Friday, 28 February 2014

Because it's almost Mother's Day...and all mothers deserve a treat! Win some chocolates from Hotel Chocolat!

A few days ago, a lovely blogger friend of mine nominated me to receive a gift from Hotel Chocolat and I am eagerly anticipating delivery of a pot of Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Body Butter.....I predict a little bit of 'me time' coming soon! Thanks Kate from Family Fever!




In turn, I was asked to nominate another mummy blogger. The decision was very difficult I have to say but I decided to nominate a blogger friend who has been poorly on and off for what seems like weeks! Liz from  Cambridge Mummy recently published a post all about all the things she has 'not' done whilst being unwell which can be found here (have a read - it's amusing...unless you are going through it of course!). I know she's been poorly but this made me smile. There are few people I know who are quite so honest!!! I have therefore nominated Liz to receive some chocolates - namely Hotel Chocolat's 'H-box for my Mum Selection'. She may not be my Mum (obviously!) but she is a mum to two lovely children and everyone deserves a treat now and again. So Liz - this is for you.....enjoy!

Well - that's me and Liz covered but of course EVERY Mum needs a treat now and again and I have a second box of chocolates to give away to one of my lovely readers....so make sure that you enter NOW!!!!

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Nom nom! Good luck everyone!

284 comments:

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    1. There must be a few things that stick out in you mind........??????

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  2. Can't think of anyone who deserves the chocs more than Liz - except me of course!

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    1. I agree - I hope that she enjoys them!

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  3. Firstly, well done Liz, extremely well deserved! "What's the best bit about being a Mum?" Just my little poeple in general. Watching them grow and change, make their own decsions and seeing them progress into young adults. #proud :)

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    1. Doesn't time fly quickly though once you have children????

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  4. The best thing about being a mum? Watching them do new things every day, growing from helpless babies into little people, then bigger people... And knowing that I have a significant part to play in their growth and development - a very important job, if I do say so myself!

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    1. I agree - it's lovely to see children grow up and know that you've helped to make that little person!

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  5. I adore Hotel Chocolat so I bet Liz was delighted

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  6. The first smile when they wake up in the morning

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  7. having grandchildren that you can give back to your kids lol

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  8. Dunno cos I'm a Dad - But that's great anyway!

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    1. What's the best thing about being a Dad then? ;)

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  9. Hugs at bedtime, even after they have refused to go to bed!

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  10. Everything :) x

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  11. watching my children grow and learn! :-) x

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  12. knowing that the love is unconditional

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  13. Knowing that when my son says he loves me, he absolutely means it from the bottom of his heart - Kay Broomfield

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  14. regardless of what they do you will always love them.

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  15. The smiles you get that only a mother will see xxx

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  16. I'm not a mum - but I imagine watching your kids personality traits come out and see them become proper little people.

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  17. Everything , from being a mum to grandma

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  18. watching them as they grow up

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  19. Seeing the kids laughing and having fun, also cuddles and I love yous!

    Ashleigh

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  20. Having endless fun.

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  21. The joy of watching them growing up and learning new things

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  22. Seeing them happy when you do something nice for them, it really makes you feel appreciated :)

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  23. watching them whilst they sleep

    KATHY D

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  24. The hugs, smiles and laughter

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  25. Seeing them happy and enjoying themselves.

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  26. Being loved and having lots of fun
    (kim neville)

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  27. The best thing about being a mum is the unconditional love and the bond i have with my daughters, knowing they will always need me no matter how old they get and i will always be there for them.

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  28. Having someone else to do the washing up. No?

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  29. leigh cunningham4 March 2014 at 16:06

    seeing your baby smile, nothing beats the smile on there faces. it melts my heart.

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  30. best bit is the love you recieve and the fun

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  31. The best bit about being a Mum is when they come and give you a hug just because they want to.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  32. All of it :D Love, huggles, everything it's the best :)

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  33. The best thing is all the different ways they show you that they love you, when they smile, give you a cuddle, run to you for a cuddle when they are hurt or frightened, share a story or adventure or sweet with you, giggle when they are tickled, run away and laugh at you when you want to brush their hair or change a nappy, -------- oh the list is endless, (and the smile on my face is huge just thinking about them)

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  34. The Unconditional Love. Children build a strong bond with Mum, which lasts their lifetime. Fun and hugs are next on the list.

