So, I may have got a bit into Happy Valley last night and lost track of time & forgot to post. I hadn’t started it but it looked like the kind of program I would like & I wasn’t wrong.

I’ve started from the first episode. So no spoilers in the comments please. Episode 3 though 😩 I didn’t expect that one…

Anyone else thoroughly hate Tommy?

This was the photo I was going to post. Our Wintery trip to the beach with our @charliemcleod1z jackets on to keep us dry and warm. We love them. It’s good to have the right equipment to enable you to get outside as much as possible. Especially on those sunny Wintery days…

#mummyphotoaday ~ outdoors

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Previous collab with @charliemcleod1z
I loved this photo of me & the old man. Despite me crying on the majority of this walk & it looks like I have a wonky eye, because of my hat… I do love it.

Snoopy is so goofy and I think this photo shows off his personality perfectly 🤣 He’s never been a sharp pup. But man is he a good snuggler…

It was a lovely walk, despite the tears, and I’m glad we explored in and around the green. Snoopy and I managed about 1500 steps in an hour. Snoopy wants a sniffathon, rather than a walk.

Anyone else love taking goofy photos of their pets?

#mummyphotoaday ~ lovely & green

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“February is the border between Winter and Spring” Terri Guillemets.

I saw this quote recently, on someone’s insta square, and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it. But I love it.

It’s such a transformative month and I get all excited seeing the new buds sprouting above the surface. New beginnings.

With each new Spring comes new beginnings. New blooms in the garden, new colours and new weather.

I’m looking forward to many more walks in the Wintery Sun & filling my lungs with fresh air.

What do you love about February?

#mummyphotoaday ~ new beginnings

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Today marks a month since we lost our little Rambo. We’re still trying to heal but, as all the advice said, it is getting a little lighter to carry the grief each day.

Isla still isn’t sleeping very well and when it gets towards the end of the evening, we’re all a little out of sorts. Simply, we miss him so much.

I’m going to brave it and write a blog dedication to my little best bud, I haven’t felt brave enough yet. He was such a lovely dog, also a bit weird & funny, it will be nice to share his stories.

I love this photo of the 3 of them snuggling. This was just before Christmas. This is quite often what view I would have behind my desk… my little snugglers!

Do you take loads of photos of your pets snuggled in different ways? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ heal

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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 

#wintersun #winterwalk #wintery #wintervibes #sunset #wintersunset #lowsun #wintertime #familywalk #parenthood #observing #kidsactivities #imaginationiseverything #timeout #mindfulness #familyadventures #familylifestyle #healthylifestyle #freshair #dogwalk
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

Items from @frompaperchase are part of a previous collab 

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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

#wintersun #winter #sun #pond #icypond #icywater #winteryourlife #winterfun #sundaywalk #sundaywalking #familywalk #sundayafternoon #freshair #freshwalk #wintervibes #waterside #explore #adventure #winterexploration ❄️🥶

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Finding the right people to help with your fitness

Finding the right people to help with your fitness

Maintaining your fitness is never an easy process. Even for those who enjoy exercise, building the motivation to go out each day and work hard can be a challenge. This is even worse for those who are short on time or don’t like to exercise, and parents will often have the hardest time when it comes to keeping fit. I am better with people, getting the right help with your fitness is crucial to you achieving your goals. VIEW the POST

Understanding the different types of foster care

Understanding the different types of foster care

Contrary to most people’s understanding, there are various different types of foster care placements. When I was younger I always said to myself, if I couldn't have children I would be a foster carer. They make such a difference to children's lives and give them a better start in life. The different types of placement we organise are listed below. The differing types of foster care placement, suit different foster carers. It can be useful to have a good understanding of these different placements so that you can ensure a good match between you, your availability and resources, and the child’s needs.VIEW the POST

Some helpful tips if you’re considering fostering

Some helpful tips if you’re considering fostering

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5 Important tips on finalising child support

5 Important tips on finalising child support

Getting child support is a bit tricky, from what I have heard. It requires careful deliberation and perseverance because you'll most probably be going through challenging rounds of negotiation with your partner to settle the adjusted level of support for your kid. There are a plethora of different factors you need to consider including your income, your partner's earnings, the kid's changing activities and varied needs along with the state's specific requirements. As a parent, you might find it an uphill mission but if you use my tips you can avoid complications and unnecessary stress. Here is some information that was given to me which I found to be helpful tips: VIEW the POST

A guide to helping your children cope with life changes

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