August Wins

Hi comping friends! Well what can I say – the month started off badly with a few days dedicated to chasing prizes that never arrived but actually turned into a belter with over £750 worth of prizes arriving!
If you are new to my blog you can find out more about Why I ‘Comp’ here.
But before I start I must say a massive thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send a comment or message following my previous blog The Voice You Think But Shouldn’t Believe about my battle with anxiety. (disclaimer: don’t click if you don’t appreciate blue language!) I am truly touched by the love and support I have received. On that note this would be the perfect time to tell you about I prize I won yesterday which technically should be in my September Wins blog, but I think it would be wrong not to mention it now! I truly believe this prize will help to change my life! I’ve been lucky enough to win a place on a self-appreciation and mindfulness course that is going to be held in a beautiful spa in Chester. The prize is worth £160 and will be run by leading industry experts and the founder of the Restore Juice Company. I won this by a simple like, comment and share on Facebook. I am so excited to go on it and I am really hoping I can learn some calming techniques to improve my condition. I really wanted to win this one and I’m so grateful I did! It’s like the Gods are listening up there!

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The Voice You Think But Shouldn’t Believe.

Today I want to talk about my arsehole. No – not my actual arsehole – although if you want to talk post partum or ‘forever partum’ piles for that matter, I’m all ears. Note to self : I must try and write a blog that doesn’t mention body parts soon.

Anyway! My arsehole is what I like to call the fucking twat of a negative voice inside my head. The one that says I’m not a good enough mum, wife, weight, daughter and friend. The one that when I look in the mirror screams out my bad points instead of my good. The critical arsehole that simply never shuts up. The voice I think but shouldn’t believe.

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My July Wins

So this is my very first comping winning blog! If you don’t know me then let me introduce my hobby to you, I’m a ‘comper’ someone who enters 100s of competitions most days to help me and my family have treats we wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. I do this alongside surveys, product testing and matched betting to work from home on top of looking after my little boy Sonny. I usually manage to win an average of £400 worth of prizes per month and July didn’t disappoint with £460 worth of goodies to be exact. So without further ado here’s what I won this month and how I did it. Continue reading

Are you a Maternal Gatekeeper?

So here’s a term I learnt recently – Maternal Gatekeeping.

This is what psychologists refer to as a ‘a mother who’s beliefs and behaviour inhibit greater father involvement in family life.’ Continue reading

Teething Matters

As mums we all know teething happens, as a new mum you don’t always know when it’s happening. My little boy, Sonny, spent months gnawing, dribbling, biting down on his fingers and generally crying (screaming) in discomfort. Continue reading

Why I ‘Comp’.

Everyone who knows me will know I love ‘comping’ which is basically someone who is addicted to entering competitions! I first got into comping when I was pregnant with my little boy and I realized I needed some help to afford all the things I needed for my soon to be arriving bundle of joy. I started to enter a few competitions here and there and I was absolutely delighted when I won a hamper containing baby-gros, socks and products worth over £100! From that day froward I was hooked! I’ve since gone on to win over £5000 worth of prizes including 4 holidays! Continue reading