    Rachel Craig

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  35. watching the children learn and see their expressions when they experience something new

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  36. cuddles and the fun things he says

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  37. The unconditional and unfailing love & attention she lavishes on her children, treats, cuddles, and encouragements.

    grace88u@yahoo.co.uk

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  38. Cuddles from my lovely girls

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  39. the snuggles i get fro no reason

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  40. Watching them reach new milestones

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  41. errrmm the best bit about being a mum is being a mum x

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  42. Erm Erm Erm, I'm thinking...... knowing deep down inside them somewhere amongst the hormones they love me just a little bit :-)

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  43. hugs and kisses and my kids being happy

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  44. caleb is now coming and giving kisses of his own accord. i love that!

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  45. I love the unconditional love, the hugs they give and how they make me laugh :)

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  46. The unconditional love and when my daughter tells me I am the best Mummy ever!

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  47. when they hug you and say loe you
    form samantha price

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  48. No one loves me as much as they do!

    @rachiegr

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  49. Best bit about being a mum is watching the first and the developments as they grow and knowing you have helped mold them

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  50. Everything the tears the laughter, the cuddles and the kisses

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  51. Everything, even when you have to deal with the bad stuff, the good stuff makes up for it.

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  52. unconditional love, and the words that they coin!

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  53. Watching them grow up, learn about the world and seeing what kind of person they become, which is in part due to how they are raised by us.

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  54. cuddles and tucking into bed at night x

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  55. I'm a mum to fur babies and I know they love me as much as I love them

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  56. The love she has foe me, and I can feel it in her hugs!

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  57. Being the first to see them come into this big world, first to hear them talk and first to see them walk xx

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    1. I'm a dad, but I was 1st to see my sons into the world(she was too busy giving birth !!!!) , and also to see my 1st son walk - can't remember talking though.
      But it is joyful for mum and dad.
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  58. when they tell you they love you melts my heart

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  59. Watching them learn and grow into their beings.

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  60. Watching/helping them reaching new goals :)

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  61. When I put my baby to bed and she says night night I love you lots mummy, melts my heart everytime :) lets me no im doing my job right :)

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  62. It's no longer just about ME lol

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  63. cuddles from your children

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  64. Although my children are now grown up, I remember vividly walking into my children's bedrooms each morning when they were around 18 months or so and they would be stood up in their cot and put their arms out to you with a big cheeky grin on their faces, it just melts your heart. So this is the best experience of being a mum, all those moments of which there are hundreds, it's just a shame you can't remember them all.

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  65. The smiles and cuddles from my girls

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  66. The love of our children in their eyes melts are hearts.

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  67. EVERYTHING!!!!!
    Deb Alexander
    debbie-alexander@sky.com

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  68. debbie godbolt7 March 2014 at 21:05

    hi i think its the huge amount of love we feel for each other i didnt know it was possible to love this much :)

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  69. Everything! I think seeing his independent personality & sense of humour emerge! And I love seeing how other people respond to him - it makes me feel like I've done a good job when they say he's cute & polite & clever.

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  70. every day is special i dont think i could possibly single out any one thing

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  71. The smiles and the comments as they get older "I love you Mummy" " you look pretty today Mummy" just the best job everyday being a Mum!!!

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  72. Passing on tradition :)

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  73. Gosh, loads! The rush of love when they give you a surprise cuddle. The proud feeling that makes me want to cry at plays and when she achieves something.

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  74. It starts when they are born and you fall overwhelmingly in love, and after the first thirty years that love hasn't gone

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  75. A bedtime story together on a cold winters night snuggled up in our PJs

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  76. Seeing as I'm a dad !!! The best thing must be to have dad there :)
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  77. Getting the biggest cuddles in the mornings (when Chloe isn't grumpy of course lol)

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  78. My daughter has just learned to give kisses. So, at the moment, the best bit about being a dad is getting a big sloppy kiss from her!

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  79. The family 4 in a bed cuddles on a Sunday morning.

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  80. The hugs and watching them grow and learn.

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  81. I don't have any children but I do have 2 cats. I love it when Domino sits on my lap and purrs really loudly.

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  82. The kisses, cuddles and pure love

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  83. The best thing about being a mum is seeing your children acheive things :)

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  84. Watching the kid's grow into their own person and being very proud of their achievements.

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  85. The unconditional love you have for your children.

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  86. watching them become amazing adults

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  87. the grandchildren - cant have them without being a mum first

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  88. faye huntington12 March 2014 at 20:14

    the hugs of course! :) faye xx

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  89. The smiles and the cuddles, feeling proud.. the list is endless :) x

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  90. The toothy smile when I say Ee Bye Gum, lol x

    Lisa Jones

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  91. big hugs and smiles :)
    Helen booth

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  92. Being called mum by this little person, who looks to me to make the world alright.

