A bit late to the party, but happy đ— đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗼𝘆 to all the wonderful Mums I know. Mums of humans & Mums of furbabies
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𝗙𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 is so important. It gets you through the tough times, brings the happy times and makes you feel safe.⁣
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We are all still struggling after losing both of our furbabies
 but đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­ & we’re doing it đ˜đ—Œđ—Žđ—Čđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿.⁣
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This photo makes me smile. The last time we went to the beach together, to give Snoopy some sea air through his ears.⁣
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𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆. My memories. I am so đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜ș to have this lot & have my sacred memories of the furbabies.⁣
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đ——đ—¶đ—± đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—”đ—źđ˜ƒđ—Č 𝗼 đ—»đ—¶đ—°đ—Č 𝘄đ—Čđ—Č𝗾đ—Čđ—»đ—±?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ Mother’s Day

#family #mothersday #mothersday2023 #motheringsunday #uktradition #mums #mumma #mothers #familytime #familyfirst #beachday #beachvibes #winterbeachdays #wellsnextthesea #norfolk #visitnorfolk #furbabies #dogslife #puppys #doggies #loveislove #memories #reminiscing #missmydogs #grievingdogs #grievingprocess
QuornÂźïž challenged me to make a quick, delicious & meat free meal. đ—€đ˜‚đ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ—șđ—Č𝗼đ—č𝘀 are perfect for lunchtimes whilst working from home. They are also perfect for family lunchtimes on a Saturday as we have little time after clubs.⁣
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I used some đ—€đ˜‚đ—Œđ—żđ—» đ—–đ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—œđ˜† 𝗡𝘂𝗮𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 to make a quick and tasty meal (since recording this I now use the 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 which is even quicker than the conventional oven).⁣
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Being vegetarian is definitely made easier with Quorn products. They are tasty, usually quick to cook & versatile. Isla & Noah love these nuggets too, they prefer them to meat. A family bag of Crispy Nuggets lasts a long time, so they are 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 𝘃𝗼đ—č𝘂đ—Č.⁣
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My lunch is a Quorn Crispy Nugget roll. So easy
 so tasty & perfect for a quick family meal too.⁣
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Quorn have an 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š on their website now: Quorn Crispy Nuggets take 𝟭𝟬 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ—Č𝘀 to cook đŸ™đŸ» I will put the link to the guide in my stories. ⁣
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What do you cook for a quick lunchtime treat? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”âŁ
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⁣#crispynuggets #familymeals #crispynuggetmeal #quickmeals #quicklunch #quickmeal #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarian #easyrecipe #airfryerquorn #cheap #quick #easy #favouritemeals #meatfreemeals #quornrecipes #quornnuggets #healthylifestyle #healthyfood 
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Music: Back to 1987⁣
Musician: EnjoyMusic⁣
Site: https://enjoymusic.ai⁣
Happy International Women’s Day
 I’m lucky enough to have grown up with independent & strong women all around me. It’s where I get my resilience & determination from.

It’s something that I want to ensure Isla has too: to be resilient is to have patience and strength. To keep a smile, even if deep down it’s painful. Determination is to have focus and passion. To keep going even if the end is not quite in sight.

I can see a lot of this in her already
 she is far more confident than I ever was at 10 and she knows her own mind. Which I love.

Now I need to make sure she has self confidence, self awareness and self love. So she can endure all that life throws at her and she can listen to her body & mind to guide her. 

I love that I’m still learning things about myself on this motherhood journey: some of those things I’m learning from Isla.

