Goodbye July, Hello August

Goodbye July, Hello August

      Goodbye July, I have to say you were an emotional one. My daughter, had her last School Summer Fair, last sports day, as a Primary School Student, had her leavers assembly which was so emotional, watching her whole class perform together in their class assembly for the very last time, seeing how much they had grown from their first one in Reception. Then they had their leavers party, they had a fantastic evening all dressed up and the girls all looking beautiful in their dresses and sparkly…

A general ramble

A general ramble

Firstly, let me apologise for being so quiet over the weekend.  I have spent a very rare lovely weekend with my two favourite people, my husband and my daughter.  Just the 3 of us, well and the dog and cat. We made the most of the gorgeous weather on Saturday spending time in the garden, just enjoying ourselves, being with your family is the best feeling in the world. Yesterday the weather was not that nice, so I decided to try and have a trial run on my daughters hair,…

Tips to relieve the stress at meal times

Tips to relieve the stress at meal times

If  like me you have a child or children who are fussy with their food, more often when it suits their mood, then here are a few of my tips to relieve the stress at meal times.  This way we are all happy. 1. My daughter loves mashed potatoes, but if like me you dont always want to make mash potato or just peel a couple of potatoes to make the mash. When I make  mash I always make extra and then freeze down into portion sizes for my Daughter.  That way…

Motherhood

Motherhood

Motherhood, from the minute you find out you are pregnant, you start to worry about your unborn baby. As your bump gets bigger and bigger until, if like me you are the size of a blue whale, you worry about every twinge, movements etc, the list goes on.  You go for scans and check ups, and you worry. Then the panic sets in, that soon you will give birth to this baby growing inside you.   You then have the worry of hearing your baby cry for the first time,…

How Times Have Changed

How Times Have Changed

When I was my daughters age (11), we did not have the technology that my daughters generation has. We never had mobile phones, computer games, computers, tablets, laptops, TV programs all day every day, and it got me thinking to how times have changed. We used to play outside with friends, ride our bikes, make up new games, it is amazing what a little bit of imagination does. Our parents did not have to ring us or text us to see where we were as we were never late home,…

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Hi and welcome to my blog. I will start with introducing myself, I am Sam, married to my wonderful and patient husband, and stressed mum to my pre-teen daughter who is 12, and stepmum to two wonderful boys who are 17 and 21.  We also have a dog who is bonkers and a cat who is now a very old lady. Like many others, we are just about to close one chapter of our lives, to start a new one.  My daughter is in her finally couple of weeks of…