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Babyzen YOYO+ Stroller Review

I have had my fair share of pushchairs in my eight years of parenting. But the Babyzen YOYO+ Stroller has literally blown my mind. It arrived to our door in a really small box compared to usual pushchairs that I wasn’t sure it actually was what it was. We chose the white frame with the pink colour pack for our …

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Experiencing A Clingy Toddler

I should have known right from the very beginning that this girl was going to be trouble. She was trouble, right from the moment she left the safety of my womb and nothing has eased since. P3 is a very unusual character and she’s been an interesting one to get to know.  P3 has a personality only to be described …

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Special Needs Diary #10 – An Update

So firstly I am changing the format of this series of blog posts slightly. I’ve changed the name from Autism Diaries to Special Needs Diary. This is purely because we don’t have an official diagnosis and with recent medical appointments and conversations, it just doesn’t feel right to give P1 a definite label yet. However, she definitely is a special …

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The Puppet Company Review

It definitely feels like technology is taking over my world. The word “iPad” is literally grating on me as all three of my girls are obsessed. I have recently felt like the girls are engrossed by technology world, watching endless episodes of Peppa Pig and spending hours playing Minecraft. I have been searching for new ways to prize those devices …

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Feeling The Strain

We are all judgemental towards others for any number of reasons. Whether your wearing too much or too little makeup, whether your child has snot coming out their nose, why she’s shouting in the middle of a shop at her toddler. Trust me it’s never ending and we are all guilty whether you like it or not. I think one …

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Why I Hate School Holidays

I always get so excited about school holidays. I’m a stay at home mum so I am lucky to be able to spend the holidays with my girls. I plan loads of things to do. Baking, painting, going to the park and swimming. But each and every school holiday we’ve ever experienced has gone far from to plan. I’ve been …

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“My Grandad’s home will always be my happy place of memories”

On Friday hubby asked if I wanted to see my Grandad. It was probably prompted from my emotional state whilst writing my Nan’s 2 year death-anniversary letter. It was late but I text my grandad to ask if he fancied having some visitors. So on Saturday we headed back to my home town to meet my Grandad for breakfast as …

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“I didn’t fully realise just how much I relied on her”

When my Grandad asked me if it was ok to take P1 on holiday for a week I jumped at the chance. A whole week of no arguing, no shouting, no rudeness and battles at bedtime. We needed a break from her if I’m completely honest as at the time, she was absolutely awful to be around. Typically, in the …

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“The six week holidays will help to boost my personal blogging”

Just before the summer holidays started there was plenty of talk in the blogging community of fellow bloggers going on a break over the school holidays. I sat there knowing that I most definitely wouldn’t be having a break from blogging ever. We are now in the middle of the second week of the school holidays and I’m already finding …

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Letting The Children Make Lunch with Bernard Matthews

Meal times can be pretty boring. We all eat, three times a day or more. Children specifically get given their food laid out in front of them and they eat it, or throw it, mash it between their fingers, but usually they eat it. Then Bernard Matthews sent over their next Family Panel task and I was thrilled. Putting the …

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A Wedding & Longleat Safari

I went a little bit off duty Sunday and Monday. With extreme lack of signal over in Wiltshire and it being a bank holiday there was absolutely no need to keep checking my emails and the only reason I did touch my phone was to check the time or take a photo. That was also where my off duties were …

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Mixing Up Play with Petits Filous #MagicSquaresPlaydates

Being a stay at home mum has changed me. I never intended to be a stay at home mum. I wanted to be a working mum and be a role model for my daughters but our circumstances changed. I feel completely privileged to have the opportunity to watch my three daughters grow and be the one they solely depend on …

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My Matalan Modern Family

In 30 years of business, Matalan have recognised the changes in family life and have evolved their products to suit a wide variety of families. They have launched their Made for Modern Families campaign and there’s even a little competition where you can upload your family portrait for a chance to win £250! A photo like this one: I wrote …

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Letter to my Princess 3 – 7 Months

To my Princess 3, 7 months means that we are now in the lead up to your 1st birthday and that’s just crazy. The newborn days are behind us now which makes me super emotional. You are our very last baby and seeing these months quickly zooming past and you growing so quickly is sad but in a happy way. …

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