"what a lovely little boy" - literally every time we go out i hear this and it annoys me so much. i know that realistically she hasn't much hair and it's hard to tell when i dress her in "boys colours" (don't start me on that!). i also know that actually the sentiment, ie that my child is lovely, is kindly meant and said in a positive way. but my god it makes me rage 😒
why am i so irrational 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
what things do strangers say to you that make you rage? it can't be just me being an irrational cowbag right?' 🤓🤔
Feeling incredibly motivated & focused right now in both of my jobs👩🏼💻🤓 and i'm chatting all about the exciting blog developments over on the blog (funnily enough 😏) today so head on over and check it out (links in the bio ☝🏻 you know what to do 😁)
but what i want to know is what gets you all fired up and motivated?
Good grief i'm so tired after yesterday's fun & games 😳
this one ☝🏻 however is not 😒in fact today's the day she's decided to drop her daytime nap 😴😫
kids don't know how good they've got it! i'd love ❤️ someone to insist i have an afternoon nap! 😴
Had the best day at #blogonxmas conference catching up with all my faves and meeting this beaut @mother_freckle properly. my absolute favourite thing about blogging is meeting all these inspirational, kick-ass mamas doing it for themselves 💪🏻 gotta love a bit of #mamapower
Guys we are doing #vlogtober 🙌🏻 i ❤️ watching #mummyvloggers but i often feel the beautiful home tours and shopping hauls really encourage me to spend more money than i actually have! 🙈 it's my own gullible fault i know 🤷🏼♀️ but i decided i'm going to do my videos a little differently. so i'll be sharing how i live on a shoestring budget, how i feed a family of 6, my favourite ways to get a bargain and even beauty dupes 💄 heads up 🙋🏼 you don't need to buy expensive makeup to look cute 🤓
i can't afford all the f-a-n-c-y & i don't want to encourage mum's to spend 💰 they just don't have so i hope that's ok 🤞🏻if you have any questions or want to see any specific money saving videos lemme know 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
It's a bit of a treat day today. getting my do done 💇🏼 and then it's the @northernblogawards this evening where i'm up for best mummy blogger 🙊
but let's face it, i am most excited about meeting & hanging out with all my blog crushes and inflicting the world of endless blog chat on my long suffering partner 😆 happy saturday you lovely lot - what are you up to?
Somebody is pinching, scratching and hitting a lot at the moment 👆🏻👆🏻
i am at a loss of how to deal with it - doing it back to show her it hurts is off the cards as i thoroughly disagree with this and think it's counterintuitive 😑
but if you have any thoughts of navigating this particular joyful phase then i'd like to hear them. thanks in advance x
She was so sick a few weeks ago with the norovirus 😩😷 and since then her physical confidence has taken a little dip. suddenly she's unsure of her abilities but i know this is totally normal following an illness. do you ever find your little one regresses after a period of being unwell? #babiesinbloom#momentsoverposes#mydarlingmemory
When i went back to work after maternity leave i was distraught 😭 everyone said that "it's ok, in a few months it will get easier" and "il enjoy the break from toddler demands" etc. but you know what? it's been 10 months and it hasn't got any easier 😔 i still cry every single d**n day in my car on the way to work and every night like a total loser who can't get her s**t together (which i can't)
i miss her so much and it's actually not ok. i am not ok and i'm tired of plastering on a smile and saying that i am. it's an act i'm playing because i have no other choice right now.
i don't feel like i'm trapped by being at home all day with my kids, i don't long for time apart from them other than maybe the odd night twice a year or something like that. i don't go to work for a break. quite the opposite - work is breaking me and i'm just sick of pretending it gets easier. it doesn't. it isn't
Eating out + being vegan = a pain in the 🍑
i'm not gonna lie, eating out as a fam today was tricky! i wanted the pollo milanese dish 🍗 so freakin' bad but in the end talked myself into chowing down on the superfood salad & reminding myself why i've chosen this #veganlife 🥗
it was delicious but not quite as delicious as that chicken dish i'm sure 😑
anyway i'm telling you guys because we all know if you don't say it, it didn't happen and that would be a total waste of my vegan virtuousness 😋😆
if you went vegan (or are 🌱) what would you miss the most?
Last day in #aquitaine and we have only been to a pharmacie once, which for my traveling tribe is a bloody miracle! 😏
i'm not ready to say goodbye to the summer of fun yet but biggest is back to school next week so it's time to do the dreaded pack up!🎒(seriously, there are no suitcase emojis?!?!) and head home tomorrow. what's the weather doing back home fellow northerners?
Today has been suuuper chilled after a late night dinner with family & friends last night and one too many vino's 🍷
baba slept in until 10am 🙌🏻 and we spent the day playing, snoozing and eating allll the bread 😋
how was your saturday? what's the weather doing where you are? ☀️ #vacationvibes#mytravellingtribe
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the gazillion of you that took the time to send me messages of support and reassurance over the weekend 💕
people say social media is a negative and horrible place but actually you guys have proved that to be rubbish and your lovely messages cheered me right up 😘
sophie has just been sick again but has also demanded "toastie pieces" and so i'm really hoping we are turning a corner as we are off to france in the morning 😣😱
doc has given the all clear for travel so fingers crossed 🤞🏻 we get there without too much trouble!