Name: Joanne Langford
What do you do for a living? Manager at British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical Store
Who do you live with? My husband, daughter & dog!
Tell us a bit more about your children. What sort of personalities do they have?
I have 1 child, Alexis she is very receptive, takes everything in, very cheeky (in a good way) strong character but in groups she follows rather than leads in play. Shes very independant and knows her own mind! She isn't shy about pointing out things you do wrong but she is also very loving and gives me compliments (kids tell the truth don't they?)
What’s the best thing about being a mum? The reward, there is literally nothing like it
What has being a parent taught you?
material things dont matter
What’s the most important piece of advice you want to pass on to your children?
have faith in yourself and regret nothing
How has your life changed since becoming a mum?
my life fully revolves around my daughter if I arent working I am with her, I even changed my job to get more quality at home time
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Tell us a bit about your home? Whereabouts is it and what’s it like?
I live in a house in newton abbot, its just the right size for our little family, a nice sized garden for my daughter and dog to play in during the summer months :)
What would a typical day in your life entail?
get up finish cooking my breakfast leave it to cool in prepared tub, walk dog, pack workbag with breakfast and lunch. Walk 1 1/2 miles to work (with tunes of course) get work around 8:45 unless I have to pop to supermarket on my way in for supplies. Work till 5:30 when hubby and alexis pick me up, arrive home approx 5:45. Prepare dinner, change into workout clothes and prepare living room for workout. Start dinner and as cooking do 10 min workout with alexis and hubby helping/directing, check dinner then complete monthly challenge. Dish up dinner eat, do dishes while madam eats pudding. Run her bath, get her bathed and pjs on, 10-20 mins playtime downstairs then off to bed for little lady. Once shes settled lunch and breakfast for following day prepared, kitchen cleaned, sit down with a brew and in bed at 10:30 :)
Where are your favourite three places to visit in Devon:
the moors, the beach (fav is goodrington at the moment) cockington, can't beat their cream teas and the gardens in the summer
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What are your top three favourite shops:
I don't shop for myself but I use sports direct for trainers and a few clothes for hubby and daughter, boots for make up for me and usually toiletries and home bargains as u cn get so much there!
What’s your favourite book?
dead until dawn is my fav at the moment but I have a long list!
What baby or children’s items can you not live without?
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Top tips on how to balance work and family life:
leave work at work make time with family quality
What or who inspires you:
friends and people who push themselves as parents or individuals yet still give their kids and family 100%
What plans for the future do you have?:
no solid plans i find life doesnt work in my favour that way, i want to buy our own home but in general to make sure my daughter is happy and healthy, nothing else really matters
If you could live your life again what would you change and what would you keep the same?
i wouldn't change anything everything I have experienced has lead me to my husband and having my daughter