Tag Archives : parenting

A Potty Training Dilemma


The eldest of my girls will soon be two and so the question of when to officially start potty training keeps popping into my mind.  Up until now we have had successful use of the potty, but by no means are we fully trained. I first gave her the option of using the potty at around eighteen months, one day she told me when…

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I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Pusheen from GUND UK Review


We’ve all had a giggle at Pusheen the cat as she pops up on our social media, often dressed to impress and eating something yummy.  I regularly use the Pusheen ‘stickers’ on Facebook, just to exaggerate my mood.  So when we were asked to review the Pusheen soft toy range from GUND UK, I couldn’t wait to show my girls…

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Make the Most of Summer in Your Family Garden


Sourced from Pexels Summer is always a fantastic time to spend with your family. The weather might not be perfect all the time, but you can get outside more to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures when it is. Being able to enjoy the outdoors is more important than ever if you have one or more children to entertain. They…

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Why Podcasts are my New Found Love


Whilst driving and in the gym I’m always plugged in, usually to the radio or the never ending playlists on my phone.  I’m not into any specific genre, so I often vary the station I listen to or the playlist I shuffle through.  However, of late I’ve noticed myself skipping tracks and stations.  I’m bored of the endless rattling on the…

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Disney Store!


Ever since I was small Disney has always been a big part of my life.  I loved nothing better than snuggling on the sofa to watch my favourite movies!  Now that I have children of my own I think it’s essential that I educate them on all things Disney, I have an extensive library that they’re already so familiar with!…

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Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose: How to Keep Them All Healthy


We all know the old ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ song, and you’ve probably sung it to your kids hundreds of times.  Today we’re going to concentrate on the other features in the song; namely, the ones on your face. As these are all directly linked to your senses, we want to make sure these all stay as healthy as possible…

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Toddler Groups: Heaven or Hell? 


As a SAHM I sometimes feel that my children miss out.  If I went to work and them to nursery they would socialise more with children their own age.  They would play with different toys, eat different foods and learn how to interact with different kinds of people. When Baby J was small I braved my first mother and baby…

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A Play Dough Recipe for the not so Crafty Parent!


Crafts are not my thing.  Sometimes I feel like they should be, so i try really hard to make it happen.  This usually ends up in a stressed out mummy who has to call in super dad to save the day.  There isn’t much my husband can’t turn his hand to.  I find it an attraction whilst at the same…

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Dear Diary: This Week I Turn 26


This week I turn 26.  My birthday is my absolute favourite time of the year.  I still get excited about it and love waking up knowing I’m going to spend the day exactly as I please! Prior to having children I would have a ‘birthday week’.  This was literally an excuse to enjoy a whole weeks worth of celebrations.  We…

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