Author Archives: One Messy Mama

Arty Apple Bespoke & Personlised Crafts – Review

Arty Apple ‘Specialising in bespoke, personalized gifts and nursery decor that are affordable, good quality and most importantly designed to suit each and every little one that I make them for. Everything is lovingly made by hand and can be created to suit particular color schemes, nursery and bedroom themes or to match to favorite things. Made with the same… Read more »

So What If My Boys Are Adopted…

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Before I say anything else, let me make an opening confession… This is an incredibly emotional and difficult post for me to write. So forgive me if I get a little carried away at points, or if something might come across a little too strongly. I am a blogger, and while that may not seem like much to some people, it works for me…. Read more »

Pregnancy Discomforts No-One Wants to Talk About

I never thought I would find myself in this position again. This pregnancy sure was a blessed surprise. So much so that I had forgotten (put out of my mind) what pregnancy is like.  Obviously we remember how it all went down. But there are some… erm… uncomfortable situations that we tend to want to forget/not talk about. 5 Pregnancy… Read more »

Little Tikes – Product Review

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There is nothing more daunting than 4 months of snow. Trying to figure out creative ways to occupy children is enough to cause any mother to hide in her closet, while her minions release their pent up energy and destroy the home! Luckily for me Bettertoyz sent this mama some much needed time (sanity) savers by Little Tikes. We actually love… Read more »

Tech Free Road Trip Hacks

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A few months ago we decided to take a road trip across 8 States. Not only was it a great way to see the country we had moved to, but it was also a great way to unplug from our daily responsibilities and spend some time together as a family. (Something we had not done in a while) We decided… Read more »

Teaching Our Children How To Set Achievable Goals.

Surrounded by all the New Year hype, I can’t help thinking about my achievements, my failures, and even my hopes for dreams yet to be achieved. I’m reminded of all the NY resolutions of my past, you know… The ones that sadly didn’t make it. I guess we all have some of these, right? Resolutions that never made it past January 31st… It got… Read more »

Will My Children Always Talk to Me?

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I’ve been pondering this question for a while now. I suspect that, as my kids get older, they might not always want to tell me what’s on their hearts. Even now, while they are still very young, the news they share about their day at school or time they spent playing with friends are becoming more vague. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m nagging, and that… Read more »

Raising Little Ladies

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Last week I wrote a post “Raising My Sons to be Gentlemen“… and, while I was writing that post, I confess that I was imagining what gentlemen my daughters would end up marrying one day. It’s hard to separate the idea of what kind of men you want your boys to be, from the idea of what kind of men you want… Read more »

An early morning hijack…

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This all feels pretty clandestine, but I promise it is with good intentions! I am hijacking my incredible wife’s blog for a second because I have something quite precious to share with you – about her – that I know she would be far too modest to ever talk about. I’ll keep it brief, since she’ll be heading downstairs any… Read more »

Children Make Christmas Magical – Book Review – The Night Before Christmas.

There is something quite wonderful about sharing Christmas with children! The unbridled excitement, the genuine belief in all things magical, the pure joy at every opened gift… watching children celebrate and enjoy Christmas is nothing short of spectacular! Their sense of awe and wonderment! Of innocent belief in something far greater than ourselves! Sure, Christmas has always been a special holiday for… Read more »