Kids being kids {& some quirky baby milestone cards}

I am a Mother to five children. Five. You can only imagine the laundry load. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw the bottom of our washing basket, or if I ever have! Then, when I became a ‘Football’ Mum, well, I needed some serious cleaning ammo to tackle those grass stains and stinky socks. However, as well as having the football crazy son, we had a toddler. A deadly combination. 

Everybody knows toddlers are renownedly known for their destructive and impressively messy accomplishments. For some of those days, I didn’t know whether to cry due to the extra mess that had my name on it or to award her for her achievements. I mean, the speed they destroy and make a mess in is impressive, right? Most of my days consisted of removing grass stains from my son’s favourites football shorts and spaghetti bolognese from our walls.

The toddler and my football-crazed son weren’t the only messy folk in the house, oh no. Because my Husband and my two teenage sons were and still remain to be contenders for the award of messiest monkey in our family home. It doesn’t surprise me though because due to an article online that stated 45% of parents think that their teenagers are the messiest in the house. Whereas, research conducted by the global laundry brand ACE Clean revealed the results that 30% of you claim that your husbands are the messiest.

In our house? My Teenagers & husband are neck & neck in the messy awards. And yes, even though we have a four-year-old at home too and yes they can be messy, the ACE uncovered that only 12% considered our littlest toddlers to be the masters of the mess.

The results of this survey were surprising but I love that ACE can see the crazy side of parenting. When my youngest was a baby and a young tot, I had milestones cards. These were the obligatory “I’ve cut my first tooth” or “I sat up for the first time” milestone cards. However, ACE Clean have developed some honest and funny baby & toddler milestone cards that I reckon you guys will love and they are ones I certainly wish I had when my littlest lady was still little.

Does your child love to wear their dinner, or some days refuse to eat anything except snacks? 

Is messy play taken too literally in your house, and has your toddler discovered splashing around in muddy puddles yet? 

When was the last time you had to scoop poo out of the bath or scrub away baby sick out of your clothes? 

Did your baby refuse to sleep through the night {again} or break the record for their longest tantrum today? 

Has your child ignored all attempts at potty training and spent the day pretending to be a dinosaur instead?

ACE Clean have the full set of milestone cards available for you to download free here and you can share your photos of using them on social media with the hashtag #ACEParent.

*This is a collaborative post.



  1. 20/04/2017 / 5:47 PM

    Wow, THE CARD LOOKS CUTE + AMAZING!!! I wish we still have a baby in the family. Also, even if I’m not a mom, I can imagine your struggles. There was a time where I only lived with my brothers, and I became their nanny. They were almost my age btw. HAHA and yes, it gets tiring and frustrating, but you do it anyway, because you love them!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this post 🙂 would love to see more!

    Hope you can drop by my blog too btw xx

    • 20/04/2017 / 6:53 PM

      I know what it’s like being a ‘nanny’ to your younger siblings!! Thanks so much for popping by xx

  2. 20/04/2017 / 6:33 PM

    When I lived in the UK i found Ace by far the most effective and I just love their humorous cards

  3. 20/04/2017 / 7:33 PM

    ha love those cards! We’ve had a few of those potty training accidents this week for sure… 🙁 x

  4. 20/04/2017 / 7:57 PM

    How funny I have never seen milestone cards that have a funny twist to them. These are fab not seen anything like it before. xx

  5. Tracy K Nixon
    21/04/2017 / 5:22 AM

    These are a lovely idea!

  6. 21/04/2017 / 11:55 AM

    Tantrums for sure… they are never ending.

  7. 24/04/2017 / 9:38 AM

    I love these cards – I wonder if they could do a teenage version for my two 😉

    • 25/04/2017 / 8:55 AM

      Teenage cards so need to be a thing! I have two teenagers and a preteen myself, haha!

  8. 24/04/2017 / 10:05 PM

    Great cards! I never had these when my were young, but they would have been great for my twins!

    • 25/04/2017 / 8:52 AM

      They’re fun, aren’t they! I love things that are a bit different.

  9. Tee Simpson
    30/04/2017 / 11:08 PM

    Love this idea. The cards are so cute

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