Life Is Changing

The last two weeks have felt like they whizzed by in a blur of emotions that I didn’t anticipate. The week in the lead up to P2 finishing her preschool years felt bittersweet. We had sports day and even that made me well up with emotions. One of the Mum’s arranged a little get together for the girls leaving and …

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My Weight Loss Journey With BodyChef – Week 1

As you may know, I started a weight loss journey last week with the help of Bodychef. For those who haven’t had the chance to read all about Bodychef, they are a company that delivers freshly prepared diet plans to your door. I am currently munching my way through the Premier Diet Plan which I have restricted at 1,000 calories …

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Siblings 2017 – July

I am late posting my siblings photo and that’s purely because we’ve had such an incredibly busy month. Especially the past week or so and to be quite honest the chaos is not about to subside. In fact I’m uploading from my phone because as I am typing this we are having a night away and I forgot my laptop. …

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My Weight Loss Journey With BodyChef – Introduction

I recently wrote about my lack of body confidence and positivity. I posted a photo of myself on social media and had a lovely response. Most people did the usual “you look amazing” stuff and a few people actually understood what I was trying to get across. The thing is I am not stupid, I am definitely not overweight to …

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Wednesday At My Grandad’s

When we moved counties nearly four years ago, we promised ourselves that we would head back to our home town every two weeks ish. But the reality of life and commitments sort of stretched this and sometimes we can suddenly realise it’s been nearly two months or so. My Grandad lives in Essex and he’s the one person who I …

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Reflecting On The End Of Nursery For My Middle Baby

After experiencing being a working Mum with P1, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the decision to be a stay at home Mum with P2. I was going to be the one to watch her do all of those first things and be the one who had taught her. At some point during her first two years …

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Keeping Up With Family Washing With Persil Powergems

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in washing piles? There’s five humans in my household and that equals to quite a bit of washing. I felt no motivation to wash anything until we were over piling the washing basket. Even when I did do the washing, I lacked the energy to actually fold the clothes afterwards. Six months …

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Children’s Amazing! Magazine Review

Home learning is a thing I struggle with every single day with P1. I’m sure you can relate to it because I certainly can, that when you get home you just want to chill out. Learning and doing something educational certainly isn’t a priority. I was pretty interested when the people behind the children’s magazine, Amazing! got in touch to …

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Going To Thorpe Park For The First Time

Each month we are lucky enough to get one weekend child free. When this first started back up again after a short break when my mum had her kidney transplant, we used our weekends to pretty much slob around and do nothing but binge on Netflix. Believe it or not, that can get quite boring after a while and so …

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What Is The Best Time Of Year For A Family Skiing Holiday?

A family skiing holiday requires many different sets of considerations, and one of the most important of these is which time of year in which to go. Here we break down the skiing season, month by month and look at the pros and cons of a family skiing holiday in each. Of course, there are skiing resorts all over the …

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Hosting A Disney Party Play Date

I definitely think that planning a children’s party is definitely something that makes me very anxious. I worry about all the things I might forget or that something will go drastically wrong. The Disney Store recently got in contact with me to let me know about their Disney Party section on the website and they asked if I’d like to …

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It’s Strawberry Picking Season Again

The first time I went strawberry picking was last year and once we’d been, we were there nearly every week during strawberry season. We went to Open Farm Sunday and I’ve sort of got a bug for the whole country living, farming thing. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been binge watching Heartland which is all about the country way …

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A Morning Picnic At Eynsford Ford

This week the UK has been hit with a heatwave. Offering us the most sunshine in one go than we have had in over one hundred years, apparently. It has been hitting the thirties for temperature and has pretty much been like living in a hot country. I love it! I am every inch of me a summer person and …

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Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread 83% Less Sugar Review

Hazelnut chocolate spread has become a firm favourite in this family. The girls love to have it in a sandwich or on toast every morning. It is literally the only thing I can get them all to eat. There was a big uproar about the leading brand of hazelnut chocolate spread and it honestly shocked me, yet I didn’t really …

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Open Farm Sunday 2017

I was made aware of Open Farm Sunday last year by the good world of social media. We had a brilliant time wandering around with a rather cute little P3. As soon as the date for the next year was released I popped it in my diary. I have been so excited about Open Farm Sunday. For those of you who …

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Siblings 2017 – June

This month has been a bit of a rollercoaster of weather changes hasn’t it! One minute it is warm and bright, the next the clouds open and we end up in a lightening storm with thunder. I’ve been finding it really hard to know what to dress myself in, let alone the girls. Thankfully we’ve had more warmer days despite …

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Beginning Our Potty Training With HUGGIES Pull-Ups

You’d think I would be a professional when it comes to potty training seeing as I’ve done it twice already. The reality of it is, I think I was pretty lucky with my previous two. P1 was over three years old and more understanding of what we were asking her, and P2 just refused to wear nappies and wanted big …

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Father’s Day 2017 Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is probably the only celebration of the year that I really struggle with. I mostly end up forgetting about it and having to print off a printable card from a random website. But this year, with the thanks to Hallmark and Tesco, they’ve reminded me all about Father’s Day and even helped me get prepared. Tesco have a …

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I’ve Never Been An Adult Without Children

My husband and I are really lucky to be able to enjoy one weekend a month where we can be child free for a night. For a little while before my Mum’s health deteriorated we even had two nights of freedom. When my Mum and Step-Dad had their kidney transplant operations the weekend’s stopped because they were recovering. They also …

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