Thursday, 13 June 2019

Pregnancy - The Highs, Lows and What You Really Need To Know!

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Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most magical times in your life, it certainly was for me. I was nervous, scared but already in love with a baby I had never met as soon as I saw those two blue lines. Pregnancy is a crazy journey of love and worry, stress and excitement and the adventure of a lifetime all to meet your tiny new baby.

I have had two pregnancies myself and both have been completely different, things I found difficult the first time round I barely noticed the second time around and vice versa. However, I must admit my pregnancy with James was so much easier that the second time round with Evelyn! My pregnancy with Evelyn was hard, I was super sick, spent most of my third trimester draped over a birthing ball counting down the minutes until my due date, both my babies were worth it all though.

Photo by Anna Civolani

But with the highs of course come the lows and there are so many things I wish I had known during my first pregnancy that would have made things a little easier (and saved me lots of money too!). So, I wanted to share some of my personal highs and lows as well as some of the things I wish I had known when I first fell pregnant. 

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Evelyn - Happy 5th Birthday

Every year I sit down to write these posts and I can't help but wonder where the year went. It has felt like the year has zoomed by and there weren't enough days in the months or minutes in the day to really appreciate every single day of the previous year.

This year you turn 5 and oh boy what a year it has been!

5 years ago today you came into our lives, completing our family and letting us all know you were here, kicking and screaming your way into the world on a sunny June afternoon. I never really knew just how much we needed you to complete our family, I thought perhaps we would only ever have your brother but when you came along you filled a Evelyn shaped hole in our family we never even knew was there.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Swimming Gala's and Winning Medals!

Over the bank holiday weekend we spent most of our time over at Gloucester GL1 leisure centre, James has been competing in his first big swimming competition against lots of other swim clubs from across the county!

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Essential Guide To Creating A Wet Room.

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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Dealing with a Delayed or Cancelled Flight with Children

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The day to go on holiday has finally come. Everyone is excited, you have packed all your stuff and you are on your way to the airport in plenty of time, but for what? A delayed or cancelled flight. This inconvenience completely takes over what is meant to be the start of a great trip abroad. It can be hard enough to deal with it alone, but when you throw little ones into the picture, the stress is usually much more overwhelming.

Monday, 3 June 2019

A Trip Down Memory Lane - Growing Up In The 90's!

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Born in April 1990 I was well and truly a 90's kid and whilst I may be a little bias I think it was a pretty awesome time to be growing up!

From Spice Girls and Game Boys to inflatable furniture and the beloved Furby the 90's holds such fond memories for me and here are some of my favourites.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Finding Time for Self Care as a Parent.

I became a mum when I was still fairly young, in fact I had just turned 19 when James was born! Whilst I may not have known or ever really thought about what "self care" was, I had time for myself and the things I liked to do before I became a mum.

So when James came along that all kind of just ended. I was a mum and my new tiny bundle came first in everything. Now as all parents will nod in agreement with is that being a parent is exhausting, its all consuming and its often draining. It feels like all that love you give all day leaves you with little in the tank for anything you want to do at the end of each day. Then before you know it your kids are 5 and 10 years old and you realise you cant actually realise the last time you took time for yourself, when you did something you love just because you love it or the last time you had time to just relax in silence!