Posted in Brief updates, Emotions

Calling all lazy parents

I would like to take a moment to state that I do not always want to play with my child. I sometimes can not go through the same set of flashcards for the 500th time I’m a day.

We all have moments in which we check our watch and realise bed time is a long way off. This doesn’t make us bad parents, it makes us tired parents. It makes us human.

Becoming a mom or dad doesn’t make us super human. It doesn’t change the fact that we crave time that’s ours and ours alone. That soak in the bath which involves candles, a book and enough time to shave both legs ๐Ÿฆต time which doesn’t involve accidentally sitting on a rubber duck.

We want to watch TV or a movie that doesn’t involve animation or singing. I would like to have a power ballad stuck in my head instead of nursery rhymes.

There is no shame in needing a little time out. We can not always be on it 100% of the time and its important to try and take that time when we can, so we don’t burn out.

I remember thinking that my kid would have limited screen time… that didn’t happen. It is I who ended up with limited screen time ๐Ÿคฃ I can’t remember when I last watched Corrie when it actually aired instead of days later. I gave up completely on the other soaps as there just aren’t enough free hours in a day.

I work part time and absolutely adore my job. It gives me something to focus on that isn’t being Williams mom and I need that but I admire those full time workers and full time parents. I choose to work and if someone chooses not to then that is their business. There is a lit of stigma around parents that work and parents that don’t. There seems to be no happy medium. There is a archaic kind of judgement that working parents should be home raising and looking after their kids but then a judgement against those that choose to stay at home about how they should be working. I feel like non of us can win!

So this post is dedicated to the parents who aren’t ashamed to say that some days they only give 99%. The ones who don’t want to listen to the same song for the millionth time. Who pretend peppa pig goes to bed at 5pm. The ones who pretend toys are broken but have secretly take the batteries out ๐Ÿ”‹ enjoy that 1% of time you need for yourself because you deserve it. You deserve to shave both legs, to wash all the conditioner out of your hair and to not have to hide in the kitchen when you want to eat a whole chocolate bar!

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Posted in Events & Holidays

Its our birthday! … Pt.2 ๐ŸŽˆ

And just like that, we turn 2 (well yesterday to be precise) ๐Ÿ˜Š

It’s been a crazy 2 years, we’ve been read in 59 countries, we have 3 social media pages (links below), our story has been featured in online magazines, newspapers and other peoples blogs, there have been many ups and downs but sharing it with you all has made things so much easier and I am grateful to each and every one of our readers.

WORLD DOMINATION MAP

Here are the top 10 countries in which we are read in

  • United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Malta ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ

I think the best way to end our little celebratory post is to share our most popular posts in the last 2 years.

all our love ๐Ÿ˜˜ M.x

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