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Le Petit Bola – A Pregnancy Necklace (GIVEAWAY)

Le Petit Bola – A Pregnancy Necklace (GIVEAWAY)

What is a pregnancy necklace? The Harmony ball is an Indonesian tradition – a pendant worn by pregnant Balienese women to protect their baby from … View Post
Four Ways to Holiday with Children

Four Ways to Holiday with Children

Travelling as a family requires more planning and thought than perhaps the last minute, impulsive trips you might have booked before having children. When … View Post
Tried & Tested (February 2019)

Tried & Tested (February 2019)

Welcome to February’s #TriedTested! How glad were you to see the back of January – it can feel like the longest month can’t … View Post
Do your children get enough Vitamin D?

Do your children get enough Vitamin D?

*This is a commissioned post for Fultium* Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed … View Post
The Extra Mile – Book Review

The Extra Mile – Book Review

Our kids are no strangers to a road trip. With most of our extended family living around an hour away or slightly more and … View Post
Win How to Train Your Dragon toys!

Win How to Train Your Dragon toys!

The excitement levels for the new How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World film (out in cinemas on 1st Feb 2019) are reaching fever … View Post
National Handwriting Day with Stabilo – Giveaway

National Handwriting Day with Stabilo – Giveaway

My girls are currently obsessed with writing, my boy? Not so much. Handwriting & presentation have never really been Ben’s thing. In truth … View Post
Moving up to Swim Academy Stage 2

Moving up to Swim Academy Stage 2

Amy started swimming with Puddle Ducks shortly before her second birthday when she joined Kickers – she was frightened and cried a lot in those … View Post
Ben on his bike!

Ben on his bike!

You might have seen that with some help from Halfords, Father Christmas brought Ben a fancy new road bike.  His reaction on Christmas morning … View Post
Four super desirable hallways on instagram

Four super desirable hallways on instagram

We don’t really have a hallway at present and it’s something that sits right at the top of my wish list for … View Post
Tried & Tested Tuesday – (January 2019)

Tried & Tested Tuesday – (January 2019)

Did you miss us last week? Apologies, we were both a bit lax and just lost track of what day it was! Tried & … View Post
This too shall pass

This too shall pass

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen me say recently that Amy has been testing our patience somewhat.  I had fully … View Post
The Top 10 Hottest Places on Earth

The Top 10 Hottest Places on Earth

*Commissioned post* I don’t know about you but booking holidays is very much top of the agenda in our household at the moment – … View Post
Siblings – January 2019

Siblings – January 2019

I almost forgot to do the first Siblings post of the year!  I just hadn’t clocked the date, despite having had the photos … View Post
A Weekend Update – Maximo Park, Saturday Mash Up and a Surprise Birthday Party!

A Weekend Update – Maximo Park, Saturday Mash Up and a Surprise Birthday Party!

I started to write a really long caption on instagram about our weekend and then realised that perhaps I actually just needed to write … View Post
Prioritising Family Holidays and our Travel Plans for 2019

Prioritising Family Holidays and our Travel Plans for 2019

For a long time our travel plans have been very much UK based.  In fact for the first twelve years that Dave and I … View Post
Tried & Tested Tuesday (Week 2 – 2019)

Tried & Tested Tuesday (Week 2 – 2019)

Good morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I don’t know about you but I feel like the new year only really got started yesterday … View Post
Creative Ways to Get Your Child to Play with Toys and Get Off Their Gadgets

Creative Ways to Get Your Child to Play with Toys and Get Off Their Gadgets

*Collaborative Guest Post* Parents are facing a challenge in these modern times face, and that is getting their children away from screen use or … View Post
Sixteen Goals for 2019

Sixteen Goals for 2019

Although we’re now a full week into the new year, I’m only just putting my goals down on paper (so to speak!) … View Post
Top 7 Tag for 2018

Top 7 Tag for 2018

My lovely friend Jane from Hodgepodge Days tagged in me in the Top 7 Tag which features: Your Favourite 7 Posts from 2018. They can be any … View Post