Things To Think About When Buying A Pram


Not long ago I wrote a post showing you all my pram wish list. If you have not seen it, you can read it here. When looking for a pram there are a few important things you need to think about before actually buying one. If you are not a parent or never been in the situation to buy a pram, you would never think that buying a pram needs a lot of thinking.

My Sunday Photo

"The love between Mother and child is forever..."

A Sunny February Afternoon

One day after school me and the girls were at home. The sun was shining but it was still quite chilly. Mia was off school because of toileting problems but Elliw went to her speech and language school in the afternoon as usual. When Elliw arrived back home, they both played really nicely together.…

Mummy & Me

There has been a lot of talks about Baby boy the past few weeks. The girls are deffintely somehow bonding with him, if that is even possible yet? There are many things they are doing which is involving Baby boy. They talk about him a lot. Mia loves giving big cuddles too me and gives bump a kiss an…

Just Another Linky #44

 Welcome! Welcome back to week #44. Hope you've all had a lovely week. Mine hasn't been too bad, the weather has been lovely but a bit chilly. Really enjoyed reading all your posts from last week's linky. Here is to week #44! Have a lovely weekend x The Rules... • #justanotherlinky is op…

Tips To Be The Perfect Parent

18 Weeks Pregnancy Update


There hasn't been much difference this week compared to my last pregnancy update. The only difference this week I have been thinking about things more recently and feeling a lot more emotional than normal. It hasn't been a hard week with anything really. The girls have behaved all week pretty much. I haven't had much energy to tidy or do many things but I try my best.

An Emotional Week

Advice About Buying A New Car

Me and my partner are looking to buy a car soon before Baby boy arrives. There are many things to consider before buying an old or brand new car. There are many advantages and disadvantages and things to know before deciding on buying a car, old or new. With the new 16-reg plate coming out in just …

Capturing Memories with Imprify Photo Prints - Review

If you haven't guessed yet, I love taking photos. Everywhere I go I always bring my camera. My Taid is the same, so I think I must of got it from him! I think it is so important to capture those special moments. Especially if you have children. It's so nice sitting down one day and going t…

Family Dining Room


We have been living in our current home for nearly two years now and we still haven't completed the house to how we want it. I must admit buying a house is much more harder than private renting. Many things have happened since moving here, we have had leaks and the kitchen ceiling fell last August, as well as having to do a massive makeover to the back garden. We are going to do the bedrooms soon before arrives but the room I hope to complete by the end of the year is the dining room.

Win £30 to Spend At Partybagsandsupplies {Giveaway!}

Last August I was given a Minion party pack from Party Bags and Supplies and was very pleased with the party pack. We had a fun day having a Minion party with the girls and one of my brothers, they sure all did enjoy themselves. Planning a party can be very expensive and stressful because there ar…

Building A Dream Home With Lego!


It always amazes me the things my girls come out with and I would love to know what goes on in their little heads. Kids really do have the most amazing imagination, don't they? We were recently asked if we would like to take part in the spring Lego project by Ocean Loans who have set up a project to showcase the creative talent in children in the UK! I thought it was a brilliant idea, so we took part.

Growing Bump


When I was pregnant with Mia I slowly started showing around 12 weeks but with Elliw I started showing around 10 weeks. With this third pregnancy I am bigger in my weight so I didn't show as early as Elliw, but I knew there was a change as I could feel it but I knew no one else would notice. My partner noticed around 12 - 13 weeks because my bump was quite hard. But otherwise I don't think my bump was properly visible to everybody else until I was roughly 16 odd weeks pregnant.

Blogging - What is it?


Many times I have spoken to my friends and told them 'I have so much blog work to do' or having to cancel plans because I need to catch up or start some blog work and most of them do look at me with a blank face. Because lets face it, any non-blogger who comes across a blog or knows a blogger (in person or via social media) don't really know how hard it is to run a blog. They are pretty much clueless about how much a blog needs and about the 'blogging world'.

