We are đ—șđ—¶đ˜€đ˜€đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž this one
 Isla’s gone on her first residential with school and she’s not home until Weds evening. It’s very quiet without her in the house.⁣
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Amazing how much đ—Čđ—»đ—Č𝗿𝗮𝘆 she brings to the place and you can really feel it missing when she’s not here.⁣
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I know she’s having a fab time, they’ve đ˜€đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜Šđ˜„, 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘱𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘳𝘩𝘮 (under supervision of course).⁣
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I can’t wait to hear all about their đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 when our little lady returns home.⁣
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Have your kiddies been on a school residential yet?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—±đ—źđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ—Č𝗿

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â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č 𝗼𝗿đ—Č đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€ đ˜đ—Œ đ—źđ—»đ˜† đ—œđ—č𝗼𝗰đ—Č đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—” đ—Žđ—Œđ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ đ˜‰đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘚đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭𝘮. ⁣
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I love this quote. And it’s something I’ve been thinking about over the last couple of months. I đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„ a bit of đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š back in my life.⁣
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I’ve been putting off things and felt too depleted to even consider exercise recently. But I know in order to fix myself, đ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆 and đ—œđ—”đ˜†đ˜€đ—¶đ—°đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆, I need to get back on track and take no shortcuts.⁣
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I want to đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—Č in breathtaking landscapes, do fun đ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 and I want to pick up đ—żđ˜‚đ—»đ—»đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž again. I’ll have lots of happy memories of my pups whilst I’m doing them, which will be my motivation.⁣
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I’m going to start by trying to go for a 𝘄𝗼đ—č𝗾 at least once a day. For the past few weeks I’ve barely done 2000 steps in a day & I know I need to get back out there.⁣
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𝗛đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€â€Š đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ 𝗼 đ—±đ—Čđ˜€đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» đ˜đ—”đ—źđ˜â€™đ˜€ đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—”đ˜„đ—”đ—¶đ—čđ—Č⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ walk

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#bethankfuleveryday #inspireothers #positivity #happinessisaninsidejob #focused #positivemindset #happinessisachoice #thinkpositive #focusonthegood #mindsetiseverything #changestartswithyou #inspiration #changeisgood #youcandoanything #change #me #changetheworld #staytruetoyourself #changemaker #quotes #motivation #photography #changeiscoming #goodvibes #changeyourself #focusonyourgoals #changemakers  #mummyfitness #mentalhealth
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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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

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Noah’s overnight stop in hospital

Noah’s overnight stop in hospital

It struck me yesterday that Isla, Daddy and Noah have all visited A&E since lockdown started. Isla as she had a concussion. Daddy, as he has been getting chest pains, which turned out to be torn cartilage by his ribs and at the weekend, Noah. Noah presented with abdominal pains, to the right of his belly button and he was in a lot of pain. I wanted to document what happened at the stop in hospital, in case it helps with someone else in the future. VIEW the POST

Imaginative fun with the pretend & play vet hospital

Imaginative fun with the pretend & play vet hospital

I love toys and games where the children have to use their imaginations, be creative - where anything is possible. So when we were asked to review the Pretend & Play Vet Playset, we jumped at the chance. We have spent a lot of time in the vets over the years with Snoopy, so it was fun to hear their impressions of it, in their own way.  VIEW the POST

Knowing your rights as a parent if your child is in hospital

It’s a topic that most parents would hopefully never need to give much thought to. Most parents would never wish to experience the fear and worry that accompanies seeing their child through a hospital stay. Recent high profile cases surrounding children with brain injury in particular have brought the conversation about parents rights into the public consciousness. It is really upsetting to hear about these stories in the news, it really got me thinking about what I would do in these situations. 

Monkey wellbeing – Monkey goes to hospital

Monkey wellbeing – Monkey goes to hospital

We were sent a great Monkey Wellbeing package full of books, information, stickers and of course Monkey himself! It is such a great idea, little stories that make the terror of going to hospital for operations a little bit exciting. It has helped lots of other parents teach their children that it isn't that scary. Which I think is brilliant. VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

It was approximately an hour after birth, I was having the magical moments with our new baby daughter and I was starting to feel a bit faint, I wasn't quite with it and I could feel my brain slowing down, almost like I couldn't talk properly and people were there but not there, if that makes sense. I could also feel gushes of blood coming out, which I assumed to be normal at this point, as I know it's normal to loose blood. Jane came back into the delivery suite and explained that she had checked the placenta and there was a little piece missing!VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

Our appointment was 8am but until we got there we didn’t know that they do not induce you until at least 24 hours after your waters break, just in case you do go into labour naturally. I am sure there are other reasons for this, but I am not 100% what they are! Hinchingbrooke have a policy now where if your waters break you are left no longer than 24 hours before they induce you, due to risk of infection, I was told this has very recently changed from 48 hours. My midwife said that it was new to them seeing someone like me in hospital as usually mums go into labour naturally. So there we were, ready to be induced, little did we know that we would have a long wait on our hands that morning. The first thing our midwife, Sharon, wanted to do was to check the…