Silent Sunday

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Trunki Paddlepak Review

Ever since the older kids started back at school, my toddler and I have started doing little activities in the mornings, including swimming. So when the fabulous Trunki offered the chance to review one of their Paddlepaks, we got pretty excited. We were able to choose the one we liked the most and seen as Annabelle really doesn’t care that much at the moment, her big sister decided to help me choose {it wasn’t easy!} but we finally decided on Inky the Octopus: A Paddlepak is basically a lightweight, waterproof backpack that is perfect for taking out and about, whether…

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Ordinary Moments: Kisses!

Annabelle is so busy just watching, observing, learning and letting her older siblings do all the talking and expressions for her….or until now that is….as we’ve had a small break through and man I am excited for the wave that will hopefully follow! Hugs were her first show of love. Annabelle gaves the best little person hugs, those little arms go round as far as they’ll go, her hands will stroke your back, her head will be nestled perfectly into the nook of your neck and she’ll make a little “hmmm” sound. It’s very sweet and she would do it…

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DIY & Interiors: Homework space wish list!

Since this whole ‘Back to School’ wave of madness kick started again I have noticed one clash of the titans time in our afternoons – homework time! Usually, the dinner table would be set up with a drink & a biscuit each and both my P6 & P2 children would put their heads down to complete their homework. However lately, this has not been so smooth sailing. Ellie felt quite anxious going from P5 into P6, the leap of educational pressure sort of dawned on her and even though she appeared to be doing well in her day to day…

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Child Safety ID Bracelet

 As you know we’re off on our first family holiday soon and something that has been playing on my mind quite a bit. We’re going to be in a super busy place, with a bundle of little ones and between the darling man and me, we only have two sets of eyes to keep track of them all. So I came up with a solution; to make a Child Safety ID bracelet for each child or minor. Now I don’t intend to lose my children {just thought I’d air that!}, but if one of them do happen to stray, get turned…

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Cavehill Adventure Park Part two

Last week the sun shone so beautifully from 6 am and the temperature just kept rising. By 10 am it was 15 degrees and glorious! So we had to go out! You may have read Part 1 of this day out saga, if not, you can read it here. But on the second half of our outing, we went for a walk around the beautiful Belfast Castle.  Belfast Castle is just a stone’s throw away from the Cavehill Adventure Playground and it has the most gloriously beautiful gardens. Especially on a beautiful sunny day.  The kids love trying to find…

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Living Arrows

My youngest boy, Jacob is such a sensitive soul, which brings me to share this week Living arrows post. He shines in the darkness, he loves unconditionally, he makes sure you know you are loved, adored and he doesn’t mind wearing his heart ever so proudly on his little sleeve.  He’s always been that way. A soft little soul with a heart of gold. A heart big enough to love everyone equally and I love how he doesn’t mind displaying his adoration and love for others. Especially his siblings. Especially his little sister, who he just…..fawns over. The past few days,…

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How to make Salt Dough Baby Keepsakes

I’m a very artsy crafty person, or at least I like to think that I am! I love having a wee go at new things. So naturally, I jumped at the chance to give making my own salt dough keepsake a go, to take a lovely DIY foot and/or hand impression of my beautiful 8-week old daughter. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think it would work, but low & behold it did and I was well impressed! This is such a crazy simple tutorial and the result is pretty cool, too. Here are the ingredients:- 1 cup of salt 1 cup…

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