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To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 8 Months

To my Princess 1, This month has been a pretty busy one really. It’s the school holidays and although we haven’t done too much, the things you’ve been doing have been pretty exhausting. Just the past week you travelled to London with Great-Grandad to visit Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews. You had a wonderful time and I hope that …

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13/31: Where I Live

Today’s “Blog Every Day In August” prompt was to share where we live and a couple of cool things about it. This is one that’s easy peasy!! This is the place we call home… I made the decision to move from my birth town, Essex, to Kent quite swiftly. When I get something in my mind it stays there until …

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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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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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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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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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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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To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 7 Months

To my Princess 1, I can’t believe you’ve just finished your first year of school! You’ve really developed this year and although your behaviour is a little to be desired, I am so proud of you! Since you started school last year a lot has happened. I’ll never forget your first day. It was at a school in Essex as …

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Our Royal Ride With SmarTrike for Prince George’s First Birthday

Today has been amazing, busy but pretty awesome. P1 woke up in a fantastically good mood which reflected in her behaviour. We had a lazy morning as P1 had an appointment with the dietician. It went really well! I’ve been concerned about her eating for a long time but according to the dietician we are already doing anything she would …

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Real Mums All-Bran 5-Day Challenge

Do you ever get a funny feeling in your tummy or about your tummy? Well I know I certainly do which is most likely linked to my pregnancy! I was challenged by Kellogg’s and the wonderful people at BritMums to take the All-Bran 5-Day Challenge. Did you know that 90 to 95 per cent of the ‘happy’ hormone serotonin is …

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6 Tips for Surviving The Summer Holidays

**Please note that this post is very much focused on the stay at home parent, however, I’d love to hear some tips from all you working parents as I know that the holidays are a stressful time when trying to find alternative childcare arrangements** In a blink of an eye the school year will be over, our first school year, …

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Sibling Differences

It was inevitable that my daughters would be very different. Right from the beginning of my parenting journey when P1 was born prematurely, she set the motions for the future, for the right now. She’s so different to her younger sister and as P2 grows the differences stand out like a sore thumb. A bit like the lack of hair …

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Royce Lingerie Spring Blossom Nursing Bra Review

As a woman you will be familiar with a brassiere, also known as a boulder holder, aka a bra! From that very first bra you buy that’s just a little bit of cotton fabric to give you some dignity at P.E changes during puberty, to ones that push your fully grown boobs up into your chin. The majority of us …

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