Saturday, 20 December 2014

Blog Stars Little Stars.

This week Stacey from Mummy M's Memories handed over to 5 year old Jessica. Stacey assures me she is not 84!!!


Stacey blogs over at Mummy M's Memories. She has two very strong willed girls aged 5 and almost 3.  Stacey says ''I became a stay at home mum when J turned 1, due to inflexible working conditions, but hope to train as a photographer next year. I'm originally a southerner from the south coast, but now live in the North West, due to Daddy M's job. Given the choice between north and south, im divided. I can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

1. What is something Mummy always says to you? 

I love you

2. What makes Mummy happy? 

Being Good

3. What makes Mummy sad? 

Being naughty

4. How does your Mummy make you laugh? 

Tickle me

5. How old is your Mummy? 


84


6. How tall is your Mummy? 


Very tall


7. What is Mummy's favorite thing to do? 


Do blogging


8. What does your Mum do when you’re not with her? 


Help Sophie, and change her nappy.


9. What is your Mummy really good at? 


Blogging, cooking, driving Mummys car


10. What is your Mummy a bit rubbish at? 


Watching my TV





11. What does your Mummy do for her job? 


Blog


12. What is your Mummy's favorite food? 


Spinach


13. If your Mummy was on the TV what would she be on? 


In Sleeping Beauty


14.What do you and your Mummy do together? 


Play, watch TV, play Monopoly Jnr.


15. How do you know your Mummy loves you? 


Because I'm her daughter


16. What does Mummy like to wear? 


T shirts and dresses


17. What does Mummy watch on TV? 


Hollyoaks


18. What does Mummy drink? 


Adult juice, Coffee


19. What did Mummy do before I had babies? 


Work in a bank counting money


20. Where is Mummy's favourite place? 


Beach


Thanks Jessica...poor Mummy though...84!!!  

Remember to grab your badge and display it over on your blog so everyone knows Jessica is a Blog Stars Little Star!!


Blog Stars Little Stars

Friday, 19 December 2014

The Week That Was...12th-19th December.

Baaaaaaaaahhhhh its getting closer....in 1 week it will be over, presents will be unwrapped, toys will be un-boxed and played with. This is all to exciting....I best get wrapping!


Home life.

1. Me and Dean enjoyed our first night out for 3 years! I drank too much wine (ok...ok...and cocktails), ate too much food, went to bed too late....but had an absolute ace time! 



2. We went and enjoyed a child free breakfast....at lunchtime! Yep we got a lay in!!!

Look at this beaut....from a greasy spoon no less! And I love a coffee-house BUT you cant beat a PROPER mug of coffee, the kind you can only get in a greasy spoon, with 1 coffee on the drinks board!!

3. The kid enjoyed a manic social life! Between Jenson and Ellie they have had 6 events...in 4 days! Chritma partys, panto trips, Christmas jumper day. You name it they have had it....



4. Its been a TOUGH WEEK! Most days have ended in me crying. 

5. We still haven't wrapped any pressies. We will do it before Christmas Eve, I promise!!!

6. Christmas half term starts here...and Ellie is of to her Dads on Saturday, as she is spending Chritmas with him this year....people keep saying o you must miss her though...I couldn't let my kid be away for Christmas. Well number 1) Its all we have known me and her Dad split up from her being 5 months old, its all she has known and works well for us (we alternate it) and 2) You know this means we get 2 Christmasses right!

Blog life.


1. Planning is going well! Head over HERE to see some exciting new link-up and features for 2015...



2. I joined a few more blogger networks now I'm (kinda) getting used to the ones I already joined.

3. Last week I mentioned a new collab I had in the bag? Well I'm happy to announce that my self and the lovely Clare from Clares Little Tots  will be going head to head each month in a craft challenge! Keep a look out, and if you have a challenge to suggest head over to my Facebook page and let us know!



4. Our most read post this week our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Christmas Link-up. Speaking of which....

5. If you are a blogger and would like to share some of your posts pop by and link up to mine and Leandra's Toddler Approved Tuesday link up. We usually run for 2 days but have decided to keep it open until the New Year, so pop by and check out some great Christmassy ideas for toddlers! Everything goes from recipes to activities to days out to reviews. So why not link up some of your posts.

Not a blogger? Tweet or Instagram your toddler approved pics using the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday hashtag. We will retweet and regram as many as we can.



6. We have been asked to go and review the gorgeous looking Bluestone in Wales. We are so excited, and very very grateful for such a great experience. And a break away is just what we need!

