Wednesday, 11 July 2018

It's All About The Poo Poo

My youngest is currently a bit obsessed with poo. Of the many stages children go through this might be one of the strangest and while I don’t remember my eldest going through it I’ve heard many children do. Fortunately I don’t mean she is flinging poo around monkey style or spreading her excrement on the walls, but rather she is going through a phase where she loves to talk about and pretend to play with poo. She's even shouted the word out at least 25 times while I have been writing this post (she's also watching In The Night Garden, but I don't think that's the trigger).

A public toilet with a child's seat attached
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Thursday, 5 July 2018

My First Trimester - Round 4

Oh my goodness where has my brain gone? I don’t know if it’s tiredness or if I have become more forgetful but I’m constantly forgetting what I am about to do. I’ve just remembered a very important letter which arrived yesterday and I haven’t open yet. Oops.

Smiling at the camera in a pineapple dress with a slight hint of bump
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

We Have Something To Tell You

have so many posts I have written over the last few months which I have had to wait to publish. There is the one about pregnancy after loss, the one I wrote when I was sure I had had another miscarriage and then there is my first trimester update, but this post? This post I’m keeping short.

Me and my 2 daughters with number balloons
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Thursday, 28 June 2018

"Mummy, Please Can I Have Bra?"

“Mummy, please can I have a bra?”. Not what I was expecting my eldest to be asking for in the hottest week of the year. Most people are doing their best to wear as little as possible, but my 6 year old wants to wear more clothes. I can’t be alone in thinking it’s absolute madness than a 6 year old wants a bra (or crop top). And why does she want one? It appears the answer is peer pressure.

Happily wandering around in just pants last summer
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Best Dairy Free And Vegan Ice Creams

Once upon a time you would have to seek out specialist shops if you wanted to find ice cream which was dairy free or vegan, today there is a huge range commercially available. I'm no longer surprised to find at least one option in small supermarkets and the choice from Ocado is truly impressive. I’m finding new varieties all the time so I will add to this list as I try them. It's a hard job, but I'm committed to the cause!

A tub of the ice cream with the lid off
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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Our 30 Month Development Check and What The Health Visitor Said

Little had her 30 month developmental check today despite only being 28 months old. I wasn’t sure what to expect, not because of the check it’s self (I know it's a run through of the questionnaire they sent and a few checks to make sure I was telling the truth), but because it was with a Health Visitor I hadn’t met before. I have been rather wary of Health Visitors ever since one told me to leave my 6 week old baby to cry it out. As a tired new mum I lasted 5 minutes before deciding I didn’t care what the expert said, I would trust my instincts instead. So I went into my appointment prepared for a battle as I know my gentle parenting views aren't always popular.

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Finding A Tradesperson With Local Heroes

What makes you feel like a grown up? At 36 I may have been an adult for a while, but there are some events which make me feel like a proper adult. Like when I was allowed to leave the hospital with my first little human, when I received the keys to my first home and when something goes wrong in our house and I am the one responsible for getting it fixed. My first instinct is to call my Dad and ask him to help, but I have to accept he can’t fix everything and sometimes I need someone else to rescue me: a tradesperson  

***This is a collaborative post with Local Heroes, but all thoughts are my own***

An electrician wearing a hard hat working on a plug socket
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Monday, 4 June 2018

Where next, Teddy? Personalised Book Review And Giveaway

Have you noticed how children can become more engaged with a book when they relate to it in someway? When the lead character shares their name and looks a bit like them they definitely show an interest. You might be lucky enough to stumble across a book which seems to be about them, but if you don’t want to leave it to chance there are a number of companies that will print a book personalised for your child. “Where next, Teddy?” is a beautiful personalised book we were sent to review by Chapterful where your child goes on a bedtime adventure with a teddy bear.

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Friday, 1 June 2018

How To Make Your Garden Child Friendly In All Weathers

Entertaining the kids can be a tough job at times as some days they just never seem happy with anything. It’s often best for everyone if you can get outside and the easiest place to go is in the back garden. As we live in Britain with it’s unpredictable weather I have been looking at ways to make my garden not only child friendly but suitable for all weathers. I’ve found a few things that do that perfectly. 

