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Is it worth getting a 4D scan


There aren’t many ‘firsts’ to experience after you’ve had one successful pregnancy, so to ensure that we had a special experience with baby number two, my partner booked a 4D scan as my birthday present as we never did this with #rlt. I’ve always thought 3D scans a little bit freaky, but I had a

Laws for childrens car seats abroad


Do you know the laws for childrens car seats abroad ? 56 per cent of parents are not clear on the rules and regulations of travelling with kids in road vehicles in the UK, so it’s guaranteed there will be confusion about when on holiday! New research has found that over a third (36 per cent)

No two pregnancies are the same


I am currently one day off being 29 weeks pregnant and I have to admit, I went into this with total ignorance. Why? Because I never quite realised that every pregnancy is different and no matter what experience you’ve had before, you’re not quite guaranteed the same outcome a second or third time. I know

Living Arrows Week 14 {2018}


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

Making bathtimes fun


We’ve had a bit of a dilemma at bath time of late, my partner and I both work full-time, so by the time bath time comes around little man is soooooo very tired. So we have been on a bit of a mission in making bathtimes fun again, otherwise this child will never be clean!

Teaching Culture to Kids


Learning about culture is important. The world is becoming increasingly diverse, so understanding others perspectives is a great quality to have- it can also teach you a lot about yourself too. Learning about others cultures shows us the differences, as well as the similarities in the human race. Teaching kids at an early age helps

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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