This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?


This evening we had a...

Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?


Would you believe me when...

A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?


A great way to spend...

We are very excited to announce a fabulous competition with @toysforapound_ - they are giving away 2 bundles of 25 toys for 2 of my followers.

The kiddies had fun going through all the toys, there is a great choice of toys too. Something for everyone: including little ones. Or even the grown ups.

Enter on the blog, link in bio or check out my competition stories. You’ve got to be in to win it!

#Quicktip if you want to impress the kids this summer order a bundle of toys from @toysforapound_ - they were amazed with the amount of goodies in the box!

If you want a 10% discount code, please use CONSTANT10, this will work once per customer!

Good luck! #mummyphotoaday

We are very excited to...

I had precisely 30 minutes of sunshine this evening to test out my new iPhone camera. I absolutely love it.

The photos I have taken are stunning. The quality of the colour and the light, the fun angles of the new lens. I took this photo by accident, I adore it.

It’s world #bee day today and when I was taking this photo all of a sudden I noticed 5 or 6 buzzing around me collecting the pollen. 🐝 They fascinate me.

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this new phone... Anyone else have any cool tips for the new iPhone?


I had precisely 30 minutes...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this week, and the topic is KINDNESS. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, but the effects of being kind to someone can have many benefits. I would definitely say cost vs value, value wins every time! 🤣 I think that kindness is more important at the moment as everyone needs that extra lift to make them smile.

Smiling releases hormones, endorphins, which makes us feel happy and also helps to reduce stress. So, it’s a good circle: be kind to someone - make them smile - make yourself feel happy in the process.

On Sunday Hubby showed me kindness when he took the kiddies out for a bike ride and gave me some time on my own. I needed the headspace as I’ve felt frazzled over the last 2 months. He knew that, subconsciously, and knew that taking the kiddies out would make a difference to my day. It did.

I smiled. I painted. I chilled. I felt happier.

In honour of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - I want to spread a little kindness in my teeny square part of the world!

Comment on this photo and I will reply to you with kind words, which will hopefully make you smile.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.


It’s Mental Health Awareness Week,...

I find I spend most of my days, at the moment, just watching these 2. When they are friends, they are the best of friends. They have the most bizarre conversations and talk about the most random things. But I love listening to that!

One of my #projects over this lockdown period is to get our garden into tip top shape for Summer and another is to take more photos. I love taking photos, it’s my favourite hobby and I’m looking forward to trying out the new iPhone 11 camera at the end of the week.

This photo was taken with my iPhone 8 Plus. I think it takes amazing photos. So I can only imagine the 11 will be better! 💛 Have you seen my iPhoneography tips on the blog?

Do you have any Summer, lockdown, projects?


I find I spend most...

We’ve been busy little bees 🐝 today! The kiddies got through 95% of their schoolwork, yes that’s right! I was gobsmacked when I finished work. They get set weekly tasks on a Monday, then new Maths & English tasks each day. Is tomorrow they have 1 weekly task left, then it’s just Maths & English. I am so impressed. They’ve completely smashed it!

I had a productive day too, I had 2 new starters at work and had to ensure they are settled in their roles. It was different via Teams but I’m hoping I can still manage effectively remotely. It’s so hard not sitting next to people, as you just don’t know how quickly they work or how they work. I’ve got to learn to talk a bit more! I’m so happy we have a full team though! 🥂

Another 2 reasons why I’m feeling happy today: our outdoor furniture is being delivered this week (2 weeks earlier than I thought) Whoop Whoop and my iPhone upgrade is due this week. I can’t believe I’ve had my iPhone 8 Plus for 2 years! It’s the best iPhone I’ve had to date.

These guys are trying #new things in the garden too. Isla got this for her birthday. I used to love a skip ball when I was a child. And a Pogo Ball? Can anyone remember these?


We’ve been busy little bees...

Mum to Mum: sharing about breastfeeding

Knowing what I know now about breastfeeding and how I feel when I feed Isla, I only wish I knew more people and was surrounded by friends who breastfed when Noah was a newborn. I can guarantee I would have had more confidence and will power to breastfeed longer with Noah (as I did give up a little quicker than I would have liked!) and with Isla I feel completely different.

I was discussing with a friend today, who posted on my last breastfeeding post too, that she gained confidence from her friends who breastfed and being around other mums that were feeding. It didn’t make her feel so alienated when in public and gave her a huge amount of confidence that she needed, knowing that she was with other mums and that she wasn’t the only one feeding, gave her the support she needed. I feel a lot more in the “know” this time around, I understand what I need to do to get the milk supply for Isla, I know about the pain barrier, I had great products on hand and more importantly I had the confidence to feed her. I knew that I wanted to feed her and that I wasn’t going to let any one else make me feel like I couldn’t. Despite some friends/family not being totally comfortable with it when I feed her, I kind of have the attitude, “What do you want me to do about it?” I am not going to NOT feed her because other people are uncomfortable. If that’s the case then get out of my house, or out of my company!

I think my attitude stems from my god-daughters mum as she breastfed her and her new baby son exclusively and she is very strong minded. She has always said to me how she believes in breastfeeding and that no-one should make you feel uncomfortable about it. She has also said on many occasions about how if anyone was to make a comment to her when she is feeding in public that she would not be happy and give them a piece of her mind. I do not think I would be that brave, but it made me realise that she is completely right, we have every right to feed our babies – its the most natural thing in the world and what we were designed to do and if other people have a problem with it, well, they shouldn’t! Chances are they were once fed by their own mothers breast too.

I love the mum network I have, lots of friends that are close to me and will discuss issues and stories, friends over social networks that offer advice and stories and also my family that support me too. My mother and grandmother breastfed and have supported me 100% with Isla, they let me feed her without making faces, avoiding eye contact and carry on as if everything is just normal.

Another thing me and my friends were discussing today, people not making eye contact when you are feeding. I am glad I am not the only person to have had worries about breastfeeding in public, but I am so grateful to have the friends and support from other mums out there, that do not mind sharing their stories and advice with me – I probably would not be so confident in feeding Isla if it wasn’t for them.

There are some other mummy bloggers that are writing about their experiences with breastfeeding too, please take a look at their blogs:

Check out the Snugglbundl website: to see how these marvalous inventions can bring extra comfort to your baby and make life easier, getting baby from car seat to crib!

You have found a Keep Britain Breastfeeding logo, congratulations! This means you can be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes. Why not take a peek at the Boobiemilk blog to find out what is going on with all this Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt talk and how to take part: also on Facebook and Twitter!/KeepBritainBF.

To enter in to the Grand Prize from my blog post, please comment below on how you feel about “sharing” your stories, advice and worries with breastfeeding? Did you have support from a local group of other mums? Family? Friends? Are you the partner of someone who has experienced issues whilst breastfeeding, what did you do to support her?

For extra points follow @mummyconstant on Twitter and @KeepBritainBF. Tweet the following: “I’m on the @KeepBritainBF Scavenger Hunt with @mummyconstant and I want to #win lots of fab prizes and leave another comment telling me you have done so along with your Twitter name.


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  • esther james
    June 13, 2012

    I love sharing my breastfeeding tales, and love to encourage other new mums to take the plunge. When I was breastfeeding I found advice from other breastfeeders invaluable

  • Donna McP
    June 13, 2012

    My top tip would be to find your local support/peer supporters/breastfeeding group before baby is born so you can get to know them, this makes it much easier to contact them after baby is born; faces to names and voices. Its good to know you have support from people who you know and are familiar with and that you trust.

  • esther james
    June 13, 2012

    tweeted @esthermate

  • Kate Bray
    June 13, 2012

    A great read. I love breastfeeding and am lucky it has been easy (so far!). 10 weeks in and I am amazed more mummies don’t do it. It’s hard, tiring, sore to begin with but just amazing to think I am keeping Noah going. And those little looks you get when you feed…wow! x

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