Pregnancy Diaries – 23 Weeks #3

Well I’ve basically outgrown my normal clothes, including my black leggings which were part of my pregnancy wardrobe with P2! They’re just so tight and restricting. This heat is ridiculous, beautiful, but limiting when I get dressed in the mornings. I don’t want to buy any new things but need loose and light clothing or I end up feeling like …

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Britmums Live 2014 – What I’ll be wearing

It’s my first time at Britmums Live, the UKs biggest two day blogger & social media conference. I’ve been very excited and extremely nervous. There’s less than two weeks left to prepare and my main focus has been on what I’ll be wearing. I’m no fashion expert, in fact my knowledge of fashion and clothes is next to zero. I …

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“Blood isn’t always thicker than water!”

Growing up my family consisted of three main people that I put all my trust and love into; my Mum, my Nan and my Grandad. With my Mum working full time, I spent before and after school with my Grandparents, I have plenty of fond memories of the holidays I spent with them in Scotland or Somerset and I had …

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Michelle Heaton Active Pregnancy DVD Review

Keeping fit and exercising has never been a top priority, in fact it’s never even been on the list of daily/weekly to dos! I do walking because I have to. I run around after the kids because I have to. I do house chores because I have to. You get the picture. Since being pregnant this time I’ve had reflection …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 4 Months

To my Princess 2, Last month I said we had been introduced to your tantrums. Well they are still going  very strong! You have really grown in your attitude when it comes to things you want or don’t like. You’ll throw yourself or scream. It’s really quite cute but we have begun to put a stop to it and introduced …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 22 Weeks #3

Pregnancy seems to be agreeing with me at the moment. I haven’t felt sick in a long time and my tiredness is managed slightly by having short naps with P2 in the day time. My hips, however, are another story. I’m literally in agony if I do too much in one day. I cleaned the bathroom, a pretty small room, …

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Bliss Buggy Push in Sevenoaks Chronicle Newspaper

After the school run this morning I immediately went to our local newsagent to grab myself a copy of the Sevenoaks Chronicle. There outside on a huge poster was the words “Mums’ Charity Buggy Push”. I huge rush of achievement fell over me. I feel so proud to have raised awareness for Bliss and to share our story. Here’s a …

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Letter To My Nan – 9 Months

Hi Nan, Thank you so much for leaving me your locket. I have many memories of you laying in bed showing me the empty pictures when I used to stay the night at yours. I have no words to describe how much it means to me to have the locket. I could really do with some Nan advice recently. P1 …

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How much milk should my child be having in a day?

Milk has always been a big part of P2s day. She uses it for thirst and she uses it to fall asleep. When we were having a bad bedtime she ended up drinking two full 9oz bottles and it led us to question exactly how much she should be having in a day. Hubby did lots of research on this …

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“It was an intimate event and the weather was absolutely beautiful”

Today was the day of the 5km Buggy Push I arranged to raise money for Bliss, a charity very close to my heart. I’d put up posters in our local Sainsburys and Tesco, my MiL had helped to put posters on the notice boards in various locations, I’d pleaded many times on Twitter, Facebook and our local Mums Facebook page!It …

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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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