I’m very proud of my baby girl đŸ„°

#mummyphotoaday ~ listen 

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Get cleaning the air fryer with me
 đŸ§Œ A slightly different post from me tonight: a handy little tip for cleaning your air fryer.⁣
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There’s something about a cleaning tip that makes cleaning that bit đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł. We use the air fryer everyday, we love it. Keeping it clean is important.⁣
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So: ⁣
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â–Ș add đ—łđ—źđ—¶đ—żđ˜† đ—čđ—¶đ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—¶đ—± to the trays⁣
â–Ș add water to đ—°đ—Œđ˜ƒđ—Č𝗿 the plates inside the tray⁣
â–Ș air fry for 𝟯 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜€âŁ
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If you’ve only been cooking vegetables and things like that then this is đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜§đ˜§đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” to clean the trays. Simply rinse and dry. ⁣
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If you’ve cooked meats or food that sticks to the trays, like cheese, then give it a good wash afterwards. The air frying will have helped to release those foods!⁣
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𝗛𝗼𝘃đ—Č đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ˜đ—żđ—¶đ—Čđ—± đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ 𝘆đ—Č𝘁?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ different⁣
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#deepcleaning #kitchencleaning #airfryerhack #airfryer #ninja #cleanwithme #cleaningmotivation #mykitchen #satisfyingcleaning #mondaymotivation #cleaningreels #cleaninghacks #cleanairfryerhacks #airfryercooking #airfryerlovers #ninjaairfryer #very #cleaningtips
If you saw my stories yesterday you will have seen I finally got around to building my 𝗟𝗘𝗚𝗱 đ—ąđ—żđ—°đ—”đ—¶đ—±. It was a birthday present & I’ve been saving it for a quiet weekend.⁣
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I just love it. It’ll be the only flower I can’t actually kill. I either water them too much or not enough
 it makes me quite sad. I have a wisteria not doing so great at the moment, so I need tips!!⁣
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Fun fact: 2 of the 4 plants you can see in this photo are real. đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜© 𝟾 đ˜„đ˜° đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘧𝘱𝘬𝘩? And I gave you a rather big clue in my first paragraph đŸ€ŁâŁ
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đ—›đ—Œđ˜„ đ—±đ—Œ đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ 𝘁𝗼𝗾đ—Č đ˜đ—¶đ—șđ—Č đ—Œđ˜‚đ˜ đ—łđ—Œđ—ż đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚đ—żđ˜€đ—Čđ—č𝗳? Yesterday I spent 90 minutes building my Orchid whilst watching enchanted on Disney+
 it was nice as Isla hadn’t seen it before. We had a lovely snuggly Sunday. ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜đ—¶đ—șđ—Č⁣
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#time #myoffice #pianowall #officewall #inspirationalquotes #hakunamatata 
#roalddahl #beachvibes #legoorchid #legoflowers #lego #legoproject #indoorplants #officeinspo #plantsinspo #indoorplantsdecor #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #selfcare #mindfulness #wellbeing #happybirthdaytome #homedecor
Isla is so close to her level 6 certificate. She’s been coming on in leaps and bounds over the last few weeks
 her confidence is definitely improving with her @gymfinitykids classes.

Today was awards week for Isla’s class, and I love they they dish out “part way” certificates to those who haven’t quite levelled up yet. Everyone gets a certificate. It’s so lovely.

With my discount code they waive the joining fee, which is £30, so don’t forget to use it when signing up your child to @gymfinitykids


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Have you ever tried gymnastics or Ninja Knights? đŸ€žâ€â™€ïž

#mummyphotoaday ~ close

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Special ideas for creating the mother-daughter best time

Special ideas for creating the mother-daughter best time

As mothers who are our daughters' most incredible role models and best friends. That's why our bond with each other is very, very important. It is important to become and stay connected and to constantly strengthen our relationship, for which communication is essential. To keep this going day to day, you should spend quality time together, without the distractions of the everyday life. I love mother-daughter time, it is my favourite. VIEW the POST

Isla’s amazing Gymfinity Kids gymnastics journey

Isla’s amazing Gymfinity Kids gymnastics journey

Isla has been going to Gymfinity Kids in Milton Keynes since we came out of lockdown. She absolutely loves it and thrives when she is. They have gymnast classes and Ninja classes and they do classes from a really young age which I love. It's a great club and Saturday mornings are her favourite. VIEW the POST

Tips on how to spot dog diabetes

As you may have seen over at @mummyconstant on Insta, we found out our Cockerspaniel, Snoopy, has dog diabetes this year? I have learnt so much about this over the last 6 months that I thought I would share this with my readers, as I really didn’t think it was a thing! There’s some tips and information on what the signs are and also how we have to deal with it to keep Snoopy happy and healthy.

How to reduce Christmas guilt this year

How to reduce Christmas guilt this year

Worrying about everyone can be my biggest issue, every Christmas. I always get the Christmas guilt. Have I got the right presents? Do I need to buy more presents? Have I seen people? But you can also feel it when the pressure comes to buy the latest and greatest things for your kids. I also feel guilty about spending time with the family as I work right up to Christmas, usually. VIEW the POST

I am now a Cheer Mum!

I am now a Cheer Mum!

