Essex Floods Getting Crazy 24 August 2013

So it’s a day of typical English weather. Well I say typical… I don’t think I’ve ever seen rain as bad as this!! We’re flooding! Where I live we very rarely get floods because we are on high ground. So this weather is really weird and everyone is so unprepared. The drains are flooded, the roads are flooded, businesses flooded, …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 8 Months

To my Princess 1, I seriously cannot believe that you’ll be starting school in less than two weeks. It seems like such a long time ago that you were a tiny baby like your sister and so dependent on me. You’ve grown up ridiculously this past month. Finally able to put your own clothes on and the majority of the …

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Walkers Crisps Mighty Lights Review

It’s very rare for us to buy branded food at the moment with saving for a mortgage, wedding shopping and having two young children to feed. So it was fantastic when I was asked to taste test some more Walkers products. 18 packets of crisps arrived for us to munch. Another new product from the brains of Walkers, Mighty Lights. …

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“this is not any form of yoga. This is simply child abuse”

Sorry for the late night post but something’s ticked me off just a tad. During our nightly routine after we put P2 in her cot and snuggle down, my OH usually watches YouTube and I scroll through Facebook, Twitter and other blog posts. Only today I’m unusually reading a magazine when my OH nudges me to watch something. Here it …

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Annabel Karmel Organic Baby Purées Review

P2 has been getting her lips around some more delicious pouches. This time from Annabel Karmel. We were given: Fruity Apple, Blueberry & Vanilla stage 1, scrumptious salmon & sweet potato stage 2, and tasty chicken & butternut squash. Annabel’s latest product, this is set to hit the shelves in September. The purees are made from organic products. I absolutely …

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“I’m not ready to not see her for 9hours a day”

It dawned on me today that I should have been returning to work in two weeks time. It got me thinking, how I would have coped if I was about to embark on work life with two children, being waist deep in wedding planning, sorting P1s school equipment out and having my Nan back in the hospital. It would have …

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“doctors have diagnosed yet another heart attack”

I’m on my way back from visiting my Nan. Yup, she’s in hospital again. I’m sad to say that it isn’t a shock to us. I’ve watched her go very downhill recently especially since our holiday. We came back to reports from my Grandad of Nan needing a lot of help with every day life, walking, dressing and going to …

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Fisher-Price Sparkling Symphony Cot Mobile Review

Once again we have been extremely lucky to be given the chance to review a Fisher-Price product. This time we have been playing with their Sparkling Symphony Mobile. The mobile fits securely to our cot with plastic/rubbery straps. It also has a string that can be tied around the cot bar for added peace of mind. There are quite a …

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“pretty much shoved her in the car”

Following on from a pretty tough night, P2 had a pretty amazing Sunday. I felt a need to have a break from her and pretty much shoved her in the car with my Mum & SD when they went to Camber to collect my brother. I felt majorly guilty but my OH was off to the gym so that would …

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“She was hysterical!”

We had the absolute day from hell with P1 yesterday. Anything we said to her just wasn’t good enough. She repeated over and over. Did things we told her not to do. And then when it came to bedtime… Oh didn’t she perform! Firstly, she took ages to persuade to go to the toilet. I had to repeat myself over …

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“she turned towards me and instantly fell asleep”

I’ve been trying, loosely, to wean from co-sleeping. I say loosely because I usually get more and better sleep when we co-sleep so I’m fine with her in bed. My OH misses our cuddles and waking up to me in the morning. He now wakes up, more often than not, to P2 smacking him in the face. Not quite so …

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Growing In Energy

As P2 is growing, her energy and need for entertainment is increasing. I can really tell she’s going to be a little monster as she grows up! We cannot leave her, not even for 5 minutes to play on her mat. That just isn’t enough for her. She has to be either bouncing in her jumperoo, eating something in her …

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Radical Reward Charts Review

P1 received a new reward chart from Radical Reward Charts. It arrived at a wonderful time, when I was at my complete wits end with her behaviour. I allowed her to choose which design she’d like – she chose Wacky Wildlife. We asked Radical Reward Charts to have P1s picture made into a mover. This was to help children be …

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Memory Lane

Just a short muddled post this evening. P2 is pretty much sitting up on her own now. It kind of happened overnight. Ok, she’s still toppling over every now and then but she’s amazing. I just cannot believe how grown up she is and she’s in to everything, especially food! I spent the majority of today sorting out wedding bits. …

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Feeling Calmer

I cannot believe how grown up P1 is. She’s always been very mature for her age but recently she’s been outstanding especially with her little sister! In the past few days she’s been so helpful. Actually asking to change P2s bottom, get her dressed and give her a bottle. This evening she wanted to feed her sister her dinner, and …

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Fisher-Price Grow-With-Me Highchair Review

I was very excited when I was asked to review a high chair for Fisher-Price. Especially as it’s completely brand new and not many have had the chance to even see it yet! We were fast approaching the weaning stages. My OH fixed all the pieces together. It was very straightforward and took no time at all. I always like …

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Sleep Parenting

There’s research that says a co sleeping mother will regulate their baby’s temperature, breastfeed whilst asleep and many other wonders. My OH has witnessed P2 stir slightly, and then I would stir too. The scariest thing for me though has happened several times and its happened when I’ve not been co sleeping. I’ve woken up several times to find P2 …

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Food Glorious Food

I’m really loving my food at the moment and my appetite is matching. I was doing so well on losing weight, toning up and feeling fantastic when I looked in the mirror. I even felt sexy if I’m honest. But the past few weeks I’ve been feeling down about breastfeeding and every time I look at the naked reflection staring …

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What A Mess!

I’ve successfully completed two days of combine feeding, I say successfully, my left boob hasn’t quite triggered that P2 doesn’t want it anymore and has gone over drive on producing milk! We went round to my MiLs yesterday, this was the first day of combine feeding, I’d fed P2 all through the night and stopped after her first morning feed. …

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