A Mothers Pain

A Mothers Pain

As a parent all you want for your child is to be happy and healthy and enjoy their life, from that moment they are placed in your arms you have dreams for them, you want to protect them and take away any pain they feel. But what happens when you can’t take that pain away, when you have to sit and just watch your child suffer and know that you can not do anything. I have learnt a lot this year, as regular readers will know C who has just…

A Letter to My Daughter on her 13th Birthday

A Letter to My Daughter on her 13th Birthday

Today my beautiful daughter turns 13, she is a teenager (finally). Dear C Today is your birthday, you have finally become a teenager.  We have laughed and joked about you suddenly turning into ‘Kevin the teenager’, we do get the occasional grunt and shrugs. I remember when you were a newborn in my arms, thinking about the future and how it felt impossible that you would be a teenager, but here you are. Last year, we talked about your birthday this year, how we were going to celebrate it and…

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You? For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture. I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet. I am also Mum…

My Week – 18/09/2016

My Week – 18/09/2016

Another week has flown by, and it is time for my weekly post about the goings on in the StressedMum household. My Daughter C, started back at school this week, she does 1 hour a day on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in school with a tutor.  She has loved going back into school and starting to get a bit of routine back in to her life.  She was struggling by Thursday, but the smile on her face when she came out on Thursday made my week.  I asked her…

My Week – 12/09/2016

My Week – 12/09/2016

I have not done a my week post for a while now, due for various reasons, but am going to restart doing them, as I know a lot of people liked them and I have had people message me regarding them, also sorry this is a little late. Last week, was full of mainly positives for a change.  Will start with my Daughter C, I had a little panic on Monday, as we had not heard anything regarding her tutoring sessions, and school starting back on Wednesday, so the emails…

Goodbye August – Hello September

Goodbye August – Hello September

So another month has passed and a new one just beginning.  We have had such lovely weather in August. I have found August very hard, as friends and family have been enjoying family days out and holidays, or hearing about the kids going out to play.  I was expecting this as my friend told me the first summer holidays are always the worst. I have felt jealous and as this should have been us, out enjoying the summer holidays. August for us has seen C have her friend here once, she…

When 3 Become 4

When 3 Become 4

Before you all start getting excited, no I am not pregnant.  But we do have an extra child living with us now, my 18 year old stepson.  It all happened very quickly but he has been here a week now. As you can imagine things have been quite hectic with sorting him out and sorting his room etc,as well as dealing with C. She is still no better and we have been unable to go out and enjoy the lovely weather we have been having.  I have been struggling with…

The end of Year 7

The end of Year 7

Looking at my Facebook memories and Timehop this morning,   21st July 2015 was my Daughters last day in her primary school, the day she said goodbye to year 6, the day she said goodbye to school as she knew it, with the class of friends she had been with since she was 4 years old. I remember looking at her thinking, how has this day arrived so soon, how is it possible that you are saying goodbye to your school, your friends and your teachers.  It only seemed a…

An Update

An Update

I need to apologise as have not been keeping up with my weekly posts, so thought I would do an update for you all, as I know a lot of you do keep up with the weekly updates. It has been a few weeks since I last did a weekly update, I have been having quite a stressful time, definitely living up to the name of StressedMum. I have been having a few emotional times and fighting with various professionals, but finally things seem to be coming together and hopefully,…

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…