{The Ordinary Moments 14} #38 ‘Far More Happy Moments…’




  • Carie says:

    Oh I’m sorry you’ve been feeling so rotten lovely and I hope whatever it is clears up soon. And I think it’s OK to have weeks where everything just feels a bit much – just because there are bigger problems out there in the wide world doesn’t invalidate your feelings. The best thing though is definitely the fact that there are many many more happy moments :)

  • Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough week bit don’t be hard on yourself! we all have them and it doesn’t matter if it feels nothing in comparison to what ‘other people’ are going through, if it is upsetting you then it still matters and you’re allowed to ne a bit dramatic about it. We all try too hard sometimes to be strong and perfect and its not realistic, some weeks just are harder than others. I’m glad a good cry made you feel better and you’re totally right, the rough makes you appreciate the smooth so much more. Hugs xx

  • Oh no poor you :( I think there’s something in the air, as everyone I have spoken to this week feels a bit down – or is poorly :( Weather change perhaps? Get well soon lovely and take care of yourself x x x x Jess

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      I definitely think it is the weather and the change of seasons which has affected everyone a little bit. And everyone I know is poorly too! Thanks Jess. x

  • So many people have been saying they have felt this way, including me. Yes there are people with bigger problems but that doesn’t make ours any less significant at the time. xx
    Love their matching outfits. I dress mine the same half the time. If they had been twins id have made a point not to but at different ages, hair colour and personalities I think it is so cute for them to match!! Hope you have more happy moments this week xx

  • Mummy G says:

    Everyone has weeks like that. You certainly don’t need to feel guilty about it. I thin it’s just a natural part of life, especially if you haven’t been well too. What a gorgeous picture. Hope your through the fog soon x

  • Sorry you’ve not been well. Everything always seems worse when you’re tired and haven’t slept doesn’t it? I remember when O was a newborn and I was exhausted. So tired I didn’t know what to do and couldn’t think straight. I sat on the stairs at about 5:30am and cried for about 10 minutes, and then got up and got on with the day. But that cry made me feel so much better, sometimes you just need to let it out!
    Hope you feel better this week xxx

  • Oh honey I’m sorry you’ve been feeling rotten! Hope this week is better for you and take some time out for you if you can x Linked up with a post about my little bookworm. P.S. My eldest has that stripy top in the photo – so cute!

  • Sorry you have been feeling sick :( health is really one of those things that underpin the way we can enjoy life and if you are constantly feeling poor then there are more of those low points too. Those little moments of happiness amongst the midsts are all the more important in times like these. Hope you get better soon!

  • Anna-Marie says:

    Gorgeous photo!!!

    I have moments of this all the time.. I have so many draft posts about how I am feeling and the stresses of my week, but I feel awful posting them, at the end of the day, I cannot justify posting them, I think there is someone out there having a worser day than me surely! I am so sorry you have been unwell, but hopefully you will get it sorted soon… Much Love xx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      As someone said above our feelings are all relative aren’t they? I think it is important to remember that. I know deep down how lucky I am and I have absolutely no problems compared to some, but occasionally we feel down in the dumps. Thats ok. x

  • Awww those days just suck don’t they. I’m sorry you’ve been poorly it sounds horrible you poor thing.
    I’m glad that getting out in the fresh air made you feel better. Also seeing your gorgeous little ladies like that is definitely going to put a smile on your face!! That bond is so beautiful :) x

  • Me and Andrew both had norovirus at the same time last week and looking after Gwenn was almost impossible. There’s no calling in sick when you’re a mum :-(


    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      It is hard isn’t it when you are poorly? Luckily myself and husband have never been poorly at the same time. x

  • We all have times like this, when life feels a bit difficult. It might not always even be for a reason, it just happens sometimes. I hope this coming week is happier for you. Xx

  • Life at the Little Wood says:

    Oh Katie, I understand this completely, and so often feel the same way. You are right though – life is a series of peaks and troughs isn’t it? We all have our ups and our downs,. And when you read something like this you realise that you’re not alone, and there’s such solidarity in that! I hope you will be feeling better soon poppet. Look after your wee self xxx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      It definitely is and is very comforting to hear that we are not alone, and that it is ok to feel a bit down in the dumps from time to time even though you know how lucky you have got it. x

  • So sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling rubbish. Please don’t be too hard on yourself about it, we all have bad weeks, especially when we’re poorly and tired, just because there are bigger problems out there doesn’t make it any less miserable for you when you feel like this. I hope you start to feel better soon, and in the meantime allow yourself the odd cry and then have lovely walks like this one x

  • Alex {Bump to Baby} says:

    Sorry to hear that this week’s been hard for you Katie. It’s okay to feel like this and write about it. We are all human. I hope your cramps and sickness pass soon. xx

  • Sorry you have been having such a rotten week I hope you are feeling better soon. Every ones tough week is their tough week lovely no use comparing to others your tough week is tough because it is yours. Glad your girls kept you smiling, love their little outfits. xx

  • The thing with our joys and our bad days is that it’s all relative to us isn’t it? You’re allowed to feel blue and indulge it and also recognise that on the whole you have it pretty good. I hope you’re ok and smiling and the moment passes. You’re lovely and don’t ever feel bad for feeling bad xx

  • Aww Katie, I totally get this! I think we all have time when we are just totally exhausted and we let everything get on top of us. Not helped if you aren’t feeling too well either, I hope you start to feel better soon. Funnily enough I just wrote my Ordinary Moments this week about having a weekend we all needed, we’ve had a stressful couple of weeks for one reason or another, I’m sure my hormones will never be back to normal but then when you let it all go everything seems so much better. I only said to my husband this week that I’d had a terrible day with the kids but I don’t think they did anything that bad it was more the way I was handling things. You do need to get the bad stuff out of your system and I love the idea that we need those hard moments to appreciate the happier ones all the more. Hope you start to feel more yourself soon xx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      I think we all have weeks and days like this. And I agree it is the way you handle things sometimes- if I start off the day feeling uptight and tense then I can automatically end up being that way with the girls and in turn stress them out. If I try and start the day in a happy relaxed mood then it definitely makes it all go that little bit smoother. xx

