About Me

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Hi!  I’m Elisabeth…

I’m a Mum to two little girls, wife to one incredibly supportive husband, teacher and ex athlete.  I was born and bred on the Wirral, Merseyside, but now live in Leicester, in the East Midlands.  I decided to start my blog after our youngest turned one.  I was the first of my friends to have children; and after they had their firsts, I became an agony aunt, shoulder to lean on, and giver of ideas and advice, so I decided to create my blog as a place to put it all down.  I originally started my blog as Diary of a Yummy Mummy, but decided to rebrand in August 2019.

My blog is a mix of things that I love and want to share with you.  You’ll find posts on petite fashion and mum style, arts, crafts and activities for children, my favourite family recipes, our travels and adventures and general honest parenting advice and chat.

I always love hearing your thoughts, opinions and suggestions of what you’d like to read, so do comment on my blog, Instagram or drop me an email.

I hope my blog brings you the inspiration, advice or ideas you’re looking for.

Thank you for reading!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How tall are you?  I’m 5 foot without heels.

What sport did you do?  I was an acrobatic gymnastics gymnast.  I was fortunately enough to compete internationally representing Great Britain.

What do you teach?  I am a secondary school Mathematics teacher.  I’m a huge nerd!

How do you stay organised?  I’m such an over planner!  I love lists and routines.  I’ll be adding some posts soon on how I stay organised.

What brought you to the East Midlands?  I was looking for my first teaching position, so I relocated to be with my now husband (Greg).  We initially lived in Nottingham, but moved to Leicester in the summer of 2014.

How long have you been married?  We got married on the 24th August, 2013.  I honestly don’t know where those years have gone!

What has been the biggest challenge for you as a parent?  For me personally, it has been the lack of sleep.  As much as I’m an early bird, I love my sleep!  Our eldest was a horrendous sleeper!  I was lucky if I got 4 hours in total a night; I lived in a permanent state of exhaustion.  She didn’t begin to sleep through until she turned 2.  Our youngest was a much better sleeper… until she got chicken pox at 4 months old, then everything changed! They are now 2 and 4, and both finally sleep through most nights!

The best thing about being a parent?  I know it sounds cheesy, but there are too many to list! One of my favourite things about being a parent, is how much the girls challenge my creativity.  I’ve always been a creative person, so I love being challenged daily by them to create new and exciting things; whether this be a game, craft, story, or meal.

Best piece of advice for a new parent?  Go with the flow!  You can make all the plans in the world, but inevitably, things will cause them to change.  You’ll wear nice outfits, and on the day when you forget spares, they’ll throw up or spill food on you.  You’ll be forced to style it out – this is why I usually always carry a neck scarf!  Enjoy these crazy moments, as they don’t last forever.

 

 

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