Banishing The Bottle With Silasip

#ad Meet James, my 23 month old blonde bundle of mischief. James’s favourite things in order of importance are; his bottle, chocolate brioche rolls, fire engines and dinosaurs. James We have tried to wean James from his bottle with little success, it has proved much more difficult this time round as we just haven’t had…

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Our Unconventional Christmas

2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents…

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Snow Much Fun, Whatever The Weather

#ad Were you dreaming of a white Christmas? Fed up of your little ones constantly asking when it’s going to snow? Need an activity that’s snow much fun that it will distract them while you eat what’s left of the festive goodies? Loving how many times I have mentioned snow in this paragraph? It’s Snow…

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Five Go Festive! Christmas at Amerton Farm

#ad Christmas is all about the kids, right? Absolutely! And at Amerton Farm both big and little kids are catered for. A Twilight Christmas Adventure This event sounded absolutely magical, going out when it’s dark still holds lots of excitement for Stanley my 4 year old. A tractor ride, an enchanted village and real reindeer…

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The Adventures of Frank and Diesel: Frank’s First Christmas

#ad It’s the time of year for wearing new pj’s (dinosaur ones here obviously), hot chocolates, cosy cuddles and a good story before bed. So, naturally we were excited to read Frank’s First Christmas from The Adventures of Frank and Diesel series. We were kindly gifted our copy in exchange for this review, however all…

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Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox

#ad Anyone who knows me in real life will know I love a bit of art and craft, and my boys love getting stuck in with paint, glue, glitter and the like…basically anything that can get messy! We were sent a festive toucanBox, which was a complete surprise for Stanley when it came through the…

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Five Go Festive! The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

This year, I feel like I’ve skipped a couple of months somehow. November came around far too quickly and suddenly we’re into December and up until now I haven’t felt at all ready for the Christmas period. So, in order to try and get into the festive spirit I started looking into activities we would…

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Dinovember ’18: The Story So Far…

So, now that we are more than halfway through the month of Dinovember I thought I’d give you a round up of what our dinos have been getting up to. If you’re thinking what the Triceratops is Dinovember then click here to read more. This year we’ve learned that the dinosaurs can’t escape from our…

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The Kindness Elves: An Introduction

#ad The last few weeks of my pregnancy marked a noticeable change in my eldest’s behaviour. Although excited about the new baby’s imminent arrival, I had noticed that Stanley was becoming short tempered, easily frustrated (when playing with James) and very argumentative, especially with me. There have been big changes in his life and routine…

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Birth Story 3: The Return of the Rush

Eli arrived at 8.29am on Sunday 21st Oct, weighing a healthy 8lb. As promised here’s my third birth story… The Start I was rudely, but not at all surprisingly woken up at 4am Sunday morning by pained cries from James, who was either clearly being mauled by a tiger or possessed by a demon. I…

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