Learning To Swim With Baby Annabell + Giveaway

Learning To Swim With Baby Annabell + Giveaway

Baby Annabell Learns To Swim It’s really important to me that my children swim.  My eldest son learnt to swim from a very …
Finding Adventure Close To Home

Finding Adventure Close To Home

Our weekends really do go from one extreme to the other in this house.  One week we might be off on a super exciting …
Glue Ear & Having Grommets Fitted: Two Weeks After The Operation

Glue Ear & Having Grommets Fitted: Two Weeks After The Operation

Hello readers.  If you have been following this story, your will know that our 3 year old daughter had an operation to have grommets fitted …
What To Expect When Your Child Has Ear Grommets Fitted

What To Expect When Your Child Has Ear Grommets Fitted

Last week our youngest daughter, Brook, went to hospital for an operation to have ear grommets fitted.  If you have been following our story …
Enjoying Kid’s Lunchtime With Hartley’s Jelly #LittleOnesWhoLunch @HartleysJelly

Enjoying Kid’s Lunchtime With Hartley’s Jelly #LittleOnesWhoLunch @HartleysJelly

Now that the kids are back at school, those long summer holidays seem like a long distant memory don’t they?  I must admit, …
Getting Our Children’s Eyes Tested & Why You Should Too

Getting Our Children’s Eyes Tested & Why You Should Too

I have been so conscious recently of how a relatively minor health issue can have huge consequences for a young child in the early …
17 Things To Do in Autumn With Kids

17 Things To Do in Autumn With Kids

September is here and the autumn button has been pressed but how do you keep having fun as a family in the colder months?  …
Our Progress With My Daughters’ Glue Ear & Having Grommets 

Our Progress With My Daughters’ Glue Ear & Having Grommets 

I thought I’d give you a little update on how we are getting on with treating my daughters’ glue ear.  The issue with …
Back To School Essentials With Smiggle

Back To School Essentials With Smiggle

When my daughter started school last year there were a few tips I had forgotten about buying school stationary and equipment.  Bearing in mind …
Morrisons School Uniform by NUTMEG (Reviewed)

Morrisons School Uniform by NUTMEG (Reviewed)

You can’t deny that buying Morrisons school uniform when you are in the supermarket or when are ordering your online shop is the …
The Dark Side of our Summer & my Parenting Struggles

The Dark Side of our Summer & my Parenting Struggles

We have had a fantastic time this summer, making lots of memories and exploring new places.  Our first visit to Camp Bestival was certainly …
One Happy Little Girl With Debenhams Back To School Range @Debenhams #BackToSchool

One Happy Little Girl With Debenhams Back To School Range @Debenhams #BackToSchool

The kids will be back to school in a few weeks, and we’ve been topping up with some essential items before we start …
We’re Going To The Zoo (& Other Places) With Petits Filous

We’re Going To The Zoo (& Other Places) With Petits Filous

Kids have the funniest habits when it comes to food don’t they?  My daughters love Petits Filous, but they think they should only …
Keeping The Kids Busy This Summer With Sun-Pat Fuelling Families @SunPatOfficial

Keeping The Kids Busy This Summer With Sun-Pat Fuelling Families @SunPatOfficial

The summer holidays are now in full swing and keeping the kids busy is probably the easiest way to keep everyone in the family …
Back To School With Deichmann Shoes

Back To School With Deichmann Shoes

Buying new school shoes is part and parcel of getting ready for the new school term isn’t it?  My daughters both love getting …
An Update On The Glue Ear Diagnosis & What’s Next For Our Daughter

An Update On The Glue Ear Diagnosis & What’s Next For Our Daughter

If you have been following my blog and social media channels recently you will know that my 3 year old daughter received a diagnosis of …
The One Rule Every Parent Needs To Help Manage Screen Time

The One Rule Every Parent Needs To Help Manage Screen Time

Do you worry about the amount of screen time your kids have?  It’s something that definitely niggles at me sometimes, as my children …
Rediscovering Family Fun at Rushcliffe Country Park

Rediscovering Family Fun at Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park is definitely our favourite place to take the kids near to our home, but it dawned on us today that we …
Our Children’s Hearing Test and Glue Ear Diagnosis

Our Children’s Hearing Test and Glue Ear Diagnosis

Sometimes it’s just impossible for me to write about anything else until I get something off my chest and this is definitely one …
A Letter To My Daughter At 3 Years Old

A Letter To My Daughter At 3 Years Old

Happy Birthday my beautiful little lady.  You had a very special 3rd birthday as we were on holiday at Yelloh! Village Les Grands Pins.  …
3 Simple Ways To Have An Awesome Half Term With The Kids

3 Simple Ways To Have An Awesome Half Term With The Kids

Are you spending half term at home with your children?  Do you have that sense of optimism that you are all going to have …
Feeling Guilty And Worried About My Daughter’s Speech

Feeling Guilty And Worried About My Daughter’s Speech

At around two years old I was becoming concerned about the progress my daughter was making with her speech.  I spoke to the nursery, …
Why Binge Watching 13 Reasons Why Makes Me Want To Be A Better Parent

Why Binge Watching 13 Reasons Why Makes Me Want To Be A Better Parent

Have you seen the new series on Netflix yet?  If you haven’t watched ’13 Reasons Why’ already, I would strongly recommend adding it to …
Easy Five-A-Day Win For Parents With #FruitJuiceBoost #ad @BritMums

Easy Five-A-Day Win For Parents With #FruitJuiceBoost #ad @BritMums

I find feeding my kids a healthy diet is something I constantly worry about as a parent.  It seems to be something that has …
Creative & Easy Mother’s Day Crafts With @Homebase_UK #HomebaseMothers

Creative & Easy Mother’s Day Crafts With @Homebase_UK #HomebaseMothers

I think that children really enjoy making things for their Mum for Mother’s Day, or any day as it happens.  My daughter is …
Rusty Rivets Birthday Party Fun! #RustyRivetsUK @NickJrUK

Rusty Rivets Birthday Party Fun! #RustyRivetsUK @NickJrUK

If you caught up with the blog yesterday, you will already know that my daughter turned 5.  As luck would have it we were asked …
Happy 5th Birthday: A Letter To My Daughter

Happy 5th Birthday: A Letter To My Daughter

How did we get here, it only seems like 5 minutes ago that we were celebrating you turning 4.  Happy 5th Birthday to my precious little …
Things I’ve Learnt About Potty Training After 3 Kids

Things I’ve Learnt About Potty Training After 3 Kids

For me potty training has to be one of the worst parts of parenting.  I really wasn’t looking forward to potty training my …
Things to Consider Before Moving with your Kids to Another Country

Things to Consider Before Moving with your Kids to Another Country

Moving to a new country with your family can be thrilling and fun, but also hectic and nerve wracking. So even though you loved …
‘I Will Only Wear A Dress That Twirls Mummy!’ #mummyproblems #mummyblogger

‘I Will Only Wear A Dress That Twirls Mummy!’ #mummyproblems #mummyblogger

My 2 year old daughter seemed to become very picky about what clothes she wanted to wear a few months ago.  We couldn’t quite …

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