Well, this is an interesting one as, if you ask my sister, she’d say nothing because we live like students! And in all honesty, she’s not far wrong!
Big and I are really lazy when it comes to shopping and cooking. We tend to decide what we want on the day, pop off to the shop, buy the ingredients and usually throw some other bits in the basket too. Take last night as an example, Big headed out to the shop to buy the ingredients for cheesy Nachos at 8.30pm because we got peckish as we’d not planned something proper for tea. He came back with the ingredients plus a cheesecake and chocolate that we definitely didn’t need!
One thing I had sworn when I became pregnant was that we’d get our sh*t together with food, so that we could bring Little up eating healthily. So far I’ve relied mainly on Ella’s Kitchen pouches, as I know they are healthier than most things I could make her. Her favourite at the moment is their Veggie Lasagne. Don’t get me wrong, she does have fresh fruits and veg purees made by me occasionally, along with toast, pancakes and other bits of food that she can hold, but nowhere near as often as I’d like. I’m so far from the housewife and mum I dreamed of being.
I’d love some tips on how to be more organised!
Who else neglects their fridge and oven? Is it just me who dreams of being the perfect housewife but falls seriously short?
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Another #blogtober16 post today. The prompt was WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG, but being a baby mama I tend to rely on our trusty changing bag!
I have two that I use regularly. A Skip Hop duo that my Auntie bought from Kiddicare, and a beautiful Cath Kidston slim foldaway shopping bag that I got in their sale.
I swap between the two depending on how much I need to cram in there!
I’m very guilty of over packing wherever I’m going so recently I’ve been trying out a new system of little pouches for things so I’m only bringing what I need.
Each one has a theme.
Food: One pouch houses all things food related – bibs, spoons, Ella’s Kitchen pouches and Kiddylicious wafers.
Changing: I have a folding changing mat with an attached pouch to keep wipes and nappies in. This is really handy to take into changing rooms for a quick change instead of juggling the whole bag.
Clothes: The other pouch has clothes in. I have at least one complete outfit change and one babygrow because I have the world’s sickiest baby!
When it’s all in it looks so neat and tidy!
On top of this I also put several muslin cloths in, Sophie the Giraffe and a wooden rattle; to mop up the sick and keep her entertained.
The fab pouches are from the lovely Dolly & Beau, who also makes fantastic baprons (a cross between a bib and an apron) too! Ivy is lucky enough to be a brand rep for her amazing Instagram shop, however all of these were bought before this.
I then have a zip pocket that I keep my things in. Purse, phone, carrier bags and keys are all I need. Moving to a changing bag has helped me to carry light for myself at least!
What do you keep in your changing bag? Have you got any tips to stay organised?
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I’ve been a naughty blogger! I didn’t schedule my posts so I’m now playing catch up mode!
I thought that, rather than trying to write 3 separate posts, I’d do a little round up of these days instead.
Day 11: Favourite Animal
If I’d have done a separate post on this, it would have been a short one as (don’t hate me for this) I’m not an animal lover!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of owning a pet, but the reality doesn’t do it for me!
I thought I liked cats, but then we cat-sat for Big’s brother. Geoffrey the w**ker cat Big used to call him! He would stare at us, while aiming his poo out of the litter tray and on to the kitchen floor. No cats for us!
Day 10 and 9: Can’t Live Without and Favourite Movies
These sort of link as the one thing I can’t live without is technology!
Ok so let me explain that I love my family and Big and Little are the most important things to me, but take away my phone or iPad and I feel lost!
Part of the technology I couldn’t live without is Netflix on the iPad! I love watching and rewatching films. I can’t really pin down a favourite film as I could watch most things. Any romantic comedy will do it for me. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve watched Just Go With It, The Holiday, Love Actually, and so many more!
One of the reasons I haven’t updated the blog over the last couple of days is that I’ve tried a little technology free time. I’ve been out and about and it’s actually been really nice. I feel like I’ve missed out on too many updates on Instagram and Twitter though so now to go and catch up….
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Since Little came along, we haven’t had as much time for TV. Before Little we used to love our evenings on the sofa binge watching box sets but in the last 7 months, once she’s finally gone down, all I have wanted to do is crash in bed and try and get some sleep before she stirs. My Netflix (well my sister’s that we steal) is sorely neglected.
Our staples were American comedies like Modern Family, Brooklyn 99, Big Bang Theory and New Girl, along with more serious stuff like Game of Thrones. I mean who isn’t obsessed with it? Then when Big was out I also loved anything cheesy like The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. No I’m not a teenage girl – don’t we all have guilty TV pleasures?
Now Little is in more of a routine we are starting to watch things again and our latest obsession is The Great British Bake Off. Who doesn’t like watching people stare into an oven waiting for something to bake?!
What can you not miss on TV? Do you have any guilty pleasures? What programmes would you recommend?
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I got into blogging originally because I went through a stage of buying all the things and decided I wanted somewhere to write about them. My first post introduced me and what I was about. I enjoyed trying out new products and writing honest reviews of things if bought. I saw myself as a bit of a beauty blogger and dreamed of being sent lots of products to review but I really just faffed with the blog now and again! I
After a while it became somewhere to share things about myself. I enjoyed blogging about the ups and downs of life and treated it a bit like an online diary. I felt like I could open up about things that I didn’t share in real life, like my post admitting that life wasn’t ok. This coincided with finding a really supportive community on Instagram where I could be very open about our fertility struggles and IVF. Instagram sort of became my mini blog and I neglected the blog.
More recently I realised that I wanted to pick the blog back up again to write about parenting and connect with other parent bloggers. After looking back over the old I realised that it had kind of lost its identity. I decided to be brave, say bye to it and launch Little, Big and Me.
I now feel like I’ve got a renewed love for blogging! I’m really enjoying building up content, through the help of Blogtober, and finding new ways to connect with others.
What brought you to blogging?
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