Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)

Jeni Dibley-Rouse

@everythingisaphase

Enjoying and laughing through every phase of being a parent with Joe and Grace. The Motherload, Huffington post, Selfish Mother, Bad Mum contributor.

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Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


This is me at probably my skinniest. It was a Christmas party after I went back to work (1st time round) I felt bloody amazing in that dress, I was out out 🍾🍾, I had a hotel room and the prospect of sleep was amazing and waking up at a reasonable time. However to achieve this “skinny” look (not too sure what is going on with the massive hand 🤔) I was not eating a lot and running loads and quite frankly not really enjoying it. So I look back and think I felt great in that dress but was it worth it? 🤷‍♀️I look at my body and think it’s great I’ve grown two children and I do have body confidence (most of the time) but I am feeling flabby and that’s not keeping me happy. Now since January I have fallen off the wagon of exercise and healthy eating and my clothes have got tighter and I threw all the bigger ones away 🤦‍♀️. So something needs to happen, I’m never going to run loads again not because I didn’t enjoy running but I have dodgy hip (to point of not be able walk very fast when pregnant with G) I’m not going to extreme diet but eat healthy and be happy 😃😀👍, for me extreme diets are over it’s all about finding a balance. . . . . . . . . . . #bodyconfidence #honestparenting #mummyblogger #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #everythingisaphase #gettingfit #fitness #fitnessbalance #healthyeating #eathappy #behappy

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


When you are the 2nd child this is what snack time looks like in our house. Sitting on a stool next to the bin eating out a punnet of blueberries. There’s no sitting at the table, bib or bowl but it gets the same results 👍😂. Not sure what 3rd/4th or 5th child’s snack time looks 🤷‍♀️ let me know.... . . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #2ndchild #honestparenting #mummyblogger #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #snacktime #siblings #family

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


🌟🌟 MUM HACK 🌟🌟. If it was my choice the car wouldn’t get cleaned out as much as it does but to be honest I’ve only ever done it once in about 5 years, it’s my husband who likes a clean car and I’m pretty sure he does it for a break away from the kids 😂😂. However now I have cleaned the car out (wet wiping the life out of it) I have realised I could of used those precious 15 mins relaxing 🤔. So now to prevent less mud it’s plastic bags over the wheels of the pushchair and everything else stuffed in various other bags. . . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #mumhack #momhack #lifehack #honestparenting #mummyblogger #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #toddlerlife #mumlife #muddy #somuchmud #parenting #parentingtheshitoutoflife #lifehack #parentingtips

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Here’s the DR squad, wherever he is she is, whatever he does she does and whenever he is fed up she goes and watches Boss baby.....that’s how this phase is panning out at the moment. 💕💕 . . . . . #everythingisaphase #siblings #team #squadgoals #honestparenting #unpluggedchildhood #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #mumlife #siblinglife

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


When parenting you definitely need some escapism and BAYWATCH the movie is here for you 👊🏻👊🏻 . If you need a trip down memory lane to Saturday nights before you where allowed out, when life was all about going down to Our price to be buy a cassette then this will not disappoint. . . It’s SO cheesy, shots of running with the red things and jet skis and @therock delivery of one liners are A mazing. Let’s no forget @zacefron abs that we couldn’t workout whether they were stuck on and some dodgy VFX. This is probably going in my top ten “just need a break from life films” . . . Oh yeah and legend pammy, the Hoff make an appearance and let’s not forget the closing scene of running along the beach 😂😂😂😂 . . I know it’s not particularly cool and not thought proving but sometimes you need some trash in your life 👍👍. . . . . . . #baywatchmovie #baywatch #escapism #parenting #honestparenting #parentblogger #mummyblogger #mumlife #happyparenting #everythingisaphase #trashingfilms #oldskool

