Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Mummy Tag

Mummy Blogging Tag

I've seen this tag on a few blogs now, so figured it was time to give it a go myself...

1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum? 

I work part time as an elected councillor for Torfaen County Borough Council. I've just increased my hours a little by becoming deputy mayor too.


2. Would you have it any other way? 

If I had the money, I wouldn't work - but that doesn't really have anything to do with Marianna! ;)


3. Do you co-sleep? 

No, we never have. Hopefully it will stay that way even once the sides are off the cot and she can wander about in the night.


4. What is your one must-have item for your baby? 

The best thing we bought was the Tippitoes Mini Bath, I can't recommend it highly enough.


5. How many kids do you plan on having? 

One. You can read more on why HERE.


6. Date nights? How often do you have them? 

Somewhere between rarely and never. My mum has Marianna overnight occasionally, but that just gives me time to watch TV and go to bed early!


7. Your child’s favourite show?

Rainbow. It was my fave when I was little too, so she clearly has good taste.

Rainbow


8. Name one thing you brought before you had the baby and never ended up using? 

Baby monitor. I think we used it once, possibly twice at a push. All our walls are paper thin so it was pretty pointless.


9. Your child’s favourite food? 

Mango, plums, strawberries. And chocolate, of course.


10. How many cars does your family have?

None. We can't afford it, and it's only Anthony who can drive anyway.


11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now? 

Yes, yes, and yes. I put on about three stone and ever since it's a cycle of lose some, put it back on, lose it, put it on again, etc, etc, etc. I'll get there, eventually.


12. Dream holiday with your kids? 

Disney! Marianna will be my excuse to act like a big kid myself.


13. Dream holiday without your kids? 

Japan. I'm sure we could fit in a visit to Sea Disney too.


14. How has your life changed since having kids? 

Completely. It's changed my priorities, what I do, and even what I think about. I have trouble remembering how I even filled my time before Marianna came along.


15. Finish the sentence “It makes my heart melt when…” 

Marianna gives me a big cwtch. Or, she does her best to deny all by shaking her head and saying 'oh, no'. It's so cute!


16. Where do you shop for your kids? 

Supermarkets, mostly. Once she's walking I can see myself spending a fortune on stuff from the Little Bird range at Mothercare. It's all just so adorable.


17. Favourite make-up and skincare products? 

I bought an Urban Decay Naked palette a couple of months ago and I wish I had taken the plunge sooner. I also use a lot of Stargazer, Soap and Glory, and Leichner foundations and face powder.


18. Huggies or Pampers?

Neither. We've tried both, but they weren't a patch on Mamia.


19. Have you always wanted kids? 

Yes. We didn't plan to have Marianna exactly when we had her, but I was always certain I wanted children.


20. Best part of being a mum? 

Watching your baby become their own person. It's incredible!




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46 comments:

  1. I love your dream holidays, they are both places I would love to visit x

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  2. I would love to visit Japan too. One day I hope.

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    1. There's just so much cool stuff to do and visit there.

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  3. Disney is a dream holiday with kids for most people us included I never went as a child but hope can with our kids one day

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    1. Definitely - it just looks so magical.

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  4. Japan sounds like such an incredible place to visit, I'm with you there!

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    1. My partner went before we met and I'm always super jealous when he talks about it!

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  5. I loved Rainbow too, but have you ever watched it on Youtube? So many innuendos x

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    1. Haha, I know! Even the regular episodes. Like, there's one about the size of everyone's sausages... xD

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  6. Never heard of this tag - but its great to find out more about you! We'd love to visit Japan as well, but its so expensive to get too!

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  7. I imagine that local councillor and Deputy Mayor probably takes up more time than anyone imagines. I really admire anyone who cares enough to be active in politics and do something about their beliefs.

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    1. Aw, thank you! :3 It is much more full on than I expected. Some people work full time too and I don't know how they do it - I was working part time when I was elected and I just couldn't manage it, what with all the commuting between each job too. x

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  8. What a lovely little insight - thank you for sharing . I can recommend Japan.

    Thanks for linking to #sharewithme - hope to see you next week

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  9. Rainbow is a great choice! I would love to go to disney too, that is definitely one I am saving up for. I will definitely be checking out the challenges :) xxx

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    1. I just think Disney must be so fun, no matter what your age! I'll probably be way more excited to go than Marianna. :)

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  10. Well done on becoming elected councillor for Torfaen County Borough - I am with you on Rainbow too

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  11. I love it how your child is into fruits. Love the idea of healthy snacking.

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    1. I don't know where she gets it from! Lol. She's really good with drinks too, and always asks for water.

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  12. Japan sounds like an amazing place to visit. Great post x
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  13. I used to live in Japan. It's fab! Lovely to read a bit more about you. #FabFridayPost

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  14. Mamia nappies really are the best. Congrats on the deputy mayor job!x

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  15. Our dream holiday is also Disney. Now that little man is a bit older, I bet he would have so much fun! :)
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  16. Well done for being elected mayor that is an incredible feat congratulations xx

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  17. Ah this is fab I love the questions, I love a cwtch with my little one. Haha I remember rainbow, slightly creepy fun! I'm on the constant weight gain train aswell! #Pocolo

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    1. We've got a bunch of the first series of Rainbow now, and the original Bungle is so creepy looking!

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  18. I'd never even heard of Tokyo DisneySea. It looks amazing!

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    1. I used to have a penpal in Tokyo who would send me postcards from Disney - I was so jealous! :)

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  19. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life. I really enjoy interview questions as they bring to the fore things you wouldn't otherwise know about someone. #sharewithme

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    1. Me too - especially the more random ones, because it makes you write about things you normally wouldn't x

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  20. Great answers! Disney is so much fun, we took my son last year and he was 3 and we had the best time! Going to do this tag myself I think :) #fabfridaypost

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    1. Everyone says it's so much fun - it'll just be keeping myself away from the gift shops... ;)

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  21. I love to read posts like this and find out more about people Thanks for sharing #FabFridayPost

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  22. Hehe I had to laugh when I saw Rainbow is your little one's favourite show, that brought back a few memories!
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo xx

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    1. :D Yeah, it's my own fault for introducing her to it!

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  23. This sounds awesome. And huge congratulations too! Love to get to know more about you on this tag. Apologies for the late commenting the hand over of Share With Me to Mummy Fever and the busy half term has me a little behind but never forgetting your amazing support and thanking you for linking up. I hope you will link up again tomorrow for another great round of Share With Me over with Charlotte and keep Share With Me blog hop going long after my hosting. #sharewithme

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    1. Aw, no problem, lovely. I've been so terrible at keeping up with linkies the last few weeks - it's just been so busy. Hopefully I'll be able to link up to a few more this week though. x

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