• Event

    A virtual Moonpig Christmas event: Including Flower arranging and cocktail making

    Disclaimer: I was sent the items featured below from Moonpig in exchange for this post all words and images are my own. Going to a shopping centre at the moment for me isn’t my idea of fun. I went a few weeks back with Alby and honestly, I hated it. I just felt on edge all of the time. So, for now, a lot of my shopping for the festive period this year will be online. A mix of high street stores and also small independent businesses. When it comes to getting special cards even when there isn’t a global pandemic happening I always use Moonpig. So I was so…

  • AD,  Reviews

    AD| OrganiCup and Acessories: How I found them as a mom of two

    *I was sent the OrganiCup and accessories for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own* If you have been a long time reader of my blog. You may have seen a post I wrote about my periods after having Alby. Well if you didn’t read it a short recap is basically since Alby was born my periods have never been the same. For the last 2 1/2 years, I have been having very heavy periods. That at times have stopped me doing things or going out for the fear of leaking. Many a morning I have woken up and had to get changed straight away…

  • AD

    AD| 5 ways to save money on your wedding

    *This is a paid post Back in 2016, Jordan proposed to me in the most beautiful way ever. He got Ava a baby grow on that asked the question and it was amazing. Were now 4 years on and we’re no further on now then we were back then with actually getting married. Which I’m fine about as to me marriage isn’t the bee all and end-all. We have children together and that’s the biggest commitment ever I personally think. One of the reasons we haven’t done anything about it is because of the cost of a wedding. Over the last four years, we have had another baby and also…

  • AD

    AD|Overnight stay at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn via Red Letter days

    Back in December I was very kindly gifted an overnight stay at The Three Horseshoes Country Inn from Red Letter Days. I Gifted this on to my brother and sister in law. As they were due their first child in January and I thought it would be nice for them to getaway. Once she was old enough and they could get back to being a couple for a night. As anyone who has had a child will know how hard it is to find time to be a couple and not Mom and Dad. 2020 has been a strange year due to COVID so their stay has been a little…

  • Blog entry

    Just when I though Asthma wasn’t a problem in our house anymore – updated

    Just when we thought trips to the hospital because of Asthma was a thing of the past . Last weekend I ended up in hospital not because of Ava having breathing difficulties but because Alby was. I will take you back to when it happened. As I know people have said in the past they have found it handy me describing to them what happened. The thing is with Asthma it can flare up at any time and knowing the signs that something isn’t right can really make the difference. I had been out at a physio appointment and had come back in to both children snuggled up in blankets having…

  • Collaborative

    5 ways to ensure you have a good nights sleep

    This is a collaborative post Sleep it’s something we all need but sometimes don’t get enough of. I find a lot of the time that I go to bed and things start spinning round my head. Which then stop me from getting to sleep. My mind can run for hours and with two children that still wake in the night . It makes for a very unsettled nights sleep with not many hours of actual sleep. I have been trying different things to ensure that when I go to bed my body is ready for sleep and that my mind is clear. Here are my top 5 ways to ensure…

  • School

    Why I’m sending my daughter to school in September whilst covid is still circulating

    The world at the moment is still a scary place . Even if people are acting like it isn’t . Covid is still present and is still something I worry about daily . Despite this we will be sending Ava to school in September and it’s something I have never really questioned. The last few months for Ava have been hard like it has for many children. She is a social butterfly and not being able to go to nursery and see her friends has been really hard on her. She had a lovely circle of nursery friends that she probably will never see again. As she won’t be going…

  • Blog entry

    Potty training a boy isn’t actually any harder than potty training a girl

    Alby is now fully potty trained . It’s been pretty plain sailing . I was actually really worried about potty training Alby as I heard so many times that boys are harder to potty train than girls . Don’t know why but so many people I know have said their boys just seemed so much more laid back and weren’t bothered by potty training. Our potty training journey with Ava was so easy like too easy . I think she only had maybe 2 accidents. Non of which were poo accidents so that was amazing . If I’m being honest she has more of an issue with toileting now at 4 then…

  • Reviews

    Dantoy Bio-Toy pretend dinner set |AD Review

    AD\ Includes a gifted item and affiliate links for Amazon. When buying toys for your children do you look at what they are made from? If they are ethical products. If for some reason they break can it be recycled? or is it just going to be another toy that ends up in a landfill and takes 100’s of years to break down? If your looking for a more green alternative for children’s toys then Dantoy is a great place to start looking. We have very kindly been Dantoy Bio-toy pretend play dinner set. Which as a play prop is perfect. Both of my children love to pretend to have…

