7 Things I’ve Learnt This Week – 23 Feb/1 March

So I wanted to create a regular blog post and as a mummy, wife, daughter, woman, adult and person (to name a few) it struck me that we are learning new things all the time. Some things are more important or useful than others, some are just nice to know, some things may be shocking or surprising and some things you may wish you hadn’t learnt at all.

Here is my 7 for this week:

1. My fractured heel could take up to 6 months to heal fully! I’m now 2 months on from my accident and don’t have to go back to the hospital for another 2 months but I may have to have an operation if it is healing too slowly.

2. My mum has downloaded the Fifty Shades trilogy to read! After reading it myself when first released I banned her from buying it as the thought of my 60 year old mum reading all those sex scenes was too much to bear and I was trying to save her blushes.

3. You should buy a new mattress for a cot/moses basket for each new baby! I overheard a sales assistant telling a prospective mum this was because of the risk of SIDs while we were out shopping for a new buggy. This wasn’t something I ever thought about and we were given a moses basket by family and never replaced the mattress pad.

4. Even superstars like Madonna can come down to earth with a bang…literally! I’m guessing Mr L and I were amongst the millions of people who let out a gasp as we watched her fall at The Brits.

5. How to customise/add more thingsthings to my blog! I’ve spent the last week working out how to create an archive page and widget (OK so I’ve only been blogging since last month but at least it looks organised even if not much content yet), I’ve added widgets to follow/like me across social media and have set up a Pinterest.

6. Potty training is going to be hard work! I’ll be doing some posts on this but at the minute little miss knows what the potty is for and all depends what mood she’s in whether wants to try use it (tries most days but not actually done anything yet) or whether she screams the house down for a nappy on!

7. I’m a lightweight when it comes to alcohol! This isn’t technically something I learnt this week but it is something I need to learn and accept as again I was reminded while out at the weekend. Whilst there is a will to be able to handle my drink there doesn’t appear to be a way. I did however give myself a pat on the back for recognising early on being drunk and crutches don’t mix so I took things very steady and enjoyed a soft drink or two.

Mama and More

6 thoughts on “7 Things I’ve Learnt This Week – 23 Feb/1 March

  1. Oh the dreaded potty training. My advice for what it’s worth is don’t worry about it too much. For some reason, because I’m actually quite relaxed when it comes to parenting, I got myself ridiculously worked up about what to do with my first. I’m sure she picked up on that and it made it so much harder. Good luck! If my Mum is reading 50 Shades, I’m very glad I don’t know about it! #twinklytuesday


    1. Thank you! I need to make my mind up whether we go for it or let her lead the way. As long as mum doesn’t want us to go see the film together…that would push me over the edge x


  2. I’m with Annabel on the potty training front! My son wasn’t properly potty trained until he was gone 3, we tried and tried before then but he was just having none of it. When we took the pressure something eventually clicked with him and he got it. I’m generally on the ‘let them lead the way team’ because my children are like me and will do things in their own time. We dig our heels in if people try to pressure us! x


  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery for your heel! About potty training, I found the thought of it much worse than the reality – we had a hellish week of constant washing, then it seemed to click and both mine were out of nappies for daytime by the time they were 2 and a half. As for the booze – I was always told, 1 glass of water for every glass of alcohol so your body doesn’t get dehydrated! Thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou


  4. Ah potty training, the joys! Zoe will sometimes do a wee and sometimes not, depends on her mood. I’m not brave enough to try big girl pants yet though!
    Anna (heading over from the #TwinklyTuesday linky


  5. Great post – we are in the midst of a long potty training cycle! We started but he hasn’t really got it and we don’t think it’s a good idea to go back! So now he just uses it when he remember too which I guess is better than nothing! And oh yes, the Madonna thing – we rewound it several times! Thanks for linking up with #twinklytuesday


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