The Inner Voice Of A Control Freak Mum

I admit it, I’m a control freak, with a hint of OCD. It drives me mad when the kids at school don’t push all their chairs under the desk, or when they put their bags on the desk or chair (they belong on the floor children), and any finger tappers get “the stare!” There’s nothing more annoying than a finger tapper! Now that O is well into the toddler phase he is increasingly independent, and the most commonly used phrase in our house is “I do it!” As a mum I am delighted to watch O develop, but the control…

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Living Arrows 8/52

Sometimes I feel like a bit of a lazy mum.  That I don’t do enough with O.  That I should be crafting, and painting, and just generally doing more activities with him. Last week was half term so the perfect chance to do more things together.  So we baked cakes, planted seeds, “attempted” to do some crafty stuff, did lots of drawing and colouring and we had a wonderful time together. I love this picture of him mixing his cake, he did a fabulous job (and only a bit of it went on the floor!)

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The Ordinary Moments – To Do Lists

Since becoming a mum my memory is pretty much shot to pieces.  My husband would point out it was fairly crap to start off with, but now it’s horrendous.  If it’s not on a to do lists, there’s a 97% chance I won’t remember it.

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Love The Little Things #8

This week has been half term so a lovely week has been spent away from school and enjoying spending time with hubby and O.  The highlights of the week have been: Read On Wednesday Little O went to my mums as he normally does so I had a day to myself.  I trotted off to Costa for lunch and settled down with a Gingerbread Latte, a Chicken & Bacon toastie and a copy of Bella.  Yes, it’s a pretty crap mag but I got to read it in peace, heaven!

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Can you really make friends online?

Discovering I was pregnant in March 2011 came as a bit of a shock. We’d only decided to start trying for a baby four weeks earlier so when the pregnancy test came up as positive, it took us both by surprise. Apart from telling my best friend we decided to keep it to ourselves, until we’d had our 12 week scan. In those worrying first weeks of pregnancy, I needed someone to talk to and signed up for Baby Expert and joined the Due In November forum group for other mums-to-be who would be due at the same time as…

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