This is My Back to Work Routine

We are now three weeks into our new routine. Going back to work after 10 months off was hard. I’m currently working 3 days a week until December when I move back to the full 5 days a week. So not looking forward to that. I think 3 days is the perfect balance for us. That first Monday was hard.…

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Organising a Kid’s Birthday Party: Top Ideas You Need To See

Every mum starts to panic when it’s time to organise their kid’s birthday party. After all, you have to entertain a bunch of kids for a couple of hours. And it’s tricky to find activities that they will all love. And you need to keep within budget at the same time! You might be surprised to know the average birthday…

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How Can We Create a Bright Future for Our Children?

Since becoming a parent I have often thought about baby girl’s future. How can we create a Bright Future for our children? We have been set a challenge by Unilever called #brightFuture to discover little things as a family we can do to change the future for the better. At the heart of the Unilever brightFuture initiative is the goal…

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Potty Training Chart Review & Giveaway

Now I know baby girl is only 8 months old so way too early for potty training. Although Holly Willoughby did potty train her one year old son so she claimed earlier this year. As a new mum I honestly don’t have the foggiest idea when to start potty training. But I’m sure my mother’s instinct will kick in and…

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4 Home Tasks That Can be Made Fun for the Kids

It’s a good idea to get your children involved in managing the home while they’re still young. But this isn’t about making them do the housework as some kind of punishment. It can be made fun and interesting for them if you take the right kind of approach. In fact, there are some tasks around the home that always offer…

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10 Months Have Passed – My Return To Work

It’s here. I never expected my maternity leave to go so fast. Roll back 10 months I’m getting up at 4:45, that’s not true. My husband is pulling me up out of bed at 8 months pregnant to go to work on my last day. That day has come. Normality as we know it is disappearing. The next time I…

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7 Hints and Tips for Lunchbox Ideas with Flora

We have been invited to take part in the Flora Lunchbox Challenge, which aims to give parents healthier and nutritious lunchbox ideas for their children. Flora commissioned a study recently with Leeds University to discover what children were actually given in their lunchboxes. They found that children were being sent to school with pasties, wotsits, a chocolate bar and sugary…

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What can parents do to unwind around the home?

Ever since I became a parent, I appreciate the odd spare moment I get to unwind around the home. Those moments are precious I can tell you! To relax and unwind I love to read. I can read anywhere. The bedroom , living room, bathroom and garden. Even the kitchen if I’m reading a magazine. Ultimately it’s the living room…

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Our Bedtime Challenge with Bepanthen

We have decided to take up the #BepanthenBedtimeChallenge with Bepanthen. The idea of this challenge is for us to share our bedtime routine and night-time nappy changes experiences with you using Bepanthen nappy care ointment to help protect against the causes of nappy rash. Up until 4 and half months baby girl used to sleep through the night from about…

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Tips on becoming that Ideal Parent

I’m relatively new to parenting as you know, so I have been reading lots of different articles on how to become the ideal parent. Baby girl is 7 months old and we have now started to use the word ‘no’ with her to start introducing those boundaries. When you say no to her she will stop what ever she’s doing…

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My Sunday Photo: 7 months old baby girl

For My Sunday Photo I have chosen a photo of baby girl who turned 7 months this week. I cannot comprehend where those 7 months have gone. She is growing day by day and changing all the time. It seems every time I have turned my back she has done something different. Only this week she has learnt to sit…

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Benefits of Colouring & A Printable Colouring Book with KidloLand

A couple of months back KidloLand asked me to review their fun nursery rhyme app for young children. You can find my review here: KidloLand App Review Now they have put together a fun free printable colouring book. It’s a great money saving idea for keeping young children occupied and has many benefits which I’ve listed below.  

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7 Hints and Tips on Leaving the House with a Newborn

I have been meaning to write this post on tips for leaving the house with a newborn for a while. Baby girl is 6 months old and leaving the house has got much slicker. We have our own routine now and she knows to wait and be patient  while I pop to the loo! Right at the very beginning, well…

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