• girls bedroom from their persepective
    Parenthood

    Girls Bedroom Ideas – from a girls perspective

    When we moved out of our flat and into a gorgeous 4 bed home. The kids would each have their own room. Emily and Fred were seriously excited to start decorating their own rooms. In this post Emily (11) will talk through how she planned her pre-teen ‘girls bedroom, from a girls perspective’ Creating a more ‘Grown up Girls Bedroom’ I wanted something light/pastel like but grown up – after all I am not exactly a kid with a little girls bedroom, I am almost a teenager. Mum set Pinterest up for me so I could search for ideas. I loved it. I had so many crazy ideas but on…

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    Parenthood

    Every mum feels ‘mum guilt’ – don’t ever feel alone

    Every mum feels mum guilt you have probably heard people talking about it. It’s usually something silly that we feel guilty for and it consumes us. We tell our friends and they laugh and they usually say “been there”. Most days I wish I could take Rachel’s approach and not have the guilt tearing me up, one day maybe, hopefully. Mum guilt for shouting Every mum feels ‘mum guilt’. I feel guilty at least once a day. I have three kids 11, 3 and 8 months. Everyday I feel I am not giving Emily the same attention as the younger two are getting. Sometimes I’m ok and it’s just a…

  • effective cold sore remedy
    Lifestyle

    Effective Cold sore remedy that actually works

    This is an advertisement of LipQ Liquorice lip balm. All opinions are of my own. Recently I was very lucky to have been given an opportunity to try out some LipQ Liquorice lip balm and if I am honest I was a little sceptical because I’ve tried everything. Cold sore season for me is October to March. Like I’ve said I have tried pretty much everything and still don’t get anywhere – or so I thought. The LipQ balm from Skinshop comes in a totty little silver tin, as soon as you open it you can smell the Liquorice. The balm itself is silky smooth, not oily and butter-like, as…

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    I am a MyBump2Baby favourite blogger!

    I am so excited to be joining hundreds of amazing parent bloggers on the MyBump2Baby directory. This means that when you next search the app/site for some advice or information “best baby buys” for example. You should be able to find my blog with my recommendations. Download the app The database at MyBump2Baby is perfect from even before pregnancy. It is full of such incredible advice from such lovely REAL people.

  • Granny Franny's Big Red Bus Review
    Parenthood

    Granny Franny’s Big Red Bus- Children’s Book Review

    Since we started Book Rotation Fred has really been into his books. Some nights we can’t get away until we have read three books at bedtime. We now use his good behaviour as a way of treating him to books. When the postman comes with a parcel it really lights up his wee face. So you can imagine the delight when Granny Franny’s Big Red Bus landed on the mat. Granny Franny’s Big Red Bus is written by Sonia Beldom. Who fulfilled her childhood ambition at the young age of 55. Driving a Big Red Bus around London has become her second job- Well until Covid-19 struck. So she decided…

  • Miscarriage- My own experience
    Parenthood

    Miscarriage – My own experience

    My mental health was a mess When I was suffering with Postnatal Depression I couldn’t see that light at the end of the tunnel. Even after seeing the Doctors and feeling much better mentally I felt like our marriage was still rocky. Mainly because I was guilty of being so ill and with that I was an awful wife. I was on antidepressants and I was starting to feel much better, thankfully sooner than the Doctor said I would. Maybe it’s because I had spoken about my feelings and it was out there in the open. It really was a truly awful year and little did I know , the…

  • book rotation and why you should consider it
    Parenthood

    Book Rotation and why you should consider it

    Disclaimer; As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. At no extra cost to you Book Rotation Children’s books take over your home super fast, and they love adding to their already overwhelming collection don’t they? I know your probably really proud of your book collection however I am going to show you how we removed over 80% of Fred’s storybooks without throwing any away and sparking that love for storybooks again. Book Rotation will become your new normal. Bedtime With over 60 books to choose from bedtime was becoming a nightmare. He’d be looking at the mass amount of books snug on the shelf. He couldn’t choose, It…

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    Parenthood

    Pavement Paint D.I.Y

    DISCLAIMER; As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This comes at no extra cost to you. Pavement Paint is one of the easiest things I’ve ever made and it keeps the kids entertained – for longer than you’ll imagine. They can even help make it, its that simple with only 3 ingredients If lockdown has you going stir crazy with your little “Can I get a snack” army then this D.I.Y pavement paint will be sure to keep them occupied for atleast an hour. You might even have time to grab a HOT cuppa. I know! Whats that? Pavement Paint D.I.Y I am positive you will have these…

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    Parenthood

    My baby must haves

    My baby must haves, from an “experienced” mum. Disclosure; As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This comes at no extra cost to you. My baby must haves is the perfect list for anyone Expecting a child, grandchild, niece or nephew is such an important time. We all get a little bit ahead of ourselves and start buying everything and anything. I’ve compiled a short list of items that are on my top list of Baby must haves and things I’ll make sure I have for the next baby *Insert husband shaking his head* ha. For the teeny ones Large Muslin – I found Muslin cloths (large ones)…

  • postnatal depression, postpartum depression
    Mental Health

    My experience with Postnatal Depression

    My experience with postnatal depression came from nowhere My experience of having postnatal depression kind of leapt at me. It took two years of trying before we conceived Fred, he was so wanted, so loved already. Emily was excited to become a big sister – even if baby was a boy. When Fred was born we were smitten, he was perfect. It soon changed, I changed and I became obsessive. It felt as if I’d wrapped the kids in a ball of cotton wool and anyone near was damaging it, wearing my trust thinner. I needed to protect them, and myself. I’d become such a horrible person, hated everyone and…