Living Arrows 21/52 – Daisy and Daddy weekend

I can’t believe it is Monday already! My weekend in Manchester is over! It was my first weekend away from Daisy and the first time I didn’t sleep next to her at night. However, it was a great weekend with good friends and Daisy and Daddy got to have a whole weekend together. Our Living Arrows 21/52 post is now live.

Living Arrows is a linky from the lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said that you can find here. Parents are invited to link up weekly and share photos of their children from the previous week. I love taking part and I’m looking forward to looking back at the end of the year.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrows 21/52 – 2017

Living Arrows 21/52 - Daisy eating toad in the hole

Daisy was so happy to spend the weekend with her Daddy Tom. My lovely husband took a whole week off work so we’ve got lots of time together this week too.

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Finding me time as a parent – 7 ways I’m achieving it

Lets be real here. Finding time for yourself as a parent can be tough. Whether your child is a newborn or twenty they are probably still taking up much of your time. My own daughter is one and I’m always struggling to find the right balance. Between working from home, my husband working shifts, owning an allotment, having family nearby, having pets and Daisy too there is always lots to do. Add to that wanting to get out more, wanting to have a clean home and wanting to find time for date nights and we are pretty busy. Time is the one commodity, besides sleep, that parents seem to want so badly. It is possible to find time for yourself but often by sacrificing something else. Now I’ve made a list of little ways that I’m finding me time as a parent.

Finding me time as a parent

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Living Arrows 20/52

Last week passed by in a flash. It went so fast in fact that I didn’t actually get time to write this until right now – as I post it. This is rare for me and shows just how disorganised and otherwise occupied I have been. We’ve got a few things going on offline and I was also waiting for a big win from matched betting. This meant that I was super distracted. Anyway, our Living Arrows 20/52 post is now live.

Living Arrows is a linky from the lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said that you can find here. Parents are invited to link up weekly and share photos of their children from the previous week. I love taking part and I’m looking forward to looking back at the end of the year.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrows 20/52 – 2017

Living Arrows 20/52 - Daisy and Matilda having fun in soft play

You can just see how much fun these two are having can’t you?! They loved spending a few hours together and it was nice for me to have a little break and a drink too.

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Our Water Babies Chapter 3 Review

My regular readers will know that Daisy and I love Water Babies. We have taken part in an underwater photoshoot and we have now completed chapter 3. Chapter 3 has been a bit of a mixed bag for us. Not because of the quality of Water Babies but because we have missed almost HALF of the lessons. We had two holidays and we had several bouts of illness. Hand, foot & mouth, tonsillitis and more. Boo! Anyway, here is my Water Babies Chapter 3 review.

Water Babies Chapter 3 - Daisy learning to swim

Look how relaxed Daisy has become during Water Babies Chapter 3!

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Living Arrows 19/52

This week has been a great one. I’m almost back to my full health now and Daisy has been feeling great too. We have had several good days playing, learning and more. I have been able to avoid working too much and the Mum guilt has stayed at bay in the past week. We have had lots of time to read new books, go on rides in the town and visit our allotment. It has been a lovely week all round. Finally! Hooray. Hopefully I will stay healthy now and we can enjoy lots of time together. Our Living Arrows 19/52 post is now live.

Living Arrows is a linky from the lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said that you can find here. Parents are invited to link up weekly and share photos of their children from the previous week. I love taking part and I’m looking forward to looking back at the end of the year.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrows 19/52 – 2017

Living Arrows 19/52 - Daisy playing on Thomas the Tank Engine in town

Daisy had great fun on Thomas the Tank Engine. She was so happy and I captured a lovely video of her beaming with joy as she realised she was ‘driving’. It was so lovely! I’m so happy we made a point of visiting the little toys so that she could try them all.

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