YouTube.

So as some of you are aware I used to have a YouTube channel. A few years ago life got in the way and I stopped. It’s always been on my mind to start again as I love editing videos and documenting things- I think YouTube is a great platform for doing that.

I’m always asked why YouTube? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uy_D5JukH6wYour putting your kids on the Internet and I’m aware of that I do everything I can do not give any personal details away for their protection and my family.

This is something I enjoy doing I’ve always had a knack for creating things.

I find it will be great for my kids to look back on when they are older of YouTube is still around and see what life was like when they were little in video form not just looking at photos. I feel a video captures the moment exactly.

So please feel free to pop over to my channel that I have just relaunched and give us some lovin.

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New job.

 

It’s my last day at my current job that i have been with for 10 years, whoa now i think about it that’s a long bloody time.

I’ve seen my share of dentists, and assistants I’ve overall worked with 10+ dentists in my whole ten years. I first got qualified as a dental assistant in 2011, i then furthered my studies to become a cert 4 dental assistant which allowed me to take x-rays in 2013.

I’ve worked with so many fantastic people and have made some great friends from my job.

Its time to start a new chapter with a new dental practice, i’m so excited to meet some new people and work with new people.

However I’m extremely sad to see the dental practice i work for now close its doors, i’m extremely grateful for everything my employer has done over the years.

Here is to new beginnings.

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Celebrating G’s 1st birthday.

So as i sit in the corner rocking back and forth like a crazy woman strapped in a straight jacket crying my eyes out that my baby has turned one.

I still cant wrap my head around how flipping quick the past year has gone by. Just feels like yesterday i brought him home, Having those sweet new born cuddles.

We celebrated G’s birthday with family and friends on the weekend and it turned out so much better than i had planned. Id like to share some photos below of how we celebrated.

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I interviewed my 3 year old.

I asked my 3 almost 4 year old some questions read more for a good laugh.

“Hey T…. Mumma wants to ask you some questions” “what mum”

How old are you? ….. I’m 5 – No sweetheart your 3.

What’s your favourite colour? Black

What’s your favourite animal? Lambs

What’s your favourite show? Wiggles – which we were watching

What’s your favourite book? Dora

What’s your favourite movie? Frog and donkey aka Shrek.

What’s your favourite food? Coca pops.

What’s your favourite snack? Popcorn.

What’s your favourite outfit? Pretty Skirts

What’s your favourite game? Catch

What’s your favourite toy? Woody. from Toy story.

Who is your best friend? Izzy & Carli – daycare buddies.

What’s your favourite thing to do outside? Play ball games

What’s your favourite holiday- Tristmarse,Santa he brings presents his always watching.

What do you take to bed at night? All my toys & milk. Aint that the truth

Where is your favourite place? Ummmm…. daddy’s vam aka dads work van.

Where would you like to go on holiday? The country – we live in the country lol.

What would you like to be when you grow up? A taller you. Awe ❤️

Was this fun? No

This went better than I thought it would. Let me know down below have you interview your kids? Did they say anything hilarious.

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8 ways to be a better parent

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Kids push buttons and boy do they know how to push the right ones, there are days when i say to myself wow Bianca you have got it going on today no ones yelling at each other the kids are playing nicely -very rare thing in my house, to me if the kids are fed and bathed before 6pm that’s a job well done for me.

However there is a part of me that feels like i could do better, don’t we all think we could do better at something we already do? I lay in bed thinking to myself as my partner snores away like a chaff cutter – did i do enough today? did i play enough with my kids? did i listen to my almost 4 yr old who asks me 1 million questions a day? why did i get so angry when i asked miss T to not do that for the 100th time. Was doing the laundry or cleaning the bathroom more important?

I try and improve myself everyday to strive to be the best parent and wife i can be, I’m learning to try and not get so impatient and angry when things don’t go to plan. I’m learning to be with my kids more and stop worrying about how clean the house is.

So here are my 8 ways to be a better parent which is still a learning progress but I’m hopeful it will pay off in the end.

