Our bedtime routine with Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories app | Review

After a crazy busy day – which is most days in our house. Wind down time is by far, my favourite part of the day. Everyone has nice filled bellies from dinner, we’ve all had a little chill time. Now it’s time to get ready for bed. I don’t ask my children to bath every night, because it’s just not necessary. However, having a good bedtime routine in the evenings is {in my opinion} very important. I think I have mentioned this somewhere else on my blog, but due to have three children at home, at different ages, our bedtime…

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Instagram moments captured in an album with Colorland | Review

Instagram has always been my favourite social media platform. Sure, we’ve had our ups & downs due to algorithms changing and what not. But the love for it is still there. Plus, I love a square cropped photo, don’t you? However, in case you weren’t aware already – because I literally just found out recently myself – you can make your images in portrait on Instagram now. Which, I knew you could do before, but it looked messy with the gaps at the side. Now there are zero gaps and it gives you a little more room for creativity beyond the square…

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Petting zoos, Fun fairs & Easter egg hunts!

I cannot believe that the Easter half term has been & gone already. I know, that in other parts of the UK, things are different. But here in Northern Ireland, our children have just gone back to school. Which makes me both happy & sad. Sad, because, the kids can be great company and happy because…well…I need my routine back.  Like anytime the kids have off school, I always try to plan lots of fun things to do – or as much as my bank account will allow me too anyway! And my finances got battered during this half-term, regardless…

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How to help a choking child

This post is a little left wing for me, as in, it’s not my usual topic. However, it is vitally important and something I have seen and heard happening to little ones more & more, lately. From children choking on grapes, {which should always be cut in half} to bouncy balls. Yes, one of those innocent rubber balls that you would find in your child’s party bag. These little rubber balls of fun have now been permanently barred from our home. Thankfully, I have never been in a position where my child has been choking. However, my Dad told me…

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February Half term! | Zoo trips, Bowling & ear infections!

The first school half term of the year has been & gone already. Isn’t that crazy? The children loved having a good 10 days off school – me, not so much! Because it felt like it was too soon after their Christmas break for them to be having another one! But it happened, it’s behind us now and even though I had my butt kicked by a nasty ear infection, we still managed to have a good time.  I didn’t get any time to plan anything in particular because January & the first half of February went by so fast!…

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Visiting Dublin Zoo & their new Zoorassic World!

As the Autumn rolls in with it’s falling leaves and all of its colour and cold windy days, I can’t help but think back to the heat of the summer. We had such an amazing time and on our Summer bucket list, we hopped on a train to visit Dublin zoo.  The kids had a blast on the train down, which took about 2hrs – but thanks to travel games, tablets and snacks we made it there just fine. Even the four-year-old handled the long journey like an absolute trooper.  Our first stop was to the Meerkat restaurant, not to…

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4 activities to help stretch a tongue tie in toddlers

Firstly, I am not a teacher nor am I a trained speech therapist. However, I am a Mother with a speech-delayed daughter and we faced brick wall after brick wall with regards to getting any help – so I took it upon myself to look into ways that I could help her and see if we could defeat this tongue tie followed by her speech delay together.  I’d just like to point out that rectifying my daughter’s tongue tie did not automatically give her the gift of speech. That challenge would come next.  I made an appointment with our local…

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An afternoon in Minnowburn – National Trust

A few weeks ago I caught something on social media about a National Trust site in Belfast, that I had never heard of before. They had done a little work on it recently and made a little nature play area – we love a nature-made play area! As soon as I read that they were trying to make it a little like the Giants Lair in Newry, I had to take the kids. The Giants Lair in Newry isn’t easy to get too if you don’t drive, in fact, it’s damn near impossible to travel too as a non-driver. So Minnowburn…

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Making memories on the beach of Castlerock

On the North Coast of Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry is a little seaside village called Castlerock. It’s a place I spent a huge chunk of my childhood in and it holds a special place in my heart. Sharing my favourite place in the world with my family has been lovely over the last few years and what makes this time more amazing, is teaching my children the very thing that my Dad taught me to do, all those years ago on that very same beach; body boarding.  Like all of our day trips, we hopped on a train and…

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