I read the daily mail, I know, how could I! Worst newspaper (if you could call it that) in publication.. but in the mornings or quiet times of my day I browse it out of boredom and there was an article on it about a young 15 year old girl who decided to jump in front of a train because her eating disorder had won.

And it really got me thinking about a few of my biggest fears as a parent, how will I cope if my daughters or son is wasting away in front of my eyes and how I will deal with it when it happens.

Parenting like anything is a learning curve, whatever you do wrong with your first you avoid with the second and make completely new mistakes, and looking back on my own childhood, I was an only child, a few mistakes had been made to mold the person I am today.

Reading that article about the 15 year old girl made me realize bullies are unavoidable and will pick apart the one thing you are most insecure about (in my case my weight) and create hell for you, so apart of you hopes that you show your children that the bullies cannot get to you which of course is easier said than done.

I tell my daughter she is beautiful and I tell my son to be proud of his birthmark under his chin but I worry will that be enough, will my encouragement be enough for them to ignore the bullies and hopefully tell someone that someone is being mean to them. Being bullied myself in school and in life I can’t help but be scared for them and their future… 

Which also leads onto another parent fear of mine, what if my child becomes a bully? How will I deal with that, seeing my son or daughters pick on someone else because of their size or cultural background, and respect people for whatever they believe, even if they themselves do not agree with it.

I really just have to hope that I’ve been a good parent, to the best of my ability, which is tough when you yourself suffered with eating issues in the past and even today, I do tell them time and time again that if they have any problems they can talk to me.
Parenting is so stressful as every day is a different challenge and another thing will spring to mind to make me worry but I guess I will just keep on trying my best at it.

Mummy Cat x


I’ve just been far to busy that I once again forgot about Photograph Friday!! Not to worry.. I have this to share this week.

Over the past seven or so weeks we’ve been growing tomatoes from seeds A brought home from school, I’m not the most green fingered person so I was sure death would occure but here we are, weeks down the line and they are growing wonderfully!

My mum has taken them to repot them and bring one back so we can continue growing them and hopefully have actual tomatoes!!! 

Until Next time

Mummy Cat x


I don’t mind a dummy, when I was first pregnant with my now 7 year old I was rather against them, I didn’t think I would need one (I also thought I could successfully breastfeed but that’s another tale), I would see older children with them and it really put me off..

How different was my view after I had my son! He loved to suck, me, my husbands little finger, his own baby hands, anything and everything, I was trying to feed him and my poor boobs were getting cracked and broken because of him being constantly attached to me.. shortly before we switched to formula we got a dummy.

It was a mam dummy, I gave my mum the strict instructions to find one that would be discreet and cute, and mam didn’t disappoint! Three years down the line he still had it but we began the process of saying goodbye to our beloved ‘gee’ (or gii, as my husband spells it). We finally said goodbye after it got a bit dirty and caused his upper lip to get sore, he put it in the bin and it was gone! 

With my second child however, I wanted to get a dummy straight away, mam do smaller sized dummies for smaller mouths which was perfect, I made it out like it was a gift from the older child to the youngest, she was harder to persuade to say goodbye to ‘gee’ (gii) and it took her until the summer before she turned four to say goodbye, we somehow got her to understand she didn’t need it and was a big girl and after explaining things she herself put the dummy in the bin!

I am now here with baby 3, she’s only 1 so I am in no rush to say goodbye just yet to her comfort but I think with my past experiences with ditching the dummy, It will be a smooth transition… I hope!! But they often say all children are different and how one went won’t dictate how the other one will be like!

I don’t have any real tips on ditching a dummy, besides just waiting until the child understands, much like potty training, they will do things in their own time.

Until next time

Wishing she knew then what she knows now…

Mummy Cat x


How is it May already? Goodness I am not prepared for how fast this year has gone! 

We went to the dreaded hell known as ToysRus the other day, purely because we had some vouchers that needed spending before they ran out, K got a Dinotrux, A got a Belle doll and R got some wooden letter blocks as I currently have an obsession with wooden toys… mainly after I won a Grimms Rainbow from eBay..

We also went to mothercare for more toys (do they really need that many?!) as once again more vouchers required spending, just for R this time and she got some more wooden blocks and some rattly things.. I also admired a Bugaboo Buffalo (not allowed one sadly)
For the May day (which is when this post was done) my wonderful husband Mr S is taking the eldest two to their nans for their weekly visit, this usually happens on a Sunday but as it’s a bank holiday and he’s got a few days off, they’re making the visit today.. can’t wait for a bit of me and R time.. hopefully she had a nap so I can crack on with washing (and watching all the stuff I’ve recorded hah)

I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday!

Until next time.

Mummy Cat x


(Actually on a Friday this week!!) 

This week I haven’t taken that many photos with my Nikon, but I did take this photo of the blossom with my phone.

It’s hard to believe that we are so close to summer now, when spring took an age to get here.

Mummy Cat.