• Tentsmuir park
    Lifestyle

    Lockdown Days out in Fife

    Oh no, the holidays have arrived, that came around fast. I’ve whittled down a list of our favourite places for Lockdown Days out in Fife. There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Alfred Wainwright Cambo Gardens, Kingsbarns Cambo Gardens is home to the Lost Elf Village which is hidden beyond the trees sheltering you from wind and (most of) the rain. There you will find a bug hotel, tree house type platform, mud kitchen and dens. All which support outdoor play. You can grab a coffee from the Cafe then take yourself off to the Glingbobs and Tootflits trail. Where you need to be eagle-eyed to spot…

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    Parenthood

    Rare Disease Day

    What is Rare Disease Day? Rare Disease Day is the official international awareness-raising campaignfor rare diseases which takes place on the last day of February each year.The main objective of the campaign is to raise awareness amongst thegeneral public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact onpatients’ lives. I didn’t even know Rare Disease Day was a thing. I wouldn’t have known about Rare disease day if it weren’t for what we endured in the first few weeks of Danny’s life. Danny was born with some mild breathing difficulties so he had to spend some time in NICU. It wasn’t too long before we were home with all of…

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    Mental Health

    This New Year’s Resolution – Ditching Toxic People

    What makes someone Toxic? Usually behaviour that is learned from childhood, which then causes dysfunctional social skills. Therefore most wont know they are doing it or haven’t been told so. If you believe this of someone, let them know you don’t like the way they act or talk around you and others. It is completely normal for Toxic people to be unaware. What is a New Years Resolution? It started way back in the 1800’s where the Babylonians traditionally promised to re-pay their debts. As the decades have progressed it has changed slightly, so instead of returning borrowed goods or maintaining commitment to chivalry. The 21st Century is more lose…

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    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…

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    Parenthood

    Track Santa with us

    It’s Christmas Eve, Pyjamas are on and we’ve finished our movie. But were all too hyped up. The hot chocolate and cookies sugar rush has hit and there’s absolutely no way the kids are going to bed. So there is only one thing left to do. On Christmas Eve we always Track Santa. Usually we use Norad but this year we have discovered more ways to Track Santa. Track Santa with Sky Q From Christmas Eve if you have a Sky Q remote, using the voice control you can ask “Where is Santa” it will bring up a map with live tracking. I like this one because Santa doesn’t appear…

  • 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…

  • Parenthood

    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.

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    Frugal Baby – preparing for a baby without all the unnecessary extra expenses

    I am a mum to three children and as my husband says I can’t help but go ‘over the top’ when it comes to buying for a new baby. However If I was to do it all again 4th time round I would do it very differently and absolutely without all of the unnecessary expenses. Expecting When I was pregnant with Emily I took anything and everything I could get second hand and cheap as I was a teen mum. I didn’t have money to waste. After two years of trying to conceive Fred we were finally blessed and I couldn’t wait to go shopping. I wanted everything new, because…

  • 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…