What’s This?!

What’s this craze all about for Sophie La Girafe’s?! Well today I joined that craze, P2 is now the proud owner of a Sophie. It says it’s suitable from 0 months so we’ll see how she takes to it when she’s awake. I’m not 100% sure she’s worth the £15 I spent but maybe P2 will prove me wrong and …

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Messy Time

I read a post over at Richmond Mummy and it really made me chuckle. Yesterday, whilst she was clearing up probably a lot of mess because let’s face it… Kids of all ages have to make mess when faced with art supplies – I was at our local ceramic painting studio run by family not worrying about the mess P1 …

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40 Acts – Day 38 – Practise Your Testimony

When practising your testimony, have different length versions for different situations. Consider one a trailer for the full movie with perhaps an extended version for that long conversation over a meal. Write it down. Don’t read or memorise a script, but writing can help to focus your thoughts and enable you to spot the important parts. Remember that listening is …

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To My Princesses – Letter 1

(I’ve decided to do a dedicated post each Wednesday for my two Princesses. They were both born on a Wednesday so it seems appropriate for the post to be done on a Wednesday and I’d love for them to be able to read about their lives when they grow up.) To my Princesses, I started this blog as an online …

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DP – Judgement Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?   My absolute favourite writer of all time is Sophie Kinsella. If I could I would own all her books and reread them over and over and over again. I definitely think that the book covers do the book justice. They are colourful and …

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The Start Of A New Adventure

I started a diary when I was pregnant with P1, my Mum told me that it would make for a great read for those in the same situation and for those who may not know what to do. But along the years I changed computer, changed paper and basically lost my diary. Luckily, it was such a significant time in my …

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40 Acts – Day 37 – Go Beyond Yourself

Today’s 40 Act challenge is here. We can all help to break down the attitudinal barriers that lead to the social isolation of people with learning disabilities. A change will come through a combination of prayer and determination to include those we know, who may be on the margins of our community. It can start with a simple conversation, where …

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DP – Déjà Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having? On several occasions I’ve felt a weird sense of déjà vu. P1 has been the culprit of many. Most recently she was standing at the end of bed. She turned sideways and a weird feeling fell on my body. I’d been in …

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Warning – Not For The Faint Hearted

I seriously do not know how I coped through child birth! My Mum helped me redress my wound this morning and I squirmed and screeched like a baby. I also took a proper look at it. My gosh it’s bad! In my opinion. Sorry for the gruesome photo… Thinking I should probably get it checked by the doctor but I …

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40 Acts – Day 36 – Pray

God will use you as you are. I was a sleep-deprived, homesick mother of two little children when God gave me a job to do. The Pamper Club girls saw me every day at school and dragging whining toddlers round the Co-op. I was real. So what I told them about prayer had to be real too. Do what you …

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That’s Definitely Not A Boobie

There’s absolutely no way I’m anywhere near ready to give up breastfeeding. I’m completely in love with doing it. It feels so natural and the bond I have with P2 because of it is amazing. However, it’s been playing on my mind that P2 hates the dummy. Therefore I’m scared she’ll hate a bottle and desperately want her to try …

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40 Acts – Day 35 – Stand Up, Stand Out

My challenge to you is this. Today make a note of three individuals: Someone the same age as you to be accountable to, someone younger than you to disciple and someone older than you to disciple and mentor you. I nearly forgot to post this.. My Age a friend Younger my daughter Older my Grandad

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Daily Prompts – Idyllic

So I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon of the Daily Prompts. My first one being Daily Prompt – Idyllic. What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share? I sometimes dream of the place I’d like to live if I was given the chance to …

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Apologising For Crying – Mummy’s Shouldn’t Cry

Monday’s are known for being manic. We all wish it was the weekend still. Well today I’m definitely having one of those days already! We had a rough night with P2; it wasn’t that she kept waking up, she just kept wriggling, grunting, farting and feeding. It even kept my OH awake which is very unusual as he sleeps through …

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Skydiving

For my OHs anniversary present I booked for him to go indoor skydiving at Airkix in Milton Keynes. So at 5:30am I was in the bath getting ready for our two hour journey. P1 is spending the day with her Nanny and Grandad. There’s so much preparation needed for a trip with a newborn. So last night I was packing …

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Slow Up Speed Down

In April we find out whether P1 has got into the school we chose. For a lot of parents they’ll be wondering which school their children got into. You are meant to put three choices but we hated the other schools in our catchment area so only put one down. We’ll have to appeal if she doesn’t get in! Anyway, …

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40 Acts – Day 34 – Plant A Tree

Is there a local area near you that needs some TLC? Why not organise a community group to tidy it up? Alternatively, persuade your local Council to allow you to create a community orchard in your area. Could you offer to volunteer within a local school to encourage children to care for the natural environment? Whaaaat?!?! Ok so I highly …

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Nappy Rumbles

Nearly 4am in the morning and instead of sleeping whilst P2 is happy kicking about her Moses basket I’m awake posting about how stupid I am. I fell asleep with P2 snuggled next to me – as usual. But she woke me up with all the wriggling and bottom burping she was doing. Although she was sound asleep I decided …

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40 Acts – Day 33 – Use Your Influence

Consider the areas of your life in which you have some measure of influence. Perhaps you hold a position of responsibility at your child’s school, or at church. Maybe you write a blog that gets a lot of traffic. Perhaps you’re just naturally sociable and have a wide network of friends. Wherever your influence is, make a decision to use …

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Funny Little Things

I love being a Mum. Today I have made a big effort in letting P2 self soothe. I seriously thought I’d end up crying myself but she was so excellent! Not a tear shed for either of us. I fed her, I burped her whilst over my shoulder, then I put her wide awake in her bouncer where she happily …

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