Why I love February so much

February! My Favourite Month in the Year!

We’re in February! This is my favourite month in the year because I have sooo much to be thankful for this month! This also tells me the year is well and truly under way, especially as it seems like we just celebrated Christmas!

So what’s so special about February? This post is dedicated to my new-ish readers who don’t really know much about me – yet!

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Aj's 1st Birthday Party

Aj’s First Birthday Party at 4

First of all, Happy New Year! This post should have come last year but better late than never! :)

We finally did a birthday party for Aj the weekend before Christmas and it went better than I expected!

I previously blogged about Nigerian vs British kids parties and I was torn on how to go about the party. I knew I wanted it to be as stress-free as possible (for me!) but for it to be fun for the kids. Hubby and I were pretty much on the same page regarding this AND maintaining a non-expensive budget too!

So what did we do in the end?

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8

8 Months old Check-up & Back to Work!

My little man turned 8 months this week! What an amazing journey it’s been getting to this stage!

I definitely have to say motherhood has been a lot easier better this second time around – breastfeeding for one was smoother, weaning is going better and I guess I’m just more relaxed as a mother. I pray I haven’t jinxed things now!

Junior is still a serious little man, chilled out and not fussed at all, except at night or when he isn’t getting what he wants. We still have to work for the smiles but when they come it melts my heart every time!

So what has 8 months brought about?

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Junior 7 months

Junior at 7 months – Crawling and Not Sleeping

Well! It’s been a minute here…

Life has been happening, as usual, my parents have gone back home, my big sis was here for a couple of weeks. She’s gone back too so now our home is very quiet once again… it’s taking some getting used to again as we’ve have family over for at least 3-4 months! It also means there’s no one to help out with carrying Junior any more but God being so good, my little man is on the move and he’s not slowing down for anyone!

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Budgeting After Having Kids

Budgeting After Having Kids

Life really does change after having kids, focuses shift and priorities change – that’s life, isn’t it?

When we had Aj, I finally understand what the ultimate childcare was about! That thing hit me hard! I honestly didn’t realise how much it would cost till we started making inquiries! Then we went for number 2! My husband thought I was crazy, after all, one child is enough, right? Nope!

With two kids I’m definitely learning more interesting ways to budget and save a few pennies here and there, even more so while I’m on maternity leave.

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GETTING INTO A NEW ROUTINE

Getting into a New Routine – Work, School & Nursery

The first week of back to school was last week and we made it! It’s going to take some getting used to this routine, but I believe we’re in a good place. It also helps that I only have to go to work Monday mornings for now, so means I can get the hang of things pretty well before I increase my hours and officially resume next month!

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School Runs & KIT day

School Runs and KIT day – One of Those Mornings…

This morning has been a bit emotional for me…

My little girl started pre-school nursery today! I know she been going to nursery since she was about 7 months but this is different, today she wore a school uniform… I had to hold back the tears.

My little boy also went to nursery today – for a full day session…

And to crown it all up, I went to work as part of my Keeping in Touch (KIT) (half) days.

It really has been one of those mornings, I’m ready to crawl back into bed and hide under the cover for the rest of the day! (more…)