 months later, or that the blog would be here over six years later. It is incredible to be able to capture all of the fun we have as a family and we have been on an amazing adventure. Some adventures  just because of the things I write. And snap. And vlog. And put on social media. Oh well, you get the picture! 

I have been told that blogs that are not in a particular niche, do not do well. But I can honestly say that this blog crosses quite a few boundaries and why shouldn’t it? My role as a Mummy doesn’t end with running around after the children. It includes my hobbies and our lifestyle, which is what is captured on MummyConstant. I write about all the things we do and enjoy, I take photos of everything and when it’s possible I capture it on video too. 

So, who’s who… 

In the Constant household there are quite a few of us, some of the furry variety and then there’s the man cubs. I often refer to the pets as furbabies and frequently call the dogs woozles, that’s just to keep you on your toes and of course, bring a little A A Milne magic to the blog. I love Winnie-the-Pooh! Right, where was I, ah yes, the Constants. Let me introduce you… 


Yes, that’s me. Sonia Constant. I am a 34 Mummy of two school age children. I am the one that writes MummyConstant. The one that makes you laugh (hopefully), cry (not too often) and remind you that you are not alone (everyday). I have a love for photography and this comes through on the blog.  I love taking photos. I take them everywhere I go and of everything I can. I flit between my husbands DSLR, my new toy for 2017, Sony A5100 and my iPhone for taking photos. I use them all to take videos too, but have a GoPro to add some extra underwater fun in where possible. 

My day job is looking after a local governments website and I am PM for their most important efficiency saving project: Digital by default. My background is web design, creation and my career has been in IT support. So I do get labelled as the “geek” quite often, at home and at work! I love solving IT related issues. I think that’s why the blog has survived this long: the change of platforms or the new theme design. It creates a new chapter of learning and skill that I add to my baggage. I love to learn new things. 

I love Italian food, that’s probably my favourite, a glass of red wine and I cannot start the day without a cup of tea with a spoonful of honey. I often skip breakfast, unless I make my “grab and go” smoothie in the Nutribullet before I leave. Naughty me. I am quite creative. Let’s face it, I am very! I love playing the piano, singing and I love writing music. I can sort of play the guitar too and I am hoping to pick this up when hubby has had a few more lessons. I am reasonably new to crochet, which is what relaxes me in the evenings and I love making up little items for people. I do love to draw too. I come from quite a creative family, my Mumma and Sister are extremely artistic and my Uncle is a really good singer. So it definitely runs in the family. The other thing I love is good ole fresh air. Something I am planning to make more of in 2017. 


This is who I often refer to as hubby or Daddy. He is my fitness freak and professional photographer partner in crime. I get a lot of my inspiration from him, he has so much energy and is one of those people that gets up and does it. If he thinks it, he’ll do it. He decided at the start of 2016 that we was going to get fit and he did. He lost a lot of weight and completed some pretty crazy challenges, including the three peak challenge and his first triathlon, he simply puts his mind to something and achieves it. Hubby is the one that owns the Canon DSLR, I call it the big camera. I love the quality of photos that we get off this camera and we use two different lenses to get different styled shots. The zoom lens is great for getting up close shots of the children. 

Hubby is a marketing manager, so he helps with ideas and concepts when I need him to. It’s good to have people in the know and I have learnt a lot from him over the years too, which is always handy. So there you have it, my husband. The one with the rather awesome beard! 


This is my little man cub, born November 2010, changed our lives forever. My birthing story will forever haunt me, but after those first few hours things were perfect. Noah was a brilliant baby, happy and slept really well. I loved spending his first nine months with him, just us two on most days. It was a lovely start to motherhood. I am very lucky. He has grown up to be a very intelligent and loving little man. When he wants to be he can be the most thoughtful person, thinking of others and being so kind and gentle. But he does like to squabble and pick on his little sister when she winds him up! Noah is a typical boy and loves his vehicle toys, computer games and being outside: biking, playing, on the trampoline or splashing in the sea. 


This is my princess, born May 2012, yes call us crazy. An 18 month gap between both children has it’s ups and downs. Isla loves all things girly and creative – she loves playing with her dolls and teddy bears. She often has picnics with them in her bedroom, it is very cute. She also loves to sing, dance and make things. She reminds me of a mini me. She is very loving, but she just knows how to press everyones buttons, that shows a sign of intelligence if you ask me. 

Then there is the furbabies…

We have three pets, consisting of two dogs and a cat. We got the Jack Russell first, he was born in 2007 and is called Rambo. Then hubby came home from work one night with our cat, Rocky, who was an engagement present in 2008. Last but by no means least, there is our Cocker Spaniel, Snoopy. The dopey one of the bunch, but the cuddliest. He was born in 2009 and we got him just after we got married and settled into married life. That was all before the children came along and livened the family home up. 


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