“We’ve slipped back into a horrible routine”

I had hoped to be writing a post about how well P2 was doing with giving up milk. We decided about two weeks ago that we needed to cut it out completely to start with. Like an addiction. It’s how we helped her to lose her dummies that she was so addicted to last year and that “cold turkey” approached …

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5 Tips For Looking After Your Hearing

In the UK there are an estimated 10 million people who suffer from some form of hearing loss and the figures are expected to rise. Looking after yourself from a young age will ensure that you reduce the chances of suffering from this potentially debilitating problem. Eating a healthy diet An article in the Daily Mail online says that researchers …

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My Sunday Photo – 19/07/2015

We have been spending loads of time lately doing things as a family. I think as they all start getting older things are becoming much easier when we go out. Yesterday, we headed to Eynsford Water Ford where we went when we had the heatwave but we didn’t get to take P1. Hubby had ordered, from the request of P2, …

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5 Gift Ideas for Children

Buying gifts for children may seem like an easy task at first but once you come face to face with hundreds of different options on the shelves, it can be difficult to know what the best choice is for the lucky recipient. To make life – and your shopping trip – less time consuming, we have listed the top five …

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My Top 5 Dream Home Gadgets

With technology improving by the day and things heading towards pure laziness there are so many things I’d love to have in my home. Unfortunately, nobody has invented a tumble dryer that automatically folds clothes after they are dry so I’ll have to settle for some things a little more realistic for now. Our house is quite small so the …

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Our Stay At Premier Inn & A Peppa Pig World Day Out

I have no idea what it is about Peppa Pig but she has addictive qualities. P1 was just as obsessed as P2 is now. P2 watches probably on average 10 episodes each day whether it’s on the iPad or in the telly. It’s crazy. I suddenly realised that she’d probably be old enough to enjoy Peppa Pig World at Paultons …

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Siblings July 2015

When I see photos of all three of my daughters together I struggle to see similarities between them. They all have the same hair colour. The same big eyes. But they are so different. P1 is the image of me, P3 is the image of Hubby but P2 is a bit of an odd bod. She looks like Hubby more …

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Annabel Karmel Family Cooking App Launch at KidZania London

Going anywhere as a family of 5 is really scary. I have to check, double check and then debate the journey first because quite frankly trains can get pretty stressful when you are outnumbered by children and in confined conditions. But when I was contacted to attend the launch of Annabel Karmel’s new Family Cooking App I just had to …

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Bernard Matthews – Mealtimes Games

“Stop playing with your food!” I remember being told as a child. I hear myself saying this to my own daughters countless times a day, especially whilst P2 moisturises her hands and face in yoghurt or baked beans. Well what if playing with your food was allowed? Bernard Matthews challenged me to come up with 3 different games that the …

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My Sunday Photo – 12/07/2015

This weekend is one of our busiest full of blogging related activities. I have been so excited about this weekend but it hasn’t quite gone to plan. P2 has been poorly, the other two demanding and tensions have been running high. I swear this always happens, I have these imaginations of the kids being so enthralled and having the best of …

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“Separation anxiety has consumed P2!”

Have you heard of children experiencing separation anxiety? I have but I’ve never truly experienced it until now. To be honest I think it’s been creeping upon us for a while. I first witnessed the terror myself when P2 panicked and cried because she couldn’t see me amongst the mummy’s on the playground. I had her in complete view but …

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The Contraceptive Mirena Coil 7 Months On

Before I had the Mirena Coil I had asked about having my womb or tubes removed to prevent periods and pregnancy where I was pretty much laughed at. Even hubby thought I was being completely ridiculous. I was so reluctant to get the Mirena Coil, I’d had an awful experience with the Implant where I bled for 6 months straight …

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5 Things Made Easier With A Babymoov Up & Go Booster

I have never ever ever had a travel high chair or booster seat so was really interested to see how I would put the Babymoov Up & Go Booster Seat through it’s paces as for the previous 6 years I have never needed one. We’ve had it for a few months now and I’m pleased to say that we are …

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A Special Moment In Time

I have quite a few moments in my life that are really special to me for different reasons. Meeting my Hubby, getting engaged, my wedding day, even my Nan’s funeral held special moments for me like me writing and reading a letter to her in front of everyone and the fact that the whole room was packed to the extent …

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Letting The Children Make Lunch with Bernard Matthews

Meal times can be pretty boring. We all eat, three times a day or more. Children specifically get given their food laid out in front of them and they eat it, or throw it, mash it between their fingers, but usually they eat it. Then Bernard Matthews sent over their next Family Panel task and I was thrilled. Putting the …

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My 1st Years Sleepsuit & Blanket Review

We received the Ditsy Print Sleepsuit & Hairband Set and the Personalised Pink Stripe Cable Blanket from My 1st Years to take with us to BritMums Live. I felt extremely lucky to have been given some lovely outfits for P3 that weekend but unfortunately the My 1st Years Ditsy Print Sleepsuit set was a bit too big for her to …

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Moving From Cot To Big Bed

When we moved P2 out of her cot and into a “big bed” we went about it completely the wrong way. When we found out about P3s impending arrival I panicked. We needed the cot that P2 inhabited for the new baby and we needed to do that before the new baby arrived so being the hormonal pregnant person I …

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Babymoov Babycamera 0% Emission Review

Have you ever wondered what happens when you walk out of the bedroom? What does your baby or child do? Well as part of being a Babymoov Ambassador this year I have been sent the new Babycamera 0% Emission and it’s given me the opportunity to spy on P3 at bedtime. The long term side effects on a baby’s brain …

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#SwapYourStroller With SmarTrike

Pregnancy, bad weather and life in general sort of took over and it’s quite hard to believe that we haven’t got the SmarTrike out for nearly a whole year! We are dreadful I know but the weather has improved significantly so we have taken the opportunity to dust P2s SmarTrike Dream 4-in-1 and use it a little more frequently. We …

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Letter To My Princess 2 – 2 Years 5 Months

To my Princess 2, You are very nearly two and half years old. Zooming towards turning three and that’s just too scary to even contemplate. You’ve had two taster sessions at a preschool. It was a decision we felt was right for you as I’ve noticed you struggle to form relationships with other children outside of your family. You cross …

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