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3 steps to stress-free kids parties

Having a birthday party for your child should be a fulfilling and happy experience. As any parent knows, you want to make the absolute most of your time with them while they are young – it’s no lie that they do grow up so fast that you blink and one day you have a teenager

Alternative First Birthday Party Game Idea

So I am in the throws of organising a first birthday party. The youngest attendee being the guest of honour, himself. So I need something that is going to entertain the older ones but give the little one a laugh! So at the moment, we’re thinking about holding a family sports day.  The thinking being

Parent friendly supermarkets | Open Letter

Dear un-parent friendly supermarkets (I’m looking at you Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda), We are being reminded constantly that Aldi and Lidl are beating you in the food wars , so I thought I’d pass on some market research on what you can do to be parent friendly supermarkets. This research has been conducted specifically

Modern Mum’s Guide to Housework

Being the woman who has it all can be tough because it often means you’re also the woman who does it all. Despite women making huge strides in the workplace, they can still end up doing the majority of the “traditional” parenting and housework as well. Many families today have a much more equal division

Open letter to my cousin on Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day

Dear Lewis Today is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being you. We may have been born fifteen years and one day apart, but I really can’t remember you not being there and filling my life with laughs. We didn’t know you had Down’s Syndrome until

Being a working mum

Being a full time working mum, got me feeling like… via GIPHY Trying to pretend that my brain actually works, whilst remembering nothing about what I used to do before the baby was born: via GIPHY Feeling like I’ve done a shift at work before 8am thanks to changing nappies, feeding baby, packing up food,

soundtrack of my life

The Soundtrack of my life

One constant throughout my life is a love of music, the genres may change depending on my mood- but music soothes, uplifts and amplifies rage! Not many things can evoke so many different emotions. Here are some of the songs, which have meant something to me throughout my life. I invite my friends to share

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Pancake Day

Happy Pancake Day, or as I prefer to call it – Excuse To Eat Nutella Day. Did you know that pancakes traditionally have baking powder or baking soda in them? ….. any recipe without this ingredient is actually a crepe! MIND BLOWN! I’ve never known anyone put baking powder in them, ever! So here is

How to get a cat ready to have a baby in the house

Our cat, Orla Kitty, is a very important member of our family. When we were planning to have a baby, one thing we agreed on was that we would make lots of effort to get the cat ready for having a baby in the house. We felt as though we knew our cat very well

Getting Back on Track

Have had no interest in updating this lately. Few things going on – going back to work being the most imminent and life changing. I’ve been to the doctors, I’ve done their checklists and hurrah, I have a label. I’m not going to agree with their diagnosis, I am no different to any other mother who

Liebster Award

‘Liebster’ is Germanic in origin and can mean dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute and endearing. Shows how much I listened in GCSE german as I thought it was sister! This award started back in 2011 and exists only on the internet, given by bloggers to fellow bloggers to recognise their work

The bedtime tag

Bedtime Tag Quiz. Thank you to the lovely Roxanne at Every Cloud Mummy for the tag. My answers to the bedtime tag quiz are below! 1) Describe your usual bedtime routine. My cue to go to bed is usually when RLT’s video monitor starts beeping that it needs recharging. I love being in bed, it