Tales of One Mummy Blogger & Her Superhero Sidekick

When To Buy Your Child’s First Watch?


choosing your child's first watchMiss Roo is on half term this week and so far we’ve survived day one.  What this actually means is that I’ve roped in my mum for a week’s childcare whilst I attempt to juggle being a working mum.  This morning she woke up earlier than normal and I could hear her feet pitter pattering down the stairs.

I’d not had a particularly good night’s sleep thinking things through for the summer holidays and financial bits and pieces and had no idea what time it was.  The fact that my Lumie clock though hadn’t begun it’s gentle wake up informed me that it wasn’t yet 7am.

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New Chidren’s Books We’re Loving

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New Children's Reading BooksBooks play a big part in our little house, Roo has developed a love of reading and it’s brilliant watching her come along with her books at school and she’s becoming more and more confident at sounding out her words.  Every night we read her school books before bed and then have a story for her to snuggle down before good night cuddles.

go-to-sleep-or-i-let-loose-the-leopardTwo books that we recently got sent to review were ‘Go To Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard’ by Steve Cole, and illustrated by Bruce Ingman and ‘Butterfly and the Birthday Surprise’ by Mandy Archer and Kirsteen Harris-Jones, which is part of the Fairies of Blossom Bakery series.

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My First Big Weigh In….

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Yesterday was a rather exciting day.  Why?  Well I was going to do my first weigh in at the gym since starting my gym programme two weeks ago as part of my #lose2stone challenge.  I’ve been a member at the local Virgin Active club for just over 3 weeks and as part of my initial gym induction with my ‘One Direction’ PT Mark I had to get on the dreaded scales.

Scales are something I hate and seeing them flash at 85kg was pretty horrific, although encouraging at the same time as I knew I’d lost weight since September last year.  This was my benchmark. I never wanted to see that number again.  The number I wanted to see was 60kg.  Ideally by May 26th when I head to Italy because I have my eye on a gorgeous bikini.

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Miss Roo Goes to Rainbows


Starting RainbowsI have to admit the last three weeks have been a bit of a blur. There’s been the house move to organise, my divorce being official, starting a new job, settling Roo into school and both of us getting into our own little routine in the morning in our own house.

I have to say that Roo never ceases to amaze me. Everything that has been thrown at her in the last 6 months she has coped with.  She’s dealt with my decision to separate amazingly well, we have a stronger bond if anything because of this, she’s dug deep and adjusted to a new school, new friends and a new house in such an amazing way that I am proud to say that she is my daughter.

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