LamaLoLi My Little Pony PJ Set & Top Review

When P1 was born I went over the top with buying clothes. Especially when I started work and was earning for myself. The nursery used to laugh and joke that they’d never seen P1 in the same outfit twice, which was slightly embarrassing in a way as she attended nursery three times a week! P2 has been a totally different …

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10/31: 3 Items Off My Bucket List

I don’t have a bucket list maybe I should write one. A list of things I’d like to do or achieve before the age of 30, because saying before I die is a little negative and scary! However, I do think I can think of 3 things that I’ve achieved in my life that I’m proud of and I’m going …

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9/31: 15 Things That Make Me Happy

I’ve only just found this little blog challenge/blog linky and definitely think it could help bring back my blogging motivation. It’s the Blog Every Day in August challenge with Outmumbered. I’m a little late so my first post is a list of 15 things, aside my family, that make me happy. At this specific moment in time I’m finding it …

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Create Your Own Crayons – Recycled Crayons

I’ve been getting increasingly fed up of having broken crayons lying around the house. Or whenever the girls do any drawing together P2 always ends up throwing crayons around and I’m left on hands and knees picking them up. I decided enough was enough and made recycled them into just a few big crayons. Here’s how: Things You’ll Need Crayons …

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42 Days Of Summer with McVities BN Biscuits

The summer holidays have certainly began and right at the beginning we asked P1 to name 10 things she wanted to do during the six week holidays. A bit like a bucket list. I didn’t interfere in this list believe it or not, we’d collected some leaflets during the lead up to the holidays so this certainly influenced her decisions; …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 31 Weeks #3

My energy levels have stooped. I’m so exhausted this week I’ve been going to bed quite quickly after the girls. Despite this though I’ve had motivation appear from nowhere to sort the kitchen cupboards and even walk to Tesco to grab a few bits and bobs here and there. I’m going to blame my pregnancy on this next thing I’ve …

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“Today has been a productively strange day”

Today has been a productively strange day. With P1 away on a double night sleepover with her Great-Grandad, P2 woke up at 6:50am. She snuggled in bed with us for about ten minutes before I took her downstairs for breakfast and some cBeebies. It was a slow morning really, hubby joined us downstairs and we just mooched. Hubby then went …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 6 Months

To my Princess 2, I seriously have no idea where the last 18 months have gone. So much has happened and you have grown into such a wonderful little lady already. These are some of the things you are doing as an 18 month old; Brush your own teeth, Point to every part of your body, Understand everything, Walk/Crawl/Climb, Put …

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“All the different things they can learn from a garden is incredible”

When we went house hunting having a garden was never very high on our priority list. Now the weather is stunning I’m slightly regretting our home “check list”. P1 has always been a garden girl, she spent a lot of time helping her Great-Grandad in his garden and she’s always happiest when able to play outside with her toys. As …

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Concerns About Sleep and Measuring Small During Pregnancy

I thought we’d cracked it. The sleeping situation. They haven’t been a complete breeze but they’ve certainly been easier. An average bedtime starts at 7pm – I get P2 changed and into PJs whilst P1 goes to the loo and brushes her teeth. We have one story together on P2s bed. By about 7:20 both girls are in their separate …

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Sykes Cottage Ice Lolly Competiton

I welcomed with huge open arms Sykes Cottage’s challenge to create our own ice lolly recipe. The weather has certainly been more positive the past few weeks and it’s just been beautiful. We could have done with the ice lolly moulds and challenge a lot sooner! Ingredients: 300ml of Milk 2 heaped tablespoons of Strawberry Milkshake Powder Sprinkles Ice lolly …

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Letter To My Nan – 11 Months

Hi Nan, P1 keeps talking about you the past week or so. I have to admit that she hasn’t really before and I was worrying she’d forget. But she found her set of books that you bought her that came with a charm bracelet. It wasn’t anything expensive but P1 keeps talking about how you are watching her so she …

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Annabel Karmel Quick & Easy Weaning and Family Cookbook Review

When it comes to cook books, to be successful you have to have something that’s different to the rest to stand out. I was given my first copy of a weaning book by Annabel Karmel five years ago. I got the chance to meet Annabel and have my book signed at the first ever Baby Show I attended whilst pregnant …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 30 Weeks #3

Somebody asked me yesterday how far gone I was and I was quite shocked when I realised that I was 30 weeks tomorrow. How crazy is that?! I’m thirty weeks out of 40. There’s only ten more weeks to go!!!! I feel a bit relieved if I’m honest. It’s a little naive of me really but I feel more positive …

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I’m A Fisher-Price Mum!

Fisher-Price has always been a much loved brand in my life right from when I was a child. When my blog was just 4 months old I was approached by the lovely team at Fisher-Price to review for them. This was my second ever review and I was extremely excited about it. Little did I know that I’d create a …

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When should I potty train my child?

We were given a potty a while ago and since then it’s been mooching around our lounge in various places. I’m in no rush to potty train P2, it didn’t happen for P1 until she had just gone 3 so I’m not expecting miracles. Until this past week. P2 has frequently pointed to her nappy when she needs it changing. …

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When Should I Stop Being Naked Around My Child?

** Warning this post is about penis’, vaginas and boobies ** As a woman, the moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are signing away any sort of dignity you ever had. Not just that all and sundry will get to see your lady bits during the 9 months of pregnancy but because as a mother you have an …

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Clarks School Shoes Review

I was forced to get my childhood shoes from Clarks, a tradition created by my Grandad, who had done the same thing to my mother during her childhood and he also had them in his childhood too!! I went through a phase where I refused to go to Clarks for sensible shoes but the ones I did buy became damaged …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 29 Weeks #3

This week has seen us attending two maternity appointments. The first was down at the hospital with the consultant who’s been watching over me. I’m technically classed as a high risk pregnancy again for preterm labour so they’ve wanted to keep an eye on things, however, on Monday they decided to “discharge” me from their care. On the same day …

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