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WHY WE WON’T BE HAVING ANY MORE BABIES

WHY WE WON’T BE HAVING ANY MORE BABIES

Why We Won’t Be Having Any More Babies Our beautiful daughter Eden turned 2 last Thursday.  I can’t believe it, 2 years old.  The time has flown and dragged all at the same time.  She was the most peaceful and teeny baby for so long, she would always look at me with so much expression, I used to think there were times she was mocking me, but would dismiss it as she was tiny.  She still pulls those faces now…

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World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day I have a beautiful friend who has been guest posting a couple of times on my blog, she doesn’t have her own blogging platform, but I believe her voice is powerful and she inspires me everytime she encourages me through a private message on facebook, or on email.  She has been writing my ‘Diary of a Working Mum’ series and if you’ve read any you’ll agree, she’s a gifted writer, she also has a beautiful little girl…

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THE DIARY OF A WORKING MUM {PART TWO}

THE DIARY OF A WORKING MUM {PART TWO}

Wrestling my thoughts. Attending interviews half way through my maternity leave is not something I ever envisaged myself doing. I had been out of the ‘work loop’ for nearly 5 months and my employers were under an obligation to ‘redeploy’ me in a role they saw fit unless I agreed to take redundancy. Each week I was sent a list of vacant posts that were deemed suitable to my skill-set, and it was up to me which I applied for. I would automatically be…

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THE DAY I FAILED MY FAMILY

THE DAY I FAILED MY FAMILY

The Day I Failed My Family Ok, so I may be being slightly melodramatic but yesterday I arrived home from university and sobbed so hard it was like someone had died.  I really did feel as though I had failed my family.  Being a busy working Mum and student Mum is not an easy task.  I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that life throws my way but I am tired a lot of the time and I…

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Working Nights

Working Nights

About 6 weeks ago whilst chatting to a friend online I decided to apply for a job working night shifts.  This was around the same time we decided to send the children to Private School and therefore obviously needed some extra income.  Life has been a little crazy since then as there has been so much to sort but I am so happy that all of this was set in motion. I had an interview and then due to the…

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18 Days of Summer #11

18 Days of Summer #11

   Today was the most stressful day I’ve had in a long time.  We had decided last night despite my anxiety that we would travel down to Worthing on Tuesday and allocate today as a rest day for me, so that I would be ready to do the 6 hour drive (not including stops) with 4 children on my own.  I felt happy with our decision, but awoke to a text from my mother-in-law with a different suggestion for us….

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18 Days of Summer #9

18 Days of Summer #9

18 Days of Summer #9 A more relaxed summer day today, as James stayed in bed most of the morning, he must have needed it.  It was throwing it down outside early so I started to plan in my head for a rainy day.  I booked us in to the cinema as planned for the evening, this made sense as I thought it would hardly be a beautiful summer evening for sunset strolls on the beach. Slowly sorted breakfast, which…

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THE ORDINARY MOMENTS #3 {BEING A DANCE MUM}

THE ORDINARY MOMENTS #3 {BEING A DANCE MUM}

The Ordinary Moments #3 {Being a Dance Mum} I’ve been doing a mini blog series with the children as we are in the middle of 18 days holiday with the girls.  18 whole days with my big blended family, and I am loving it.  If you want to follow our series it’s called ’18 Days of Summer’ the most recent post is here.  As we’ve been documenting EVERYTHING that has been happening in the week, my Ordinary Moments post this week…

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18 DAYS OF SUMMER #10 {HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY JACOB}

18 DAYS OF SUMMER #10 {HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY JACOB}

18 Days of Summer #10 {Happy 21st Birthday Jacob} Today was a day of mixed emotions, we were celebrating my brothers 21st birthday, and going back home from our summer stay at Nana and Grandad’s.  We had to be up early and head out to church, it’s further to travel from my Mum’s and James was on Kids team so had to be there an hour and a half early.  My Dad packed half of our things into his car…

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18 DAYS OF SUMMER #7

18 DAYS OF SUMMER #7

18 Days of Summer #7 Today was a random day to be in the middle of our summer holiday, but last week my friend passed away and his wife asked me to sing a song he loved me singing at the funeral.  I loved William, he used to call me his adopted daughter.  He died suddenly whilst in hospital waiting for them to attend to him at the age of 57.  I had tried to practice last week and just ended up…

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