Throwback Thursdays: Mummy Of Five Miracles

It’s that time of week where it can only mean one thing; it’s time for our Throwback Thursdays series! Each week, you’ll be able to find more about the childhoods of some of the very best parenting bloggers; their treasured memories and best bits, even how their own upbringing has affected their parenting style. So settle down and get comfy, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane.

This Throwback Thursday, I’m joined by Cheryl from Mummy Of Five Miracles.Cheryl’s blog follows her life as a mum to 5 gorgeous little ones. Today, she’s chatting about her memories of being spoilt at Christmas and the horrible impact being bullied at school had on her life.

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Hiya, I’m Cheryl…

Everybody calls me Chez. Im 35 years old and live in Shropshire with my fiancé Gareth who I’ve been with since 3rd June 2012 and our 5 children! Harry who is becoming a teenager on the 23rd of April (when did I get so old?) Ellie-Jayne who is 12 exactly a week later on the 30th, 7 year old Annabelle, tiny tearaway 2 year old Freddie and the baby of the family, Elizabeth Ann who is 7 months old. I promise I’ve finally worked out what’s caused the babies and there won’t be any more! I enjoy singing, reading Christmas romance books, music and walking with the family (this is new and even my body is shocked with that fact!).

I grew up in a house with my mum, my dad, brothers and sister. My elder sister is 11 years older, my brother 8 years and my other brother is 5 years older than me so I was the baby of the family. We were extremely lucky that we grew up in a loving home. We didn’t have everything that all of our friends had but we always had a holiday and at Christmas and birthdays we were massively spoilt. The main thing we had in our house was love. We often played board games and had a good laugh together. I really don’t have much to complain about my parents worked extremely hard and we never went without!

My earliest memory…

Was when I was 5 years old. I had spent ages banging on and on to my parents about wanting my ears pierced and was always told no. On my 5th birthday, my dad picked me up from school and said that he was taking me to get them done. I was mega excited.

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My Throwback Thursday photo…

I was about 14/15 and it was Boxing Day. My parents always had a party so we were having a little bit of karaoke and a great big laugh! The girl in the photo with me is my best friend Kerry, we used to go everywhere together and she was like part of the furniture. I’m the one with the awful half dyed blonde-y brown hair.

The best bit of growing up…

Was definitely Christmas. My parents would do anything they could to make it as magical as possible and I knew regardless of anything else going on Christmas would always be perfect and fun. The worst part was getting severely bullied at school to the point I felt that I had no other option than to end my life. Thankfully I spoke out and I received the help I needed, I will never be able to express how much that has affected my life.

I want my children to experience…

A love of playing board games, I have taught them how to play cards for sweets like I used to play. We also make a big deal of Christmas and make it as magical as possible.  I am always very open with my children as when I was growing up I never really felt comfortable talking about personal things or situations. I try my best to make sure that my children know I’m open and ready whenever they need to talk.

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It’s different growing up these days…

I think they don’t really get childhoods now, everything is about computers and tablets or phones. Children today don’t seem to know how to just play!. They are so eager to grow up instead of enjoying it. My 7 year old does not play at all unless we force her. I think they are more pressured in school and have to sit a lot more tests and exams. They also don’t have the option to go home and forget about school like we did because of the access to things like social media and it can make things more stressful for them.

If I could be any age, I’d be…

16 , school was over and the world was my oyster. I had started doing a touring production and it was my first real job and on a stage.  All I ever wanted to do was perform so it was an amazing experience. Not only that I had my best friends by my side every day. It was an age where life didn’t get in the way and was just there to be enjoyed.
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Thanks Chez for taking part and sharing your memories. If you’d like to hear more about her family and adventures you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on her blog

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2 Comments

  1. 1st June 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Thank you for having me 🙂 I enjoyed joining in and reminiscing I hope everyone else enjoys my stories too 🙂

    • DevonMamaOnline
      3rd June 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you for taking part!!! x

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