A few weeks ago Jen from One Jen day wrote a great post about a group project called Kids were here. She took photos of her surroundings that involve being a mum to gorgeous twin boys.
She used the words "messy, imperfect, misplaced chaos". That sums it up perfectly to me - a life and household with children in it.
If you were to visit our house, you would know that there are children about. From the tyre swing as you pull in the drive to the bikes and toys scattered about the garden.
I wandered around the house and garden today taking snapshots of what sums up our home life with children present. In particular two little boys that albeit small they have a very strong presence. Bell on the other hand is not so focal. She ferrets all her treasures away in her room, away from the gaze and small hands of her brothers.
I spend huge amounts of my time tidying up. Some days in feels continuous. I always try to tidy everything away by the end of the day. Bikes and outdoor toys under the eaves of the house, bedrooms tidy so it can all be "undone" the next day.
Kids most definitely live here!