40 Acts – Day 27 – Make Something

Get creative and have a go at making personalised cards. If you’re even more creatively gifted, why not paint, cook or knit something as a special gift for someone? I’m going to bake flapjacks tomorrow evening. I feel in the mood for flapjacks and because I’m so kind I’ll share with my family.

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Baby Wearing – Review 7

I’ve grown to learn that P2 is a baby who just loves mummy snuggles. This isn’t such a bad thing as an overall… But it’s becoming difficult with the life we have. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to just sit around anymore and cuddle. That upsets me. But P1 needs her mummy too and there’s housework that needs to …

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Cherished Moments

I collected the girls handprint/footprint plates we made the other week at Clay Cottage. The business is owned by a family member so I feel quite welcome there and it’s somewhere I plan to go more often with both the girls. They have come out absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to be able to hang them up in our …

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Happy 5 Weeks Princess 2

Happy 5 weeks Princess 2. I’m still in utter shock at just how different things are with P2. She hasn’t had the “boot camp” of Special Care like P1 who was pretty much forced to settle herself in the incubator. P2 however struggles can’t settle herself, she has to be held or have boobie for her to fall asleep. She’s …

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40 Acts – Day 26 – Go Screen Free

Come up with a ‘screen-free’ plan and decide how you’ll spend that time with others instead. A world with no screens? I’ve said this before on my blog – I think technology is a good thing! We shouldn’t be trying to go back to the days when everyone played board games etc. That’s just not the way this world is …

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Little Miss Chatterbox

We’ve been having an issue with P1. I’m sure or at least I hope that all parents struggle with this issue with their children at some stage. Interrupting when others talk. Please tell me I’m not the only one?! It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are or what you are doing she’ll interrupt. Even when told to “sssshhhh” …

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It’s All Gone!!!

I seem to have lost all motivation or nesting instincts since the arrival of P2. I’d much rather sit and watch episode after episode of CSI than load the dishwasher or sort through clothes! I’m angry fuming at myself. I desperately want to tidy up but I just cannot be bothered!!!! It’s always another day situation. I know it’s annoying …

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40 Acts – Day 25 – Share A Good Joke

Think of your favourite joke, and share it with someone today. Make it your Facebook status, or perhaps tell it over a meal tonight. Have a back-up in case it doesn’t work, and make your back-up a deliberately unfunny joke. That way if your first one falls flat, you and your audience can unite over how bad the second one …

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Wowzaaaa!!! Stats

Yesterday I reached well over double my usual amount of viewings in one day!! I don’t write this blog to gain followers or views or whatever. I use this as my diary. A place for my to ramble on. I love having a blog! Thank you for everyone’s continued support!

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First Smiles & A Happy Day

I’ve had a perfect day today – well almost perfect P2 did have a slight nappy leak. We had the HV come today and weigh P2. She’s now 9lb 6oz (4.25kg) !!!!!!! Our little porker. Today also marked her first smile. I’m pretty darn sure it wasn’t wind this time… She did it at me this morning accompanied with a …

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40 Acts – Day 24 – Take Someone New

Scan the current offerings and look for a film with a little depth to it. You might want to read a couple of reviews before you go, to see if it’s going to be an appropriate film and also as fuel for conversation later. Get a group together and make a point of inviting some new people. Other ideas: think …

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Don’t Mix A Baby

When P1 came home from nursery we made cakes – well P1 made the cakes and I iced them. As you can see the top half weren’t that fantastic… This was because P2 did not want to be put down for longer than 5minutes. Her whole life she’s spent the most time in people’s arms or sleeping on my chest …

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What’s With This English Weather?!

It snowed today. I swear this English weather is just so confused! We first decided to keep P1 home from nursery as my OH didn’t want me driving in this weather with P2 being poorly. But when his attempt to work failed miserably after half an hour of trying to get out of the petrol station he decided to take …

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Just A Little Photo

Saw this photo on Facebook this morning… This definitely reminds me of my little family. When Daddy has a bad day at work – he’ll come home to his three girls for love to remind him things aren’t so bad.

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40 Acts – Day 23 – Clear Out Your Wardrobe

Have a clear out today. Why not organise a clothes swap with people donating £1 or more per item traded? Whatever you do, keep it simple and give the money to a charity you want to support I cleared out P1s clothes last week – bagged up ready for P2. I then started on P2s – she has so many! …

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I’m Growing Up

We all battled our colds and viewed a house yesterday. A house for sale. We viewed one of three , 3 bed terraced houses that were for sale through the HomeBuy scheme for shared ownership – which meant potentially we could own our first home a bit quicker than expected. It was on the smaller side of what I’d hoped …

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That Must Have Mother’s Day Post

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone in the UK! Today hasn’t started off too well. We had a rough night with P2. We ended up phoning NHS Direct and getting an appointment for the Out of Hours clinic up the hospital. My OH and I have been dosed up on paracetamol for a good few days now but you can’t give …

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40 Acts – Day 22 – Love Your Church

Visit your local church. If you wish, you can offer more. A flower arrangement? A meeting or supper held in your house? A standing order or one-off donation? A meal out for the vicar, spouse and children? By all means pledge a gift of time or food or money or love, once a year on Mothering Sunday I promised myself …

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Downsizing – Review 6

This post is for the ladies amongst my readers. Men you may be interested I suppose. Sanitary pads … In my opinion the most annoying thing ever. Ok not as annoying as the brick-like maternity pads you pretty much HAVE to wear as there isn’t anything else up to the job. In normal circumstances I will always choose tampons over …

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I Think I’m Going LoopyLoo

The only thing keeping me sane at 2am in the morning whilst my throat is on fire, my OH is groaning in his sleep and P2 is quite clearly not well and using my nipple as a comforter and occasionally a milk dispenser is how bloody cute she looks in a white footless sleep suit. Now go to sleep baby!

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