Monthly Archives: May 2014

When should I buy my child their first mobile phone?

The first ever mobile phone was invented in the 1940s but they were never widely available until the 1980s and our household certainly didn’t introduce mobile phones until the late 90s. As a child I spent hours sat attached to our home phone speaking to school friends and twiddling the cord that always had that one loop that didn’t match …

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Trunki Paddlepak Clown Fish Chuckles Review

Swimming is something that P1 really struggles with due to her hypermobility and the start of school swimming lessons means a start of several new things for her; swimming without her family being there to give her confidence, she’ll be going on a coach with her class and she’ll be getting undressed/dress all by herself. Meet Chuckles. He’s a Paddlepak Clown …

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Sweet Dreams Travel GroBag Review

The weather is warming up and we’ve put away the winter GroBag and reached for the summer one.We’ve got the Sweet Dreams Travel GroBag for this year’s warmer weather… If it stays around that is?! I love how beautiful and subtle the pattern is on it yet very girly too! This GroBag is a 0.5tog and made from a single layer of 100% …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 21 Weeks #3 Gender Revelation

This morning we were back up the hospital for a rescan. This baby has been a right pickle trying to get scanned even today it didn’t fancy turning over to show us it’s beautiful face. Last week, it had curled up so tightly that the scanner couldn’t get the spine measurements or thoroughly check the heart. Anyway, this week was …

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“There was a rather loud donk and a screaming P1”

First of all I’ll set the scene. We’d had yet another bad bedtime on Saturday, the girls were both up early, P1 was being as defiant as ever and I was juggling a stroppy P2 who I’d attempted to entertain by allowing some water play in the kitchen whilst I cooked egg and dippers for lunch. Hubby was having his …

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Lalaloopsy Ponies The Big Show DVD Review

Lalaloopsy has arrived into our house in full swing. We’d only ever seen tv adverts for their toys and P1 was desperate for some so I was rather excited to be offered the chance of reviewing their new DVD, Lalaloopsy Ponies – The Big Show.For a little girl who isn’t keen on buttons, don’t ask, this DVD is a complete …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 5 Months

To my Princess 1, You’re 5 years and 5 months old today.There’s been a certain upheaval in your behaviour this past month. Worse than ever really. You’re ok during the day, just a normal 5 year old, but when it comes to bedtime it’s been horrific!! We’ve tried so many ways to deal with it to make you happier and …

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“That locket was very precious to my Nan”

On Wednesday my Grandad came over to Kent to spent the day with us. It was a lovely day and we visited the local nature trail too. When he arrived he gave me something, he said “here’s a little piece of Nan”. I knew what it was as he’d told me I’d be given it soon but I wasn’t quite …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 20 Weeks #3

Wow. Half way!! Already. It’s all going a little quick. We know the gender, I’m hoping the suspense isn’t killing everyone who regularly follows. The baby was being very naughty and spent the whole of our scan curled up in a very tight ball – forehead to knees. We’ve got to be rescanned next week to get the last of …

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“Moving into a big girls bed!”

With our third baby’s arrival fast approaching we thought it was about time that we started making the changes in the sleep arrangements for the girls, well P2 actually. We’d decided that instead of getting a new bunk bed that we’d be cost effective and just put a standard single mattress on the floor for P2 under P1s high sleeper …

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“The weather has been truly glorious this past week!”

I’m going to jinx this so I apologise in advance, but the weather has been truly glorious this past week! We aren’t lucky enough to have a garden with our house so getting outdoor time has been tricky. We are fortunate enough to have a few parks and a nature trail nearby and we’ve made full use of those lately. …

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Fisher-Price Mum’s 10 Faves – Say Please Tea Set Review

Fisher-Price has gathered together 10 of Mums’ favourite toys. These include the Kick & Play Piano, Rainforest Friends Melodies Mobile, Rainforest Jumperoo (A personal favourite of mine), Stroll Along Walker, Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy, Cookie Shape Sorter, Click n’ Learn Remote, Chatter Telephone, Little People Sounds Farm Playset and then the Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea …

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Boy or girl?!

We have our 20 week scan tomorrow and will be finding out whether we are having another girl or a bouncing boy! We’ve had guesses amongst the family and now I’d love to hear what you think it’ll be… Comment below…

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Pregnancy Diaries – 19 Weeks #3

It’s really crazy to think that I’m nearly 5 months pregnant already and although I’m feeling fat, I don’t really feel pregnant as such. I felt the baby move last night and a few times today. It’s the weirdest feeling but has made this all so scarily real. I also heard it’s heart beat on Monday at my midwife appointment …

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“We became quickly stressed out by our ant invasion”

We had a busy day yesterday. Out from 11-6. We went on a nature trail, fed the ducks and then visited family. We arrived home feeling quite tired and needing to get dinner on before bedtime only to find out the house had been invaded by ants!! It isn’t the first time it’s happened. About a week ago they started …

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