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Blogtober | Cars

Car is the one compromise we had to make to have a baby – we had a two seater sports car. However how much Mark did research into car seats being OK in this car, it was never happening! We went and got a mom mobile – a Vauxhall Mokka I’m very happy with it. But

Orla Kitty

I don’t give my cat, Orla Kitty as much of a profile on this blog as RLT, but she is a super important part of our family. Orla Kitty is a Russian Blue x Ragdoll and came to us by chance really. Mark had cats before and missed them, I’d never had much to do


5 ways to have the perfect Christmas

Though it may seem like we still have a long way to go, the truth is that Christmas will be upon us again before we know it. So, even though you may only just be getting around to digging out your warmer clothing, it is never too early to make a few preparations for the


Hide an image in a wordpress post

Hide a image in a wordpress post This is a helpful reminder to myself more than anyone else really, as I keep forgetting the code for hiding an image in a wordpress post everytime I try to hide a blog post image in there for my Pinterest page. Some images look just odd on your



Family life is very different today than it was 50 years ago. 50 years ago, nuclear families were the norm. Today that is no longer the case – the family landscape has changed significantly over the past few decades. Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes in 2017, from blended families to civil

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

OPEN LETTER TO SUPERMARKETS FROM PARENTS 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.

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

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,

pancake day

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