Friday, 20 February 2015

Weekend Blog Hop - 20/02/15



Is it me or are these weeks going really fast?

I had so much planned for this half term but didn't get a lot done! Actually this half term has been somewhat of a washout!

Unfortunately I didn't have time to do any commenting this week, I am really sorry about this. The Bloggers Showcase will be back next weekend.

#ArchiveDay:

Don't forget to join in with #ArchiveDay if you are reading this on a Saturday. Just tweet a post with the hashtag. This is a brilliant way to find new blogs to read.

Linky Linky:

If you like the blog hop, which we know you do, have you seen the Linky Linky? It's a monthly party where linky hosts can link up their linky. You can find lots of new linky's to join up with!

Pinterest Board:

Finally, we have a collaborative Pinterest Board for all you lovely Blog Hoppers to pin your posts to. If you would like to join the board, email me (mylifeasamummy@outlook.com) or Vicky (singlemotherahoy@gmail.com) from the email account linked to your pinterest and we will add you. We look forward to seeing your posts.

WeekendBlogHop

Dont forget to follow @WeekendBlogHop on Twitter. We use this account as well as our own to RT your posts.

This week we will be also be doing a Klout linky. We haven't done one before, so we shall see how it goes. See below for more information.


You must link up your blog homepage only! If you link up an individual post, I will delete it.

Please make sure you visit Vicky & Myself! You will find our links at the beginning of the list.

Make sure you visit the two people linked up in front of you and comment on their most recent post.

You must link up your blog homepage only! If you link up an individual post, I will delete it.



Link up your Klout page i.e https://klout.com/#/MyLifeAsAMummyx

To give someone Klout just click on their name and then choose a relevant topic for them. 


Please visit your hosts. We are at the beginning of the list.

Please give Klout to at least the two people in front of you.


Here are a few other linkies/blog hops going on this weekend... this is by no means an exhaustive list; just the ones we are aware of right now.

Feel free to comment with a link to your linky if you would like to be added to this list next week!

N.B. This is just a list of the "anything goes" sort of linkys, where there are no rules over what you can post (as far as I'm aware).



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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Days 29-35 Project 365


Thursday 29th January 2015:

These were a firm favourite when I was a child. I didn't even realise they still did these until my Mum bought some.





Friday 30th January 2015:

I had just made Lucas's breakfast and went back in the living room to find him asleep! He does this a lot! Fortunately you can just scoop him up, give him a big cuddle, put him in bed and he goes back to sleep.



Saturday 31st January 2015:

Not the best quality of photo, but it shows Lucas having fun with his Dad (Matt didn't want to be in the photo so I had to cut him out)




Sunday 1st February 2015:

Cameron was sent to his room for being naughty. Whilst in his room he decided it would be a good idea to get out every toy he possibly could. This was the view from peeking round the doorway. I couldn't even get in his room.




Monday 2nd February 2015:

Cameron had an upcoming Fancy Dress party so we decided to go and find a costume. Cameron and I had lots of fun trying out all the different props.



Tuesday 3rd February 2015:

With Lucas's weaning issues, feeding is a nightmare. But today we took a risk. He had the same Spaghetti and Meatballs as us, just cut up into small pieces! He ate the lot! No gagging and no projectile vomiting!





Wednesday 4th February 2015:

Sometimes it is just fun to stick alphabet letters to Lucas's head in the bath! #EvilMummy









Monday, 16 February 2015

Child Road Safety



Last week when Cameron and I were on our way home from school, he didn't look before he began to cross the road. Fortunately it is a very quiet road, there was nothing coming either way and I shouted at him before he could take more than two steps. 

Cameron knows that he must look both ways before crossing a road. Actually in fact he knows that he is not to cross a road unless the adult he is with says it is ok to cross. This particular time, he just wasn't paying attention. 

This made me think about just how much he knows regarding road safety. He knows vehicles can be dangerous. He knows that if someone gets run over, they are going to be seriously hurt or may even die. But he is only 4. He will need constant reminders to ensure that in years to come he can be trusted to cross a road safely on him own.

There are many ways I can teach Cameron and reiterate the importance of road safety. The obvious one being talking about the issue whilst we are out and spotting the dangers. There are also online resources and quizzes that can make learning fun.

The Road Safety Quiz has been designed by RentalCars.com to test the current knowledge of your children and to educate them further.  



How do you teach your children about road safety?







Note: This post is a collaboration with Rental Cars. All words and opinions are my own. 

