My house before and after children

Back when my husband and I were in charge of our house and what went where everything was kept in order. I’m quite a house proud person so kept on top of the chores and…

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25 family days out in Hampshire

Here’s part two of my blog series on family days out during the summer holidays. I’ve picked places that are on my list for the summer in the Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey areas. My two…

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A very un-British confession

I’m going to own up to something very shocking. It’s something that as a Brit you should never admit. Something that’s utterly taboo. Admitting it will see me ostracised I’m sure but I must get…

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Family friendly recipe: Tomato and basil pizza with harissa

We all love a pizza but we don’t love the guilt that comes with it. That’s why I often turn to this homemade version, when I have enough energy to manage making the dough from…

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25 family days out in Berkshire

The kids are nearly done with school for the summer. While they are counting down the days with excitement, parents are counting them down with a tinge of dread as they worry about trying to…

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My one month blogiversary

Page views 724 Twitter followers 220 Facebook likes 95 Instagram followers 112 Posts 30 Tweets 239 After a month of blogging I cannot believe I waited so long to start. Once I got over the…

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Why I’m ignoring the baby milestones

When you buy a brand new computer it’s useless until you go through several set up stages to get it working to its full potential. Every step is predictable, set, pre-determined. There are no surprises…

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The 8 stages of applying suncream

I am loving this weather but unfortunately the sunshine brings a rather trying downside. Applying suncream to a wriggling, screaming toddler multiple times a day. I find we go through the same routine every single…

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Essential maternity and nursing wear

When I discovered I was pregnant the first time I couldn’t wait to show off my bump. There are so many gorgeous maternity clothes out there for slobbing round the house, going out, work and…

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Dove’s PR nightmare

Transcript of advertising team campaign meeting * Ad executive: Right guys we need an ad campaign that’s going to speak to our key demographic and get people talking. Something topical. Ad flunky 1: How about…

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Wellington Country Park Review

Wellington Country Park, nr Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1SP. An animal farm, splash pad, mini train, adventure playground, toddler playground, sandpit, dinosaurs, fairyland, cafes, giant bouncy pillow and soft play. Think all these things involve a…

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The 7 stages of sleep deprivation

There’s a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture by the military. It has an impact on everything; your mental health, physical strength, skin, hair, resilience, appetite and ability to keep your…

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Family friendly recipe: Spaghetti bolognese

Hubby has always been a Dolmio Bolognese sauce fan. However when I perfected my homemade version he soon switched allegiances. Now we only have the jar when we’re both completely wiped out and looking for…

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Mummy’s grown-up cold

I’m wide awake and ready to play. I hope mummy and daddy have something exciting planned for me today. I had a good, big sleep. I did hear a noise when all the lights were…

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Why I wish I was a baby

Babies have no idea how great they have it. I watch my two and can’t believe it will take until they have children of their own to understand they’re on easy street right now. It’s…

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How I coped with sending my baby to nursery four days a week

When it came time to decide what we would do about childcare as I prepared to return to work full-time after my first baby I found the experience quite daunting. Me and my husband had…

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How I treated my baby’s eczema

One in eight babies may suffer from eczema at some point in their first months, according to the NHS. GPs will tell you there’s a lot of treatment choices out there, it’s just a matter…

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To the other mother

It’s funny how becoming a parent suddenly throws open the door to a whole new world of friendships. It is the world’s greatest ice breaker. You both have something similar to rant about, speak about…

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Signs my kids are trying to kill me

I don’t mean to sound big-headed when I say my kids adore me. I know they love their mummy very much. They always turn to me for a cuddle when they need to be comforted,…

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10 things I found different with my second baby

Making the decision to have a second child was an easy one for us. I think we both knew we didn’t want our first to be an only child and we enjoyed being parents so…

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