• Our day

    Shopping stress

    Today me and my mom took Ava shopping as I needed a top as I am going to a wedding next week. Now Ava is bigger we converted her Silvercross into the pushchair as she loves to look around at what is happening around her and also I was getting a little worried about the amount of time she is spending in her car seat.( This was the start of my shopping stress). We got to the shopping centre and for the first time ever there was a parent and child space free straight away ( this never happens and I end up driving around for ages waiting for someone…

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    Nutty Putty review and giveaway !

    Today I got to be a little kid again and make things using rollers, cutters using Nutty Putty. When I was little I loved to make creations out of salt dough but I remember it taking for ever to bake and then most of the time it would crack and fall apart !!( so soul destroying after making the masterpiece for hours !!). So when we tried Nutty Putty today I was really surprised at how things had changed since I was little. The putty is a thick dough that can be manipulated to make different shapes. Once your creation is complete you can put it into the oven to bake and…

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    Arbonne products for baby and me

    Over the last week both me and Ava have been using some products from the Arbonne range and we have been really pleased with the results. Before I was offered some samples from the Arbonne range I had never heard about them. As I looked more into the company the more appealing their products were. They don’t use any animal products or by products, artificial flavours or artificial sweeteners . There is an extensive  list of other products that they don’t use to formulate their range, making them the best thing to use on both yourself and your little ones skin. I was sent the purifying cleanser and toner which I was so grateful…

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    Clair de Lune cotton candy range 😍

    We have been sent some lovely products from Clair de Lune for Ava this week . They are from there cotton candy range and are absolutely Beautiful The first product from there Cotton Candy range was the blanket. Now we use so many blankets as Ava loves to be wrapped up in them as she hates to be cold and this blanket is perfect for that. The material is so soft against her skin she loved to snuggle up in it and have a little nap. The blanket has a cute embroidered hearts and circle pattern on the material . The blanket is made from 100% cotton and washes really…

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    Dummy yes or no !

    I have worked in nurseries now for many years now. I was the first person to say I don’t know why they have got a dummy they don’t need it ! . A lot of parents will tell you.I was the one to take their dummy’s off them.On many occasions I have been given them to send to the dummy fairy . So when we knew we were having a baby I didn’t really think much about dummy’s .I did go and buy a pack just incase but didn’t really intend to use one . So I had packed my hospital bag and didn’t even cross my mind about taking…

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    A letter to Ava

    Dear my princess, Just incase you ever stumble upon my blog in the future I wanted to let you know why I have written all these things about you for all to read. Being a new mommy can be a lonely place and one day you will find that out (or may already know depending on when you have stumbled upon this ). This blog to start with was a place where mommy could connect with other people ! . It gave me another purpose in life not that being your Mommy isn’t more than enough it was just somewhere that I could be me !( you will also understand…

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    Our little puppy Milo gone but never forgotten

    A year ago we lost the best little puppy anyone could ever ask for !! . Growing up i was never aloud a pet as my mom is sooooo house proud and anyone who has got a pet knows that they can be messy little things . So we had looked forever thinking about what dog we wanted , as soon as we saw the advertisement for milo I fell in love straight away !! . Milo was half jack Russell half pug making him a jug and the cutest thing I have ever seen . When we went to look at him I was so excited and couldn’t wait…

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    Where has my baby gone !!

    The amount of people that have said to me cherish these first years as it will go so fast is unbelievable. I didn’t really understand what they meant until now !. I thought that Ava would stay this little baby for ages but this is not the fact. Over the weekend Ava has learnt to roll half way !! ( all the way is just so much hard work !!) at the time it was so exciting, we were both sat there cameras at the ready to capture this on film to show everyone and to have for ever to watch back. The more and more I thought about it the…

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    My first night out child free

    It had recently been one of my friends birthdays so me and another friend thought it would be nice to surprise her with a trip to the theatre to see a Queen tribute act ( this is her favourite group ever and if you are ever in the car with her and their song comes on you may need to cover your ears !!). This was to be my first night away from Ava since she was born and all I could feel about it was guilty !! the fact that I wasn’t going to be there for bed time, or if she was crying I couldn’t be there for…

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    Tiny Tindall Unique clothing & accessories

    Ava very luckily was sent a pink queen print dribble bib from Tiny Tindall to try out in return for an honest review. The material is of a really high quality and has been made with Tiny’s very own fabric. The bib was finished off to a very high standard using the same colour thread and also matching colour popper fastening. I really liked the fact that it fastened using a popper fastening,as many of Ava’s bibs use a Velcro fastening and they come off so easily or gets thing clogged in the Velcro. Making them unable to stick together. The Crown fabric is really cute and I loved it on Ava.…

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    organix’s finger foods- how not to make an Easter Bunny !!

