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When The Toddler Tried To Break Me.

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Life, Love, Mumma, Toddler / / 0 comments

Right people… Hands up who has a toddler!! *Throws both hands up into the air and shakes them about wildly* And hands up who sometimes thinks that toddlers were ONLY put on this earth to test the absolute frick out of you?!! *Throws hands up in the air SO HARD this time that I fear my arms may disconnect themselves from my actual body* Well, let me tell you a story or two. About the times when the toddler tried to absolutely break me. (more…)

Oh My Beautiful Baby Girl. All The Things That I Wish For You.

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog, Life, Love / / 0 comments

Oh my beautiful baby girl. When I found out I was pregnant with you, I was excited beyond measure. I imagined who you would be. What you would look like. Who you would grow into. I didn’t know if you were a boy or girl, but I assumed you would be a boy. I don’t know why. So the day we found out that you WERE a girl brought with it a mixture of both excitement and apprehension. Want to read about my pregnancy? Well, check out my Diary of A Crazy Pregnant Lady here.  Firstly, I was so excited about what lay ahead. I could picture our future together. The things we would do. The things we could share. One day you will have your own family, your own babies. And I will be there for you, not so much by your side, but to help you whenever and however you need me. Yes, I could see it all the second I knew you would be my sweet baby girl. But I was nervous. Because I knew that life may be harder for you than it would be if you were a boy. That more will be expected of ...

Diary Of A Crazy Baby – Fourteen Months Old

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog, Diary Of A Crazy Baby, Love, Mumma / / 0 comments

What has happened to my baby? I don’t know where she has gone, but when I went to get her up a few mornings ago I found a little almost toddler type person in her place. One who was howling in rage because her brother is in her cot with her and trying to give her a kiss. A kiss? Who hates kisses? Sigh. #MummaNeedsAffection (more…)

The Shit They Don’t Tell You About Parenthood.

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog, Life, Love, Mumma, Toddler / / 0 comments

People, people, people. Sighs *shakes head*. I am SHOCKED over here, and I honestly think that my brain is starting to go numb from all of these thoughts about parenthood. Oh, wait… the numbness could just be because I don’t sleep any more due to a toddler who desperately tries to move himself into our bedroom at least 4000 times a night. Yes, but what are you shocked about? You ask. Well, let me tell you, I creepily reply, whilst sitting on the toilet with another tiny person on my lap who has their whole body essentially wrapped around mine. #NoPrivacyEver (more…)

Diary Of A Crazy Baby – 11 Months Old

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog, Diary Of A Crazy Baby, Love, Mumma / / 0 comments

Oh. My. God. Becky. Look. At. My. Baby. She is sooooooooo big. #TellMeYouGetIt And I ain’t lying, because the babe is 11 months old now. Whaaaaaaaaaa??!!!! ELEVEN MONTHS OLD?! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Actually to tell the truth – at the time of writing this, she is in fact just 9 days shy of being one freaking year old. #Oops I honestly don’t know how I really feel about it…I mean, I feel so many emotions right now, that I may possibly explode and splatter weirdness all over the wall. #TooFarEllynTooFar (more…)

When Kids Are Accidentally Hilarious

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Love, Mumma, Toddler / / 0 comments

There are so many things that make me laugh hysterically in this life. You know, like people falling over. Epic dog fails. And just about anything and everything to do with kids. Kids, whether they mean it or not are so innocently and so hilariously funny. They fall over a lot, get easily scared a heck of a lot, and they ask the most curious questions, COMPLETELY without a filter which gets me Every. Single. Damn. Time. (more…)

The TERRIBLE things that you should NEVER do with Troublesome Toddlers

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Life, Love, Mumma, Toddler / / 0 comments

Well. Toddlers, hey? They say that the hardest part of parenting is at the start, when you know absolutely NOTHING and are thrown into the deep end regardless. When you are left to flounder about aimlessly with no idea how to cope with this major change in your world that has arrived LITERALLY without warning. #WellExceptForTheWarningThatThePreviousNineMonthsMayHaveGivenYou (more…)


