Month: September 2017


As a parent it’s tough to get some alone time to do something I enjoy. I used to be a big fitness fanatic. I’d fit exercise into my day and still have time for everything else, but just recently it has become near on impossible. At home fitness videos seem impossible as by the time the kids go to bed I’m absolutely pooped! We go for walks around local woodland whenever possible, and I still get to use my exercise bike briefly before bed.
I feel like I’m completely losing who I was. I know I’m still in here somewhere but between loads of laundry, meal planning and raising a mini army I’m just losing myself. I feel the weight creeping back on, which isn’t to say it’s bad to have a few extra lbs but I just don’t want to feel unhealthy and too tired to do things with my family.

Also, my laptop is broken and my phone is dying a death.

x N x


Evil Toddler Tantrums. Again!

Every day with a two year old is filled with the sweet sounds of “I want my juice!”, “I want my toys!”, screaming over seemingly nothing, and crying because she has woken from a nap.


If I could skip the toddler stage I’d pay every penny I have to make it happen! Toddlers are very frustrated little creatures. I feel sorry for her, I really do. I also feel bad that my neighbours have to hear her! I feel tired. I feel frustrated myself. This is the side of parenting I hate.

I actually started writing this yesterday,after a particularly bad tantrum from Matilda. I’m now sat listening to my 18 month old son having a tantrum on the floor. He is crying,screaming,kicking,rolling around… Why?  What atrocity has caused such a paddy?
He woke up from a nap,and I offered him milk. That’s it. 
When you’re that age I guess everything is a big deal.

My past week has consisted of tantrums. Nothing more nothing less. I can’t wait for the teenage years!

x N x

You Can Tell It’s Monday

I’ve had a horrible day. I’m not usually one to drink much but tonight may be a whole different story!
Why must toddlers whine and cry so much!? All I’ve heard is the on/off crying from Matilda. ALL DAY! She’s started to cry non-stop when someone says no to her having something. For the past 30 minutes she has cried. All because I said she’s not allowed another cup of juice. That’s it. That’s her reason for screaming constantly. I won’t let her have another drink.
Wy do they do it? Why do they insist on screeching like little banshees? The husband has escaped to have a bath, leaving me to deal with the 2 year old from hell. She’s sat in the kitchen screaming to herself. My preferred method is to ignore this behaviour, trying to show her that screams will not get her anything. Willing to bet the hubby gives in to her demands eventually, causing her to spend tomorrow screaming over me telling her no to something.

Definitely a bottle of wine type of evening.

x N x

The Park

Why do they have to enjoy going to the park so much!? It’s my absolute biggest pet hate. The playground next to our house is not a place that a 35 year old finds fun!
And all the chasing I have to do in order to prevent the baby from hurting himself… it’s like a gym session for me!

We’re off to the park today. Oh joy.

x N x