    Every week me and Ava go and visit her little friend Freddie and his Mommy Jess. So when Organix asked me to do some Easter fun creations using their finger food Carrot sticks and apple rice cakes, I knew the right little man for the job. Freddie is now one and has loved trying the different products the Organix range has to offer during his eating journey so far. So we were sent some lovely recipes for do using the Organix products . I had gathered some other fruit to make bunny’s using the rice cakes and carrot sticks. I also went and brought some Organix Strawberry and Apple Gummies…

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    Boobie Beads stopping children chomping on jewellery that may harm them

    Ava is always putting her fingers in her mouth and if I have a necklace on then she will suck and chomp on that too. This is always a worry of mine as she may cut herself on my jewellery and if I’m honest who really knows what germs may be on your own jewellery.So when I was sent a Boobie beads teething necklace to review I was so happy. We have brought Ava many teething items over the past few weeks and she hasn’t been interested in them at all. So I really didn’t know how she would take to the necklace. As soon as I put it on…

  • Our day

    My morning so far

    Last night Ava went to bed at 7.30 and didn’t wake till 8 this morning ( Thank god as I was really tired ). She woke up had her bottle and went back off to sleep ( thought to myself right this gives me enough time to get all her bottles ready, feed the dog and make myself look more human !). I wish things were so easy it started with me having to chase the dog around the house because no matter where you put your socks or pj’s she finds them runs off and enjoys to chewing them !!. so running up and down the stairs is  my…

  • parenting hurdles

    Baby led weaning whats it all about ?

    In the next few weeks food will start to become more of a role in Ava’s life and me being a picky eater myself makes it more important to make sure that she has a varied diet and not be like me. The embarrassment of going to someone’s house for lunch/dinner and not liking what they have cooked is horrid and this is something I don’t want Ava to have to deal with. ( My Mom and Dad tried really hard with my eating. I am just really picky and stick to what I know I like ). When looking at all the different feeding strategies baby led weaning seemed…

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    The sick feeling

    I am not feeling sick because I’m poorly or pregnant !! ( not yet my body needs to recover ), I am feeling sick at the thought of going back to work. I know people may think Ava is only 12 weeks old and your not going back to work potentially till January so whats the problem . I just don’t know how I am going to trust someone to look after my little baby girl . Which is crazy because for years now I have been telling parents not to worry they will be fine. ( literally going to eat them words now !). You have to put so…

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    My top 10 baby buys that are actually worth the money

    Having a baby there is so much stuff you need to get. But what products are good and what are a waste of money. Below are my top ten baby buys I think every parent needs in their life. Ewan the dream sheep– We have been really lucky with Ava’s sleeping right from the start she was going about three hours through the night !!( I know a lot of mommy’s were jealous about that). When she was a couple of weeks old she started to become harder to get to sleep without us holding her and this is something we didn’t want to do. One night when Jordan was…

  • Our day

    Our first baby class

    So today I grew a pair and took Ava to my first baby class by myself !. The worry started before I even left the house , what should I wear ?( this isn’t normally a problem I have I just wanted to make sure I looked like a good mommy, how ever they look !). To make my morning that little bit more stressful the dog just didn’t want to come inside and being late is one of my pet hates so this was stressing me out a little. Its like she can just sense when were going out and I’m in a rush as she tends to by…

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    Our day

    Today we got messy

    We are really lucky that just down the road from our house is an arts and crafts shop that offers a place for you to take your children to get creative. You can do anything from sticking and painting at your table to pottery. A plus side of Codsall Hive is the yummy food and drink they have to offer, making it a perfect place to come and meet your friends and also entertain the kids ( bonus !). Today me and my friend did the mid-week messy canvas painting, for the small price of £10 you are given a canvas for your child to mark make on and a…

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    Stepping out to baby classes

    I remember when I was pregnant I had all good intentions that I was going to take Ava to all these amazing different classes to stimulate her . Well as I was house bound for the first 6 weeks because of having a C-section I think I lost some of my confidence with doing this . Don’t get me wrong me and Ava don’t sit in the house all day and don’t see anyone , I have taken her places but only where i have arranged to meet people I know . I think it’s the thought of walking into a room and not knowing anyone and thinking are all…

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    Why this all started !!

    I have known about blogging for a while now but thought why would anyone want to read about my life or would I even be any good at it ( being dyslexic my spelling is not the best and the thought of people seeing all my spelling mistakes did scare me a little ). Since having Ava I have met friends more and experienced a lot more different things ( like poo all over me at 3am !!). speaking to some of my friends they say just give it a go!you’ve got nothing to loose. So this got me thinking  I was nearly finished with all my uni work till…