Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Coat for Winter

A Coat for Winter

Commissioned Post Last time I was pregnant, it was the height of summer. Sausage was born in August and we had a pretty decent amount of sun that year, but if you’ve never been pregnant when it’s 28 degrees outside, I cannot begin to describe the discomfort factor to you. Aside from being the size of an 8-berth caravan, sweat, swollen hands and ankles and overheating were all an issue for me (I’m conjuring up a SUPER …

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BritMums #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge (vlog)

About a month ago, BritMums asked me and lots of other bloggers to try out the new Oral B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection toothpaste to see if we can improve our gum health – something which is hugely important now that I’m pregnant. Take a look at the video to see how I got on. This post is an entry for BritMums’ #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge  sponsored by Oral-B, promoting healthy gums – something especially important for pregnant …

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Win a Christmas Treats Hamper from milk&more

Now that October is upon us, we’ve been thinking ahead to Christmas and starting to get things organised. So when the lovely people at milk&more got in touch as asked if I’d like to give away one of their Christmas hampers, I thought it would be a great prize for my readers so that one lucky person can put it away and have a whole bundle of treats ready for the festive period. (Your Hamper …

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Shrink It and Pink It

Shrink It and Pink It

Being a child of the 80’s and 90’s, I was around when Meccano was going through a period of popularity and I vividly remember thinking how awesome it looked, and how I wished I was a boy so that I could play with it. The marketing was entirely masculine and I’m pretty sure that I was discouraged from asking Father Christmas to bring me some because it was ‘a boys toy’. Girls didn’t play with …

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Living Up to an Awesome Sibling

Living Up to an Awesome Sibling

Since becoming pregnant, I’ve noticed that I’m already guilty of drawing comparisons between now and when I was carrying Sausage, given that the two pregnancies are so different so far. Then, yesterday, Husband and I were talking about the fact that we never really ‘baby-proofed’ when Sausage was tiny, we were just vigilant and taught her what not to do and Husband said “But what if we were just lucky with Sausage and the new …

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Lori’s Authentic Southern Chili

Lori’s Authentic Southern Chili

One of the good things about following a low GI diet is that, much to my delight, unprocessed meat is all zero on the Glycemic Index, which means that I can pretty much fill my boots up without worrying about my blood sugar. Obviously, there are two caveats to that – firstly, I still have to be careful about what I eat the meat with, and secondly I like to ensure that the meat I’m eating …

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Child Car Safety for the New School Term

Commissioned Post It’s that time of year again. The bliss of the summer months have flown past in an unforgivable blur and here we are at the beginning of the new school term. Uniforms to buy, pencil cases to fill and of course the dreaded school run. The rules and regulations of child transportation are somewhat more complex now than they were when we were children. It may be wise to check up on some …

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Five Signs That You Might Have a Bad Relationship With Food

Do you ever catch yourself doing things, food-related things, and take a step back in horror, disgusted with yourself? I do this a fair bit…probably more than is humanly reasonable, and it’s all just one part of my horrible relationship with food. Being overweight is so much more than just eating too much and not moving around enough, sometimes it can be an uncontrollable drive that removes your power to make proper decisions or listen …

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Let Us Tell You a Story…Part 20

When you were little, did you ever play that game where you take it in turns with a friend to write a section of a story, until you had a complete tale? Well, the awesome Laura at Tired Mummy of Two has challenged a group of bloggers to do the same and today is my turn! I’m taking the baton from Sandy at Baby Baby, and the full list of blogs involved is below, if …

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Teaching Kids to Have a Social Conscience

Yesterday evening, after Sausage had got her pyjamas on and cleaned her teeth, we snuggled on the sofa for her to doze off while Husband and I watched a re-run of Hairy Bikers, the one where they travelled around Bavaria, baking and doing all the usual stuff that the Hairy Bikers do. During the show we were talking about how much we’d love to take Sausage to Munich;  Husband’s been before and I’ve wanted to …

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