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“I look healthier and more awake than I did a year ago”

Somebody told me today that I look healthier and more awake than I did a year ago after posting this photo on my Instagram this morning.  Little did that person know that I’m hiding a badger stripe at my roots, bags under my eyes and a pretty fed up mood. It was a comment that certainly picked me up …

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To My Princess 2 – 2 Years 1 Month

To my Princess 2, We had your two year check the other day. I didn’t have any real concerns about your development. I think you’re doing fantastically. We discussed all the things you do and don’t do. We were told off for being lazy with your dummy and milk situation. The health visitor is completely right and gave us an …

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Tara Binns Eagle-Eyed Pilot Book Review

If you are a regular reader you will know that I’m partial to reading proper real books. I’m yet to buy a kindle or use an app on my phone to read. The girls love to read, whether it’s by being read to or even P1 reading herself and of course flicking through the pictures. They love it. We were …

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T-Shirt Designing with buytshirtsonline.co.uk

My girls are lovers of messy play and art activities. buytshirtsonline.co.uk sent us a lovely kit to get creative with their Fruit of the Loom Kids T-Shirts. I have been quite nervous yet excited about getting creative with t-shirts. I’m not a lover of messy play yet and find the whole experience stressful and the idea of getting fabric paint …

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“P2 seems much older when she returns”

Once a month P1 and P2 get packed up and spend the weekend with my Mum, Step-Dad and brother. This weekend was the second time we’ve had this and although I miss them both extreme amounts it’s also really bloody nice to just have one child to care for. This weekend we decided to go to the cinema and use …

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“Hubby does all of his tasks without moaning”

I’ve struggled with motivation for a long time and if you’re a regular reader you’ll know that. I’m someone who would much rather be lazying on the sofa in my pjs than running around a supermarket. I rely so much on my hubby. He takes care of the bills, the clothes washing, the school run, the food shop and the …

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World Book Day 2015

Today marks the 18th year that we’ve had a World Book Day. A day completely dedicated to celebrating reading and everything that comes along with it. The authors and illustrators. The books! I’m a lover of books. I’m yet to he convinced that owning a Kindle would be better. I enjoy flicking through the pages with the girls and although …

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Inspirational Entrepreneurs for Work-at-Home Mums

Many mums face a great dilemma after having children: to go back into full-time work or be a full-time stay-at-home parent. It is never an easy decision to make, especially when money is tight. However, there is an alternative to full-time employment: working from home. A generation ago there were very few options for women who wanted to remain at …

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Would You Get Your Child’s Ears Pierced?

Earing piercing in children is certainly a contraversial topic. It’s been labelled as child abuse and parents that get their children’s ears pierced are very openly abused themselves with hurtful comments. I’m one of those parents. I had P1s ears pierced at 6 months old, I wanted her to have the choice of whether she wanted to wear earrings as …

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What new parents should know about life insurance

Life insurance helps provide peace of mind to new parents because it can ensure that a child is financially secure should anything happen that results in the death of one or both parents. Here are a few things that new parents should know when considering what type of life insurance to purchase. You are never too young for life insurance …

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Princess 3’s Tongue-Tie Procedure

I was up early this morning after being woken up from my dream about my Nan by P1 upsetting P2. It was 6am and the house was still pretty dark. The early morning was ok this time as its been a busy day. Today was the day for P3s tongue-tie to be looked at and hopefully snipped. We’d been referred …

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Decorate Your Own Wooden Train by National Railway Museum Review

I hate mess. I hate messy play. I’m a pretty boring parent I guess. We have a huge plastic box absolutely overfilling with art stuff. Believe it or not I’m actually quite an arty person deep down. For me to get the art box out requires energy, patience and the right mind set. Today I had one of those moments …

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“Mummy, how do babies get inside your tummy?”

I thought I had a few years to come up with my answer to the birds and the bees questions. My six year old thought differently. The question was sprung just as I was kissing P1 goodnight. “Mummy, how do babies get inside your tummy?” She said innocently. She’s witnessed my two pregnancies, seen my tummy go from flat to …

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“It was the icing on the cake” – Last Day of Half Term

We’ve had an exciting ten days off school for half term but the end half really has seemed to drag. We’ve done something every day this week which is huge for us as we tend to use the half term to relax. We’ve been to soft play twice, P1 has had a sleepover, we’ve seen my MiL and BiL on …

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