Warning Mothering Sunday Fast Approaching

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. My first Mothering Sunday as a mum of two. Last year my OH and I spent our first “date” shopping for Mother’s Day presents. Funny how you remember those things. A year on I’m happier than ever and have a beautiful little family. I’ve got to put my trust in my OH to sort my …

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Must Be Funny In A Rich Mans World

All that is on my mind today is money. 1) My dream of owning my own business. 2) The need to raise a deposit for our own home. I’ve always wanted to be my own boss. Who doesn’t… But I’ve got the real urge to actually go ahead and do it rather than it be a “in the future adventure”. …

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40 Acts – Day 18 – Encourage

Take a minute to send an encouraging text to a friend. Hand the bus driver a cupcake. Thank your partner for doing the washing up. Buy the shop assistant a chocolate bar. Praise your child for trying really hard to dress themselves. Clothe yourself in Jesus’ attitude of mind and see what happens We’ve been so proud of P1 this …

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Too Short

Well, reluctantly, we are home. Home to a messy bedroom that I’ve been meaning to tidy for weeks. Home to a normal house. Home to a house where the bathroom floors are cold. Home to traffic noise and houses wherever you look. Home to cooking and cleaning for yourself. Home to living on top of everyone. Ok so it pretty …

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40 Acts – Day 17 – Surprise Someone

Think of somebody close to you that you would like to surprise. Timing is everything so think about when the surprise would be most appreciated. You don’t have to wait until a special occasion, such as, a birthday, or an anniversary. A surprise is mostly welcomed if it is done genuinely from the heart and well considered. What does that …

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Picturesque

Cannot believe how beautiful this place is. The house. The surroundings. The villages. The seaside. The family.

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Typical Illness

Guess who’s suddenly come down with sickness… All four of us!! How typical is that. We all go on holiday – P1 has a terrible cough, P2 has a gunky eye, my OH has a growing cyst thing, and I have a cold. Yesterday, I couldn’t bend over without dripping everywhere and I kept sneezing. By the end of the …

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40 Acts – Day 15 & 16

I haven’t been able to do yesterday’s or today’s challenges. But for anyone who may be following the challenges through my blog here they are: DAY 15: CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY Organise a ‘celebrating cultural diversity’ day – in your work, school or church. It can be as simple or extravagant as you like! Invite people to bring different world foods …

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50 Years

I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about a weekend away that’s been planned since October last year. I’ve been itching to post about it. My OHs Grandparents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Crazy how different generations change things so drastically. How many people even celebrate 25years these days?! My MiL organised a special weekend for them. Renting …

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Shopping Trips With A Newborn

I thought the 40 Acts challenge today was quite fitting really as I had plans to go to Primark Lakeside to spend my Christmas money from my Nan. Anyone who knows Primark shops know that you walk in and it’s like a jumble sale. Clothes everywhere you look. Including the floor! But when you arrive at 10am it’s like a …

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40 Acts – Day 14 – Check The Label

Take a look at the labels on your clothes. Think a little about how your clothes were made; the countries they came from and the people who made them. Take a look at www.ethicalconsumer.org and do a little research about the organisations who make your clothes. To what extent do they ensure good working conditions for their garment workers? Next …

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Princess Day

Today has been a really, really fantastic day. I had a day with just my girls – I felt completely able to cope at every second of the day. I’m so proud of myself. Instead of going on and on about it I’ll just show you my photos from the day:

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40 Acts – Day 13 – Share The Bible

Give a Bible to someone in need with a note describing your ‘best bit’; a section you found particularly helpful or inspirational. Buy some illustrated children’s Bibles and donate them to your local primary school or give a gift to Bible Society to provide someone with the gift of Scripture for the first time. I’ve said this before… I’m not …

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Keepsakes

We were bought a hand/footprint casting kit by my OHs best friend. P1 found it in our bedroom yesterday and asked to make it. So we did. The kit says for 5+ and after doing it I can definitely see why. It comes with a sachet of mix for the gel, a sachet of mix for the plaster of Paris …

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40 Acts – Day 12 – Give Intelligently

Put aside time to review and pray about the charitable organisations which you support. Do you feel that you should offer them other help such as your time or skills, change the amount that you give or support other charities as well? Bliss is a charity very close to my heart. I’m not completely sure how much they contributed to …

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To Express Or Not To Express

First off – yesterday was a good day, P2 has calmed down with her feeding. Going longer in between and then feeding for longer. No cluster feed in the evening!!!!!! However, the previous days have put my boobs into overdrive and quite clearly confused them. They are huge, hard and pouring milk out just before and during feeds. I’ve been …

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Honesty – The Best Policy

Honesty is the best policy… I don’t cope very well in the evenings if I haven’t napped at least once during the day. To top it off I’m having more energy during the day and struggle to fall asleep for the nap I need to carry me through the evenings! Last night was another bad night – not entirely P2s …

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40 Acts – Day 11 – Buy Fairtrade

Today will mark the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight where organisations and charities aim to raise the profile of Fairtrade. Why not ensure that you buy one more Fairtrade item in your next shopping basket? Or perhaps you could hold a Fairtrade Big Brew (including coffee of course!) to promote Fairtrade Companies I’m not the one that does our shopping. If …

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Welcoming Warmth

I managed it into church today. On arrival; we (P2 and I) were greeted with so many friendly familiar faces. The church itself hasn’t changed but there was so many new people – although new people that seemed to know my parents. P2 was bombarded with pokes and prods from all different ages. She ended up getting quite frustrated I …

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Cluster Feed

I experienced a “cluster feed” last night. P2 fed for about two hours with little breaks. She then followed on with a rubbish night sleep. I received a leaflet from the hospital advising that as long as strict guidelines were followed, it’s absolutely fine to co sleep with a breastfed baby. I don’t think so… I need my sleep… Proper …

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