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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children

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Blogtober | Babies


I’d never been maternal until my niece and nephew were born. More so my nephew. I was in a good relationship and I was the happiest I had ever been, so I started to think about children. However, getting pregnant unexpectedly expedited any conversations we would have about having babies! In April 2015, I found

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Blogtober | About Me


I’m Nicola, I am 34, from the mighty fine County of Durham. I’m a recovering travelling fanatic (mostly Asia), moral crusader (I don’t eat pigs because I like them) and an avid fan of all things Orla Kiely. In fact, my cat is called Orla Kitty! I am Mum to RLT, who was born June

How to be the best godparent ever


Aside from winning on a scratch card or finding out you beat your work rival to a promotion, being asked to be a godparent is one of the most amazing moments you can ever be involved in. Think about it. You have been asked to play an active role in guiding your friend’s child through

Living Arrows Week 35


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children

Bringing Baby Home


The Fun Side Of Planning: Bringing Baby Home Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy; they’re going turn your life upside-down, in a good (and exhausting) way. You’ll probably have gone through all the worry and the list making in your mind, and will have a good idea of what to expect regarding sleeping, washing,

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Maclaren Customer Service Review


MACLAREN CUSTOMER SERVICE I’ve had the most awful experience of trying to report faulty goods to Maclaren Customer Service that I felt compelled to write about my experience. Maclaren no longer will deal with customers or service centres over the phone, they will only work through digital platforms. No problem you’d think in this day-in-age,

First Birthday Gift Ideas


We are struggling for first birthday gift ideas! When your child seems to collect yellow plastic as a hobby it can be quite hard to find things he needs for his first birthday. We are a week away from the big day and we still have bought nothing (with exception of Dad buying him his

MMR – What are the options


I have been against the MMR vaccination since before I had a child. Now I have a nine-month-old, the time is fast approaching where he is going to get that appointment letter through the door and I am terrified. I wasn’t given some of my childhood vaccinations due to seizures when one of my parents