I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

I took this photo the...

This is for yesterday’s prompt, I left my square black yesterday and so this is my Day 2 of the June Photo Challenge.

These guys always make me #smile. They have the ability to make me feel so very angry and then laugh only 5 minutes later. I’m glad they don’t hold a grudge or stay angry for too long.

I remember this moment well, they were giggling about the dogs. The dogs wandered around them chewing on the grass and Snoopy (our blind dog) nearly head butted Isla.

I love the bond they have developed over the past few months, with each other and the pets too. I’m not saying they love all day long (they bicker) but it’s not as much as they used to and it’s definitely determined by the amount of sleep they get.

Anyone else struggling to get their kids asleep but 10pm? I think Noah came down, in protest, 8 times last night to say he couldn’t sleep.

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This is for yesterday’s prompt,...

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

🌾 I adore this photo! Not sure what it is exactly: the colours, the wonky lines, the sun setting to the right or the children’s freedom. Or, all of it put together.

This was an ordinary moment captured on our dog walk, Sunday evening. It’s little moments like this, the accidental captures, that I love the most.

I had no idea at the time of taking it that I’d love it as much as I do. I can hear the #kiddies giggling and it makes me want to smile.

Well, it’s a late post. But I didn’t finish work until 10:30pm ish & I’ve been winding down.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.

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🌾 I adore this photo!...

Happy June everyone and here are the photo prompts for #mummyphotoaday, June photo challenge.

I’ve included lots of generic words as during lockdown there is quite a variation of photos. I love seeing how each person takes on the photo prompts, some absolutely stunning photos.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can share the photos throughout the month, but so others can find you and like or comment. It really is such a lovely community.

So, what is everyone doing for June?

Happy June everyone and here...

My favourite pics from May #mummyphotoaday, the fun photo a day photo challenge. Thank you to everyone who has taken part, so many amazing photos to choose from.

The photo is tagged, but left to right:
📷 @mummuddlingthrough
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @van_life_family_
📷 @ceeleah_and_the_small_humans
📷 @norfolk_kinsfolk
📷 @beautifully_defected
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @typicalmummy

I’ve really loved seeing photos from everyone that joined in: @sahrazade @shareyourplaywithme @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @confessionsofacrummymummy @adventuresstartathome @anywaytostayathome @chaos_at_leitrim @_lisaslife_ @happinessisasunbeam @themummyeditorial

All you have to do to join in with this photo challenge is use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday. Take the keyword from the photo prompts and use that in your caption. We’ve got a lovely community that enjoy seeing each others posts.

Thank you to everyone who joined in. Looking forward to June!

My favourite pics from May...

We went out with a bang for May! We had a day of socially distancing with #family.

Today is Nanny’s birthday, so we watched her open her presents on the driveway, with a good few metres distance. It was horrible not to be able to celebrate the day with her as we always do. We know we will soon and hopefully they can come and spend time in the garden with us soon, due to the new rules.

The kiddies get super sad when we leave families. It’s not nice but I think they understand why we can’t see them properly. Albeit they do not like it!

To cheer us up we played diggers in the fields surrounding my Mums new barn renovation project. No worries about socially distancing over there it is literally fields and fields. The kids loved zooming up and down on the dumper. I think it’s called.

Then we knocked on Great Grandma’s door to blow her a kiss and let her see the kiddies for a few minutes. It’s just so hard.

But, it was so lovely to see family today. Even if from afar and for a short time. We haven’t seen them in the flesh for around a month and it felt so nice.

Here’s to June and another month of lockdown. We’ve still got this!

#mummyphotoaday

We went out with a...

Yeah for the #weekend!! It seems to be the only time where tensions aren’t high and there is a calm amongst us.

We have no grand plans, obviously, but we do tend to get the dogs walked first thing (as it’s too hot later on) and then we do some gardening.

Yesterday I spent an hour pulling all the weeds and long grasses from the front garden. It looks so much neater now but I still have a lot of work to do.

