The Winter Sun has been so beautiful over the last few days.  I think today we’re going to see a change to cloudy skies.

I love this photo. The low sun and the kids having a little adventure. I spend a lot of my time watching them interact. I guess that’s a big part of parenthood. Learning and growing.

Have you been making the most of the weather?

#mummyphotoaday ~ parenthood 

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A little corner of my office… I spend most of my week here so it’s nice to pretty it up sometimes. I even managed to blur out the water marks on the windows (they need a good clean).

My tax return has been submitted and my assignment has too! Quite a day for submissions and I’m relieved. I’m in the last year of uni and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had to complete it. I am focussed on finishing, which is giving me the mindset to get it done.

What did you do today that your relieved about? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ corner

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Daddy = “Kids please don’t try and walk on the ice”….
Kids = ☝🏻

They kept edging towards the pond, “I just want to break the ice”. They did make me laugh. And yes, they ignored the instructions. But they did only tap the ice with their toes.

It made for a little adventure this afternoon. I love this Winter sun!

Do your kids love standing on frozen puddles?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventure

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The frost is so beautiful 🥶 I love the days where it is frosty but super sunny. The sun was beaming into my office today. It made my heart happy. 

This weather is definitely snuggle & binge watch TV shows kind of weather. I’ve started watching Bloodlines on Netflix. I started it as I just loved “Judy” from Dead to Me and thought I’d give this a try. It’s quite gripping & I’ve not been too good at predicting the storyline so far. Which usually I can!

Do you have any Wintery snuggle shows that I need to add to my watch list?

#mummyphotoaday ~ heart

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As views go: this has to be one of my favourites. Paddleboarding, in the sunshine and on a calm river. It just looks so beautiful and really relaxes me.

I haven’t braved the paddleboard in the Winter months yet. I haven’t fallen in yet, but it would just be my luck! Have you done this before?

My other favourite views are closely followed with the beach… on a sunny day where the big fluffy clouds are floating on the horizon. And, finally, at the top of a Tor. As the views are always pretty breathtaking.

What is your favourite kind of view?

#mummyphotoaday ~ view

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We escaped the house today, in-between the rain showers, and got some much needed fresh air and family time. The Sun shone beautifully in the winter sky. 

Snoopy did so well as we walked for about 90 minutes. He had a few breaks in the waggon (did you see my stories?) and I carried him the last stretch.

It was our first family walk without our little pal, it felt wrong. I felt guilty for being out with Snoopy. But then I pictured little Rambie walking by our side and that made me smile.

Isla still cries at night time. I wish I could make her pain better. We are all still struggling to get over our loss. He really has left the biggest Jack Russell sized hole in our family.

Anyone else get out in the Winter Sun today?

#mummyphotoaday ~ sky 

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I had a big surprise this evening… what I thought was a chilled pizza night with one of my friends - turned into a surprise 40th get together for pizza and Prosecco with my beautiful “yoga” friends.

We built our friendship over the last year doing yoga and I’m so glad we did. They are an amazing group of women and I’m proud to call them my friends. It’s funny as, all bar one, I knew before yoga.

We laugh. We cry. We chat. We rant. We eat. We drink. We smile.

Thank you so much ladies. I am very grateful. After receiving Rambos ashes today and losing focus, I’m glad I could cry and laugh with you all tonight. 

#mummyphotoaday ~ focus

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Check out this amazing 3 for 2 stationery haul

Check out this amazing 3 for 2 stationery haul

I cannot believe it - I am in my final year of my degree. It has been very up and down over the last few years, but now I am coming to the end of the degree I am very focussed on finishing. So, to kick off this new term I made the most of the 3 for 2 offer at Paperchase, here is my stationery haul.... VIEW the POST

Learning a new skill is fun and can be beneficial

Learning a new skill is fun and can be beneficial

Most people are only trained in their student years, whether in college, institute, or university. Once we finish our studies, we often find we don’t want to study anything new.  However, constantly learning something new brings you many benefits, both personally and professionally, so it is something that you cannot stop doing and even less today, that thanks to the online training offered by the Internet, learning is open to all. I have really enjoyed learning over the past few months, some of you may know from following me on IG, I started a degree in October and I am really enjoying it, it is nice learning new skills. VIEW the POST

How your masters in counselling degree can help make you a better parent

Being a parent is arguably one of the toughest jobs there is. There is no training you take ahead of time, no test or certification that lets you know you’re ready to take on the role; you just jump right in and hope for the best. At the same time,there are some careers that can indeed translate at home and help you to become a better and more effective parent. A counselling degree will surely help with that.

How parents can get the most from going back to school

How parents can get the most from going back to school

As a parent, your top priority is providing for your family and making sure that you are all comfortable. For many parents around the world, this often means going to college in order to earn a degree or similar qualification so that you can maximize your earning potential and open up better opportunities for future employment. But, studying for a degree when you have little ones around isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve put together some top tips for parents who are hoping to embark on a new academic journey.VIEW the POST

Is pursuing a Masters with a baby realistic?

Is pursuing a Masters with a baby realistic?

The short answer to this is, yes. You have created a person. It has exited your body. You can do anything! The long answer is still yes, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work, organization, and a great support network. Here’s some great ways to make getting your masters as a mum a realistic goal.VIEW the POST

Taking a bachelor’s degree whilst raising children: is it possible?

Many women find it hard to return to work after they’ve had children. Some realise that they have a completely different mindset and don’t want to return to the career that they previously trained for. I found it really different going back to work after having Noah, my thoughts completely changed. Especially when dealing with people, from a managerial point of view. Going back to work can be a real headache, so instead of settling for a job they’re unhappy with, some women decide to start studying again. You might be thinking that this will be impossible as studying takes up lots of time and effort, as does looking after children. Actually studying towards a bachelor’s degree while raising children is possible and here’s why.