Monthly Archives: March 2016

LeapFrog Read With Me Violet Review

I spend a lot of time focusing on how P1 is progressing with reading and writing because it’s something that she struggles with at school that I forget that P2 is at an age where she needs to explore words too. Introducing the LeapFrog Read With Me Violet.  The LeapFrog Read With Me Violet is a cute and cuddly dog that …

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5 Ways Apple Changed The Gaming World

Apple has been around less than 40 years but, in that time, it has changed the world in a number of significant ways – as a result it’s now the biggest and most profitable company ever. But one way, which is often overlooked, is the company’s huge influence in the world of gaming. There is no doubt that mobile gaming …

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Letter To My Princess 3 – 18 Months

To My Princess 3, I’ve decided to write to you every 6 months from this letter onwards. I’ll just have to remember to note down when you did everything to update you all at once. You have been in this world twice the amount of time you were growing in my belly. It’s crazy when I think about that. This …

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10 Places To Visit In Kent This Easter Holiday

It’ll be three years in September since we moved our family from Essex to Kent. We hoped for a better life for the girls and since being here I honestly believe that we are. Although there are some amazing places to visit in Essex for families, I have found the range of different things over in Kent so much more exciting. …

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Our Easter Sunday 2016

I didn’t think I’d celebrate Easter in the way we have. The past few years have seen Easter creep up, we buy a gift or an Easter egg at last minute and then brush the whole event off quite quickly. This year I have made so much effort to make Easter special. Originally we were meant to go to two …

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Last Minute Easter Craft Idea

I don’t know what it’s like where you are but the weather has been very unpredictable here. We have also been struggling with no car to get around. So I thought I’d share a very simple craft idea that you can do with your children when the weather is bad or you’re having a day at home. What You Will …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – #13/52 Easter Sunday

Just a quick one for this weeks My Sunday Photo. It’s Easter Sunday!! We have been really getting into the spirit of Easter and this photo from last week shows that. The girls have had one egg each and this year was the first year of a Easter Basket which we’d filled with lots of craft goodies. It just feels …

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Our Good Friday 2016

I needed a good day and what better day than Good Friday. My day started super early, around 5:45am. We were eager to get out with the new double pushchair and also desperate to get some milk as we barely had enough for the night before. So I made breakfast and shoved some clothes on us all so we could …

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The Results – JOHNSON’S 3 Steps To Better Sleep

Two weeks ago we embarked on a journey that was hopefully going to change our lives for the better. JOHNSON‘s had asked us to take 3 steps at bedtime; bath, massage and quiet time using their Bedtime bath products. We were asked to do this routine every night to improve P3s sleep. I was very anxious when starting this new …

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#LightTheArch With EE

In September 2013, ICT (Information and Communications Technology) was replaced by Computing. When I was at school our ICT lessons were all about creating Word Documents or painting a picture using Paint. But now children as young as 5 are being taught at such a more complicated level. At just Key Stage 1, they will learn to do things like …

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Doctor Google Is Not Your Friend

I went to bed last night with a banging headache. I can only think I am subconsciously worrying. Either that or I was utterly exhausted from the day. It started early with a pretty relaxed walk to school with P1 and P3. Of course that didn’t go without dramas as P1 fell flat on her face and made her hand …

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Do You Really Need A TV License?

I think the simple answer to this question depends on your watching habits. For us, we have absolutely no reason to have a TV license. I remember a time when just by owning a TV meant you were legally required to purchase a TV license. But those days are long gone. The rules are, if you watch live tv or …

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4 Unusual Easter Gifts

It’s that time again – when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus by eating twice our own body weight in chocolate. The giving and receiving of chocolate Easter eggs has been a tradition for more than 100 years. So this year, why not forget the tradition and rather than an egg, give your loved ones an unusual Easter gift? Don’t …

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How To Be Organised: Tips From The Experts

Organisation – for some it’s a dirty word that might mean ‘complete life overhaul’ or ‘total disruption of everyday routine’. For those who are not organised, the concept can feel like an arduous task, put there to set them up to fail… like that diet you tried to sustain in the New Year until the first weekend in January when …

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Embracing My Middle Daughter

I frequently forget to focus on all the great things my girls do. Instead getting fixated on the bad, the naughty behaviour or habits they have. Stuck in the same rut of routine and the battle of bedtime. But it’s the start of our Easter holidays, well for P2 anyway as her nursery always breaks up a week earlier than …

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