Special Needs Diary #3 – A Soft Play Party

Dear Diary, We went to a softplay party. P1 was invited and we are making more of an effort to get to all of the parties she’s invited to. Even rescheduling sleepovers with their grandparents so that P1 is able to attend. This particular party my MiL was able to take the girls and I there which I am eternally …

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National Sister Day With BABY born® Interactive Sister

On the first Sunday of August, the world celebrates Sisters! A whole day to celebrate the sister in your life. My girls have two each. I have three little girls. In fact I am a big sister too. So I definitely thought it was a great opportunity to share the brand new BABY born Interactive Sister Doll and give my …

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Letter To My Princess 2 – 3 Years 6 Months

To my Princess 2, It feels like you have been three for a long time now. Yet we still have a whole half a year to go. I’m not sure I’m ready for you to be four. You have finished your first year in nursery and are off for the summer holidays. You keep saying that we get to stay …

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Why Won’t She Sleep?

I am writing this on the evening of the 4th August. We’ve had a pretty good day in the scheme of things. It started with a trip to the school to drop P1 off for her summer school and the other two were able to play for a bit in the playground. I then went to the doctors, we went …

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A Summer Play Date

I have a small group of friends over here in Kent. This is something completely alien to me though and I am still learning all the etiquette of friendships and play dates because since I left school and had P1, I found all of my friends to disappear and I was quite happy being alone. But in the past few months …

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Special Needs Diary #2 – A Walk To School

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Dear Diary, A few weeks ago we didn’t have a car. We hadn’t had our own car for nearly eight weeks. At first we had a hire car so nothing really changed, then we borrowed our MiLs car but then we were left with nothing. We had no choice but to walk. We’d told P1 about the walking situation. That …

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Beginning To Tackle Bed Wetting With DryNites

In case you missed it, we are DryNites Ambassadors for 2016 and as part of our journey I am creating three videos in the hope that my experiences can help my readers and many others around the world to experience a confident night of sleep. My first video for DryNites is all about our bed wetting journey with P2 and a short little introduction. …

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The Cost Of Raising A Child Over The Years – An Interactive Slider

As a parent, you more than likely understand that on top of the costs of running your business and home, the expenses that come with raising a child can make your bank account look a little sorry. From nappies and pushchairs at six months to driving lessons and University fees by the age of 18, there is no end to …

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Can You Rely On Fitbits?

You can’t deny the popularity of the Fitbit. It has raced onto the scene and become a brand and device that is used as a shorthand term for this whole sector of wearable fitness technology, much the same way as iPad is used as a catch all term for tablet computers and ‘Hoover’ for vacuum cleaners.  In 2015 alone it …

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She’s Going To Summer School

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Yup, you read it right, I’m sending my eldest to summer school. A month or so ago we received a letter from P1s school offering her a place for the summer school. I think this is only offered to a select amount of children who require extra help with school work. P1 is struggling which the school are on top …

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Bath Time With Childs Farm

Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our body? Did you know that the hair on our head is there to act as a coolant and insulator but also to protect us from the sun’s UV rays? This week our skin has been enjoying lapping up some Vitamin D from the sun that has been shining …

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Sports Craft #BostikBloggers

Life has been pretty hectic the past few weeks. What with all the walking we’ve been doing due to car issues, constant child demands and being vitamin D lacking, I have just been completely exhausted. So when the Bostik box arrived this month I was rather excited to be able to let the girls craft away on their own. As …

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12 Things For The 6 Week Holidays

I’ve put together a list of all the things we want to do together during the summer holidays. I decided to pick twelve things to do which works out at doing two things each week and I think that’s quite manageable. Please let me know in the comments if you think I’ve missed anything because I’m always up for some …

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How to Pest Proof Your Home

Unwanted pests such as bugs, creepy crawlies and rodents occasionally invite themselves into our homes, wreaking havoc and leaving us feeling like our home isn’t quite as clean and secure as we’d like it to be. But, many of us struggle to know how to deal with a pest problem, particularly if traditional measures don’t sit well with your values …

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Lily O’Briens New Chocolate Bars & A Hamper Giveaway Worth £45!

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We had a delicious delivery of 14 bars of Lily O’Briens Chocolate a few weeks ago. Yes you heard that right. Fourteen chocolate bars! It seriously felt like we were in chocolate heaven. The weather has been amazing this week and I have actually really fancied some chocolate. So the huge box of chocolates was very appreciated.  These are new for the …

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What Pet Is Right For You & Your Kids?

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Right, you want to get an animal to add to your ever-growing family, but now you have kids, you have to consider them alongside your lifestyle. So, which one is right for you?   Ultimately, choosing the pet that is right for you and you family, will come down to many factors, individual to you. These might include where you …

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Special Needs Diary #1 – A Trip To The Park

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Dear Diary, I have grown to know that our eldest needs previous planning for whatever she does. Whether that be something very small like her next meal, or something big like a trip out. We are in the very first few days of the summer holidays and I’ve mentally prepared myself for mayhem in the first week or so as …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – #29/52

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It’s been about a month since I posted a My Sunday Photo. Life has been so incredibly busy and I’ve felt a bit guilty for not actually posting because that was the whole point of taking part. But with not having a car, feeling utterly exhausted for the majority of every day, I just had no motivation to sit and …

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P1s Sports Day 2016

I can’t believe that it’s the end of P1s journey as a Key Stage 1 student. She attends a Primary School but when I was her age this would have been her last year in the Infants. In just over six weeks time she’ll be entering the Juniors phase and things are going to get tougher. I always find it amusing …

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Dressing Up Fun With Katie’s Princess Dresses

The weather has been glorious this week. We are all getting a healthy glow on our skins and despite not having a car for some of this beautiful weather, we have been having a great time all the same. This weekend felt like a good time to enjoy some time dressing up and mixing up their play sessions a little …

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