Swimming

Tips For Taking Children Swimming

I vaguely remember the days of swimming with just one daughter. I managed to make it a faffing ordeal if I’m completely honest. It would take me forever to get the both of us either into our costumes or out of them and back into our clothes. Skip on a few more years and two more children and I think …

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“It was also P3s first time swimming”

This morning we went straight from the school run to the swimming pool. P1 swims every Tuesday morning with her school yet we are shamefully a family that doesn’t really go swimming together. I can’t remember the last time I saw P1 swim but I do remember the last time we took P2. P3 was in my tummy and I …

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“For the first time in 17 months I actually enjoyed bathing P2!”

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that from day one P2 has been terrified of water. Well I’m writing today, the 12th day of July 2014, to tell the whole wide world that we have a breakthrough in the water department. We’ve been seeing little signs of improvement for a while with the weather warmer and outdoor water play …

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H&A Nemo Bubbly Bath Review

If you’re a long term reader you’ll know that we struggle with P2 in the bath/water subject. Although saying this the past few weeks have been a breeze as my MiL has been bathing her on a Wednesday night after P1s swimming. I think it helps that she actually has a bath and we only have a shower/plastic box round …

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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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Freeva.co.uk – Eco Friendly Reusable Nappies (Our new company)

  Just a few weeks ago we finally launched our new adventure. I’m very proud to share with you our company, Freeva. The newest cloth nappy brand out there. We have big plans for Freeva (our daughters names mixed). We hope that in the future we’ll grow to something much bigger. We’ve had a fantastic response already, quite a few orders …

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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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“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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Center Parcs & Tots100 January Challenge

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Center Parcs three times. P1 has been twice. I fell in love with the place when I visited Elveden in December 2008. I was pregnant with P1 at the time. It was so pretty with all the Christmas decorations.Bloggers have been asked to describe their perfect day at Center Parcs, I watched the new …

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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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Zoggs Affordable Girls Swimming Costumes

Having a child diagnosed with hypermobility makes you face many complications in normal every day life. One of these complications for P1 is swimming. She’s been swimming since she was in the parent and baby lessons with me. She’s confident in water but she can’t physically swim. Last week she started her third swim school. To prepare for a swimming …

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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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End of 2013 Resolution Reflection

I set 13 goals for 2013. Then half way through the year I reflected on my progress. Now… Well now 2013 is to an end and my golly it’s been a rough year. They say 13 is an unlucky number and for me that’s true. I’m really hoping 2014 will bring happiness and fun! Goodbye 2013s, 13 goals: 1) Become …

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“Her finger dipped in the water and she jumped”

I hate bath times. They are seriously stressful. I’ve ranted about it before. Today, I had a little break through. I filled her “bath tub” (I’m not depriving her, we only have a shower) with warm water and plopped her new Little People inside to entice her to play with the water. I stripped her of clothes but left her …

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