10 reasons I love being a Mum! 

Being a mum is one of the most time-consuming, never-ending and amazing jobs in the world. It is an honour, a privilege and a gift to be given these tiny people to look after. Sometime we are even the ones lucky enough to create these adorable wonders and sometime they not made up of our DNA but they have still the centre of our universe and unbelievable love we feel for our child is indescribable.

Even if some days they make us want to pull our hair out or we bribe them with biscuits and their favourite TV because we want 5 minutes peace, so we can go to the loo without a trail of children following and watching as we pee or even better we get to drink a hot cup of coffee before we accidentally close our eyes and wake up to realise we have drifted off and the kids decided to redecorate the living room walls or better our faces. (Or does this just happen to me?)

Now before this becomes a list of all the downfall to being a mum, I will get to my point. That even though our kids can annoy us to the point of distraction, they are still the most precious treasures we will ever be given and because of this here is my list of the reasons I love being a mum.

  1. Watching their faces light up with joy!Nothing is better than seeing my children smile. For me knowing that they are happy and seeing it on their face lets me know that even though I’m not prefect I must be doing something right.
  2. When I watch them exploring, learning and trying new thing.While doing this my children tend to make more mess then I thought possible for people so small. But as long as they are having fun I don’t really care about the mess (sometimes).
  3. Their unexpected kisses.This happens to me regularly. I will be sat playing or stood making tea and out of no where a little person will run up and plant one on me. It is the best feeling in the world to know you are that loved that they had to stop what ever they were doing just to show you they care.
  4. Their little hands.I don’t know about you but I love my children’s hands. I love holding them, tickling them and kissing them. I could stare in wonder at those tiny digits all day. I love how small they are and how perfectly they fit around my finger or in my hand.
  5. Reading them a bedtime stories.I love reading to my kids and I use to read to T and P every night without fail. But as I had more children and the kids got older, the reading started to dwindle (Mainly due to my exhaustion). It’s was something that would plague me with guilt because I knew my girls would be missing out. So at start of this year I made a vow that I would try my best to read a story or sing a lullaby to all my kids before bed on a night. (It has been broken a few times but I make up for it the next night)
  6. Watching them sleep.They look so peaceful, sweet and cute. I just get lost in their faces and before I know it, a moment has turned into and hour and I realise their asleep.
  7. I love watching them play and getting involved!Who’s says just because you have kids you can’t spend your time pulling funny face and being silly together. That just because you’re a mum now you can’t act like a loon in the street or pretend the ground shoots laser if you stand on the cracks. One of my favourite things about motherhood is watching my kids play and use their imaginations. I love taking part and playing along as they describe the adventure they are taking me on. Who says just because you get older you have to grow up!
  8. Cuddles!I don’t even think I need to give a reason for why I love this one. It’s enough said.
  9. When they want to learn from you.When your try to cook or bake or clean and you have this little person who is interested and wants to watch and help you do it. When you know in that omens that you are teaching the a life skill by baking buns or filling up the washing machine or cleaning up for themselves. It fills you with hope that they will know how to look after themselves when they inevitably grow up and leave home.
  10. The pride you feel when you realise that this amazing family is yours! And you wouldn’t trade them for the world!

 

Why do you love being a mum? 

Oh and by the way

Happy Mother’s Day 

Nikki x

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BakerDays Letterbox Mother’s Day Cake

As Mother’s Day approaches my excitement has been growing, because it’s a day that I get a lie in (I know your thinking the same as me “what’s a lie in?”) and get to chill out. 

I love Mother’s Day because it is a day that my kids tend to be a little extra attentive. They try their best to be nice and repeatedly tell me I’m the best mum ever. (What mum doesn’t like hearing that)

This excitement was given a boast when I was asked if I would review a Mother’s Day letterbox cake from BakerDays, because it meant the start of my Mother’s Day celebrations and I got to eat cake! 

I completely loved going through there amazing site and looking at all the yummy looking personalised cakes that you can design yourself and make order in a range of sizes.

  • Cupcake (1 portion)
  • Letterbox 5″ (4 portions)
  • Small 7″ (10-12 portions)
  • Medium 9″ (18-25 portions)
  • Large 12″ (40-55 portions)

(Plus with every large cake you get a Free helium balloon)

The day the cake actually arrived, I was so giddy. I couldn’t wait to open the box and devour some cake. This urge was enhanced even more by the delicious that smell wafted in my face as I lifted the lid of the box and I was greeted by the most adorable looking cake tin.



