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    Some Mum And Daughter Time


    Princess requires a lot of interaction, and it’s not always possible to give it to her with the needs of a baby to meet at the same time.  I have three days a week when it’s just me and Little Pudding at the moment, but I have spent very little …

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    We went to the theatre on Saturday, and afterwards we took a walk around the the park at Lakeside.  It was a little cloudy, so not perfect conditions for photo taking.  When I looked back through the ones I’d captured, this one jumped out at me for #MySundayPhoto.  It’s …

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    Easy Last Minute Easter Craft


    Preschoolers use every occasion as an excuse to get crafty, and Easter is no exception.  Here’s a quick stain glass effect Easter egg that your child will love to make, and is low on mess and materials.

    What Do You Need:

    2 pieces of coloured paper 2/3 sheets of tissue…
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    Little Dish For Bigger Kids Meals Review


    I think one of the biggest challenges for a busy parent is providing their children with a healthy balanced diet.  It is something I struggle with almost daily along side juggling the demands of busy family life.

    I know when I’m at work, having just finished the 9-5, coming home …

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    If you saw my last post, you’ll already know we visited the Birmingham Sea Life Centre this weekend.  They have a new exhibit featuring an array of star fish.  They were great to photograph, and I think I just got lucky with the settings on the DSLR and managed …

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    Family Fun At Brewers Fayre


    We were lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of Brewers Fayre’s new play area along with local families and bloggers at the Castlewood restaurant in near Mansfield the other week.

    We were given a friendly welcome at the door, and instantly the whole family were made to …

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    Competition: #DesignedByKids Amazing #Giveaway!


    Do you find that your routine is a finely tuned operation, and if anything throws it even slightly off, everything can rapidly descend into meltdown, especially where small children and babies are concerned.

    I have a routine with the girls, but find most days some thing, no matter how small …

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    Party Bags And Supplies Review


    Princess turned 3 last week, and she had been waiting for this day for about 6 month’s.  It wasn’t the birthday, per se, but the idea of a party that had captured her imagination.

    She’d been to a few now, and was looking forward to one of her very own.   …

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    I nearly didn’t post a picture for #MySundayPhoto this week.  It’s been a very busy week, and today we headed of to Granny and Grandad’s with the children.  I took the camera along (of course) and struggled to get a nice pic where Little Pudding wasn’t looking down at the …

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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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