Monthly Archives: November 2014

Milkshake Party Party Tour Review

The Cliffs Pavilion holds very special memories for me. Every year my Grandparents would book for us to go and see the Christmas pantomime. We’d always arrive early, sit by the window looking over the sea, Grandad would buy me a Programme and sometimes I’d be allowed a small gift too. My Nan would always insist they booked the front …

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“I was meeting new people and could be whoever I wanted to be”

When P1 was born I didn’t attend any antenatal or baby groups, I was shy and very self conscious about being a teenage mum. With P2 I wanted to be different, I didn’t attend any antenatal groups but when she arrived I made sure I went to baby groups. We enjoyed a weekly session of baby yoga, I went to …

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Nonabox October Review

Last month we received our first ever Nonabox and was rather disappointed by its contents. I was very eager to receive October’s box of goodies! It arrived packaged spectacularly in the signature purple and grey box wrapped in ribbon. This month was certainly more substantial than the previous one with bits I actually really like! aden + anais swaddle in superstar …

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6 Week Check Up and Body Image Problems

We had our six week check up today. I was asked whether my bleeding had stopped, which it has about two days ago, apparently it takes longer for a breastfeeding mother to finish the post-partum bleeding which I found quite interesting to know. I was asked how the feeding was going and how my breasts are, well I think my …

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The Little Green Sheep SnuzPod 3 in 1 Bedside Crib Review – Bedside (Part 1)

With P2 it wasn’t a conscious decision at first to co-sleep but our breastfeeding journey and our sleep journey was made much easier. We looked at different co-sleeper cots but never got round to actually investing in one. This time, we’d already decided to co-sleep and was just going to share our bed with P3. But then we were extremely …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 9 Months

To Princess 2, I blinked and you grew over night!! Literally. This month has seen you grow out of aged 12-18month clothes, wear some 18-24 but mainly you’re in 2-3years which are your big sister’s hand-downs. It’s just crazy! With this growth spurt has come a new attitude. There’s times when I really think you are quite nasty, hitting and …

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Bernard Matthews Breaded Turkey Review

When I think of turkey meat I always think of Christmas. Turkey is actually a really cheap and easy meat to use all year round and my MiL introduced it to me when making meatballs or spaghetti bolognaise. Bernard Matthews are the leading turkey producers in the UK, farming over 7 million turkeys each year!! We are not strangers to …

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“Trying the controlled crying method”

I changed our bedtime routine exactly 7 nights ago today. I was really beginning to feel my body shutting itself down and not functioning properly with the extent of my exhaustion. My mood has been awful and I just couldn’t wait until the new year to change things like the Health Visitor advised. The new routine goes as follows; 6:40pm …

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“It took six attempts to get the cannula into a vein”

Our stay in hospital was cut short thank goodness, although our visits are not over. p3 needs antibiotics intravenously, hence the cannula, for a minimum of five days whilst they await her urine results. Potentially she may not even have an infection but due to the high temperature she had and her age they give it as a precaution. Yesterday, …

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“we have to stay in hospital for the next 48hours”

Up until the evening, yesterday had been a good day! We’d all gone on the school run and then hubby, P2, P3 and I headed to Bluewater shopping to have a look around. We ended up spending money on the Disney Store and in Superdry. P1 was at her after school club until 6pm and then P1 & P2 went …

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Doona Review – Initial Thoughts

Rewind about 6 months ago and I was sat having a conversation about prams and what we’d need for our new arrival. I’d suggested someone should invent a car seat that had wheels because that would just be totally ingenious for me, a 4ft 8in mum who struggles to carry a carseat without bashing it against my body and not …

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“Infacol has certainly saved my sanity!”

I’ve felt completely useless every time I hear my beautiful newborn cry. She’s my third daughter and you’d think I’d be a pro at consoling my girls and I am with P1 and P2, I pretty much instantly understand each cry and know when and how to react to it. Whether it be food, a cuddle, changing P2s nappy or …

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October Half Term 2014

We always seem to suck when it comes to organising things to do over the school holidays. I tend to plan in my head but never put those plans into action. This October half term has been completely different to our usual school holidays. It feels like we haven’t stopped! It started on Saturday with P1 going away for the …

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“It’s not just a phase anymore, it’s a habit”

There’s no doubt about it that I am sleep deprived. It’s the main focus of my blog posts at the moment and I apologise for that. The health visitor came last week to weigh and check up on P3, at the same time she asked questions about P2 and things about her development. The time before that she focused on …

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A Third Child “Brings No Extra Joy” Is this true?

A new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that the birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not. I read the article several times over the social media platforms. Having just given birth to my third it got me thinking. Am …

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