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    AD: Parenting through the pandemic. How it’s changed us as a family

    This post is in conjunction with Boots Uk but all my thoughts are my own Being a parent is hard work. I often feel like I have so many plates spinning and at any moment one of them is going to come crashing down. This was before the pandemic and now I feel like being a parent has been made that little bit much hard. Never did I think I would be parenting through a pandemic! One of the main things for me during the whole pandemic I have found hard is being so isolated from people. We are used to meeting up with friends at least once a week.…

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    JD bug junior kids scooter from Skates: review

    We were sent two JD bug junior scooters from Skates for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. There are only so many walks you can do with the kids before you start to hear the words, I’m bored !!!! With a year of lockdowns and restrictions we have been on more walks than we have ever been on before. Then adding a dog into our family who also needs walking daily has made a walk in the woods less appealing. However I do worry about how much screen time my two have so I try anything to get them away from their screens and…

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    AD: two night out after lockdown looks for spring/summer from Femme Luxe

    The clothes pictured below were all gifted for free from Femme Luxe. In return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Things are starting to open up , nights out are being put in the diary. Which means the comfy lounge wear we have all be wearing for the last 12 months needs to be put away in the draw. To make way for more dressy up options. I have been sent some pieces from femme Luxe to help me to leave the lounge wear behind. I have put together two different looks one that’s more dressy and perfect for a big night out. Or maybe even to…

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    7 free or cheap activities ideas

    Even more so this year I feel that I want to provide my children with a fun summer holiday. The only problem is that days out cost a lot of money and like many people, money may be a little tighter this summer. We are hoping to take the children on a few bigger days out during the summer holidays, but there will be days where I just need some free or cheap activities to do with the kids. For me planning in advance means that I have a selection of different activities I can call upon. It means that when the kids start to moan they are bored I…

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    Modibodi period pants, classic bikini and classic full brief: review

    *We were sent two pairs of modibodi pants for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own* Since having Alby I have really struggled with my periods. Something just changed after having him and I have the most awful periods that are really heavy and also pretty painful. I had never experienced periods like this before. Over the last 12 months or so I have been trying different period products to see if they can help me. Not just products that help ease the pain but ones that make my periods more comfortable and environmentally friendly. I have recently been sent two pairs of modibobi period…

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    Mother’s Day gift guide 2021 gift you can buy online

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching and for us in England restrictions mean that non essential retail will still be closed. So again many of us will turn to the internet to get something special for our mother’s. Below are a few gift ideas I have been sent which you can purchased online. Maybe even get them sent to your mother’s house directly so they can receive some happy post this mother’s Day. Mermaid three miniature set The mermaid miniature set includes 3cl bottles of mermaid pink gin, mermaid salt vodka and mermaid gin. At £16.50 for the set it’s the perfect gift to give your mother this Mother’s Day. It…

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    Geomag confetti review

    AD| post contains gifted items and affiliate links. With the children spending more time at home and the weather not being the best. It’s important to have a range of different things for them to explore and play with to keep them entertained. My two at the moment are all about constitution toys. We have recently been sent the Geomag confetti set to try. We have some other Geomag sets in the past and they have loved them. So I was hopeful that these would be the same and that they would keep them entertained. We receive the 88 piece set which contains 44 magnetic rods in 4 different colours…

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    My experience of having Covid-19 and not displaying any of the three main symptoms

    I have spoken to so many people who have had COVID-19. Each person has experienced different symptoms has recovered differently. For some there are more long term effects. These people range from early 20’s to 60 plus. It’s affecting a lot of people and each person has their own story. So I thought I would share mine . As maybe someone is feeling the same but because they don’t have the three main symptoms they think they are fine. Just going about their daily life. Isolation period started My isolation period started because I had been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19 . This in itself…

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    Valentine’s gift ideas for him and her that can be brought online

    This year we know for certain their won’t be any fancy meals out for Valentine’s Day . Instead it will be spent at home, which lets be honest is how we’ve spent most of the last 12 months. Even more so this year it’s nice to have something to look forward to . Valentine’s Day may not be something you normally celebrate, but with not a lot else in the diary. This year may be the year to celebrate this day with your partner. Or even just with the kids, thinking about all that’s happened over the last 12 months and to celebrate making it through. Here are a selection…

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    Femme Luxe high wasted joggers- AD

    I was sent the products shown below from Femme Luxe finery for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. When it came to clothes in 2020 comfort was key . Spending a lot of time at home or exploring the local woods I needed something that was comfortable. 2021 has started with me wanting the same comfort from my clothes. I don’t even know the next time I will be popping on a dress to have a night out. So I’m all about the comfy trousers. If you had asked me what my day to day style was I would have said typical mom style.…

