Friday, 3 May 2019

3 Ways To Wing It As A Parent


I remember the moment I found out I was pregnant, I was in utter shock, totally unplanned in all honesty I thought me and my then flatmate just had a bad bottle of wine the night before, but no, it was much more than that, that was the day my life changed.

8 months later, the love of my life was born, an easy labour, well depending on what side of the bed you look at it, I did have my mother in a headlock, kicked the poor midwife in the face whilst I probably looked like Regan from the exorcist, quite frankly I thought I was a treat ha!


With my wolf baby in my arms (she was very hairy - kinda guess from all the acid reflux) I felt right there and then my life had only just begun.

Every parent all over the world has them! A brilliant shortcut to make your life easier, a lot less stressful and by goddamit to have something for yourself.

Hiding treats like a pro
Now, I must confess I’m not a chocolate fan, I prefer chewy sweets like Haribo, but on the odd occasion I fancy a sweet treat from time to time, I can’t keep anything for myself in the open, as sure enough Leanora and Milo (cat) will find it and scoff the lot! I learnt my lesson last year with my Ferrero Rochers. So I found the perfect way to stash my loot! Kale crisp bags! Leanora won’t go anywhere near these beauties which is great for me as anytime I fancy a little treat, I am guaranteed to have one.


Artistic Mess
Honestly, I can’t stand it, whilst I’m more than happy to have L paint in the house, it never ends up on the paper, more like the walls, tv and even the cat! So for a little less cleaning in my life and a lot more money saved in the form of white paint for my walls, I get Leanora in the garden and paint out there, so any mess she makes won’t be in the house and what ends up on the floor will be washed away when it next rains, plus an added bonus I’m able to the gardening and keep an eye on her at the same time.


Snack time
We all can agree too much snacking is bad for you especially when it is the unhealthy kind, but don’t beat yourself up about it, be kind to yourself. Rather than have L kick off in public wanting something to snack on, I always make sure to have a bag of snacks in my Ikea freezer bags. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t mind her having a chocolate here and there but a great shortcut I find that works for me and Leanora is making something at home, say our cheese and chive scones together or even having a bag of carrots or cucumbers and what is better, I find she will be more inclined to eat more healthy treats if she helps prepare it alongside me.

I recently read a post by another blogger Lucy post called the Fucket List a really great read, on cutting shortcuts and just owning and embracing all things that come with being a parent. 

How are you winging it in parent life, do you have any great shortcuts or hacks even? Let me know in the comments below!

Lindsey 

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post



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