Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Childhood Tag


Mulberry Bush recently created this really adorable tag called The Childhood Tag. As you probably know by now if you keep up to date with my posts, I'm a sucker for a good get to know me tag, so when Emma emailed me asking me to take part, I was happy to oblige. 
Here goes!

1. What were you not expecting/not prepared for before becoming a parent?
I don't think you can ever be truly prepared for parenthood to be honest, no matter how much research you do, the experience from being pregnant to being a mum was so surreal, I guess the main thing I wasn't prepared for was the flood of emotions that hit you right after giving birth. I was happy, sad, anxious, scared and excited all at once, it was so odd!

2. What is your main piece of advice for new parents? 
Don't be too hard on yourself! The first couple of months are pretty difficult and it may take you and your baby a little while to find your footing, but don't be alarmed, you're doing great. 

3. How do you encourage family time at home? 
If I moan at Dane enough to get off his games, he will eventually and we try to get out and about as a family whenever the weather permits it - otherwise, we play indoors and make sure we spend at least a few hours every day together with no technology in the way.

4. How do you balance being a blogger with parental duties? 
I wouldn't say I'm balancing it very well at the moment! I tend to have to squeeze in any blogging priorities whenever Cass goes down for a nap and some days there's just too much to do in the house that I end up completely neglecting my blog... but luckily I'm doing it more for myself than for making money so it doesn't stress me out too much if I miss a few days. 

5. What was your favourite toy growing up? 
I have the worst memory of my childhood so I don't really know, although one that I do remember was this one giant brown teddy called Asda that I got from Asda (funnily enough ;P) that used to come everywhere with me so I'm gonna go with that!

6. Have you kept any of your toys from childhood? 
I don't have him at my house but my dad still has Asda if that counts?

7. What are your children's favourite toys? 
Anything other than his actual toys... :')
He LOVES playing with baby wipes at the moment, he eats the packet, pulls out the wipes and cleans himself, bless him, it's super cute! He also quite likes his sensory ball, even if he mainly just throws it at Nobu, haha.

8. Do you actively limit the amount of screen time your kids have? 
I do try! Me and Dane were adamant that we wouldn't let Cassius sit in front of the tv/ipad/phone until he was at least 2 but alas, life isn't that simple and sometimes when you need 5 minutes to prepare his milk or to go for a wee, we do fall victim to setting him up with Peppa Pig or Timmy Time. I am making sure it's never more than 1 episode though as I don't want him addicted to technology too young - he needs to grow up like we did, actually going outside and getting dirty instead of playing apps all bloody day.

9. How do you reduce plastic waste in your home? - Reusable bottles, buying wooden toys, avoiding excessive food packaging, etc.? 
I hate to admit this but I'm actually terrible at reducing plastic waste at home because no matter how hard I try to prevent it, everyone buys us toys that come in ridiculously big plastic packaging and my mum tends to do the majority of the food shopping so I'm not always in control of avoiding excessive food packaging. I'm always reusing bottles if that makes any difference? I really do need to try harder at this :')

10. What advice would you give to parents who want to start blogging? 
Don't be disheartened if you don't manage to get a post out when you'd planned too. Being a mum means being on call 24/7 for your little human and sometimes things don't go to plan and you don't get that extra time in your day to enjoy a cuppa tea and write out a post but that's totally okay. Just do you and post when you can and the people that love your content will understand. It's not easy being a super-mum!

Tag you’re it! Since Mulberry Bush created this tag and Emma passed the tag onto me, I am going to continue the game by tagging anyone that wants to join in!



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4 comments

  1. I loved reading this tag even though I'm not a mum or planning on being anytime soon. The lack of screen time is so lovely to hear, I work with kids and I'm always trying to drag them away from screens; they're so addicted!

    Chloe x

    www.yourschloe.co.uk

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    1. Thanks hun :) I know, it's so hard and I'm constantly feeling guilty for pushing it on him when I need them extra minutes but he has the concentration of a goldfish otherwise! x

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  2. Ooh! What a lovely tag! I agree word for word especially about screen time, for 5 minutes to get food prepared you have no choice! But now Little A is at the stage that TV doesn’t distract her if I need to leave the room, she just wants to be nearby 😊 thanks for sharing x

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

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    1. I should have tagged you really, but I was too lazy to go sifting through contacts, consider yourself tagged though lovely! :)
      Oh gosh I dread the day that Cass is no longer distracted by the tv, as bad as that sounds, I love having him with me 24/7 but it's so hard to get the little things done when all he wants to do is bounce on me, haha x

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