Inspiration.


Erm Ive not really got much this week....other than getting ready for Christmas and the Christmas Play Date we didnt get round to this week!

So instead I will list some of my fave read's from last week: 

You know you have made a great blogging friend (and that they are a great writer) when you read one of their posts and your heart breaks, and you cry..ALOT for them. This happened when I read the beautiful Beth from Twinderelmo's post about this Christmas being a difficult one.

A Mummy First had a great 'Get Baby To Sleep Through The Night' post...I'm pleased to say I followed them and in the lat week Elsie has had 1 night where she woke! High Fives all round!!!

Amy from 2 Boys 1 Mum wrote an amazing post about the difficulties of Gender Neutral Parenting. 

Potty Mouthed Mummy wrote about the ups and down of what Parenthood is...

Brummy Mummy of 2 took me back to my childhood as she wrote about The Ghost Of Christmas Past....go read it...even if just to laugh at the hilarious pic of Kylie!

This read about the 10 Things That Concern Me About Peppa Pig from Book and Baby also made me laugh...a lot...because they are all true!



Mums' Days

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tantrums...When Will This Ride Stop?

The last few day's have been TOUGH, like really tough. Tantrum fuelled and not the toddler's...

Ellie has decided that she is gonna make every day hell, I'm sure her aim is to see me crumble. And by god she certainly has. I'm a mess...I'm a quivering nervous wreck. Waiting for her next explosive episode...

She seems to just want to fight, just want to argue with EVERYBODY in this house. Here are a few of her fits just from the last few days.

1. Thursday morning the tantrums because her school lunch has been made for her, because it ''wasnt what she wanted'' (even though it would have been exactly what she would have made if she had done it herself.) 

BUT 

2. Dean worked late on Friday, when he got home he popped to Morrisons for something quick to chuck in the microwave or the oven, or use a kettle (pot noodle, super noodles you know...yes bad Mum, i'll get over it!) so we asked Ellie what she wanted...to avoid a drama like above...did she just answer and tea went without a hitch? Ooohhhhh no! Instead, we were horrible because we ''don't let her have what she wants anyway so what the point?'' and then when we pointed out the obvious that WE ARE ASKING WHAT YOU WANT! We got the answer 'I don't know' (one of her fave sayings). I mean I don't know!? Its a super market what is so flipping difficult they sell everything JUST CHOOSE! 

All this time my stomach is turning, I'm shaking in fear that it is coming, her next explosive is on its way. Some quick thinking is needed...And then, ohh I got it...I suggested she just get dressed and go with Dean and choose something when she get their,  seem the easiest thing to do right?

WRONG!

Cue meltdown number 2 in less than 36 hours.


Saturday lunchtime, now you have all seen my Instagram, I love a PJ day...If we aint going out fine stay in your pj's and oneies all day. BUT Saturday we were going out so we needed to get changed. 

Now, usually if we are going somewhere I will set out an outfit for her as I get the little ones ready but as you have read above after an explosive couple of days I thought it best to just let her wear what she wanted. Seems the easiest thing to do right?  

WRONG!

3. Instead of just getting dressed she threw a whole ''well what should I wear'' tantrum. Which somehow ended up with meltdown number 3 in 48(ish) hours  me in tears and been called the worst mum ever. Because I told her to where anything she wanted...go figure!

4. Monday Afternoon. A tantrum over Christmas Jumper Day, because I keep forgetting to pick her one up when I'm in town. So I promise tomorrow I will get one. Happy Ellie...Happy me, right?

WRONG!

It's 'stupid anyway' and not fair because they still have to wear there normal school clothes, but swap for a christmas jumper instead of their school one. This is apparently all my fault and for the millionth time I become 'worst Mum ever'. Even though everyone else at school will be dressed exactly the same!

5. Tuesday Night. God knows what started it...As far as I recall Jenson's foot touched her (not a kick)...I cant quite remember but again...I was in tears, as well as been the worst Mum in the world. She had the choice of going to her room to chillout or have all her stuff conviscated...Easy choice to make? Going up to her room for 10 minutes would be the easiest thing to do right?

WRONG!

Ellie went with the latter. Then sat crying and screaming at me because I'm such a horrible Mum. And then ended up getting sent to bed at 6.45 because I couldn't deal with it anymore. 

Please tell me that this is going to get better? Please someone give me the answers? Because it would seem no matter what I do I'm wrong. Today is the lat day at school, she is of to her Dads for a week..then she will be back and we will be back in this circle of fight, fight, fight...

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