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Day 2 and I can honestly say I’m a bit brain fried, it’s not that my kids are particularly badly behaved I just didn’t realise the level of constant questions Joe had to ask about life. “Why is that car going that way?” Grace’s chips in every 3 minutes “where’s daddy?” I actually think Grace might have a memory span of a fish 😂😂 and this constant chat has been since 6am this morning. I’m looking forward to sitting in silence in a dark room tonight preparing for the rest of week 👍👍😉. . . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #mummyblogger #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #halfterm #chatterbox #honestparenting #parenting #toddlerlife

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Today adventures included a trip to @bewlwater on the recommendation from Clare @mytunbridgewells and it did the trick. Two great playgrounds, a small soft play where you can spread your bags, wellies and coats out and have some lunch and not worry about the kids too much 👍👍. Then I have a little garden mission every year that usually fails but this year I’ve started early and made 🐸 area in the garden. Whilst Grace napped I dug a hole, yes this motherhood thing is not all about drinking 🍾🍾 😂😂 and put in a plastic box and built it up with bricks and a flower pot for shade. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻,alternatively if anyone has any spare 🐸spawn over the next couple months let me know as I will be over with a bucket 👍👍. . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #bewlwater #parentblogger #unpluggedchildhood #gardening #spring #frogspawn #frogs #gardenproject #halfterm #mummyblogger #mumlife #kent #kentlife #countrylife #freshair

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Happy half term!!! 🙌 no school run 👍. We have made a behavioural chart, Grace has already been on red face 😂😂 Joe loves to be on superstar 🌟🌟🌟 Here’s hoping 🤷‍♀️👍👍. . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #stickerchart #halfterm #superstar #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #parenting #mumlife #mummyblogger #halfterm

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Grace loves a bath and will often rush through dinner to get to her favourite time of the day. We have got a new song which is “bathtime bathtime your my bathtime” sung to the tune of Tom Jones Sex bomb 😂. She often makes us hold her head so she can relax back, she has done this since she was a baby we call it her bath face 😀. . . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #toddlerofinstagram #toddlerlife #mummyblogger #honestparenting #bathtime #unpluggedchildhood #parentblogger #relaxing #chilling

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


You know when you are just trying to fold the washing and someone spies a lap that needs sitting on. Then after you have folded it loves laying in it, I don’t blame you Grace nothing beats a warm towel 😉😀. . . . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #laundryofinstagram #toddlerlife #mummyblogger #honestparenting #mumlife #parenting #parentblogger

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


#tbt to when it was hot 🔥and the brief was black leather biker jacket, I mean it’s our uniform right? 😂😂 . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #bikerjacket #greatminds #bringonthesun #parenting #parentblogger #mummyblog #mummyblogger

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


🌟Happy Monday 🌟 . You start to question your friendship when they buy your daughter THE MOST ANNOYING toy know to man (obvs Grace 💕💕 it). In my friends defence she did say she didn’t realised it made that noise 😂😂. I’m already having thoughts of what to buy for their son for his birthday 🤔🤔😂😂. Any suggestions? Glitter? Drum kit? . . . . . #everythingisaphase #mummyblogger #honestparenting #parenting #parentblogger #annoying #annoyingtoys #mumlife #unpluggedchildhood #toddlerlife #toddlerofinstagram #happymonday

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


So about 2 years ago I met Louise on the pre school run and it turned out our boys had taken a liking to each other. After years of play dates Louise mentioned to me she was setting up a local pop up shop to create a community hub to showcase all the creative talent. My first words where “this sounds amazing!” And so at the end of Feb I’m helping run a pop up shop and running all the social media bits and bobs, so if you want to come and visit the shop follow @tonbridgecreates to keep up to date. It’s amazing who can meet on the school run ......... . . . . . . #tonbridge #tonbridgecreates #kent #popup #local #popupshop #creative #crafts #artist #creativeworkshop #workshop #community #supportsmallbusiness #tunbridgewells #sevenoaks #ilovetonbridge #kentlife #schoolrunfun #mummates

