A little catch up, a lot of cake & some photos too!

This last few weeks have been pretty wild. From birthdays to celebration dinners, from birthday treasure hunts to Father’s day. From day trips out to playing out in the glorious sunshine we’ve been blessed with, lately. Not forgetting the kids finishing school for the summer; so it’s been all systems go lately. So I figured I’d pop on for a little catch-up, because, well, I’ve not exactly had the chance to write this style of post for a while. Better late than never… So, yes, I mentioned birthdays. Firstly, I turned the grand old age of 38 {deary me} that…

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Fire safety products for the family home

Ensuring that your family and home are always safe is extremely important, that’s why installing fire safety product for your home is vital to keeping your loved ones well protected. According to the fire safety in the home document on the Government’s website, faulty electrics cause around 6,000 home fires across the country every year. Candles, cigarettes and heaters are also common risks of fire in the home. London Fire Brigade mention that fires are more likely to start in your kitchen than any other room in your house, with around half of home fires being caused by cooking accidents.…

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Helping my kids breath easy, with Colief

There is nothing worse than when our children get a cold; and as any Parent would, we wish we could take it from them, am I right? I remember most of the times my children have had a cold – thankfully they have my immune system and it’s not that often. Maybe once a year *touches wood*, but helping them get through the day is nothing compared to getting them {and you} through the night.  I was very kindly sent some Breathe easy Patches from Colief and they could not have come at a better time, because my youngest, Annabelle…

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3 ways to soothe Chickenpox | ViraSoothe Spray Gel

Chickenpox is horrible and it can spread through an entire class of children in no time at all. When my son Jacob brought it home from preschool one day – like some sort of stealth gift – it spread through our home, like wildfire! None of us had ever had it before and my youngest, Annabelle, was only 8weeks old at the time, too.  Out of the five of us, my Husband and the baby got it the worst. It turns out, 75% of Jacobs preschool class was off with Chickenpox, too. It’s so contagious and even when it hasn’t…

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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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