• Blog entry

    Picking the right primary school for our daughter

    One of the biggest decisions we are going to have to make for Ava is going to happen very soon. That is what primary school we will send her to. I cannot believe that this is a decision I’m going to have to make very soon. I know it’s a cliche but it really doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since she was born and it has gone so fast ! Ava at the moment goes to nursery three days a week and she loves it. She has loved going to nursery since she was little . I have never had to crying goodbyes or the not wanting to go .…

  • Blog entry,  review

    Christmas Eve boxes made by The Enchanted Wood Company

    I’m actually really excited about this Christmas. Mainly because it’s the first year I feel Ava actually understands what happens. She talks very often about the things she would like to ask Santa for. Also that she’s not going to cry when she she’s Santa this year ! Yer I bet lets see hey when we go and see him what she does. A few years ago I wrote a post about Christmas traditions which included a wide range of traditions that families do. One that came up a lot was Christmas Eve boxes. These have really grown in popularity over the last few years. I’m seeing more and more…

  • review

    Lully the musical bear making sure children and parents sleep at night

    We were recently sent Lully to be featured in a gift guide for 2 year olds. After having used Lully I really wanted to do this product justice. I didn’t want to skim over how brilliant it is I wanted to do a full review. So here it is ! Since we moved house Alby at night had become hard work . He no longer settles himself off to sleep. He wakes numerous times in the night. Which always end in him coming into our bed . He will then sleep but I won’t. I will have a knee in my back most the night and will literally be hanging…

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    Bringing life back into my Autumn/Winter wardrobe with the #AceWinterRefresh Challenge

    This post is an entry for the BritMums #AceWinterRefresh challenge sponsored by ACE for colours powder. Get help for all kinds of stains with the Ace Stain Helper http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ and pick up the range at your nearest Morrison’s store or buy online on Amazon. I don’t know about you but I love the colder months mainly because of the clothes. I feel a more confident version of myself in my Autumn/winter wardrobe. There is nothing more comforting then a big knit jumper on a cold winters night. Many of my clothes like most mom’s I know are older than their children. They dig out the same winter clothes year upon…

  • Gift guide

    Adults Christmas gift guide

    We have been sent the below products for inclusion in this gift guide. All opinions are my own. Year upon year I’m finding it harder to buy gifts for the adults in my life. Mainly because they are in a position to buy themselves the things they want. So I like to find them things that maybe they haven’t used before or things that would be a bit more of a treat for them. So take a look below at some of the bits I think would make a perfect gift. Self care gifts As parents finding time to look after yourself can be hard . This is why for…

  • Collaborative

    Moving house checklist: what you will need to do on the run up to moving

    This is a collaborative post We moved house before the summer . The run up to it was one of the most stressful thing I have done . Having two kids adding to the mix made for a fun time ! I would pack a box and they would unpack it. They would then ask for their ‘favourite toy’ which they hadn’t played with for months. Which resulted in me unpacking more boxes to find this one toy that they didn’t even want that badly it turns out. There are however something I’m glad I did which made things less stressful so I though I would share with them with…

  • Advertorial

    Win a Cadbury’s Christmas party pack with wow free stuff

    We have been sent the Cadbury’s Christmas party pack for free. In return for sharing with you the wow free stuff giveaway Right I’m going to come out and say it . It’s nearly CHRISTMAS!!!!! Yes I know it’s only October but for us we don’t celebrate Halloween. So as soon as October starts I start thinking about Christmas. Plus the fact that I have both kids children’s Birthdays in the festive period . I really need to be on my game . Be organised if only to make my life easier and less stressful. Can you believe I actually brought my first Christmas present in July. Which for me…

  • Collaborative

    Help with energy bills for a family home

    This is a collaborative post Having a family and a busy home means there’s never a dull moment. It’s chaos, but it’s wonderful too. Despite it being extremely rewarding, there are drawbacks, the main one being money. Let’s face it, kids are expensive!energy bills go through the roof once a little one comes along. If you need help with energy bills and keeping a lid on your monthly outgoings, here are some simple yet valuable tricks to save money. Replace your old appliances It may seem daunting to think about buying new home appliances, but the money you’ll save in the long run completely outweighs the initial investment. Older models of ovens, fridges, dishwashers,…

  • Blog entry

    A quick guide: taking a baby outside on a windy day

    This is a collaborative post As Autumn has already caught up with us, we are likely to encounter some very blustery days in the upcoming months, therefore when it comes to taking your newborn baby outside in these conditions, it’s important that you dress them up right so that they are comfortable for the entire trip. Let’s look at some of the top tips to make sure your little one is kept warm in the blustery conditions: A Myth: Wind causes ear infections As there a lots of myths surrounding this topic it is important to clear up that having a baby out in the wind will not result in them getting an ear infection. This is because the location of an…

  • Blog entry

    3 year engaged and still no wedding plans made

    In December 2016 Jordan proposed to me in the most loveliest way ever . It was really a magical moment we had put the Christmas tree up making the house feel all festive. Then he comes down with Ava in a baby grow saying Mommy will you marry my Daddy ? It was just so beautiful and I couldn’t of asked for a more magical way of him asking me to marry him. Nearly three years on and we haven’t made any plans for a wedding . When I say any plans I mean none we haven’t had the urge to look at venues. I haven’t been dreaming of going…

  • Blog entry

    My bodies still changing 18 months after having a baby

    I know all to well how pregnancy can change your body . For one moment I didn’t expect that my body would still be changing 18 months on . Since having Alby I have had heavy irregular periods . I wasn’t on any form of contraception to control my periods either as I wanted to get back into my normal cycle naturally. I really don’t like taking any form of medication unless it’s completely necessary. As the months passed by I noticed that my periods were getting heavier and heavier . To the point where I was worrying about going out the house . For the fear of being away…

  • review

    The Rose and Crown Wolverhampton : review

    You may have seen a few months we reviewed the Merry Hill pub and grill which is part of the Sizzling pubs chain . We were very kindly asked if we would like to review another of their pubs . This time we went to the Rose and Crown on the Penn road in Wolverhampton.  Sizzling pubs serve what I would call typical pub grub. Feel good meals that fill your tummy without a huge price tag. The food though is still of a good standard and tastes yummy.  There are a variety of deals going on through the week . One of them being kids eat for £1 with…

  • review

    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…

  • Blog entry

    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…

  • Collaborative

    Why It’s Worth Spending Money on High End Trainers look

    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 be worth splashing out for…

  • review

    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.…

  • Blog entry

    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…

  • Blog entry

    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…