“It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary”

It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary along side my class mate who is Joseph for the afternoon. I’m wearing a long blue dress that I keep tripping on. Joseph has dropped baby Jesus and the audience of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are laughing. I’m nervous and shy as I look out to see my Grandad with his bulky camcorder …

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Ann Summers Queenie Plunge Bra, Brazilian Lingerie and Eyemask Review

Tis’ the season to be jolly naughty… Fa la la la lah!!!! As a mother my main focus at Christmas is making sure I’ve remembered everything P1 has asked for, thinking of presents for family members and wrapping presents. The last thing I think about is my underwear. I know it’s most likely on the top of hubby’s Christmas list …

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“I spent four hours last night wrapping Christmas presents”

Yesterday, I finally found a baby group here in Sevenoaks that was just perfect for P2. It catered for crawlers and little ones taking their first wobbly steps. It’s full of singing and fun! It’s also a very small group, perfect for hopefully making some new friends. But guess my luck, it was the last session before they close until …

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“How do you wean from a dummy at a young age?!”

I’m a mum that has never had a baby that hasn’t had a dummy. I didn’t choose to use them, it just happened! P1s dummy journey started when we took her home from hospital. When her stomach problems began. She was never settled due to the constant sickness that the pyloric stenosis caused so I turned to the dummy to …

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Alan Fletcher aka Karl Kennedy & Disney’s Frozen

I’ve just got back from having a girly few hours with my biggest girl, P1. I took her to see Frozen at The Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. Whilst walking along the outside of the theatre a man with a suitcase and tinted glasses was walking up there. It wasn’t until he was literally a metre from P1 that I realised …

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“We have a crawler”

We have a crawler. This is the first real indication that our baby is becoming independent and grown up. With this independence has come increased dangers. It happened overnight, one minute we had a bum shuffling, arms-dragging-body-in-a-circle little 9 month old then we woke up one morning and she got up onto her hands and knees and started to move …

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To My Princess 2 – 10 Months

To My Princess 2, Double figures baby!!! You’re 10months old today. I’m in shock really, it’s going so quick and you are also developing at super rapid speed. This month you mastered crawling. After spinning around in a circle on your bum or on your tummy, overnight you just got up on hands and knees! You are picking up speed …

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Ann Summers Underneath The Little Black Dress Competition

Ann Summers are running a bloggers competition. The aim is to create a mood board showcasing the perfect pairing of a Little Black Dress and Ann Summers lingerie. It’s that time of year when us girlies think about our Christmas outfits for family meals and nights out with friends. I don’t know much about fashion but I do know that …

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“I went on a mums night out”

I went on a mums night out last night. This was my first experience of anything remotely like that. It was arranged by a mum from P1s class and there was 9 of us that turned up at the pub for some drinkies and chat. I left hubby with P1 in bed and P2 downstairs in her jammies all ready …

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“dreaming of sun, sea and sand”

I definitely think I need a holiday. A holiday abroad anyway. The last holiday I went on was before I’d even met my hubby! It was back in 2011 and in that year I had two abroad holidays thanks to my work bonus. I took my Mum, P1 and me to Lanzarote in February for a week. It was a …

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Letter To My Nan – 3 Months

Hi Nan, Things aren’t getting any easier. I try to talk about you every day with P1 but you know her, she just wants to talk about something else or play. I showed P2 the photo I have of you on the window seal, she stroked your face which left me emotional. I keep having the sudden realisation that she’ll …

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“I’ve had my third magazine article published!”

Just a quick post this evening. I have felt a huge sense of achievement today so I wanted to share. I’ve had my third magazine article published! It’s in the parenting magazine, Juno. I’ve already had great compliments of it. You can purchase the Juno Magazine in WHSmith, many independent retailers or online, you can also get a digital copy …

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“This weekend has been very slow and relaxed. It’s been nice”

Our weekends are always so busy. Usually travelling to Essex for swimming or seeing family. This weekend has been very slow and relaxed. It’s been nice. It started with P1 having a sleepover round her Great-Grandad’s house Friday-Saturday evening. So Friday evening I did the house cleanup whilst hubby was out with his friend. Saturday, I was up really early …

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Playmobil Wedding Princess Christmas Advent Calendar Review

It’s the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day meaning only one thing for children and adults around the world – chocolate. It’s now completely acceptable to eat chocolate in the morning without being told “no”! Fantastic. What more could they want in the lead up to Christmas Day?! Oh yes. Toys!!! P1 received the Playmobil Princess Wedding advent Calendar and she’s …

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“For the first time ever I chose to tidy”

Following my post on how frustrated I was with my lack of motivation, I’d like to share with you something that may shock you. Tonight, I’ve had what seems like forever without P1 and my hubby. P1 has gone to her Great-Grandad’s for a sleepover and a “Great-Grandad day” tomorrow. My hubby has gone out with one of his friends …

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“I’ve never had a member of the family that has Alzheimer’s”

Something in the news has really touched me. A man seeking love after his wife is stricken with Alzheimer’s. I’m trying my hardest to understand his point of view but I’m struggling. I’ll put it bluntly. I think he’s selfish. I’ve never had a member of the family that has Alzheimer’s, so really I can’t comment, but my Grandad stood …

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Hobbycraft Christmas Craft Review

With Halloween over everything is now focused on Christmas. Well it started to creep into shops and tv adverts before Halloween!! I’ve always been very arty and P1 is certainly following in my footsteps. I used to go to Hobbycraft with my Mum as a child. Even if we never bought anything it was always an exciting trip. Seeing all …

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