Wednesday, 31 August 2011

babies dont keep

Its so easy as a new mum to run yourself ragged trying to keep to the same standards you had pre baby in less hours a day. I just wanted to share a poem a good friend of mine shared with me just when i needed it back when E was 6 months old. I came across it again today and wanted to share it as maybe it will be viewed by someone else exactly when they need it.

Babies don't keep poem

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow...
For babies grow up,
we've learned to
our sorrow...
So quiet down cobwebs...
dust go to sleep...
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!

 I really love this it puts it all in perspective, enjoy being a mum . You will never look back and think i wish i had cleaned more, i think our only regret will be our children growing up to fast enjoy the moment .

I know we have to have a safe hygienic environment to bring up our babies and children so to keep on top of the essentials only this is what works for me.

Ive been trying 20 Min's all change this is that anything can only be done for 20 Min's so if I'm cleaning the kitchen after 20 Min's i stop  the kitchen is 80% cleaner than it was and that's good enough.

Thought of the day...........    the cobwebs can wait.

Biorb fish tank saves the day .... night!

  Sometimes in life just what you need is already there. Remember the sleep struggles i was just about to purchase a night and day lamp in the hope we may all get some sleep when i had my own light bulb moment..... We have a fish tank in our kitchen that from 7 am the tank is on a white light then at 7 pm turns to blue for fishes to sleep, this is exactly the same principle as the sun and moon toddler lights, so we have safely moved this into our little boys bedroom and hooray he wont get up till the fishes are white as he does not want to wake them and now proudly tells everyone he sleeps with his fishes.

 E has a nautical boat bedroom so the tank looks great in his room. The tank we have is a Biorb life , i thought it was great before now its my best friend.

Thought of the day make use of what you already have!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Just cant sleep

 I must be mad its 1.30 am and im blogging as i just cant sleep,this is ironic as having lived through 3 years of a child with sleep aversion you would think i would be tired and i am.... just like him over tired!
 The worrying thing is in around 3 hours the child who knows no mercy will be back up again and bouncing off the walls.  I think even super nanny would find this one a challenge... anyway have done some research and there are clocks for toddlers with night and day i will give these a try and let you know how i get on.

Thought of the day.... sleep when baby sleeps

Monday, 22 August 2011

Hello world

Welcome to my first ever blog, having had an eventful first few years of motherhood and muddling my way through often hanging on by a thread. I thought i would share my journey, how even in tough times with less money and not enough hours in the day it is still possible to have fun, save money,find time and live stylishly.

  Before i became a mum i spent my days in retail management and visual merchandising and along the way studied interior design.

 I think i lost my sanity when i was pregnant as i thought it was a good idea to buy a shop!  Never never  never make any major changes while pregnant as becoming a mum is literally life changing in itself.

 I have learned more in the last few years than i learned in the rest of my life put together. Its been a roller coaster but i  feel very blessed to be where i am now. I would not change a thing, I have  a lovely little boy who brings me joy and he challenges me to learn more everyday.

  I hope you will enjoy my blog and join me as i find creative ways to make it as a mum. How to survive stylishly even with less income, getting the work life balance right and much much more. My creative side is still alive even since losing a few cells in my pregnancy and i hope to share tips and advice for design, creating with kids and lots lots more.

 I look forward to getting to know you x

Thought of the day....   Making it as mum