Changing nappies, Changing times: A Bepanthen giveaway – Win £50 John Lewis voucher & 6 months supply of Bepanthen

Before we had the kids, I’d say my nappy changing skills were, along with my parenting skills, pretty basic. I guess I kind of had a head start, as I have four younger siblings who were all born after my teenage years, so although I probably didn’t jump at every opportunity, there must have been the odd nappy change in there in all my babysitting stints. But, nothing prepared me for the onslaught that the nappy changing days would bring to our finances, our technique and our squeamishness. I mean, you really know you’re a mum when you’re openly describing the colour and texture of your newborn’s bowel movement openly and with gusto. more “Changing nappies, Changing times: A Bepanthen giveaway – Win £50 John Lewis voucher & 6 months supply of Bepanthen”

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Tigs’ Dream Pet with Petplan

Our six year old daughter, Tigs, is a creative little soul. It goes without saying that when she was asked by Petplan to design her dream pet, we were sure that she would rise to the challenge. more “Tigs’ Dream Pet with Petplan”

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Expanding our family on National Sibling Day with @ZapfCreationUK

“To be completely honest, we were really hoping for a baby boy”. more “Expanding our family on National Sibling Day with @ZapfCreationUK”

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Taking a short break…

For some unknown reason Tig’s school broke up a week earlier than every other school in the area, meaning time and energy has had to stretch a long way over the last week! more “Taking a short break…”

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5 ways to combat loneliness as a new Parent

I was invited by the team behind the brand new social app, Pal, to consider how a brand new, up and coming way to make new friends n your area, to consider how something like this might be useful to new parents.

One of the things that strikes new Mums and Dads down isn’t the sleep deprivation, the constant questioning of how to ‘do’ having a baby, but the sudden feeling of isolation from life as you knew it. The vast amounts of time you suddenly have to fill with your new baby can be quite life changing, and it’s completely normal to have feelings of loneliness and crave some friendship with a common bond. more “5 ways to combat loneliness as a new Parent”

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#CoolMumClub on Instagram – March 2018 roundup

Happy Easter #CoolMumClub! Yes, it’s Easter Sunday, but before we all stuff our faces with chocolate, Roast lamb, family buffets etc etc let’s not forget that this also means it’s time for the #CoolMumClub Instagram roundup. more “#CoolMumClub on Instagram – March 2018 roundup”

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Num Noms Easter Hunt #NumNomsEasterHunt

With Easter weekend upon us, it’s inevitable our kids are going to be showered with chocolate and sugar from dawn till dusk and we’ll be out of cupboards to hide it all in before the weekend is over. We actually binned a couple of easter eggs left over from last Easter this week, to make room for the new stuff! Aaarggh! more “Num Noms Easter Hunt #NumNomsEasterHunt”

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Kent Wildlife Trust; Events getting you closer to nature this Spring

There’s no doubting the fact that we are a family of wildlife lovers. Always looking for an opportunity to get outdoors and experience a little bit of Kent’s finest green spaces, we have talked about visiting Kent Wildlife Trust’s headquarters, Tyland Barn several times, but never quite got round to it (because has it EVER stopped raining?!). more “Kent Wildlife Trust; Events getting you closer to nature this Spring”

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Guest Post: Becoming a long term Foster Carer in Scotland

*This is a collaborative guest post

There are thousands of children currently living with foster care families in Scotland but estimates suggest that to continue to meet the needs of children in care now and in the future, over 600 new foster families will need to be recruited. more “Guest Post: Becoming a long term Foster Carer in Scotland”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 97

Hey chickens! It’s already the final #CoolMumClub before our Easter break…seriously, how quick did that go? We are actually already on week one of three staggered Easter hols here at HQ and living the dream. Roll on tomorrow when Dad Muddling Through will be here to help man the fort, the Easter extravaganzas will get cracking and all will be well in our world! more “#CoolMumClub Linky Week 97”

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