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Parenting Blogger πŸ’‹ Sammi-Jo πŸ’‹  All about the captionsβ€’ Getting it right 70% of the timeβ€’ Manchester, UKβ€’ #TheRealityOfParentingβ€’ πŸ“§ motherfreckle@gmail.com

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Honestly we are two peas in a pod.

She dresses herself most mornings (I dress myself too FYI πŸ’ƒ) in whatever she wants, usually with her socks pulled right up to her knees- regardless of what the rest of the outfit looks like. She says 'whaaatttt' even before I have finished what I'm saying just to piss me off πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ She gets her jollys from making her sister jump out of her skin by shouting BOO at the top of her lungs when Edith is least expecting it (poor pudding!) And does not give two hoots about whether she 'fits in'. She knows all the words to Annie and eats chocolate with crisps. I hope she never changes. Although a little less of the 'spirited' nature wouldn't go a miss at times πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ like this bath time when our bathroom became a slip and slide and couldn't stop because she was being a mermaid 🐳 (I know that's a whale emoji but that's the best I've got). She is my first girl and I honesty make it up as I go along! But from what I hear, the more children you have the more confident and spirited they are? Is that true? #ivegotaroughfewyearsaheadofme

I recently got asked whether I think mums or dads have it harder when it comes to this parenting lark πŸ€”

It's a tough one.
I answered truthfully.
I think mums do.
I think the whole process of carrying a baby, birthing them and then in some half working version of your former self keep your shit together. And it is far from how motherhood is depicted. You then battle with the sleepless nights, feeding, not to mention the emotional and physical side after the birth.
But it doesn't stop there, because you are not only expected to be a mother who gives 100% of yourself to your children but also return to work, keep your house some form of liveable whilst managing to look 'presentable'. It's no wonder that we are balls of anxiety and worry and the feelings of being judged come right to the forefront. So whilst I love lots of mums, in all forms and in all ways the mum I love the most is the honest type. The one who says 'it's bloody hard' whilst trying to untangle a paw patrol figurine out of her own hair.
Needless to say I think dads have a different battle.
But if I was to ask you:

Who has it harder mums or dads who would you say?
#dadsareawesometoo

I get lots of requests every week for interviews and brand work and I absolutely LOVE to help where I can. The insta world has become a lot harder for a lot of brands and accounts, so I always like to help out a fellow mutha/father/sista!
When the wonderful Sophie @todayiprimed asked me if she could interview me I was very much up for it! She is bloody lush 😘 So if you fancy reading some random questions and answers to get to know me a bit more then head over to @todayiprimed πŸ‘Œ #findoutwhatmyworsthabitis

Ask me anything. Go for it 😘 #instamum

Just to give you a little run down of our morning: we woke up at 5am thanks to the alarm clock we like to call Flo 😴 The tune of the alarm today was of course a full rendition of 'do you want to build a snowman'. For you people in the world who are not aware of this song, you are very privileged as you have never had a small child trying to recreate it first thing in the morning. When you are trying to sleep.

The version I had today: begun with a small child creeping into our room, standing at the side of our bed. Feeling a presence, brought on by the heavy breathing and stare πŸ‘€ I opened my eyes to a half awake/half asleep toddler who leant over and whispered in my ear "d o y o u w a n t t o b u i l d a s n o w m a y n n". I have no idea why but I just said "yeah". Honestly, it must have set some sort of chain reaction off in her because all of a sudden she was most definitely very much AWAKE, jumping on our bed singing the whole song at the top of her lungs. Edith was very happy about it 😩
So to take up time we practiced our glitter for @campbestival with loads of @_glittereyes_ glitter and @Daddy_Freckle had his nails painted. Pretty standard.

But what I want to know is why did I say "yeah"? I did not in anyway want to build a snowman at 5am.

