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7 Parenting Hacks For Squeezing in Some ‘Me Time’

I think I mention ‘me time around 10 times a year and am always focussing on how to find the time, trying to arrange a babysitter or working out how to balance it all but what if you could have ‘me time’ around the kids? What if you found that time during the daily routine and without having the stress of feeling guilty for it? Well, you can! Yep, I have learnt that life cannot always be organised, that illnesses crop up and ruin plans and that trying to plan in that time solely for me usually never actually happens so I have had to come up with other ways of taking care of myself whilst taking care of my boys. Here are my 7 parenting hacks for squeezing in some ‘me time’. Continue reading “7 Parenting Hacks For Squeezing in Some ‘Me Time’”

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How To Use Reusable Baby Wipes Out and About

Making any switch from something which you may have always deemed as convenient to something completely new may seem very daunting and confusing. Of course it does, we are all so used to our lifestyles being made “simple” by large companies and we are programmed to throw things away when they are dirty because it has been drummed into us that germs are bad. So, when we bring in a reusable product, something that can be washed and used over and over again, an item that is as simple as a flannel and water, we for some reason overthink it. Continue reading “How To Use Reusable Baby Wipes Out and About”

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How To Cope When The Molars Cut

With most teething problems, it is all a guessing game. Are they teething? Are they too young? Do they get them this early? Why are they waking? What can I do to ease their pain? And each and every one of us parent does this for around 18 months. Teething can cause so many other issues and even if you’ve done this all before, it still always throws you. But how about the molars? Well, for most parents, the molars are different and this post will cover why and how to cope when they cut. Continue reading “How To Cope When The Molars Cut”

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Popper or Velcro Cloth Nappies?

The popularity of cloth nappies is clearly growing and for me, this is a great sign! I love seeing more parents showing off their latest prints, their babies fluff bums and yelling at the top of their voices about helping the planet. It is such a step in the right direction. Of course, with this new interest comes plenty of questions and those questions are always good. Never ever think that a cloth nappy question is stupid because if you are asking it, you have a reason for that and if one person can answer it quickly and easily for you, that may help to keep you on the cloth nappy path and prevent you from reverting back to disposables. I’ve answered a lot of the usual questions in this blog post here (washing, myths, costs etc) but this post is going to cover whether you should you go for popper or velcro cloth nappies. Continue reading “Popper or Velcro Cloth Nappies?”

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Bringing The Disney Magic Home With shopDisney

*Gifted Products from shopDisney feature in this blog post. As always, all opinions are my own.

This year we were so, so lucky to be able to have the opportunity to not only take a holiday in Florida but to also visit Disney World for the very first time. It was a lifelong dream of mine and that Disney Magic did not let me down. I absolutely loved it and could have easily chosen every Disney plush toy to bring home with me but unfortunately, that wasn’t possible, so you can imagine my pure excitement when shopDisney got in touch to ask if we (and when I say we I mean the kids but I secretly knew they meant me too!) wanted to review some of their fantastic merchandise. Continue reading “Bringing The Disney Magic Home With shopDisney”

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Using Cloth Nappies on Holiday

When it comes to using cloth nappies, I use them full-time so when I go on holiday I don’t see why that would change. For me, this is my routine. William wears cloth nappies, not disposables and so far, each of my holidays or trips has allowed for that to continue. Here’s how I use cloth nappies whilst on holiday… Continue reading “Using Cloth Nappies on Holiday”

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Supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity – Daniel’s Story

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As you will know, raising money and awareness for charity is very close to my heart. Having taken part in many a sponsored run for both Cancer Research and Bliss I know from personal experience how much that money will be valued by the charities and the people involved and/or affected. There are so many amazing causes out there and each and every one of us will have a particular charity that we support but as parents, I am sure that we are all drawn towards those which involve children. Continue reading “Supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity – Daniel’s Story”