Swimming, Hope and She Means Business #littleloves

Swimming, Hope and She Means Business #littleloves

It’s been ANOTHER week of teenage tantrums. Whoever said the ‘terrible twos’ were bad hasn’t seen anything yet! Not only that but this week the little one came down with his monthly dose of a chest infection, which wore us both out as he wheezed his way through the first half of the week. Thankfully we got it under control quickly as we have a stock of medicine at home because it happens so often and he’s now back at school. Needless to say the haircut I was looking forward to on Monday morning was promptly cancelled – I must remember to rebook that! And our weekend was pretty much spent snuggled up on the sofa inside. But as always #littleloves helps me to see the positives in the week, so here goes:


I finished The American Girl which was a brilliant read and have started on Are We Nearly There Yet? It’s such a funny story and follows Ben and his wife Dinah as they road trip around the UK in their Astra with two under 4’s in tow. Needless to say it doesn’t exactly run smoothly and much hilarity ensues. I’m about half way through and am absolutely loving it. Definitely one to read if you’re in need of a giggle.

I also started reading She Means Business. I bought this book a while back when it first came out and its been on my kindle waiting for me to start reading ever since. I usually only have one book on the go but I have so many non fiction titles waiting to be read I thought I’d better get cracking and what better way to start than this beauty. I used to be a member of Carrie’s Female Entrepreneur Association and her podcasts are seriously inspiring too, so I knew what to expect from this book. It’s all about empowering women and helping them achieve their goals. If you have a blog or are thinking of setting up your own business, or even if you’re already in business and just want to evaluate how you’re doing, it’s a great books to read. If you’ve been meaning to get yourself a copy it’s down to 99p on kindle at the moment so snap it up while it’s cheap! 


I’ve been catching up on Once Upon a Time and have just watched the penultimate episode. I can’t believe they won’t be making a new series but I guess they’ve pretty much run out of characters to bring to life. I’ve also watched the first episode of Jamestown which was fantastic and of course Little Boy Blue which had me crying yet again this week.


via million eyez

I ‘made’ a few photoboxes on millioneyez after seeing it on Jenny’s blog recently. I’ve had fun playing around with my own photos, but this one grabbed my attention straight away. There’s always time for Paris after all!


magisculpt swimsuit

New swimming cossie alert. It has definitely warmed up this last week so I’ve been making the most of the pool.


We heard we may have a chance of moving to be closer to family. After finding out how ill my grandad is last week it’s really brought home to me how much I hate living so far away. We’ll know if it is a possibility next week, so I may well be sharing some happier news on Friday and/or moaning about the ensuing logistical nightmare.

And lastly

Here’s hoping things start to fall into place next week. We’ve got so much going on at the moment. There’s the teen’s end of year exams (another cause of much teenage stropping as she point blank refuses to revise), the little one has sports day to prepare for and a school trip to one of his favourite places to look forward to next week. And of course the whole excitement and uncertainty of yet another potential move on the cards. I seriously need to stop overthinking things, worrying about everything and just let things take their own path. I’m all about this quote this week!

acceptance quote

Have a great weekend!


  1. May 12, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a full on week. I must admit I’m dreading the teenage years. My eldest was a nightmare for tantrums until she was 6 so I hate to thing what she’ll be like as a teen!!
    I hope that through this time of uncertainty that the way forward becomes clear to you and your family xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      May 13, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks lovely. You never know you might escape the tantrums, mine was an angel when she was little so I reckon she’s making up for it now! x

  2. May 12, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I love that quote! S riiusly dreading the teenage years! I finding 8 years old hard enough! Fingers crossed for good news with the possibility of moving closer to family! Have a lovely weekend xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      May 13, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I love that quote, think I might need to print my picture out and put it somewhere I can see it at the mo x

  3. May 12, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I didn’t realise they weren’t doing a new series of once upon a time….I feel like that show has followed me through my maternity leave so I’ll be sad to see it go! #LittleLoves

  4. May 13, 2017 / 5:20 am

    I must add ‘Are we nearly there yet’ to my reading list, it sounds fun. I’m loving the quote you used at the end… One to remember

    • Mum Reinvented
      May 13, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Definitely a quote to remember when things get tough! It’s a great book, the more I read the more I’m laughing!

    • Mum Reinvented
      May 13, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks Tracey 🙂 Definitely a quote to remember when things get tough! It’s a great book, the more I read the more I’m laughing! x

  5. May 13, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Im dreading the teenage years! Love the sound of all the books. I hope you get the news you want about moving.

  6. May 14, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Those seem interesting reads to me and I sure do like that quote. Shame it doesn’t always feel easy to let go of the past.#littleloves

  7. May 14, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    That’s a beautiful quote. Sorry to hear that its been quite a week you certainly sound like there’s lots going on in life at present, sometimes its the uncertainty that’s more it more difficult. Hope this is a better week.

  8. May 17, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    How fab is Million Eyez I need to make some new photoboxes myself and I just think it’s a fab new way to interact with your readers they can add photos to your box after reading that make them feel more apart of the story and post. Plus I love pouring over their photos submitted too. So fun and good luck hope you entered to win the camera too. Love that swim suit I need one for summer so badly. Happy week ahead. #littleloves

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