My 3 year old wants to be Peter Pan

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“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.” – J.M.Barrie Peter Pan View Post

WaterWipes review – the best wipes for little bums?

WaterWipes

If there is one thing every parent to be should buy in bulk before their little one arrives it is baby wipes. Babies seem to enjoy pooing a lot and it is surprising how many wipes you can get through in a single day. It can be difficult deciding which wipes to buy with so many different brands out there, most of which claim to be perfect for newborn skin, and it is also hard as you don’t know how sensitive your child’s skin is going to be. Alex is 5 months old now and we have been using supermarket own brand wipes up until recently. There have been a few occasions where Alex has suffered with mild nappy rash and we have had to use some Care&Protect to clear it up. Recently we were given the opportunity to test out WaterWipes, the only baby wipes out there made almost entirely of water. I was interested to review these wipes to see if using wipes free from any chemicals really made any difference to Alex’s sensitive skin. View Post

Baby update – Alex is 5 months

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Welcome back to Alex’s monthly baby updates, my baby boy is now 5 months old! Alex has developed so much in this past month, it is amazing to watch him grow and learn new things at an alarmingly fast pace. Here is what has been happening over the past 4 weeks. View Post

FUM – children’s book review

Fum

Ever since he was a baby Leo has loved books and his love for stories has just continued to grow and grow as he has got older. My boy is such a bookworm and I love it, it is one of the things he has inherited from his Mummy. As I am a Boolino Friend I get sent fabulous children’s books to review and Leo gets so excited every time a book is delivered from Mummy’s ‘work’. Recently we received a wonderful book called FUM, here is what I (and more importantly Leo) thought of this fairy tale with a twist. View Post

#BlogCrush linky – Week 5

#BlogCrush

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush , the linky with a difference that I host with lovely Lucy from Lucy at Home. This linky is all about sharing the blog love, you can link up a post you have written and a post written by a blogger you admire.  If you have read something amazing this week then this is the place to show it off and give it the love it deserves. Also, if you have written something fab this week then come link that up too, Lucy and I love reading your posts. View Post

How NOT to do a mum and baby exercise class

mum and baby exercise class

Yesterday I decided to go to my first ever spin class. Alex is closing in on 5 months old now and apart from that one 20minute run I did last month and the few times I did some yoga youtube videos, I haven’t done any exercise. I have been very lucky that, thanks to breastfeeding and good genes, I have pretty much sprung back to my pre baby weight with very minimal effort and I have not even had to shy away from the cake. Despite all this, my body may look good in clothes but underneath it is a bit of a squishy mess that is in need of some attention if I want to be rocking it in a bikini on our holiday next month. I decided now was the perfect time to get fit and tone up the mum tum once and for all and I foolishly believed a weekly mum and baby spin class was the answer to my wobbly problems. Um, I was SO wrong.  If you are thinking of going to your first ever spin class please learn from my mistakes, this is how not to get back into exercise after having a baby. View Post

#BlogCrush linky – Week 4

#BlogCrush

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush , the linky with a difference that I host with lovely Lucy from Lucy at Home. This linky is all about sharing the blog love, you can link up a post you have written and a post written by a blogger you admire. Thanks to everyone who came and joined us last week, I enjoyed reading your posts and really enjoying discovering some new blogs through the blog crushes that were linked up. View Post

10 lessons I have learnt from my son’s first year of play school

First year of play school

Today marks 12 whole months since Leo’s first day of play school. At 2 and half years old we decided Leo was ready to start mixing more with other kids, learning valuable skills for school  and, well, I needed a bit of a break if I’m honest. The year has gone so quickly and I feel like Leo isn’t the only one who’s been learning new things, I’ve learnt a fair few lessons myself too and I thought I would share them with you all. View Post

Get your face on a cake – Caketoppers photo cupcake review

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When it comes to cake, I am a little bit obsessed. I love the stuff. If it wasn’t frowned upon I could easily have cake for breakfast and when people respond to the question ‘do you want a piece of cake?’ with ‘OK but just a slither’ I think they’ve got issues. Who in their right mind would just want a slither of the good stuff? You are probably wondering why I am going on about cake, well it’s because recently I got to try out some amazing cupcakes from Caketoppers and these cakes were extra special as they were decorated with photos of my family. View Post

5 reasons to love babywearing

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One of the things I knew I wanted to do when I had my second baby was to try babywearing. I didn’t do it with Leo and, knowing what I know now, I wish I had. For those of you who don’t know, babywearing is when you ‘wear’ your baby in a sling, baby carrier or wrap. There is a bit of a misconception that it is a ‘hippy’ thing to do but no one has ever described me as a hippy and I love carrying Alex.

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#BlogCrush linky – Week 3

#BlogCrush

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome back to #BlogCrush , the new linky with a difference that I host with lovely Lucy from Lucy at Home.

Thank you to everyone who came and linked up with us last week, I really enjoyed reading all your posts and I loved seeing so much love being shared within the linky. I hope you have all got a favourite post to come link up with us this week too. View Post