Dancing On Her Own! Lily’s First Solo Dance Class

I started Lily at a local dance school when she was just 18 months old. She was still rather wobbly on her chubby little legs, and she mainly just ran around in the opposite direction to everyone else, but she loved it. The dance routine was the same every week, in fact it’s still the same now. So the children get familiar with it, and despite them doing it every week it still brings big smiles to their faces. When I first walked in to dancing I didn’t really know what to expect. None of the other mum’s really spoke […]

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Fingerprint Easter Card: Toddler Friendly Arts & Crafts

Another craft for another occasion! We love an excuse to get the arts and crafts box out.  Actually boxES- we now have two, plus a large section of Lily’s wardrobe dedicated to crafts. Who would have though it a year ago! This week we’ve been making Easter cards. I must admit I’ve never bought an Easter card for anyone and I’m pretty sure I haven’t received one either. But we thought we would make some as a nice arts and crafts activity. As usual this was totally toddler friendly so you’re not left sticking and gluing too much whilst your […]

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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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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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10 Ways I’m #RockingMotherhood

I’ve been nominated by Vicky at Being Tilly’s Mummy to write this post about the ways I am #RockingMotherhood! All too often us mums put ourselves down, so I love this tag! Most of the time I feel like I am not rocking motherhood at all, but this post forced me to think of ways that I am a good mum. After getting stuck at number 3 for ages I did manage to think of ten ways, so here goes! 1. Because I love my daughter The most simple and obvious thing. But loving my daughter means I give her […]

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Christmas Celebrations: I’m Back!

Firstly I want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year! I had a small break from blogging over Christmas as we were busy seeing family and wrapping a million presents. It was strange not to be thinking about the blog as much, checking for comments, or looking up linkys. But I have missed it too, blogging has definitely become a part of my life now! We had a lovely Christmas, things have been stressful lately and it was nice to spend some time with family, and having Joe at home a bit more was nice. We spent […]

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The Tree of Life Brelfie: A Beautiful New Craze

There’s a new craze in town, the Tree of Life Brelfie, where mum’s are taking to the internet to post breastfeeding selfies in the hope to normalise breastfeeding, and what a fantastic thing it is. The people at PicsArt are helping mum’s to create the Tree of Life photo by uploading a photo of themselves breastfeeding, they then edit it with one of the stickers in the theme called “Tree of Life”. Next they put a “magic” theme over the photo, popular ones include “midnight”, “rainbow” and “flare”. The photos created are truly beautiful, and above all else women coming together to […]

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How to take dummies away-To D or not to D that is the question!

I never liked the idea of dummies, or as Lily calls them, D’s. You know when in your head BEFORE you have children you are this perfect mother.. In my head I would never have my child watching TV, or eating chocolate, or bringing them in to my bed with me, or… having a dummy. I had heard all the usual stuff, it ruins their teeth, their speech, I didn’t like the idea that it would be used to stop them crying rather than picking them up or giving them attention (as if it was that simple to get them […]

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A New Mum’s Gift Guide

If you are a new mum and you’re reading this looking for gift inspiration for your own gift list, or if you’re a new Dad looking for ideas for your other half, hopefully this will help. This is my list of great gifts for a new mum, because the latest perfume just isn’t going to cut it at the moment when you’re worried about the chemicals rubbing off on your baby’s newborn skin. Ear-rings that are yanked out by flailing arms, or a bottle of bubbly that you can’t drink for another 6 months or more until you stop breastfeeding are not […]

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