Konfidence swimwear

Review: Konfidence swimwear

Eliza, like her brothers and sister, has always been a water baby. If she is upset and crying, a bath always soothes her. So from an early age, we have made an effort to take her swimming as much as possible – sometimes I have taken her alone when the older children are at school or nursery, and sometimes we have all gone as a… Continue Reading “Review: Konfidence swimwear”

depression

The day I admitted I wasn’t coping

Depression still has such a stigma attached to it. So many people suffer, yet so few will admit to it. Why? It’s an illness, just like the flu or tonsillitis – yet we will admit to those freely, posting updates on Facebook and keeping everyone up to date with medications and recovery. Yet those of us with depression won’t do the same. We hide the fact we… Continue Reading “The day I admitted I wasn’t coping”

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Birth stories: Donna and a tale of two home births

Welcome to the latest instalment in my Birth Stories feature. Today Donna from What the Redhead Said is sharing her tale of two home births. I am so excited to share this post – my first home birth story! Looking back at when I was pregnant for the first time, with our beautiful LP, it feels as though I were a different person. I was… Continue Reading “Birth stories: Donna and a tale of two home births”

Hunt & Wilson dog bed

Giveaway: Win a Hunt & Wilson luxury wooden dog bed

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and just because one of your loved ones has four legs instead of two it doesn’t mean they should miss out on all the fun and excitement! That’s why the team at Hunt & Wilson have generously offered this fantastic wooden dog bed to give away to one lucky competition winner! Available in either a medium (80 x… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Win a Hunt & Wilson luxury wooden dog bed”

#TriedTested

Tried & Tested Tuesday #5

Whooo January is done and dusted for another year! Welcome in February, we’re so happy to see you! Welcome to the third year of #TriedTested! Of course we wouldn’t be able to say that without you lovely lot returning each and every week to link up your favourite reviews and taking time to read and comment on others.  We have always been really proud of the… Continue Reading “Tried & Tested Tuesday #5”

Internet safety

A safe internet & win tickets to Bletchley Park

The 9th February is Safer Internet Day. With 4 young children in the house, internet safety is something we take pretty seriously. My 2 oldest children are 10 and 7, and use the internet with our supervision for games and homework. However, I know it is only a matter of time before they will want to use the internet more freely, without us looking over… Continue Reading “A safe internet & win tickets to Bletchley Park”

home DIY

Small space? Not a problem with these 5 DIY tips!

Small spaces can be restrictive and frustrating. The BBC website claimed that the UK has ‘some of the smallest new homes in Europe,’ and many houses also have only a pocket handkerchief sized garden. Worse still, some houses have little or no outside space at all. If your property only has a small space outside, don’t despair – here are five projects that can help… Continue Reading “Small space? Not a problem with these 5 DIY tips!”

Lord's baby range

Giveaway: Win Lord’s cricket romper suit & bib

If you have a cricket fan in the family, then you will have heard of Lord’s. MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the ‘Laws and Spirit’ of the game since its foundation in 1787. It moved to its third and current home in 1814. There are 18,000 full and 5,000 Associate Members… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Win Lord’s cricket romper suit & bib”

#TriedTested

Tried & Tested Tuesday #4

Morning all!  Isn’t January flying past at a rate of knots?! Next week it will be February and hopefully we will all be settling into 2016 and any new routines. Welcome to the third year of #TriedTested! Of course we wouldn’t be able to say that without you lovely lot returning each and every week to link up your favourite reviews and taking time to read… Continue Reading “Tried & Tested Tuesday #4”

teething

Top 3 teething products & win a Gummee Glove

Teething. It is not always a fun time for either babies or parents. These poor little ones don’t understand why they are in pain, why they suddenly feel uncomfortable sensations in their mouth, and why you aren’t making them go away! As parents, we find it hard too – not being able to help them, not being able to explain the reason for the discomfort… Continue Reading “Top 3 teething products & win a Gummee Glove”

birth stories

Birth stories: Alex & Roo

Welcome to the latest instalment in my Birth Stories feature. Today we have the birth of Roo, shared from his Dad’s perspective. Thanks to Alex from Random Geeky Dad for sharing this story When I discovered that Kate ran a feature based around childbirth stories, I though “well I’m a bloke but I’ll give it a go. A man talking about babies, fancy that!” And even though the… Continue Reading “Birth stories: Alex & Roo”