All Life

DP – The Transporter

Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. As a child I spent many holidays with my Grandparents at a farm. My Grandad had a very close friend who owned a farm in Somerset and we used to go over to help him manage the farm. I …

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Money Can’t Buy Love

I was devastated when my fingers puffed up so that I couldn’t wear my engagement ring or my 18th birthday ring for my Grandparents during my pregnancy. Last Tuesday, I was sat in the doctors having our 6 week check up. Twiddling with my birthday ring when I suddenly realised my engagement wasn’t on my other hand! I panicked to …

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Car Crash Trauma

I travelled to Kiddicare yesterday again to get P1 a new carseat. On the way there I noticed a pretty serious accident on the opposite side. All the emergency services, quite a few mashed up cars and a huge pile of traffic building up behind. As I drove past I felt a shiver down my body. A rush of emotions …

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You Will Obey

Last night P1 ended up in bed early. This usually happens once a month and it’s enough to get her behaviour back on track. Last night my OH and I were completely at the end of our tether with her. The “naughty step” hadn’t worked its wonders and we were still getting smirks from her as we told her to …

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I’ll Swap For The Longer Straw

So who the heck handed me the short straw this year? I’ll do absolutely anything to swap it. My two pregnancy experiences couldn’t of been more different. P1 – easy pregnancy, no sickness, 7weeks early but natural birth, 19hours of labour, no wounds down below, she had troubles breathing, weighed 4lb 13oz, bleeding ended within 4 weeks, milk dried up …

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DP – The Social Network

Do you feel like you “get” social media, or do you just use it because that’s where all your friends and family are? I definitely think I “get” social media. I started with Bebo gosh I even think this is still going. I only did that because all my friends were and then they all moved to Myspace, so off I followed …

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In My Bra

I’ve reviewed Lansinoh previously because I love their boobie products. I’ve been using their Breast pads for the past month. I’d been given a box and then they were on offer so I bought another box. They come in a box of 60. All individually wrapped (one packet is one pad). They are disposable. They have two adhesive strips. Stay …

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Monkey In The Trees

It’s my OHs birthday this Tuesday so his Mum had arranged a surprise (obviously I knew) outing for him to Go Ape. I could never do something like that, I did one at centerparcs once but compared to Go Ape it was nothing. The weather was freezing but we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I think Go Ape is a really …

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DP – Odd Couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over? I was honestly expecting an Easter-ey Daily Prompt today… But nope. I am the biggest mess maker ever. I do it and think to myself “I’ll tidy that later” but later never comes! I hate that quality about …

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Happy Easter

We put P2 in a babygro the other night that had scratch mits on the feet and not on the hands?! Did someone just decide to be creative? Or was this a mistake batch? I don’t see any need for a scratch mitted foot but I did quite like the design of this babygro. At least it satisfied my need …

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Difficulties

It’s becoming increasingly hard to breastfeed P2. As she’s getting older she’s becoming more active and alert. She’s wanting to view her surroundings and flap her arms about. She’s also far too big now for my lap. Throughout a feed, P2 latches on and off my boob. I never know when she’s had enough anymore because of this and my …

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DP – Five A Day

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? I’m a very fussy eater. So here’s my 5 a day based on my tastes: 1) A banana – for energy to fight my captors. 2) Cherry Bakewell – we all need a bit of sugar. 3) Chicken – …

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40 Acts – Day 40 – Overcome Your Story

IT IS EASY TO BECOME DEFINED BY THE HARDSHIPS THAT WE FACE. “I’M A SINGLE MOTHER”, “I’M UNEMPLOYED”, “I’M A WIDOWER”, “I’M DISABLED”. WE SOMETIMES LABEL OURSELVES BASED ON OUR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES, INSTEAD OF USING THOSE EXPERIENCES TO HELP OTHERS. JESUS’ STORY DIDN’T END ON THE CROSS: THREE DAYS LATER HE ROSE AGAIN TO OVERCOME SIN AND DEATH FOREVER. OUR …

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40 Acts – Day 39 – Forgive

If you are holding a grudge or a wound against someone who has hurt you in the past, make this Easter a time to find a way to forgive them. God’s grace will give you the strength to find compassion. Through forgiveness you not only set yourself free but also transform the life of the person you are forgiving. What …

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DP – Trading Places

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like? I know that many men would disagree with me; but I think if I was, say, my OH for a day I’d have it so easy. Ok, guys have to put up …

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