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    BABY born surprise eggs by Zapf creations : review

    I don’t know about your kids but Ava is obsessed with anything that comes in a blind bag and that’s miniature. She goes crazy for them . I was recently contacted by Zapf creations to see if we would like to review their BABY born surprise. These are a new collectable dolls that come wrapped like a blind bag . When I showed the picture to Ava she was so excited to see what they were like. The dolls come in a plastic like egg inside the egg is the doll and some accessories and a blanket and which keeps them covered . To make it more fun so the…

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    Why it’s important to teach children to give to charity.

    Today we did a job that I like to do at least twice a year . This is sorting through the kids toys . Deciding what they want to keep and then sending the rest to charity. I know most people do this sort of job when the kids aren’t around. As their kids like to hang on to everything and it becomes a very stressful situation. But it’s a great learning opportunity for children to be apart of . Children need to learn that there are other people in their world . People that are less fortunate then they are . That we should help these people and the…

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    The Wonder Weeks : A stress-Free guide to your Baby’s development: review and Giveaway

    Knowing what’s wrong with you child and is there a reason for it can be hard . Is it developmental or is it just them ? That’s where the Wonder Weeks book comes it . It’s a book that’s full of information on stages of a child’s holistic development. This book gives parents the piece of mind that’s what their child is doing is actually ‘normal’ . I don’t know about you but I find comfort in the fact that I’m not the only parent on the edge because their child is going through a faze. Especially with sleep . Being sleep deprived is something you cannot practise for before…

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    Why It’s Worth Spending Money on High End Trainers

    This is a collaborative post Sometimes, when it comes to fashion, or even to basic essentials, we have to decide when it is a good idea to spend more on higher end branded products versus when it is better to just buy the cheaper options. For clothing, one area where it can be well worth going for the luxury items you really like rather than simple, basic cheaper products, is with trainers.  Here are some of the reasons why we think it is a good idea to check out the latest ranges from major designer brands.  You’ll Wear Your Trainers a Lot! One of the main reasons why it can…

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    Eye cream complex and lip treatment balm from Nakin : review

    Nakin is a brand I really trust a brand that I have previously been gifted items of but then have gone on to buy them again and again because I love them so much. I have very kindly been sent their eye cream complex and lip treatment balm to try and I have been using them for the last few weeks. I wanted to let you know how I have been getting on with them and if they do what they say they will. Lip treatment balm I’m not normally one to put on lip balm. I don’t really know why as I do actually get dry cracked lips often.…

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    How to use an Ikea spice rack to organise your child’s bedroom

    Decorating a room can become expensive . Let alone adding all the finishing touches to make it look perfect . Here are 3 ways I used an Ikea spice rack in my daughters room. To add the finishing touches I wanted but on a budget. Ikea spice rack book shelf Ava has a lot of books and has a book each night before she goes to bed. We didn’t really have anywhere nice to display some of her books. I started to look at book shelves but they were so expensive . Then came a search on Pinterest and I can across loads of pins about transforming Ikea spice racks…

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    House update three months in

    This is a collaborative post We have been in our house for nearly three months now and we have don’t what we have wanted to do in most of the rooms now . We were really lucky that the decor wasn’t actually too bad . We just needed to make it more our taste. We needed to make it more of a family home interiors more child friendly and fresh. The first rooms we did was the kids . As anyone who has kids will know . Moving house is a big thing for them. The sooner you get things settled the better. So their rooms were our first on…

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    Caravan checklist of things you may not of thought of

    There is an affiliate link in this caravan checklist post. A few months ago we went on our first family holiday to a caravan. I haven’t been on a caravan holiday since I was a child. I have such fond memories of caravan holidays. Spending time with my nan, aunty and cousin. So I was really excited to take my own children to a caravan and make happy memories like the ones I have. Packing to take children away is a mammoth task. Especially with British weather you don’t know if it’s going to rain or be brilliant sunshine. So you end up taking the majority of your wardrobe just…

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    Quadrilla marble run construction : music motion from Hape review

    I remember so fondly as a child making marble runs . I don’t know what it is about it but it’s so satisfying. So when the lovely people over at Hape asked if I would like to try their Quadrilla Marble run construction music motion I was really excited to relive my childhood. What’s in the box 77 different pieces from tracks to wooden blocks that the marbles fall through onto the chimes. 22 marbles . So plenty just incase some go missing Construction of the music motion from Hape I will start by saying do not do this with a toddler around . You will get to the second…

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    How to wean your toddler off the bottle easily

    We are coming to the end of what seems like a life time of having bottles in our house. It’s not something that has happened over night. We have been doing small changes to get to the end goal of no bottles. I thought I would share with you what we have done. Just incase any of the things we have done will help you. How to wean toddler from bottle Dropping the nap time bottle This was the first thing we did. I started to notice that Alby wasn’t really needing a bottle to go down for a nap. He was just messing around with it. Or throwing it…

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    Am I working too many hours ?

