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Bacofoil Zipper Bags, how do you use yours? 

17 Sep 17

*This is a collaborative post  If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to get value for money in all the…


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Getting organised for our new arrival 

14 Sep 17

At 22 weeks pregnant, I’m just over half way through my second pregnancy.


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Walking hand in hand 

8 Sep 17

We walk hand in hand around the corner to your school.


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Getting outdoors with Germolene 

6 Sep 17

*A collaborative post  Earlier this month I was challenged by the team at Germolene to get outdoors more with Olly…


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Improving handwriting in children 

3 Sep 17

*A collaborative post  As a Mama to a four year old who is just getting to grips with learning to…


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When self-doubt strikes.. 

2 Sep 17

I’m having one of those evenings.


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A day trip to Liverpool with London Midland 

1 Sep 17

The summer holidays are still in full flow here and although I’m back at work during the first four days…


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The Me and Mine Project {August 2017} 

31 Aug 17

We’re another month down, August has just flown by hasn’t it? It’s been a very productive month for us as…


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What Olly wore // AW17 from Nutmeg at Morrisons 

28 Aug 17

When it comes to boys fashion, it’s often so frustrating to see a limited selection of good quality of clothing…


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20 weeks pregnant // we’re halfway there.. 

26 Aug 17

Today I am 20 weeks pregnant.


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Breathing Blueair // testing out the Blueair air purifier 

25 Aug 17

*A collaborative post  Coming from a family with allergies and having a husband who has sleep apnoea, knowing about the…


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5 reasons to visit Drayton Manor Park 

25 Aug 17

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day with something for the whole family then Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire…


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Olly’s Cars 3 inspired Back to School Checklist 

23 Aug 17

*A post in collaboration with the Disney Store  With just a couple of weeks left of the school holidays and…


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Being a Mummy of two 

20 Aug 17

I have waited so long to be able to say that I’m going to be a Mummy of two.


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A welcome boost of energy from Berocca 

20 Aug 17

Since becoming pregnant and suffering with morning all day nausea, sickness and an iron deficiency, my husband Shilts has had to…


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Our family travel essentials 

19 Aug 17

*Post in collaboration with Jungle Formula  Holidays are a chance for the whole family to unwind, a chance to do…


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Are your children getting enough Vitamin D? 

14 Aug 17

*A collaborative post  As a parent I want to ensure that my four year old Olly is getting all the…


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Celebrating Outdoor Play Everyday with Germolene 

13 Aug 17

*An advertorial feature Finally it’s looking like the sunshine is here to stay for the summer which means carefree summer…


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My family of boys 

11 Aug 17

We recently had a private gender scan with our second baby as we wanted to find out we would be…


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Aldi’s Baby & Toddler Event is back 

11 Aug 17

*Advertorial feature In stores from Thursday 17th August (and online now) Aldi’s Baby & Toddler Event is back.


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An afternoon at Luda Walsall 

10 Aug 17

*Advertorial feature  Having worked in a well known gaming establishment throughout my years as a student, I was intrigued by…


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It’s a … our gender reveal 

7 Aug 17

When I found out I was pregnant back in May, I had to pinch myself.


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A morning with Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers at Sea Life Birmingham 

7 Aug 17

We have some exciting news here to share, we have been asked by the team at The National Sea Life…


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Slimming World and Pregnancy // #SlimmingSunday (August 2017) 

6 Aug 17

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The…


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Thinking ahead to Reception 

5 Aug 17

*A post in partnership with Marks and Spencer  In just four short weeks, it’ll be time to walk Olly to…


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Our monochrome bathroom makeover with Carpetright 

4 Aug 17

*A collaborative post  Once you start redecorating a room in your home, you realise how much the rest of the…


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Summer fun at New Square West Bromwich 

3 Aug 17

*Advertorial feature Earlier this week we were invited down to New Square West Bromwich to check out what’s on offer…


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An afternoon at T20 Blast // Birmingham Bears 

2 Aug 17

A couple of weekends ago, we headed into Birmingham to enjoy a game of cricket.