Instagram post 2116758187051810548_2224857444 * F R I Y A Y  L E S S O N ! *
I’m feeling super tired at the moment. Work is getting super busy again so much so that I feel like I’m barely getting anything ACTUALLY done...
And our weekends are jam packed with ALL of the things. 🥅☕️🛒🧘🏻‍♀️🏀⚽️🧺🥪🍲🍷
I’m exhausted. And if I am, I bet you are too. 😴
So what do I do when I am too tired to emotionally face life and adulthood?
I catch up with family that I adore at a play centre and let the kids entertain themselves for a few hours. I buy them hot chips for lunch. I buy them a gingerbread man each (and eat most of The Girls myself). We spend time doing nothing...❤️
We put the TV on this afternoon while the girl slept, and I hugged my son pretty much all afternoon. It’s been bloody glorious.
I’m still tired, but my heart is full ❤️
So the lesson is, when ur feeling exhaustedly freaking exhausted, then try to slow the heck down.
Yes, chill the frick out. And spend time with those you love and those that make your soul shine again ❤️
It will fill your cup again... 😘❤️
Tag a friend who fills YOUR cup...
I’m tagging some mumma’s who fill mine whether they know it or not ❤️
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19 months old. 19 freaking months old. .
The sweet girl has grown up so much in the last month, and is turning into such a little person now.
One that runs, laughs, is cheeky, demands to dress herself (horribly I might add), and one who loves everyone around her with every bone in her body.
She is the sweetest little girl, and gives the best cuddles.
She also gives the best open palmed slaps. And by “best” I totally mean the worst. It’s the pits. Slaps suck.
Oh, and she dances with more enthusiasm than I do when I desperately chase chocolate crumbs in the pantry after a particularly rough day.
So, head to the blog post via the link below, and then come back and tell me - do you have a little person in your life now?
What cheeky little monkey things are they up to? Leave a comment below as I would love to hear all about it xxx
Ps. Rad 📸 by only-slighter-older-than-19-months-legend @jessworrallphotography .
Stunning headband by @luluandmilly .
Cost knit by @targetaus (old)
Instagram post 2110974871459367257_2224857444 * T H E S E  T W O *
Not that you can tell in this particular pic because The Boy is howling in disgust over being asked to “smile” and The Girl has totally body slammed him UFC style in annoyance that he is ruining her moment in front of the camera, but these two love each other so much. ❤️
I can see it in the way that The Girl runs around the house every day stopping occasionally to breakdance or yell at anyone around her to pick her up. #SahFreakingBossy ... but as soon as The Boy disappears from her view she starts calling out for him “Aheeeee! Where aaaaah oooooo?!”. 💓💓
She hates not being near him. She misses him. Probably just misses giving him a good old whack on the head to be honest... Or the bum. #TheseTwoAreSoWeirdTogetherLikeThat 😂
But long story short, she will not rest until he is by her side again. Or until someone distracts her with food. 🍗
#totallymychild .
But, their relationship is changing a little bit now that the girl is getting older. She is getting bossier (ermagawd how do you get bossier than bossy?)... and this means that now they take TURNS pushing each other out of my lap so they can hop in it instead. It ain’t just a one sided affair anymore. .
Ps, they do that purely just to annoy the shit out of each other, not ACTUALLY because they want affection from their SECOND favourite parent... aka. ME... 😫
But most of the day they spend time playing together, and cuddling each other, and they are beautiful to watch. They both snuggle in,
wrap their arms around each other and rest their sweet heads against one another. It’s so peaceful. ❤️
And in those moments I see everything that I hoped for when I became a mum. A family full of love. Children full of joy. Besties. .
And it makes me feel happy. And fulfilled. And a little like I need a wee #mumlife 🤦🏻‍♀️💦
I’m so grateful for these two babies of mine, and I hope they stay besties forever... ❤️❤️❤️
Whose babes are besties? Tell me all about how much they love each other in the comments below 🙌🏻❤️
Instagram post 2109491710485487865_2224857444 * O H  Y E R  I T S  G A M E
T I M E ! *
Oh hey guys! *waves madly and trips over* #DamnitSigh
I thought I’d play a game with you on this cold cold winters night tonight ...❤️
The game is called “Lie Or Fact, Motherfactor!!” *shouts loudly*
It’s where I tell you three random facts about myself and one lie and YOU have to pick the lie. .
Squeeeeeeel! So excited. Coz games are motherfacting fun 😂
So here we go... .
1. When I was young I used to go red in the face just thinking about going red. ☺️
2. I eat my favourite foods on the right side of my mouth. 😬
3. My mum sometimes accidentally calls me Eric (and we don’t know anyone named Eric)
4. I have the same jumper in 4 different colours coz it’s comfy
5. I don’t like fruit salad. It’s dumb. .
Sooo, head to the comment below and have a guess which number is the big old fat LIE!! And you will win ... absolutely nothing except the satisfaction of knowing your a clever clogs. And a Queen Motherfactor 👑 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️
Ps Rad 📸 by the Motherfactor fact checker @jessworrallphotography
Instagram post 2108038252750263283_2224857444 * B L O G  T I M E ! *
Yep, you heard it… I have one of those children that I never imagined that I would actually have.
I have… shockingly… A Stage Five Clinger. .
I know, crazy right? With a Mumma as footloose and fancy free as me, how could I EVER have such clingy children.
Cough, its me. I am the clingy one lol. Sometimes. Most of the time. Stop it.
It can be super hard to have A Stage Five Clinger, especially at dinner time, when you want to vacuum, or when you want to have a quiet poo on your own.
Sigh. #Truth
Sometimes you just want to have minute to yourself and they never will really let you.
But there are so many reasons to embrace the clinginess of these kidlets of mine.
Because soon enough they will not need me any more.
They will not want to have those beautiful moments with me that they do now.
They will rather do anything else than just sit there with me, nuzzling into my neck.
Soon enough they will not need me in any way at all. .
I will hold on to those moments for as long as I can.
I will hold on to them just as hard as they hold on to me. And I will not be the one to let go first.
Never will I let go. .
So, please head to the blog post via the link in my bio, and then come back here and tell me - do you have a stage five clinger yourself?
Do you love it, or does it drive you wild?
Let me know in the comments below as I would love to hear all about it xx
Ps just look at those sweet baby toes - thanks for the rad 📸 @jessworrallphotography

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