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  93. Looking at your child and knowing that they are part of you and that every new thing they learn or do is amazing, and the feeling of pride and love you get from watching them.

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  94. Pam Francis Gregory13 March 2014 at 12:33

    The hugs

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  95. My Mum says "Having me as her eldest child" :-D

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  96. cuddles, kisses, watching him grow into a wonderful little boy knowing 'I did that', and the best thing in this world is hearing him laugh

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  97. knowing what love is for the first time in my adult life

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  98. Being a dad - it is all about watching the kids grow and mature.

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  99. the cuddles :) i'll never tire of them x

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  100. I'm not a mum , but i love my mummy .. i'm just 14 so .... would love to win some chocs that we all could enjoy together xx

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  101. Becoming a grandma, and can give them back

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  102. When your children first say "I Love you Mummy" - makes all the hard work worthwhile

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  103. Getting to relive your youth - playing on the swings, jumping on the trampoline, watching disney and goig to the local zoo together :)

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  104. So so many things, I have to say that getting cuddles of my little girl are amazing and when she tells me she loves me theirs no better feeling then that.

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  105. Your Love reflected back through your children's eyes ....

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  106. the unconditional love - nothing else is like it!

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  107. Ooh lots of things, but having somebody who is as bonkers as me around is brilliant!!

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  108. Watching my little monkey grow up

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  109. lynsey buchanan16 March 2014 at 23:06

    Unconditional love

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  110. everything. but especially the cuddles

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  111. The way they say things, sometimes it can be really hard to keep a straight face :)

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  112. hugs and kisses

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  113. Being the most important person in my baby girl's life.

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  114. To see your kids happy healthy snd worry free and to know youve done that

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  115. the unconditional love you give and get back.

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  116. When your kids give you a cuddle for no reason at all.

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  117. Everything, the bond between you and your children, seeing them smile and grow...the whole lot.
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  118. I am not a mum but best bit about having one is someone to love and care for you! and having a best friend from birth

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  119. Watching their personalities grow and being a part of their imagination

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  120. My son is autistic so watching him do things I was told he would never do feels amazing

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  121. watching them grow up and reach milestones

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  122. Lucia Jefferson18 March 2014 at 19:09

    Watching them learn new things

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  123. I was so busy trying to do everything right that I sometimes think I missed out. I loved that feeling I was doing something so special, but I promise all struggling Mums, good enough really IS good enough!
    (And being a Granny is so much more relaxing and fun!)

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  124. knowing that although you give the children all the tools they need in life they are always gonna need a mummy cuddle when things get tricky

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  125. I love how much my kids have made me laugh, impressed me and made me proud.

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  126. The lovely little random hugs and kisses when you're not expecting them

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  127. JUST KNOWING THAT MY BABY FEELS SAFE IN MY COMPANY AND IT SETTLES HER TO SIMPLY FIND MAMA IN THE ROOM AND HAVE A CUDDLE AND A PLAY. HER SMILE GETS ME EVERY TIME!

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  128. seeing their happy little faces when they achieve things

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  129. cuddles and laughter :) x

    Natalie Gillham

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  130. Everything! It's the best job in the world!

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  131. just being part of child development

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  132. not sure, im a soon to be dad!

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  133. Seeing my kids every day and knowing they are happy x

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  134. the love you have for your children, seeing them grow everyday

    @cassienora

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  135. Just seeing them accomplish their dreams and be happy

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  136. the laughs and the cuddles

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  137. Cuddles and kisses anytime I want!

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  138. being with the children helping them grow up to be good and clever

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  139. Everything!! I am so proud of my girls, had parents evening last night and they are both do so well - def a proud mum moment :)

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  140. knowing that i am the only person my young son relies on right now. im one in 7 billion ;) x

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  141. unconditional love every day :)

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  142. Everything - even the challenging bits!

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  143. Being the goto person for the kids, when they've got something to share :)

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  144. Cuddles,kisses and sharing chocolate. :-)

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  145. the best part about being a mum is the hugs when the day is a down day and the light that shines every time I see my daughters and my grandchildren

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  146. lots of love and laughter x

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  147. I don't have kids so I couldn't say.

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  148. on to the Grandma stage now - and I don't have to get up in the night when they cry!
    tiz5005

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  149. louise e bennett19 March 2014 at 17:42

    the love

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