I have to say I was completely blown away by the cake tin. It just added that little extra touch of quality and made the whole thing feel really special. 

I had a quick sneaky look inside and took some snaps before the kids managed to see it (Once they saw cake, the constant nattering asking for a piece would start). Luckily I managed to get some great shots before I put the tin away and save the cake for a sweet treat after our tea.  



When I was first looked at the site I was a little unsure of the cake sizes as I didn’t think the letterbox cake would give us 4 pieces like it’s said but I was pleasantly surprised when I had the cake in front of me because it was bigger then I thought. I knew I would be able to cut it up and the whole family would be able to have a piece. 

I was absolutely smitten with the design of the cake and how clear the writing on it was. I going to personalise it more and add my childrens names when I ordered but I wasn’t sure they would all fit on the cake and even though it was bigger then expected I still don’t think it would of looked right with all 4 kids names on. So I was happy to have to original design that it still as felt really meaningful.



I really liked the fact that the icing went all the way to the edge of the cake board and wasn’t only on the cake. It made the design look great.

When it came to cutting into the cake the favour was a complete surprise for me as I didn’t read the site properly and completely missed the fact that they have 6 different types of cakes available,

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit
  • Half & Half (vanilla, chocolate, vanilla)
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Which is great if there are certain cake flavours you don’t like or if your allergic or intolerant to certain ingredients. I personally can’t stand fruit cake and I was praying that wasn’t want I was going to find. So as I made my first cut I was holding my breathe.

It was a major relief when I found out it was a mouth watering vanilla sponge.



I was a little gutted that it was just 1 layer instead of being split in to 2 and filled with icing or cream, but I guess that would affect how long it would stay fresh for and how well it would travel. 

And when your sending a cake out in the post you want it to turn up looking great, not battered, smeared or worse, going off.

That being the case it’s a good job these cakes are designed to stay fresh for up to 14 days and are sent out in that amazing tin to keep them well protected and in one piece.

The kids completely loved the cake and thought it was delicious

and Baby dove right in, without a second though.

I waited until the brood were in bed before I relaxed and tried mine (with a nice cup of coffee of course!) I was really pleased with how yummy it was, even if I did find the icing a little much but then I never really been a lover of icing.

Even though I didn’t love the icing I am already planning my next cake and leaving hints at the Hubby for my birthday (which is in next few months) because I am that pleased with the cake and would love a personalised birthday cake from him and kids.

The Letterbox cakes retail at £14.99 and can be delivered 7 days a week (If you order a week in advance you get Free delivery!) and all designs can fit all cake sizes.

BakerDays can be found on multiple social media channels too such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many more. 

So if you thinking of buying you mum something special for Mother’s Day and your not sure what to get. Try a lovely cake that’s a little bit different, really great quality and is personalised to give it that extra amazing touch. I promise she will love it.

Nikki x 

Disclaimer…

I was not paid for this review, however I was given the product to keep in exchange for my honest opinion of the item and it’s features.

Mother’s Day!

Although Mother’s Day isn’t a big thing in our house and I’m normally contented with a hand drawn card the kids made in school an a sleep in until a shocking 9am.

This year I know I’m going to be spoilt for choice. My lovely boys have both painted me a lovely candle holder in craft club at school (that I’m not suppose to know about but sneaked a peak at yesterday in coffee afternoon)and the girls have painted and glittered me a flower pot each for some daffodils at play group last week.(actually E painted them as Baby slept but the thought still counts)

The only down side to this year is going to be the fact my husband has to work from 2pm. So I need to think up something nice we can all do as a family in the morning and do I work my wonders in the kitchen to create a good old Yorkshire roast like I do normally or do I treat me and my little tribe to a day out once dad’s at work?

Maybe going for and adventure down the woods with a picnic and a stop in the park. Letting the kids climb, run free and maybe even find some leaves an twigs to make some collages when we get home.

They’re some great ideas out there and I am feeling very creative at minute. Keep an eye out for future posts and see what we actually get up too 🙂

Nikki ❤)