    For the last few months now I have been working more and more hours. I have gone back into nursery and I’m working longer hours than I have done since having children. The thing is it’s not just me doing more hours at nursery the children are too. We are up and out the house for 6.45 and dont get back in till half 5 some days. The nursery I’m in is the one that Ava goes too so I see alot of her. Which has both it’s positive and negative points. Positives I get to see her and her friends play.I get to see things that I don’t normally…

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    So Bomb DIY vanity case – review And giveaway

    We were sent the So Bomb DIY vanity case for free in return for an honest review. All opinons are my own. You may have seen that recently we reviewed the So Slime colour changing slime. We are back with you today with another product from this family which is the So Bomb DIY vanity case. What’s in the vanity case In the case you will get 5 different fragerence colours 5 packs of bicarbonate of soda 3 plastic moulds 1 pack of sprinkles 3 adorable figurines to hide in your bath bomb 1 pipette A set of stickers to decorate your case What to do You need to start…

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    Baby to love my first learning cubes- Review

    We were sent the my first learning cubes from baby to love for free. In return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Both my kids love building blocks. It’s the first toy out the toy box in the morning and it’s something they will actually play nicely with together. The my first learning cubes from baby to love come in a pack of 12. They are not your usual vibrant in your face colours. They are beautiful pastel colours. Which I really love. These are not just your normal building cubes. They have different textures on them,shapes,numbers and animals. Which I think are just so cute they…

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    A different way to advertise your brand- USB makers – Review

    We were sent some branded USB’s from the USB makers for free in return for this post. All opinions are my own. Getting your brand or business out there is hard . Advertising can be an expensive game and in my day job of nursery marketing manager . I have had first hand experience with how the smallest of advertising ideas can end up costing a lot of money. Money that a lot of small companies don’t have spare to spend . Recently USB makers got in contact with me and was shared with me the different ways they can add your logo to a variety of different USB’s .…

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    At what age should children have a mobile phone?

    This is a collaborative post The world is a different place than what it was when I was younger. To have a mobile phone meant that your parents had a good amount of money. They didn’t have colour screens to start with and once your credit was gone that was it. Nowadays it seems like children are having phone younger and younger not just any phone but the latest models. I see children I would guess at saying 14 years of age that have a better phones than me. They are glued to their phones whilst out at family meals and only put it down to eat. Which I personally…

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    Moving into our new home

    We have been in our new house just over two weeks now and we couldn’t be happier . Our family life has just been running so much more smoothly the kids are happy and settled and I just love our new home. Our old house did us good we were there for 5 years . In that time we had two dogs two children and it held a lot of happy memories. There was nothing wrong with our old house we just out grew it . Kids have a lot of things and new houses are known for not having a lot of storage space . So more space was…

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    How We Used Comparison Sites to Choose the Best Mobile Tariff for Us

    This is a collaborative post With thousands of offers to be had across a vast multitude of websites, finding the right phone contract has become a monumental task. We wanted to make sure we were paying the right price for both the handset and the amount of calls, texts and data we needed, so we used comparison sites to find the very best deal for us.  In the process we discovered comparison sites are awesome, showing us deals we would have never found on our own. Some sites even offer rewards if you buy through them, so even if saving money wasn’t benefit enough, rewards should sweeten the deal.   Today…

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    So Slime DIY colour change slime shakers: Review

    We were sent the So Slime DIY colour change slime shakers for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own Slime is just one of those things that kids love. They love to get all messy and cover everything in sight with slime. A while ago now we reviewed the So slime DIY case which Ava absolutely loved. This time we have very kindly been sent the colour changing Slime. Which Ava was over the moon about especially as it has little unicorn toys inside. Just like the other Slime Kits from So slime. This slime is really easy to make and takes around 5 minutes…

  • How to teach money skills to children
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    How to teach money skills to children

    We have been making more of an effort recently to ensure that Ava doesn’t think that money grows on trees. I want her to understand that money has to be earned and once its gone its gone. I will hold my hands up and say I spoil my children but they do know that when I say no to something it means no. Ava being older doesnt kick off she knows that I may not be able to get her something at that moment in time but when I have the money she can have a treat. So this is how to teach money skills to children. The skills you…