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Binky Bear Goes To London Gift Set Review

As a child, I loved teddies and soft toys. My kids have certainly followed in my footsteps of their love for teddies and we have only recently given around 4 bin bags full away. When I was sorting the teddies out I had clear piles; TYs, Disney and memorable bears/teddies. We were recently asked to review the new Binky Bear …

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My Sunday Photo – 10/05/2015

I have taken a real back seat on the healthy eating and exercise thing which is certainly not what I wanted to do as I have a dress to fit in for a wedding in two weeks. But I have and I’m quite ashamed really. Yesterday, the postman delivered to me two exciting fitness related things for me; my new …

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McDonald’s Football Mum Of The Year Awards

We are yet to embark on the life of school clubs and other hobby related activities. P1 just isn’t that type of girl and certainly isn’t an active person due to her hypermobility. However, we were recently invited to a local Football Club to meet former Team GB Captain and Arsenal Ladies Defender Casey Stoney as part of the drive …

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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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Bumbo Floor Seat & Play Tray Review

One of our staple items for P2 when she was a baby was the Bumbo. It was also around the time when there was a uge media frenzy about them being so unsafe. Well we’ve been sent the new Bumbo Floor Seat & Play Tray to try out with P3 a little later in her development than I would have …

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Barbie Rainbow Makeover Hair Doll Review

We’ve been having a bit of a difficult week with P1. It always happens after she’s been away for a weekend so when we received the Barbie Rainbow Makeover Hair Doll I was debating about whether she really deserved it. I’m glad I did give in though as it was also the day that her first ever tooth fell out …

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A Visit From The Tooth Fairy

P1 came home from school yesterday after being at her after school club. It was just after 6pm. Wednesdays are her longest days and sometimes I wonder how she physically copes with them but she enjoys it so much because her best friend goes. She got home and we gave her the brand new Barbie she has the task of …

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The General Election & The MADS Blog Awards

So today, we packed the kids up and headed to our local polling station. I felt really nervous actually. I have no idea how the whole “politics” thing works and I certainly haven’t been following each party to know what they are promising. I woke this morning and had a quick look over each party’s websites to see if anything …

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How Does Your Baby Self Settle?

At two years old, P2 is still waking in the night demanding milk on average twice a night. We’ve begun the “weaning” as such by reducing her intake during the day. She’s now limited to a cup in the mornings, not a bottle, and one 9oz bottle at night. I’m confident that she’s getting enough calcium as she’s having plenty …

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Celebrating The Royal Birth with Mothercare

In case you have been hidden under a rock the entire weekend, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton gave birth to a daughter weighing 8lbs 3oz on Saturday 2nd May. Her Royal Highness Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge… I must remind them that there’s already three filling the princess title… To celebrate the arrival Mothercare have …

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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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My Sunday Photo – 03/05/2015

We’ve had a pretty normal week this week. Nothing out of the ordinary except a play date for P1. This weekend, P1 and P2 have been with their Grandparents for their usual monthly sleepover and so we’ve been left with just P3. Previous months we have shipped P3 to my MiL for some child free time to have a meal …

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Playdale Playgrounds Ltd at Manor Park Country Park

The first week of our Easter Holidays was really busy. I wanted to pack in lots of fun for P1 as we are known to be pretty poorly during school holidays and normally we end up sick on the sofa recovering. I wanted to embrace each and every day. Playdale Playgrounds Ltd asked us to review a local park that …

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Parragon Book Buddies – Growl With The Animals Review

When I arrived for my first ever BritMums Live in 2014 I was completely overwhelmed by it all. Then when I saw the Parragon stall with ginormous cupcakes (I was pregnant with P3 at the time) I started to feel much more comfortable. I’ve always been a lover of books and with technology taking over our lives I still want my …

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