I love this photo of us of all, we do not have many as we never sit still long enough 🤪 This is our family lockdown portrait though and it’s a nice memory: sunny days, rainbows and quality time together at home.

Do you have any special memories throughout this lockdown?

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Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes for Mummy with Protest

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes, for me, I find quite hard. I am not very body confident, so I tend to go for loose clothes that feel comfortable. Obviously, I was planning a trip to Dubai too and reviewing the Protest bikini range, I found a lot of lovely bikinis that would have been perfect. So, now I am planning on wearing the clothes at home and they are perfect. 

My perfect bikini

When I choose a bikini, it tends to be a push-up bikini as one of my main areas of concern is my chest. A push-up bikini offers a great shape and gives me a lot more confidence. I really like the styles of them as they have a lot of support under the breast. I love the ruffled look of the material too! You can choose a variety of different bikini bottom styles to match your top too. I love that idea as not everyone wants the same shape brief. I love hot pants and high waisted briefs, but if I am going on holiday where no one will see me I will wear a skimpier style. I love the surfer style look and there are a lot of styles on the Protest website, like the triangle bikinis

A person in a swimsuit walking on a beach

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What is a tankini? 

Tankini’s are a great way of getting coverage, like a swimsuit, with the versatility of being able to lift the top if you are sunbathing or breastfeeding for example. A Tankini consists of a vest style top with the usual bikini briefs. I wore these a lot when the kids were babies, perfect for a Mummy who has to feed their child or wants the coverage. 

Mummy lockdown style with Protest

During lockdown I have mainly worn comfortable clothes, this has included leggings, tee’s and zip jackets. It’s not exactly a bikini, but we are in England remember! I found this tee, the Littal T-Shirt and I love it as it’s cotton so light and quite a boxy design which means it is comfortable. I love the sleeve design which makes it a little different than an ordinary tee. It’s perfect for when I do my yoga in the garden. 

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On the colder days I don the Riri fleece, it’s the nicest fleece I have and I have lived in it pretty much during lockdown. It’s a really light fleece yet keeps me nice and warm when the wind is up. It is super soft as it’s made from long pile which basically turns me into a teddy bear. The kiddies have loved snuggling up to me. The high neck means I can keep the chill off my back, as we all know the weather can change so drastically within 24 hours. It also has big pockets, great for my dog walking, which is also bang on trend for Spring/Summer 2020. 

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This season trends 

So, for Spring/Summer 2020 the trends for materials are Broderie Anglaise, it’s all about fresh and playful which is perfect for Summer. It’s the daywear version of lace. The palm print is a big design for this season too. Mixing the palm leaf into prints and patterns is a great way of incorporating the shape into fabric designs. Another fabric colour to look out for is Neon. Bright colours and patterns will make your Spring/Summer wardrobe perfect to stay on trend. 

Big pockets are a big trend this season. Leave your handbag at home and keep everything in your oversized pockets! I love things with pockets, especially skirts. High waist is popular this season, I love the high waisted garments. Buckles and rings are popular as well, styling bikini’s with a buckle and ring will make them fabulous for those beach days in the Summer. Scalloped edges are also on trend this Summer, the prettiest trend of them all. It basically adds a wavy edge to the clothes and looks amazing. 

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Discount for my readers 

Protest have given my readers 10% coupon, which is fab as you can get a discount on your order. Use the code: mummyconstant10 in your shopping basket. This coupon is valid until 30 June 2020.

What do you like wearing during Spring and Summer, do you like any of the Protest range? Are you the kind of person that wears as little as possible or do you like to cover up? I am looking forward to Summer and getting the bikini’s out and dipping in the paddling pool. What are your plans for a Summer of lockdown? I would love to know in the comments below or on social media: @mummyconstant. 

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2 Comments
  • lynn neal
    May 23, 2020

    Th T shirt looks really cool and comfortable!

  • Margaret Gallagher
    June 3, 2020

    Time to WOW and dazzle )- loving your swimwear choices

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