Thursday, 17 August 2017

15 Top tips for a successful play date

Play dates are fun, for us parents and for the kids too! We get to chill with a cuppa (or wine if you wish) and the kids get to play and fight and cry etc... so I've put together my top tips of planning a successful play date!

15 Top tips for a successful play date

1) Plan a date that suits everyone, I hate missing out on play dates, I know sometimes you just can't make it but consider everyone else too!

2) Don't overload your guest list, too many people can feel overwhelming and a struggle if your the host.

3) Bring a snack and drink, kids will always be hungry or thirsty, save the host a job and bring your own, if you are the host remember some people may forget to bring stuff so be prepared.

4) Don't bring messy food!! Bringing messy food is a bad idea, you don't want to be apologising for chocolate handprints on their new cream sofa!

5) Choose the right time for your play date, Even though nap times are quiet and lovely it's a play date so choose a time that isn't right in the middle of nap time!

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Liebster Tag - Get to know me

I was nominated for The Liebster by Anna at A Sparkle Of Grace, thanks so much for my nomination and here goes!

The Rules
1. Recognize who has tagged you.
2. Answer the questions they have asked.
3. Tag some bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Ask them 11 new questions.

Anna's Questions
1) How long have you been blogging?
I originally started blogging back in 2008, but I used Tumblr and wasn't very good at it as it was still young, I renamed and updated my blog back in 2015 when I was pregnant with my son so I could share my journey.

2) Where do you get your inspiration for your posts?
Mostly just what goes on in my everyday life and what goes on with my children, I love to share our journey :)

3) Is there anything you wish you could change about the blogging community, or even just blogging in general?
No nothing, but I really wish I had a laptop to edit on! I use a tablet and it's just not as good!

4)You are given a million dollars what do you do with it?
Buy a new pc set up and a new house haha

5)If you could meet any three people throughout history who would you pick?
Walt Disney, Stan Lee and The Queen cause why not!

6)What is your favorite era for fashion and makeup?
I love 50/60 ' s style clothing and makeup it's beautiful :)

7) If you had to live without your phone or your computer which would you keep?
I'd keep my phone as I don't have a computer but I'd probably still keep my phone if it was put of phone or tablet.

8)Dogs or cats? Why?
Dogs :) cause they are protective and a man's best friend!

9)Who are your favorite bloggers?
Has to be out of my sister at Mummies Waiting, Constance Hall or Hurrah For Gin! Honestly these are my faves and I love reading their content :)

10) If you had your own brand/business what would your products be?
I would probably be a information centre locally, I love finding out what's on when and making it available in one place!

11) What is your favorite childhood memory?
Sitting under the tree in the garden with our neighbours, it was totally peeing it down, hooking umbrellas on the branches trying to stay dry!
Liebster tag
We loved the garden as kids and I like to give that to my kids too!

This is me, my sister jade and our 2 neighbours Ellie and Tom.

My Questions
1) If you could travel anywhere in the world for 1 week where would you go?
2) What inspired you to start blogging?
3) If I gave you £100,000,000 right now what would you buy and why?
4) If you could write a bio for any famous person and it was guaranteed to get published, who would it be?
5) Who are your top 3 bloggers?
6) What's your favourite quote?
7) What genre of music is tour favorite and why?
8) How many children do you want/ Have?
9) If I gave you an hour by yourself, no chores, no kids, what would you do?
10) What's your favourite #Hashtag?
11) Marvel or Dc comics/movies?

I’m tagging,

Katherine from thoughtsfrom94
Joni from The Mood Of Makeup 

Much love

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Our Bedtime Routine

Everyone told me when I had kids that bedtime routines were important but I never listened, I always wanted that extra time with them even if they were crawling over everything or trashing the house!
Bedtime routine
But after 2 years of not having one, just letting lilli pass out whenever she wanted it was totalky fine but we decided to try it and oh my days it was the best thing ever! Having mummy time or just time to clean the house without a shadow, so this is how ours goes :)

For Lilli who is 4 and Olli who is 15 Months:
•7pm is bath time, lots of bubbles, lots of toys and lots of splashing, then we brush our teeth :)
•7:30pm we get lilli and Olli dressed in Pj's and make a bottle for olli and a drink for lilli :) we then settle down in bed/cot and read a book, or 2!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

When you can't be a mummy

So I'm ill again, what a fantastic supprise! Super awesome sofa days of not being able to give love or hold your kids because your riddled with a contagious disease of fuckery!

This is one of those times where you think why oh why? Out of all the times I've asked you dear god of mine, for a simple day off from not having the kids, this was NOT my idea of that! This is probably some kind of sick joke isn't it?! Some shitty week long torture of mouthy crapness! Yes if you haven't guessed it I have Septic Tonsillitis :( 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Getting Ready For "BIG" School!

So my Lils is leaving nursery, its so emotional, shes leaving her favourite teachers and friends and is going off to "BIG" school in september.

So we just had graduation, it was spectacular!! Lilli loved singing and dancing with her friends and teachers.

she got her certificate and told everyone she wanted to be a princess when she is older! She will always be my princess :)
So now she only has one day left at nursery, then its summer holidays, a whole 6 weeks of me going crazy!!!
Not saying i wont enjoy it because im sure i will, its just very long and with 4 kids it can get VERY stresssful!