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Drama & Destruction Wherever We Go

Last weekend we headed back to Essex but this time it wasn’t to meet up with family, we were there to see my best friend. This friend of mine is the type of friend that you can go months without seeing but when you do, it’s as if you were never apart. It had actually been about 18 months since …

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Our Potty Training Update – 3 Months In

We officially started our potty training journey with P3 at the end of April. We received our amazing hamper of goodies from HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® to help us and from then on it was full steam ahead. I had so many worries surrounding our last potty training journey and felt quite apprehensive. Staying indoors during the potty training phase couldn’t be …

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Life Is Changing

The last two weeks have felt like they whizzed by in a blur of emotions that I didn’t anticipate. The week in the lead up to P2 finishing her preschool years felt bittersweet. We had sports day and even that made me well up with emotions. One of the Mum’s arranged a little get together for the girls leaving and …

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Siblings 2017 – July

I am late posting my siblings photo and that’s purely because we’ve had such an incredibly busy month. Especially the past week or so and to be quite honest the chaos is not about to subside. In fact I’m uploading from my phone because as I am typing this we are having a night away and I forgot my laptop. …

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Wednesday At My Grandad’s

When we moved counties nearly four years ago, we promised ourselves that we would head back to our home town every two weeks ish. But the reality of life and commitments sort of stretched this and sometimes we can suddenly realise it’s been nearly two months or so. My Grandad lives in Essex and he’s the one person who I …

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Reflecting On The End Of Nursery For My Middle Baby

After experiencing being a working Mum with P1, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the decision to be a stay at home Mum with P2. I was going to be the one to watch her do all of those first things and be the one who had taught her. At some point during her first two years …

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It’s Strawberry Picking Season Again

The first time I went strawberry picking was last year and once we’d been, we were there nearly every week during strawberry season. We went to Open Farm Sunday and I’ve sort of got a bug for the whole country living, farming thing. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been binge watching Heartland which is all about the country way …

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Open Farm Sunday 2017

I was made aware of Open Farm Sunday last year by the good world of social media. We had a brilliant time wandering around with a rather cute little P3. As soon as the date for the next year was released I popped it in my diary. I have been so excited about Open Farm Sunday. For those of you who …

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Siblings 2017 – June

This month has been a bit of a rollercoaster of weather changes hasn’t it! One minute it is warm and bright, the next the clouds open and we end up in a lightening storm with thunder. I’ve been finding it really hard to know what to dress myself in, let alone the girls. Thankfully we’ve had more warmer days despite …

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Beginning Our Potty Training With HUGGIES Pull-Ups

You’d think I would be a professional when it comes to potty training seeing as I’ve done it twice already. The reality of it is, I think I was pretty lucky with my previous two. P1 was over three years old and more understanding of what we were asking her, and P2 just refused to wear nappies and wanted big …

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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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A Morning Stroll Around Haysden Country Park

Following a day of feeling numb and confused after England experiencing another terrorist attack, I felt like I needed to just get out. Which is slightly strange as I am worrying so much about crowded public spaces now. This week the weather is glorious. I’ve dusted off my summer shorts and crop tops even if it may only last a …

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Welcoming Two New Boys To Our Family

On Monday the 10th of April my Mum’s Guinea-Pig gave birth to three little babies. My Mum is clearly losing her veterinary nurse experience as she was sure there would be just one baby. My girls had actually been staying with their grandparents that weekend and were excited that Hermione (mummy guinea) was literally ready to pop. But alas, she …

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Siblings 2017 – May

Is anyone else getting super annoyed by the ever changing weather? I know we are in England and it’s expected but my golly I don’t know whether I am coming or going. I never know whether to pack winter coats or dress them in summer dresses. P2 especially has wanted to wear her sandals even when it is raining. This …

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Primary School Places The Second Time Round

On the 1st November last year I submitted an application for a Primary School place for P2. This was the first day that the application process was open and we already knew which three schools we would be putting down so it was pointless to wait. Applying this time, a second time, felt different. We didn’t view any schools or …

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