As some of you may have seen on Social Media over the past 6 months, I am now a Cheer Mum. Isla has, quite literally, jumped into it with gusto. She has been in dancing and cheerleading competitions and done a few shows now that make us just want to burst with pride. VIEW the POST

How to stop dust from collecting on your TV stand

Of all the things to clean in your home, TV stands are right up there as one of the worst. They don’t seem like difficult things to clean, but there’s one problem that makes them so annoying: dust.  Yes, you have dust everywhere in your home, but it collects on your TV stand more than anywhere else. Why? Because all the electrical items and static draws the dust down and keeps it there. With that in mind, how do you stop dust from collecting here? Is it possible?

The frantic juggle of homeschooling and homeworking

The frantic juggle of homeschooling and homeworking

I have been thinking a lot about the past year and how we deal with the juggle of homeschooling and working from home. It is really tough and a lot of parents are struggling. We have tried 2 different tactics during this time, the first lockdown was different to this time around. Here are my tips on how to manage the juggle and some interesting stats from parents who are currently trying to master the juggle! VIEW the POST

How we are coping with lockdown 3 and helpful tips

How we are coping with lockdown 3 and helpful tips

January 2021 and that dreaded news hits our ears: "schools are closing to all students". I can deal with all other restrictions but closing the schools to the children just breaks my heart. They were so sad, Isla cried herself to sleep and just knowing how much they will miss their friends and routine. I thought I would write down my feelings during lockdown 3 and some helpful tips on what we are doing to overcome some of these feelings. VIEW the POST

Things I need for lockdown with school children

Lockdown 3 is a lot different to the first lockdown. I know I am not the only one to think that. In the Spring it was bright, sunny, dry and getting out in the garden was easy. We also had lots of space to use for quiet office space, our conservatory for example. This time around we are all trying to use the same spaces and we are not getting out into the garden as much. We also do not have the luxury of being a pretend teacher this time as we have so much work to do! Here’s what we need for lockdown with school children:

A few little things I enjoyed about our quiet Christmas

A few little things I enjoyed about our quiet Christmas

I know it was horrible not being able to spend the holidays with our loved ones, well, loved ones outside of our households. However, there were some elements of the Christmas break that I really enjoyed. It was a lot more quiet than normal, which felt very odd. Isn't it funny how you get into traditions and habits, then when they are broken it can feel quite daunting? Here are some things that I did take away from our quiet Christmas... VIEW the POST

The best family Christmas Jumbo Advent Calendar from PLAYMOBILÂź

The best family Christmas Jumbo Advent Calendar from PLAYMOBILÂź

Isla was so excited to receive the Jumbo Advent Calendar from  PLAYMOBILŸ. We are big fans of advent calendars which you may have realised from previous years and we are also huge fans of  PLAYMOBILŸ. So, this review takes the format of: summary of the jumbo advent calendar and then photo by photo of what is in each box. Hugeeeee spoiler alert for this post, but for those grown ups looking to purchase the perfect calendar (I think this is it) then you need to see what you get. VIEW the POST

Capturing my special Summer memories with Lily Blanche

With all the fun we have had during lockdown, I wanted something that would remind me of it all. All the family time and adventures we have had along the way. So, when Lily Blanche got in touch to see if I wanted to review their lockets I couldn’t resist. They are absolutely stunning necklaces, with little charms and they hold special memories inside. I honestly treasure it so much.

Getting back into our new school routine post lockdown

Getting back into our new school routine post lockdown

I literally cannot believe it has been nearly 6 months since the kiddies last stepped foot in their school. We have overcome some incredible challenges as a family and now we face the baby steps back into a new school routine. Well, as normal as it can be for the moment. The school have made a lot of changes and we are all trying our best to keep up! Here are a few tips on how I am helping the children to adapt into this new normal and keep anxieties at bay. VIEW the POST

Noah’s overnight stop in hospital

Noah’s overnight stop in hospital

It struck me yesterday that Isla, Daddy and Noah have all visited A&E since lockdown started. Isla as she had a concussion. Daddy, as he has been getting chest pains, which turned out to be torn cartilage by his ribs and at the weekend, Noah. Noah presented with abdominal pains, to the right of his belly button and he was in a lot of pain. I wanted to document what happened at the stop in hospital, in case it helps with someone else in the future. VIEW the POST

Fun Summer Holiday creative play #PoopsieTimeforSlime

We love Poopsie over here at Constant HQ (that sounds very important doesn’t it?). The school Summer term finishes on 23 July 2020 and that will mean no more logging into our school app to check for work. At the moment, we are planning for a September return to school life and so we want to make sure they have a fun Summer Holiday that incorporates fun activities. This is great for all those slime lovers out there: #PoopsieTimeforSlime.