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    AD: Giving your puppy the best start with natural healthy dog food

    AD This post is in conjunction with James Wellbeloved but all thoughts are my own When you make the decision that you want to add a dog to your family, there are so many things you need to consider. Where will they sleep? How going to toilet train them? Most importantly, what are you going to feed them?  This for us was one of the main conversations we had before Luca came home. The breeder had Luca on a brand of food we had never heard of and we didn’t know what to do for the best.  After hours and hours researching and talking to our vet about it, we…

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    Where to Look When You Need A Website Developer

    This is a collaborative post The internet can be a minefield. With so many search results and companies screaming ‘’We’re the best!” it’s east to see why finding a website developer can be a long process. Whether in you’re in need of a total redesign on your website or a professional to do Search Engine Optimisation, it is important not to take the task of finding a web developer light heartedly. But when do you know when you’ve found ‘the one’? As a rule of thumb, a professional web developer who is truly worth their price tag will cover all of the following points. Site speed In the modern age, no…

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    Motif photo book and Calendar: review and giveaway

    I have been sent the photo book and calendar for free from Motif. In return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Who would have thought this time last year that we would be heading into a global pandemic? Which completely changed the way we live. Not seeing family and friends for months on end and being furloughed from work. If I’m honest I didn’t even know the word furlough until around March this year. It’s easy to think about this year as the year we stayed at home and did nothing. Which isn’t actually correct.. well not for us anyway. Yes, we haven’t been on holiday or…

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    Pregnancy- a true account of what it is like being pregnant

    Being pregnant is a hard time in any women’s life . It doesn’t matter if you have the easiest of pregnancies something will happen and you will think wow I wasn’t expecting that or this really isn’t fun. Morning sickness is vile and it’s not just in the morning it’s something that can happen all day. Or if your lucky like me can even wake you of a night. Thankfully once I hit the 20 week point my morning sickness subsided. But I’m sorry to say this isn’t the fact for everyone. As I have known women to have morning sickness right up until they give birth. Your ever-expanding waist…

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    EasiYo yogurt maker – Making yogurt easily at home- review

    * I was sent the EasiYo yogurt maker for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own* If I have learnt anything from lockdown it’s that my children eat so much. I mean they finish a meal and are already thinking about the next snack or meal. When they were at school and nursery I didn’t really realise how much they actually eat. One of the things they eat a lot of is yogurt. So when I was asked if we would like to try the EasiYo yogurt maker. I was interested to see if it would help me keep on top at least one snack…

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    AD Handprint Christmas cards which you can easily do at home with children

    AD :To be able to put these crafts together I was sent a voucher for hobby craft to purchase some craft items. Christmas this year is going to be a weird one for many of us. It’s made me reevaluate what Christmas is all about. The thought of not seeing some of my family on Christmas Day makes me feel sad. Christmas for us is about both mine and Jordan’s family coming together. Enjoying good food and just generally having a fantastic time. The way I have shopped this year has changed a lot also. I used to love taking one day off in December and going Christmas shopping with…

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    7 reasons why having a puppy is like having another child

    You may have seen that we have just had a puppy called Luca . He is such a beautiful little thing but gosh it’s like having another baby. I knew it was going to be hard work as we’ve had dogs in the past but this made me realise that for sure don’t want another baby ! Already in a few days he has changed so much and is setting in. However there are some things that remind me of the early days of having a baby. 7 reasons why having a puppy is like having another child. They keep you up at night The first night was really difficult…

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    Pre-Winter Lawn Care Tips

    This is a collaborative post Winter is definitely not the time you want to be spending lots of time tending to the garden. Luckily, you don’t have to. Small jobs here and there in the run-up to the coldest and frostiest time of year can go a long way to helping your lawn and garden, in general, survive the winter. Piling on a few layers and your winter coat and heading out in the garden once or twice a month can be all that’s needed to keep your grass in top condition, as spending too much time in your garden in winter can actually do more harm than good. Here…

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    Adult Christmas gift guide: presents you can easily buy online

    This year for many Christmas shopping will be done online. I know this year I will be doing more and more online so I don’t have to go to the shops. You can get literally get anything online now. I have very kindly been gifted a range of products for free in return for inclusion in this gift guide. All products can easily be purchased online. From present ideas like a Tile slim to some yummy chocolates. I hope you enjoy the selection of gift ideas I have put together. Tile slim I can be the most organised person at times. Like I have lists for everything, I like things…