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


When I was nominated to write 5 facts about me I struggled because as you know I like to over share my life but here it goes and thank you to @thehealthboost for nominating me. . . . ⭐️ I worked in TV for 15 years in that time I worked on documentaries, Opera and adverts and still to this day my husband’s Nan thinks I worked on Trisha. . . . ⭐️ I once went to a party with JLO …… I know and she does look that amazing in real life. When I left that party I stacked it down the stairs and got papped, only to their disappointment as it was me and no one famous. . . . ⭐️ I once won a trip to New York on my way to work and I nearly didn’t stop as I didn’t want to be late for a meeting but I’m glad I did! And my boss agreed I had a good excuse for being late. . . . ⭐️I lived Hove actually for 4 years and it was the best place I have ever lived and still miss it now. . . . ⭐️One of my favourite TV show is Keeping up appearances. Now your turn @backtoworkmumsclub @theduckshed @thatmumblog @mytunbridgewells @mum_bore . . . . #factsaboutme #everythingisaphase #parenting #mummyblogger #honestparenting #parentblogger #me

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Hi, my name is Grace and it’s my birthday and I will cry if I want to. Here are 7 facts about me. . . ⭐️Whatever Joe is doing I’m doing it too, wherever he is I’m there too, whatever he is eating I’m eating too, you get the gist? We are solid.👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 . . ⭐️ Even though I’m called Grumpy Grace I actually love a cuddle, my favourite time for a cuddle is when Mummy is about to serve dinner mainly because she is really good at doing things one handed and I wouldn’t want her to lose this amazing life skill 😉 . . ⭐️ I think regardless the lack of fashion sense in the family home I have a natural ability to put an outfit together. I love 💖 cheap shoes, especially wellies and fake crocs, I can’t stand those expensive clarks boots they keep buying me 🙄. Clothing must have pockets, a hood, stars and anything thing in demin is a winner. . . ⭐️I love unstacking the dishwasher especially into the cutlery draw because I have to stand on the “stool" . . ⭐️Favourite sayings are “Where’s Joe?” Where’s Daddy?” “Disgusting””Where my Wellies””Where my Roxie”. 🙂 . . ⭐️I really enjoy playing the “beep beep” game with Daddy. When he pulls off the drive and hasn’t got his seat belt on yet the car beeps at him so I join in, obviously in time with the beeps and then once the beeping stops I like to continue the “beep beep” , Joe likes joining in too. . . ⭐️Trolls (the film not the internet ones) are my life. . . My new badge is from the lovely Lizzy @sketch.stitch.love.ltd . . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #honestparenting #parenting #parentblogger #unpluggedchildhood #toddler #terrible2 #birthdaybadges #sketchstitchlove #graceis2 #mummyblogger #mummyblog #toddlertime #birthdaygirl

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


How quickly has this gone? So I just want to say a big 🌟THANK YOU 🌟 to Rebecca @properpostuk for all her hard work to put this challenge of #30daysofkind. It doesn’t take a lot to be kind but it makes a big difference to people’s lives. Join in next time, you don’t have to do everyday just a few days makes the difference 💕💕. . . . . . . . #30daysofkind #properpost #everythingisaphase #kindcomments ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


We went to @kingdom_pen today and here is Joe in the seven sisters 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 the oldest tree in the British Isles apparently, who knew 🤷‍♀️. We are all covered in mud but we had a good time however this afternoon has been abit testing 🙄with the amount excitement this weekend but everyone is asleep now 👍. . . . . . . #everythingisaphase #parentblogger #unpluggedchildhood #toddlertime #parenting #birthdayweekend #kent #penhurst #tonbridge #sunday #busysunday #earlynight #honestparenting

Jeni Dibley-Rouse (@everythingisaphase)


Ever thought you got the raw deal being the youngest child? The hand me down clothes, bikes and school uniform? Well here’s is why you have benefitted from being the youngest child 😀. LINK IN BIO . . . . . . . . . . #newblogpost #everythingisaphase #parentblogger #parenting #parentingbloggeruk #sibling #mumlife #unpluggedchildhood #toddlerlife #funnyblog #momblogger #mumblogger