Tag Archives: parenting

My Sunday Photo – 14/06/2015

This week has seen us all be quite poorly. It started with me having a cold which was passed to Hubby. We had to rearrange and cancel seeing family in Essex twice. We were unable to make our Monday Gymboree class and by Thursday P1 and P2 had upset tummies so our Thursday playgroup and school was cancelled. We did …

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What’s In My BritMums Live Bag?

I really cannot believe that in under a week I’ll be heading to BritMums Live with P3 in tow and Hubby waiting at the hotel by himself (poor bloke). It feels like just yesterday that I secured my sponsor, Fisher-Price. Last year I was so incredibly nervous about the whole conference. I had no idea what to take, what to …

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Father’s Day Competition with MAM UK

I don’t normally buy gifts for Father’s Day. I am someone who likes to believe that we appreciate our Father’s every day. I don’t think I do show Hubby how much I appreciate everything he does for our girls. Making sure that he can work from home, taking P1 to school, being taxi driver frequently, cooking, doing the clothes washing, …

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FirstBIKE Racing Red Balance Bike Review

I was so excited about P1 getting her first ever push bike. She was ecstatic too. My Grandad took her to choose but with her hypermobility and lack of strength in her legs, riding a bike has been a slow process. At 6 years old she still uses stabilisers and lacks in confidence to the point she sometimes cries when …

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“I’m trying to enjoy every inch of sun”

Life seems busier than ever at the moment. Probably because I’m trying to enjoy every inch of sun that shines in the sky this year and our little home houses three active monsters so I’ve sort of been push to go outside whether it’s across the road, out in the access way or to the park. Park being the popular …

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Managing The Cost Of Living As A Family

Money is a huge factor when people decided to have children. Will we be able to buy all the nappies and milk? The baby products like bouncers and cots? Is there going to be money left over for holidays or meals out still? Children are expensive and every extra penny really does count and for some families can be the …

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FlipBelt Nuclear Yellow Review

I stopped running for a little bit the past few weeks. Life and blog work has been super busy, I wanted to focus on the children a bit more and enjoy everything. But with the weather so beautiful I have started running again and have been using my new FlipBelt too. When I first started running I never even thought …

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Leaving The Recluse Behind

When I had P1 I was made to feel ashamed of myself by some mums at the school, despite the fact all my fellow school “friends” we’re very supportive. The petition to have me removed from the school only made me more determined to prove them wrong. But as time went on and P1 arrived it was clear that becoming …

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“Her face was tear stained and she held my hand tightly”

P1 has once again been awful at bedtime and even managed to fall out of her bed, which is over 4ft tall, an hour after being put to bed and after numerous times of telling her to lay down and go to sleep. I struggled to find sympathy for her. That sounds so mean but she didn’t cry and there …

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My Sunday Photo – 31/05/2015

I missed last weeks my Sunday photo as we were having far too much fun at a family wedding. Last Sunday was also my Grandad’s 84th birthday. Seeing as this Sunday will be spent doing a food shop and hopefully out to the park if the weather permits, I thought I would share a photo from last week that makes …

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Letter To My Princess 3 – 8 Months

To my Princess 3, You have been in the world and in our lives for 8 months now. In the scheme of things that’s such a short amount of time but it doesn’t feel that way. It feels like you’ve always been a part of our lives. Admittedly, we haven’t had you weighed in quite a long time by a …

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Why Spending Time With Your Children Is So Important For Their Development

Being a parent is a rite of passage that brings innumerable changes to the way in which we think and act, and is an experience that no parent would, in their right mind, relinquish. From babe-in-arms to leaving the nest, parenthood is a hugely important and gratifying thing, but in today’s world of technological progress and advancing digitisation, many families …

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Managing Bedwetting With DryNites

I didn’t expect potty training to go as smoothly as it currently has or as young as P2 is. At just over two years old she is dry during the day, in knickers and has even squatted in the cold outdoors a few times on car journeys. I am so incredibly proud of her. At night time though she is …

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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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Celebrating My Super Duper Big Sisters with Ella’s Kitchen

Being a sibling holds so many possibilities and responsibilities especially when you’re the big sister. You’re the one who will help your younger sibling to share, to play, to talk and develop. You naturally become a role model whether you like it or not. I was always close to my brother when he arrived. I remember being so excited, at …

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