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NAVIGATING PARENTHOOD SINCE 2011

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World Cord Blood Day 2018

This post is a collaboration with Smart Cells and includes information provided in a press release about World Cord Blood Day Today is World Cord Blood Day and this got me thinking about my experience of donating cord blood, the reasons I wanted to do something with the cord blood from my babies and what […]

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My Fairy Garden – Fairy Light Garden

  We were gifted the My Fairy Garden – Fairy Light Garden playset by Wire PR for review – thank you!  The post contains affiliate links. Do your children believe in fairies?  Mine love anything magical so I knew that this was going to be a winner as soon as a I saw it.  We […]

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Mud and Bloom Nature Craft Boxes Review and Discount Code

Two of the things that we love to do as a family are crafts and getting outside and into nature.  So the Mud and Bloom seasonal nature craft and gardening boxes sounded great to me.  I loved the concept of combining nature with crafts and that someone else would have thought of the idea, got all the […]

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Bloggers #DreamTeam Linky 132

Well hello there and welcome to the  #DreamTeam bloggers linky with me, Heather from Shank You Very Much  and Annette from 3littlebuttons as your hosts.  Has anyone else just realised that Christmas is literally around the corner?  I feel like I may have been languishing in that delightful place ‘denial’ and now I foresee a panic coming.  Don’t tell […]

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Why I will always vaccinate my children

Earlier this week I read a piece on Netmums about the low take up of the MMR vaccine in the UK and how the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies has urged people not to believe social media ‘fake news’ about the dangers of vaccination.  I am no doctor and I fully respect that […]

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PACKIT Freezable Lunch Box

Kids Lunch Box Ideas

I am a total newbie to the world of the packed lunch and the kids lunch box, but after the standard and quality of the school lunches in our area seriously plummeted and even my eldest son who always willing ate them, started complaining I felt like I might have to make a change.  Then […]

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Test for Tommy Campaign #chdawareness

Test for Tommy – every newborn baby deserves the test that could help save their life. *please note this post contains a bereavement and could be a trigger* I am supporting the Test for Tommy campaign launched by Tiny Tickers, the baby heart charity, which aims to place pulse oximetry test machines in every maternity […]

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Autumn Crafts for Toddlers

We love a bit of arts and crafts here no matter the time of year, but I definitely think that Autumn really lends itself to crafts and there are lots of things that can be done with little kids and toddlers very easily.  There also tends to be a lot of glitter involved and I […]

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Bloggers #DreamTeam Linky 131

Hello and welcome to the #DreamTeam linky with me, Heather from Shank You Very Much  and Annette from 3littlebuttons as your hosts.  It has been a hectic week with Halloween and Bonfire night.  I am all ready and excited to read your posts this week.  Remember that you can post your post on any subject and we love to […]

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My first #Blogtober18 is over

It’s official #blogtober18 is over and I failed! I managed around 25 days I think but the combination of a cold virus battering the family and my CV writing  business (#ad) CV Righter being super busy meant that something had to give and that something had to unfortunately be the blog. Still I am not deterred […]

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