Sunday Funday

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The children have both been ill this week gone and off school and they have had plenty of rest and down time because of not feeling very well. Just a little cold and stomach aches, but nothing a few days at home with mummy couldn’t solve. Sophia is still getting over it and still feeling a little poorly but Archie is all better thank goodness.

Despite being ill we have somehow had a very busy week again, as usual. It never seems to get any quieter or slower around here. We saw a few friends throughout the week and I brought some bits for Sophia’s 6th birthday celebrations. I can’t believe she is going to be six. It never fails to catch up with me as if it has all come around too soon. How have I being a mum for 6 years. That blows my mind. I still question whether I am doing okay with the two of them. I found the newborn stage a lot easier in that sense. They needed love, changing, and feeding, and lots of sleep. Easy. But now they are these little people with wants and specific needs of their own. Completely complex and one day is never the same.

One day I feel like I have mothering under control, I feel like I am winning on all fronts. And other days not so much. The most special moments of parenting are without a doubt our days out together, especially when we explore new places together when we are all discovering and learning. Life does that always there are highs and lows and as I get older I am coming to accept that that is life and it is normal. Life is not perfect but only your life is perfect for you.

Sophia will be six next week and Archie three the following month. I feel almost lost for words. A part of me ready for a another and the other part content and settled with the two of them and ready to help nurture and feed their curiosity in the next stage of their lives. Will the broody feeling ever leave? Does it ever leave? I will always wonder.


When Mr T and I became parents at twenty one and twenty three I wouldn’t have ever known what a whirlwind the next journey in our lives to together would entail. All I know is that he will always keep us safe and loved and I am grateful for everything he does for us. There is not a day I have not been thankful for us and how we work together. He gives life his all. Everyday he gets up, he is motivated, passionate kind, and determined. He will never give up he just keeps going. I admire him on many levels. He powers me forward to try and be the best mother I can be. In fact so do the children. All three of them give me the inner strength to try my best everyday.

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I say it always but I cant quite help it because I mean it from the bottom of my heart, there is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for my little family, for our life. I look forward to our adventures, making memories, and experiencing life together. Many experiences we have enjoyed together is all thanks to this lovely blog of mine. It has expanded the happiness in my life tenfold and I mean that.

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But these little ones I have them to thank for most of it because they invited me on this journey when they choose me as their mummy. All I can say is how fortunate I feel to be able to share my life with them. I enjoy them even more everyday watching their little personalities grow, their smiles light up the room, the laughter and their cuddles I am blessed, even on not so good days I am blessed still.



  1. October 16, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    What a lovely post. It’s great to appreciate what you have and what you owe it to. I’m sorry they’ve been poorly and I hope that this week is a lot better for you all.

  2. October 18, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    lovely pictures. I am at the same point with my two – I’m in two minds as to whether we should have another baby – just not sure. But when there are so many babies around I feel constantly broody x

  3. October 18, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    It’s a difficult decision due to financial constraints but go with your heart, theres never enough money to have another child but always enough love xxx

  4. October 18, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Aw this is so lovely. The photos are gorgeous. I’m torn between having 2 or 3 children. I’d like a boy and a girl so if my next little one is a boy. That might be enough… maybe xx

  5. October 18, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    My Amy is three in a few short weeks and I’ve been putting off sorting her birthday party, as though that might mean she wasn’t really nearly three at all!

    • Tanita
      October 18, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Aw bless you I know the feeling xx

  6. October 18, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Does the broody feeling ever leave…….uuummmm…..kind of!! I was quite happy with my 3, I know that we shouldn’t have anymore but I cannot help but be a little sad for no more babies and all that excitement. However I just think that your always feel like that wont you at some point….! Beautiful photos and you all look very happy.

  7. October 20, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Oh this is such a lovely post. You’re such a lovely family and your photos are beautiful – as always. I hope Sophia is feeling better soon, glad to hear Archie is well again 🙂 x

  8. October 21, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    What a lovely post to read. It’s great to be thankful for what we have with our families. Some days I take a step back and just watch them. It’s incredible how lucky we are x

  9. October 23, 2016 / 6:25 am

    What beautiful photos! Sorry to hear the kids have been sick – there’s nothing worse 🙁 I’ve just had baby number 2 but definitely am not done. Would like to have baby no 3 on anoint 4-5 years time 🙂 x

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