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Why I’ll be teaching my kids that winning is important

We all know about non-competitive sports days and the growing trend in schools today to not celebrate the ‘winners’. Instead, each child should be recognised for taking part and ‘having a go’. But is this really a healthy life lesson? …

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5 simple ways to find more ‘me time’ as a busy mum

As a mum of young kids, your days can be swallowed up by soft play centres, preparing dinners, cleaning up, changing nappies…The list goes on and you never seem to get a spare minute to yourself. Now that I’m…

My reality of being the stay at home parent

When I first went on maternity leave and became a stay at home mum two and a half years ago, I had grand ideas about what I’d do with all of the spare time I was going to have.…

#MySundayPhoto – lost in thought

On Friday the weather was pretty warm here so we managed to spend an hour outside in our garden. I took the opportunity to take some photos of my little outdoorsy girl and love this one. She’d just woken…

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The first pregnancy Vs. the second pregnancy

We’re now approaching 30 weeks in pregnancy number two and I’m already understanding why, as a second child myself, there are barely any baby photos of me. They say that we’re all born equal, but they lie. Second children just…

#MySundayPhoto – Family time at Caughton Court

Last Sunday we used our National Trust membership for the first time in a long time and visited Caughton Court which is not too far from us. The gardens are beautiful at this time of year and we had…

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Muddy Puddles Pac-a-Mac SS17 – Review & Giveaway

We’re big fans of the Muddy Puddles kids’ clothing range in our house – ever since we first reviewed their adorable Pac-a-Mac’s last year. We’ve had so much use out of it, so we were more than happy to…

#MySundayPhoto – Biker chick

Taylor is now obsessed with the balance bike she had for her second birthday. Initially I was dreading taking it on our daily dog walks, as I thought it would make us even slower than usual. However, this week…

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Second child fears I probably shouldn’t admit to

Life is pretty great right now. I feel as a family of three we are in such a good place. At almost two and a half years old, I’m enjoying my time with Taylor more than I ever have…