Category Archives: My Life

Toys Through History

The guys over at What2Buy4Kids.co.uk have been looking into the popular toys throughout the years.

How many of these do you know and love? I can tick 12 off the list that I used to play with and loved. It’s interesting to see how the toys I all thought of as contemporary actually represent a long period of toys! Continue reading Toys Through History

Bridgestone: Chase Your Dream, No Matter What

A little while ago I went to an event with Bridgestone. This was primarily to find out about their Driveguard Tyres but it was also about the ways they are working with schools and sports and various sponsorships, including the Olympics. So comes the Chase Your Dreams, No Matter What campaign. It is just so positive and inspiring I had to share it.

Bridgestone No Matter What
Bridgestone Driveguard Day

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The Blogger Recognition Award

Last week I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the truly lovely Zoe over at The Tale Of Mummyhood. If you haven’t checked out her blog you really should, it’s great.

The Blogger Recognition Award, rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

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A Love Story – Me and My New Mattress

Not long before Mother’s Day I got the best gift I could get. No not something lovingly handmade by my son, no not even gin. I in fact got offered the chance to review a brand new mattress. Not any old mattress either, one from the Hilary Devey collection.

My excitement was untrue.

Hilary Devey Mattress
My Hilary Devey Mattress

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Being a Mum has Changed Me

I don’t know what got me thinking about it, but the last days or so I’ve really been thinking about how much I have changed since becoming a mum. Obviously parenthood is life changing, I didn’t expect it not to be. Now three years in there are days I think I’ve got this parenting thing sorted, mostly I don’t, but that’s life.

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Pushing Through It

I have literally lost track of how many times I have said ‘I just push through it’ this week. Don’t worry, I’ll push through it. It’s OK, I can push through it. Well you know, you just push through it. Again, and again and again.

As a parent I think that’s just what you do. As a working parent I have to. as a working parent who is also working very hard to not be a working parent I have to push through it even more!

Bach rescue Plus Effervescent
How I get through the day when I look like this when I get up!

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The #RockingMotherhood Tag

#ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD

I hadn’t heard of the #RockingMotherhood tag until I was tagged by Lynne at New Mummy Blog and Becky at Bringing up the Berneys (the idea originally came from Patricia at White Camellias).

Now I’ve seen loads of people’s #rockingmotherhood lists and boy are these women rocking it. I spend so long worrying if I’m doing it right, or feeling like a down right failure (3 year old who will not use the toilet unless he’s naked, regardless of what I do and try, fail!), but as you know I am big on positivity and this tag is all about the positivity so I’m in.

Elf Fun at Bluestone
Elf Fun at Bluestone

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Some very groovy #FrubesMoves

I’ll be honest, L literally doesn’t need an excuse to have a dance. Any time, any place he’s up for a sing and a wiggle. So taking part in the #FrubesMoves challenge with BritMums and Yoplait Frubes was a no brainer for us.

Angry Birds Frubes #FrubesMoves
We can’t keep this one still

Today he was singing Old MacDonald’s Farm, in the middle of a museum. If he’s at home he’s always asking for the music on so we can have a dance together. Let’s not even talk about the epic car singing. I mean the louder you can la, la, la to any song the better right?! At least he seems partial to Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters.

Angry Birds Frubes #FrubesMoves
Angry Birds Frubes #FrubesMoves

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L’s 3rd Birthday Party

L turned three the other weekend so to celebrate we had a little birthday party with our family.

Decorating the night before
Decorating the night before

He is happy with the attention for the day and it keeps both the cost and stress manageable for me, just, it’s still stressful filling your house with people, family or not!

Action balloon shot
Action balloon shot

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To My Son on Your Third Birthday

Oh my word tomorrow is your birthday and you will be three years old and I literally don’t know where the time has gone.

You have changed so much this year it is hard to know what to say to you.

Smelling flowers bressingham
I asked him to smell the flowers, picturing a gorgeous shot in my head, this is what he does.

More than anything I want you to know how loved you are and how special you are. I hope you know this anyway and it is doesn’t need to be written down.

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