Eliza 8 weeks old

Eliza: 8 weeks old

I can hardly believe I am writing this already – Eliza is 8 weeks old. Weight: We had a bit of an issue with weight gain at the beginning but now Eliza is steadily growing, even though she is still on the small side. At her last weigh in when she was 7 weeks, her weight was sitting at 8lbs 15oz. Small, but perfectly formed… Continue Reading “Eliza: 8 weeks old”

beach

Packing for the beach

We are so lucky to live in Devon – we have some fantastic coastline here and a lot of beautiful beaches to choose from. In a recent survey, Devon was voted as the 10th best place for beaches – which I have to say surprised me a bit – I would have expected it to be much higher up the rankings. We love it here.… Continue Reading “Packing for the beach”

The Big Dig, London

Days out in London: The Big Dig

A lot of you will be heading to London over the summer holidays – purely because there is so much to do there. The Science Museum, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds – and The Big Dig at the Museum of London. Photo Credit: The Museum of London Get your hands on history! Dig up London’s past with an interactive family experience. If you’re a family… Continue Reading “Days out in London: The Big Dig”

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Dress to impress: #KBBF2015

    Thanks for hopping over from Milk Chic and welcome to my post for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt Day 3 Dress to Impress sponsors today include Milk and Mummy with a £50 voucher, Lorna Drew who are offering a beautiful set of nursing lingerie and Mummy Makes Milk who is offering a signed copy of her beautiful book for our Grand Prize winner. Over £700 worth of goodies… Continue Reading “Dress to impress: #KBBF2015″

travelling with kids

Travelling with children: my top 5 tips

Photo Credit: marek_tensam via Compfight cc Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, many of us will be travelling with our children – whether that is for holidays, days out or to visit family and friends. While these are all fun activities, the actual travelling with children part is not always quite as much fun! Over the years we have discovered a few ways… Continue Reading “Travelling with children: my top 5 tips”

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Project 365 2015, week 31

The first week of the school holidays has been a fairly quiet one. We have enjoyed a few chilled out days at home doing board games, puzzles and colouring and have also had a few fun filled days at the local adventure playground. The kids had a dentist check up on Friday – Max’s first time – and everyone was given a clean bill of… Continue Reading “Project 365 2015, week 31″

#KBBF2015

The start of my breastfeeding journey: #KBBF2015

Thanks for hopping over from Princess Poet blog and welcome to my post for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt Day 1 The Start of My Journey sponsored by Boobie Milk who are providing a £50 voucher and Cherub Chews who are offering a breastfeeding necklace for our Grand Prize winner. Entries via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. The start of my breastfeeding journey wasn’t the easiest.  Eliza was born at… Continue Reading “The start of my breastfeeding journey: #KBBF2015″

starting a business

Does being a parent make you less of a risk taker?

Many of us feel that once we start a family we must relinquish the risk-taking, carefree outlook of our youth and instead opt for a more responsible and measured approach to life. It’s true that having a family brings with it greater responsibilities and there are certain things you need to ensure for your kids’ future; financial stability, a loving home etc. But does that… Continue Reading “Does being a parent make you less of a risk taker?”

Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

Review: Graco Nimble Nook travel cot

A travel cot is an essential item if you ever plan on holidaying with your baby, or staying with friends and family. It’s worth getting your baby used to it before you need them to sleep in it overnight – some babies can be a little bit fussy about their bed! We were recently sent the Graco Nimble Nook.  It comes in a surprisingly small… Continue Reading “Review: Graco Nimble Nook travel cot”

British Red Cross first aid app

First aid for babies and children

There are approximately 6,500,000 parents with children under 5 in the UK – that’s a huge number. Research shows that parents with a young child are keen to learn some basic first aid skills – they are responsible for the safety of their child after all. If the worst happened, and you found yourself in a first aid situation, wouldn’t you want to know the… Continue Reading “First aid for babies and children”

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Tried & Tested Tuesday

Morning and welcome to another Tried & Tested Tuesday! Thanks to all of you for joining in, sharing your posts and using the hashtag every week – you make #TriedTested the success it is! Keep up the good work!  We always love reading your posts and discovering new products (and usually end up with a long wish list at the end of it all!) Thank… Continue Reading “Tried & Tested Tuesday”