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Siblings 2016 – January

For me the Siblings Project starts another year, our second year and once again I’m a little bit late in getting photos and posting. Our weekends are the only time that my girls get to spend quality time as a threesome. The rest of the week is dotted with P3 spending time on her own, or just P2 and P3 …

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“It sounds silly because shopping is such an ordinary thing”

Growing up I always spent time with my Grandparents. Just them and me. My Nan and my Grandad. We went to Scotland for holidays to visit my Grandad’s sister, we went to Somerset to visit Grandad’s friend on a farm he owned. I spent pretty much every afternoon after school with them. But now I rarely get quality time with …

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10 Perfect Gifts For New Mums

  New Mums will be adorned with gifts, but they will mostly be for the little one they’re now caring for. Think about Mum and give them a gift they will appreciate – here are ten great gift ideas:  Pre cooked meals For new Mums the concept (and time) required for cooking filling, healthy lunches and dinners is going to …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – 2/52

We did something out of our comfort zone today. We ventured out of the house in bad weather. The temptation, from a bad night of sleep, to just stay indoors for a lazy Sunday was so extreme but I didn’t cave. Instead I packed a lunch bag, we all wore double or even triple layers, the kids had rain all-in-ones …

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“I don’t think I’ve felt true boredom for a long time”

Since the new year I have felt quite refreshed. My emails have been quiet, I’ve been writing and scheduling posts for days in advance, the house is relatively tidy with clothes washing up to date and put away. But the evening telly has been pretty rubbish and limited which has left me feeling rather bored. I don’t think I’ve felt …

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Letter To My Princess 2 – 2 Years 11 Months

To my Princess 2, There is just one more month left of being two. Three years ago you were tucked up inside my tummy, kicking away, not a care in the world. I however had the itchiest of skins and was so desperate to have you out. This is just a short little letter as I want to write again …

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“P1 is behaved at school and a crazy nightmare at home”

I’ve always loved the idea of home schooling. Having no early mornings for school runs and being able to spend time as a family doing the things we loved whilst educating and growing my daughters. But then we have school holidays, and they remind me exactly why I don’t and would never go down that route. There’s something wrong with …

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Fluffy American Pancakes Recipe

I am guilty of opening up a batter mix sachet that costs just 30p and making up a batch of pancakes or yorkshire puddings. Pancakes are P1s absolute favourite breakfast and seeing as I am actually really enjoying baking and cooking recently, I decided to give some American pancakes a go today. Here’s the recipe for these yummy star shaped …

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My Goals For 2016

The past year seems to have flown by. I think I probably say that every year but it does feel like this time last year I had a newborn baby then I blinked and I’m about to enter 2016 with two toddlers and a child. Last year I set myself 5 goals; to lose weight, see friends more, do more …

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TUMTUM Bluebell Out & About Lunch Set Review & Competition

I am awful at forgetting to pack the girls snacks or food she we head out or for a short trip to the park. Then each and every time they moan that they’re hungry despite just having lunch. I never learn. I also think a contributing factor is that I’ve not had anywhere to store anything so when TUMTUM offered …

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Letter To My Princess 3 – 15 Months

To my Princess 3, I really do think growing up suits you and it’s so scary to think you are already 15 months old! So far you are taking everything in your stride since learning to walk. You are so much fun now and unless you’re ill, you are such a joy to be around. You’re personality is absolutely hilarious. You …

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Share Your Year – Our 2015

2015 is very nearly at an end and it’s time to reflect on the year that has gone past. I honestly don’t think that 2015 was an overly bad year for us so I’m going to reflect in 3 month sections. I’m linking up with Lauren at Belle Du Brighton who gave me this idea. January, February, March I kick …

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“It was lovely to have all three running about together”

Around Easter time each year since moving to Sevenoaks, we have been gifted a membership to the local Nature Trail by my MiL. I think originally it was my MiLs way of getting us to go out more because I was a little reluctant during the first 6 months of living here and was happy to spend day in day …

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Everything You Need To Know About Preventing Allergies In Your Home

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the allergen that causes it. However, sometimes this is easier said than done, as many of these allergens are within our homes. Dust mites, for example, are one of the biggest causes of allergies and they can breed in even the cleanest of homes but these microscopic insects are …

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