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How To Know When The Baby Bump Will Show

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When does the baby bump start to show? This is a question that excites and intrigues many women during the early stages of their pregnancy. A visible baby bump is a turning point in any pregnancy, it is the moment that a private acknowledgement of a burgeoning life becomes public knowledge and it is the sign that your baby is growing. So, when does this defining moment happen? Well, it’s different for every woman and there are a variety of factors involved.  Continue reading “How To Know When The Baby Bump Will Show”

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Most parents go through the difficult phase of getting their little ones to drift off to sleep. While us adults can’t wait to crawl under the covers, most kids need a little more convincing. They develop newfound energy right before bedtime and you feel like they’ll never get to sleep. While some children are better at sleeping than others, there are ways to help your kids get to sleep. Here are some tried and tested tips. Continue reading “6 Ways To Help Your Kids Get To Sleep”

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11 Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly As A New Parent

When I became a parent the first time around (almost 7 years ago now!) the products I was told about were all about convenience. Nobody ever suggested alternative methods or brands, it was disposable this, throw away that, make your life easy and buy to chuck out; who wants to do extra washing or cleaning? Who wants to do more when you are tired? Make things simpler, choose convenience. But when I became a parent the second time around, I realised that there were other ways and ways that are far better for our environment and also better for our pockets too! (Why does nobody mention this part?!) So, here are 11 ways to be more eco-friendly as a new parent… Continue reading “11 Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly As A New Parent”

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7 Simple Tips To Help You To Achieve Your #1000HoursOutside Challenge

This year we decided to take part in the #1000HoursOutside challenge. The idea behind this being that we get our kids away from those screens and show them that the great outdoors can be amazing fun as well as good for their physical and mental wellbeing. Being a Mum to 2 very active boys I didn’t think I would find it too hard but come February, I realised I had overestimated how much time we spend outside in the winter months. It is so easy to make excuses that it is too cold, too wet, we don’t have enough daylight time and I suddenly became very aware of how much we all relied on screentime to entertain us until the better weather came. Continue reading “7 Simple Tips To Help You To Achieve Your #1000HoursOutside Challenge”

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Why And How We Have Moved Over To A Toy Rotation System In Our Home

Toys. How many do you have in your home? If like us you can’t see the floors, you are constantly picking them up, constantly asking your kids to help tidy up and are wondering why half of them are never even played with, then it may be time to move over to a toy rotation system. I have only just tried this in the last couple of weeks and it has been an absolute revelation for us. Here is why and how I implemented it. Continue reading “Why And How We Have Moved Over To A Toy Rotation System In Our Home”

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Why We Won’t Be Potty ‘Training’

When I was a first time Mum, I went along to quite a few baby groups, I listened to other parents advice, I watched how they did things and I mostly followed suit. So, when I saw them insisting that at the age of 2 we should be potty training, I just copied. I thought this was the way it was done. I very, very quickly realised that this was wrong. Jake wasn’t ready and after several attempts and lots of wet clothing later, I stopped pushing this challenge on him and left him to enjoy being a toddler. Continue reading “Why We Won’t Be Potty ‘Training’”

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3 Profitable Craft Projects to Keep Kids Creative during Quarantine

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Did quarantine get you and the whole family down? While social distancing and staying at home are the most responsible things to do during this pandemic, it can feel restrictive when you are staying in one place for weeks. Parents know that kids are always the first ones to feel boredom, so they have to find ways to keep them occupied.

On-hand tabletop, card, and video games are fun at first, but the entertainment will eventually stale after a while when everyone has had their fill of playing several days in a row. Take this opportunity to teach moneymaking craft projects that are both fun and profitable. Continue reading “3 Profitable Craft Projects to Keep Kids Creative during Quarantine”

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