How To Organise Moving House With Young Kids

Moving house with young kids. It’s not easy, but if you are super organised you can move house stress free. I’m going to share with you my organisation tips on moving house with kids. Also how to help your child cope with moving anxiety. You don’t want to move into your lovely new house, and your toddler takes one look around, says she wants to go home and vomits spaghetti Bolognese all over the floor. Yes this happened to me. I spent the first evening in my brand new house on my hands and knees trying to get the orange stain out of my expensive new cream carpet. Oh and I’ve learnt my lesson. If you have toddlers do not have cream carpets!

Moving house with young kids

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#LuckyLinky Week 78

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 78.

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 for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 78

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!

Watch This! – Review and Giveaway

As you know from all my many book review posts, we love reading in my house. This past week we have been looking at a different kind of picture book called Watch This! by Jane GodwinBeci Orpin, and Hilary Walker. It’s a beautiful and original photographic kids book which get them involved with shapes and colours. It also helps them to move their body in a creative and joyful way.

Watch This! - A photographic picture book about a diverse group of children using their bodies to make sense of shapes in a playful way.

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Baby and Toddler Christmas Gift Ideas

With having a baby earlier this year, my whole life has and still is baby! So it’s only apt that I share with you some gorgeous baby and toddler related gifts that are inspiring for the baby’s that are or about to be in your life. Why not take a peak at my baby and toddler Christmas gift ideas and see what you think?

You can catch up here on my kids gift guide and the adult gift ideas, if you are looking for other family members.

Baby and toddler Christmas Gift Ideas

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Blog Tour – Closer by KL Slater

Today it’s turn to be on the blog tour for Closer by KL Slater. The first thing about Closer that made me want to read it was the striking cover. It’s bold, yet dark. Intriguing and mysterious. So was the book as good as the cover? Read on to find out!

Closer by KL Slater

Book Description of Closer by KL Slater

I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment: it’s that Maisie is not ok.

My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends.
We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie.
But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new family.
And there’s something not quite right about it…I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen.
I need to discover what she’s hiding.
Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.

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How to make the most out of your home’s outside areas this winter

When winter rolls around, it is so easy to retreat into your home, wrap yourself up in jumpers and blankets and completely forget about the outside. After all, it will be cold and dark.

How to make the most out of your home's outside areas this winter

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That does not mean, however, that you should consider the outside areas of your home to be out of bounds and untouchable until spring arrives. Here are some of the ways in which you can make the most of your home’s outside areas during the winter months.

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