Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

We are now a week into the new year, and time to restart my weekly updates again, I have had so many people ask me to start posting them again, and what better time to restart than the start of a new year. This week has been very quiet, but very busy, I will start of with updating you on C, she restarted school on Thursday, so a nice gentle return to normality for her.  She has struggled all over christmas and up until Wednesday I really did not think…

My Goals for 2017

My Goals for 2017

As my regular readers ill know, 2016 was a very hard year for us mainly due to my Daughters illness and the battles we faced along the way.  We are now a year down the line and she is still ill, but I am in a much stronger place.  As 2016 drew to a close I started thinking of the year ahead and how to make it a great year.  So here are my goals for 2017. Obviously, the first goal is to help and support C and try to…

Blogtober Day 14 – Meaning Behind My Blog Name

Blogtober Day 14 – Meaning Behind My Blog Name

It is day 14 of the Blogtober challenge and today is finding out the meaning behind my blog name. I am sure my blog name is pretty self explanatory, ‘StressedMum’. Yes I am a Mum and I get stressed. As you know I have 3 children my stepson D who is 21, my stepson S who is 18 and lives with us, and our Daughter C who is nearly 13. When they were little, they would argue over stupid things and could not be left alone for 2 minutes, they…

Blogtober Day 7 – What Made You Start Blogging?

Blogtober Day 7 – What Made You Start Blogging?

Today is day 7 of the blogtober challenge, and todays topic is ‘What Made You Start Blogging? Those that are regular readers to my blog, would have seen me speak about this before, but for those who are new to reading my blog, here is why I started blogging. I used to read blogs and enjoy them, and was at a stage in my life where I wanted to do something new, have a new challenge.  I remember the day well, I was sitting in our studio and thought I…

Getting to know the real me – The answers

Getting to know the real me – The answers

Last week, I had a moment and decided to put myself into your hands, and give you the opportunity to get to know the real me, and asked you to send your questions to me. I have had an amazing response, and some great questions. So here goes I would like to know what your biggest go to in a stressed parenting moment is. Wine is not allowed lol x I think it is a bit mean saying I am not allowed to say wine, would vodka be appropriate :)….

1st Blog Anniversary

1st Blog Anniversary

Today is my 1st Blog Anniversary, and what a year it has been 🙂 I started my blog last year, because I enjoyed reading blogs and was at a stage in my life where I thought this was something I would like to do.  I had no idea about blogging really, and reading blogs from your favourite and new bloggers, is totally different to when you actually start blogging. So, a year ago today, after telling my husband I wanted to start writing a blog, he set me up and…

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award, by the lovely Tori at the Adultier Adult, who is one of my favourite blog reads. When I saw that I had been nominated for an award I was over the moon, as I have only been blogging for a short time, so had never heard of the award before.  So thought I would look into what the award was about.   The Liebster Award is an award by bloggers for bloggers, to aid connection in the community and the discovery of…

Eleven Things Tag

Eleven Things Tag

As I am a newbie to blogging, I have loved following other bloggers on Twitter and also Facebook.  There really are some fantastic blogs out there and I can find myself so engrossed reading other peoples blogs that I forget that I am also supposed to be writing and updating my blog. I joined a Facebook group, and Gemma from xgembeanx’s blog asked if I would like to be tagged in the ‘Eleven Things Tag’. I really was not sure what it was, so had a look and thought, ok why…

A little taster of my next review

A little taster of my next review

Here is a little taster of my next review. It is a meal box from a company called Simply Cook.  It is such a great idea. If like me, you get bored of thinking of what to cook for dinner each night, or walk around the supermarket for ages, thinking what you fancy for your meals next week, and will everyone else want to eat the same.  Then this is the ideal box for you. You receive a box which contains, 4 recipe cards and 4 boxes which contain all…

Quick Smoothie

Quick Smoothie

We all have those times, when we get asked ‘Can I have a Smoothie?’ and you haven’t been shopping Here is a quick and easy smoothie, that you can make, for those times when asked. Milk Fruit (banana, strawberries etc) Honey (to taste) Choose your glass, and pour half a glass of milk into it, and then pour into your blender, add your fruit and a little honey, and whisk up.  Homemade Smoothie in minutes. If you have some fruit that is slightly old then freeze it down for these…