Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Review: Kinder By Nature Wipes

Little recently had some nasty red eczema on her face. While chatting to a friend I said that I thought it was caused by some new baby wipes I had tried so she recommended the Kinder By Nature Baby wipes. My friend use the wipes on her son who has a number of allergies and she has never experienced a reaction from them. A few days later I had the opportunity to be sent some Kinder By Nature wipes for review and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try them.


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Monday, 27 March 2017

Review and Giveaway: Melody The Musical Turtle




Melody the Musical Turtle is a cute toy from LeapFrog aimed at children aged 2 to 5 years old. The plastic toy has buttons all over it’s back numbered 1 to 10 teaching children colours and numbers as well as speed and memory skills. It’s a lot of fun and will also appeal to older children (and adults too).

Close up side view of the toy showing the slider to change between modes, a few buttons, the LeapFrog log and a side view of the turtle's face including holes on the head where the speaker is

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Mother's Day And Why It Matters To Us Mums

Every year on Mother's Day social media is covered with people sharing their love for their mums, Mother's sharing the gifts and cards they were given and a large group of disgruntled Mum's who feel there hasn't been enough appreciation shown.

A black and white photograph of me grimacing while hugging my two daughters (a 5 year old and a 1 year old)
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Of Course They Ran To Help

Reports tonight have talked about how, after news broke about the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge, staff from St Thomas' ran to help. People are saying how proud they are of the NHS and our emergency services and it's great they are proud, but so often they are taken for granted.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

I Would Love Another Baby, But...

Some people choose to have one baby, others choose to have more than one. Some people end up with babies by accident and others would love one (or more) but life has other ideas. I have the feeling my family isn’t complete and I would love to have another child yet the thought of another baby makes me anxious. I have so many fears, doubts and worries about adding to our family. I am the sort of person who likes to have plans and I want to either plan for the next or clear out all the baby bits and work on moving on, but I can't decide what I should do.

I want another baby, but ...

A close up of a newborn baby with her eyes closed resting on her arm

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

When Life Gets Too Much Your Blog Will Wait

I talk to a lot of bloggers (occasionally face to face, but mostly online) and a common theme is how to balance the pressure of blogging with family time, taking time out for ourselves and boring tasks like house work. As “professional” bloggers there is a pressure to seek work and deliver quality posts in reasonable times, but whether blogging is our main job or a sideline we should all love what we do.

An open MacBook showing the Counting To Ten blog on a sofa next to a brown A5 diary and a pen
Yes I blog on my sofa, it's comfy

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Review: True Tea Club Subscription




Sometimes as a parent you just need 5 minutes peace. Those 5 minutes are even better if you can enjoy a great cup of tea that’s still warm. The True Tea Club sent me a standard subscription box to review which has enough loose leaf tea to make 40 cups of tea, that means I get at least 3 hours peace right? Well maybe not, but the tea does provide a little bit of calm in the chaos of my home.

A tea infuser shaped like a man relaxing on the edge of the cup infusing tea into a plain tea cup and saucer

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