Being a StepMum – The Older Years

Being a StepMum – The Older Years

Last year I wrote a post about being a StepMum (or Dad), and my views on it.  If you missed the post you can read it here.  I was so surprised at just how many comments I received on this, also on social media and direct messages. I thought I would do an updated version, now my boys are officially men, one is 21 and the other just turned 18, I find this part very hard to get used too, especially for the younger one. These two boys, have had…

Tails.com Review

Tails.com Review

I was lucky to be offered the chance to review tails.com, they are an online dog food company, that delivers your pets food direct to your door. When you sign up they ask a range of questions about your dog, from age to breed and from the information provided they tailor the food especially for your pet. As Max has a raw food diet, this service was not right for him, so we decided to trial Bear who loves his food. Unfortunately, we had to wait until he was 3…

My Week – 21/06/2016

My Week – 21/06/2016

Ok I know I am late with posting this, I have been so busy and not really had a chance to sit down and write my post. My Daughter, is pretty much the same as last week, although in a lot more pain unfortunately, she had physio last week, and that wiped her out for the rest of the week so we have just been resting up at home. We had my eldest here for the weekend as he wanted to be here for Fathers Day, and it was the…

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

I haven’t done this in ages, so thought I would do another cooking video of dog treats with the help of Bear.  He is nearly 4 months old now, and was a lot more helpful than on my last video, which you may remember he made a brief appearance.  Max decided to stay out of the way for this one as he was having a rest as Bear will not leave him alone bless him. So after looking for recipes I came across Peanut Butter and Banana dog treats, which…

Personal Grooming

Personal Grooming

Ok, I know this is something a little of topic from my usual posts, but with having men in my life I will say mainly my Dad, or my Husband will kill me (not literally lol).   I thought I would talk about male grooming and maybe give a little idea for a Fathers Day present along the way. When a man gets to a certain age, they start growing more hair and need to start thinking about extra grooming, as opposed to just shaving etc. I know us women…

Urban Armor Gear Review

Urban Armor Gear Review

I was very lucky recently to get the opportunity to receive a phone case from Urban Armor Gear to review. If you have not heard of them before, they offer a wide range of phone and tablet cases that offer great protection to your device using a lightweight material. I chose an iPhone 6+ case for my husband, as if anyone is more in need of this it is my husband. The ordering process was very easy, the hardest part was choosing which colour to go for, and communication from…

Sleepypeople.com Anti Allergy Review

Sleepypeople.com Anti Allergy Review

I was recently asked if I would like to review the anti allergy range from sleepypeople.com.  I decided my Daughter would benefit more from this, as with her illness I am happy to try to combat anything else that could affect her. I was sent the Silentnight Anti Allergy Duvet – 4.5 Tog.  It is a light duvet which is lovely for the warmer nights, but keeps her warm and not too hot I can confirm after a mishap with a chocolate milkshake (and yes I know I allowed her…

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day Gift Guide

I know I am a little late in this post, but we still have a few more days to go until Sunday, and I have my Dad sorted (gives myself a pat on the back) he has new slippers and wine.  But still got to sort my husbands Fathers Day gift from my Daughter.  So here is my Fathers Day Gift Guide on a few ideas that will cover all price ranges.   Fathers Day Gift Guide by stressedmum on Polyvore       Howick Polo Shirt from House of…

My Week – 12/06/2016

My Week – 12/06/2016

I can not believe another week has flown by us, and it is time for my weekly update. It has been quite a rollercoaster and emotional week this week. My Daughter managed to go into school on Tuesday afternoon, but could not stay for her full 2 hours and I got a call to pick her up early. Wednesday we had our CAHMS appointment, and nothing prepared me for just how the meeting would go.  We went along and had to wait a bit as they had an emergency, so…

My Week – 06/06/16

My Week – 06/06/16

I am a bit late in doing my post this week, as we were away for the weekend, so am doing my little update for you today. As I mentioned last week, we had both the boys here for the weekend staying, which was great having all 3 together under one roof for the first time in ages, it really affected my Daughter.  Although she was in bed most of the time they were here. Luckily it was half term last week, but unfortunately, while everyone was out and about…