What we will continue as a family after lockdown

What we will continue as a family after lockdown

I have been reflecting on life, during lockdown, over the past few months. It has been over 100 days since lockdown started and all of our lives changed from what we knew. Lockdown has taken away our busyness, our routine and our general pattern throughout the week. It was scary at the beginning but now I am glad. There is quite a lot to take away from this as a family after lockdown. VIEW the POST

A quick guide to Minecraft for parents

A quick guide to Minecraft for parents

Well, I've certainly learnt a lot about Minecraft since lockdown began. I haven't played it, but the kiddies love playing it and talking about it too. Last week Minecraft updated and they were both so so excited about it that they almost exploded. I had lots of animated sentences such as "Look Mummy, it's got new Crying Obsideon". I had to respond with excitement, but had no idea what it meant. So this is a little Minecraft for parents guide, which will help you to understand what they are talking about. Obviously we are encouraging both offline play to balance out their fun too! VIEW the POST

My lockdown silver linings

As we are making our way through the eight week of lockdown, I was honoured to be nominated by To Yorkshire and Beyond, to write about the positive things I have come across during lockdown. Finding the lockdown silver linings in tough situations like this helps us to get through these trying times and I am a half glass full kind of person anyway… so here are the things that I am feeling positive about during this time.

Creating a family picnic at home

Creating a family picnic at home

We absolutely adore a picnic and with this beautiful sunshine we have had plenty of opportunities to road test our new picnic basket. With our new patio area ready for use, we thought we would make the most of it and decorated it in true VE Day style for our family picnic at home. A simple idea that makes a special family moment during lockdown. Check out my afternoon tea post too for an indoor version. VIEW the POST

6 Things you need to know about Boxing classes

6 Things you need to know about Boxing classes

Boxing is a professional sport (martial art) in which two opponents punch each other by using their gloved fists. If the idea of you punching opponents, and getting punched in the face doesn't intimidate you, then you may have a flair for boxing. But, before you make up your mind to join a boxing club, there are 6 things you need to know about boxing classes. Professional boxers get paid to fight each other; it doesn't matter whether you're knocked out or not. VIEW the POST

Homelearning made fun with Learning Resources #competition

We are big fans of Learning Resources in the Constant household, they have some incredible resources that are fun, engaging and aid education. The perfect concoction for homelearning and lockdown. So, we teamed up with them to give one of my lucky readers a prize bundle of goodies to help get through these uncertain times. *Competition window at the bottom of this post.

Creating a beautiful family Afternoon Tea at home

Creating a beautiful family Afternoon Tea at home

I love Afternoon Tea, it is my favourite thing to go out and enjoy with family and friends. So, when Daddy had the idea to recreate an Afternoon Tea experience at home, for the kiddies, I jumped at the chance. Did you know it's National Tea Day on Tuesday 21 April 2020 too, so a perfect activity for the family. I think we made it look really authentic and the kiddies really loved it. Here's what we did to make our special family Afternoon Tea at home during lockdown... VIEW the POST

Creating a homelearning egg hunt around your home with #Haribo

Creating a homelearning egg hunt around your home with #Haribo

Whilst we are still in the Easter holidays, I thought I would share a fun idea to keep the children entertained (and the grown-ups for setting it up). This is a homelearning egg hunt, the prizes could be anything from a bag of sweets to tokens towards something else. Like earning so many minutes of tablet time that day. My kids love earning things.  VIEW the POST

Fun LEGO lockdown activities #letsbuildtogether

We all love LEGO in the Constant house, it’s the one thing that I still do now as a grown up that I did as a child (apart from making pretend restaurants of course). We have been playing a lot of LEGO lockdown activities over the past few weeks, from building new sets, playing games to building challenges. Even the LEGO employees are building from home…

Creating a pretend restaurant at home during lockdown

Creating a pretend restaurant at home during lockdown

This was a big hit with our little ones over the Easter weekend: Daddy turned the dining room into a pretend restaurant and created a menu for them to choose their dinners. Whilst Mummy was the waitress. It was great fun, even if it did only last 90 minutes. It was nice to do something a little different and the kids love role play games. VIEW the POST