East Sussex Family Days Out: Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings Review

After watching Finding Dory recently I really wanted to go to an aquarium! I had some Tesco Clubcard points to use, so decided to redeem them and have a day out at Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, East Sussex. We arrived at around 10:30am on a Tuesday morning, after deciding to go midweek in the hopes it would be quieter. This worked as we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves! Arriving at Blue Reef Aquarium Upon arrival we were met by a friendly member of staff. After purchasing our tickets we were given a receipt that allowed us to go in and […]

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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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The Bedtime Tag Quiz

I am very excited to have been nominated by Natalie over at Hello Cuppies to answer a few questions in the Bedtime Tag! Let’s start… Describe Your Usual Bedtime Routine Lily is usually in bed by 7pm, it’s always me who gets her in to bed as she’s used to that and it works. Joe doesn’t get away with doing nothing though, meanwhile he will be preparing dinner for us. Once I’m downstairs we eat and then usually watch a few episodes of something. At the moment we are addicted to The Blacklist. I love the character of Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader […]

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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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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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3 in the bed and the little one said…Part Two

It has been just over a week since my post “3 in the bed and the little one said…I’m going to stretch out and boot you in the face”. As promised I’m doing an update on how it’s all going with attempting to get Lily to sleep in her own bed all night. So without further ado, here’s how the week went: Night One: The first thing we needed to do was convert Lily’s cot bed to its bed form. Easier said than done!! A lost instruction manual that was eventually found, and many swear words later the bed was […]

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Should I let my child watch Peppa Pig?

Lily loves Peppa Pig. She has Peppa Wellies, a Peppa hat, a Peppa car, Peppa figurines, Peppa toy buggy, Peppa cuddly toys… I could go on. Since Lily was about one she’s enjoyed watching Peppa Pig, at one point it was the only programme she would watch. At first it seemed a fun and harmless programme for her to watch. However increasingly I am becoming aware of its potentially harmful influence. Role Models The basis of the show (for anyone who has been living under a rock/child isn’t at an age for tv yet) is a family of pigs: Daddy […]

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Best Buys: The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep

I think I just hypnotised my child. Seriously. What I bought: The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep. A new way of getting children to sleep. By Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. How much it cost: £4 from Amazon. Lily has always been a pretty average sleeper. She’s never been one to keep me up the entire night even when she was a tiny baby so we do count ourselves lucky. However she’s also not been one of these magical children who sleep through the night from day dot. The struggle often occurs when it comes to settling Lily to sleep, once […]

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Breastfeeding and the Working Mum

When I was pregnant with Lily I thought I would probably be breastfeeding her for the first 6 months before switching to formula. Especially after a shakey start I was unsure whether I would even last that long. It took me a while to help Lily get the latch right, and once I had my nipples were so sore I felt like crying every time Lily fed. I also came down with mastitis 4x in the first 3 months. The first time we had to call an ambulance and I was admitted back to hospital for four days as it […]

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‘Tis The Season To Be Snotty… And Have Duvet Days

The leaves are golden and falling to the ground. The heating has come on as well as the jumpers. The evenings are getting darker earlier: It is most definitely Autumn. And as well as the excitement that comes with the winter months: Halloween parties, my birthday is in November and of course CHRISTMAS!! The colder months also bring about pesky colds and snotty toddlers. Last night Lily seemed a bit restless, I thought she sounded stuffy but hoped it was nothing. However sure enough today she is a little snot bag. I have been sneezed on approximately 500x and wiped her […]

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