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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

Questions My Children Ask

‘Where do babies come from? Are they born deaf?’
‘Can pandas eat pizza?’
‘Can I have your phone?’
‘What’s that? It looks like poo. Should I touch it?’
‘Why do my boots smell like wee?’
‘Did the dinosaurs die? Like really die?’
‘Jack just picked your flowers. Was I a bad baby too?’
‘Do people eat ice-cream for dinner?’
‘Mum,why don’t boys have boobies?’
‘Can we get a cat? Other people have cats. Why don’t we have a cat? Are we poor? ‘
‘When are we moving to a castle?’
‘Can we go to the park?’
‘Mum? Mum!? Muuuummmm?? Can we go to the park now?’
‘Do fish blink? Why not? Fish are stupid’
‘Mum,why are you a vegetarian? Do you think meat is bad?’
‘I don’t want pasta for dinner. Can I have a sandwich?’
‘How many babies can a lady have?’
‘Why haven’t you got a smaller tummy?’
‘What’s this on my plate? It’s green. I don’t like green stuff. Can I have a biscuit?’
‘Why don’t we have ice-cream from the ice-cream van? ‘
‘Where do Chinese people live?’
‘Are unicorns actually real?’
‘Why don’t you like that lady over there?’
‘Mum,has dad got other wives?’
‘Now can I have a biscuit?’

It. Never. Ends.

x N x

Bloody YouTube!

My daughter has decided YouTube is the be-all-and-end-all of inventions! She’s 8. She watches a channel (Sis Vs Bro) daily, and now has adopted the Canadian way of talking. She’s chosen tacos as her next meal to make and has even started saying ‘pickles’ instead of gherkins.


I, however, absolutely detest these kids. I’m sorry, okay! But they are annoying and they just whine on and on…
And on…

I’ve no idea how this is classed as entertainment but, for the past few weeks she has been glued to it 😐

I kinda want the tv to blow up.

x N x

You Don’t Want Kids? That’s OK.

I’m part of an online make-up group where we chat about beauty products, but also random chit-chat. The subject of kids came up, and unwanted pregnancy. Some women had said how they absolutely did not want to have children yet feel that society judges them for that decision. Why? Why is it acceptable for a man to say he never wants children, yet when a woman says it it’s seen as a terrible thing!?
I think it’s sensible. These women explained how they’re happy without kids, that they’re too selfish and not interested in baby puke or constantly seeing to nappy changes. We’re not all programmed to be maternal! I can absolutely understand why they don’t want to bring up a child. It’s hard work. It’s not all fun and games. You have to give up a lot of your life to raise a family.
So why is it OK to see it as a bad thing? Why act shocked when a woman says she does not want to have children?

x N x