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Last Summer Sunday At Penshurst Place

I felt a lot of guilt and a lot of excitement all at once about our visit to Penshurst Place for their last Summer Sunday event of the summer. We had decided to leave P3 with my MiL because she had spent the majority of the previous two weeks being super grumpy and we had all been craving some peace. …

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Back To School With Smiggle

Back to school is literally just around the corner for us now. There’s a matter of days to get everything together; uniform, new shoes, coats and stationery sorted. The girls were really excited to receive a huge bundle of Smiggle stationery and back to school essentials when we returned from our holiday. We had actually popped into our local Smiggle …

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IOW 2017 Day 2 – JR Zone, IOW Pearl & Scuba Diving

I lost count of the amount of times I had to refill bottles of milk during our first night at The West Bay Club. P2 and P3 did not sleep well at all, especially P3. She ended up in our bed at 3am. She’s not used to sleeping in a travel cot and is usually my better sleeper out of …

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Keeping Up With Family Washing With Persil Powergems

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in washing piles? There’s five humans in my household and that equals to quite a bit of washing. I felt no motivation to wash anything until we were over piling the washing basket. Even when I did do the washing, I lacked the energy to actually fold the clothes afterwards. Six months …

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Children’s Amazing! Magazine Review

Home learning is a thing I struggle with every single day with P1. I’m sure you can relate to it because I certainly can, that when you get home you just want to chill out. Learning and doing something educational certainly isn’t a priority. I was pretty interested when the people behind the children’s magazine, Amazing! got in touch to …

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A Family Day Out At Godstone Farm

There is exactly one week between my Grandad and my Mum’s birthdays. This was the same for my Nan and me. It’s always hard to plan birthday celebrations when you have kids to entertain at the same time. This year with the weather warm and bright, we decided to head to Godstone Farm. We’ve not been to Godstone Farm before, …

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Dodging The Rain & Having A Family Day

I have been feeling so much of that dreaded mum guilt lately. It sparks up the most at the weekends. We fill our weekdays with so many activities, trips to the shops, running arranges and getting the girls to various clubs that I sort of need the weekend as a break. It also becomes our cleaning time too. I always …

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Battling Winter Blues: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Busy on Cold Winter Days

Winter time is long, dark, and cold, and keeping the kids busy when they can’t be banished to the backyard for some fresh air and play time is essential for maintaining your sanity. Thankfully, there are many things to do that’ll keep your kids busy and engaged indoors. Next time your kids complain that they’re bored, break out one of …

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Ella’s Kitchen The Easy Family Cookbook Challenge

My girls are becoming increasingly interested in cooking. I recently taught them how to toast their own crumpets and it was lovely to see their proud faces when they did it all by themselves (with assistance obviously). We were recently asked by Ella’s Kitchen to take part in a cooking challenge with the girls using their brand new cooking book named the …

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Our Easter Saturday At National Trust Bodiam Castle

For somebody who didn’t feel very Easter-y this year, we ended up doing quite a few Easter themed activities. Our Easter holidays were pretty much jam filled with different things for us to do and now we are back to school runs. I feel we need another holiday to recover from the Easter holidays if I’m honest. Our Easter weekend …

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Chocolate Lolly Maker Review

We are heading into the Easter holidays. For us, they are pretty long. P2 always gets an extra week or so as her nursery runs as a private one and not strictly alongside state school holiday times. P1 has two weeks the poor sod. Any way, it’s definitely time to start thinking about activities, days out and things to do …

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An Easter Egg Hunt At Marsh Farm

I have not really thought about Easter. Last year I was really excited about it all and I put together a basket of goodies for the girls to enjoy during their school holidays. We spent a weekend at my Grandad’s and had an amazing time at the Marsh Farm Easter event. This year, I haven’t really had much planned and I certainly …

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A Trip To Little Street Maidstone

I am always on the hunt for new ways to entertain the kids outside of our own home. When we received an invite to head along to the blogger preview of Little Street in Maidstone, I was pretty excited. I honestly had no idea what it was going to be like except the advertised “kid sized town” which instantly made …

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Brand New Squinkies ‘Do Drops

As if there wasn’t enough little tiny collectable toys in my house to get lost or sucked up the hoover, along come Squinkies ‘Do Drops through our door. These were actually first launched in 2011 but have made a comeback this year. I’d never heard of them and was really excited to find out more. The girls each received three …

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Going To The Library

It feels like such a long time ago since reading a story at bedtime felt like a chore. I never used to see the importance of books despite my own love for reading and writing. But I also experienced mum guilt surrounding the topic of bedtime story time and eventually I made it part of our routine. I don’t feel …

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