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SpeedBump Maternity Activewear Review

Staying fit and healthy during this pregnancy was something I had decided upon even before I fell with this little guy. I wouldn’t say that my first pregnancy was unhealthy but I wasn’t partaking in any exercise classes and I really did use being pregnant as an excuse to take things easy. This all changed after he was born and I have been actively going to workout classes since Jake was about a year old so my fitness and strength have both increased in the last 3 years. This has meant that since finding out I was expecting with baby number 2 I haven’t had to alter my usual workouts of using kettlebells, Barbells, Bulgarian bags, TRX and other activities within my HIIT classes because my body is used to the level I have been working at. However, as my shape began to Continue reading “SpeedBump Maternity Activewear Review”

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From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps

With a new baby on the way we felt it was time to put some focus onto Jake. We decided the best way to do this was to update his bedroom before we begin on the new nursery. His room has been kept almost the same since he was born and as he will be four this year we felt it was time for it to shift from nursery status to little boys room.  Continue reading “From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps”

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Products That Every Expectant Mum Needs In Their Life

When you fall pregnant your mind immediately flicks to what the baby will need once it is born; clothes, hats, crib, nursery items, bottles, dummies, baby bath and so on. But what about your needs whilst you are carrying your baby for nine months? Putting yourself first can go straight out of the window because you are too busy looking forward to the future. Yet, here you are growing another person, your body is ever changing and you can end up experiencing symptoms you had never imagined. You need to look after yourself and you deserve to feel relaxed and pampered at times too. That’s why I have compiled this list of must-have products for every expectant Mother. Continue reading “Products That Every Expectant Mum Needs In Their Life”

Review: Despicable Me 3 Cutlery and Crockery Sets

Jake is a huge Despicable Me and Minions fan so when I was asked to review Arthur Price’s new cutlery and crockery range I knew he would be very excited. 

We were sent the sea of minions crockery set and the expressions cutlery and both come beautifully packaged in presentation boxes. Continue reading “Review: Despicable Me 3 Cutlery and Crockery Sets”

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Review: Dinosaur World at The Anvil

Jake is a huge dinosaur fan, so when Anvil Arts invited us along to review the new show Dinosaur World we jumped at the chance. The show is suitable from the age of three and runs for 50 minutes with no interval, which works out well. With this being our third theatre show of the year we have started to learn how long Jake can hold his attention for and anything over an hour has him wriggling in his seat. However, this show is completely different from your usual one. The lights remain up through most of it and photos are permitted throughout which is a nice change.

The show is performed by Miranda who tells her story of how she came to live on an island inhabited by dinosaurs. She grew up around them and learnt all she could Continue reading “Review: Dinosaur World at The Anvil”

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Making Learning Fun with Little House of Science

Back in the day, when I was at school, you were there to learn and this meant the classes were usually pretty serious. I always did well in the interactive classes– Music, Science, English– but I struggled with Maths from the start. For me, it was always explained in a very complicated way. If I can relate information I am given to practical situations and it seems logical to me I can take it all in and learn and perhaps if it had all been made more fun I may have been much more engaged. It wasn’t until I failed my Maths GCSE and had to re-do a year at college that I found a teacher who finally made it all ‘click’. Continue reading “Making Learning Fun with Little House of Science”

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Treating Yourself With Nicola-Louise Makeup

As a Mum, I find it extremely hard to put myself first and think about my own needs. I often have unruly eyebrows, I only wear makeup to hide the tired skin and eye bags and a treat nowadays is getting a bubble bath squeezed into an evening once in a blue moon! I am aware of how important it is to treat yourself and that in order to be the best parent you can be you need to be in tip-top health yourself but I am pretty rubbish at listening to my own advice. It often takes me to really push myself Continue reading “Treating Yourself With Nicola-Louise Makeup”