Furnishing the box room to create a fun kids bedroom

Like many people across the UK our family of four live in a three bedroom mid terrace 1930’s build. And, like many other families this means that one of the family is lumbered with the box room. This honour usually goes to the last born, the smallest and the youngest. But they don’t stay little forever. more “Furnishing the box room to create a fun kids bedroom”

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Powering through potty training with ACE

There couldn’t really be a more perfect time to road test a range of cleaning and laundry products than during Potty Training, could there? more “Powering through potty training with ACE”

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Thinking of going back to work? Two things to make stay at home Mums more employable

Leaving full time employment to become a stay at home mum can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. But, it can also be one of the most challenging. Apart from being able to spend all your time with your precious bundles of joy, you life can feel somewhat lacking as you leave behind the part of your brain that used to be stretched in a work environment. more “Thinking of going back to work? Two things to make stay at home Mums more employable”

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The Mum beauty tip exchange #ExpertsInBeauty

When Ellisons contacted me regarding their #ExpertsInBeauty campaign I was really excited to talk about the topic. Steering away from the conversations we have down at the park or soft play cafe about potty training, child behaviour and horror stories of sleepless nights, I was happy to talk about us – the parents for a little while.

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30 hours of free childcare – can it work for you?

It seems like the parents of the UK have been screaming for more support in helping Mums (and Dads) get back to work and lessen the crippling costs of childcare for a long time; something I felt had a huge impact in my decision to not return to work after being made redundant. more “30 hours of free childcare – can it work for you?”

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Creating our perfect family garden

Over the years on my blog and instagram feed it’s been pretty obvious that my family and I are huge nature lovers, gardeners and ‘outdoorsy people’. Or perhaps, we are just middle aged. Either way the small space that we tinker and treasure like a right pair of Monty Dons hasn’t ever really had the honour of it’s own blog post. A travesty which is about to be corrected. more “Creating our perfect family garden”

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Get #DressedByTheKids for @oxfam Friday 16th June @dressedbykids

This Friday, you might want to forgive a few dodgy wardrobe choices on the school run. Not that you’d ever judge a dodgy school run outfit now, would you? 😉 more “Get #DressedByTheKids for @oxfam Friday 16th June @dressedbykids”

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GUEST POST: 7 Intriguing science experiments for your kids

Science can sometimes be daunting to kids. We can’t blame them all the time, either. It’s mostly the fault of dull textbooks that fail to explain the subject clearly and in a fun way. As your child has a much shorter attention span than you or any other full-sized human being, they need to be presented important information in a fun way. more “GUEST POST: 7 Intriguing science experiments for your kids”

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Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss

They say that ‘You don’t know what you have till it’s gone’ and that has certainly been the case when it comes to having a full head of thick glossy hair prior to embarking on the train destined for MOTHERHOOD. more “Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss”

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– BLOG BREAK –

If the events of the past week have taught me anything, it’s the importance of the simple things in life. Family time, laughter and embracing our daughter’s’ childhood. more “– BLOG BREAK –”

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