Pregnancy Diaries – 28 Weeks #3

After a short spout of bad weather, the good weather is back and my golly isn’t it?! It’s been an average of 26c the past few days and it doesn’t look to be cooling down. This heat is dreadful and I can see why everyone moans about summer babies. Both my girls were born in winter months meaning I was …

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6 Tips for Surviving The Summer Holidays

**Please note that this post is very much focused on the stay at home parent, however, I’d love to hear some tips from all you working parents as I know that the holidays are a stressful time when trying to find alternative childcare arrangements** In a blink of an eye the school year will be over, our first school year, …

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First School Report

My school reports were always rather pleading for my family. I’d always have a comment in there about me being too chatty but generally my learning and progress was satisfying. During P1s four years at nursery, her reports were always such a pleasure to read and really reflected her bubbly personality. On Friday she came home with her first school …

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“For the first time in 17 months I actually enjoyed bathing P2!”

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that from day one P2 has been terrified of water. Well I’m writing today, the 12th day of July 2014, to tell the whole wide world that we have a breakthrough in the water department. We’ve been seeing little signs of improvement for a while with the weather warmer and outdoor water play …

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Loom Band Craze – are loom bands dangerous ?

I’ve managed to steer clear of this Loom Band craze at the moment. I first heard about them over on Instagram from some fellow bloggers but P1 hadn’t spoke about them so I figured it hadn’t reach her school yet. Then only a week later nearly every child I saw walking to school were wearing brightly coloured bracelets. They hit …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 27 Weeks #3

I was looking through my Facebook pictures today and comparing P2s bump to this one. I think I was bigger/rounder with P2 than P3. What do you think?? I’m not quite controlling my hip and back pain anymore. In fact I’m really struggling some days. It’s like a pain where you really need to click a bone but it just …

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Sibling Differences

It was inevitable that my daughters would be very different. Right from the beginning of my parenting journey when P1 was born prematurely, she set the motions for the future, for the right now. She’s so different to her younger sister and as P2 grows the differences stand out like a sore thumb. A bit like the lack of hair …

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Royce Lingerie Spring Blossom Nursing Bra Review

As a woman you will be familiar with a brassiere, also known as a boulder holder, aka a bra! From that very first bra you buy that’s just a little bit of cotton fabric to give you some dignity at P.E changes during puberty, to ones that push your fully grown boobs up into your chin. The majority of us …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 5 Months

To my Princess 2, You’re 17 months old today. So very close to 18 months which seems to be another milestone that people count. This month you’re personality has blossomed. It’s grown and shaped in new ways. It probably helps that you’ve become a lot more communicative with us so we can really understand your needs and wants. The word …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 26 Weeks #3

Please don’t look for too long at the weight gain. I can’t! I’ve put on 3kg since becoming pregnant and that just seems like loads, however, I did do a bit of googling about healthy weight gain in pregnancy and it’s put my mind at rest. For a woman with a normal BMI they are expected to put on between …

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Letter To My Nan – 10 Months

Hi Nan, I can’t believe that it’s been 10 months since I last saw your face and heard your voice. It feels like just yesterday that you were tucked up in bed complaining that you really needed to get up as it was gone 9am. I miss you so much. I sorted your sewing box out the other week. It …

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Goals & Resolutions 2014 Half Way Update

It suddenly dawned on me that I haven’t done my half way through the year Goals & Resolution round up. Looking at them I can see why I may have put it off. I’m doing pretty rubbish at crossing these off this year despite them being pretty easy ones to achieve. Ooops! Deep breath in! 1) Wean P2 off the …

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Tommee Tippee – Best Of British Limited Edition Bottle Review

My hubby is known for researching and researching and researching before he makes any decisions. Whether it’s checking out the internet for a better deal on a tumble dryer he’s seen or learning how something works. When we found out we were pregnant with P2 I’d already decided alone that we’d be using Tommee Tippee bottles, but when hubby also …

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“I saw a bond there for the first time, that unbreakable sisters bond”

Today, hubby decided to treat the girls to a trip out. Originally it was planned that we’d head to the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens to visit the Yeti. P1 was very excited and although her behaviour has been atrocious lately, I was quite looking forward to the day out. I’d packed a picnic too! A last minute check of the website …

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Summer Outdoor Dining Using Eggs – Shortcut Eggspert Challenge June

This months challenge was to create a dish perfect for outdoor dining now that the weather is positively warmer the majority of the time. Now I had a little problem with this because we don’t actually have a garden so I had to slightly adapt the challenge and created something we could easily take with us on a picnic. Hubby …

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