Gratitude Post #3 – Thank you March!

I think it is really important to be appreciative and show gratitude for the small things we experience in our day to day lives. These small things may actually turn out to be the big things – the ones we’ll remember when we are older. I have started a monthly series of gratitude posts to remind myself of the things that are important to me. This is the third in the series – if you are interested you can find the first two posts in the series here and here.

I would like to say thank you to March for:

March is my Birthday month. I don’t generally like celebrating but I made the effort  to make arrangements this year. Fancy food and drinks I went out for a nice fancy meal and even fancier cocktails. It was a really good evening.

Mother’s Day was this month. I have PCOS and Endometriosis and didn’t think I would ever have a baby. Molly is my little miracle. Mother’s Day reminds me of just how blessed I am to actually be a mother.

I was bitten by the upcycling bug this month. It’s an interest I’ve had for a while but had never taken on a project. This month I went for it and I want to take on more and more projects now.

With Easter just around the corner, Molly and I made an Easter BonnetEaster BonnetWe had so much fun making the bonnet. I love everything craft related and the fact that Molly appears to be following in my footsteps makes my heart feel all fuzzy and warm. I cannot wait to make another one next year.

In March alone, Molly seems to have come on leaps and bounds. Molly on a swingShe is such a clever little girl anyway but this month she seems to have learned so much, so fast. She is counting better, her speech is clearer, she knows most of the colours – though she struggles with orange for some reason, her coordination is improving, she is mixing better with other children, her concentration has improved, and she has even started sleeping better (hard to believe I know but it’s true. Maybe the sleep clinic I attended actually helped..). I am so proud of my little Molly Moo Moo.

My sister and I took our daughters to the park because the weather was really nice. We are so blessed that we both had a daughter only a few months apart. My sister and I have always had a close relationship and it looks like Jess and Molly will be just as close as we are.

Jess and Molly walkingJess and Molly looking at leavesJess and Molly sitting on a bench

They are currently two and three and already have so much love for each other. It is beautiful and inspiring to see.


So that is my gratitude round up for March. It was quite a quiet month really but there is still so much to be grateful for. I cannot believe it is already April. Where is this year going?


Sam x

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    03/04/2017 at 6:40 am

    What a lovely roundup and happy belated birthday. The easter bonnet is fab too! thanks for sharing for #marvmondays x

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:02 pm

      Aww thank you x

  2. MommyandRory

    03/04/2017 at 1:41 pm

    Sounds like you’ve have a lovely month. It’s wonderful how close your little girls are and they look the best of friends! Your food looked delicious 😋 #MarvMondays

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:03 pm

      They really are the best of friends. They are so cute. x


    04/04/2017 at 9:30 am

    Really lovely to read all of the things you are grateful for, you have inspired me to write my own gratitude list #TriumphantTales

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:04 pm

      Oh wow, that’s fantastic. I’ll look forward to reading! x

  4. Nige

    04/04/2017 at 6:00 pm

    A beautiful post sounds a fab month #truimphanttales

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:04 pm

      It was, thank you x


    05/04/2017 at 7:23 am

    Love this! It’s nice to appreciate the little things, because they’re usually what really matter. 🙂
    Molly and her cousin are so adorable! How fortunate you and your sister are to have had them so close together, they’re going to be great friends! ❤

    1. Charlene | High Heels And Fairy Tales

      05/04/2017 at 7:26 am

      Forgot to say, coming over from #FamilyFun 🙂

    2. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment x

  6. Karen | TwoTinyHands

    05/04/2017 at 7:27 am

    Aww yay Sam, what a good list this month. Way to go to get more sleep that must be an awesome breakthrough!! I like how they suddenly develop a load of words and get better at things! Robert is doing this at the moment and it’s pretty awesome!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:07 pm

      Seeing how much they develop, and so fast is amazing. It is also really scary too isn’t it! They grow up way too fast! Thank you Karen x


    05/04/2017 at 7:54 am

    a gorgeous post and you have a lovely attitude- I so agree about gratitude x #bloggersclubuk

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you x

  8. Donna

    05/04/2017 at 10:28 am

    Pleased to here she’s sleeping a bit better! #familyfun

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:09 pm

      I cursed myself writing that. She’s been waking up again since… haha x

  9. The Squirmy Popple

    05/04/2017 at 12:11 pm

    It sounds like a lovely month! I’m very impressed with your bonnet – I’m not crafty at all so I’m in awe of people who are. #FamilyFun

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you. I was surprised the bonnet turned out how I wanted to be honest haha x

  10. Ali

    05/04/2017 at 2:50 pm

    I love the Easter bonnet. I am rubbish at things like that lol.

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you, I’m usually rubbish when it comes to crafting. This is my new favourite craft now because it actually went according to the plan haha x

  11. Hayley@ Mission: Mindfulness

    05/04/2017 at 10:09 pm

    I LOVE a gratitude log post – it sounds like lots of lovely things and happy belated Mother’s Day – especially with your PCOS and Endometrosis. #familyfunlinky

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you Hayley x

  12. Jaki

    06/04/2017 at 11:12 pm

    Happy belated birthday! March sounds like it treated you well! That Easter Bonnet is fantastic. I’m very jealous of your crafting skills! Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales – please do come back next week! 🙂

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you Jaki. I’m loving the new linky so I will definitely be back. x

  13. Liane

    07/04/2017 at 7:49 pm

    Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a lovely month 🙂 #MarvMondays

    1. stressymama

      07/04/2017 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you x

  14. Mrs Mummy Harris

    09/04/2017 at 2:15 pm

    It sounds like March has been very kind to you and I love the pictures of Molly! she is definately a little cutie. Its so lovely watching their friendships blossom and its even better when its with family too!
    Thank you for linking up to #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you again on Tuesday!

    1. stressymama

      10/04/2017 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you x

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