Monthly Archives: April 2014

Let’s Go with Direct Line

Let’s Go with Direct Line

Having kids isn’t cheap, least of all when it comes to entertaining them, which is why Husband and I are always on the lookout for bargain deals on tickets and activities. When Direct Line asked if we’d like a free trial of their Let’s Go reward scheme, we thought it would be excellent for us, especially with the summer holidays not too far in the future. Let’s Go is a site dedicated to offering deals …

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Keeping it Real for Real Nappy Week! #realnappyweek

Keeping it Real for Real Nappy Week! #realnappyweek

A few weeks ago, the lovely folks at The Nappy Gurus got in touch as asked if I’d like to be involved in a project to get disposable-using mums to try real nappies for a week, to coincide with Real Nappy Week (28th April to 4th May). I’d looked into using reusable nappies with Sausage, 6 years ago, but I didn’t find enough information which made me confident enough to give them a go, but …

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Parenting C.V.

Parenting C.V.

With all the focus that seems to be on ‘working parents’ and ‘stay-at-home’ parents, I’ve been thinking a lot about my role in life. I’ve come to the conclusion that, if I can at all help it, I won’t be returning to a ‘traditional’ workplace any time soon, as I’ve been fortunate enough to have this blogging lark turn into something of a career in itself. However, if I were to ever return to a …

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Nurturing Their Dreams

Nurturing Their Dreams

When I was a kid, I was often asked what I wanted to be when I was older. I was a relatively intelligent child and achieved well at school, so from a very young age there were a lot of expectations piled upon me from parents and teachers. Eventually, I passed my 11+ and was sent to a grammar school, where instead of being the brightest in my class, I was one of many clever girls and …

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How To Not Be a Baby Bore

When my BFF had her eldest child, 4 and a half years ago, I remember something she said to me as though it were yesterday. She said “Bernard and I are not going to become too ‘baby-centric’ once this one is born” (Her OH isn’t actually called Bernard but, you know, I’m respecting their privacy, yo). Anyway, I distinctly remember thinking “Yeah, good luck with that…”, because that’s what happens, isn’t it? Once the baby comes along, …

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Durex Real Feel Review

Durex Real Feel Review

Okay, so my blog usually focuses on family life, so a review of condoms is a bit of a far cry from my usual content, but since BB was born I’ve not had a chance to arrange a more permanent form of contraception, so the opportunity came along at just the right time. Durex Real Feel condoms are made from a special new material which feels as close to the real thing as you’re going to get whilst …

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Safety When Transporting Children

Safety When Transporting Children

Every year, thousands of car-related injuries and deaths are reported due to negligence on the part of the driver. Parents and drivers who are traveling with children must always take extra care in order to avoid accidents and fatalities from happening. Clearly, kids are not aware of the safety measures needed when inside vehicles. Parents can always remind their kids to wear their seatbelts and behave inside the car, but it is ultimately their responsibility …

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Easter at Thorntons

Easter at Thorntons

When I was pregnant, Thorntons Diabetic chocolate was just about the only thing that kept me sane, so when they got in touch and asked if we’d like to review some of their Easter eggs, we jumped at the chance. Yesterday morning, the postman turned up with this: Okay, so it may not be Easter quite yet, but we’ve been sampling the eggs already, strictly in the name of reviewing (ugh, my job is SO hard). The …

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Spring Cake Pops with Renshaw Baking

Spring Cake Pops with Renshaw Baking

When the people at Renshaw Baking got in touch and asked if we’d like to enter their competition to make some Spring-inspired cake pops, Sausage and I jumped at the chance as it seemed like a great activity for the Easter holidays. Our bundle of goodies arrived in the post and included the following: 200g Colour Melts Blue Tub, 200g Colour Melts Green Tub, 200g Colour Melts Pink Tub, 200g Colour Melts Red Tub, 200g …

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How beneficial is technology to a child’s development?

How beneficial is technology to a child’s development?

So, you have just bought your child his or her first laptop, a small, simple system from http://www.ebay.co.uk. It’s ideal for surfing the web and using some simple software, as well as watching the occasional movie or playing some games. But how will it, and devices like it, influence the way your son or daughter learns? We’ve all struggled with the childproof lid on a bottle of vitamins, only to have a four-year-old effortlessly pop …

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