I haven’t done this in a while, so when the lovely Yvonne from Double the Monkey Business tagged me, I thought it would be fun to reply. Do visit her blog if you haven’t, it’s a must-read!
1. ARE YOU A STAY AT HOME MUM OR A WORKING MUM?
At the moment, I’m a stay at home mum and also do a bit of freelance writing on the side, although I must admit I haven’t had a decent writing contract in ages!
2. WOULD YOU HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY?
When T was younger, no, but now that she’s older, would love to go back to work since I’ve always worked since finishing Uni. But at the moment and because of where we live, there isn’t much available work for me. Thankfully, I do earn a bit from this thing called “blogging” 😉
3. DO YOU CO-SLEEP?
We did, yes and still occasionally do and I wouldn’t change it for the world no matter how some “parenting experts” think it’s not good “parenting”. I love cuddling her in bed and waking up next to my little girl. My husband knows how much I love sleeping with our daughter in between us, so when he wakes up, the first thing he does is carry her to our bed and we snuggle together till it’s time to get up.
4. WHAT IS YOUR ONE MUST-HAVE ITEM FOR YOUR BABY?
T is six-years-old now, so we I don’t really have any must have item in my bag, although we do always have wipes in the car and when we do day trips out, I make sure I also have some wipes in my bag.
5. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU PLAN ON HAVING?
I married late and had T when I was 37. Would love to have another one, but looks like it’s not going to happen. It took awhile for me to come into terms with it, but I’m fine with right now. I’m just thankful that I have her.
6. DATE NIGHTS? HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE THEM?
I’m afraid at the moment the only date-nights we have are watching DVDs in our lounge with T asleep on her bed.
7. YOUR CHILD’S FAVOURITE SHOW?
Like most little girls, she likes “My Little Pony”.
8. NAME ONE THING YOU BROUGHT BEFORE YOU HAD THE BABY AND NEVER ENDED UP USING?
We bought a dummy for T thinking it would help soothe her especially when she started teething. The first time she had it in her mouth, she spat it out and didn’t like it. On hindsight, I’m so glad she did just that.
9. YOUR CHILD’S FAVOURITE FOOD?
She loves jacket potatoes. I didn’t even know that till she started having meals at school and every time we’d ask her what she had for lunch, she’d reply “Jacket potato”. The weird thing is, she doesn’t seem to like it as much when we cook it for her at home.
10. HOW MANY CARS DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE?
11. WEIGHT GAIN, BEFORE PREGNANCY, DURING, AFTER AND NOW?
￼Oh yes! I haven’t even lost the additional weight I gained after having T. I used to be a size 6 before getting pregnant. Now I’m somewhere between a size 10-12. I know some people may think that’s not much, but when you’re short like I am, believe me, it matters … A LOT! I know I have to do something about it, but honestly, I can’t be bothered right now, especially since I’ve realised that the trick there is to wear the right clothes 🙂
12. DREAM HOLIDAY WITH YOUR KIDS?
We’ve been to Disneyland Paris and would love to go to the one in the States, either in California or Florida, especially since we have family and close friends living there.
13. DREAM HOLIDAY WITHOUT YOUR KIDS?
I can’t imagine going on holiday without little T. I’ll end up really missing her. It wouldn’t be a dream holiday if I didn’t have my little girl with me.
14. HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE HAVING KIDS?
A lot. I used to work full-time. I used to have a life. I used to have friends. My life is different now, but I’m loving it too of course. I love being a mum, even though admittedly I don’t really have much of a life outside motherhood. But I’m fine with that too. I’m lucky I had a good career and life before getting married and having her, otherwise I’d probably be feeling different now.
15. FINISH THE SENTENCE “IT MAKES HEART MELT WHEN…”
I see my daughter’s face 🙂
16. WHERE DO YOU SHOP FOR YOUR KIDS?
I buy most of T’s stuff from Zara kids, because I find them really cute and affordable.
17. FAVOURITE MAKE-UP AND SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
I don’t wear make-up. The only skin care products I use are moisturisers and lotion.
18. HUGGIES OR PAMPERS?
Neither. T is six 🙂
19. HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED KIDS?
Yes! Like I mentioned, it would’ve been nice to have more than one, but I’m just really thankful that I have her.
20. BEST PART OF BEING A MUM?
Being with my daughter. I just love every minute of it, even when she’s being difficult.
Thanks for the tag Yvonne!
I’m tagging the following lovely mums if they want to join:
Laura of Dear Bear and Beany
Louise of Little Hearts, Big Love
Laura of Five Little Doves
Jordanne of Life of a Glasgow Girl
Kim of Northumberland Mam
Over to you ladies!