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 

#mummyanddaughter #daughter #listen #love #parenthood #motherhood #internationalwomensday #womensday #nationalwomensday #sunsetphotos #sunsetsilhouette #iwd2023 #iwd #strongwomen #celebratewomen #familylife #daughterlove #daughterappreciation #gratitude
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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Tag Archives Breast feeding

Bottle Week: Calypso Electric Breast Pump

Bottle Week: Calypso Electric Breast Pump

Ardo has developed a brand new range of Breastpumps and nursing aid products. These new products have been developed with the purpose of meeting both the personal requirements and individual needs of mothers and their babies. Personal requirements for me were ease, comfort, efficiency and discreetness. I wanted to be able to use this pump sitting on my comfortable sofa, watching the TV without feeling like an eye sore in front of my husband and also wanted it to be discreet in front of Noah. I wasn't sure how he would react to the big scary electric pump attached to mummy. I was extremely lucky to have been sent the Calypso Electric Breast Pump and also just in time for our holiday abroad. So what's in the box: Calypso Breast Pump with single pumpset, breast shells 26mm and 31mm, breast shell insert 28mm, OptiFlow 26mm, brush for cleaning and bottle ...

Bottle Week: MAM Anti Colic

Bottle Week: MAM Anti Colic

I was lucky enough to be sent a MAM Manual Pump to review when I was pregnant with Isla, the manual pump came with a green MAM anti colic bottle to capture the milk that you have expressed. I say I'm lucky I was sent the pump because I would never have come across the bottles, they are absolutely fantastic and by far the best bottles I have ever used. They are so easy to use, the anti colic system is fantastic and really helped with Isla. I am in a firm routine with the bottles now, I never have any trouble washing them and they fit in the steriliser too. The other really good thing about these bottles is that they self sterilise!!! This has come in extremely handy over the weeks. The teat shape was perfect for Isla - she was happiest feeding from this shaped teat and ...

Breastfeeding Beyond the First Month

Isla is officially 6 weeks old now so ive successfully made it past the first month and I feel extremely proud for it, so I should! It’s not easy, it’s emotionally draining when you have 2 and also draining on your body. Keeping up your energy levels by eating and resting, sometimes just simply doesn’t happen in my house, the amount of times my day has started at 4am and running around after Noah I forget to have a proper lunch. Because I only breastfed for a short time with Noah, I never developed a milk supply, like I have with Isla. This time around there have been quite a few surprises along the way. When you have an established milk supply, usually after 4 weeks, your body knows when to produce milk and gets prepared accordingly. I know it’s time for milk because my boobs feel extremely heavy and…

Where did I find my breastfeeding support?

Where did I find my breastfeeding support?

When I was pregnant with Noah I wasn't sure about breastfeeding, I didn't "feel" like I wanted to breastfeed and I can't explain why! It might be because I had never been around people that breastfed, or that were breastfeeding in front of me - I really don't know! All I do know is that I tried to breastfeed and I know in my heart of hearts (because of how well Isla is doing) that I didn't give it a proper chance with Noah and I should have persevered. If I had of given it a few more days then I am sure that I would have breastfed Noah for a lot longer than I did. I didn't realise that for the first couple of weeks they use you to get your body into a routine of what milk they need and this means that they might feed a little more often ...

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Did you know that when breastfeeding, your body releases a hormone called Oxytocin? This hormone is otherwise known as the "LOVE" hormone, it helps to make the bond between you and your baby even deeper. I must admit that when breastfeeding Isla I feel so amazingly close to her, not just proximity wise but I feel like I am learning more and more about her every time she feeds. To me, this is the best benefit of breastfeeding as I get to spend that quality time with my little baby that no one else can provide for her, as that is what my body is made to do- especially for her! The whole time Isla is feeding I stare at her, in awe mainly, watching her facial expressions, watching her body and the way she moves when she is feeding. I love the way that she strokes me when she is ...

Lansinoh breast feeding products

Lansinoh sent me some fabulous products, that I simply couldn’t live without because I’m breast feeding and they have become a part of my daily routine: nipple cream and breast pads. The nipple cream by Lansinoh is absolutely phenomenal, as soon as I apply it to my sore areas, they seem instantly relieved. It takes away the burning type feeling from the tip of my nipple and seems to calm it down, which makes them feel better for the next time Isla latches on. The consistency of the cream is like a thick gloopy texture, petroleum colour and is quite hard when colder. I was advised that this particular nipple cream, makes for a good lip salve too, so with the excess cream, I always put some on my lips and indeed it is a great lip salve. If only it didn’t say nipple cream on the case, I’d use…