A Day in Parenting Blogger’s Life – A Norfolk Mummy

Well folks.. it has been a while hasn’t it? But I decided to make the effort and bring back y blog series. I really enjoy reading other bloggers daily life.

Continuing on I have Jessica joining me on my blog today who blogs at A Norfolk Mummy.

First of all, tell me a bit about yourself.

My name is Jessica and I am a wife to Adam and mummy to two beautiful boys, Samuel age two and Elijah who’s only 12 weeks. We live in the beautiful county that is Norfolk.

I’m a country girl I try to avoid cities – there’s too many people, traffic and noise.

I love coffee and biscuits.

How many times were you woken last night?

Now I am not bragging because I know this can all change very quickly- but Elijah is very good at sleeping, he only woke me up twice last night! I think we deserve this a little though, because Samuel didn’t start sleeping through the night until a month before Elijah was born!

Do you co-sleep?

Half and Half -I put Elijah in his crib at the beginning of the night but he always ends up in our bed at some point!

What time do you normally wake up?

6:30-7:00am

How much average sleep do you get a night?

5 ½- 6 hours

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

I’m actually embarrassed to say but . . . I check my phone! I know it’s bad, as of tomorrow I am going to kiss my husband before I check my phone

Tell me about your typical morning routine.

Wake up, check phone, drink some water (I’m a mouth breather!), try to remove Elijah from my boob without waking him!, go through and get Samuel up/nappy changed/dressed.

Go down stairs with both boys, put cbeebies on so I can make breakie, let the dog out, feed the cat, put away the dishes from the night before, eat breakie whilst feeding Elijah.

Get changing bag packed and ready for the day, hoover round, go out to a playdate/toddler group/ or food shopping

When and how often do you prepare the family dinners? Give us a few examples what you would cook.

I do 99% of the cooking because I am on maternity leave, and hubby doesn’t get home from work till 6:15. I usually prep dinner when Samuel has his lunchtime nap, I love a dinner I can fully prep in nap time and just shuv in the oven later.

I love to make home cooked meals and really try not to have a freezer meal (fish fingers and potatoes waffles) more than once a week.

We usually have Lasange, lemon chicken, chilli, stirfry, fish new potatoes and veg once a fortnight.

What’s on the menu for lunch?

We love a picky lunch, today its Ryvita flatbreads, humous and salady bits

What activities have you got planned for the day for the kids?

We are meeting up with friends for a play date this morning, and then this afternoon we will play in the garden – we got Samuel a mud kitchen for his birthday which he loves but not as much as his tractors! We will then make sure all the plants are watered (one of Samuel’s favourite thing to do, he loves Mr Bloom)

Do you generally eat dinner together as a family or get the kids fed first?

I usually get Samuel fed first which is a shame but Adam isn’t back till 6 :15/6:30 and Samuel can’t function if he doesn’t go to bed at 7:00

What do you do after dinner?

I wash up and then raid the cupboards for something sweet to eat! Then plonk myself on the sofa next to Adam and half watch a bit of tele while scrolling through my phone, feeding Elijah and stuffing whatever sweet thing I have found in the cupboards!

What is your bedtime routine?

Kiss Adam goodnight, go upstairs, try and settle Elijah in his crib if it doesn’t work just put him in the bed with me! Make sure Samuels monitor is on, phone is on charge, go to the loo, brush my teeth, then slide into bed and start to scroll through Facebook for far longer than I should!

Most importantly, when and where do you normally blog in those 24 hours? Do you have a schedule?

I don’t have schedule, I should, I love a plan. But I just write when I can, mainly during Samuels nap time, or in the evenings.

Thanks for giving us a day in your life Jessica. The mud kitchen looks amazing. Elijah sounds like a dream.

Blog URL: www.anorfolkmummy.co.uk
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If you are also interested in taking part in my blog series, then you can email me admin@janineslittleworld.com.

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