  • Hi Katie, I can relate lots here. we’ve had an up& down week too.. Hope you feel better soon xxx

  • Donna says:

    Lovely post. I had a good old cry on my Birthday eve. Not because I was sad about turning 30 but because Hubby’s present to me hadn’t arrived in time and he’d made no plans to celebrate. That, on top of lots of other little things made me cry, but I needed it and I spent my Birthday, with my little family doing a whole lot of nothing in particular and it was perfect. I was full again! You have a great way with words x

  • Katie says:

    If only the people in the worst possible situations were allowed to complain then we would never be able to complain about anything. A little complaining here and there is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact I would go as far as saying it’s dangerous to feel that you shouldn’t be allowed to. Get it out, feel better and move on. Bottling it up just makes it 10 times worse. Hoping next week is much brighter for you both mentally and physically. Lots of love to you and your lovely family Katie xxx

  • Oh gosh ‘cuteness’. I totally sympathise. Life is really hard. Sometimes we get so busy on autopilot, that it’s the little things that can push us over the edge and equally back again. Big hugs pretty lady. Well done on your run today too. xx

  • Jenny says:

    ahhh bless you Katie, so sorry to hear you have been ill again. I wish they could help you more by finding out what’s causing it. Never easy to have two young ones and sick and feeling a bit down. But you are right it’s nice to have a good cry and get back out there and pull ourselves back up. I have been not well myself and was feeling very overwhelmed this week. I hope a good cry will do the trick too. I think its human nature to have an up and down week. Love the matching outfits and gorgeous photos. Lovely moment.

  • Oh huni, I hope you have been to the Doctor’s (I am sure you have). It is important to look after ourselves, it is not just our little ones who are important. I hope they can give you some answers and help resolve the problem, as parenting is hard enough without adding illness into the mix. I always feel guilty when I feel down and also think I have no right to have PND, but I have started to realise that my feelings are just as valid to me, as others are to them. Lots of love xx

  • Notmyyearoff says:

    I hope the cramps and illness subside soon. I had a similar phase a while back and got referred for a scan which helped find out why I was getting all the cramps. Hope you’re better soon lovely xx

  • Aw Katie, I’m so sorry your feeling rubbish, I totally relate, there is nothing worse than feeling unwell it really makes everything seem so difficult. Hope you feel alot better soon x

  • Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling like this. I’ve been feeling a bit that way too – a combination of weather, feeling stressed and a bit overwhelmed. I hope you find the route to your pains soon – have you seen the doctor? No wonder you smiled when you saw your little cherubs. So cute :)

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      I have been to the doctor and thankfully I am being seen by a consultant now at least. I do definitely think the weather makes a difference, I hate this rain! Thanks for the lovely comment Suzanne. x

  • Katie says:

    Poor old thing – I think the biggest shock when I had the baby was that I could no longer be ‘poorly’, because it didnt matter how I was feeling – the baby still needed to be looked after. I makes every other thing (no matter how insignificant) seem that much worse. Hope you feel better soon!

  • We’re definitely all allowed to wallow every now and again! I think sometimes if you’re at home with children, albeit working from home too, you feel that you can’t have a ‘bad day’ or a whinge as much, where as if you are working for someone else/ in an office, you can moan a hell of a lot more. I have no idea why this is though! Maybe because we feel we should be more grateful? I don’t know. When I get stressed with myself for feeling grumpy, I try and remember this, then pick myself and start fresh the next day. It’s healthy to feel a range of emotions, and like you say, you need to have the lows to experience the highs! Hope you have a better week lovely xx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      That is really true, I agree. I get stressed too with feeling grumpy because deep down I know how lucky I am and I feel bad for moaning. Thanks lovely. x

  • LauraCYMFT says:

    Don’t ever feel like a fraud for saying you’re having a bad week. Everyone has their own problems and, whilst it is true that sometimes there may be someone worse off than us, at the end of the day, what is important to you, is important to you. I think it would be far worse if you kept it bottled up and didn’t share how you were feeling. I hope you feel better soon. It sounds like you’ve been quite poorly the last few months! x

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Thanks Laura for the lovely comment- I do sometimes think that my ‘problems’ pale in comparison to every one else’s so I feel bad for moaning. But I agree we are all allowed bad weeks every now and again. x

  • Oh Katie you are too cute! You should write what ever you want to write and not worry at all! :)
    I hope they find the reason for your poorlyness soon you poor thing – must be so frustrating.

    Its a good point you raise about feeling full and appreciating it.

    The photo of your girls is beautiful. I love photos like that. I have a similar one from my weekend, so I will be linking up later on :) xxx

  • Anna says:

    You should never feel bad about writing about hard weeks even if they seem trivial on the scale of other people’s. Sometimes all the little things add up and tip the balance. And it’s pretty tough to put up with feeling poorly for so long.

    Also remember everything you write can help someone else – and often does. I was feeling rubbish last week and 2 things really helped – one was talking to another mum at a baby group and the other was that I happened to click on the ‘Words’ section of your blog and read “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful” which was just what I needed right then. It also motivated me to finish off a post in my drafts folder about the ups and downs of parenthood.

    Hope your sickness improves soon and keep on writing your lovely words. You are such a glass half full person and it’s really inspiring.

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Anna thank you so much for this lovely comment- funnily enough exactly what you say has happened here. Your words you have written to me have helped me no end this evening too. x

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