#rockingmotherhood

I got tagged by the lovely miss_mummy_life to write a blog post about rocking motherhood. I’m really glad she tagged me as it’s made me look for the positives in my motherhood journey so far and give myself a pat on the back! (It’s far too easy to be constantly critical).

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Sweet potato and bean bake

I’m not claiming this yummy recipe as my own (it’s straight out of the Cow and Gate Weaning book) but for those of you that don’t have the (free!) weaning book I thought I’d share it with you…

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A Lovely Cream Tea at Harpur and Finch

For my mum’s birthday, my sister and I decided to treat her to a cream tea at Harpur and Finch – and what a treat it was!

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You got a friend in me

(This post first appeared on www.meetothermums.com)

So think ‘Toy Story’ (the original one, which is obviously still the best); along comes Buzz, a shiny, new, exciting toy that everyone loves and wants to get to know: leaving Woody feeling out-of-place, unwanted, hurt, forgotten, alone, confused; maybe even all of the above. Personally, rightly or wrongly, I found that it’s easy as a new mummy to feel a bit, well, ’Woody’. Relationships I had with those around me had altered, even if only every so slightly, because of my Buzz – sorry baby, would had innocently come along. For me, I have my mummy mates and baby buddies to thank for helping me through my ‘Woody’ period and literally saving my sanity.

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Linky’s I’m loving…

I’ve been blogging now for around six months and for me one of the most enjoyable aspects of posting is joining in with Linky’s. Here’s a guide to the Linky’s I’m loving right now…

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Get bloggin’ organised!

So a while back I posted my ‘Blog Goals 2017‘ – and I stated that I’d upload a new post twice a week (so far I’ve failed miserably!) It turns out that keeping up with a blog is HARD WORK and takes both commitment and organisation. Inspired by Mrs Mummy Harris post about ‘How to beat the Blogging Blues’ and knowing that if I’m ever going to start achieving my 2017 goal for the rest of the year (seem as it’s already March!) I need to get bloggin’ organised! Here’s the plan…

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First night in his own room…

Asleep in his OWN room – all night (nearly)! How did that happen? Well, by accident. I’m aware that sounds like a ridiculous thing to say seem as the baby can’t put himself to bed in his own room, so yes, we absolutely, definitely put him in there… but truly it was accidental. How you ask…

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What to do with a frustrated 5 month old

It can be hard facing a long day with a frustrated baby. He wants to crawl – but can’t. He wants to walk – but can’t. He wants to eat EVERYTHING – but can’t. So what can you do to keep baby entertained all day? Here’s 5 things that have worked for me (I hope it helps!)

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A weekend with baby in Cheltenham

With my brother and his partner now living in Cheltenham, we decided now was a great time to go and visit for the weekend (January, I know a bit cold and wet but hey ho)… here’s a break down of what we did, where we went and what I’d recommend.

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The Working Conspiracy

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I take a deep breath, plaster a smile on my face and then cheerily proceed with the hello’s and how are you’s. However, I know it won’t take long. I can feel myself getting agitated before I hear a single one of those words. I’m waiting, thinking, ‘Go on then, say it!’

‘Not long ’til you go back to work is it?’

Boom. There it is, hitting me square between the eyes. Those ten little words. One dreaded phrase that is following me round from house to house. Wherever I go – hello, there it is – again.

WORK. WORK! Why would I want to talk about that?

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