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Four reasons to use SkyParkSecure this Summer 

2 Aug 17

If you’re travelling through an airport this this Summer, you’ll want to consider how you’re getting to the airport with…


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The Me and Mine Project {July 2017} 

31 Jul 17

July was a pretty epic month for us all as it was the month that we told the world that…


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Keeping Kids Healthy this Summer with Push Doctor 

31 Jul 17

The school holidays are already well underway here and it’s inevitable with the school holidays that healthy eating might fall…


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Do you know your Soapland Security? 

24 Jul 17

*A collaborative post  Do you watch the soaps? From Albert Square, to the cobbles of Weatherfield, over 33.9 million viewers…


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Having two children five years apart 

23 Jul 17

When I announced my pregnancy just a couple of weeks ago it didn’t even cross my mind whether people would…


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Zap Zap Math App for 4-6 year olds // review 

23 Jul 17

*A collaborative review  It may well be the summer holidays but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop.


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Easing Travel Sickness with Sea-Band // Giveaway 

21 Jul 17

*A collaborative post  The long awaited Summer holidays are here and it’s the time when most families, ours included think about getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for some rest and relaxation.


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Eating out at Siamais Thai restaurant, Birmingham 

19 Jul 17

Last Friday I was invited to review Siamais, a relatively new Thai restaurant in the heart of Brindley Place in Birmingham City Centre.


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Eating at Disneyland Paris // Earl of Sandwich 

18 Jul 17

On the second day of our Disneyland Paris adventure, we had planned to visit Earl of Sandwich in the Disney Village for lunch.


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Trying out the new Pud in a Mug from Dr Oetker // review 

18 Jul 17

We don’t usually have many puddings in our cupboards, but when Dr Oetker offered to send us some Pud in a Mug sachets to try out, we couldn’t resist.


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Fox Hollies Family Fun Day this Saturday 15th July 

14 Jul 17

*A collaborative post in partnership with Fox Hollies This Saturday 15th July, there’s going to be an epic family fun day at Fox Hollies Leisure Centre in Acocks Green, Birmingham.


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The First Trimester // Definitely not glowing yet… 

13 Jul 17

When I found out I was pregnant, aside from the disbelief and incredible shock, we were over the moon.


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The new Amazon Fire Tablet and our top five family apps 

13 Jul 17

*This is a collaborative post  As a modern family, we love to embrace new technology to enhance our busy lives.


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Disney Pixar Cars 3 Toys // review 

11 Jul 17

It’s no secret that Olly is a HUGE Disney Pixar Cars fan and he is literally bursting for the new release Cars 3 coming to cinema screens this Friday 14th July.


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Eating at Planet Hollywood // Disneyland Paris 

10 Jul 17

We recently visited Disneyland Paris and had the most incredible time.


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Finding out we’re expecting a baby // Our second baby 

9 Jul 17

The news is out.


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Our little bit of exciting family news.. 

7 Jul 17

They say life works in mysterious ways and sometimes things happen when you least expect them to.


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Come and join in the fun at Fox Hollies Family Fun Day 

7 Jul 17

*A collaborative post in partnership with Fox Hollies  After it’s recent extensive refurbishment, Fox Hollies Leisure Centre in Acocks Green, Birmingham is opening it’s doors for a fantastic weekend of family fun.


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Bistrot Pierre Birmingham // eating out as a family 

7 Jul 17

*A collaborative review Having recently returned from France, we were delighted when we were invited to our local Bistrot Pierre for a family meal.


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Staying at Vienna House Magic Circus Hotel // Disneyland Paris 

3 Jul 17

Taking Olly to Disneyland was pretty much one of the best things we’ve done as a family.


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#SlimmingSunday (July 2017) 

2 Jul 17

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


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Preparing for back to school with Stuck On You // review and giveaway 

30 Jun 17

*This is a collaborative review I can’t quite believe that Olly will be starting full-time school in September.







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