Weight Loss 2014 – A Visit from One Busy WAHM

Weight Loss 2014 – A Visit from One Busy WAHM

I’m not here at the moment.  I’m am either busy rushing around like a mad woman packing; on the drive down to sunny Cornwall or already in sunny Cornwall. So while I am not giving you my Weight Loss results today, I am handing the reins over to Natalie.  She blogs at One Busy WAHM and is well on her way to losing 50lb.  So, over to Natalie: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast (Your Mum Was Right!) We all know the routine… the...

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A200 – Results time

A200 – Results time

I haven’t spoken about A200 very much.  Maybe because I can’t say I really enjoyed it.  There were parts that I really got into (Slavery and Freedom) but overall I found the whole process of studying A200 stressful. I didn’t cope very well from the start… I was pregnant, struggling with school runs and feeling overwhelmed in general with life.  I almost deferred so many times but ended up feeling determined to continue. The arrival of Baby...

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Summer Must Haves – Dribble Ons Bibs (& Giveaway)

Summer Must Haves – Dribble Ons Bibs (& Giveaway)

Teething… an immensely frustrating period of a baby’s short life.  Teething in summer?  It is even more frustrating.  The grumpy, grizzly baby is manageable with lots of cwtches and kisses; however, the constant dribbling becomes a tedious state of affairs when you are on his 20th t-shirt change of the day and his chest is looking a little red and prickly and in this heat that is the last thing you want! I don’t know about you but I get a...

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Summer Must Haves – Out & About

Summer Must Haves – Out & About

This time in 6 days I will hopefully be unwinding with a nice glass of wine (and the hubby) outside the caravan; our children will be snug in their beds fast asleep (now I know I’m hoping); and we will be able to rest assured that everything is in its place. Before that though, I still have the small mission of packing to attend to; and it is this that puts the fear into me.  What if I forget something important?  Boyo and Princess Pants are...

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Baby Comma – 4 Months Old

Baby Comma – 4 Months Old

Dear Baby Comma, You are now 4 months old and the last month has been the greatest so far… You seem to have grown up.  You are interacting with the world.  You are nosey.  You love to explore the world. You cut your first tooth at the tender age of 16+6 weeks last Thursday.  You cut your second tooth the day after.  You are gnawing on anything that gets close enough to your face and anything that you can grab with your hands.  You are a #1...

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Weight Loss 2014 – The Chicken Edition

Weight Loss 2014 – The Chicken Edition

I have had a shite week on Weight Watchers.  I have tracked nothing and I have no idea what the damage is.  I have started each day with the best intentions but, for some reason, have fallen off the wagon by lunchtime. Embarking on a weight loss journey isn’t just about the physical act of eating healthier; it is a state of mind.  If you want to lose weight, you have to WANT to lose weight.  That is what my problem is at the moment.  My weight...

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The Essential Baby Care Guide (& Giveaway)

The Essential Baby Care Guide (& Giveaway)

Earlier this week, I was offered the opportunity to take a look at The Essential Baby Care Guide app from The Essential Parent Company.  The Baby Care Guide contains all of the advice you need for your baby’s first year. Joining the world of parenting is an exciting experience; however, this is just one of the myriad of emotions you experience from the moment you get that positive pregnancy test, through each of your scans, to the delivery of...

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Summer Must Haves – Organic Children Sun Lotion (& Giveaway)

Summer Must Haves – Organic Children Sun Lotion (& Giveaway)

Summer is supposed to be full of holidays and fun days out, but with a baby (not to mention a child who suffers with eczema) there is so much to think of before the fun can really begin. Our first holiday as a family of five is a little over a week away and I’m totally preoccupied thinking about the things I REALLY NEED to pack.  Me and the children have been working together finding the summer must haves I most certainly must not forget to put...

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Weight Loss 2014 – The Pictures

Weight Loss 2014 – The Pictures

Last year I took photographs of my weight loss and up to now I haven’t taken any, but tonight I grabbed hubby and demanded he took them (however, he did have ‘other’ sorts of photographs in mind… but I don’t think they would have been appropriate). Drum roll please… This is the body I want to (and will) change.  It is surprising the difference made by being pregnant and carrying another baby makes.  My stomach is even bigger now than it was 18...

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Princess Pants’ Next Big Adventure

Princess Pants’ Next Big Adventure

I had a very excited little girl this morning… because she was going to ‘the big school’ today. It is her first ‘settling in’ day for her transition from Meithrin (Nursery) to Derbynfa (Reception).  For five long terms she has been in Meithrin and is now more than ready to move on.  She isn’t doing the full day but needed to take a packed lunch to eat in the lunch hall along with the rest of her class. I am not at all worried about how she is...

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Weight Loss 2014 – A Daily Food Diary

Weight Loss 2014 – A Daily Food Diary

Another week of Weight Watchers down… another week gone until the end of 2014… and am I any closer to my goal weight?  You will find out in a short while but first I am going to talk to you about The Musing Housewife’s Facebook page.  (You will also find my meal plans for this week at the end of this post.) I have wanted to keep a daily food diary as per my first goal from last week’s weigh in.   I also wanted a way to share it but didn’t want...

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Staying Safe in the Sun

Staying Safe in the Sun

I’m a stickler for checking the weather reports and with Boyo heading off on a trip today I may as well have analysed every hour of the day.  It was a predicted to be very warm with highs of 22*C and knowing that he was going to spend the day outside, I lectured prepared him (again). “Put your suntan lotion on at lunch time” – I always pack a little travel bottle of Factor 50 in his school bag and every sunny morning I remind him to reapply at...

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Post-Natal Depression – The Admission

Post-Natal Depression – The Admission

I am going to be honest, completely honest. I am not enjoying being a Mum at the moment. I am finding even the simplest task difficult. I am struggling to get out of bed in the morning. I have Post-Natal Depression. I was formally diagnosed last week and have been prescribed a low dose of anti-depressants to help me start enjoying my children and get back on an even keel. I am normally too proud to ask for help but when your child says, “I can...

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Weight Loss 2014 – That is all…

Weight Loss 2014 – That is all…

      Weight in St Weight in lb Weight in Kg BMI Start Weight 19st 8.8lb 274.8lb 124.6kg 43.07 Target Weight 16st 224lb 101.6kg 35.08 Last Weigh In 19st 11lb 277lb 125.6kg 43.38 Today’s Weight 19st 13.2lb 279.2lb 126.6kg 43.70 Change +0st 2.2lb +2.2lb +1kg +0.32 Lost So Far 0st 0lb 0lb 0kg 0 Still to go 3st 13.2lb 55.2lb 25kg 8.62   #NuffSaid #Thatisall The goals remain the same as last week: 1)      Keep a food diary – This...

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Twinkl’s Literacy Resources for Early Years

Twinkl’s Literacy Resources for Early Years

A while ago, I should have written a post about twinkl.co.uk… being honest?  I totally forgot and I owe the team at Twinkl a big apology.  However, I have decided that, instead of writing a huge long review of the website as a whole I want to acknowledge various resources I have downloaded and used myself, both with my children and my Rainbow Guide Unit. A little bit of background to start.  Twinkl is a great resource for both parents and...

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