Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

This year I’ve been super organised and had a good think and look around at all the Christmas gift ideas for toddlers, and got everything early. Ultimately, this could mean a stress free run up to Christmas with just the wrapping to contend with, or potential danger as mummy sees more things to add. But our house is only so big and there’s not much more room for toys, so will try to keep the will-power strong and a padlock on the purse.

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Finding a work-life balance after returning to work.

I was asked to talk about my work-life balance by The Wooden Furniture store for their Family First Campaign. I’ve been back at work now for 10 months, the same period of time I ended up having off work, after Harrison was born. So every things back to normal, right? We’ve totally got this and I have such a good work-life balance, well not quite, not all the time.

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13 Halloween Days Out – inspiration for families near Doncaster

With summer officially over and the rain coats out of the cupboard. It can only mean one thing, that’s right get practicing your best spooky laugh, because Halloween days out are just around the corner.

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Cannon Hall Farm – Day Trips Out Review

We visited Cannon Hall Farm today, we’ve been before but today had special appearances from Pepper and George Pig. What better excuse than to go. They have different appearances through the year and advertise them though the website and Facebook page. There’s no extra fee, just a normal ticket price and under 2’s go free.

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Reaching 18 months breastfeeding – don’t ask me when I’m stopping.

We’re getting close to 600 days breastfeeding, and reached 18 months breastfeeding last month.

Wait until I lift my chin off the floor.

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Hyperemesis survivor – Finding light after the storm

I haven’t written or honestly spoken to anyone about my experience with Hyperemesis, other than two mums I met by chance.

I picked up subtle clues from what they said. The tiny disclosures that only another Hyperemesis survivor would only be acutely aware of.

I shared with these people more than I told my own husband.

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CBeebies Land Review

I visited CBeebies Land for the first time, with my 18 month old toddler on August Bank Holiday.

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5 ways to have more fun at bath time

Bath time has changed so much for us in the last  year, from gentle calm ripples in a bath seat, to a thrashing and screaming Harrison, trying to drench everything in a 3 metre splash zone.

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Why you should feel confident with your mum bod

‘Mum bod’ – Your changing body after babies

My second Mother’s Day is nearly here and looking back, what a year it’s been.

We’ve experienced so many firsts and a few lasts. First Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthday. First foods, words, steps….ah and the lasts. Last baby group sessions, days of maternity.

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Golden Boobies – How it feels 1 year breastfeeding

We hit a huge milestone last week. I achieved my Golden Boobies. It’s a breastfeeding award that celebrates a reaching a year.

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