A large display area with artificial grass, games, a tent, stepping stones and stage area
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Monday, 28 May 2018

Giveaway: Milton Hygiene Kit

When I think about ensuring everything is clean and hygienic for babies there is one brand that comes to my mind before any others: Milton. When my children were newborn I used their liquid to sterilise toys, dummies and other items, I had their antibacterial wipes in my bag for emergencies when we were out (and for cleaning things like supermarket trollies), I used the surface spray to clean their highchairs and their antibacterial gel to clean my hands when I couldn’t get to wash my hands with soap and water. Milton products are great so I am happy to be giving away a Milton hygiene kit in my latest giveaway.

A product photograph of a packet of Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes, A spray bottle of Milton 3in1 Antibacterial surface spray and a bottle of blue Milton antibacterial hand gel
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Friday, 25 May 2018

Arranging the Ultimate Teletubbies Playdate with the Tubby Playdate Pack

I can’t be the only mum who finds arranging playdates a little bit scary? For me the worst bit is the actual asking, it’s just like when I was single and trying to pluck the courage up to ask a guy out, but now I worry about both my daughter and me being rejected. When I get a "yes" it's on to planning the playdate and that’s the fun bit! If your little one loves Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po then a Teletubbies theme is a great idea. You can even download a free Tubby Playdate pack to help make the playdate go smoothly and we have been testing it out. 

A toddler surrounded by party decorations and printed pages of the Tubby Playdate Pack
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Joie Nitro Umbrella Stroller Review

There is a lot to like about the Joie Nitro umbrella stroller: it folds up easily, looks great, is good value and it has a higher than normal weight limit. Available in different colours I chose the pink or magenta, but I would call it more of a purple. While there are a few minor aspects I think could be improved it is a great pushchair and it has been fun to review. 

A side view of the purple umbrella fold pushchair against a bright gravity wall with a toddler peering out

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

How To Help Someone With Depression


It’s hard when a friend or loved one is struggling with their mental health, they won’t be their normal self. They may be mean, short tempered or just lacking the spark that makes them who they are. G has never found it easy to live with me when I am depressed and as I have written before he finds it hard not to take my behaviour personally, but it’s never about him, it’s all about me. And while he wants to make me better there isn’t always much he can do.

A man walking across stepping stones crossing a shallow river in Derbyshire
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Friday, 11 May 2018

Giveaway: A Month's Supply Of Piccolo Products




I am excited to be able to offer a giveaway prize from Piccolo to one of my readers. Launched in 2016, Piccolo is the UK’s fastest growing baby food company.  They have a range of healthy and delicious pouches, meals and snacks which are 100% organic and inspired inspired by the Mediterranean approach to health and wellbeing, centred around fresh ingredients that have been lovingly prepared and shared with friends and family. 

A photo showing a range of Piccolo pouches, pots and other packaging
(Photo indicative of prize, actual contents may vary)
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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Personalised Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Bombus

With Father’s Day getting closer (it’s on Sunday 17th June this year) now is the perfect time to start thinking about what to give. Whether it’s for your own Dad or for the Father of your children I think personalised presents are the way to go; there is something extra special knowing the item has been made just for them. I have blogged about homemade and shop bought Father’s Day present ideas before and now I have a new favourite shop to add to the list: Bombus make unique gifts which are perfect if you don’t want to make something yourself. 

READ ON FOR BOMBUS DISCOUNT CODE


Silver personalised map cufflinks on a small fabric bag
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Friday, 4 May 2018

The New Sk:n Clinic In South Woodford, East London


Like many people I look in the mirror each day, poking my face and lamenting over my flaws, but not really knowing what to do about them. I was invite to the official opening of sk:n in South Woodford recently and met some lovely people who gave me a whole new perspective on my face and what I could do to make it better.

A photograph of the front of the sk:n clinc building
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Thursday, 3 May 2018

What I Love About The Ion8 Kids Water Bottle

I originally planned just to do social media promotion of the ion8 water bottles we were sent, but I love them so much I thought they deserved a blog post. We were sent 2 of the kid's water bottles in rose and pink and for the last month they have been out with us practically everywhere. The girls even take them to bed at night too. I never knew I would have enough to say about a water bottle to write a whole post, but there is just so much I love about them.

