Tag: MOTHERHOOD

SCHOOLS OUT FOR THE SUMMER!

SCHOOLS OUT FOR THE SUMMER!

If you’re anything like me then you’ve been living in some sort of denial about the end of the school year approaching so quickly. This year honestly is going so incredibly fast, but we made it to the end of the school year! Gracie left […]

snapshots and scenes | june

snapshots and scenes | june

Welcome back to another edition of snapshots and scenes. June has been such wonderful month. We have been basking in a heatwave in the UK and it looks like heading into July, the weather is going to stay. June saw us taking long walks. We […]

little loves, june edition

little loves, june edition

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

This month has seen us basking in a heat-wave, Henry turning seven and me been very busy with school events, work and mum life! Its really nice to sit down and reflect back on what was June. I am not sure, but for me it has gone particularly slow. Its not flown by, which is nice, because the last few months have flashed past. Cannot believe we are heading into July in a matter of days.

Summer is officially here, I wont lie, I have been struggling a lot in the heat. Trying to find shade wherever I go. Its hard to constantly have a battle on your hands, worried, scared and generally really panicky about the hottest parts of the day. Which is generally right at school pick-up! I am literally a walking, talking, tube of factor 50!

Without too much waffling, here are the little things I have been loving.

So, I am STILL reading Friend Request, but I ma very very nearly finished with it. I have to admit. It was a slow read to begin with but it has really picked up the pace and I am finding it really hard to put down. I managed to seek solace under a tree in the shade before the school pick up to read a few chapters mid week.

 

Ok, so Love Island! Who is watching? I got a bit behind this week and so yesterday I was playing catch-up. Im a bit flabbergasted with the actions that have gone on this week! What are your thoughts? I have my favourites, Danni and Jack. I really don’t like Eyal or Adam.

Last month I wrote about Netflix’s new programme Safe. I finished it and I was hooked. If you have not seen it then I recommend you pop it in your watch list. It was really really good and had be gripped from beginning till end.

Another Netflix program I have been watching is The Staircase. I am only on episode one, but already its got me wondering! In 2001 novelist Michael Peterson’s wife died, and he claimed she perished after falling down stairs at their home. The medical examiner, however, determined that she had been beaten with a weapon, which led to Peterson becoming a suspect in what would become a murder investigation.

This series, which began with eight episodes in 2005 before being updated in 2013 and 2018, follows the investigation as it proceeds from Peterson’s arrest to a verdict being reached in the ensuing trial. The real-life courtroom thriller offers a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial and an examination of contemporary American justice.

At some point month Morgana shared a song on Insta-Stories. I briefly heard the snippet of John Mayer’s New Light and its a song, I have not been able to stop listening too. Its very catchy and you will find yourself humming along to it {after a few listens of course!}

Another song I have been listening to a lot this month is Shotgun by George Ezra. I’m loving it and its just as catchy as John Mayer’s New Light.

I’ve managed to take one, yes one outfit shot all month! I bought a skirt last year for a wedding and it was so hot on Sunday that I decided to get to out from the back of the wardrobe. I’m really pleased I did, because although I bought it for a wedding, actually you can dress it down. I wore it with some wedges and a little pretty top.
This week, I also purchased a new pair of Solillas sandals. I love these and managed to but at least one pair for the summer. I went for a really lovely rose- pink/gold style. The picture doesn’t really pick up the colour, but I have already had lots of comments about them.
This month Henry turned seven! Seven!! ts become tradition that I make a birthday cake. Now its not up to shop bought standard and the weather was really really warm, so the icing started to melt. Henry was pleased with it though!
I also “made” a rather lovely purchase. I’ve been lusting after an Olympus Pen for months now. I had a big camera, but it was just so bulky to take out all the time. As its my birthday in July, I decided that the sale of my last camera and some birthday money I was going to get one. Its definitely a good choice. I am in love with it already. So glad I went for the white one

This little one has really really struggled this month. I am way out of my comfort zone in parenting. Its so hard being a girl, all the changes you go though. I am confused by it all, let alone this 9 year old staring back at you. Its been a month of long conversations about whats to come. Its so painful to watch and she still seems so young. She has a rather sensible head on her though and seems to be taking everything in her stride. Me? I am hiding a host of emotions.

