Monthly Archives: January 2017

Special Needs Diary #11 – Making Friends & Going On A Sleepover

It feels like turning 8 years old has brought so many new things to P1s life already and it’s only been a few weeks. When she received an invitation to attend a sleepover party with one of her new Brownie friends, I had instant flash backs from my childhood. I remember a couple of sleepovers when there was more than …

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Finding The Perfect Lunchbox Snack For My Fussy Eater With Soreen

When I was at school my break time snack consisted of a packet of crisps and a chocolate bar. Fast forward a few years and apparently a pack of crisps and a chocolate bar is not acceptable. P1s school is pretty strict when it comes to the snacks they are allowed. I remember running out of apples and passing a …

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How Reading Helps Young Children

Despite the fact I absolutely adore books and reading, I found it really difficult to actually want to read to my first daughter when she was a baby. I never saw the importance of reading to a young child. It’s only really been in the past six months that I have routinely made it part of our bedtime. Now every …

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Kidney Disease & My Family

Growing up I was extremely close to my Grandparents. I spent a lot of time with them whilst my Mum and (ex) step dad worked hard for my brother and me. I remember times when we’d walk up to town with my grandparents and my Nan would have to stop and catch her breath frequently. She would also feel the …

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7 Perfect Picks For Your Little One

When it comes to buying kids clothes, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are hundreds of retailers you can shop with, selling what seems to be an endless list of ‘must-haves’ for your little ones. But, what about those perfect picks? You know – the ones that tick the ‘essentials’ box, but also look fashionable, fun and …

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Buzy Bees Soft Play Party Review

When it comes to birthdays, we have always celebrated by inviting family to our house and having some party food. But ever since P1 start primary school she has been planning and begging for various parties and up until this year we have always refused. I felt huge mum guilt but also never understood the importance in it all. But …

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Having A Schedule On My Blog & YouTube Channel

One of my New Year resolutions was to create more of a schedule on both my YouTube channel and my blog. Last year my blog got a bit chaotic. I was posting several times a day and then would miss a few days. Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it felt a bit messy to me. So far this …

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Siblings 2017 – January

This is the start of our third year taking part in the Siblings Project. I am pretty grateful that Lucy at Dear Beautiful came up with this linky project. It means that I can watch my girls grow in their relationships all in one place each month. This year I wanted to do things a little differently. I took more …

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A Snowy Evening In January

Snow had been forecasted for a few days but where I live it was only meant to be a few hours of it so I tried not to excite myself. I especially kept the weather predictions away from the girls. I spent most of yesterday peeping out of the window every hour. Checking for those tiny magical flakes of snow …

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Easy Shortbread Recipe With Kids

Now that the Christmas and New Year excitements are over, it’s time to settle into a little bit of a routine again. P2 had been off of nursery for a full month and during that first week of January I could tell she was a bit bored and I quite frankly was frustrated by all the demands and emotions. On …

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New Year Celebrations

Hubby and I spent the end of 2016 without our girls. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, especially on Hubby’s side. He definitely felt sentimental about the situation but I reminded him that they would all be fast asleep anyway and they’re all too young to understand what a new year means. The fact that Christmas had pretty much …

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My Blog Turns Four & Goals For 2017

It’s a new year and my blog is celebrating yet another birthday. I have no idea where the past four years have gone. So much has been achieved and blogging has become a way of life and not just a little on-the-side hobby I once had in 2013! I started this blog purely because I wanted to have a bigger …

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Stoats Porridge Lovers Pack Review & Giveaway Bundle

I’m bringing a rather different review and giveaway for you today. It’s all about porridge. In the past year I have been a little obsessed with oats. I’ve made various overnight oat jars to save time and am trying to be braver with flavours too. I personally was pretty thrilled to receive a Porridge Lovers Pack to try out for …

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