Mummy Monday – Parental advisory recommended 

I had one of those moments the other day when I didn’t know quite what to say. What do you say when you child comes out with something they really shouldn’t?

My 11 year old son was happily playing on the Xbox when he came out with “I’ve just tea bagged you”.

What??? my husband and I just looked at each other with a “did I just hear that right?” 

We calmly asked him to repeat what he had said, er yes that is exactly what he said. 
Oh dear me, what do you say to that? I know for a fact we certainly have never come out with that around him, where did he get it from from? 

We explained to him that he really shouldn’t be saying that phrase without explaining what it actually meant (we asked him if he new what it meant and he said no). There was no way I was expaibing that one. 

Where do you draw the line though? When I was a kid that would have been a standard bar of soap in the mouth moment. I have to confess aswell that even though it shocked us we couldn’t help laughing out of earshot. That is the last thing I expected my child to come out with. 

The question the whole incident has raised though is how do you deal with indesirable language? I don’t want to draw attention to it, but in the same breath I don’t want to run the risk of him coming out with it at school. 

For now we have explained to him that what he said refers to something very rude, but I really don’t want to explain to him what it actually means. My thoughts are drawn between should we explaining to him why it is something he shouldn’t be coming out with i.e. Do you explain what it actually means, or just tell him don’t say that it’s rude? 

My instinct tells me I want to keep him as innocent for as long as possible, however he is starting secondary school in a few days and I know that innocence is limited. 

For now I feel I have a set standard that I can enforce but how do I extend that beyond the home? Is it naive of me to think that I can? I don’t know? I would like to think that I could encourage my children to refrain from such language but who knows  what they get up to when you are not around. 

I don’t think it helps that the boundaries with which films are  rated are no where near as strict as they used to be. What is now a 12 certainly wouldn’t have passed as that when I was a kid. 

Right now I’m settling for setting clear boundaries of what language is exceptable in the home and what isn’t. I know there is going to come a time when that won’t be so easy. 

How do you deal with bad language? Do you ignore it or would you explain to your child why they shouldn’t be saying it? Help a shocked mummy out here, please! 

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August Favourites

I haven’t actually done a favourites post in a long time, I think maybe June or even May was the last time. I’m on the ball this month though so let’s get started on sharing the things I have been loving in August.

Beauty

  

I am constantly battling with rubbish skin that’s prone to spots and of course that other holy grail the key to anti-ageing. These two products from The Bodyshop’s Teatree range have been helping with the skin clearing aspect of my skincare needs. 

I have been using the Tea Tree skin clearing toner £5 in both the morning and the evening after I have cleansed. It had really helped without drying out my skin. 

The second product I use in the evening before applying my serum and moisturiser. This is the Tea Tree Night clearing Lotion £10. A little pricey but it works. I always keep my eye out for when the Bodyshop has offers on, so I can make a saving. 

In fact I have just ordered both of these products from my friend who is a Body Shop party rep as it is 50% off for the duration of the bank holiday. So if you know someone that is a rep nows the time to order. 

  
Moving on to Make-up, this next product I love love love! This is the Bell Cosmetics BB Mouse Make-up. I have a full review which you can check out in the post here.

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The second make-up item is the Romantic Smoked pallete from Make-up revolution. I love the range of mauve shades, particularly the mattes. Priced at only £4 as well it’s a bit of a steal. If you want to sea this swatched then check out theirs post here

Lastly in beauty are these nail art polishes from L.A.Colors. They make nail art so easy even for someone with a wobbly hand like me. I managed this design all by myself using these. Processed with Moldiv

The easiest place to pick these up is from EBay as they are a US brand. 

T.V

I have just finished watching the entire Sons of Anarchy. I’m sad to see the end of that show, I loved it. I have to say the last series though was rather depressingly brutal. I’m nit sure if I would have ended it the way they did either. If you’ve seen it you know what I’m talking about but I won’t ruin it for those that haven’t. 

My next Netflix addiction is turning out to be Orange Is The New Black. I’m only on episode 4 of season one but I marathoned that in one sitting, good going! 

