The Mummy Tag
Last month I was tagged in The Mummy Tag by Laura Summers from Laura’s Lovely Blog. Thanks, Laura. I love taking part in posts like this and here are my answers.
What Is The Mummy Tag?
The Mummy Tag is an opportunity for bloggers who are tagged to write a blog post all about their life as a Mum. Here is my chance to answer the questions set to me by Laura!
Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum?
Well, that’s a tricky question. I stay home due to illness but I also work hard on the blog so I guess I’m a bit of both.
Would you have it any other way?
If I didn’t have the illness and conditions I have I might go back to being a teacher but I’m loving blogging and if and when my health improves, I think I want to be home for my daughter Sylvia.
Do you co-sleep?
I co-slept with Sylvia a lot when she was younger. For 5 years I was a single mum and we spent a lot of time together. She had her own bed but many times we would just sleep together in my big double bed and I loved it. Now she is eight she likes to sneak into my bed from time to time but is happy in her own sleeping space too.
What is your one must-have item for your baby?
Well, when Sylvia was a baby, I liked her dummy. It was something she loved and really helped to comfort her. Some don’t like them but I did.
How many kids do you plan on having?
When I was younger I wanted seven. My sister has six. However, due to my health, I’m happy with Sylvia. If we get the opportunity I’d love to have one or two more kids but it may not happen. We shall see. I’d love to adopt one day.
Date nights? How often do you have them?
We try to have a date night on Friday’s once Sylvia is in bed and John and I will watch a movie together but sometimes end up on the sofa next to each other and blogging.
Your child’s favourite show?
Sylvia really loves Operation Ouch. It’s all about the human body, anatomy and medical things. I enjoy it too.
Name one thing you brought before you had the baby and never ended up using?
Great question. I think that we used everything we bought for Sylvia when she was a baby. I think we did have too many little hats though.
Your child’s favourite food?
Sylvia really likes pizza and loves pizza wedges and salad as a treat. She also loves fish fingers, fish pie and shepherds pie.
How many cars does your family have?
One. We have one lovely car and it gets us from A to b. I have a goal to get a new one in a few years.
Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?
I gained more weight after my pregnancy and was always yo-yo-ing between 16-17 stone until I was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency and ended up massive. My highest weight was 21.7 stone and now I’m just around 16.
Dream holiday with your kids?
My dream holiday would be to take Sylvia to visit my sister and my 6 nieces and nephews in New Zealand. One day we will do this.
Dream holiday without your kids?
I would love to go to the Maldives and just relax and have treatments and massage and swim in the sea.
How has your life changed since having kids?
Well, I became unwell after I gave birth and that caused pituitary damage and illness so I’ve never been 100% well since I became a mum but it was worth it. I’d do it again to have my daughter she is the best.
Finish the sentence “It makes heart melt when…”
Sylvia tells me how much she loves me.
Where do you shop for your kids?
I love to go to Asda and Tesco. We get our shoes from Clarks and I like fancy items too such as Rachel Riley dresses and dresses from House of Fraser and Debenhams, but we do have to budget.
Favourite make-up and skincare products?
I like eyeliner. Black. For skincare, I don’t use anything at the moment.
Huggies or Pampers?
To be honest I’ve not used either for Sylvia. We used reusable nappies and in New Zealand, I used Japanese nappies which were such good quality compared to UK nappies. Sylvia has not had nappies in 5 years.
Have you always wanted kids?
Yes, I have always wanted a small army of kids.
THE Best part of being a mum?
Having Sylvia and watching her grown and develop and be happy. I love to see her happy.
If you’d like to learn more about me then you may enjoy reading the following articles!
I’m the mother who wanted a baby
Single Parenting, Don’t judge me because I’m a single mother
Feeling Like A Bad Mother When It’s Not True
Experiences of an unwell mother
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
Laura's Lovely Blog says
I love these posts and learning more about people. I hope one day you are well enough to have your small army of kids that would be amazing 🙂 Thanks for doing the tag x
Thanks Laura. I hope so too!
Rebecca | AAUBlog says
these posts are so fun to read. I’d love a child-free trip to the Maldives too – maybe one day?! x
I do enjoy blog tags and yes I agree the Maldives sounds fab!
Lauren Belle du Brighton says
I adore reading posts like this that give you an insight into peoples lives and their mummy life too! Nothing beats your child telling you they love you does it?
I’m glad you enjoyed my post. I agree, It’s wonderful to have a child who adores and loves you!
emma amoscato says
Six kids, wow! I hope you can have another child or adopt one day. I think adopting would be amazing.
Yes.. I WOULD LOVE LOTS OF KIDS BUT IT NOT MEANTG TO BE. I will one day have more though.
Some great insights! We can all relate to a lot of these mummy answers, thanks for sharing!
Thanks. I think every mum is different but we can sure learn from each other and take what we want and choose what is best for us!
Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist says
Aw lovely to get to know you better and about Sylvia’s baby years! I’m glad you wrote that about the dummy, I’m very pro-dummy, but it’s always something I never admit as I always get comments that you shouldn’t use them blah blah. For me it was a life saver, really soothed Tyler and made him an easy-going child! xx
Thanks Sabrina. Yes some people are very anti dummy but it really was something that worked well for my family and did not harm Sylvia. 🙂 It really did help. Have a great week.
I too love a bit of Asda shopping!
Oh me too. I love the kids clothing section.
So interesting! Cannot wait to take part 🙂
Oh that’s great. Please do let me know when your post is out.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I would love to go to New Zealand too. It would be such a fun adventure for kids.
Thanks…. NZ is a fab place.
I’d love to go to New Zealand. Loved reading your answers x
Thanks Amanda. Glad you enjoyed the post.
Kerry Norris says
Love reading things like this. I haven’t heard of that tv show. I’ll have to look out for that as I’m sure we’d like it. New Zealand is on our list too x
Oh thanks Kerry. New Zealand is lovely. I want to go home one day to visit.