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!

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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...

Making moving house a little bit easier with removals

We are in the process of looking for our first family home, to buy and it is really hard work. They are either too small, wrong layout, bedrooms all on different floors or the garden is tiny. I feel like we are being incredibly fussy, but I want to get this right. We do not have the cash to move after we have got our mortgage. Who does? It’s made me think about things for when we do move, that will make it less stressful like: removals, storage, decorating, cleaning and getting family to help us out. We have moved house 4 times in the past 10 years, so you would think I am a pro at this moving malarkey.

So here are my tips on how you can make moving house a little easier with a family:

Check out the surrounding area before you move

Knowing where the local shop is to grab that pint of milk will be essential on the first weekend of moving in. Or if you do have the children with you on moving day, knowing where the local park is would be essential information. When the children become tired of unpacking boxes and sorting their teddies out they can burn off steam with a run around. Also, if you are not lucky enough to have a decent kitchen in the new house a local pub is always a good thing to know about so you can grab a well earned hot meal.

Hire a removal company

This might sound like a waste of money to some people. Lots of people thinks it’s easier to hire a van and do it all yourself. But with small children running around your feet this can be dangerous. What better way than to hire a removal company to take that stress away from you. You can find some fabulous companies out there by searching in Google for removal companies and your location, like this: “removal companies Brighton“.

Get the family to help with childcare

This might come as a surprise, but many people do not think to ask for help in situations like this. The children having a sleepover at the grandparents house for the weekend, for example, can mean that you have the entire first weekend to get the house in shape for the children’s arrival: cleaning and carpets, adding their furniture to the bedrooms. It might seem insignificant but these are the little things that will comfort the children when they go to bed for the first time in their new room. We have the other issue that they currently share, we will be buying a house where they do not need to share, so Isla will have to learn to sleep on her own again! She had huge anxiety at bedtime up until she was 3, so I hope this doesn’t revert back. 

Ask your friends

Joking aside, we have never moved house without the help of our friends and family. The last time we moved I have friends unpacking the kitchen items away in cupboards for me, friends putting the beds together, it was like a military operation to get us set up so the kiddies could go to sleep in their beds that night. It was hard work and there was 6 of us. One time we moved and I was pregnant with Isla, so I couldn’t help clean properly due to the detergents and products. So it was essential that we had help otherwise we couldn’t of done it. One of our moves also meant a 90 mile drive to transport our belongings and us. That was a fair few trips with friends helping out either end. It’s incredible that we have such a good network of friends. They really wanted to help us too. Don’t be afraid to ask. I hear people joking when they move house that they will have a paint party – but nothing ever comes of it. Do it! Get them in, get them painting and feed them pizza to keep them going.

Tell the Royal Mail

Silly but really important, tell the Royal Mail you are moving and set a divert on all of your mail for the first 3 months. You can do this online nowadays too. Great tip for saving hours of toing and froing between properties or wondering if you remembered to change all the addresses on all of your accounts.

If you have any more fabulous tips I would love to hear them for when we do finally make our move into the family home. Comment below or get me on social media with @mummyconstant.

 

 

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