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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Adios April; A Monthly Review

11th May 2017

WOW! Two weeks into May and I’m only now getting round to writing down how April went. Well, it went in a blink and a blur just like the rest of the year! So, here’s what we have been up to.

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Alder Hey Children’s Charity Appeal

9th May 2017

When I saw that Alder Hey Children’s Charity were looking for help with their awareness campaign, I really wanted to get involved.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital. The hospital cares for 275,000 patients and families every year.

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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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8 Tips On How To Get To Work On Time With More Than One Child

3rd May 2017

It was always a struggle to get out of the house on time with just Reuben. You know what it is like with, then two year old. Mornings would consist of “Let’s get you dressed Reuben”, “Can you eat your breakfast Reuben” and “Reuben we’re running late, come on”. Now throw in a baby, how am I going to get out of the house on time?

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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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Trampoline Park Tears; Our Review of Bounce Peterborough

19th April 2017

I found Bounce Trampoline Park in Peterborough.
Looking around the website it looked like a great place to go. They advertised a Kids Court which sounded brilliant.

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Pretty Muddy; Injured Knee and Resting

17th April 2017

I am now at the end of my third week of training.
Last week I wrote about my second week of training of how I had injured my knee whilst running, therefore I spent the end of the week resting. See what I got up to this week.

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Playfoam; Playfully Recognising Letters

13th April 2017

When Learning Resources offered us the chance to review their Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set we were quick to agree.
Reuben is in preschool and they are working on letter recognition and we are trying to include this in play at home.

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