  • Advertorial

    Inexpensive ways to have healthy teeth and mouth|AD

    *This is a paid post .This product was gifted by Colgate, but all views are my own If I’m being totally honest oral health and healthy teeth wasn’t really something that I used to give much thought to. If they looked clean after I brushed them then I was happy. Then I became pregnant with Ava and near the end of my pregnancy I started to get a really bad toothache. Which then turned into an abscess which then led to me having a root canal that failed. So I ended up having my tooth taken out at the hospital. It was so painful and because I was pregnant and…

  • Blog entry

    Visiting Dudley zoo after lockdown

    Coronavirus has made me very nervous about taking the kids anywhere there may be a large number of people. However, we wanted to celebrate my birthday last week and also do something nice for the kids. So we went to Dudley Zoo. Before going we took a quick look on their website to see what their new procedures were for booking. As I have seen many places are now only taking online bookings. Dudley zoo is also only taking online bookings. You also have to pick a time slot you want to go to. You have to arrive at this time but you can stay as long as you want.…

  • Collaborative,  Reviews

    Loungewear looks and Tye Dye T-shirt from Femme Luxe Finery review |AD

    When it comes to my clothes at the moment comfort really is key. I’m currently juggling working from home, looking after my children 24/7, and also keeping on top of the house. So comfy clothes and loungewear sets are really what I need in my life. A couple of months ago you may have seen that I was sent some clothes from Femme Luxe Finery to review. They have very kindly sent me some more pieces to review. Again I got to pick which items I wanted to review. So when I was looking through their website. I went straight to the loungewear sets as I really liked the high…

  • Reviews

    SEAMS silk touch hand and nail oil: Review

    During Lockdown I don’t know about you but my hands have taken a battering. I have found myself washing my hands a lot and it’s mainly because I’m paranoid and want to make sure that I’m as germ-free as possible. When I was at work I was using a lot of Antibacterial gels and sprays to make sure that my hands and my environment were clean. This made my hands so dry and cracked. Thankfully I had my SEAMS hand cream that I had been sent for a gift guide and I cannot explain how much of a lifesaver it has been. I suffer anyway with dry cracked hands and…

  • Blog entry

    Dougie’s Diary series 1 : Review

    Both my children are book lovers. From a young age, we have read to them and looked at different printed media. Working in the Early Years for many years I have learnt why books are so important. Children can learn such a lot about books. Most of the time they don’t really realise they are learning. I have recently been gifted some new books to add to our collection and they are series one of Dougie’s Diary by Mandy Khaira. There are 5 books in the first series of Dougie’s Diary which covers a wide range of different topics from how important it is to say thank you to everybody…

  • Blog entry,  Reviews

    So Sand DIY satisfying studio review |AD

    At the moment I’m always on the lookout for something new and exciting to entertain the kids . For my two if it’s a sensory activity it’s going to be a winner and one they will want to play again and again . Last week we were sent the So Sand DIY set . Which has been out nearly every day since we have had it and they haven’t got bored of it . The So Sand DIY set comes with Bags of sand with magic sand components A variety of different tools you can use to cut and shape the sand. The So Sand DIY satisfying magic sand studio.…

  • Blog entry

    Switching up my exercise during Lockdown

    Fitness for me has never been the top of my priority list even though it should be. I always thought for me to get fit I needed to go to the gym or differnet classes.With Jordan working shift patterns and me working part time and having the kids. It something that I never got the time to do. For a lot of people being in lockdown has given them the time to do things that they have been putting off. We no longer have the excuse of not having the time anymore. At the start of lockdown I was loving running I was doing couch to 5k and really enjoyed…

  • Blog entry

    Aska Maternity Movement bracelet : Review

    Near the end of my pregnancy with Ava I was in an out of hospital a lot with reduced movements. It was such a scary experience. Thankfully as soon as I got on the monitor at hospital she would always wriggle around and I felt like I could breath again. I would always worry that the nurses at the hospital would get sick of seeing my face. Which they didn’t of course they were always so reassuring and lovely. It’s only been just over 2 years since I was last pregnant and the different products that have come out in that time are so different to what I had during…

  • Gift guides

    Father’s day gift ideas

    With us still in lockdown and many of us not really wanting to venture out to the shops to look for father’s day gifts. I did a bit of hunting for you. Below I have been gifted a range of different products to share with you. These Father’s Day gift ideas you will be able to purchase online which with the way the world is at the moment is perfect. Stationary gift ideas Jordan is at university so stationary gifts are perfect for him. He also takes a note pad to work with him so is always on the look out for a new good note pad. This Moleskine notebook…

  • Reviews,  sponsored post

    loungewear looks from Femme Luxe Finery review |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 comes to being in lockdown there is one thing that you need and that’s comfy clothes. I have never really been one to wear joggers or leggings very often I’m a jeans kind of girl. But at the moment the last thing I want to do is put on a pair of jeans to sit around my house. Comfort really is key . The only problem was I hadn’t really got a lot of comfy clothes to wear. Thankfully Femme Luxe Finery have sent…