5 ways to relax with the family this Christmas

With both of my girls now old enough to fully appreciate the magic of Christmas, I am so excited for the festive season this year.  There’s definitely something about December that just puts a big…

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A Christmas fairytale at Lapland UK

It’s difficult to tell who was more excited by our visit to Lapland UK, me or the kids! This place is such a magical experience that I can tell we will remember it for years…

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How to put together the perfect Christmas Eve box

There’s something undeniably magical about old traditions, but it’s also something very special when you create new ones as well. We didn’t have Christmas Eve boxes (nor Elf on the Shelf) when I was little,…

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‘Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, every creature was stirring even though mummy tried to be quiet as a mouse. The stockings were strewn on the floor by a chair, With…

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How much should you spend on Christmas for your children?

Is it just me, or has Christmas arrived earlier than ever and become even more about the buying than ever this year? I feel like the pressure weighing down on parents has ramped up. And…

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Tips for hosting the perfect Christmas

This Christmas I will be hosting seven of our nearest and dearest, nine if you count my two children! To say I’m a bit nervous would be an understatement. But it’s one of those things…

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Festive flowers to get you in the Christmas spirit

As a parent of two little sleep thieves I am a big fan of cutting corners. If I can claw back a few minutes, I will, because I simply don’t have any spare time these…

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Getting festive with stockings from The Christmas Cart

Now that I have two children, Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning for me. Last year I was just a couple of weeks post-delivery with my youngest and I wasn’t really feeling up…

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Christmas gift guide for babies and toddlers

Shopping for the children is the most exciting bit of Christmas for me, apart from the actual day itself. I am particularly looking forward to giving presents to my toddler this year, as at nearly…

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All I want for Christmas is… to not receive these bloody nightmare gifts for my kids

Having children really does add another dimension to the magic of Christmas. Their excitement is what it’s all about. On the other hand, it’s also when us parents are bombarded with a whole pile of…

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How to prepare for a Christmas baby

A newborn baby is the best gift you can welcome at Christmas. However Christmas is a busy period at the best of times. Family tensions that threaten to boil over if people don’t hold back…

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Christmas jumpers for babies and toddlers

I cannot wait for Christmas this year. My toddler is now old enough to really appreciate all the fun of the season. My baby will have just turned one so she may just about be…

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Christmas gift ideas for her: Budget vs blow the budget

Welcome to the first of my Christmas gift guides! I’ve decided to do guides for her, him and toddlers. I loved compiling this one because these are all gift I would love to receive myself.…

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