Browsing Category : Family

The Adventures of Brian: Children’s Book Review & Giveaway


I have always loved reading, as child I would hide away and get lost in my favourite books.  It’s a trait that I sincerely hope both of my girls will inherit, I find myself adding to their book collection every week hoping to entice them into the wonderful world of books.  This week I got the opportunity to read my girls The…

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Making the Most of Life Around Shift Work


Since Hub’s changed his job two years ago, as a family we’ve had to get used to living life around his shift patterns.  Previously he worked Monday to Friday.  They were long hours and he brought a lot of work home, but it was Monday to Friday nonetheless.  He was always here during the night and our weekends were guaranteed downtime from the daily grind.…

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I’m not the Mother I Thought I’d be.


Even before I was pregnant I had a clear idea of who I would be as a mother.  My children would listen to me, they wouldn’t throw tantrums and we would enjoy playing all day.  I also didn’t feel like I would need to work, being a SAHM would be enough.  I had the rest of my life planned out. After…

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Spring Garden Inspiration


Spring is soon to be upon us and I for one cannot wait.  It’s my favourite time of year, the nights begin to get lighter and the weather (hopefully) starts to improve.  At this time of year our thoughts turn to ‘Spring cleaning’ our garden, saving it from its dishevelled Winter state! I love getting the girls outside into the…

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Turning 30 – A Gift Guide for Men


This year Hubs is going to be 30.  The big 3-0!  He and I have never been much good when it comes to present buying, often not bothering at all.  It’s not everyday one of my favourite humans turns 30 though, so this year I’ve put some real thought into what I’m going to buy him! Since having children we…

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The Mills & Boon Modern Girls Guide to Turning into Your Mother: A Mothers Day Special


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, offspring far and wide are searching for the ultimate gift for the most important woman in their life.  I for one am a complete failure when it comes to gift buying, never knowing which way to turn. Chocolates?  Flowers?  Cliché I hear you call!  Then I had the opportunity to read The Mills…

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Judgement


We live in a world where people are too quick to judge.  As individuals, we work hard to make ourselves and our families happy.  We make decisions that will hopefully be a benefit to us.  Decisions that we feel are right and decisions that we have often turned over in our minds for a very long time before acting on them.…

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#Blogstravaganza #9


Hey Guys! Welcome back to #Blogstravaganza, I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week! I’m a little excited this week as I’m also co-hosting #KCACOLS with A Moment With Franca, do head over and check out this amazing linky. I’ve also been published on The Mighty this week which I am super excited about.  This is shameless plugging I know,…

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Term Wellies Review


I believe that getting my children outside into the fresh air is so important.  Letting them explore our local countryside, splash in puddles and squelch in mud is a huge learning process, not to mention great fun.  Recently we were given the chance for Baby J to try out some fabulous Term wellington boots, given that we spend so much…

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From SAHM to Working Mum: Acceptance and Changes


As the first birthday of my second baby draws near I’ve found myself re-evaluating our family situation.  Little E’s birthday will also mark the second anniversary of me giving up my business to become a SAHM.  A dream I’d had for years. For a while I thought that I could do the SAHM thing, I got pregnant so soon after…

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