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My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

β€” Oscar Wilde.


Just a down to earth girl, winging life and parenthood like the rest of us. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Life Updates

What a Monday!

Yes the picture is me,
Yes I am covered in poo, no it wasn’t a crazy night out or an illness that got the better of me.. I became a mum to my third baby πŸ™ˆ
It’s been a struggle and safe to say, tiredness, emotions and hormones are definitely taking their toll.. so here’s a laugh for you all!

Monday night I experienced this horrific scene πŸ˜‚ casually changing my three week old newborns dirty nappy. She had a full tummy, clean PJ’s and soon to have a nice clean nappy to go to sleep with.
Little did I know, whilst lifting her legs to do the final wipe, she would, aim and fire! Never in the 6 years of being a mum did I think I’d become a human target practice for a tiny poop machine! But it happened, she redecorated my pillows, wardrobe and wallpaper behind me! Aswell as making sure I had my fair share, over my glasses, my mouth and as shown in the picture!
Some people thought they had shitty Mondays (no pun intended) but this trumped any Monday I’d had before!
Safe to say my little one slept beautifully after her poo explosion!

For all you mamas out there who are finding it tough especially in the earlier days, I hear you, you’re not alone, hang on in there!
We have shitty days, literally!!
But look for the good days too, learn to stress less about the minor things..

I hope this brings alittle humour to someone’s day today ✌🏻

We’ve got this πŸ’ͺ🏻 no matter what aimed at us πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

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Nanny and Grandad to the rescue!

Happy Monday everyone, I hope the summer holidays aren’t stressing everyone out too much!

I can safely say that if it wasn’t for being pregnant I’d be well on my way to finishing a large vodka bottle last week! Thankfully, I’m so lucky to have the support of my parents and they’ve taken the babies for two nights whilst I get some work done and sort out business. This week is more planning for the children and taking them out and doing bits each day! Stay tuned for ideas on what to do on a budget with that!

I ran my own cleaning company until I found out I was pregnant, which I have now unfortunately had to stop doing due to a growing bump making it impossible to see my feet let alone cleaning for my lovely clients. So I officially stopped that today! I have recently trained in beauty treatments so I am now undertaking that venture and I am also an independent consultant for the Bodyshop at home. So I have been tackling all of those too and trying to juggle a million things, so the holidays have certainly been a test! I take my hat off to those mums that work full time 9-5 (and more) and have children, plus housework, and managing to stay sane!!

Anyway, the children had been scratching up the walls yesterday and my mum offered to have them for the night to give me some peace for a night. I have so much love and appreciation for my parents, my dad is your average Joe, cool as a cucumber and is happy to watch the world go by. My mum is more full on, and has been suffering from a brain tumour for the last 10+ years and is partially paralysed down one side, so she is an absolute hero in my eyes and still manages to cope with my crazy two.. she’s a bloody Saint! But I’ll write more about her in another post.

Had some really good news from the school nurse when she came to see Alfie last week and she’s happy with his progression after the spat we’ve had with him since November with his anger and his way of coping with his dad playing a lesser part in his life (another post coming soon!) So he is happy to have a break at nanny and grandads too! I forget sometimes that he’s 6 in September because he’s so grown up with everything he does and his sister constantly bothering him to play, pinching his toys or on his side of the room… Poor boy, can’t catch a break! But, other than that my only tip I can share with you all hat have found works is when they tell tales, to treat both kids the same, unless its physical they are looking for a reaction from me and when I tell them both the same thing.

They play nicely because ‘mum’s not interested in the bad behaviour’ and so far (fingers crossed) it’s worked! We’ll see in 5 weeks if I’m still saying the same thing ha ha!

So regardless of all that, I managed a hot meal in peace tonight with my gorgeous other half at the two chimneys, my treat to show my appreciation for all the hard work he’s done and all his support for us. Super lucky to have such a lovely support network, and it helps with all the chaos!

Preparing for all the madness that returns tomorrow when the babies are back! Also another midwife appointment for my 28-29 week check up, a meeting with my area manager for body shop and a client to do her nails, but will definitely be glad to have the kids back. I have missed them, but for now they have the joys of eating my parents out of house and home rather than raiding my cupboards every 45 mins!!

Keep winging it, we’ve got this πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Random Trip to the Beach!

Thursday 25th July 2019

Officially the hottest day of the year by far reaching temperatures of 36Β°c!

I’m 6 and a half months pregnant and there are no words for that, it was unbearable!

Woke up along with the children at about 7:30 and other half already at work, I needed a child hack to keep their room cool throughout the day whilst trying to keep the rest of the house cool, too.

So, some white and yellow card from their arts and crafts box, some tape and the children banished to another room to avoid them killing eachother about who’s window was being boarded up first, I began.

So now, the front windows look ridiculous as to try and keep the heat out. But, it works!!

Received a phonecall before lunch to say that the better half would be back early and we’d be off to the beach to spend the evening eating food by the sea, playing arcade games and enjoying some well needed family time. Perfect!

Until I decided to do a food shop in the lovely new family wagon we’ve just brought to make way for our new arrival! To find the air conditioning wasn’t working (god knows why!) This was going to be fun!

Coming home from Lidl the temperature had risen by about a million degrees, I’m lugging, two children, 10 boxes of ice lollies and other stuff back home, along with the portable hot water bottle that’s cooking away nicely attached to my stomach.. was beginning to think I’d melt by the time 3pm came around!

Eventually, Mark came home and we set off for the beach, towels, blankets and spare clothes in tow! I think he thought I was joking about the heat in the car, only until we hit a load of traffic on the A11 due to what I can imagine was melting tarmac on the road! We then sat in the same spot for 45 mins, all cooking away, although the children seemed fine! Tablets in hand, Minion Rush game in full flow as they’re racing eachother on their games and shouting at whoever was winning that race!

Finally, we were on the move and soon we arrived in Great Yarmouth, the breeze was incredible, which suited well because Alfie and Darcie were eager to get to the beach and eat! We order from our favourite fish and chips takeaway bar and made our way to the beach, toilet runs too of course, I don’t know about others but my kids love the thought of trying out a new toilet wherever we are! Apart from that we sat down and watched the world go by for a little while before watching a storm roll in, we had 20 minutes on our ticket, so we went and played in the arcades until it was time to go.

Upon arriving back at the car, the storm was in full flow, lightening everywhere around us, thunder louder than I’ve ever heard before it was amazing! Mark and Alfie run with the camera and start snapping away for some lightening shots, and I get Darcie in the car ready to set off for the journey home, she’s not a fan of the loud thunder, the boys soon returned once the heavens opened and jumped in ready to go! The show was spectacular and the kids have told all their friends about it since we’ve been home!

Amazingly, it obviously wore the kids out too as they slept in till 10am the next day too which was a complete result!

So now it’s onto the next 41 days or so left before school and what to do to keep them amused and occupied!

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Introduction Of Myself

Just a brief introduction about myself, I’m Katie and I’m 25 years old. I have 2 beautiful children and I’m pregnant with my third. I’ve considered 1000 times about writing a blog and now seemed like a better time than any to begin. Everyday there is something happening and what better way than to blog about it, we’re all just winging this mum life right?

I’ll be writing about day to day life, trips out with the children and some of our favourite places to go. Also, this blog may be a little bit of reassurance to some that we’re all in the same boat, regardless of how insane we think we are! I’ll be going through a journey from 2 crazy children to a chaotic number 3 and it’s journey I will be documenting along the way.