Mother’s Day Craft: Footprint Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! It’s come round so quick! If you haven’t got a present yet for your Mum, or if you’re a Dad reading this and you haven’t got anything on behalf of the kids for your other half yet…Do not fear. This simple yet thoughtful craft is easy to make and will make the receiver very happy. Here is how you make a beautiful bunch of Footprint Flowers, we gave these to Joe’s mum and she loved them. And if you don’t fancy this craft, or are looking for another, you can see my Mother’s Day Medal […]

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Hetty and Betty: Gifts and Home Decor to make a Beautiful Home

I’ve been lucky enough recently to receive a few beautiful items from Hetty and Betty, a gift and home accessories online shop. We are also able to offer our readers a special 10% off discount code! You can find it at the end of the post! What Did We Think? We moved in to our family home over 2 years ago now. For the first couple of weeks Lily and I stayed at my Mum’s, so that Joe and my in-laws could decorate the new place without us having to live among paint and wallpaper. They got the upstairs done, […]

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Oh My Blog: Natalie from Floral Republic & Her Mum

I’m really excited to be taking part in Oh My Blog this month. Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them! This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and we’re hosting Natalie from Floral Republic. 1. Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What does she do? Reveal her age if you dare! My mum is […]

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15 Bugbears I Have Now I’m A Parent

At every stage of life there are bugbears– those things that irritate you immensely. For example when you’re a toddler it’s pretty annoying when your parent’s won’t let you have chocolate for breakfast. Or when you’re given a drink in a purple cup when you wanted pink. In fact, pretty much everything is annoying for you when you’re a toddler- hence all the tantrums. When you’re a teenager it’s annoying when your parents snoop in your room, or won’t let you go to a party. At this stage in my life as a parent myself I have many, many bugbears. So […]

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International Women’s Day: Words of Wisdom For My Daughter

It’s International Women’s Day today. Being a woman throughout history has been hard to say the least. Whether it’s been due to a lack of any kind of say, or vote. Or how millions of women throughout history have died whilst giving birth. It is without a doubt that being a woman has never been easy. Even today we are in a world where on average women still get paid less than men, and there are fewer women in high powered jobs. So today I have come up with a list of advice and words of wisdom, to hopefully help Lily […]

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Mother’s Day Craft: World’s Best Grandma Medal

Another month and another occasion drawing nearer… this time it’s one of my favourites- Mother’s Day! I love Mother’s Day as it’s the start of spring, the days are starting to feel a bit brighter, flowers are starting to show their faces, and it’s a day to give your mum a good spoiling. As a mum myself I love getting spoilt too! As Lily and I have discovered a love for all things arts and crafts I decided this year to MAKE my mum’s presents rather than buy them. Plus what Grandma doesn’t adore a homemade gift from their darling […]

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Terrible Twos & Tantrums: 1 strop, 2 strops, 3 strops, more!

Argh! The terrible twos have come late to the party, and bit us on the bum! Or maybe it’s early threenager: Lily will be 3 in May. Up until now, excluding about 3 months some time between the age of 18 months and 2 when she decided to throw tantrum after tantrum about the smallest of things, she has always been a pretty relaxed little thing. I think that tricky blip was due to her suddenly realising that she was this independent person. She wanted to do her own thing, and did not want to be told no. Luckily for us that […]

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DECHOX with the British Heart Foundation: Day One

Day One …DAY ONE, I need to do 31 days of this!! Help!!   I decided to sign up to give up chocolate for the month of March to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. It’s a great cause so if I can even raise £10 towards helping it I’ll be pleased I did something. I thought that just cutting out chocolate would be relatively easy.. after all I can still have (chocolate free) cake, crisps, all sorts of goodies. But it’s not chocolate!! I’ve already had a couple of sponsers so I definitely can’t bail out.. I would […]

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3 In The Bed And The Little One Said… Part Three

You may remember a couple of my previous posts: 3 In The Bed… Part 1 and Part 2. Well the issue of nighttime has come back to light lately. Yet again we are trying to get Lily to sleep through in her own bed. Background The sleeping issue: When Lily reached a year old I decided to stop all night feeds, however the knock on effect of this was that she stopped settling at night when she woke up. Whereas before I would feed her at midnight and it would get her sleeping through until morning, since cutting that feed she would wake up and […]

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12 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having A Baby

Preparing to be a new mum is a mixture of excitement and nervousness. With so much needed to prepare for your new bundle of joy it can be overwhelming. People start giving advice before the baby’s even been born- do this, don’t do that. It all becomes a bit confusing. With this in mind I have written a list of things I wished I’d been told before I had Lily. I’m sure there’s loads more things it would have been good to know, but these are the main ones. I’d love to hear other mum’s words of wisdom in the […]

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