TOMY Toy Review: Spin & Splash Jellyfish; Shake & Sort Cupcakes and Aquadoodle

I don’t know who was more excited for our delivery of TOMY toys, Lily or me! I’m such a kid at heart and I love it when Lily gets a new toy to play with. We were lucky enough to receive three TOMY toys through the post to review. Here’s what we thought.. Spin and Splash Jellyfish We love a bath toy, and one that doesn’t include squirting water out as those only seem to last five minutes before they get that black water mould on them, and have to be chucked. This fun toy fills up with water and then […]

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Happy Father’s Day: Thank You To The Dads

Happy belated Father’s Day! I hope you’ve all been spoiling the men in your life rotten. Or if you are a Dad yourself I hope you’ve been thoroughly spoilt! It’s often discussed how hard it is to be a woman, as I’ve spoken about in the past. But let’s not forget the men out there too, specifically the Dads. The unsung heroes they often get a bit of a hard time. Popular memes talking about Dads as the back up slightly rubbish irresponsible parent. About children walking past Dad on the sofa and going to ask mum for a drink (although […]

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How We Chose Our Nursery, Or Rather How Our Toddler Did…

I’m of the opinion that nursery is fantastic for young children. Often thought of more as a childcare solution for parents, nursery is so much more than that. It is the start of their education journey. An opportunity for them to learn through play in a sociable environment. Developing both their early academic skills but more importantly their social skills. Don’t get me wrong it is convenient for us that Lily will be attending nursery on the days that I work, so childcare is a part of it. But even if I wasn’t working I would still take her. Lily […]

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Back To Blogging & A Good Catch Up

I’m back from a small blogging break! It’s been a mixture of lots going on, as well as a bit of writers block. For the last few days I’ve been struggling with what to write about. So instead of talking about a certain topic, I thought I’d do a catch up post on what Lily and I have been doing lately! Beach Days Isn’t it so nice that the sun has been getting its hat on a bit more! We’ve spent a lovely few afternoons at the beach lately. Lily has a great time throwing stones in to the sea, […]

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Toddler Father’s Day Craft: 3D Card For The Suited & Booted Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, if you’re other half is anything like mine it is impossible to guess what they want. I’ve always had the same with my dad as well, so this year I’ve decided Lily and I will make a few bits. Starting with this cute little 3D card, perfect for those suited and booted dads out there! Here’s how I did it: What You Need 2 pieces of coloured paper Scissors 2 buttons/large sequins PVA glue Bits and bobs to decorate Step 1. Now bit of a disclaimer, I always pride myself on my toddler […]

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Birthday Party Tips For A Stress Free Day

Recently Lily turned 3 and I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! We threw her a small birthday party to celebrate and much to my relief it was a total success! Truth is though, I didn’t have to spend much time or effort planning it! That sounds awful, but I mean it in a good way. It was simple but effective, and stress free. In fact her birthday itself was great fun too, as we took a trip to the zoo with some of my family. With pre-school children I know some parents don’t go the whole hog with […]

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Crimson Publishing ‘Mum Hacks’ Book Review: Time Saving Tips You Need In Your Life

Recently my life feels ultra manic. juggling work with Lily along with housework, cooking, family days out, it can get a bit crazy. So it’s great when someone shows you a “Mum hack” that can save you time or energy, and you can then put that energy towards something much more important like family time. Then there are the fun hacks or the hacks that can just make life as a parent run slightly smoother. For example I have my own mum hack about leaving my tea on the radiator in winter so it keeps it warmer longer! One that’s […]

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3 year update: Lily’s Birthday Celebrations!

Today is Lily’s birthday! I can’t believe it was 3 years ago that our adventure in to parenting began. So much has changed in that time, not only has Lily changed so much from that tiny baby, but I’ve changed a lot too. The developments that happen to our children in the first few years is really astonishing. When I think back to that 7lb baby who couldn’t even smile or helps her head up, and now my big girl who never stops talking and running around! Speech and Language This time last year, Lily was saying odd words but […]

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“Cherish Every Moment”: Is It Possible?

This may have something to do with the fact that I’ve been away from Lily all day and therefore also away from the stresses and strains of being around a toddler for hours on end. Along with the fact that I am so broody at the moment! But I was just tucking Lily in to bed and looking at her and had a little soppy moment. It feels like lately she is becoming so much more of a little girl rather than a baby. I know she’s not been a baby for a while now, we have had the full blast […]

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20 Facts About Me!

You may have seen the #20FactsAboutMe Tag going round lately, I love it as so often we end up blogging about our family and others and we don’t speak much about ourselves. I have loved discovering more about the men and women behind the blogs!     I’ve been tagged by the fantastic Erica over at The Incidental Parent, she came up with a great list of facts so go over and have a read of hers as well! So, here goes my 20 Facts About Me: 1. I don’t drink caffeine, but I love coffee, so go for decaf […]

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