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Blog Awards UK 2014

I love my blog. It’s given me a new focus in life. Something to rant on, to laugh on, to cry on and to jot down every inch of my life for memories to look at when I’m old and wrinkly. I’ve had so many amazing experiences thanks to the blogging world. Like reviewing and attending the Baby Show. But …

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“This weekend has got off to a really, really rocky start”

This weekend has got off to a really, really rocky start and the stupid thing is, the morning I’ve had is probably perfectly normal and average to most families with young children. P2 woke me up at 5:51am. This woke P1 up too but I fed P2 her bottle and explained to P1 that it was too early to wake …

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“I spent four hours last night wrapping Christmas presents”

Yesterday, I finally found a baby group here in Sevenoaks that was just perfect for P2. It catered for crawlers and little ones taking their first wobbly steps. It’s full of singing and fun! It’s also a very small group, perfect for hopefully making some new friends. But guess my luck, it was the last session before they close until …

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Alan Fletcher aka Karl Kennedy & Disney’s Frozen

I’ve just got back from having a girly few hours with my biggest girl, P1. I took her to see Frozen at The Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. Whilst walking along the outside of the theatre a man with a suitcase and tinted glasses was walking up there. It wasn’t until he was literally a metre from P1 that I realised …

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“I went on a mums night out”

I went on a mums night out last night. This was my first experience of anything remotely like that. It was arranged by a mum from P1s class and there was 9 of us that turned up at the pub for some drinkies and chat. I left hubby with P1 in bed and P2 downstairs in her jammies all ready …

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“dreaming of sun, sea and sand”

I definitely think I need a holiday. A holiday abroad anyway. The last holiday I went on was before I’d even met my hubby! It was back in 2011 and in that year I had two abroad holidays thanks to my work bonus. I took my Mum, P1 and me to Lanzarote in February for a week. It was a …

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“I’ve had my third magazine article published!”

Just a quick post this evening. I have felt a huge sense of achievement today so I wanted to share. I’ve had my third magazine article published! It’s in the parenting magazine, Juno. I’ve already had great compliments of it. You can purchase the Juno Magazine in WHSmith, many independent retailers or online, you can also get a digital copy …

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“For the first time ever I chose to tidy”

Following my post on how frustrated I was with my lack of motivation, I’d like to share with you something that may shock you. Tonight, I’ve had what seems like forever without P1 and my hubby. P1 has gone to her Great-Grandad’s for a sleepover and a “Great-Grandad day” tomorrow. My hubby has gone out with one of his friends …

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BBC Children In Need 2013

We’ve spent the whole evening watching every bit of BBC Children In Need. Both my hubby and I shed quite a few tears. People think that kids are so flexible to everything. I could definitely see that in the stories that were told tonight. They are flexible, but they are not indestructible. Things do effect children in ways we could …

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New mothers ‘bribed to breastfeed’ by NHS with £200 shopping vouchers

I breastfed for 6 months. Exclusively. Rarely gave expressed breastmilk and never gave formula. Right up until 6 months. I didn’t wake up and decide that I wasn’t going to breastfeed anymore. P2 decided one day that she just wasn’t interested anymore. The pain I felt emotionally of her decision was overwhelming! I never imagined myself to be a mother …

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Christmas Wish List With Amazon

Christmas is fast approaching. 42 days away! Last year I had finished Christmas shopping for everybody in my family by October, including all the wrapping up of presents and cards written. This year, it’s been different and I’m really kicking myself about it. In fact it’s making me quite anxious. So today, I took a walk! Shock horror. I went …

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“A perfect little girls room”

We’ve done the room transition and swap around. I say we… It was actually my hubby and SFiL. I just had the task of tidying up afterwards. We had to cram all of P1s toys into the bathroom so we could move it all over. I haven’t got any before photos. My hubby, P2 and I was in the big …

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“We won’t be trick or treating for Halloween”

P1 has been enjoying a few days and nights with her Nanny, Grandad and Uncle B back in Essex. She’s been there since Tuesday evening and I feel completely lost!!! I’m used to leaving her, or not seeing her but it’s been really odd this time. Since moving out and becoming a stay at home mum I’ve developed a routine, …

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“It was really chilled and I loved having my Grandad over for the day”

I had my Grandad round yesterday. It was the first time he’s seen the new house so I made sure everything looked tidy. I’m still finding things a little difficult around him, I don’t know why really, he’s been my absolute world for ever. I think he’s just not the one I actually used to “talk” to all the time, …

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