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Are UK households saving enough for a rainy day? 

28 May 17

*A collaborative post How much do you save each month? £50? £100? A recent report has discovered that UK low income families have just £95 in their savings to fall back on, should the month take a turn for the worse while their ability to actually…


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Staying local at The Littleton Arms, Penkridge 

27 May 17

A couple of weekends ago we were invited to stay at The Littleton Arms in Penkridge for a weekend of good food and local exploration.


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Putting his best foot forward // Start-rite school shoes review 

26 May 17

When it comes to school shoes, I’ve quickly learnt that they need to be robust, strong and durable.


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Making the most of every single day #SpendItWell 

25 May 17

*A post in collaboration with Marks and Spencer Every morning at 6:30am, my alarm goes off and I hit snooze.


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How to sleep better during allergy season 

25 May 17

*A collaborative post  Allergy sufferers can really struggle to sleep and, if your sleep is continuously disrupted, your overall health can be affected.


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Planning our French getaway 

22 May 17

In just under 3 weeks we’ll be flying off to France to enjoy a week in the sunshine (hopefully!) We’ll be staying with Canvas Holidays who have invited us to spend the week at their luxury campsite in Berny-Rivière which is in the north-west of …


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Sudocrem wants you to Go Play More 

22 May 17

*A collaborative post  On my journey throughout motherhood, Sudocrem has been a pretty reliable companion over the last four years.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 12 – 2017) 

21 May 17

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


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Gruffalo hunting at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase 

18 May 17

A couple of weekends ago, we headed to our local forestry commission, Birches Valley at Cannock Chase to spend an afternoon hunting for the Gruffalo.


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Toddler Sized Challenge – Take part and you could win £1,000 

15 May 17

As a Mummy, one of the most difficult aspects of parenting is getting your toddler to eat a healthy, balanced diet.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 11 – 2017) 

14 May 17

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


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5 ways to reassure children who are afraid of the dark 

13 May 17

*A collaborative post Every night we have the same ritual for bedtime.


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Four years on with The Essential One | review and giveaway 

12 May 17

When Olly was a baby I was introduced to The Essential One and fell in love with their clothing.


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Falling back in love with our home // Living Room redecoration 

10 May 17

At the end of last year, Shilts and I were indecisive about our staying in our home.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 10 – 2017) 

7 May 17

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


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In search of bluebells 

5 May 17

Given the rare occurrence of a dry and sunny Bank Holiday Monday, we knew we should make the most of it.


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Go Ape with Pomegreat and win! 

1 May 17

*A collaborative post Do you like pomegranates? I really enjoy them and whenever I eat them, I feel like I’m being whisked back to my childhood as one of my school friends Mum used to eat them all the time and would offer them to me every time I …


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Write My Name Workbook review 

1 May 17

Just before the Easter holidays, I introduced to you Write My Name, a personalised handwriting workbook for pre-school aged children.


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The Me and Mine Project {April 2017} 

30 Apr 17

We started the month on the countdown to Easter and Olly was really pleased that he got two whole weeks off school.


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Spending Easter with my Holibob Bear | Review and Giveaway 

28 Apr 17

*A collaborative review Just before the Easter holidays, we had a little guest arrive in the post to join us and I couldn’t wait to introduce Olly to him.


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An Easter weekend getaway // DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham 

24 Apr 17

We absolutely love the Cotswolds and have been to visit on many occasions.


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Take a Walking Lunch in National Walking Month 

24 Apr 17

*A collaborative post Do you struggle to get exercise in during the working week? Like many, I really struggle with being active having a desk job.


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#Slimming Sunday (Week 8 – 2017) 

23 Apr 17

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


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5 ways to stop living for the weekend 

21 Apr 17

*A collaborative post Do you live for the weekend? I know I do and I’m really guilty of wishing precious time away.


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The schooldays are (officially) coming 

19 Apr 17

Like many parents of three and four year olds, on Tuesday morning we found out officially which primary school Olly will be going to in September.


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Home decor interior ideas from UncommonGoods 

19 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post I love online shopping and always love finding new online retailers.


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Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years Of Magic // Genting Arena, Birmingham 

17 Apr 17

To kick off our Easter holidays in style last week, Olly and I were invited to see the latest Disney On Ice show, 100 years of Magic, at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.


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Mister Maker and The Shapes LIVE – Ticket Giveaway 

14 Apr 17

Coming to a theatre near you soon, Mister Maker and The Shapes Live! I’m really excited to bring to you news of the latest tour from CBeebies favourite, Mister Maker as he’s touring throughout the Summer with his friends the Shapes; Circle, …


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Frustrated and self-sabotage.. 

12 Apr 17

I feel I need to write this down.


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Planning our Easter holiday road trips 

11 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post To make the most of our time off over the Easter holidays this year, we’re planning a couple of mini road trips.


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Have you tried Teepee yet? | the new recommendations app 

11 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post How many times do you recommend your favourite things to your friends? I’m pretty sure, if you’re anything like me, it’ll be countless times a day – or it would be, if there was an easy, quick way to do it …


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 6 – 2017) 

9 Apr 17

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


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Win with Sudocrem Nappy Rush 

7 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post The days of Olly wearing nappies are thankfully long gone and just a distant memory for me but the one thing that’s stayed with us over the last four years has been Sudocrem.


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Our Mother’s Day Lunch at Aria, Birmingham 

6 Apr 17

For Mother’s Day this year, we took my husband’s Mum and Dad to Aria in Birmingham for a Mother’s Day lunch.


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Encouraging children to write with Write My Name 

3 Apr 17

*A collaborative post Ever since Olly was old enough to hold a pencil, he’s been scribbling away.


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Exploring Cheshire in the Lexus RX 

2 Apr 17

A couple of weekends ago, we took an hours drive up the motorway to leafy Cheshire.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 5 – 2017) 

2 Apr 17

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


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The Me and Mine Project {March 2017} 

31 Mar 17

The month of March had so much promise and yet it’s been a bit of a blur.


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MyFairyTaleBooks Personalised Children’s Book // Review and Giveaway 

31 Mar 17

*A collaborative review My four year old Olly is a huge book fan.


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Making Thyme for smoothies 

28 Mar 17

*A collaborative review Getting my family to eat fruit is a bit of a struggle.


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Doing the Bacofoil Baco-Shake 

27 Mar 17

*A collaborative post As a busy Mummy of one, time is usually against me.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 4 – 2017) 

26 Mar 17

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


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Truckfest Peterborough, revving into action in April 

24 Mar 17

*An awareness post Family day outs can come in all shapes and sizes.


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Looking after the family’s ears with Earex 

24 Mar 17

*Post in collaboration with Earex Ears.


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Celebrating Mothers Day with Tesco 

23 Mar 17

*A collaborative post in partnership with Tesco In case you had forgotten, it’s Mothers Day this coming Sunday and it’s the one day of the year when Mums really should come first.


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Meal Planning Monday 20th March 2017 

20 Mar 17

I didn’t get chance to write up last week’s meal planning post.


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An afternoon of family fun at Hollywood Bowl Birmingham 

19 Mar 17

Last Sunday, we were invited over to Hollywood Bowl Birmingham for an afternoon of tenpin bowling.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 3 – 2017) 

19 Mar 17

It’s Sunday which means it’s #SlimmingSunday here on Life According to MrsShilts.


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Imaginative play with Disney Cars Mack Truck & Diecast Cars 

17 Mar 17

Ever since Olly was a toddler, he’s been a fan of Disney Cars.


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Afternoon tea at Aria | Hyatt Regency, Birmingham 

12 Mar 17

Last Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with friends for afternoon tea and a good catch up.







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