I was send a list of 100 questions that the mums on my Facebook group wanted to know about me, so here goes with the first 50.
1 What song do you find yourself singing when your hovering/moping the floor?
That would have to be anything from the Cbeebies channel as that’s the only music I get to listen to these days.
2 How does it feel to have inspired over 100′s of woman around the UK ?
Knowing that sharing my own experiences help others gives me the drive to continue to help as many others as I can.
3 Do you find it difficult to face mental illness?
Some days I barely survive, while others I feel more in control. It is draining and I hate it, but I have accepted it. I don’t like myself very much some days.
4 At what age do you most ‘enjoy’ your child? I.e. When they are babbling, or when they are learning to walk etc.
Newborn as they sleep pretty much most of the day (only joking). My two, three and four year old are all pretty amazing at the moment and shows the different milestones, the two year old has to be one of my favourite ages.
5 How do you manage your time? Being a mum to 6, a wife to matt, running a blog and a mums group x x
I am very organised and we have a great routine, the children come first, then the hubby, the group and the blog then I rope friends into helping with housework ha I wish. Some days it can be crazy and I am dead on my feet.
6 If you had to choose between the group and Matt, who would you pick?
Matt understands my role online and thankfully he knows never to make me choose. The Real Supermum helps me more than anyone would ever understand.
7 If you had to name your next child with their name beginning with T, what would you call them? (Boy and Girl)
Tristan for a boy and Tiara for a girl
8 How much is your phone bill monthly?
About £38 per month BT
9 Do you wish you had waited and not had your children young?
In many ways yes, but I can’t so I don’t ever wish things were different as then I would not be me now.
10 What’s your middle name ?
11How did you feel knowing that some off the mums who you have helped so much on your mums group, paid for your wedding cake?
I cried, I was so touched. I told everyone who would listen.
12 Did you get the wedding you always dreamed off?
Yes I did because I organised it all.
13 How many grandchildren do you think you will have?
I dare not even think ….
14 What do you do with the kids when there off school, to stop them all getting bored ?
The eldest 3 do so many out of school activities we always have something to do or somewhere to be going. There are always activities arranged for the kids in local centres during the holidays.
15 How many bedrooms does your house have?
16 Where do you do your food shop?
Morrisons, Asda and Iceland
17Whats your ideal night out with Matt if you ever get too?
We have had 1 night out together in 5 years
18Who is your best friend other than Matt ?
I don’t have one as I have huge issues with trust
19How much is your weekly shop?
Approx £150 including nappies, wipes etc.
20What car do you drive?
I don’t drive
21How do you cope when all 6 kids are off school for the 6 week holiday?
I have to admit it can seem a lifetime especially if its raining and we are all stuck inside.
22 What made you choose Angie as admin ?
To be honest I can’t remember how Angie became admin. But am so glad she agreed to be.
23 How do the kids cope with sharing rooms?
Nakita has her own room, Kia and Casey share, Cameron has his own room and the 2 younger boys share. We gave up our bedroom for them, so we sleep in the toy room on a pull out sofa bed.
24How do you store the children’s Christmas presents, and where do you store them?
This year we had a spare room so put a lock on the door.
25Do you REALLY use paper plates?
Ha ha yes of course I do. All 6 kids have a party each year and when we have a birthday party we do it in style with at least 40 kids, of course I am going to use paper plates.
26Did you ever imagine, you would have a loving husband and 6 gorgeous kids ?
Had you have told me this six years ago I would have laughed at you.
27Out of all the world, where would you like to visit the most and why?
It has to be Australia, where my brother lives. Where I am going in Novemember.
28What is your favourite drink?
I drink at least 10 cups of tea each day
29When do you think you will stop having children?
Never is a long time
30What is your biggest regret?
31Not having the chance to be with my nan when she died
32Are you dreading the ‘teenage’ years from each child?
Nakita is thirteen and I am at my wits end already
33Would you ever do a naked photo shoot ?
Yes of course – but Matt would be the one taking the pictures
34 Do you need expertise balancing techniques to avoid the bombardment of toys in every room?
We have a toy room thankfully and I love storage boxes
35If you could change something in your life, what one thing would you change?
To learn to accept myself for me
36What motivated you to quit smoking, and have you managed to ignore the cravings?
The cost, my health and the fact I do not want my kids to smoke, but I only stayed smoke free for 3 months.
37 How much time on average do you spend on the computer ?
Ha ha no idea – I never get to sit on the laptop till all 6 kids are in bed.
38 Do you ever have ‘wish I could walk out on my life’ days? If so, how do you overcome the feeling?
Very much so, just to have ten minutes to myself is all I ask some days. I remind myself I made this life for myself so to just get on and deal with it.
39 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be ?
I would have boobs
40What made you start ‘The Real Supermum’ ?
41It was Matt’s idea not mine.
42 How did you know matt was the one ?
I didn’t, we met online, met in real life six months later then two weeks later he came to meet my 3 kids, he just forgot to leave.
43 Why did you stay with your Ex for so long ?
My ex was the man I spent eleven years with, the father to three of my children and he was my husband the man I loved. Sadly I could not change him and I had no choice but to end our marriage. Our relationship was very volatile and was damaging my children. Domestic violence is not something you should raise your children around. It broke my heart to leave him. But I feared him more than I loved him.
44 If you had to eat one kind of food for the rest of your life what would you choose ?
45 Whats the hardest thing you have ever had to do ? Watching my nan being lowered into the ground in her coffin.
46Favourite movie/Programme ?
Who will look after my children/The burning bed/Pretty Women and all the soaps
47How do you cope with 6 kids, a mums group and a blog, not to mention the countless other things you do behind the scenes?
It keeps me sane and out of trouble
48Tea/coffee? And how many sugars?
49Tea with milk and 2 sugars
50 Whats your favourite meal ?
I have an eating disorder so don’t much like food, but jacket potato with sweet and sour sauce is one I do enjoy when eating.