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1. Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum?
I’m currently a working mum. For the majority of mummydom I have been a stay-at-home mum, but I went back to work in April 2013. That said, I am really hoping to go back to being a stay-at-home mum soon!
2. Would you have it any other way?
See above! I really thought I wanted to go back to work (plus I couldn’t afford not to!) however now I would swap back in a heartbeat.
3. Do you co-sleep?
No, never. When Megan was younger we would occasionally pull her into bed with us in the morning for an hour or so extra sleep. However Lily has never been happy to co-sleep.
4. What is your one must have item for your baby?
I don’t technically have a baby any more, even if my girls will always be my babies. However I have to say baby wipes. Even now, at almost 6 and 9, I prefer to have a pack of baby wipes handy in the house.
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
I’ve got two and I only plan to have two. At one time I definitely would have considered having three but I’m very happy with the two I have and wouldn’t have more.
6. Date night? How many nights per month?
Perhaps every other month, or maybe every three? We have plenty of us time and nights in with each other, but only make the effort for an actual date night every now and again.
7. Your child’s favourite show?
Wow this is actually a harder question than you would think. I guess both love the Winx thought we rarely watch it these days. In fact the girls watch so much less TV than they used to. Sadly its been swapped for a computer so I can’t brag.
8. Name one thing you bought before having your baby that you’ve never used?
It’s been a long time since I had a baby so its hard to remember. I would say probably a room thermometer, maybe even some clothes. I’m sure there were actually several things.
9. Your child’s favourite food?
Megan will tell you that chilli con carne is her favourite but I’d probably say macaroni cheese. Lily loves pepperoni pizza, anything chicken, garlic bread… probably her favourite thing is just sandwiches though.
10. How many cars does your family have?
Just one. Our household has two but that’s because my brother currently lodges with us and he has a car. It’s really nothing to do with us as a family though.
11. Weight gain before, during and after pregnancy and now.
Ugh. Before I had Megan I weighed about 9 stone and was about a size 10. In the final days of my pregnancy I think I was actually between a 16-18, though after giving birth I was 16 and ended up as a comfortable 14 a while after. As I’d never properly lost the weight, when I fell pregnant with Lily I ended up even bigger this time (I think between 18-20 at the end of pregnancy). However this time I was determined to lose the weight and managed to get back down to about 9 1/2 stone and a size 10-12. Unfortunately over the years I’ve let it all come back on and I sit at a comfortable size 16 and weight between 12 1/2 to 13 stone. I’m definitely planning to lose some weight this year.
12. Dream holiday with your kids?
Disney World in Florida! Though I’d love to take them to New York, Paris and Rome.
13. Dream holiday without your kids?
I genuinely don’t have one. As much as I love some time away from them, when it comes to a holiday I really love to share the new places with them.
14. How has your life change since having your baby?
I wouldn’t even know where to begin. My first baby was born over 9 years ago, which is almost a decade of my life and a jump from 25 to 34 in my age. I have been married and separated, I think I’m probably a much better person now than I was before (not that I was a bad person before). I’m very content in my life at present.
15. Finish the sentence.. ‘It melts my heart to see..’
The girls looking out for each other. Spending time with each other. Being loving and kind to each other. Their sibling bond is very important to me.
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
I don’t really have a specific place to be honest. If money was no object I think I’d buy the majority of their clothes from Next. I’d buy all their toys from Disney Store!
17. Favourite make up and skincare products?
Confession moment… I don’t have any at all. I am so low maintenance, that I probably actually ought to make more effort. All my make up is years old and not at all branded. I don’t have any skincare products at all!
18. Huggies or Pampers?
I think both have their merits. I remember finding both good for different ages of childhood. That said I often used to use Asda and Tesco’s own brand.
19. Have you always wanted kids?
Yes. I wouldn’t say it was a life goal or aim, but I definitely always wanted to have kids.
20. Best part about being a mum?
I’m not even sure what to pick. I would probably just say knowing that unconditional love really does exist. It’s something you can’t understand or even wrap your head around until its there right in front of you. The way you feel for your child and the way they feel for you. Nothing beats that feeling.
I don’t really know many “new-born” Mummy bloggers to tag, but as for Mummy’s who blog… I tag: