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Our Summer of Adventure Bucket List 

28 Jun 18

*A collaborative post with Disney Store UK  The sun is out and the countdown to the end of term is…


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How To Create A Feature Wall For Your Living Room 

28 Jun 18

*A collaborative post  When we think of a feature wall, we think of something that instantly grabs the eye and…


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Inspiring the next generation with the Müller Anniversary Games 

27 Jun 18

*Post in association with Mumsnet and British Athletics  It’s less than a month away until the fifth Müller Anniversary Games…


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Grab a bargain this summer with Britax Römer 

27 Jun 18

*Post in association with Britax Römer  I do love a bargain.


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How well travelled are you? Take the quiz and win! 

26 Jun 18

*An advertorial post  Are you off on your holidays over the summer? If you’re not (or even if you are)…


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Bedside sleeping with the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper // Review 

26 Jun 18

When Freddie was born, I knew that I wanted him to sleep next to me.


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A weekend away with the family at Dunston Hall // Review 

25 Jun 18

At the end of May, we had a weeklong trip to the seaside.


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Our Shilton boys // June 2018 

17 Jun 18

June Siblings // A look at how my Shilton boys are getting on together plus some of my favourite photographs taken of…


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Imaginative play with Tonka Diecast Vehicles // Review and a giveaway! 

15 Jun 18

If there’s one toy that Olly, my five year old son, has loved since he was little, it’s a diecast…


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Life lessons my Dad has taught me 

14 Jun 18

This Sunday it’s Father’s Day here in the UK.


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BRIO Metro Railway Set // Review 

11 Jun 18

It was a miserable Monday morning, Olly was at home poorly with the chicken pox and already getting a bit…


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Magical Steps to a More Family-Friendly Home 

11 Jun 18

*A collaborative post The family home is an important sanctuary for you and your children, and you need to make…


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Freddie // Five Months Old 

10 Jun 18

Yesterday our ‘not-so-little anymore’ Freddie was five months old.


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18 summers 

9 Jun 18

I recently saw a post a friend had shared which said we only have 18 summers with our children and…


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Sweet Dreams with Merifor Cotbed Mattress // Review 

8 Jun 18

As much as I’m in denial, Freddie is no longer a newborn and every day is a step closer to…


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Nine months in // Reception 

7 Jun 18

As I walked home from school yesterday morning, I had a lump in my throat.


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A postcard from Norfolk // May 2018 

5 Jun 18

Last week over half term we escaped to Mundesley in north Norfolk.


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A modern Father’s Day Gift Guide // 2018 

5 Jun 18

*Post in collaboration with Braun With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 17thJune if you need the reminder) I’ve…


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8 tricks to get your children to go outdoors 

5 Jun 18

*A collaborative post  Are your children spending too much time indoors? Not playing outside could be having a detrimental effect…


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5 ways to make your garden family friendly 

1 Jun 18

*A collaborative post Having a garden is all well and good if it’s suitable for your family to enjoy it…


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Half term beach days 

31 May 18

*Post in collaboration with Yazoo No Added Sugar  Being landlocked in the West Midlands, we really love a day out…


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The Me and Mine Project // May 2018 

31 May 18

May has been a bit of a mixed bag for us.


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Calpol, cuddles and coffee // Life lately 

29 May 18

*other brands of liquid paracetamol are available! When your children get sick, they come first and everything else has to…


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Britax Römer DUALFIX i-Size Car Seat // Review 

28 May 18

At the beginning of the year, Britax Römer launched their latest multi group car seat, the DUALFIX i-Size.


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An afternoon with Bambo Nature 

24 May 18

A couple of weeks ago, Freddie and I were invited to Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens in Northamptonshire for an afternoon…


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Trying to conceive and struggling? // Can PROCEIVE® help? 

23 May 18

Before anyone asks, no, we’re not trying for another baby.


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5 ways to save money on maternity leave 

20 May 18

*A collaborative post Being on maternity leave is brilliant.


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Our Shilton Boys // May 2018 

15 May 18

May Siblings // A look at how my Shilton boys are getting on together plus a couple of my favourite…


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All aboard with the BRIO Travel Station Set // Review 

14 May 18

One of the best toys Olly has ever been given is his BRIO.


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The Babystyle Hybrid Pushchair // Review 

12 May 18

The Babystyle Hybrid pushchair has to be one of the most beautiful pushchairs I’ve ever owned.


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Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day and Night // Review 

11 May 18

One of the things I was least looking forward to when Freddie arrived was his night feeds.


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Freddie // Four Months Old 

9 May 18

Today our little Freddie is four months old.


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Win a weaning bundle worth £80 for National Weaning Week 2018 

8 May 18

In just a couple of months Freddie will be 6 months old and our weaning journey will be about to…


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Saying thank you with Snapfish // End of school term Teacher gifts 

7 May 18

I can’t quite believe where this school year is going.


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Win Baby Show Tickets // Birmingham 18-20 May 2018 

6 May 18

The UK’s biggest and best pregnancy and parenting event of the year is set to return to the Birmingham NEC…


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This is the last time I start again // Slimming World 

5 May 18

How many times have you read that before? Over the last 8 weeks or so, I’ve been attempting (really badly)…


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The Me and Mine Project // April 2018 

30 Apr 18

Another month of 2018 gone, April was a lovely month for us looking back.


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Fisher Price Kick ‘n Play Musical Bouncer // Review 

27 Apr 18

As the days pass, Freddie is becoming more and more aware of the world around him and the days of…


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Five reasons why I love our Sleepyhead Deluxe+ // Review 

25 Apr 18

We have been using our Sleepyhead Deluxe+ pod ever since Freddie was born back in early January.


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Britax Römer Affinity 2 travel system // Review (2018) 

25 Apr 18

We are big fans of the Britax Römer brand having used a range of their pushchairs and car seats with…


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Bambo Nature Nappies // Review and Giveaway 

23 Apr 18

We were recently introduced to Bambo Nature, originally a Danish brand, specialising in eco-friendly baby products such as nappies, wipes…


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Storytelling Saturday at Bensons for Beds 

23 Apr 18

On Saturday, I took the boys down to our local retail park in Wednesbury for a spot of storytelling.


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The elephant in the room 

15 Apr 18

This post has been tumbling through my mind for a few weeks now.


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Our Shilton Boys // April 2018 

15 Apr 18

April Siblings // This is our fourth link up to the Siblings series and I’m loving seeing the photographs of…


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Sharing my blog identity with Signomatic // Review 

12 Apr 18

I started blogging many years ago, in fact it was ten years ago this year that I first wrote my…


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A family stay at Crewe Hall // KidsAdvisor 

11 Apr 18

Whenever we go away for a night we always do our research; what are the rooms like? What about the…


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Personalising comes easy with Easy2name // Review 

10 Apr 18

As a little girl I loved things with my first name on.


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Freddie // Three months old 

9 Apr 18

They say time flies when you’re having fun and this certainly applies to me being on maternity leave.


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Tackling home renovations with Clearabee // Review 

6 Apr 18

As the owners of our home for almost 15 years, there aren’t many rooms of our modest little terraced house…


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My top nappy changing tips with Bepanthen // plus giveaway 

6 Apr 18

Freddie is now twelve weeks old and we are well into the swing of the regular feeds, disturbed nights and…







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