A photo of water being poured out of a rose water bottle
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The Strongest Mums In The World Are Those Who Live With Mental Health Problems

As someone with mental health issues I walk a tightrope. One day I feel strong, I feel in control and then one little thing happens and I crumble. I can go from happy to flat in moments, but it is so much harder to find my way back again. My ability to react to change and stress aren’t the same as a ‘normal’ person. My instincts make me want to run, to give up rather than to fight.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

My Broken iPhone 7 and it's White Apple Screen of Death

I wrote this last week when my phone was broken and I was a little bit distraught. I feared if my phone was recovered it would have to be reset losing everything. It was before I took my phone to some experts who believed they could fix my phone. And they did. I also managed to dig out an iPhone 5 with a broken screen and which I last used in 2014. It was so old and incompatible with newer apps that Instagram would only allow squares and it had the old logo. The camera was ok if you wanted to take a picture of a statue in bright light, but not so good with anything living. It also wouldn’t make phones calls and texts, but at least the internet and emails worked (even if I could only half read the screen).

An iPhone 5 held in a hand with sellotape keeping the smashed glass together
My Back Up Phone
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Monday, 30 April 2018

Julia Donaldson Exhibition for Children at Discover in East London

Back in 2016 I shared a post about Discover in Stratford, East London. Discover Children's Story Centre is a great place to go with young children to have fun and explore books. There is a lovely playground outside and it’s a perfect place to spend a rainy day too. The Dr Seuss exhibit was replaced last year by an amazing new one called A World Inside A Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures. Available until September 2018 the new exhibit is based on the stories of Julia Donaldson and the illustrations of Axel Scheffler. It is a must visit for any Julia Donaldson fans.

A model of the Gruffalo surrounded by trees and a painted stream and grass
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Friday, 27 April 2018

Visiting The Bluebells In Wanstead Park, East London

I love the spring, not only do we get the occasional warm sunny day, but the country seems to come to life with flowers everywhere: snowdrops, daffodils, blossom and then, from around Mid-April, beautiful bluebells. I have been going to Wanstead Park to see the bluebells since I was a little girl and while patches can be found across the park, the real showstoppers are in Chalet Wood. 

A macro shot of bluebells at Wanstead Park, East London
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Luvabella Review - The Impressive Interactive Doll

We have a growing number of interactive toys, but Luvabella is easily the most impressive and intuitive to play with. We were given this toy to review and all of us from my 2 year old to thirty something year old me love playing with her.

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Ways to make planning a day out educational – not just the visit itself

There are many ways to make a day out educational for your child from looking for road signs on the way there, to spotting wildlife during the trip that they’ve learnt about in the classroom. But teaching your children new things doesn’t have to stop there. Preparing for the trip itself can bring educational benefits like a day at a good school

A paper map of a center parcs in the Netherlands
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Pressure For Friendship On A 6 Year Old

Last night my 6 year old was an absolute horror. From the moment we got back from school she was rude and constantly trying to antagonise her little sister and me. We had pushing, we had shouting, we had constant ignoring of our requests to leave us alone. Once upon a time this was fairly normal behaviour for her, but it’s fortunately become much rarer. Eventually I realised what was going on, but not before getting annoyed and shouting.

A close up of 3 girls standing side by side holding hands
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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

What To Pack For A Haven Caravan Holiday With Children

Over the long Easter weekend we had a great holiday at Haven Seashore in Great Yarmouth. It was the first time I have stayed in a caravan since I was a child and back then all I wanted to pack were toys. So when you are staying in a self-catering caravan park what do you need to take with you? From my research and mistakes I have pulled together a list of everything you need to pack and take with you on holiday.

A view of caravans at Haven seashore taken from the boardwalk leading to the sand dunes
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Friday, 20 April 2018

L.O.L Surprise! Pets Series 3 Review

L.O.L Surprise! dolls are possibly the most popular of all the "blind bag" craze that have been taking over childrens' bedrooms and emptying parent wallets for the last few years, they are definitely the one that I have heard most about.  Along with the original L.O.L Surprise! Tots doll (now in series 3 and with added confetti) there is the Big Surprise, which was one of the must have toys for last Christmas, Lil Sisters doll, Charm Fizz, Surprise Tots, Pearl Surprise and Fizz Factory. Last but not least there are the L.O.L Surprise! Pets series which we were sent to review.

