Just like the next person I am quite a nosy person and love to read about other peoples lives and what they do and don’t like, especially other mummies. I like to read for advice and to see if all other Mummies are how they are perceived in magazines or if they are exhausted like me!
I was tagged by farfromhomemama in The Mummy Tag, a tag which is all about ME! I have to answer 20 questions all about being a mummy
1. Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum?
I have three children and for the past two years I have been a working Mum. I work as a Teaching Assistant in a primary School, which I love and I also get all of the school holidays off to spend with the children. I do hate that I have missed doing a lot with Oliver during his first years, like the mother and toddler groups and spending lazy days at home with him
2. Would you have it any other way?
No! As much as i love my boys and would like to spend every minute of their waking day with them, it is good for us all to have time away from each other
3. Do you co-sleep?
I can not count the amount of times when i was breast feeding that I fell asleep with babe in arms whilst laying down in bed, but I never intentionally laid them down next to me in bed to fall asleep. Oliver, my youngest, has gone through a stage, since last summer he has used my hair as his comforter and falls asleep next to me in bed, but he is always placed into his bed before his dad or I fall asleep.
4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
My changing bag. I bought a Pink Lining Yummy Mummy one when Oliver was 2 months old and I still use it now, It’s like a miniature suitcase. I love all the different compartments that you get in it and the designs is so cute.
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
I never planned on having any children, but i was blessed with three handsome young gentlemen, So I think that is where I will stop. So many people have asked me if I will try for girl but three children is enough for me, they keep me very busy.
6. Date nights. How many do you have per month?
We have only ever had 1 date night since having the children and that included in us staying over night in a hotel in London. It’s not easy finding a babysitter to watch three very energetic boys in their own home.
7. Your child’s favourite show?
My youngest loves Thomas the Tank Engine and Peppa Pig and the other two boys like to watch Dragon Ballz
8. Name one thing you bought before the baby but never ended up using?
I bought a dummy but the boys never took to them so they never used it.
9. Your child’s favourite food?
The boys love pasta! Jak the eldest likes sushi, Joseph the middle boy likes noodles and Oliver the youngest likes pasta in tomato sauce
10. How many cars does your family have?
We have two cars, one is Paul’s work van and the other, a galaxy, is the family car. We need a big car to fit us all in lol
11. Weight gain – before pregnancy, during, after and now?
I am quite lucky with my weight, I never weighed much different before when i was first pregnant to now. After giving birth to my second son in hospital, I remember walking into the day room to collect my dinner but the nurses wouldn’t give me any food as they didn’t believe that i was patient, my baby belly had gone flat, The nurse told me i had strong tummy muscles.
12. Dream holiday with your kids?
It’s got to be Disneyland, the boys, like all children, watch the TV ads and shout out at me once it’s finished “I want to go there Mum!” Paul went when he was in his early twenties and said that he didn’t really enjoy it back then, but I’m sure with three excited boys it will never be boring.
13. Dream holiday without your kids?
I have always wanted to go to Italy, it looks all dreamy in pictures. I would like to stay by the lakes, taking in the beautiful scenery of the lake with the mountains as the backdrop, I would then like to move on to Milan and Rome and finally finishing off in the south on the Amalfi Coast.
14. How has your life changed since having kids?
Well of coarse I have settled down a lot, no more last minute visits to the pubs, no more Friday nights out on the town and No more sleeping in past 9 in the morning, but that said I wouldn’t have it any other way. My life has changed for the better, I have realised who I am. I live my life for my boys and not for me anymore, I have had a complete change in career where now I work with children and not adults.
15. Finish the sentence, ‘it makes my heart melt when …’.
I look at my boys. Just one smile from there mouths, one touch from there little hands and 3 little words that they say melts me. I have never felt love nor pride like it before.
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
I buy my boys clothes mostly from H&M, Next and sport shops (now that the elder two enjoy athletics)
17. Favourite make up and skincare products?
I don’t really where that much make up and my skin is quite sensitive so I am quite fussy with what I use. I buy a lot of skincare creams from L’Occiataine and my makeup is MAC
18. Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers all the way.
19. Have you always wanted kids?
Nope. I didn’t want any children, but I was blessed with 3 adorable handsome young men.
20. Best part of being a mum?
Has got to be the Love that you get from your children and also the cuddles that are on tap, My days are never dull or boring.
Now to tag three other Mummies to join in on the Mummy Tag: