March was a very social one. It kicked off with a huge dump of snow on World Book Day. Then we struggled to Birmingham for My Mum's hen weekend. We celebrated the world's first Auntie's Day with my Besties and their kiddies but then Mother's Day was cancelled due a poorly Little I and in turn a poorly me! Then we celebrated my Gran's 80th with yet more snow. Nieces and Nephews visited and we enjoyed the run up to Easter. Phew. Bring on April and the wedding!
Despite the fact that I haven't braved the scales this morning, last week's meal plan went ok. We did substitute Friday night's dinner for a salad, but if you are gonna go off plan a salad is the way to go! This week leads up to the long Easter weekend. Which means a minefield of chocolate to negotiate. I'm hoping some careful planning will help keep the healthy eating on track. Here's what I have planned...
Little E had her first ever gymnastics competition today. She did so well. No medals this time but a great introduction to the competitive side of the sport (without any pressure!). Also important to see other girls and boys of all shapes and sizes rocking the trampette and tumble. Very positive body image message.
It’s safe to say most of us could do with more hours in the day. Sometimes, it feels as though finding time to shower is a struggle, let alone tackling all the other things you need to do around the house. And, let’s be honest; there are a lot of other things higher up the to-do list than decorating. Spending time with your kids is, of course, a priority. Then, there are tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and making time for your partner. And the list goes on!
It’s no wonder, then, that many of us struggle to consider our home decoration. In fact, for some busy families, this is a task which forever falls off the radar. It isn’t unusual to simply stick to the decor which was in place when you moved in. After all, it does the job, right?
Of course, it does. But, feeling at home is essential, and you might struggle to do that with someone else's decor choices. Instead, it’s time to take control of time. Or, at least find a way to fit decoration into your life. Lucky for you, that may not be as difficult as you’re expecting. All you need to do is find ways to minimise or manage the workload. And, I've got a few suggestions which could help you do it.
The title of this blog post is a little deceiving because, while we may regard small acts of charity as ‘little’, to someone else they can have a big effect. It doesn’t take much to show a little solidarity in our day-to-day life and, if we all did, our children would find the world in a much better place than it is now.
From small acts of kindness to going all out to raise money for charity, there really is so much more all of us can do. Here, we have listed just some of the things that you can do today that can make life for someone else that much better.
Despite March being the month we knuckle down to fit into our outfits for my Mum's wedding we still aren't doing very well! We stuck to last week's meal plan quite well but my Gran's 80th Birthday on Sunday scuppered things as did a cheeky spontaneous visit to Bella Italia on Sunday... But we are back on track this week and determined to stick to healthy eating 100%. Here's my meal plan for the week (all Slimming World friendly)
Busy mums need a little me time and this fantastic Me Time Box from Baby2Body is designed with just that in mind. These carefully chosen products help you relax, unwind, and take care of yourself. Because mama deserves to look good and feel amazing every single day. I have two boxes to give away to one lucky winner - one for you and one to give to a friend!
Last month we were invited to the launch of Dinosaurs In The Wild, the new immersive walk though experience at Greenwich Penninsula, London. Dinosaurs In The Wild transports visitors back in time to the cretaceous period and a world choked full of dinosaurs. With two dino obsessed little girls in tow we made our way up to London for the opening night to see if the experience at Time Base 67 would live up to expectations.
Last year I read the scariest book I have ever encountered: Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris. This was some feat as I've been reading the psychological thriller and horror genres for over 25 years and honestly believed I was immune! No wonder it has sold over 1million copies in 37 countries around the world. I couldn't wait to meet the author of my nightmares at the book signing of B.A. Paris' latest thriller Bring Me Back at Waterstones in Farnham last week and I'm intrigued to find out if it packs the same fearsome punch as Behind Closed Doors.
Well, last week's meal plan started well but a stomach bug put the brakes on our weekend plans and made Mother's Day a bit of a wash out. I'm still not feeling human but I've bravely planned this weeks menu to make sure we eat healthily after our illness.
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