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Kia Niro 2 Hybrid SUV Family Car Review

I am bringing a completely different review to the mix today. We were recently given the opportunity to experience an extended test drive of the Kia Niro 2 a few weeks ago. Now I am definitely not a car expert but I can drive so I hope that counts for something. We are a family of five with young children …

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5 Important Things To Remember For Your Big Day

The weeks of taking lessons, practicing what you’ve been taught, learning your Highway Code and preparing for the driving theory test is about to hopefully pay off. The next step is to pass your practical driving test to enjoy the freedom and independence driving affords you.  Being prepared both physically and mentally is the key to giving yourself the best …

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Children Explain ISOFIX With Britax

Becoming a new parent brings you so many responsibilities. One of the most important things is keeping your child safe at all times. I remember finding car seats such a difficult thing to get my head around. So many technical words to understand and the actual fitting of a car seat such a stress. ISOFIX was something that confused the …

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5 Tips For Travelling Abroad With Kids

When travelling anywhere with children it can be so incredibly stressful. But travelling abroad is on a whole different level as it is a completely new and strange environment for all. I’ve come up with my top tips for travelling abroad with children: If your children get travel sick, like mine do especially on coaches etc, then pack sickness tablets …

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Our New Family Car

We’ve been in Kent for just over two years now. Right at the very beginning I was wrapped up in the death of my Nan, unpacking our belongings, P1 starting a new school and P2 becoming more and more mobile. I didn’t get out and about very much to explore and so came the decision to sell my beautiful 2009 …

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10 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

P1 has always been really good on car journeys, she’d fall asleep pretty instantly or she sits quietly listening to the radio and singing. However, P2 is growing completely differently and I miss the easy journeys we used to have. P2 gets very agitated and bored being in the car for a long amount of time. Party Bags & Supplies …

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Child Car Safety – The Law

This morning whilst scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed like I do every morning a photo caught my eye. I felt angry and upset. I was upset at the situation inside the picture and angry that this person thinks it’s ok to put it on Facebook showing clear neglect for their children. It was a photo showing two children of different …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 35 Weeks #3

I’m feeling big now. Really big and really heavy. Everything seems to be pulling downwards. I get a lot of pressure and discomfort in my lower bump which the midwife said is due to the fact P3 has been snuggled low in my pelvis pretty much the whole time, especially now. I’ve managed to pack the girls bags now and …

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Happy 1st Birthday Princess 2

I blinked and a whole year whizzed past. Yup, P2 is a whole year, 12 months, 365 days, 52 weeks old. I know it’s crazy!! I apologise in advance. It’s a long one and a cuppa tea and biscuit may be needed… If you’re not too squeamish that it. I realised that last year I failed to write my labour …

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“The frustrating and daunting decision has come to say goodbye”

In January 2012 my little white 1995 Vauxhall Corsa with pink butterfly and flower stickers decided it wanted to keep breaking down on me. The last straw happened when it broke down in the middle of those yellow boxes and I was completely stuck with no help and many cars beeping and passing by. Luckily, it was opposite my work …

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Ruta Ett DVD AB Heroes Of The City Review & Competition

There’s a lot of speculation around technology and children. I have mixed emotions. I would never plonk the kids in front of The Walking Dead but I don’t see the harm in programmes like good old Mr Tumble. Educational programmes and apps, in my opinion, are fantastic!!!   We’ve been trying out a new app made by Ruta Ett DVD …

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“Today topped it off when the school received their Ofsted report”

We’ve put the icing on top of a cake that’s slowly been created. Sorry, this post isn’t about yummy treats, it’s about P1s education. We uprooted our family to Sevenoaks nearly 5 months ago to start a complete fresh and better life. The schools are better, the lifestyle is better and the people are nicer. If you’re a loyal reader …

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“P1 has concussion”

It’s been a rather traumatic day today. A day where my life flashed before me. Terror. Worry. Upset. Guilt. I arrived at the school just like normal to pick P1 up. P1 had her head laying on her book bag facing away from me, she’s done this before, another Mummy joked that she was asleep. I tapped her and said …

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Recaro Young Expert Plus & Monza Nova 2 Seat Fix Car Seat Review

My hubby has many skills. Car seats are not one of them. He gets in a right tangle with the traditional seatbelt fixing baby carrier so much so that he had an isofix base installed for his car – click and go! I wrote earlier in the week that we were expecting a car seat delivery from Kiddicare. Well they …

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Goals & Resolutions For 2014

I’m so relieved that 2013 is nearly over. The start of it wasn’t too bad; we welcomed P2 into our lives, had a pretty awesome weekend away with hubby’s family, went away for the weekend as our own little family, a week camping with my family, on the 3rd September we saw our biggest girl start big school. This was …

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