Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I want to share a realisation I had this week.
Homeschooling is something James and I always agreed upon. Our experiences of traditional school, our experiences in the “real world” of work and career, as well as the recent events in the education sector in the UK have suggested homeschooling (or some sort of flexi-schooling) is the most sensible option for our family. That, and the changed routine to our family life we will experience once James joins the RFA, all lead to the same conclusion: our son Ron will most likely be homeschooled.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I am talking about losing my husband to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I am exploring what led to the latest increase of my weight.
I lived in utter oblivion and denial about my weight since before giving birth to my little precious Ronnie. I used every excuse under the sun to justify why I needed that extra pack of biscuits or a midnight snack (most commonly a whole pizza all to myself!)... After all, I was pregnant… I was breastfeeding… I was not sleeping very well… I was stressed finding my new role and purpose in life as a parent... I was fighting off depression… I was… I was... A new excuse on my lips, a new bar of chocolate for a lifetime on my hips! And so it went on for the best part of two years.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I am reflecting on the reasons of my weight fluctuations.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I begin my first ever charity fundraising campaign!
I am still inspired by the weight loss thoughts and a public announcement from yesterday so I thought why not strike while the iron is hot and enhance this journey by adding a charity fundraiser element to it. It will make me accountable to you, my Darlings, which will motivate and encourage me beyond any pep talk James (the husband) could muster.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I am starting my new fitness and weight loss journey.
I have just filmed the first few segments for my YouTube channel, and let me tell you this - Jabba the Hut would be proud of me! My face was puffed up beyond anything I’ve ever seen before!
For as long as I remember, I have always been a larger girl. My childhood was hardly ever a smooth sailing, so it was no surprise that I became addicted to sugar - the only available and non-offensive drug a child has plenty of access to. I have also been a heavy sleeper, consciously attempting to sleep through the childhood period of my life, until I was ready to break away and start a better life. It worked. But now I realise that I am a rather stagnant and sedentary person as a result.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I want to tell you about the three changes I have made in preparation for my husband’s departure.
Ever since James announced that he wants to join the RFA I have been thinking about all the ways my life was going to change. I’ve gone through a full cycle of emotions, from feeling excited about the financial rewards of such an endeavour to being utterly selfish and not wanting him to go at all. A full cycle of grief, if you will!
I am calm now. I have made my peace with the idea of being left alone on a remote island in Orkney to look after our smallholding, two dogs and… oh, yeah - a two year old boy! I am now focusing on the practicalities of such a life and making some changes so that the shock of waking up alone on that fateful day is even just slightly bit muffled.
Hello my Darlings and welcome to Mum Dee Does. I am Dee, a mum who does (it all), and today I want to introduce my new blog.
I’ve been thinking about setting up my own blog for a few weeks now. I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head, thoughts, activities and stories that I am keen to share with you but which have become ever so slightly off-topic at Happy Homestead.
Don’t get me wrong, I love what James has done with that channel - it’s gained such good momentum and has a great community surrounding it, but seeing as the majority of its content is circling the homebrew topics, I felt for a while that I needed a blog space that is entirely my own. A place for my talents (however obscure and uninspiring they may be). A place for my thoughts, my games, my lists, my worries, my tales, my inspirations and defeats. A place where I can simply be me.
I am Dee
I am sharing my thoughts, life's triumphs and trials as well as fun-filled projects with a 2 year old Ron from a remote island in Orkney whilst my superhero husband and Ron's daddy is saving the world with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
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