A young girl with lots of plastic packaging on front of her on the table
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Recreating the for aisha dishes at home


As you will know from my previous post about for aisha meals we are big fans of the tasty pouches and tray meals. They are full of flavour, dairy free and low in salt. One of the things I love most is that when I read the ingredient list everything is recognisable and I even have most of the ingredients in my cupboards and fridge . For aisha are bringing out a cook book so you can recreate the recipes at home, but how similar do they taste? They gave us a sneak preview to find out.

A bowl with blended fruity tagine in
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Review: Organic Shop Lavish Avocado & Honey Hair Products


If you want your hair products to be full of natural ingredients then you might want to check out the new Organic Shop haircare range exclusively available in Tesco and at www.organicshop.co.uk. We were sent their Honey and Avocado Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask to review. They are designed to give hair an intense moisture boost which my hair is always in need of. Avocado is so popular at the moment I somehow don’t find it surprising that it should be in my haircare.

A bottle of conditioner being squeezed into a wet hand in the shower
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Monday, 16 April 2018

Aldi Baby & Toddler Specialbuy Event April 2018

I love a bargain and whenever I pop into Aldi I can’t stop myself checking out the specialbuy aisle. The Aldi Baby & Toddler Specialbuy event is back this week (online now and in store from Thursday 19th April 2018). The event has a huge range of products from an awesome rocking chair to highchairs, from nappies to books, clothes and more. So what can you get?

Collage of images below with Aldi Baby & Toddler Specialbuy event April 2018 text
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

That Monday Morning Feeling...About Toddler Group

My thought process this evening: “Oh yay it’s Monday tomorrow, that means back to school and I get to see my big girl again after a week at her Dad’s.” My joy was short lived as I quickly realised that term time meant toddler group was back on. I love a good catch up with friends, but that is not toddler group for me. For me it is often dull, lonely and long.

A toddler sitting in front of a tray of coloured rice with a spoon, bowl and funnels
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Friday, 13 April 2018

Nail-a-Peel Deluxe Kit Review

If you have read my previous posts you will know I am a big fan of Gel-a-Peel. The range has so many different options to create your own jewellery and personalise items that it is a great product for creative girls. MGA Entertainment has now created Nail-a-Peel which uses the same concept, but comes with everything you need to design fun and individual nails. 

8 tubes arranged in a circle
Nail-a-Peel gel polishes and nail décor
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Monday, 9 April 2018

Looking After Baby Skin With Baby Dove

From that first moment when I held my newborn daughter in my arms I have wanted to protect her in every way possible. Everything from the hair on her head right down to her tiny toes felt delicate. I instinctively knew she needed special care so as a new mum I bought her baby products from some of the best known brands. It was only after her skin went dry and angry in places I started investigating what was best for her. 6 years later there seem to be lots of brands targeted at little ones and it is more confusing than ever. After spending a morning with my youngest daughter, Baby Dove, Water Babies and a lovely group of bloggers I have learnt a lot more about baby skin and how the Baby Dove range is developed to look after it perfectly.

A baby in the shower having her hair washed
Photograph by Lunette Opperman Photography
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FabLab Activity Kits Review and Giveaway | Nail Art, Glitter Tattoos and Hairlights

As my daughter grows older she becomes increasingly drawn to make up. Make up for young girls should be about fun, bright colours and sparkles. They don’t need make up to enhance their beauty or to make them look older. The FabLab activity kits are the perfect way for girls to express themselves in a fun and creative way and we love the products we were sent to review.

A young girl doing a silly pose to show off her nail polish, glitter tattoo and coloured hair
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table Review

What is it about toddlers and water? As soon as my youngest could crawl she made straight for the cat’s water bowl to have a splash and the interest has never waned. Some children refuse to wash their hands, I struggle to get Little to turn the tap off. We were sent a Little Tikes Fountain Water Table to review and it's a great alternative to annoying the cat or running up our water bill. 

A side view of the Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table showing lots of colourful and clear tubing
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Thursday, 29 March 2018

20 Weeks (Not) Pregnant

*Trigger warning, baby loss*

At 20 weeks excited pregnant ladies are attending their anomaly scans. It’s the scan where you can find out if you are going to have a boy or a girl. I should be having my 20 week scan around now, no, not should, would. Should implies that I did something to stop it happening and I have to believe that what happened was fate, that losing my baby before our first scan was meant to be. Yet I can’t stop saying “should”.

