Sunday, 31 January 2010

Wakey Wakey

BG has learnt a new word thanks to daddy.

They came and woke me this morning by opening the curtains and BG shouted "wakey wakey"!

So I got my own back this afternoon and me and BG woke daddy from his nap by jumping on him and shouting...you guessed it "wakey wakey"


NM X

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Wordless Wednesday

BG's first attempt at colouring a picture



Monday, 25 January 2010

Thank You

I’ve been writing this blog for almost a year now and its been a great source of help, advice, comfort and laughs.

When I first started this blog I didn’t know what I would get from it as I had never blogged before and I never imagined how much it would become part of my everyday life. If you told me a year ago I would have 3 blogs of my own and be a contributor to many others I would have laughed in your face. I have been fortunate to become a part of some great reviewing teams but better then that I’ve become part of a community and for the most part a loving and supportive community. Don’t get me wrong it’s not always been a pleasant community I’ve had my share of nastiness but mainly it has been positive for me.

I love that fact that I can post a request for help and within minutes sound advice and reassurance are given. I feel instantly calmer that other people feel and fear the same things as me.

So I would just like to say thank you to all those that have left a comment, given me advice, laughed at me and made me part of their team, I really do appreciate it and its means the world to me.

NM X

Friday, 22 January 2010

How To Feed A Toddler

People I need your help!

BG has become a really fussy eater and I'm really having a tough time of it. I thought we were doing really well and was moving her away from jars and sloppy food onto more finger foods and a bigger range but we've taken two steps back due to her bouts of illness. So now I'm ashamed to say this but she back on jars quite a lot and I hate that but its all she will eat. I'm worried it will take ages to get back on track.

Pre illness she ate:

Breakfast - Porridge made with whole milk and fruit

Snack - Piece of fruit

Lunch - finger sandwiches, 1/4 pack of organix crisps & a banana

Snack - Rice cakes and dries fruit or a baby biscuit as a treat

Dinner - Pasta, peas & sweetcorn or homemade chicken dippers etc and a yogurt

Now she has pretty much the same except instead of sandwiches or homemade finger foods she either has a jar or homemade sloppy food such as mince or purreed veg. If I give her finger food she just throws it on the floor so I have to spoon feed her, but then she wants to feed her self and it goes everywhere as she doesn't eat anything!!

She has also dropped all milk feeds, I've tried givening her cows milk but she won't drink it

So I'm now at my wits end!! I need advice on what I should do or if I'm just worrying to much.

Thank you in advance

NM X

Friday, 15 January 2010

Just Not Enough

Josie over at Sleep Is For The Weak wrote a post this week on Balance, that thing that mother's covert the most, the balance between being a mother and your self, whether thats being a working mum or  a stay at home mum.

I'm really struggling to find a balance between being a mum to BG, a girl friend to OH, a blogger, a blog editor, trying to start up a buisness and being me. There just isn't enough time or money to do it all.

My main problem is I rush into things, I always have. For example on Sunday I started up a new blog on a whim!! A little bit of inspiration and a spare half hour and Make It, bake It was born Arrrrh like I haven't got enough to do.

I still need a job, my webshop and party planning has done nothing, I can't find the time to spend on it and its costing me money and I think it has to go for now, I just can't do it. I keep saying to my self "when I have the time I'll do this or do that" but the time isn't there. BG still isn't sleeping and every time we think we've got it sorted she gets ill or something happens and her sleeping through the night disappear which means on OH day when I should be focusing on builsing a business we're sleeping or I'm just too tired to focus on anything.

I've had no time to do any blog work, the plan was to do it at night when BG was sleeping so all my attention is on her during the day but she's not settling well, so by the time she's down its too late to do anything. We have no spare room for me to disappear too while OH watches her, so I grab the odd hour here and there, I'm praying that this ends soon and I get can get some real time to focus.

So I think my plan is to drop the business Its costing me money and I have none and hold off on my new blog launch until I really have the time to work on it. I need to find a job, which is still not looking good, there seems to be less and less vacancies and more and more unemployed to compete with.

The most important thing is BG and making sure she's sleeping well and then maybe I can work on the other stuff in the future. There is not enough me to go around at the moment.

I will still run the blogs I've got but no new projects for a while!

Why is it I can organise everything but not my life?

NM X

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

My Favourite Photo Meme

The lovely Tim over at Bringing Up Charlie has tagged me in the favourite photo meme (actually he cheated and tagged me with two meme's but I'm only doing one)

This meme is all about your favourite photo or my favourite photo. This was really hard, as I have loads of photo's that I love unfortunatly most of them are in storage so I can't get to them. I could of gone with a picture of BG and don't get me wrong I love her very much and she has changed my life but I decided to go with this one......




This is me, my two sisters, my brother and my cousin.

I'm top left, No1 sister is top right, my cousin is in the middle and my brother and baby sister are at the bottom.

The reason I choose this picture is this was when we were still a whole family, when we were all together and all the bad stuff, well the really bad stuff hadn't happened yet. It reminds me of a simpler time in our family, we were still so young and innocent.

This picture was a complete nightmare to take, trying to get 5 kids to stay still and not fight isn't easy! You'll notice my hair is covering my cheek, thats becuase that morning my little brother decided to give me a love bite! He jumped on me and sucked really hard on my cheek leaving a huge bruise, little git.

My baby sister is wearing that lovely headband, because she had tried to cut her own hair...twice! And was sporting a very dodgy fringe.

But it all worked out in the end and a lovely picture was produced. We keep saying that we will have another picture done now we are older, I hope we do.

So I have to pass this on to 5 other bloggers, I'm hoping they haven't been tagged yet..


NM X


Monday, 11 January 2010

Not About Snow

I could write a post about the snow, but I'm not. I could write a post about how we are all ill again, but I won't. Instead to stop me feeling so gloomy I'd write a post all about my super clever baby girl.

Now I really should stop calling her baby girl and she is technally a toddler and has been walking quite well for months, but she will also be my baby so she's staying as BG!

BG is now 13 months old, I can hardly believe that the little *ahem* bundle of joy has grown so big and can do so much now. As I just mentioned BG is walking, she's quick like lightning and whizzes past me at home. She has learnt to climb up onto the sofa and thankfully has learnt that the best way to get back down is feet first backwards not just walking off it!

Her speaking is getting better and much more clearer, she  can say dad, mum, grandad, what's that? and whose that? and she has just learnt to say "Bless You" when you sneeze its so cute, I mean she actually says "bled you" but I know what she means. Now that she's picking up words we *really* have to be careful what we say, lots of "sugar", "woops" and "la la la" in our house at the moment.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what she learns to do next, its all so exciting!

NM X

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The January Blahs

I’ve got the January Blahs, which is a bit like the January Blues.

The mixture of being stuck at home due to the snow and BG still not sleeping is really taking its toll on me. I’m struggling to find any get up and go and with a new blog launching this month and my new weekly blog staring soon, that’s not good.

 It’s not even my blogs that are suffering I just can’t be bothered to do anything, I have one really good day like yesterday where I cleaned, did washing, baked and cook and today I look around the house looks a complete state and I can’t be bothered!

 The job search still isn’t going well, I’ve not had one sale from my web shop and I feel stuck! I feel the need for a change, I’m desperate to get my hair cut and have started having a huge clear out maybe that will help.

 Oh well, BG is having a nap so time to do something or maybe I’ll catch up on last night’s Hollyoaks

NM X

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