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Alternative Gifts for Easter 2022

It’s almost Easter and I’ve been hanging ridiculous carrot bunting along my fireplace and looking up some fun Easter crafts for the kids to fill up the holidays. However, I’ll be honest. Ruben still has a few Easter eggs left over from last year, and Indiana can’t have normal chocolate because he has an allergy to cows’ milk protein – plus Steven & I are vegan, so I think we’ll leave the chocolate egg buying to the grandparents.

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#AD Peppa Pig Weebles Review

“Weebles Wobble but they don’t fall down!”- This has always been ingrained into my subconscious and sometimes I genuinely find myself just saying it out loud for no apparent reason. I never had any Weebles of my own, so when we had the chance to head to Smyths Toys Superstores and check out the new Peppa Pig Weebles, you better …

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#AD: Cats Vs Pickles New Reversible Plushes!

Hey cool cats and pickles!  One thing I didn’t predict to be a big part of life with a 3 year old is kissing several squishy cats and cuddley pickles from his Cats Vs Pickles collection goodnight every night – and this boy has a lot. So imagine his absolute delight when we were gifted two of the amazing reversible …

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Newborn Baby Essentials (0-3 months)

When it comes to having a baby, there is just so much stuff involved. Having had two little ones now, I can firmly separate that never-ending list of stuff into two categories: Items I literally could not do without, and Nonsense that the internet told me I needed and are basically just taking up space in my already-cluttered home. I …

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Two Months of Two Children

I’ve been a mother of two now for two months. Two months sounds like forever and also no time at all, all at once. In some ways, Indiana feels brand new, but he also feels as though we’ve always had him. It’s strange, and wonderful – which is how I’d describe most of parenthood to be honest.  Indiana Hugo Atlas …

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Summer baby essentials

Some of these products were gifted, and this post may contain affiliate links – neither of these things affect my content. My first born Ruben was born in December – the frostiest of winter babies! My worries were all about keeping him warm enough, especially making sure that he didn’t get cold in the carseat, knowing that they can’t wear …

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AD: Toy Story 4 Plushies

My husband’s two favourite films are The Notebook and Toy Story. We’ve not yet introduced by two year old to Noah & Allie’s love story, but from the moment he first watched Toy Story, he was absolutely besotted. To the point that we spent a good 6 months watching the 4 films over and over and over and over and …

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An open letter to my first born, before you become an older brother

The teeny-tiny love of my life. I’m watching you sleep, your little toes buried in the squishy flesh of my thighs, something you have done for as long as I can remember, almost as a way of knowing I’m here even deep in slumber. Long dark eyelashes resting on the softest cheeks. Cheeks that are no longer quite as chubby as they once were, now that you are growing.

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Visiting Thomas Land in 2021

Thinking of going to Thomas land at Drayton Manor and want to know what the rides are like? Or what the COVID situation is? I got you!  I am an incredibly anxious person, which is totally at odds with the fact that I’m a huge adrenaline junkie who LOVES theme parks, and also someone super spontaneous. Which is how I …

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My Baby was a Super Late Walker

My son didn’t walk until he was almost 2 years old and I spent every day for weeks googling. “When should you worry when your baby doesn’t walk?” “My toddler isn’t walking” “How to help my baby learn to walk” “Medical reasons for baby not walking” “Am I the worst Mum ever because my baby just will not walk?” And …