20 week pregnancy scan image
20 week scan image from my second daughter
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Seeking Home Inspiration At The SEH BAC Showcentre

Do you go on Pinterest to seek inspiration for your perfect house? Or maybe you prefer to browse interior magazines? I spend far too long each week on Instagram enviously looking at other people’s beautiful homes and wondering how I can transform mine. When I went to the grand reopening of the Chelmsford SEH BAC showcentre I came away buzzing with ideas.

*This is a collaborative post*

4 photos from the SEH BAC Chelmsford showcentre showing options for privacy glass, window and door handles
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Preparing For Nursery: Our First Days and What To Buy


As she left the house wearing her new bag Little was excited to go to nursery, in fact she had been waiting at the front door for a while as her sister and I finished getting ready. It was a struggle to persuade her she had to take her bag off to get in the car seat, but she eventually conceded to holding it on her lap (before emptying out the contents during the car journey). Throughout the school drop off, the walk to nursery and the wait for the doors to open Little was happy, but as soon as they opened the door she ran the other direction. I eventually persuaded her to go in, but she clung to me and asked me not to go. The staff coaxed her over to the play dough and while she was distracted I disappeared out the door with a promise from the staff they would call if she got too upset.

Back view of a toddler wearing the Skip Hop Zoo Dinosaur backpack, a purple coat and pink wellies
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Monday, 26 March 2018

Giveaway: 4 Teletubbies DVDs including Follow The Leader

The weather for the next couple of weeks is meant to be rainy so I thought I would cheer everyone up with a giveaway. You could win 4 Teletubbies DVDs including the brand new series: Follow The Leader which is out now on DVD.

Cover art for Follow The Leader Teletubbies DVD featuring the Teletubbies doing a conga dance next to Noo Noo the Vacuum cleaner
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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Finally Getting My DIY Done With The Help Of ManoMano

We moved into our house when I was 38 weeks pregnant so my urge to nest competed with the limitations of my heavily pregnant body. The most urgent work got done and everything else we learnt to live with helped by the distraction of a newborn baby. My newborn is now an energetic 2 year old and I have started to look around my house with fresh eyes. My to do list has grown and I just need to find the motivation, time and money to work through it. 

A mother and daughter in pale blue shirts painting a wall with white paint
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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Magical Family Moments With My Eldest and The #OreoCookieQuest

There are lots of great things about becoming a big sister, but do they really make up for getting less attention from your parents? M loves Little, but over the last couple of years she has had a lot less time with just me. It won’t be long before she reaches the age where she wants to shut herself away in her room to listen to music and she already spends afternoons with her nose in a book so I need to make the most of now. At the weekend I turn Little's nap time into Mummy & M time, a special time where it’s all about just the two of us.  


Selfie of a mother and daughter with fluffy pink ears and pink noses
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Monday, 12 March 2018

Exotic Taste Adventures With for aisha Infant Food

Daddy likes super spicy food, Mummy like fairly spicy food, baby likes? Well we don’t know but she is happy to eat the curry mummy likes. It always seems strange to me that most baby food is bland and boring when babies like their food full of flavour, you only have to see their response to fruit to understand that. Of course we don’t want to give children food high in salt and sugar, but there are so many herbs and spices we can use to make food more interesting it doesn't need to be bland. There's evidence that exposing infants to more flavours (and continuing to give them the flavours) helps to encourage them to eat those foods as they get older and enter the “fussier” stages during toddlerhood.

Little with a spoon in her mouth and a for aisha bib
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Friday, 9 March 2018

How Will You Be Spending Mother's Day? (With Baylis & Harding)

This year my Mother’s Day is going to be a bit different: it will be just me and my girls. That means no lie in and no breakfast in bed. M has recently learnt how to make tea and coffee so I might get a hot drink made for me while I hover a few metres behind her watching nervously as she pours water from the kettle. How well the day goes will probably depend on how long before 6 am I have to get up. I’m lucky and G normally gets up at 5 something am every morning when the cat or toddler has had enough of sleeping, but this weekend he will be on a stag do in Spain.

