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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 So Bomb DIY 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…

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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…

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    4 best online survey sites to earn money

    This is a Collaborative post Wouldn’t it be easier on our wallets to just take a couple of online surveys and earn some extra cash on the side? Of course, it would. Not only is it a pretty simple gig to approach, but it’s also quite fun. Let’s dispel the rumors about online surveys being a scam by saying they’re not. However, that also depends on which paid online survey sites you’re visiting. With this in mind, you’ll have access to the most legal way to earn some extra dough with relatively less effort. To ensure that you’re not being taken for a ride, we’ve prepared a list of some…

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    The Merry Hill pub and grill Wolverhampton: review

    We were very kindly gifted a family meal for free at the Merry Hill pub and grill in Wolverhampton. In return for an honest review . All opinions are my own. On entering the pub I will say I was a little concerned with how our experience was going to be. As many of the windows to the main door and enternace area had been smashed. It didn’t fill me with confidence that this was a pub that I would want to take my family to. However we did go in as we thought we would give the pub the benefit of the doubt. As this may of been something…

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    Philip Kingsley making everyday a good hair day

    We were sent the Philip Kingsley products shown below for free in return for an honest review. However all opinions are my own. Since having children my hair has changed so much. Being pregnant my hair becomes so thick and full of life. Then my babies are born and it all falls out leaving my hair thin and lifeless. It causes me anxiety as my hair just sticks to my head and I find it hard to do anything with it. So when the people over at Philip Kingsley Contacted me to see if I would like to try some of their products. I was intrigued to see if they…

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    Make your own nachos at home :recipe

    We were sent a £10 Tesco food voucher to use towards the ingredients used in this post Our evening meals need to be quick and easy but still healthy. Ava isnt the best at eating so it can be hard to get her to eat most meals. However the one meal she does love is loaded mince nachos. It’s quick and easy to do and she loves the fact that she gets to have ‘crisps’ with her evening meal. Loaded beef mince Nachos To make your own Nachos you will need Minced beef 1 onion 1 pepper sweetcorn 1 Jar of bolognaise or Chilli sauce 1 bag of Nachos Grated…

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    Teether baby boutique brother and sister hoodies : review

    We were recently sent two hoodies from Teether baby boutique in return for an honest review. Also to host a giveway.All opinions are my own I was recently contacted by the lovely people over at Teether baby Boutique. Who are an online uk based baby boutique. They have some really lovely pieces for all occasions and at fantastic prices. Although they are called baby boutique they actually do items for older children and adults too. They asked me to look over their website and pick an item for each of my children. Having a flick though their website . I saw they did a really cute tshirt that that said…

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    Hape wooden toys solar power circuit train set : review

    We were sent the Solar powered train and circuit train set from Hape for free .In return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Hape wooden toys are one of my favourite brands for children’s toys. Mainly because they go above and beyond .To ensure that their products and the production of their products are environmentally friendly . I am a lover of wooden toys they look so much nicer especially Hape wooden toys . They last longer and most importantly are better for the environment. Hape wooden toys are some of the nicest wooden toys we have had. We were recently send the solar powered train and…

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    Mother’s day gift guide

    We were sent the items shown below for free in return for a feature in this gift guide. Mother’s day is a day to celebrate Moms and all the things they do for us. Whether it’s your first mothers day of 50th mothers day you should be made to feel special. Here are a few gift ideas that would be perfect for all types of mothers. From gifts for moms to be to gifts for the environment conscious moms. Soda stream A SodaStream is the perfect gift for a mom that like a little fizz through the day but doesnt want it to be full of sugar or caffeine. I…