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  • Sweet Child Of Mine


    Coco-Ivy Sweet Child Of Mine


    It is day 3 of the #Blogtober20 and the prompt today is ‘Sweet Child of Mine’.


    I have previously written to and about my two eldest kids Kia and Cuba here on the blog and on social media many times before.  So this post is dedicated to my youngest child Coco-Ivy.


    4 year old girl's birthday

                                                                                Coco on her 4th birthday


    Coco is 4 years old and she is definitely the princess of the house. Even if I tried to ban all things pink and unicorn related , the boss (Coco) would be having none of it.

    Sweet Child Of Mine Coco Is The Boss


    You see, the boss is a force and has already learnt some  savvy and very successful negotiation skills. Even Lord Sugar would be impressed as she could quite literally sell ice to eskimos with sprinkles on top to boot.


    daughter singing for the POP TV FunFest

                                                                        Coco singing for the POP TV FunFest


    We tried very hard for Coco to be here, two years of trying in fact! We thought it just wasn’t meant to be considering my age.

    So, in the new year of 2015 we decided to book a summer holiday to the canaries.

    Two weeks later I was feeling under the weather thinking it was a tummy bug after eating out. The tummy bug continued a bit longer than expected.

    One morning I had my usual cup of coffee (I love coffee) and it tasted like dish water and the nausea was unbearable.

    Could we be? No way! It cant be happening, surely not!

    We were OMG! I’ve just paid for a chuffing two week holiday to Fuerteventura!!!!

    Looking back it is no surprise Coco’s entrance was always going to be that way.  She was not going to let us have a summer holiday without her!


    Living her best life


    Jokes aside, it was the best news ever and at that moment we were feeling truly blessed.

    Our son Cuba was 3 at the time and we began to worry that our unborn baby would be over shadowed by our gorgeous boy.

    Well unfortunately for Cuba bless him, we couldn’t have been more wrong.

    It’s almost like Coco has never been a baby and it feels like she has always been here.



    I could speak all week about this sweet little child of mine but one thing I totally adore about Coco is her incredible passion for life!

    It is no exaggeration when I say there hasn’t been a day she has not woke up with her infectious smile.

    Coco was born ready and is absolutely living her best life.


    My daughter's birth day


    She reminds me of all our blessings, how to be happy and always manages to put a smile on my face even when I don’t really feel like smiling.



    Coco-Ivy you make our family complete, I love you to the unicorn moon and back xx





    1. October 3, 2020 / 1:09 pm

      Aww! What a sweetheart Coco is! She sounds like such a character. x

      • amamanistalife
        October 3, 2020 / 3:48 pm

        Aw thank you, she certainly keeps us on our toes xx

    2. October 3, 2020 / 4:06 pm

      Coco sounds like a wonderful character, she’s so pretty too, and I love her name.

      • amamanistalife
        October 3, 2020 / 6:57 pm

        Aw thank you so much, sending love xx

    3. October 3, 2020 / 5:51 pm

      Aw, Coco certainly sounds like quite the handful, but she’s also so sweet!

      • amamanistalife
        October 4, 2020 / 6:42 am

        She is a handful but I’m hoping she is getting it out of the way before the teenager stage!! xx

    4. October 7, 2020 / 12:17 pm

      She sounds wonderful, this age is a great time, they are confident in their own abilities and you can already see the grown up they will become.

      • amamanistalife
        October 7, 2020 / 12:32 pm

        Thank you Mandi, and I agree we always had a good idea how my eldest would become xx

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