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Things to do when you have kids for Valentine’s day

February 14th- the romantic day of saint Valentine, red hearts, roses and presents. That goes out of the window as soon as you have kids. Hats off to you If you grab a babysitter and still celebrate! I don’t remember the last time I went with the soppiness of valentine’s day- in fact Matt and …

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A rest is as good as a change!

I am back!! Yay!!! I haven’t blogged since 20th December and to be honest it felt good to have a little break, a rethink and a social media detox. But I am back and ready to blog my butt off in 2018! I have all sorts of crappy excuses about where I was, why I …

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How many Santa’s is too many Santa’s?!

Erin is five now, and at the age where she asks every question under the sun. Mostly she asks inane questions about completely irrelevant things that I normally have to say I have no idea or should google!!! Thank god Matt is getting an Alexa for his birthday, so she can ask google herself… this …

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Cluster headaches- 6 weeks of living hell. I couldn’t cope any longer.

First things first I want to apologise for my absence. For the last 6 weeks, I have been in a small hole of hell.  That may sound dramatic, and people who know me- have seen me around and about or on social media. At home, I have been dealing with another bout of cluster headaches. …

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It does get better as kids get older… if you have a 2/3 year old read on!

If you have read my blog before you will probably know that when Erin started school last year we had six weeks of tears. These became less frequent but her behaviour was fairly varied!!! Erin hates change and although was quite well behaved she had her moments and ended up with 3 letters sent home …

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I am strict… but it works

Last week Erin decided that it would be fun to test her boundaries. Tiredness has been the main feature in this. Erin is rubbish when she doesn’t go to bed at 7. It takes her about a week to get over it. She needs sleep.  This week has been my fault as we went camping …

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Does working part time make you a part time mum?

I have just dropped Erin for her first school trip, they had to be in school at normal time so I didn’t make any special arrangements with work, when I got to the playground I found that lots other mummies were waiting for the bus to leave to wave them off. I literally didn’t even …

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Cure for Relux and Colic? A cranial Osteopath was my saviour!

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that Erin was a very sickly bubba. She has reflux. Silent reflux in fact which is where she was sick but most of the time just made a horrific noise. She still has it now and you can read all about it here; …

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Elastoplast #Tearsintosmiles with Britmums

This post is an entry for the BritMums #TearsintoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast. http://campaigns.elastoplast.net/plastermoments/uk When I was little my uncle used to walk along the edge of the cliffs in Wales holding the hood of my coat… to which my auntie would ask ‘why are you doing that’ he would respond with ‘she’s not ours …

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Want glossy hair, soft skin? Yes so did I!!!! 

When we moved to our house I was very excited to find that the house was fitted with a water softener. What is one of these I hear you ask?! Great question I don’t actually know. The water in our taps is now “soft water” apart from our utility just incase Children under 9 months …