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Siblings 2016 – October

We are well and truly in Autumn now. For some reason I feel that family life is a lot harder during the colder months. It’s so much more planning and prepping just to step outside your house. Do we need wellies? Do we need coats? What kind of coat, a big thick one or a nice thin rain mac? It’s …

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A Summer Play Date

I have a small group of friends over here in Kent. This is something completely alien to me though and I am still learning all the etiquette of friendships and play dates because since I left school and had P1, I found all of my friends to disappear and I was quite happy being alone. But in the past few months …

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12 Things For The 6 Week Holidays

I’ve put together a list of all the things we want to do together during the summer holidays. I decided to pick twelve things to do which works out at doing two things each week and I think that’s quite manageable. Please let me know in the comments if you think I’ve missed anything because I’m always up for some …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – #29/52

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It’s been about a month since I posted a My Sunday Photo. Life has been so incredibly busy and I’ve felt a bit guilty for not actually posting because that was the whole point of taking part. But with not having a car, feeling utterly exhausted for the majority of every day, I just had no motivation to sit and …

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Trying To Survive The Last Terrible Twos Phase

Life has become pretty unbearable. The relatively easy going, will come along wherever with little fuss toddler of ours has turned into a little monster. It’s been about a month now but things seem to be at a new stage of hell in the past week.  There’s no hiding the fact she’s always been the drama of the three, far …

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Teacher Gifts With Mantra Jewellery

To be honest I am quite glad to see the back of this school year. I really don’t know why but I feel like we need a fresh start in the motivational department. We most certainly need a break from early rushed mornings too. I’ve had various emails from the class reps about donations and cards for the teachers from …

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A Sleepover At My Grandad’s

Just over a week ago hubby had planned a trip to see his Nan who had just had an operation. It meant that I was going to be home for a couple of days (one night) on my own with the three girls. Part of me was excited and part of me dreaded it. So hubby suggested that I go …

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Embracing My Middle Daughter

I frequently forget to focus on all the great things my girls do. Instead getting fixated on the bad, the naughty behaviour or habits they have. Stuck in the same rut of routine and the battle of bedtime. But it’s the start of our Easter holidays, well for P2 anyway as her nursery always breaks up a week earlier than …

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The Mum’s Guide to Father’s Day

Over the last 50 years, there’s been a real shift in how things work in the home. Previously, women (mostly) stayed in the house and men went out to work – but, as we know, that pattern is changing dramatically. Nowadays, both partners are responsible for childcare, chores and errands. More than 200,000 British fathers are stay-at-home-dads, and a great …

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A Letter To My Husband – Surviving 4 Years In A Relationship

To my Husband, We have been together for four years today. We’d been talking online for a long time before the day we met and it felt like I’d known you my lifetime already. Our very first proper date was a trip to a shopping centre. We were shopping for Mother’s Day for our mums. I bought a tiny snack …

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Siblings 2016 – March 2016

Being a member of a 3 part sister bond must be extremely hard. There’s always someone to fight against for attention, for cuddles and generally with each other. I worry daily about their relationships with each other. Part of me feels that P1 is pushed aside due to school, that she doesn’t get very much time with her sisters to …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – #10/52 Mother’s Day

When I typed “Mother’s Day” into my blog search bar this morning, it came up with nothing amazing and that was actually written on the day itself.  I did find this post from 3 years ago which hit a nerve and made feel angry and sad all at once but reminded me exactly why I’ve never made a big thing …

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An MRI Scan On A 3 Year Old

I really love the Timehop app sometimes. It reminds you of the insignificant events of your life and the really important ones that you shouldn’t forget but do. A few days ago it showed me a status where I was feeling apprehensive about the MRI scan my eldest had to have. It was four years ago today.  The photos in …

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The Fantasy Box Review – Sex After Baby

When a slightly unusual email found its way into my inbox, I had a little giggle inside then thought it would be a fun thing to accept. The Fantasy Box arrived through my door, in discreet outer packaging, not long after. I felt slightly nervous about the post, the reaction and the actual reviewing of the box with its contents …

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Why Do Babies Cry?

Babies: For newborns, crying is their main way of communicating. Toddlers: Toddlers cry because they’re hungry, tired, uncomfortable or need affection – just like babies. Preschoolers and school-age children: Children tend to cry less as they get older. Once they can talk, it’s much easier for them to tell you why they’re upset and what they need. Why do we …

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