Going back to work after maternity leave the second time around

Going back to work after maternity leave the second time around is much harder. I’ve been back 8 weeks this week and I’m feeling shattered. Being up at night a few times then getting up at either 4:30am or 5:30am is exhausting. Plus getting everything organised the night before, you have double the pack lunches to arrange, double the spare clothes to organise. The list is endless!

the girls - materniy leave the second time around

I’ve found it much harder this time. Even though I’ve gone back part time. It hasn’t helped that baby Dottie is very clingy. She would happily sit on my lap or lie in my arms all day long. She panics if she can’t see me. But then she’s just turned 10 months old. Dear of her, it’s been hard on both of us.

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#LuckyLinky Week 93

#LuckyLinky Week 93

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 93. As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and…
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Book Review: The Land of Topsy Turvy by Roy Lancaster

Book Review: The Land of Topsy Turvy by Roy Lancaster

I believe reading to your kids is important, it sets them on a good journey with a love of books. Even if it’s 10 minutes a day. Reading helps a child to increase their vocabulary and it also helps them to know how to read and write as well. I want to share more of our books with you, than&…
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Mother’s Day Competition: Win £100 Voucher with UK Lingerie

Mother’s Day Competition: Win £100 Voucher with UK Lingerie

Mother’s Day is on the 31st March this year in the UK. It’s always on the 4th Sunday during Lent. So in the UK it ties in with Easter. In the US and Canada Mothering Sunday falls on the 2nd Sunday in May. My older sister lives in Canada so my mum has two Mother’s Day’s …
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Moshi Monsters Egg Hunt Review

Moshi Monsters Egg Hunt Review

We are total newbies to the Moshi Monsters world from Mind Candy, but I knew my daughter would be hooked on them from the start. Moshi Monsters is an online game for kids, where they can adopt and take care of a friendly monster. These Moshi Monsters Egg Hunt toys that we are looking at today are based on the&…
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Tips on Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

Tips on Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

When you are very young you think that your parents are invincible. As you get older you hear more and more stories of caring for elderly parents at home. Respecting their wishes and not caving into putting them into a care home is getting more common, its also the affordability factor as well. In a couple of month’s, it …
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How To Protect Your Home While Away On Holiday

How To Protect Your Home While Away On Holiday

I always worry about our home when we are away. My home is our safe space and I can’t bear to think about someone breaking in, rummaging through our belongings and taking things that aren’t theirs. I’m always looking for new ways to protect your home while away on holiday. I’ve got first experience of seeing …
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#LuckyLinky Week 92

#LuckyLinky Week 92

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 92. As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and…
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Book Review – Finding Grace by KL Slater

Book Review – Finding Grace by KL Slater

Today it’s my turn to be on the blog tour for Finding Grace by KL Slater, who happens to be my favourite author at the moment. I reviewed Closer back in October and absolutely loved it! Finding Grace had a lot to live up to for me. Did KL Slater manage to meet my high expectations? Well you will …
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Family Day Out – National Marine Aquarium (NMA)

Family Day Out – National Marine Aquarium (NMA)

As my girls get older, I’m always on the lookout for different places to go to keep them occupied and of course learn at the same time. Especially if it’s raining! One of the places I’ve always wanted to go was to the National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth. It’s about a 90 minute drive from us …
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4 Tips on Protecting Your Families Financial Future

4 Tips on Protecting Your Families Financial Future

When it was just myself and Mr B, we were not too bothered about thinking about our financial future. As long as we had payment protection on our mortgage, was all that mattered to us. Now we have our two girls, I do worry about providing for them in the future, and making sure the families finances are secure. So&…
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Decluttering and Getting Organised in 2019

Decluttering and Getting Organised in 2019

2019 is the start of a year of getting decluttered and more organised. Last year with having a baby I let things slide. Snuggling with a newborn and taking it easy after a c section was much more important. Home Bargains have kindly sent me a whole load of stuff to help kick my ass into gear. So over the…
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#LuckyLinky Week 91

#LuckyLinky Week 91

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 91. As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and…
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