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Happy 10th Birthday to my daughter - an open letter: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life YOU love

An Open Letter to my 10 Year Old Daughter: Happy Birthday!

Dear Léna,

I’m running a bit late with your annual birthday letter as we have been way too busy having fun for me to sit down and write this to you. Every year I write an open letter to you and your sister on your birthdays (here are the letters from your previous birthdays: 7th birthday, 8th birthday, 9th birthday), as I know I’ll never remember all the little details of these weeks, months and years with you as children, so I hope it’s a way for me to remember and for you to know what life was like when you were little.… Read more

Proud of my 40 year old body: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life you love

Proud of my 40 year old body

When I originally decided to blog about my 40 year old body the title that came to mind was “Coming to terms with my 40 year old body”, but the more I thought about it the more I hated the whole negativity of it, and I started to list reasons I was proud of my 40 year old body.… Read more

12 ways to save time when you're a mum l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

12 ways to save time when you’re a mum

Most mums I know run around like headless chickens pretty much every waking hour of the day, every day. Trying to fit in the million and one jobs that being a mum entails.

I have been asked quite a few times recently how I do it, so I thought I’d share how I save time where I can.… Read more

Happy 8th Birthday L: An open letter l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Happy 8th Birthday L: An open letter

To my darling L,

You are 8 years old today, and to mark your big day here is this year’s special letter (last year’s letter is here). I cannot for the life of me understand how on earth you can possibly be 8 years old. Surely it was just yesterday that we held you, our first baby, in our arms, this tiny bundle of 2.7kg of joy.… Read more

No sick days for Mummies

A throw away comment from a 4 year old recently made me stop and think. I had told her that Hubs was in bed as he was ill, and she replied “my daddy goes to bed when he’s ill, but my mummy doesn’t, she looks after us”. And this made me stop and think.… Read more

And then it all changed

Today was the day I’d envisaged going back to work after maternity leave. C is 6 months old, L is back at school after half term last week, today would have been the day I’d have left my two girls with a live-in nanny to go back to work in an office, leaving them from 8am until 7pm for 4 or 5 days a week.… Read more

Who am I?

Age 37, wife of a frog for nearly 10 years, and mum to two half and half (English/French) girls: a 6 year old and a 5 month old baby, I do wonder sometimes who I am. I still feel 17 years old, footloose and fancy-free but I’m not, am I? I look in the mirror and I realise that.… Read more

What To Do When You Feel You're Failing As A Parent: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get The Life YOU Love

What To Do When You Feel You’re Failing As A Parent

In December I will have been a mum for 10 years, and over that decade I’ve spent a huge amount of time feeling like I’m failing as a parent. Partly because of the expectations I’ve set myself – the things I feel I ought to be doing. Partly because, you know, I didn’t go to Parenting University and I don’t have a degree in being a mum, so I’ve been learning on the job.… Read more