Days 22-28 Project 365



Thursday 22nd January 2015:

What's the best thing to do when your car is frozen? Draw on it of course!



Or perhaps Matt and I should just grow up?

Friday 23rd January 2015:

A chilled day at home. Lucas like sitting and playing in his car.



Saturday 24th January 2015:

Nothing better than a yummy Beef Stew to make you feel warm on a cold day.




Sunday 25th January 2015:

I love signs like this. I have a few dotted around my house. This is the one I want next!


Monday 26th January 2015:

I absolutely love orchids. However I am not very good at keeping them alive and killed my last one. I was thrilled when I saw that Sainsburys were selling them for only £5 so I bought this one! Fingers crossed with a bit of love and baby bio it stays alive!


Tuesday 27th January 2015:

It's impossible to stick to a healthy diet when I can have these! Mmmmm Cheese!



Wednesday 28th January 2015:

Damn cheese! I have no self control! They were very yummy though! 










Saturday, 14 February 2015

Weekly Weigh In - 4

This week has been a little bit tough. I have found that I have to constantly remind myself that I am trying to loose weight.

The cutting down on cups of tea has been and still is the hardest for me. I crave cups of tea like I crave a cigarette.

On a positive note, my exercise has increased again this week. With Matt working during the day now, I am responsible for the school runs. No more lifts for me! Cameron's school is 20 minutes each way. I am doing this twice a day. Usually we have to walk very fast to school in the mornings because otherwise we will be late. After I drop Cameron off, I power walk home, pushing Lucas in his pushchair, including up the massive hill we live on. By the time I get home I am quite sweaty!

I haven't had any takeaways this week, which I am proud of, even if I am craving Cheesy Chips like a pregnant woman!

So here we go with the results.

Starting Weight:

12st

Week 4 Weight:

11st 12lb

Total Weight Loss:

2lb

Starting Measurements:

Bust 36"
Hips 41" 
Waist 36"
Leg 24"
Arms 13"

Week 4 Measurements:

Bust: 33"
Hips: 37"
Waist: 31"
Leg: 20"
Arms: 13"

Total Loss

16 inches

I am really disappointed! I haven't lost any weight or any inches despite eating less and exercising more! My body hates me and I am not much keen on it at the moment either.

So the plan for next week?

Exercise, exercise and more exercise!
Drink lots of water
Use My Fitness Pal to watch the food intake

I am hoping next week will be a more positive week.



Friday, 13 February 2015

Weekend Blog Hop - 13/02/15



Welcome back to the Weekend Blog Hop.

I hope you have all had a good week?

Just a reminder I have a competition running on the blog at the moment to win a Tommee Tippee Complete Starter set worth £109.99

Don't forget to join in with #ArchiveDay if you are reading this on a Saturday. Just tweet a post with the hashtag. This is a brilliant way to find new blogs to read.

If you like the blog hop, which we know you do, have you seen the Linky Linky? It's a monthly party where linky hosts can link up their linky. You can find lots of new linky's to join up with!

Dont forget to follow @WeekendBlogHop on Twitter. We use this account as well as our own to RT your posts.

Finally, we have a collaborative Pinterest Board for all you lovely Blog Hoppers to pin your posts to. If you would like to join the board, email me (mylifeasamummy@outlook.com) or Vicky (singlemotherahoy@gmail.com) from the email account linked to your pinterest and we will add you. We look forward to seeing your posts.

Bloggers' Showcase
The Bloggers' Showcase returns this week with an amazing post by Donna at Mummy Central:
mummycentral.com
This is one of those posts that's really good... but it also just makes you want to put your fingers in your ears, close your eyes and sing "lalalaaa I can't hear youuuuu!" It's the sort of thing that terrifies me, but also raises a valid point, and is really well written.
 
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This badge is for the Showcased Blogs only. If you would like to display our Weekend Blog Hop badge, you can find it at the bottom of the post. 

Now on with the Blog Hop:

This week we are also doing a Blog Lovin Blog Hop, which you can find a bit further down the page. 

blog hop linky
Please make sure you visit your hosts - myself and Laura. You will find our links at the beginning of the list.
Please also visit the two people ahead of you in the linky and leave some love on their blog too. These things only work if we all join in!
Please remember to leave a link to your blog front page here - not to an individual post!

bloglovin linky


 Please make sure you visit your hosts - myself and Laura. You will find our links a the beginning of the list. Please also follow the two people ahead of you in the linky - these things only work if we all join in!


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