So that’s a round up of my current favourites. What have you been loving through out August? 

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Your Never too Old to Learn something new

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and came across a picture of a lady in her 80’s having a go at throwing a pot. I didn’t look to closely at first but just noticed that the lady  in the photograph really looked like my Nan. Only on closer inspection I realised it was indeed my Nan. My auntie had shared the picture and captioned it ‘never too old to try something new’. Everything about that picture had me going ‘wow’, It was inspiring. 

There have been so many times when I have doubted my capabilities and thought that I had missed my chance in life. 

I think we look back at our days at school and think that what we achieved there is set in stone and cannot be improved upon. I didn’t go to university but straight out into the world of work. It wasn’t a great Job either, I took a waitressing job as a temporary position, till something better came along. Shortly after this though I fell pregnant with my Daughter so any career hopes were put on hold. I was to have 3 children by the time I was 25, my life was dedicated to being a Mum and just taking Jobs that fitted around the kids and my husbands career. 

I’d be lieing if I said I was completely happy with how my life had panned out. There were times when I absolutely resented my husband for the fact that he had achieved  what he wanted out of life. I often felt that I was the one making the sacrifices and he was living his dreams. Actually though he just had the get up and go to push himself to achieve his goals. He said he was going to complete a Triathlon, and guess what he did it not just once but so far he has completed four. 


Really the only person holding me back was myself. It was about breaking that mentality that I had missed out on opportunities. I have   done a lot of soul searching in the past few years and finally realised this. 

So far I have enrolled with Open University to study for a BA in Business Studies. My grades so far are good. I’ve surprised myself by actually how good. 

Starting this blog has also been a huge learning curve. Who new I could build a whole website all by myself?  With that has come new skills in the form of learning about SEO and coding. A year ago I couldn’t have imagined myself doing this, but I am, and learning new things every day. 

I’m also teaching myself to knit, that’s coming along slowly but I’m improving all the time. 

Next year I hope to complete a mini triathlon, providing I keep on top of my leg/hip injury. 

 
The moral of the story though, it’s never too late to learn new things. Life may throw the odd curve ball at us but ultimately if we push ourself we can achieve those dreams and goals. My new attitude is Dream, Plan, Do! 

If my Nan is still learning new skills then I can too. That picture on Facebook has reminded me of this. The only thing that is going to hold me back is my negative attitude, I’m just going to have to keeping batting that away. 

Don’t ever tell yourself that you are too old to learn a new skill. That desire to learn is the first building block in achieving your goals. Age is irrelevant and that saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” it’s wrong because this bitch is owning it right now! 

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This girl’s on a spending ban – stat!

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Sometimes in life we all get a bit spendy, which is fine as long has you have the money to do so. Trouble is sometimes we spend a bit too  much and fail to save anything for those longer term financial goals. I promised myself at the start of the year that I would be more sensible with my money as I wanted to have a little nest egg set aside. Unfortunately that nest is still empty, whoops!

This is why I have decided to stick myself on a self-imposed spending ban. I need to bump start my savings pot. This may sound like a funny time to start, especially with the summer holidays coming up, but I know I can find ways to still have fun on my family holidays without spending out on unnecessary extras. You know the ones I mean, I don’t need to be buying new books or all those toiletry minis we tell our selves we need. No that usual pre holiday trip is not happening.

Instead I shall be doing my best to save my ‘pocket money’, yes I’m 33 and I called it that, but that is the type of ban I am imposing. The kids are not going to lose out on holiday treats, though I am challenging myself to do this with as little financial outlay as possible.

I’m not in any fear of running out of any items I consider necessary as part of my beauty regime. I have a big enough stash from my ‘Oh, l’m just buying this to review for the blog’. Don’t judge we’ve all used that excuse!

I’m actually quite excited about this and am using it as opportunity to challenge myself. Keep your eyes peeled for related blog posts including a project 10 pan, shop my stash posts e.t.c.

If you want to follow my progress then don’t forget you can  follow me on Bloglovin.

If you also are on a spending ban feel free to comment and leave your link below, we can always give each other some support.

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