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Lavender and Olive Oil Sea Salt Body Scrub

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  I'm now 32 weeks pregnant and things are getting really hard.  I feel like I'm wading through treacle constantly.  A short walk to the...

Mum to a Teen too: A Mathematical Genius!

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  Some days I really do find it difficult to accept that I'm a Mum to a 16 year old.  It's not the number of...

Oven Pride Review: This Pregnant Lady Needs a Clean Oven!

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  I hate cleaning the oven.  It's probably the most detested domestic chore in the UK, or even the world!  We had a new oven...

Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

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  I always find myself apologising if the issue of Princess's sleeping arrangements arises with anyone, friends, other parents and even family.  You can never...

Review: Stonebridge City Farm

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  I've been to Stonebridge City Farm today!  I love going to see all the animals there.  It's really near our house, so I'm not...

John Lewis Beauty Event: Origins

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  Thanks to The Ana Mum Diary I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to the 'Discover a World of Beauty' event at...

Are You Gonna Have Another One?

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  I did feel ever so sorry for Prince William and Kate this this week as they attended their first Royal Engagement of the year....

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

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  I was so excited about the weekend as I'd heard I was going to Princess's house. It was her birthday, and she was going to...

Interview with a Princess

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  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she's thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they fix on...

Birth Plan – Preparing For Labour

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In about 10 weeks I'm going to get another one of these!  I'm so excited, despite being very uncomfortable at the same time.    It's probably...

The Time We Went Cruising with Kids

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This is a post I've been thinking about for a while, now that I'm in the 'no-fly' trimester of pregnancy.  I've been reminiscing over...

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

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I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active,...

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

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This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I'm sure I've had more pins in me...

A Bit of Fresh Air

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We ended up at the Doctors on Friday.  Princess was definitely a little under the weather.  A bit of a temperature, lethargic without the...

Princess and the Penwizard!

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Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her...

Princess picks Vertbaudet for Mother’s Day!

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Mummy says it's a special day on Sunday 30th March.   It's called Mother's Day, and it's when all the children and their families...

To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

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I have two very different experiences of weaning my children.  When my Teen was weaning 16 years ago, the advice was so different as...

10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

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Having to deal with a teenager has definitely been the most challenging part of my parenting journey.  My teen is 16 now, a young...

What is Pregnancy Yoga Like?

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This pregnancy has been pretty rubbish really.  Since 14 weeks I've suffered with pelvic girdle pain.  It's been pretty uncomfortable, and even more immobilising....

Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

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You may know already that Princess and I have very much enjoyed our Baby Signing journey.  After my first post, Baby Signing, it's a must!,...

Review: Sundown Adventure Land

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It was such a lovely day that Mummy decided that we were all going on an adventure.  It was somewhere called Sundown Adventure Land....

Once Upon a Time…..

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Scarlett was a shy little girl, she didn't have any brothers or sisters, and she didn't see many other children.  Scarlett and her Mummy...

Love is……

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My dear Geeky Husband puts up with a lot from his pregnant wife.  Here's my 'love is' list from him.  It's everything I think...

Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

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It's dawned on me that toddlers know far more about negotiation than I do.  What is it with the Little People?  I don't know...

Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

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You might know what it's like when those hormones start rushing in, you could cry at the most insignificant things and sickness becomes an...

Green Eyed Toddler – GET

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Have you seen the Green Eyed Toddler recently?  AKA GET, he can be a feisty little monkey when he wants to be, and strong...

My Mum’s A Bit Mental…..

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OK, I know that's not the most politically correct blog title in the world but when your 9 years old, that's the only way...

It’s Time I Changed……

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My life has changed such a lot in the last 5 years, but I'm not ever so sure that I have changed with it. I've...

Dear Friend…….

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I'm sorry I didn't tell you we were going to try for another baby.  I get that this hurt you, but to be honest...

From Granny’s Kitchen – Spelt and Potato Bread

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I've not always enjoyed cooking.  In fact at some points in my life I have positively avoided it.   One of the people who has...