Making Gingerbread Biscuits Using The Real Baking Cookie Kit

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It’s the season for Great British Bake Off and like every season (there’s now 7!) I am completely mesmerised by all the amazing bakes that are coming on our screens. To celebrate GBBO being back, we have been sent a selection of baking kits for kids to enjoy. We are starting our baking off with the Real Baking Cookie Kit. …

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Doing Makeup On My Three Year Old

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There’s no hiding from the fact my Hubby is extremely outnumbered. He’s even begun to pick pink or girly things from shops over a more masculine version. Like pink shower gel instead of a green or blue for example. I love that I have daughters. I have visions of shopping, spa days and afternoon teas when they are older. I …

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Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise Doll Review

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When it comes to girls toys, specifically dolls, I have seen many different versions and we actually have a huge toy box just for dolls. However, we received the new Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise Doll and it’s nothing like I’ve ever seen before. In the box there is the Lalaloopsy Baby called Jewel Sparkles, a potty, a bowl with spoon …

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Autism Diaries #8 – Back To School

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Dear Diary, I have so many mixed feelings about this year ahead for P1. We now have a Year 3 pupil which means she’s now following the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Obviously that means she’ll be doing more focused learning rather than the play side of school now and there’s only four more years until she’s in secondary school. I …

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Cath Kidston Launches New Range In Specsavers

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Growing up I always went to the same opticians. I always saw the same man there and he was pretty amazing. Diagnosing my eye problems much earlier than they usually can as I was very young. I used to take my little caterpillar toy along with me and run up and down the waiting room. I was remembered for that …

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Visiting Ightham Mote – National Trust

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We were recently gifted a whole years National Trust membership from a family member. For a long time we have toyed with the idea but never felt like we could warrant the need for membership as we don’t really go to national trust places. However, I realised that we don’t go purely because without a membership, visiting our local National …

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A Local Dog Show & Weekend Vlog

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I just can’t believe how lucky we have been with the weather this summer. It’s allowed us to create so many memories as a family and we’ve visited places we’ve never been to before. Last Sunday the sun was shining brightly once again and the heat was incredible. We decided to head to the dog show at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. …

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Siblings 2016 – September

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For the most part of last month my girls spent a lot of time together. Everybody is now back at school and routines have returned. I think I’ve grown to love the summer holidays. Previously they always seemed like such a daunting time but the reality of the recent holidays was that the girls have formed an incredibly tight bond. …

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3 Ways To Keep Your Child’s Asthma Under Control

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Learning how to manage your child’s asthma can be tricky. However, as long as you take the right steps, you should be able to make sure that they’re happy and healthy despite having to deal with this condition. To help your child live their life without letting their symptoms getting in the way, keep reading. Here are three ways you …

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Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl! #RoaldDahl100

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I don’t think there’s a single person that hasn’t heard of the name Roald Dahl. If you haven’t then where the heck have you been because today is Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! I wasn’t actually aware that this amazingly talented author passed away before I was even born, in 1990. Roald Dahl directly wrote 39 books but the ones I …

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Sofia The First Magical Miniature Adventures Review #SofiaAdventures

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I definitely think that working with JAKKS Pacific has got to be one of my highlights in my blogging life. We always receive some pretty awesome goodies and the other week was no different. It’s very rare that we’ll actually buy the girls new toys as so they were absolutely delighted to see a box full of Sofia The First toys for …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Eight

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This is the last of our Isle Of Wight holiday posts, which I’m sure you are quite relieved about. There’s a link below so you can find all of them in one place if you fancied a recap and also a link with the IOW video playlist. I had tried to extend our trip by changing the time of our …

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Getting Active With PITCH Brioche Pasquier

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We have gone about three months without a car recently and I have never been so active in my life. I think I’ve been living in a mix of complete exhaustion but actually feeling quite good about it. Being active has so many benefits and I definitely think I’ve started to feel some of them in that time. We were …

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An Afternoon At Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

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Two weekends ago P1 headed off to Essex to spend what originally was three nights with my Mum. They were taking P1 to Buckingham Palace on a special coach trip with my Grandad and my little Brother. The sleepovers kept getting extended and in the end she was away from Thursday to Tuesday. She had a brilliant time which I …

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Debenhams Supporting BBC Children In Need

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Every year I really look forward to watching BBC Children In Need on the telly. I love that everybody goes to so much effort for such a deserving cause. For those of you who don’t know, BBC Children In Need is a UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and …

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Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Seven

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A mixture of exhaustion, short tempered children, a bit of sun burn on Hubby’s back and the end of holiday blues, meant that Hubby and I weren’t really feeling our last full day on the Isle of Wight. We attempted to put on a brave face and headed to The Needles.  I had no idea what to expect from the …

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A Family Meal At ASK Italian Rayleigh

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It has become a very rare thing for us to eat out as a family. We always have good intentions of a nice relaxed bonding time over a meal cooked for us in a nice restaurant. The reality of it is, going out for a meal with three small children is one of the most stressful experiences in our family …

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Back To School With Smiggle Stationery

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I normally hate the school holidays and wish for them to go quicker but I definitely wish they had been longer this year. We have spent so many days creating memories that will last forever as I took far too many photos. We are now back at school and at some point my eldest daughter became a Key Stage 2 student …

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Autism Diaries #7 – Going On Holiday

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Dear Diary, I am writing this just four days after our big family holiday, but you most likely won’t be reading it until a few weeks later. Holidays are always something I really get anxious about with P1. As she’s getting older she is becoming more aware of her surroundings, she has preferences and can get rather emotional and hard …

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Going On A Sleep Retreat & Unboxing A Gift From DryNites

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I was invited to a sleep retreat with DryNites as part of our ambassadorship, whilst there I learnt that getting a good night sleep is actually so much more than just putting them to bed in the evening. I had been super excited in the lead up to the sleep retreat. It was going to be one full 24 hours for just …

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LeapFrog Fridge Numbers Magnetic Set Review

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Can you relate to those moments in the kitchen when you’re trying desperately to cook a fresh meal from scratch or wash up the dishes with a small human attached to your leg or hip? Well I think LeapFrog have come up with the perfect solution with their LeapFrog Fridge Numbers Magnetic Set. This set comes with the main tile …

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Num Noms Event At Bella Italia

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I don’t want to even imagine how many hours my girls have spent watching Num Noms YouTube videos. At first that’s all the obsession stretched too but then we were sent some to review. It was super exciting for all of us to be invited along to a Num Noms party at Bella Italia! In case you were wondering, Num …

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Malcolm & Gerald Personalised Children’s Clothing Review

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In October last year we were sent some personalised clothing items from Malcolm & Gerald and since then P1s pink jumper has been a firm favourite when the weather is a little chilly. I couldn’t say no when I was asked to try out some more bits for the kids as the quality has been really satisfactory. We were sent three …

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