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Hosting My First Christmas On Boxing Day

When we moved homes, I was so excited that it was in plenty of time for Christmas. We could finally have a proper sized tree and actually host family. Sadly my MiL has already made plans for Christmas Day with her own in laws so it meant our Christmas was just for us. Instead we decided to host Boxing Day …

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Christmas Day 2017!

We had a very different Christmas this year. In the past we have spent it round other family members houses. This year was the first year we’ve stayed at home and I quite enjoyed the change. It started how every Christmas starts, with opening of presents. We went a little overboard this year. I’m not ashamed about it though as …

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Christmas Eve Birthday 2017!

Christmas Eve in this household is all about my eldest daughter. This little pickle made her early appearance on Christmas Eve nine years ago and since then, Christmas has changed! We put pause to festive plans to celebrate her birthday. She woke up quite early, I asked her to wait a little while for everybody else to wake up. Then …

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#BLOGMAS Day 24 – Letter To My Princess 1 – 9 Years

To my Princess 1, Nine years ago you made your early appearance, became the centre of my attention, my worries and love. You transformed my life. I’ve spent nine years stumbling along in a haze, learning how to be a parent, how to be your mum, a Mum to a special needs child. You have taught me so much about …

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#BLOGMAS Day 22 – Our Fake Christmas Day

Growing up I always spent Christmas Day at my Mum’s house. My grandparents piled round and it was always a really chilled festive day. I’d play with my presents, we’d fill our tummies with food and just enjoy each other’s company. I have many photos of my Nan and Grandad sleeping on Christmas Day. Since we moved to Kent four …

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#BLOGMAS Day 20 – Santa’s Grotto At Coolings Nature Trail

I didn’t think that my little family had many traditions. Things that we do each year especially around Christmas time. But it turns out that we do have some. One of those is the Santa’s grotto at the Green & Pleasant Nature Trail near our home. It’s actually my mother in law who books this grotto for the girls. It’s …

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Siblings 2017 – December – Looking Back On A Year

The third year done and dusted of the Siblings project. I can’t believe it! I’ve had my completed set of sisters for three years now. This photography project has been the only one I have stuck at. I love documenting our journey and how they grow. I think the previous two years have been the ones where you can see …

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#BLOGMAS Day 9 – Her First Christmas Performance

It’s that time of the year again, the time you either love or hate. Nativity time. I remember P2s first nativity at their nursery. I was so excited and put the effort into making her the angel outfit. P1 had never had nursery nativities and I was working before so never really had the time. This year was P2s first …

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#BLOGMAS Day 6 – Bluewater Grotto & Ice Rink

I am loving the decorations everywhere. The way that the anticipation of Christmas spreads such an upbeat joy now that it is December. Recently we had been invited to experience Christmas at Bluewater. I was super excited as they have an ice rink. We bundled the kiddies in the car after school and headed to the shopping mall. I love …

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#BLOGMAS Day 2 – Our Advent Calendars

Gone are the days when advent calendars were traditional card ones with pictures. Well at least they are in this household. I wanted to share with you the advent calendars we’ve got this year. So as you can see we have gone a little crazy this year once again. I swear we tell each other that we’ll only have the …

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“Mummy! Milky”

I hear the words “Mummy! Milky” day in and day out. It’s a 24/7 occurrence and it comes out of two of my three darling daughters mouths. I honestly feel like I’m going crazily insane about it. It’s controlling nearly every breath I take and I am so tired. I’ll start with P2 seeing as that issue has been the …

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Siblings 2017 – November

I am very late uploading this. In fact I think it’s the latest I’ve published my Siblings post ever! It’s been a hectic month for us as a family with lots of adventures and settling in to our new home. Generally life seems the busiest it has ever been and I’m struggling to juggle everything. P1 has been leading a …

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You Never Think It Will Be Your Child

Bullying is something that happens in every school. It’s a part of learning boundaries, personality clashes and bad behaviour. As a parent you hope that your child will never be bullied, that they are kind to everyone and that you never have to be called in to the Head Teacher because of an incident involving your child and someone else’s. …

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#MySundayPhoto – Half Term

Half term seems to have vanished before our eyes. I think that’s because we have only had the girls for half of the time they had off so we’ve barely had a chance to do anything or go on many adventures. It’s Sunday now and we are actually enjoying (hopefully) a day out in London as this goes live but …

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P2’s First Parents Evening

I just love how things are getting technology based and that you can now book parent evening slots online now! So much easier. We teased P2 about parents evening from the moment we booked it. We kept asking her whether her teachers would tell us that she’s been naughty and cheeky. Don’t worry, she found it funny. I had been …

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