  1. Take an adult time out- Kind of like a kiddie time out but for yourself, take just 10 minutes to sit in a quite place and breathe – or eat a block of chocolate my go to choice.
  2. Put the phone away- I find myself some days glued to my phone, I’m learning to put it away when I’m not needing it, i used to sit on it and Miss T would come and ask me a question to do something and i would find myself ignoring her because i was busy. We are so attached to technology these days that we don’t realize we are actually doing it.
  3. Pick your battles- My almost 4 year old is the most independent little boss getting around from going to the fridge and getting the milk out to even putting her dinner in the microwave; she always wants to do it. It sometimes becomes a battle when I want to do something to get it done quickly – to when she wants to do it and ten years go by…. I’m learning to pick my battle and just let her do it because she is learning she is independent and I want her to know that.
  4. Don’t threaten without consequences- How many times a day do you find yourself saying if you don’t stop that I’ll….I used to use this line on Miss T like it was going out of fashion, I found myself not getting anywhere because she knew I wouldn’t go ahead with my threat.My approach now is if you don’t stop doing that I will take that toy away and you can have it back when you are going to listen to mummy. I go ahead and take that toy I actually have a bike sitting on my walk in robe shelf because she didn’t listen to me. At first this was a shit show and she kicked and screamed even tried climbing my shelves to get it. Then she started realizing that I was serious and apologized.
  5. Have a snuggle party-The best thing I love to do is cuddle my kids. I find my little G man is a snuggle pot more than his big sis but she still enjoys the ole cuddle from Mumma. It does them and you so good and releases that warm fuzzy happy feeling.
  6. Always say your proud- A big thing in my house is always praising for a job well done- even if it’s something so small like picking up some rubbish I always tell miss T she did a fantastic job and I’m so proud she did it.
  7. If you don’t laugh you will cry-Laugh at those fake tears and tantrums because if your having a really shitty day and all you wanna do is cry and scream, just start laughing you might get stared at or yelled at “it’s not funny mum you made me sad” It’s just a shitty day not a shitty life.
  8. Let it go- “Let it go, let it go anyone else sing frozen then ha ha only me? Ok. I have come to terms with the fact that sometimes my house will be mess and I will have things hanging from my fan, and split milk and cocoa pops everywhere, the baby is still in clothes he had on from two days ago because I honestly couldn’t be fucked getting him dressed or bathed, my daughters hair looks like she has a bird living in it because it’s a shit show trying to brush it everyday let alone wash it. I have last nights dishes in the sink because I was to darn tired to do them- it’s ok to let things go and I find it so hard sometimes to do that it’s such a hard thing to learn but I would choose to have time with my kids and to have them be happy any day.

So what do you think of my approach to better parenting, may not be everyone’s cup of coffee but I’m trying. let me know in the comments below what worked/works well for you guys i would love to hear your parenting wins!

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My go to everyday makeup routine.

My go to makeup routine – i hardly ever wear makeup anymore unless i’m going out somewhere or going to work. I’m by far no makeup artist this is just works well for me.

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I start off in the morning when i wake up I give my face a wipe with my Rosehip micella water and some wipes. So easy.

I then move onto priming my skin for my foundation to sit on. I have been loving DB cosmetics Luminescent primer i find it so easy to apply and it holds my foundation really well.

My foundation is use NYX cosmetics Stay matte not flat foundation i have a combination of oily and dry skin and i find this foundation stays good on my face and doesn’t wear off during the day like some others i have tried in the past.

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I then like to set my face with a powder just to make sure it wont rub off – no one likes a patchy face i use Natio translucent powder.

I then fill in my brows with a NYX eyebrow pencil even though i get my eyebrows tinted i still fill them in out of habit.

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I then contour slightly I’m not quite up with the full contour thing so i use revlon sculpt and highlight in the lighter shade.

I then pop of a little amount of eye shadow i’m currently loving MAC – Amber times nine palette.

I then pop on some eyeliner – I use Maybelline master graphic.

Then some mascara – I love Maybelline the colossal have been using it for years.

Then i spritz my face with some setting spray and away i go.

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B’s Blogging life.

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SOOOOO….. I have started a Facebook page for my blog. Instead of clogging up my personal Facebook page with all my blogging things – some people don’t enjoy reading all that sort of jargon  ( crazy i know).

So now all my blog posts will go directly onto this page here so please follow my page for my new updates.

HAPPY TUESDAY!

 

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