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My top 10 things to look forward to in the first 12 months of being a mum!

“Oh, (laughing) things are gonna change now!” “Life will never be the same” “Get all the sleep you can now, you’ll not get the chance in a few months” “You’ve no idea what’s in front of you” “That’s the end of the nights out and social life” Just some of the things that are said… Continue reading My top 10 things to look forward to in the first 12 months of being a mum!

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Plans and schedules!

Evening folks – hard to believe it is Friday already! The weeks are really beginning to fly by! This morning while J was at pre school, me and S and L took ourselves off to Sprucefield for a wee browse and also for the Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning at Marks and Spencers and it has to be said we have a lovely wee morning – have had to keep it pretty hush mind you – J would not appreciate missing out on that wee treat! While we were there I also managed to pick up some Christmas presents for them – Boots have got their good old ‘3 for 2’ offers on, so I managed to pick up some lego and duplo – was a great wee bargain! L is getting to the stage where she just will not tolerate sitting in the buggy for long….she wants out to walk around….she wants out to look the toys…..hooray for raisins is all I can say!

This afternoon while the kiddos napped I made out my monthly meal planner for October….I have to say I am finding having a monthly planner so helpful – it helps me be more organised, less stressed AND I am saving money! I am also in the middle of fine tuning my cleaning routine! It has to be said I am not really into having a really clean house, I have some friends whose houses are always SO clean….they really put me to shame….I’m kind of a ‘the bare minimum’ sorta girl when it comes to cleaning the house! BUT, I also don’t like things to get too out of hand – so, I have a cleaning schedule which I find manageable!

Anyways, here’s my meal plan for October, hope someone out there finds it helpful….

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 Beef enchiladas Chicken Curry (left overs from last month!) Quiche and salad Sausage and root veg bake with honey orange dressing Cheesy mince baked potatoes Asia salmon fillet Roast Chicken dinner.

Eton Mess

Week 2 Chicken and broccoli bake (using left over chicken from yesterday) Beef and root veg stew Creamy bacon and mushroom pasta, crusty bread. Lemon chicken. Beef wellington, cabbage and mash. Homemade fish goujons and wedges Pork chops, apple sauce, mash, roasts and veg.

Vanilla raspberry cheesecake

Week 3 Chicken cacciatore BBQ chicken and chorizo salad Baked cod wrapped in bacon with rosemary. Beef and ale pie. Griddled lamb chops and chunky homemade salsa. Marmalade glazed sausage baps Roast Beef dinner.


Week 4 Mini shell pasta with creamy smoked bacon and pea sauce Normandy chicken Homemade pizza and wedges. Twice baked potatoes. Chicken fajitas Beef and stilton mini pies and chips Salmon with green beans and pesto, baby potatoes and roasted veg.
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And relax….

Hooray!!! Daddy’s home!!!!!!!!! Ok, so he was only gone for 3 days (2 nights) and yeah, when he’s at work I only have him around to help with the kids for 2/3 hours in the evenings anyway, but boy was it exhausting not having him around!! I AM POOPED. I have a new found respect… Continue reading And relax….

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“Smelly poo” paints!

So, today husbandy had decided he wanted a day to himself and who could blame him?! 3 kids all so young could drive anyone crazy! Off he headed after breakfast to have some “Me time”! He’ll die if he thinks anyone reading this thinks that’s what he calls it – he doesn’t by the way, I… Continue reading “Smelly poo” paints!


Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy!

Let’s stop right there, before we even get started and let me declare I am not saying I am fashionable, nor am I saying, “you gotta wear this”, nor am I in any way trying to imply that I am down with the kids – even that phrase shows that I am not! (How embarrassing!)… Continue reading Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy!