02 9 / 2014

Out of curiosity, how would you deal with a child who is a guest in your home behaving in a way you don’t condone, but that is clearly considered acceptable at home?

I’m not the type to ‘have a go’ or get outraged. I guess what I’m asking is should I bring it up with them in a sort of, “I know at home you can do X, but at my house we don’t do that” fashion, or just leave it?

02 9 / 2014

Lucas enjoying a plate of fruit earlier - managed to snap this whilst the neighbour children were out of shot. 

This is the new table, which I need to clean rust off of and would like to re-paint. I’m going to pick up paint tomorrow since James won’t need the car. I am torn as to which colour(s?) to buy! I want bright but not tacky. I’m toying with the idea of doing the table and chairs in different colours but I’m not sure. Thoughts welcome!

Lucas enjoying a plate of fruit earlier - managed to snap this whilst the neighbour children were out of shot.

This is the new table, which I need to clean rust off of and would like to re-paint. I’m going to pick up paint tomorrow since James won’t need the car. I am torn as to which colour(s?) to buy! I want bright but not tacky. I’m toying with the idea of doing the table and chairs in different colours but I’m not sure. Thoughts welcome!

02 9 / 2014

James’ first day back at work since April. Let’s ease back into this stay at home mom thing, yeah?

Or…

Mow the lawn, have a three year old and an eighteen month old over to play. Feed them both (and your own kid) lunch. Then try to get your now over tired and slightly overwhelmed 16 month old to nap.

Yeah. Take it easy, Bee. Ease in to it.

01 9 / 2014

£15 off my first order and a free wooden train? Vertbaudet, you sure know how to seduce me.

That and you have a fabulous 3 in 1 parka + padded jacket that will be perfect for Lucas this winter.

01 9 / 2014

disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

I want this to be a thing.

(via rae-nex)

31 8 / 2014

I don’t feel ready to stop breastfeeding but I do feel ready to stop doing it 20+ times a day and getting screamed at when I won’t do it whilst on the toilet/in the shower/taking hot things out of the oven/etc.

31 8 / 2014

Going to my mom’s house for dinner and we get to use her shower!

I haven’t had the opportunity to take any time to myself since I woke up this morning (Lucas even napped but it was one of those awful ones where I am the pacifier so am trapped). I am so excited about this shower - even if there is a wasp nest outside the bathroom so it has to be a fast one since we can’t open the bathroom window and the vents are taped shut to stop the house being filled with wasps.

31 8 / 2014

Our shower isn’t working correctly (it currently has two temperatures: burn your flesh off and freeze you to death). I haven’t showered since Tuesday. I was going to get my shower today.

Nope.

James was feeling really ill, Lucas was hyperactive, the house was a huge mess, and I had a crappy night’s sleep. It was sort of a perfect storm. I’ve been rushed off my feet for the past couple of weeks with little to no time for self care. I was excited about that shower. I tried to have it several times throughout the day, but no dice. At one point James told me it was working, but by the time I got there it was ice cold again.

And that is the story of how I ended up crying because I couldn’t have a shower.

30 8 / 2014

runnergirlwannabemama:

Just a reminder to all of you lovely mothers out there. You all rock!

runnergirlwannabemama:

Just a reminder to all of you lovely mothers out there. You all rock!

(Source: mahinamama)

30 8 / 2014