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    Breastfeeding And The Link To Intelligence


    It’s been all over the headlines this week that recent research has suggested there is a link between breastfeeding babies and their IQ later in life.  The study also suggests that breastfed babies may have a higher earning potential and study for longer. These are interesting facts, that clearly cannot …

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    Steam Engines, Railways And Toddler Tantrums


    With Mother’s Day and Princess’s birthday being so close together I was keen for us to have a day out the whole family would enjoy.  You might already have picked up from my blog my daughter loves trains, but she’s the grand old age of 3 now and never actually …

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    Blogging Awards! Am I Worthy Of A #BIBs?


    To be honest, I really don’t know the answer to that question, but you might!  Blogging is something that I have found by complete accident at a time when I really needed a distraction in my life from some sad stuff I had going on.  I have come to really …

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    Scoff Club Subscription Review


    Recently the lovely folk down at Scoff Club got in touch and asked me if I wanted to try their new subscription service.  When they said it was to have a box of tasty retro sweets sent to my door every month, I got myself signed up straight away.  From …

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    How To Develop A Killer Twitter Strategy In 7 Steps


    Being active on Twitter is essential if you want to make it in the world of social influence.  You’ve signed up, you’ve sent your first tweet, but how do you make twitter a successful part of your blogging strategy?

    Twitter is probably the most effective way to drive traffic to …

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    We took a walk around Holme Pierrepoint this week, and it was great to see lots of activity as we move towards Spring.  The segway’s were out in full force, and the rowing lake was a hive of activity.  The sky rail and mini golf were also really busy.

    The …

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    When I’m Feeling Sad…


    This week has been a bit of a rubbish week.  My head had been well and truly buried in the sand when the letter arrived.  There had also been an email.

    With head well and truly ripped out of its hole of denial it seems that it is decision time.  …

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    We took Princess to the local airfield for the first time since last year.  We spent a lot of time there last summer as you can sit on the patio outside the cafe and watch the light aircraft and helicopters from an enclosed area, which is perfect when you have …

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    Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine Review


    OK, so there has been lots of talk recently of giving something up for Lent.  If you have, what did you give up?  Was it chocolate, maybe bread or was it your favourite tipple?

    How are you fairing with your 40 day challenge?  I hope it’s going well and you’ve …

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    Getting Teen Cooking With Pilgrim’s Choice


    Cheese has been a favourite food in our household as long as I can remember.  Teen has always enjoyed cheese, from being very small.  One evening I remember sitting in the lounge and I could hear the pitter patter of tiny feet running down the stairs.  Expecting to see a …

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    10 Top Tips For Flying With Babies


    I haven’t met a Mum yet who isn’t a little bit nervous about flying with their baby for the first time.  It’s completely understandable, negotiating check-in, the airport lounge, take off and all whilst hoping your little one behaves and doesn’t disrupt the other passengers.

    I’m going to be honest …

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    This week I’ve chosen a photo I took while out on a walk where I live.  We’ve been stuck in the house a lot recently with the chickenpox working it’s way through the smallest members of the family.

    It was a bright sunny day, the kind that always looks warmer …

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    Introducing Burble Baby: Britmums Live 2015 Sponsor


    I am absolutely honoured and delighted to introduce Burble Baby as my main sponsor for Britmums Live 2015.  When Karen, Mumpreneur and Business Owner contacted me to discuss a sponsorship arrangement between Zena’s Suitcase and Burble Baby I knew this was a brand I really wanted to work with.

    Karen …

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    Review: Just Party Album By Justin Fletcher


    I have to admit I was quite excited about getting my hands on Justin Fletcher’s new album, Just Party.  When it arrived, we had to listen to it straight away, so it went straight in the car CD player.  Princess was very excited, Daddy was too but he just didn’t …

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    When Weaning Doesn’t Quite Go So Well


    Babies can throw you all kinds of challenges when you least expect it.  The more children you have the more it throws you, as you get right on in that comfort zone of ‘I’ve done this before’, then your little one decides things are going to be very different.  This …

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    Review: Disney Princess Aquadoodle From Tomy


    A few weeks ago we were sent the Aquadoodle Cinderella from Tomy to try out.  I had high hopes for this toy, as I thought it might solve a few problems we were having with keeping our own little Princess entertained when she was at home with me and her …

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