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Review | Getting Christmas Ready With Magic Santa Letter

Christmas is coming and when you have children it means it gets all that little more exciting, doesn’t it? I’ve found that with each year that Jake has got older, Christmas has become so much more to him (obviously it is also his birthday) and I am loving finding new ways to make it even more fun! Last year, we were lucky enough to be asked to review ‘The Truly Magical’ Magic Santa Letter so when they got into contact again this year I was so happy. With 2 little boys to think about now (I know, one is a baby but I’m all about the nostalgia!) I want to make these occasions as memorable and special as I can. Continue reading “Review | Getting Christmas Ready With Magic Santa Letter”

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Starting Swimming Lessons For My 4 Year Old With Turtle Tots

Swimming has always been an activity that I have done with my children from an early age. It is something we all love and I’ve always thought it is very important to teach them about water safety from the word go. However, when Jake was younger I wasn’t in the position to be able to afford swimming lessons and as we went to a pool once a week I believed I could help him to swim on my own. Continue reading “Starting Swimming Lessons For My 4 Year Old With Turtle Tots”

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11 Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Parent… But I Did!

Do you know when you are the most perfect parent? Before you have kids, that’s when!! When you imagine how life with a teeny baby will be. You picture yourself looking lovingly down at your baby at 3 am, being able to go for brunch with all of your Mummy friends and not hearing a peep out of your little one, thinking you will have all that time on your hands to bake homemade goodies for them… Continue reading “11 Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Parent… But I Did!”

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Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas From For First Steps- plus 10% discount just for you!

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you will be starting to wonder what to buy for all of the little people in your life. Not only do I have children of my own but I also have nieces and nephews, friends children and cousins to think of for birthdays as well as Christmas. But what do you get that will mean something, that will last and will be appreciated by the parents too? I know I certainly do not need any more plastic toys piling up in my living room and I am very wary of spending money on fad items that will only get played with a couple of times and then tossed to one side (we all know that feeling!) Continue reading “Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas From For First Steps- plus 10% discount just for you!”

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Unique Ways To Explore Wildlife With Kids

The natural world is a truly amazing thing. Even as an adult, there are things in the world which will leave you feeling awestruck, and you can often find them very close to home. With the way that this part of the world makes you feel, though, it’s easy to see just how excited your little ones might get when they are exposed to the right things. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to get up close and personal with nature, without relying on zoos and other businesses to help along the way. Continue reading “Unique Ways To Explore Wildlife With Kids”

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Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child

Just the other day my sister said to me, ‘You’re not as stressy as you were the first time around’ and she is completely right. I’m not. Yes, I am exhausted, yes I still lose my shit but I don’t get worked up in the same way as I did as a first time Mum and I certainly don’t over the same things. You see, I have learnt a very important lesson in the (almost) last 5 years, that sometimes you just need to let it go.  Continue reading “Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child”

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Our Turtle Tots Brand Ambassadorship #bringonthesmiles

Well, our brand ambassadorship has come to a close and to say I am a little sad about that is an understatement. I am the first to admit that my attitude towards baby swimming hasn’t been the most positive in the past. When I had Jake, I thought people were crazy to pay out for a newborn to go swimming, for making the time and effort to go to a class when they were so sleep deprived and for getting their babies to swim under the water, all I could think was ‘how will this benefit them?!Continue reading “Our Turtle Tots Brand Ambassadorship #bringonthesmiles”