Stuck for what to buy the man in your life? Check out @idle - they've got a great selection of mens style for a reasonable price. I've written about some of the gifts I got for the Hubby over on the blog.
Being the mum of a teen is tough, especially when they get to the stage of not talking to you. My eldest is just 13 and he doesn't talk to me, he won't share what he's doing at school or anything about his friends. While I know it's a stage but it doesn't make it any easier to cope with. Over on the blog today I'm talking about the stresses of having a teen that doesn't talk to you and how you can cope with it. It involves lots of me-time to relieve the stress! ⠀ Do you have a teen that doesn't talk to you? How do you cope?
This is a photo of me in Orlando a few years ago - don't I look happy? I was at my slimmest, I was healthy, and best of all I knew what I wanted to do. Since then there have been a few bumps in the road but I'm getting there and have learned what my purpose is. Being diagnosed with cervical cancer, being cleared of cervical cancer, and being able to be more active again has helped me focus on what is most important. ⠀ With the kids at school I can focus on me and think about what I want. When was the last time you thought about YOU?⠀ http://www.morganprince.com/2017/11/finding-yourself.html ⠀
I know there are lots of opinions about letting kids be kids and I don't disagree with that but what I do think is we should help our children do as well as they can in their schools. That's why the Hubby and I supplement our children's school learning with home learning - we help where we can. We use apps like @smartickmethod that helps their maths. I've written about how we help our children's education over on the blog today http://www.morganprince.com/2017/11/supplement-school-learning.html.⠀ ⠀ Do you do extra homework with your kids or do you let them leave school at school? ⠀
Since the boys went back to school I've been trying to lose weight and so far I've been doing pretty well. It's all about counting the calories for me... oh and exercise. But funnily enough I've been enjoying getting on the treadmill and hitting my daily targets. Over on the blog I've written my health update for month 2 - here's how I've been getting on: http://www.morganprince.com/2017/11/health-update-month-2.html
This is me at about 6 years old... Look at that hair! I HATED it. For a very long time I hated so much about myself and it's taken a lot of effort to learn to LOVE myself. These days I like to focus on the good things about me, like how I LOVE my hair now. It's a colour that suits me, it's manageable even at a long length, and best of all it is SO me. ⠀ So often we wake in a morning, look in the mirror and hate our reflection. Today, over on the blog, I'm challenging you to find just 1 thing you LOVE about yourself. Will you take the challenge?⠀ I'd love to hear what you love about yourself?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Get more than just stocking fillers from @sportsdirectuk this #christmas ⠀ Great selection of £5 gifts too! ⠀ ⠀ http://www.morganprince.com/2017/11/not-stocking-fillers-from-sports-direct.html #sdfiverchallenge @britmums
Whenever I’m following a recipe I wonder why my meal didn’t turn out looking like the picture on the recipe. But with a bit of thinking I’ve worked out why... I wrote about it on the blog http://www.morganprince.com/2017/11/meal-not-like-recipe.html
I love getting hampers at Christmas, it's just so... special. Pulling the items out of a box and thinking how nice it will be when you get to eat/drink them. I was so pleased when I got to try out the @prestigehampersuk hamper - the cookies are SO tasty! 😍⠀ ⠀ What would be in your favourite luxury hamper?⠀
Join @lifeat139a and I for #pocolo and help distract me from the fact that BP is in France! http://www.morganprince.com/2017/11/10-post-comment-love.html
BP is about to go abroad on a school trip and I couldn't be more terrified. Yes, he's 13. Yes, he's been away from home before.⠀ ⠀ But this time it seems more real. Like somehow he's more grown up. ⠀ ⠀ And yet he's still my baby. How did he get to be big enough to do stuff like this?!⠀ ⠀ I know one thing, this next week is going to teach me a lot about being a parent. About learning to let them go. ⠀ ⠀ I've written about it here: http://bit.ly/2y8r9qw
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Check out @giftsonline4u - there are some gorgeous personalised engraved gifts! Link to review in bio.
I think I've got a budding photographer on my hands! 👍🏻😊
Fetching LP from school in the pouring rain because there's a power cut at school. 😭
Continuing my crafts I'm creating something for my niece.
It's great to stay motivated and the lovely ladies in the #sparkleonmama Facebook group keep me going. With theirs and @michellereevescoaching encouragement I've made another thing. And I love it! ❤️
I've been working on crafts lately and took the first steps to creating something. Here's my first one 😁❤️
What would your perfect week look like? Hot Coffee? ☕️ Chat with friends? 😀 Peace and quiet? 🎉 Over on the blog today I'm revealing what my perfect week would look like. Come say hi and tell me about yours.
Got a delivery today which means I can start putting ideas and things together. 😁🎉
We are back home taking LP for another bike ride. I can't believe how fast he's picked it up. I'm loving the sunshine and clear blue skies today and I'm looking forward to seeing my mum and dad later. 😁
Here's just one of the (many!) drinks we enjoyed at @bungabungaldn last week. Old fashioned - because we love bourbon. Not only was it tasty but we totally wanted more too! Wish I could go back next week... Really must get babysitters sorted. 😉
Writing anything when you love creative writing is wonderful but writing that story that you've held inside is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Let it out peeps!
The Hubby and I stayed at @hubhotels last week so we could go to Bunga Bunga. Not only was it a lovely room but I decided if I was to stay in London again, say for #BML17 (!), then I'd definitely want to stay here! Awesome rooms, comfortable bed, couldn't ask for anything more. Check out my vlog over on Youtube: https://youtu.be/LjXZe0Ge560 😄
Some people are wise before their years, others it takes years to acquire, but I think really it's about understanding life. And the only way to understand it is to live it!
Wish the weather would clear up so I can wear my fabulous comfy sandals from @jdwfashion again. All this rain is annoying, it *is* supposed to be summer right?
What a quote! It is SO right, right? When you learn about something and truly understand it is like lighting a fire within. If it's something you truly care about you are fired up and want to learn more. You can get passionate about things when you learn more. Have you lit your fire yet?
This tiny little guy was sitting on top of our garden bin when we were tidying the garden around the pool. I couldn't help myself, I had to snap a photo. Isn't he just so cute?!
Your past may be dark, you may think that it has ruined your life and you can never get away from it. But you can. YOU can make the changes, YOU can change your attitude. Your past is just that, in the past. It does not need to ruin your present or future. Take hold of your life now.
I walk past these gorgeous flowers every day when we take LP out on his bike. They're so vibrant and colourful I smile every time I see them. I have no idea what they are but they're gorgeous. 😍