Tuff Luv Leather Phone Case - Review


Finding the right case for your phone can be quite tricky! It has to look right, it has to protect your phone and look nice (if you're like me). So many phones are getting bigger/wider and thinner, so we are more than likely to drop them from our hands. I was recently asked to review a Alston Craig Genuine Vintage Leather E-Scape Tec Wallet Case Cover recently and I instantly thought about my partners Dad. It looked like his type of case and he also has an iPhone 6.

When I received the case I was very pleased of the fantastic quality of leather. The beautiful brown leather and the stunning detail of this phone case is a kind everyone would love. The case isn't your typical thin case, it is a thick fantastic quality case which also protects you from anyone trying to scan your phone with it's Rfid blocking. With it happening so much these days, that is a bonus.


The Ordinary Moments: Daddy and Daughter

I met my partner back in 2011. I remember trying to speak to him through Facebook messenger back in 2010 but he didn't seem interested with his one word answers, but after speaking about it (a few months back), we think he was seeing someone at the time - oops! (I didn't know!). I had since then made a new Facebook and my partner had seen me at a bus stop at the end of my street (he said) and he then found me on Facebook, we met up and that was it. Nearly 5 years later we have a beautiful daughter together and a son on the way.

He is a fantastic step-dad to my first daughter, Mia and a fantastic Dad to our daughter Elliw. I can not wait for our baby boy to arrive, then our family will be complete. Seeing my partner and my girls together really does make my heart melt. I feel like such a lucky girl to have found such an amazing man and an amazing Dad to the girls. I couldn't of chosen a better Dad for Elliw and baby boy, and a step-Dad to Mia. He is truly amazing.


My girls really do look up to him. They ask for him often during the day when he goes to work. He works from 7am until 5/6pm (sometimes later) 5 days a week and then again Saturday nights So, I am also really lucky that I have such a hard working partner and that is something I hope my girls will really look up to and follow as they grow older.

My Sunday Photo

"You Fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero." - Stanley T. Banks - Father of the Bride

Just Another Linky #43

 Welcome! Welcome back to week #43. Hope you've all had a lovely half term/week! I'm feeling better this week but still suffering with some nausea symptoms, urgh! The joys eh? However, I have managed to read all your posts from last week, so that is a good thing! Just another quick thank yo…

5 Pregnancy Symptoms I Have Not Enjoyed So Far!


I am currently 17 weeks pregnant and if I am honest I haven't really enjoyed this pregnancy. Some parts I have and some parts I haven't. But I try not to complain too much because one day soon Obstetric Cholestasis will flare up big time and that is when I will have the right to complain and moan! Here are 5 symptoms I haven't enjoyed in the past 17 weeks -

My Top 5 Favourite TV Shows


The only time I really get peace and 'allowed' to watch TV is either in the mornings when the kids are in school or in the evenings when they are in bed. I am lucky that me and my partner like watching the same TV shows, so we don't really argue over watching soaps. I personally think having that 'me time' and just chilling in front of the TV is quite important.

17 Weeks Pregnancy Update


17 weeks pregnant and baby is apparently the size of an onion! It's mad to think I only have 23 weeks left! But I may only have 20-23 weeks left because there is a good chance I will be induced early, again. Nothing much has really changed from my 16 week pregnancy update really. Only difference is I do feel like I have popped out a lot more this week! When I put the photo above on Facebook the other day my partner was even shocked at how big I looked at only 17 weeks (he was in work when he saw it). I dread to think how big I am going to be near the end!

5 Best Things About Being Pregnant

My Worries With Baby #3


I am already 17 weeks pregnant and if I am honest, I can finally admit that this pregnancy is flying by. I found out pretty early and I had some worries and concerns in early pregnancy but I am worrying about different things now. I do think, every single woman who is pregnant worries about similar things or worries about something during their pregnancy. It's only natural to worry, isn't it?

I remember how I felt when I was pregnant with Elliw. I was petrified. I wasn't sure how I was going to 'share' my love. How was I supposed to give the same amount of love and attention to my second baby as I had for Mia? So many things went through my head. In the end I ended up with pre-natal depression. I am not worried this time about sharing the love as I know it will instantly happen once baby is born and placed in my arms. I do feel different being pregnant the third time than what I did during my first and second pregnancy. But I do have my worries.

