As I am away from the blog I asked if any other bloggers wanted to guest post for me to give you guys something to have a read off whilst I am a not here. The lovely Kate from Counting to Ten offered and when she sent me through her post I was floored. The below post that she has written is so beautifully raw and honest and I just want to give her a HUGE high five for being writing about what is ultimately a life changing situation in such a honest and heart felt way. Once you have had a read please go and give Kate some love on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as she deserves it :)
Divorce sucks. Yes I know that is obvious but it does. I never thought I would be writing this post, but I used to think you should always make marriages work.
So remember a little while ago when I had a behind the blog series?? I am bringing it back for a couple of special editions to keep you guys busy whilst I am off on my holibobs and today we are meeting the wonderful Elena from Spanish Mummy!
What inspired you to start blogging?
I am a frustrated photographer and I love everything creative. I had been reading blogs for years and I thought I’d give it a go to push my creativity and encourage me to take more pictures. I thought it would also be perfect to document my children growing up and rant about some of my other passions, fashion and interiors
As you know by now, I am currently on my holidays so I have been roping in some wonderful bloggers to help keep my blog alive whilst I am not here. Today I have something very special for you though...it's not a blogger or anyone big and famous but to me she is one of the most important people in my life. It's my Mum also known as Ami's Mumma if you read her comments on my blog posts :)
My Mum read my 'That's not my Mummy' post and came up with her own version called 'That's not my Nanny' and I loved it so wanted to share it with you all. You can find it a little further down the post.
So ladies and gentlemen (if there are any of you men out there) I present to you my Mumma.
Hello everybody!! I am Ami's mumma and have been given the reins to My Mummy Spam whilst Ami is off in Disneyland. Blogging is all new to me but here goes.
Firstly, let me tell you a little about me. I am Ami's mumma and am childminder so get to have Munchkin (or Bubba as you will know him) 2 days a week. Pretty soon I will be celebrating the big 50 birthday which I am actually looking forward to as I have lots of stuff planned including a spa trip and a girly night out.
Mine and Ami's relationship hasn't always been like is now. As a teenager we didn't always see eye to eye as her Dad and I were always too strict and ALL her friends could do the stuff we said no to but the teenage years past quickly and things improved and now we are very close.
Fast forward a few years and after helping Ami plan her wedding and seeing her and her husband buy their first home it was time for Munchkin.
I know that when she found out she was pregnant Ami was terrified of telling me as I had always said I didn't want to be a Nan before I was 50. Why?? I really don't know but I took the news well and was soon pretty excited and out buying bits. 9 months flew by and it was time for our lives to change. I had the honour of being with Ami and hubby for the birth. What a star she was! She totally surprised me (as I thought she would be a bit of a wuss) and what a MAGICAL moment it was...even though I did nearly pass out when I saw the blood :) I still would recommend it to everyone as it is such a magical moment.
Fast forward again and Munchkin is now 2 years old. We love him to pieces and he brings so much joy to our lives. Those who follow Ami's blog regularly will know that our family had a tough year but Munchkin was a bright light in all the sadness. Although it does makes me so sad to think that even though my Dad was able to see Munchkin for the first 5 months of his little life, he doesn't get to share the cheeky chappie he is now. He would have loved that. Munchkin is just so cute, funny and loveable. I love that I get to look after him 2 days a week while Ami works and enjoy every precious moment we spend together.
I have to share one last thing with you before I gibe you my 'That's not my' story...a couple of days ago, my husband (munchkins Grandad) had just arrived home as we were walking down the road. I said this to munchkin and he put his arms in the air and shouted 'Yeaaayyyy'. Once we were home and out off buggy he ran in as quick as he could and hugged Grandads legs... I'm pretty sure my heart stopped :)
This is what prompted this post with reference to Ami's 'that's not my mummy'
I had a 'That's not my Nanny' moment
That's not my Nanny She's not covering me in hugs & kisses
That's not my Nanny
She isn't blowing raspberries on my 'poo cheesies' (feet)
That's not my nanny
I'm not watching telly eating my breakfast
That's' not my Nanny
She doesn't have chocolate in the fridge
That's' not my Nanny
She didn't buy anything in the toy shop
That's my NANNY,
She loves my lots and lots and spoils me all the time.
Thank you so much to my wonderful Mumma for this lovely guest post. Who would have thought my Mum would ever have been appearing on my blog hey???? Next up I shall try to get her in a vlog :)
I would post all of her social links here but she only has Facebook so leave a blog comment below giving her lots of love for this post :)
Today I have a very special treat for all you lovely lot out there...the wonderful Amy from Mums The Law is taking over the blog and sharing her five things you must ac before going away with a child under one! I actually read this in detail before we left for our holiday and am taking every single one of the things she has listed :) Thanks so much for guest posting Amy and don't forget to go and say hi to her (and have a swoon over how cute her little man is) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Five must haves for travelling with a tot!
Going on holiday is awesome, we all know that. Ami is lucky enough to be on her jollies right now, which is why I’m here just taking over for one post. It therefore only seemed fitting that we did a holiday themed post based on our recent jaunt to Benidorm with an eight month old child. If your kids are now back at school and the holidays are a recent, fading memory, I can only apologise.