Stress Reliever – Music

Anybody want to hazard a guess as to why my blog is called Stressy Mama? Danielle (the sister), you are not allowed to answer because I am sure I wouldn’t appreciate your response! I can almost hear your sarcasm as I type this! My blog is called ‘Stressy Mama’ because I may have a slight […]

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Sleep Deprived Mama vs Insomniac Toddler

I need my sleep. Not as much as I used to, but I still need to sleep. If I could have a solid four hours in a row I would be quite happy. Still tired, but able to function. My daughter never sleeps, therefore I never sleep. This needed to change. It was time to battle. Sleep […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

When I asked my fiancé Chris what gifts he wanted me to buy him for Valentine’s Day he said he didn’t want anything. I questioned his reason and he said, “I don’t need you to buy me something, I prefer it when you and Molly make gifts for me. You know, hand prints and all […]

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bakerdays 5″ Letterbox Gift Cake Review

When the lovely people at bakerdays asked me to review one of their 5” Letterbox Gift Cakes I didn’t hesitate with my response because, well, its cake. How could I say no to cake? Especially as Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and a personalised cake would make the perfect gift for my fiancé Chris. “bakerdays […]

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Gratitude Post #1 – Thank you January

Gratitude Post #1 - Thank you January

I had quite a few ups and downs in 2016 and the year ended with me having surgical treatment for endometriosis. Not wanting to dwell on the previous year, I was determined to have a positive start to 2017 but things weren’t quite going to plan… It seemed like one thing after another as soon as […]

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Who Needs Sleep Anyway?

Ever since she was born, Molly has been a terrible sleeper. But who needs sleep anyway? She was born by emergency caesarean section so I had to spend a couple of days in the hospital afterwards. I remember being on the postnatal ward with three other woman; their babies were sleeping soundly. Not mine though. […]

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Two mamas, two toddlers, and a weekend away…

Two mamas, two toddlers, and a weekend away… What could go wrong? Last weekend my sister and I took our little girls to the Isle of Man for a short break. We have family who live on the island so we have been holidaying there since we were really young. The island is truly beautiful […]

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Scaredy Cat

Hi. I’m Sam. And I’m a big scaredy cat… There I said it. It is ants mostly, but any sort of creepy crawlies freak me out; spiders, earwigs, beetles… if it is tiny and it crawls, I’m likely scared of it. Not many people like little bugs so I know its not unusual, but the ant […]

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Making New Memories 

This weekend myself and my sister are taking our little girls to the Isle of Man for a few days. I have family who live there so I have been visiting the island for as long as I can remember, and have some amazing memories.  I love the place and would move there in a […]

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Bring on 2017!

This isn’t going to be a new year new me BS post, but, at the risk of it sounding corny or contradictory, it is going to be one about me trying to become a better version of myself. Sort of… So bring on 2017!   2016 was shit! Simple as that. One of the worst years […]

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