Obstetric Cholestasis - This is one of my main worries. I am petrified that I am not going to be able to cope with it third time round. It is so tiering. Constant intense itching, all day, every day. I do hope the tablets and cream work better this time round than it did during my second pregnancy. It is worrying, as I will be in and out of hospital checking that baby is ok and also checking my bile acids by taking bloods each week. I am worried for trying to make that time every week, especially when the kids are in school.

My First Year as A Single Mum at 17

 
 


Back in 2009 I fell pregnant with my first child at the age of 16 years. It was hard, worrying and pretty much scary but of course, I dealt with it and got through it! My daughter is now a happy, beautiful and confident 6 year old little girl. It has taken me a good few months to decide whether I wanted to post this on my blog but I thought it may help other parents who also have to deal with co-parenting and maybe a good post for those young mums out there too.

I gave birth my beautiful daughter at the age of 17 in December 2009. That day changed my life forever. But for the best. I knew I was going to be a single Mam from the day I found out I was pregnant, her Dad had moved on and was with somebody else 2 weeks before I found out I was 7 weeks pregnant. At the time, it hurt but when I look back, things happen for a reason and I am much happier where I am right now and wouldn't change my children or my partner for the world. I am happy.

I thought I would follow on from my popular post 16 and pregnant and let you all know how my first year as a single mother was and how I coped being a young single mum. This post is my true story.



My first year as a young single Mother
 
Mia's Dad came to see Mia for the first time when she was 3 days old. I remember that day clearly. I was in my dressing gown and looked pretty rubbish. I was in pain and feeling like crap too. The door knocked, but I thought it was the postman with a parcel. Mia was sleeping in my arms so I carried her with me to the door. It was her Dad. I was unsure how to feel. Anyway, I invited him in and asked if he wanted to hold Mia. He did. He stared at her and I had to walk out of the room and go into the fron room. In that front room, I burst into tears. I had gone through all that pregnancy by myself (with the help of my Dad). I was scared and now seeing Mia and her Dad together, it made me happy. I thought 'finally! he is stepping up!'. After clearing up the tears, I went back into the living where Mia and her Dad was. He didn't stay long. I think it was around half an hour or less that he stayed. He told me he would come up every Tuesday or Wednesday (can't remember which day it was now). I was pleased.
 

My Pram Wishlist

I was only sixteen years old when I was pregnant with my first daughter, Mia. I was lucky enough to be given a lot of things, such as clothes and even a pram from my uncle. They were all second hand but that didn't bother me, they were all in perfect condition. I didn't really look for a pr…

Why I Want To Lose Weight Whilst Pregnant

I am not quite sure that friends and family understand why I really want to lose weight during this pregnancy. Or other people! With my previous pregnancies I literally ate for two! It was wrong, because I faced the consequences at the end. I gained 7 stone with my first and even though I lose mor…

My Top 5 Favourite Songs So Far


I am a huge music fan. I can listen to music all day, if I was allowed too! But of course, Cbeebies and Nick Jr has to be one through out most of the day. But when I can, I put music on and just relax. It also helps me feel motivated to get some house work done or do a quick workout. There are so many fantastic songs around recently, and I thought I would give you a list of my top five favourite songs so far.

1. Lukas Graham - 7 Years
I am in love with this song. I could fall asleep listening to this song. The most I have replayed this song, one after the other, is about 8-9 times. I could listen to it all day. I love the lyrics and it really does make you think - life is too short!

You can have a listen here

Pregnancy Weight Loss Journey Update #3

If you are following my weight loss journey, you might of realised that I haven't written an update for over a two weeks. This was because I never went to group 2 weeks as it is was my partners birthday and we were out. I went to group last Wednesday and unfortunately I did have a gain. I was …

Choosing A Name For Baby #3

Little Chickie Review & Giveaway

Since I found out I was pregnant, I have been forever looking at baby clothes in stores and online. I bought a few unisex clothing before finding out Baby's gender as I couldn't resist! At 14 weeks 5 days when I found out that Baby is a boy I was just over the moon! I honestly couldn't…