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Here you will find blog posts about everyday life of being a parent. The ups and the downs. Times things went well and I wanted to share them with you all and the times when I was near rock bottom and needed to share it with someone. These blog post are like a form of therapy for me I write what ever I'm thinking about at the time. In the hope that someone has felt the same and can tell me it's going to be okay. Or if you land on my page at 3 o'clock in the morning after the 5th hour of being awake with your little one. You will be able to see that were all in the same boat. We all get through it, so keep on going your amazing !

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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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    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 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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    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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    Scruff-A-Luvs Blossom Bunnies review and giveaway

    We were sent a Scruff-A-Luvs Blossom Bunnies for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. We often go to the free zoo the garden centre to look at the animals . Every time Ava sees the bunnies she asks me for one . We just don’t have the time at the moment to have a pet bunny. Thankfully though we have been sent a scruff-A-Luvs blossom bunny for Ava. It’s like having a pet bunny, they need the love, care and attention to transform them from a ball of matted fur into a fluffy cute bunny. The only way you know what bunny you have…

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    Scruff-a-Luvs Blossom Bunnies giveaway

    We were sent a Scruff-a-Luvs Blossom Bunnies in return for an honest review. All opinions on our review are our own. We were also lucky enough to be given one Scruff-a-Luvs Blossom Bunnies to giveaway. This will be sent to the winner via the brand. For more information regarding giveaway terms and conditions please visit our terms and conditions page. If you have come over from my review then will know all about the blossom bunny we had. This cute little bunny has become Ava’s new best friend. She is even taking it to bed alongside her much loved bunny that she has had since she was a baby. If…

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    February favourites 2019- Things I have been loving this month.

    Febuaury has just gone past in a blink of an eye. For us it’s been a busy month trying to get all things sorted for the sale of our house. Also we are buying a house so we are having to sort a lot of paper work and we seem to be working to certain dates to have things in by. So I feel like the month has just flown by working towards these dates. Although this month has gone quickly there a few things I have been loving this month. They are a little random and maybe not necessarily things you would expect to see in this sort of…

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    Moving up the property ladder and buying our forever home

    I have been wanting to write this post for a few weeks now but if I’m being honest I have been a little scared. If you have been reading my blog for the last year you would know that we haven’t really had the best of luck with selling our house. We have had two buyers pull out. Really cheeky people asking if we could leave most of the contents of our house. Along with a horrible time with Purple Bricks estate agents. I think we may now be moving up the property ladder and buying our forever home. I can now say as I touch every piece of wood near me  We have sold our house !! .…

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    Speech and language activities to promote language development in pre-schoolers

    Ava is a good talker but I would say she has been a little bit behind where she should be with her speech. A lot of the time she would say things and only myself or Jordan would know what she was saying. Mainly because we spend a lot of our time with her so we got used to how she would say things. Even if they wernt the correct way of saying things. I noticed that she was getting a little lazy with her speech and we wernt helping things because we didn’t correct her when she wasn’t saying things properly. So over the last few weeks we have…

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    The perfect welcome mail and other next steps for my blog

    This is a Sponsored post This year I really want to take my blog more seriously. Over the last 3 years my blog has changed so much . The posts I used to write in the early days are nothing like I write now. I used to write a post just so I could get one out on that day even if anyone didn’t read it. It’s not till I stepped back and realised that quality is better than quantity. So now I make sure that every post I write I write it because I want to, I put in the time and make sure it’s perfect. I also dont…

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    Valentine gift ideas to suit all

    Valentines Day is a bit like marmite you either love it or you hate it. If your a lover of Valentines or your just wanted to give your loved one a little gift here are some valentines gift ideas for you. Seams Hand Cream I’m a big fan of a fancy hand cream especially in the winter months. The Seams hand cream is the perfect present for anyone that loves to look after their hands. It was originally created for couturiers to help mend and soothe their skin. Their hands are the most important tool and they need them to be on top form. The quick Absorbing cream leaves hands…

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    Film recommendation: “Tully”, a manifesto of modern motherhood

    In collaboration with Emily J The film “Tully”, recently in theatres and now available on the new streaming platform Chili, may definitely be considered a manifesto of modern motherhood. Motherhood is often portrayed in movies to a degree that real mothers have themselves looking at their own homes and lives and saying, ‘yeah, that’s notrealistic’. “Tully”, however, is changing this. In “Tully”, you see the messy house, zero sleep, exhaustion, and how motherhood has affected main character Marlo, a frazzled mother of three,played by actress Charlize Theron.Charlize Theron explained in an interview with People magazine that self-identity and motherhood is something that Marlo struggles with, and that she is not…

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    January favourites- What I have been loving this month

    I see quite a few vloggers doing favourite videos and have always wanted to do one . But with going back to work and literally having no time spare they have never been done . So I thought I would pop them all in a post to share with you.   January Favourites  Tv programmes Now I watch a lot of telly I’m a lover of all random kind of programmes from the soaps to Ru Paul’s drag race . This month though has seen some new programmes comes onto my playlists. Orphan Black Now this is a series on Netflix’s that has 6 season and about 10 episodes per…

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    How we got our two year old to stop wearing a night nappy

    Ava has been out of a nappy in the day since June . She really did so well with her potty training it was so much easier than I thought it was going to be. Once I knew we had the day sorted with no nappies I thought it was time we started to think about taking away the night nappy. For a few weeks prior to taking the nappy away at night I made a point of checking her nappy in the morning to see if she had done a wee in it. 9/10 it was dry , so I started to talk to her about taking it away…

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    5 reasons why children should go to nursery

    Since becoming a parent I seem to have become apart of a lot of parenting groups . A lot of the time if I’m honest I just scroll on past and don’t really read many of the posts . Mainly because they are parents posting pictures of a rashes asking what is it . Now I’m now Doctor so I don’t like to put my penny’s worth in just incase someone takes my word for it .I have however seen a lot of posts over the last few months about nurseries . If people send their children to nurseries . You may not know but I have worked in childcare…

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    5 things I have learnt whilst selling our house

    Selling your house is so stressful . I would say that the whole selling process has caused me more stress then my children together. Which is just ridiculous .There are some things that I have learnt along the way . If you have sold a house do you agree with any of these ? 5 things I have learnt whilst selling our house People are just cheeky We have had quite a few viewings over the 12 months our house has been on the market . A lot of people have asked what comes with the house . Which I half expected them to ask. So I explain that the…

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    Taking a break can give you the boost you need to start again

    This Christmas is the first year since having my blog that I haven’t really shared much on social media. Or written any posts. Even when Alby was first born I was getting posts out sharing how we were doing. This year though something felt different. I wasn’t getting the urge to write like I have before. I was just enjoying being in the moment not worry about photographing it to share on Instagram. Or making notes so I could write about our day once the kids had gone to bed. I was starting to let my blog overwhelm me. I was constantly working on it in some way or another.…