Monday, 23 October 2017

Advent Calendars For Children | Christmas Gifting


Whilst I realise it's October and may of you won't have given Christmas much thought advent calendars are becoming more and more popular and seem to sell out fairly quickly, hence my decision to post this now. This year there seems to be a huge variety for all ages on the market making it almost impossible to choose just one!  I know these won't be everyones cup of tea, but I actually like the idea of a calendar that isn't chocolate or sweet based and I think they make lovely gifts. 
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Empowering Girls & Women

"A WOMAN WITH A VISION EMPOWERS AN EMPIRE OF WOMEN TO DO MORE, SEE MORE AND BE MORE."

Whilst looking through pinterest recently I came across this quote and it really stood out to me. 

I am a young woman but when it comes to supporting and encouraging other women and mums I like to think I have it covered. I'm far from perfect and I have made (and continue) to make many mistakes, as a woman, a parent and as a wife. However, I have a passion to help other women, particularly mums, to try and inspire them and help them feel good about themselves. 
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Nimble Babies Milk Buster | Product Review & Giveaway


How many other mums out there hate cleaning bottles? Surely I am not the only one?! If we are all honest, no matter how hard you try and with the best will in the world, over time all bottles end up a bit cloudy. 

I have seen the Nimble Babies Milk Buster floating around the internet recently, and it did catch my eye but if I'm completely honest I thought 'Ok a fancy (more expensive) washing up liquid.' Let me tell you how wrong I was! Having tried and tested it I can confidently say it's nothing like your standard washing up liquid and it really does do what it claims to. 

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Zara Haul | Oscar's Autumn/Winter Wardrobe


Brett and I had a major parenting fail recently, all of a sudden Oscar seemed to have a growth spurt and we had no clothes for him *insert monkey emoji covering face here*.  He is so awkward with his sizing, having only just grown out of 0-3 bottoms and still in 6-9 tops we've had him sorted since he was born.  Despite it still being around 28 degrees in Cyprus I'm beginning to pick up lots of Autumn and Winter bits, believe it or not the weather does change and you definitely need some warmer layers and a raincoat! I found out the hard way last year! 
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Monday, 16 October 2017

For Lucas | Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Week


I wanted to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness week by joining many others and writing a post about our experience.  This post is in many respects the easiest I could ever write, however, I've found myself putting it off for months, started and deleted it numerous times and left it as an untitled draft.  The last week, as most of you will know, I have been in hospital due to premature labour (which thankfully, has settled, for now).  I had my laptop with me and began to write what Brett and I went through, but nothing seems appropriate, I'm a pretty open book, I can and have talked openly about what happened and what we went through. For some reason I have really struggled to write it down in a blog post, sharing the intimate details just doesn't feel natural in this instance, for me. 
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Pregnancy Update | 18 - 20 Weeks & Gender Reveal




I'm actually 21 weeks but the last couple of weeks have been nice and hectic as usual so I'm a little out of sync! In terms of the baby, everything is OK.  Things with me haven't been great but that's just ongoing issues which we were semi aware of.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Weaning Oscar | With HiPP Organic


Weaning can be daunting for any parent, whether it's your first or third child, it certainly has been for me. When it was Emelia's turn it was so easy, she began showing an interest and tasting foods at 4 months, whereas Oscar has been the polar opposite, even at 6 months he showed no interest what so ever. I was beginning to feel quite deflated, health visitors and other professionals were telling me what he should be having but no matter what I tried nothing worked, he just refused. I tried both bought and home made purees, finger foods, foods we eat, baby rice - everything.
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