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Mummy Guilt; My First Week Back at Work

14th May 2017

Worst of all, I felt shamed that part of me was excited to be going back. Why would I be excited about being at work and away from my children? That’s not right is it?

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Jo and Reuben behind a VW Camper

Our First Family Holiday as Four; Butlins Review

7th May 2017

Normally we pick CentreParcs for a holiday. This year we decided that Butlins would suit us better this time, the cost was very similar to CentreParcs but there was a lot more included, lots of activities, swimming, a fair and shows to name a few!

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Baking with kids; Rolled Cookies

Baking with Kids; Rolled Cookies

26th April 2017

Reuben chose to make rolled cookies. They looked like they would be a good choice and fairly simple, which is key when I’m trying to bake with a three year old whilst entertaining a seven month old baby

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Reuben playing

Testosterone Surge in Preschoolers; Fact or Myth?

23rd April 2017

A friend had mentioned that boys tend to get like this at around 3 or 4 years old as they have a surge of testosterone. I’ve never heard of this, but thought it seemed plausible. I decided to spend some time looking into it and trying to find out some more information.

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coffee cup and cookies

It’s The Little Things; Week Eleven

29th March 2017

We were all unwell with colds. I had planned to write the post mid-week but things took a bit of a turn.
I was glad when the week was over and she showed signs of getting better.
Anyway, in amongst all of the chaos there were things that have made me smile!

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Magnet Car

Could This Be the New Must Have Toy?

20th March 2017

I am constantly looking at toys for my children. Toys that will be fun but make them think, that have an educational element to them but without losing the fun. Could this be the new must have toy?

Magnetic Building Blocks

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It’s The Little Things; Week Nine

17th March 2017

This week’s Little Things includes Lego, Pavement Games, Smiles, Ladies that Lunch and a Miracle….

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jam doughnut cupcakes

Baking with Kids; Doughnut Cupcakes

15th March 2017

I love baking with Reuben, but I can also find it stressful at times.
Reuben loves baking, he gets so excited but with that excitement comes a lack of listening.
He decides that everything needs to be his way and who cares about a recipe.

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coffee cup and cookies

It’s The Little Things; Week Eight

8th March 2017

Week Eight of the It’s The Little Things linky, not only that but we’re in March! Can you believe it? March!
I love it when the nights pull out, the promise of spring and summer, of warmer evenings and longer days.

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coffee cup and cookies

It’s The Little Things; Week Seven

2nd March 2017

This last week has gone in a blink and a blur. With Reuben being back at preschool it means that three of our days revolve around his routine and so the days go really quickly.

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