Life as a stay at home mum

Mum (me) holding J's hand

I have been a stay at home mum for almost 8 months now and have absolutely loved it. So much so that I could happily continue in this role forever more. However, since that is not going to be the case in a couple of months I wanted to write about it now while I had the chance.

 

Having read Why Parenthood is Nothing Like I Imagined by The Unmumsy Mum this morning I felt inspired to write this post today (even though I have a long list of posts that I either need to finish or actually write). I tried really hard not to have an image of motherhood prior to J’s birth. It was a bit of a journey to get to his arrival and I couldn’t allow myself to jinx it by imagining all the wonderment that being a mother was finally going to bring. My sister passed away shortly before she was born and I was really scared that this would happen to J, so I protected myself as much as I could by banishing all exciting and wonderful daydreams before they could really take root.

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Good reads – Inspire & Flourish Linky #2

Good Reads Lady reading a book

Inspire & Flourish Linky

I have decided to join in with the Inspire & Flourish Linky run by Kate over at The Less Refined Mind. The linky aims to improve your DA, which is fantastic news for us bloggers! At first I thought the rules seemed a little bit complicated, but actually it is a really easy concept once you’ve had a go, so don’t be put off. The benefits are all yours!

This is week 2 and I have found it quicker than last week, but I still had to go and revisit some of the posts as I couldn’t remember who had written what. Lesson learnt! This week I will be keeping a written list. Bonus is that I get to share lots of great posts with you, my lovely readers and have a great record of them for myself in the future.

To be scientific I am going to keep an eye on my DA score over the next few weeks to see how this linky impacts it (after all that is why it was set up). My current DA is 19. Hopefully I will see that rise soon 🙂 and I will let you know.

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Good reads – Inspire and Flourish Linky #1

Good Reads Lady reading a book

Inspire & Flourish Linky

I have decided to join in with the Inspire & Flourish Linky run by Kate over at The Less Refined Mind. The linky aims to improve your DA, which is fantastic news for us bloggers! At first I thought the rules seemed a little bit complicated, but actually it is a really easy concept once you’ve had a go, so don’t be put off. The benefits are all yours!

 

This week I have found it takes a little longer than a conventional linky, but I think that is because it was new and I had to keep checking, but I am sure that next week will be much quicker. Bonus is that I get to share lots of great posts with you, my lovely readers and have a great record of them for myself in the future.

 

To be scientific I am going to keep an eye on my DA score over the next few weeks to see how this linky impacts it (after all that is why it was set up). My current DA is 19. Hopefully I will see that rise soon 🙂 and I will let you know.

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The case of the stolen UGG

Single UGG boot
Monday morning started like any other morning, a grumpy me being kicked in the stomach by a toddler who can’t keep still, at a time of the morning when only the sun is up. Only today the sun wasn’t up because it was hidden by storm clouds. We were off to a bad start to the week, however, the day was set to rapidly go downhill.

 

My husband (with his tidiness OCD) decided that my winter boots no longer needed to sit in the porch where he kept tripping over them (had he not looked outside?) so he went to relocate them into the cupboard. I have a wonderful pair of gorgeous, snuggly, beautiful UGG boots that my incredible mum bought me for my birthday last autumn. “I wore them two days ago!” I argued as he opened the front door. “Where’s your other UGG boot?” he called. My first thought was next to the one you can see, but his eyesight isn’t THAT bad, so instead I replied with a straightforward, “I don’t know.” At this stage I barely batted an eyelid. Obviously J had moved one of my boots, probably the afternoon before when he had been urging me to leave the house.

 

However, 5 minutes later I was running around in a panicked state unable to locate my precious boot.

 

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All the Little Things – 18 months

J sat in the flowerbed covering himself with soil

I read and love a blog series called ‘18 Million Things’ by one of my favourite bloggers Occupation(M)other and felt inspired to do something very similar.  Children change and develop so quickly that it is so easy to forget their little quirks and mannerisms.  I want to record All the Little Things that my little boy does that I love so much, so that I don’t forget them.  I can’t believe how quickly the last 18 months has passed; it has been so wonderful!

 

18 months

 

Dear J

 

I love that you have learnt to kiss me.

 

I love that you now love mouse and cuddle him when you are sad or tired or just because.

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