Please tell me that your wake ups are as weird as ours? Or do you have kids that sleep? If you do tell me your secrets! πŸ™ #Edithwaspissedoff #therealityofparenting

Before it is even released, you my wonderful followers have the chance to WIN one of these strollers for yourself πŸ‘Œ
The hardest decision you will have to make is which pattern you will choose πŸ’‹
To enter you must:
1. Follow @mother_freckle & @cosatto
2. Tell me which pattern you want: Chose from either Spectroluxe, Seattle (pictured) or Electro and tag a friend or two.
3. Repost this or any of the other the giveaway images with the #MotherBusyGiveaway. Be sure to tag me in the actual image so I can find it πŸ‘Œ

That's it! #goodluck
Closes on 31st July winner will be drawn within 48 hours

I need your advice. Our last holiday we spent at Butlins, and since we returned we have got the holiday bug and we have got a little more summer fun lined upπŸ˜πŸ’— Starting with @campbestival in a couple of weeks 😎but here's the thing. We all need new festival themed clothes, wellies and ALL of the camping gear. Well actually we need a motor home too. So, can you help a mother out? Direct me to ANY where I can get any of the above. Or if you have any camping advice when you have littles? That would be ace! πŸ’—πŸ’— #shitatadulting

Seems like a good time to introduce myself to all of my lovely new followers πŸ– Hello, my name is Sammi-Jo. I'm nearly 30, and have two girls who are the reason I started Insta/blogging. My other half is @daddy_freckle, he's alright. Can't order Tesco to save his life but he makes a mean cuppa so I will let him off πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ We live in Manchester and own a cocker spaniel called Miles. He is honestly more hard work that both the kids πŸ•
Thank you for joining in on the ride as we find humour and togetherness in the emotional highs and lows of the hardest hood. Parenthood.

Instagram is my fave and some of my favourite accounts are @mummypiggles @tobyandroo @mother_pukka @thommcox

Tell me about yourself and your fave accounts! Let's get to know each other! #instapals

Motherhood has brought me such joy and love. It has also gave me crippling pain as a result of scalping (apparently my hair is a climbing frame), migraines and the occasional need to lock myself in the bathroom just to get 5 seconds to myself (don't worry I give the kids a remote and a pack of baby wipes to play with while I do it). It is easy to get lost and compare your life to these squares, but just remember everyone gives their kids a remote to play with and a pack of baby wipes. There's no judgement here. What's your #therealityofparenting moment of the week? Make a mama feel normal will you! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ

Before it is even released, you my wonderful followers have the chance to WIN one of these strollers for yourself πŸ‘Œ
The hardest decision you will have to make is which pattern you will choose πŸ’‹
To enter you must:
1. Follow @mother_freckle & @cosatto
2. Tell me which pattern you want: Chose from either Spectroluxe (pictured) Seattle or Electro and tag a friend or two.
3. Repost this or any of the other the giveaway images with the #MotherBusyGiveaway. Be sure to tag me in the actual image so I can find it πŸ‘Œ

That's it! #goodluck
Closes on 31st July winner will be drawn within 48 hours

Today was a wonderful day. A day of a 3 hour nap. Do I really need to say more?
In the midst of putting away clothes she fell asleep. Without me rocking her or boobing to sleep. In a weird way it felt luxurious, in another I felt really sad. This never happened with Flo so I feel like I am in unchartered territory! Any suggestions of how to keep it going?

After my stories this morning, I now have the Motorola video baby monitor now, so thank you for all of your recommendations πŸ‘Œ and well, just because I love you all.... I have an absolutely AMAZING giveaway for you all. It's only a brand new @cosatto pushchair! So don't go anywhere, because I'll be putting the giveaway post up within the next hour! #staytuned

Last night with the @scummymummies πŸ‘Œ with these babes. Last year, massively pregnant I trotted off to my first @mamasmcr and I am so glad I swallowed the weird anxiety and went anyway because I have met some of the funniest, honest and kind girls through that. So thank you Molly and the gram. You all make me feel a bit more normal. Although no one can take my weirdness away from me πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Have you met anyone because of @instagram? Either in real life or through the pixels? #mumsstrongertogether

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