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40 Acts – Day 22 – Love Your Church

Visit your local church. If you wish, you can offer more. A flower arrangement? A meeting or supper held in your house? A standing order or one-off donation? A meal out for the vicar, spouse and children? By all means pledge a gift of time or food or money or love, once a year on Mothering Sunday I promised myself …

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Where Did That Come From?

When preparing for the arrival of our second daughter we bought everything we may need. I had visions to breastfeed for just a few weeks. So we bought all the equipment for bottle feeding – steriliser, bottles, express pump, dummies, milk powder dispenser etc etc. They are all sitting in the under-cot-storage-drawer. Gathering dust most likely. I haven’t expressed yet. …

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Already Terrified

I’ve been on maternity leave for 94 days, only 30 days of that have been joined by P2. I tried to keep my routine with P1 as much as I could at the start but I was exhausted. I took my maternity leave early as all the doctors etc kept telling me that P2 would be early and they wanted …

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Oh Go On Then… Jump Into Bed With Me

What would you do for a decent nights sleep? I finally got P1 home from hospital when she was 27days old. The first week of having her home was a nightmare – she was constantly sick, constantly crying and generally not well. By this point my milk had unfortunately dried up so she was being formula fed and the hospital …

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Happy 4 Weeks

P2 is 4 weeks old today. I’ve managed to breastfeed for 4 weeks. I’ve had 4 weeks of sleepless broken nights. I’ve had 4 weeks of less than 15minute baths. In 4 weeks I’ve had a total of three meals that I managed to eat as they were served and hot. I’ve had 4 weeks of “recovery” down below. In …

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40 Acts – Day 19 – Hug

Offer a hug to someone today who may need one, a family member or someone you ‘randomly’ meet today. (Make sure they would like one before you give them a bear hug!) Or, be proactive and make a ‘free hug’ sign and head for your local town or city for 20 minutes and wait and see what happens. If you …

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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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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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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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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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