The Fuzzy Duck Pink Gin Fizz Trio Candle Set of two white candles with gold spots and a pink and white candle burning on the side of the bath with lots of bubbles
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Highlights From The SS18 mini club Collection

Yesterday I washed my hair, found some cleanish clothes and headed to the elegant surroundings of Somerset House to see the new Spring Summer Collection from mini club. Mini club clothes are easy to miss if you don’t have a big Boots near you, but they are worth checking out because they have some great pieces at affordable prices. The full collection features clothes for 0 to 6 year olds and is available online including Fearne, the collaboration with Fearne Cotton. I'm going to share some of my favourite pieces from the collection in this post.

A photograph of the front of a brochure saying "mini club only at Boots" Spring/ Summer Collection 2018
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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Sensio Home Electric Food Steamer Review And Cooking Ideas

I’ve always known steam cooking is a great way to make healthy, low calories food, but in my head that is synonymous with boring and tasteless food (side note: always may be a small exaggeration). I didn’t see the point in getting an electric steamer, but I have used a bamboo steamer a few times (before it fell apart from getting too wet) and a metal collapsible steamer which goes in a saucepan. Both work fine for the occasional steaming need, but even if you have the right size pan they don’t have a lot of space so I hadn’t really explored cooking with steam until I was sent the 800w Sensio Home Stainless Steel 3 Tier Steamer to review.

The steamer set up and ready to go with roses and a welsh dresser in the back ground
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Monday, 5 March 2018

Snow Day Memories and an Update on Little's Face


The snow melted over the weekend and it was back to school today for Big Sister. Memories of snow ball fights in the garden have taken on a fairytale nostalgic tint already and fortunately I am forgetting the arguments from two bored, house trapped children even faster. A couple of minutes running around the garden was no compensation for actually going out, but I did get some photo’s of the fun including Little’s impressive first snowball.

Two sisters in the snow with a snow ball
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Friday, 2 March 2018

The Ultimate Essex Easter Egg Hunt and Activities list for 2018

Easter is fast approaching and fingers crossed there will be some warmer weather. Each year more venues are putting on Easter Egg Hunts and other Easter themed activities over the holidays, but it can be hard to find all of them so I have pulled together as many as I can find. If you are looking for ideas of places to go with your children then check out this list with over 25 places to go in and around Essex. Some events are just one a particular day, others run throughout throughout the school holidays.


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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Review of The Gentle Eating Book by Sarah-Ockwell Smith

Probably best known as the author of The Gentle Sleep Book parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith has a new book out and this time she is applying her gentle parenting approach to eating. The Gentle Eating Book aims to help parents: understand their children’s eating habits, resolve common eating problems and establish a healthy relationship with food for life.

Image of the front cover of The Gentle Eating Book It is green with drawings of vegetables and a knife, fork and plate
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Friday, 23 February 2018

Babysitting with BABY born Interactive Doll

Do you ever watch your children do something and wonder where they learnt it? It's when my girls are role playing I think it is most revealing how they see the world. While they are happily entertained it is the perfect time for me to get on with some work, but I often find myself sitting there watching them or listening outside their room as they act out the every day world they witness with their own special interpretation. I have been capturing some of these moments on video to share as part of the BABY born Babysitter campaign, but my children are smart, they save their cutest moments for when their back is to the camera or they walk out of shot.

Close up of girl giving BABY born doll water from it's bottle
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Friday, 16 February 2018

My Daughter's Cut Face And The Glue Which Didn't Help

I’m annoyed.

Last week my youngest had an accident. It was just one of those things and nothing could have stopped it. She ran across the room and face planted, hitting her cheek on the grate in our (now ornamental) fire place. If it had been a little bit either way she would have hit her head on the wall with force, so even if we had protected the fireplace you can’t pad the walls and she could still have been injured. She got a cut on her cheek which was deep and gaped.

A toddler with a cut on her face cuddled up to her Daddy and reading a book together
At Children's A&E waiting to be seen 
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

One Point Five Children


It’s Thursday and for me half term is over. I have one daughter of school age and while she doesn’t go back to school until Tuesday for now our holiday time has passed. This morning I took her over to her Dad’s house and gave her a big cuddle before her little sister and I drove away.

M jumping up and down in excitement with her mouth open
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