Tag Archives: family

Co-Sleeping With My Third Baby

As a parent, we want what is best for our children. Of course we do. How we parent is largely influenced by our own upbringings and more nowadays by the internet. We have the input of every medically-trained professional under the sun telling us what is right and what is wrong. Ultimately, as a parent we know our children more …

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Green Sheep Baby Twist Natural Latex Cot Bed Mattress Review

Nearly a year ago P2 abandoned her cotbed and made the transition to a mattress on the floor. That sounds so awful and she’s still there but it has prevented her falling out of the bed which is great. Since then the cot has been a dumping ground, in fact it was stacked higher than me of bin bags with …

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Letter to my Princess 3 – 6 Months

To my Princess 3, I can’t believe you are already six months and we’ve made it through half of a year of sleepless nights and poopy nappies. At six months you have rolled once, laughed twice and are sitting slightly unaided for 30 seconds. You smile at everyone. Having said that, you have definitely started to feel some separation anxiety …

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“We’ve just had a four day weekend”

I am the type of person that is quite content with lazying around the house. After a while it does start to feel like you’re in jail, sharing your cell with screeching children, which is why I now make the effort to attend two play groups a week with P2 and P3. I met a lovely lady well over a …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 6 Years 3 Months

To my Princess 1, You are now 6 years and 3 months old. I’ve not been writing as often to you as I feel your progress is a bit slower now you are older. Since turning 6 you’ve started your Early Literacy Support sessions at school. I’ve really seen your writing improve. I didn’t think you were struggling but after …

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Kate & MimMim DVD Review & Competition

When CBeebies introduced Kate & Mim-Mim not the girls not long ago, they were fascinated by the adventures. So this month get ready for fun-filled adventures in Mimiloo this spring with the launch of the very first DVD from the captivating animated CBeebies series Kate & Mim-Mim entitled Kate & Mim-Mim: Funny Bunny Friend to be released on Monday 23rd …

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A Letter to my Toddler Going Through The Terrible Twos

To my Toddler, As you throw yourself around the room with legs flailing because you weren’t allowed an ice cream at 7am, I feel myself getting frustrated already. The tears are falling from the argument we’ve had over milk and you have been shrieking for over 20 minutes. You smacked me square in the nose so I told you off …

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Stabilo EASYoriginal Pen and EASYergo Pencil Review

P1 has been receiving Early Literacy Support at school. I was a bit sceptical about it all at first, I wasn’t sure that it would help and to be honest I hadn’t noticed a problem with her writing or literacy. I thought she was doing well. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try out a special pen and pencil …

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Nominate Me for a Brilliance in Blogging Award 2015

I’ve had it in my calendar for a long time yet managed to completely miss the openings of the Brilliance in Blogging awards yesterday! The awards are to celebrate the best of the parent lifestyle blogs in the UK and there are 12 categories to vote under. After attending BritMums Live last year I felt the sheer emotions and excitement …

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Childs Farm Bubble Bath and Hair Detangler Spray Review

I have to admit that bath times are certainly not my favourite time of the week, and when I say week I mean it. I couldn’t hack being a mum that baths daily. There just aren’t enough hands on my body and hours in the day. However, I’m pleased to announce that P2 has warmed up to water and is …

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No More Mess at Mealtimes – Giddy Bowl Pink Review

Children are notoriously messy eaters. Even right from the milky first sips of mummy or formula milk there will also be a tracing around their lips. When you move on to foods things end up on a whole new level of distruction. To clothes, to floors and of course to faces. Stains appear from nowhere and feeding times at the …

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Brilliant Banana Bread Recipe

Our meal plan that I created is now in full swing. I’ve made Fruity Oat Bars and lasagne (recipe will be available soon). I’m actually really enjoying baking and cooking, although the washing up at the end of cooking fresh is not so delightful. On Friday morning, Red Nose Day, we were all up even earlier than normal so I …

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Siblings March 2015

In true fashion, I left taking our sibling photos until the last minute, today to be precise, and typically things didn’t go to plan. I wanted my sibling photos to not only represent them as sisters but to be adventurous and ones to keep in the family album. My plan was to take them outside as the weather has been …

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5 Tips for Surviving Messy Play with Kids

I get in such a flap and end up ruining art activities for the girls. I mop up as soon as they drip the teensiest amount of paint/glue/glitter. So to avoid arguments getting the art box isn’t my go-to-rainy-day activity. I try to fill the day with other activities but when we went to the playgroup the other day, it suddenly …

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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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