Sparks and daughters penguin jumper and card
Reviews

Getting set for winter with Sparks & Daughters

This is a collaborative post with Sparks & Daughters, but all views are my own. The clocks went back at the weekend and there’s now no denying that we’re on the rapid descent from ‘bit chilly’ to ‘absolutely freezing’. As ever, I’ve been caught out by the sudden change in temperature and last Friday before …

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Toddler playing at baby club
Parenting

The Baby Club, the Baby Club yeah…

If you know, you know. Of course I’m talking about CBeebies’ The Baby Club. There is something about this programme that captivates both my 4 year old and 1 year old. Everything stops for The Baby Club. They can be immersed in play or a packet of Pom-Bears, but as soon as they hear the …

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Woman sitting in bed at night watching films on laptop and not sleeping
Parenting

Three signs that you probably need more sleep

Sleep, for parents, is a funny thing. Yep, it’s absolutely hilarious. Because when your children are babies, you’re awake more than half the night with them and end up barely functioning due to sheer exhaustion. But then, as they get older and start to reliably sleep through (if you’re lucky), you could feasibly return to …

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Parent holding melting ice cream cone at the beach in hot weather or heatwave
Parenting

Four reasons why parenting in a heatwave is no fun

Now, I love a heatwave as much as the next person. That is, if the next person is a frazzled mum of two, sweating buckets, wearing weather-inappropriate clothes and longing for a nice cool, cloudy day. Because you see, since having children, heatwaves (much like holidays) are not what they once were. Whereas the mention …

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child painting at preschool
Parenting

The end of pre-school

For the last couple of months it has been periodically hitting me (like a saucepan to the face), that Little B is coming to the end of her time at pre-school. And now her final week is here. I won’t lie: she’s beyond ready for school and has been for a while now. But I’m …

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mum and two children at animal kingdom in disneyworld
Parenting

The Mum Tag 2019

I was tagged by Josie from Me, Them and the Others (about 6 weeks ago – oops!) to answer 15 questions about being a mum. It’s been a long time coming, so without further ado, here are all my answers: 1. Favourite mum hack? I’m not sure I’m sufficiently sophisticated at parenting to have a …

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Cinderella's Castle, Disneyworld Orlando
Travel

Disneyworld with a baby: Is it worth it?

We visited Disneyworld recently with our 11 month old baby and 4 year old little girl. I’ll admit, I had reservations about travelling with our youngest. The long journey aside, I worried that we’d be really limited as to what we’d be able to do when we got there. I worried that we wouldn’t be …

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