 

Whatever your up too, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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simple ways to help your children choose a career path

simple ways to help your children choose a career path

Children have imagination and love exploring various subjects. At a young age of infancy, a child wants to be many things. It is the responsibility of parents to gauge the ability, skill, and talent of children over a period of time and encourage them to […]

Pregnancy Care: When To Call Your Doctor

Pregnancy Care: When To Call Your Doctor

When I was pregnant first time round, I really didn’t have much of a clue about pregnancy, health or complications within a pregnancy. I ended up seeking help from books and parenting websites when I had a symptom I was unsure about. They were a […]

center parcs

center parcs

You know when you wait so long for a holiday, 365 days in fact, and it arrives and then its over before you know it. Yeah that. We have started going to Elvedon, Center Parcs for the past 3 years. Its been wonderful and something we all look forward to. When I say all, I mean 14 of us. We literally countdown the days from the moment we are back.

3 years ago, I had never been to a Center Parcs and to be honest I wasn’t overly fussed about going, but now? I wished I actually lived there all year round. Its so beautiful, tranquil and serene and getting to swim most days and walk around the woods with the pooch was just bliss. We sat alfresco, eating, drinking and laughing. We were so lucky with the weather. Predictions of rain and thunderstorms most days, but we managed to escape all that and it barely rained all week.

We all tried new things, new activities and made the most of spending time together. Park trips, disco’s, boat rides, archery and so much more. Its been such a wonderful week away. Time spent with my favourites and time spent away from the norm.

Just a few snaps of our week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DOUBLE OF ME | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THE DOUBLE OF ME | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

When people see G and I together, they often say, “She looks just like you.” She is literally the double of me and as she gets older, the more I see it. I was never able to see the resemblance. But now on occasions she will walk […]

A WINTERS BEACH DAY | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

A WINTERS BEACH DAY | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

Who said you can’t go to the beach in the Winter? Since we got Fleur and since we have always wanted to take her to the beach. We wanted her to be let of the lead and for her to enjoy the fresh sea air, […]

AGE APPROPRIATE CHORES FOR YOUR CHILDREN

AGE APPROPRIATE CHORES FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Assigning chores for your children to do is very important and it will serve them well later in life. There are two main reasons why parents should assign chores to their kids- one is to prepare them for life, for when they grow up and start living apart from their families, and the other is to keep them busy while still little and teach them responsibility and respect. Both reasons, however, are rather relevant and aim to accomplish the same thing- learning responsibilities, avoiding laziness, being less dependent on their parents and learning to do things on their own.
One of the biggest mistakes parents make is think their children are way too young to do cleaning chores, but unless your child is basically still a baby(0-1 year, year and a half), this statement is completely false. By not letting your child do chores you are doing more harm than good. You might be surprised by your child’s capabilities from a young age. They are not at all incapable of helping around the house and being a productive member of the family from a young age.
We will be combining personal chores with family chores as it doesn’t really matter. From a young age, whom or what they benefit, as long as they do.
(Age 2-5)
From such a young age children do not grasp the full context behind chores and why are they important, the fact is they are happy to be part of the activity. Tidy Cleaners London suggests to make them do something simple like- make their own bed, take all the pillows from the floor and put them on the sofa,bed. Most of the chores that you assign your child, at such a young age, should be under parental supervision. The older they get the list grow. You can have your child move laundry from one place to another, help with the cleaning(dusting, wiping, sweeping). You can also get them to help care for a pet by refilling their bowl of water.
What you need to remember is that at this age your child is most likely to do a sloppy job, the point is that you should not have high expectations of the end results. While they are still too young it is the effort that counts, more than the successful outcome.
(Age 6-11)
As your child’s age advances you can start outsourcing more important tasks for them. Adding a to-do check-list for age appropriate children. It is when you can start building their sense of responsibility and teach them personal manners. As long as personal chores go, they should make their own beds, clean their rooms and take care of their own personal hygiene. They may even be able wake up on their own with the help of an alarm clock etc.
The list of family chores you can outsource to your child grows even longer. Some of them are still recommended under supervision, but most of them they are free to do on their own. Your child could help set  the table, empty indoor trash cans, answer the phone. They could also prepare easy meals such as lunch by themselves. Letting them also help wash the dishes under supervision and assist in washing the car.
From age 12 to 15 and above your child is practically capable of doing most of the housework. It depends on you how much you want to outsource to them. Keeping in mind that leaving your child unburden, without chores is usually the wrong way to go. Keep them busy with personal and family chores so that they can start preparing for the outside world and learn to deal with it on their own- step by step.
THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]