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Skip Hop Doubleplay Reversible Playmat Zoo // Review 

26 Sep 18

When you have a baby, every month sees a different development milestone.

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The Disneyland Paris Diaries // Day Two – August 2018 

25 Sep 18

We knew that our time at Disneyland Paris would be brief so we didn’t rush and cram in everything to…

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The Disneyland Paris Diaries // Getting there and Day One – August 2018 

24 Sep 18

At the end of August we booked a last minute four-day break to France with a couple of days in…

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The Disneyland Paris Diaries // Baby Switch Service 

24 Sep 18

If you’re taking a baby with you who cannot go on any of the rides at Disneyland Paris, you must…

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Staying at Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel // Disneyland Paris 

19 Sep 18

At the end of August, we spent four days in France having the time of our lives at Disneyland Paris…

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Britax Römer KIDFIX III M Car Seat // Review 

17 Sep 18

As a family, we often travel quite a distance at the weekends so making sure the boys are safe and…

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Our Shilton Boys // September 2018 

15 Sep 18

The last month has been a really lovely month for our Shilton boys.

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Driving in France // August 2018 

15 Sep 18

We recently returned from a four day trip to Disneyland Paris in France.

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An out of the blue diagnosis // Life lately 

12 Sep 18

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve sat down (without falling asleep at 8pm) and got to write a…

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Disney on Ice presents Dream Big 

11 Sep 18

It’s coming back and it’s coming back to Birmingham.

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5 ways to tackle the post holiday blues 

10 Sep 18

* Post in association with Laundryheap  It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned from our little trip to…

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Freddie // Eight months old 

9 Sep 18

Freddie is eight months old, 243 days old or 34 weeks.

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Enjoying the last drop of sunshine with Regina 

8 Sep 18

*Post in collaboration with Regina  Earlier this week, we decided to take advantage of a sunny September day and host…

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Be Active in Birmingham with ParkLives 

7 Sep 18

*A collaborative post  The summer holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

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Made in Germany with Britax Römer // Dualfix i-Size giveaway 

6 Sep 18

Have you ever wondered just how your child’s car seat is made? It’s something I often wonder about when I’m…

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Time for Year One.. 

4 Sep 18

Today my five year old Olly starts the new school term in Year One.

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The Me and Mine Project // August 2018 

31 Aug 18

August has been a fantastic challenge for me.

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Shark Mission is on at Sea Life Birmingham 

26 Aug 18

Earlier this week, the boys and I headed to Sea Life Birmingham to check out their Shark Mission event in…

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Weaning Freddie // Products we love 

24 Aug 18

When it comes to weaning there is so much advice out there about how you should do it, what you…

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Weaning Freddie 

24 Aug 18

Just before Freddie turned six months old, he started to take notice of us eating.

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Memories from the Seaside // Brighton, Worthing and Littlehampton 

22 Aug 18

It already seems ages ago but just a couple of weeks ago, we packed up the car and spent five…

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Family dining at Cookhouse & Pub, Oldbury // Kids eat for £1 

19 Aug 18

Eating out is something we enjoy doing as a family and just last week, we invited my husbands parents to…

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My Shilton Boys // August 2018 

16 Aug 18

This month has got to be the most time my boys have ever spent together.

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Freddie // Seven Months Old 

15 Aug 18

What a month it has been for our beautiful Freddie.

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Having an ODDBODS day out in Bournemouth 

14 Aug 18

Last week we were invited to spend the day in Bournemouth with the ODDBODS and National Express.

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Enjoying Afternoon Tea at The Belfry // and you could win too! 

12 Aug 18

Did you know it’s national Afternoon Tea week from 14th to 20th August? No, neither did I until Red Letter…

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Freddie’s bedtime routine // the baby edition 

9 Aug 18

One of the concerns I had when we found out that we were expecting was how on earth would they…

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A dog day in the life of Ollie, the cocker spaniel 

7 Aug 18

Post in association with PEDIGREE® Woof! Nice to sniff you, I’m Ollie.

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A visit to Woburn Safari Park // #ShakeTesters & Giveaway 

7 Aug 18

If you ask Olly for ideas of a day out he’d like to do, he’ll almost always give us an…

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A chef-worthy kitchen: Simple upgrades to achieve a modern style 

6 Aug 18

*Post in association with Jessica Foreman If you aspire to own a kitchen worth showcasing – a cutting-edge culinary studio,…

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Stock up, the Aldi Baby Event is back 

6 Aug 18

The popular Aldi Baby Event is back! I love the Aldi Baby Event as it’s a chance to stock up…

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Aqua Wipes – The future of baby wipes // Review 

3 Aug 18

As a parent with a small baby, there are many essentials that I need at hand to get me throughout…

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The Me and Mine Project // July 2018 

31 Jul 18

The end of July is here, I can’t believe how quickly this year is going.

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Home away from home at Roomzzz in Stratford, London // Review 

29 Jul 18

Last weekend we headed into London for the Muller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium in Stratford.

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The Essential One Tiny Bear Dungaree Set Review // & Giveaway 

27 Jul 18

It’s no secret that we are big fans of The Essential One clothing.

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An afternoon of family fun at the fifth Müller Anniversary Games 

25 Jul 18

*Post in association with Mumsnet and British Athletics  After what has been a very swift countdown since I met British…

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Character breakfasts at Cadbury World // Review 

24 Jul 18

Last weekend we were invited to enjoy breakfast with a spot of chocolate at Cadbury World in Birmingham.

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Bright Minds Daycare for Birmingham’s little learners 

23 Jul 18

*A collaborative post When it comes to being a working parent, leaving your children in the care of others can…

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Making bath time easier with Flannel Fingers // Review & Giveaway 

20 Jul 18

One of the things I completely forgot about with having a baby is that they’re very slippery when wet in…

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Sleeping like a baby with Leesa // Review 

18 Jul 18

*A collaborative post with Leesa With a young family to look after, my days are pretty busy.

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Keeping my skin hydrated with Sanctuary Wet Skin Moisture Miracle // Review 

16 Jul 18

*A collaborative post  As a busy Mama, when I shower it’s more military operation style in and out rather than…

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My Shilton Boys // July 2018 

16 Jul 18

Late June and early July has been a better month for my boys.

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Freddie // Six months old 

13 Jul 18

Earlier this week, our little Freddie turned six months old.

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All aboard with National Express West Midlands 

10 Jul 18

As a family, we love days out and adventures.

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Here’s the Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham lowdown.. 

8 Jul 18

Yesterday we spent the morning at one of the newest attractions for children opening in Birmingham, Legoland Discovery Centre.

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I’m #ExpectingChange with Mama Mio and Mumsnet 

6 Jul 18

On Tuesday, Freddie and I went down to Lewis Cubitt Park in Central London as we were invited to the…

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Mum dates with Skinny Jimmy’s Iced Coffee // Review 

4 Jul 18

Being on maternity leave, my days are filled with nappy changes, entertaining Freddie, catching up on the housework and attempting…

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An afternoon in the Confetti Fields, Wick 

2 Jul 18

As a keen (iPhone) photographer of my boys, I love the opportunity to visit new places with them and take…

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Restoring the floor with Innovo // Review 

1 Jul 18

Being pregnant is a wonderful thing.

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The Me and Mine Project // June 2018 

30 Jun 18

June has been a really lovely month for me and my boys.

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