Things I’ve Learnt About Potty Training After 3 Kids

Share This: For me potty training has to be one of the worst parts of parenting.  I really wasn’t looking forward to potty training my youngest daughter, and was literally hoping she would just decide she wanted to wear big girl pants and that would be it.  She likes to do everything her big sister does, and I really hoped…

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The Ultimate Guide To Making Family Travel Easier

Share This: We are a family who loves to travel, as you’ve probably guessed already.  It’s taken some practice to make getting around with 2, and sometimes 3 kids, stress free but we are starting to feel like we’ve nailed it from where to take the family on holiday to making packing for the kids as easy as possible.  Family…

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What’s New With Asda Little Angels Nappies

Share This: A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the Dorchester Hotel to find out what has been happening with ASDA Little Angels Nappies.  A group of Mummy bloggers sniffed, tugged and generally put the new nappies under rigorous scrutiny whilst enjoying the luxurious surroundings of the Dorchester Spa.  Not bad for an afternoons work,…

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Witches Cauldron Paper Plate Craft Idea

Share This: Witches Cauldrons are so closely associated with Halloween I just had to feature a children’s craft for how to make one on Zena’s Suitcase.  Here’s last year’s easy toddler witches cauldron if you want to take a peek.  This year it’s all about the paper plates, as they are the perfect shape for adapting into this spooky halloween…

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Enjoying Play Group Together

Share This: Recently I’ve been thinking about how to keep the girls busy through the autumn.  There is a little part of me that is sad about the wet and cold weather coming, and getting them out to the park becomes not being quite so easy. One thing I haven’t been doing with the both of them over the summer…

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First Steps, Difficult Behaviour & Exam Stress

Share This: One thing I find really hard about having children of such different ages, is writing about them on the blog all equally.  I guess featuring them all equally is difficult when they are at such different stages of their lives, and possibly a tall order. So that’s where the idea came from for the family update.  It means…

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Which Sports Are Suitable For Toddlers?

Share This: One thing that sporty parents are always keen to do is introduce their kids to sports from a young age. The idea is that if you get them hooked early, they’ll grow into athletic children and, later on, fit and healthy teens. But how early can you start teaching sport to your offspring? You might be surprised to…

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Paddy’s Bathroom Review

Share This: Bathtime is a really special time in our house.  When Princess and Little Pudding were able to bath together, not only did it make our lives a little bit easier but it also gave them something they could share together.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, splashing is splashing, right?  It really bridges the gap between baby…

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Some Mum And Daughter Time

Share This: Princess requires a lot of interaction, and it’s not always possible to give it to her with the needs of a baby to meet at the same time.  I have three days a week when it’s just me and Little Pudding at the moment, but I have spent very little time with just the preschooler.  As her behaviour…

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Easy Last Minute Easter Craft

Share This: Preschoolers use every occasion as an excuse to get crafty, and Easter is no exception. Here’s a quick stain glass effect Easter egg that your child will love to make, and is low on mess and materials. What Do You Need: 2 pieces of coloured paper 2/3 sheets of tissue paper Scissors PVA glue

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Little Dish For Bigger Kids Meals Review

Share This: I think one of the biggest challenges for a busy parent is providing their children with a healthy balanced diet.  It is something I struggle with almost daily along side juggling the demands of busy family life. I know when I’m at work, having just finished the 9-5, coming home and providing a good home cooked meal is…

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Party Bags And Supplies Review

Share This: Princess turned 3 last week, and she had been waiting for this day for about 6 month’s.  It wasn’t the birthday, per se, but the idea of a party that had captured her imagination. She’d been to a few now, and was looking forward to one of her very own.   We haven’t had a party until now…

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Chickenpox Can Kiss My Butt!

Share This: We’ve had a rough time of it these last few weeks with the children and getting sick.  To say I’m sleep deprived is an understatement, but so is everyone else in the house.  We are passing a grumpy hat round as we can only have one person be grouchy at anyone time to avoid complete fall out! I…

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7 Things Parents Should Avoid At Bedtime

Share This: Right, stop the press. Prepare yourselves readers, I have an astonishing announcement to make. It may surprise you all to know that I am not a perfect parent.  I know, I had you fooled didn’t I! I can make this declaration safe in the knowledge that I have got many things wrong in my parenting journey, but rest…

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#Giveaway! #Win A Set Of Fruit Heroes Snack Bars For #Kids

Share This: If you caught up with my blog last week, you’ll know that Fruit Heroes have been a real hit with the toddler.  They have quickly become her first choice of snack and because they have been such a hit with us, I wanted to give some of you the opportunity to try them out too. The team at…

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#Theatre For Kids: Whatever The Weather

Share This: We really love taking the girls to the theatre, it is definitely one of our favourite places to go.  Princess really enjoys it now, and gets really excited when she knows we are going to see a performance.  Even Little Pudding, at 8 months, is transfixed by the storytelling that the theatre can bring to life now she…

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Holme Pierrepont Country Park #MyFavouritePlace

Share This: I don’t know about you but I’m always guilty of forgetting about what’s on our very doorstep.  Holme Pierrepont Country Park is literally 2 minutes from our house on the outskirts of Nottingham, just of the A52. We hadn’t ventured down there for ages, so figured it was about time we paid it a visit.  As it’s home…

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The Truth About Christmas And Toddlers!

Share This: I was so looking forward to the Christmas break, having family time and eating too many chocolates then the nursery Christmas newsletter arrived and it all came flooding back. The truth about Christmas with a toddler is that nursery is closed for a week and a half. Oh no!  What were we going to do.  Playgroups cease to exist, toddler…

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Review: Octonauts Live UK Tour 2014 – 2015

Share This: Princess had been looking forward to going to see ‘Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure’ all week.  She knew exactly what day we were going and you could feel her excitement growing as we got nearer and nearer to Sunday. She loves them you see, and just wants to give them a big cuddle.  She loves them…

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Easy Toddler Halloween Craft Activity

Share This: If you need a last minute toddler craft activity then look no further as I have the perfect witches cauldron for you!  You can use it as a picture or decoration and you little one will love making it and sharing it with the whole family. 1. Mummy got things started by cutting out a cauldron shape and…

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Swimming With Huggies Little Swimmers

Share This: I have a confession to make, well I probably have several but for the purposes of this post the one I’m going to reveal is that I cannot swim.  It’s something I’m not particularly proud of.  It stems from a fear of water that developed from an incident in the school pool when I was child.  From then…

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The Jekyll and Hyde of Gentle Parenting

Share This: I know how this stuff works.  I’ve been in this parenting game for nearly 17 years now.  I should be well practised at it for crying out loud but I didn’t appreciate what a game changer having 2 under 3 years old would be.  It’s not that it’s easy with one, but when you have two or more,…

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Review: Ella’s Kitchen #StandUpForGoodSnacks

Share This: I have always been a fan of Ella’s Kitchen, since way before my blogging days.  I used their range regularly with little Princess.  It soon became a brand I relied on and trusted when it came to weaning and snacking for my little one.  I found their products complimented my home cooking really well and helped to add…

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The Breastfeeding Diaries 5th August 2014

Share This: This week is World Breastfeeding Week!  The theme of this year’s event is to assert the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding.   To celebrate and support the work of World Breastfeeding Week I’ve decided to launch this week’s diaries with a vlog and some really interesting and cool facts about breastfeeding.    …

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Review: Drayton Manor Adventure Park & Thomas Land

Share This: After feeling like things were going a little awry with the teenager and the husband last week I decided a family day out was called for, the whole family.  We do a lot with the girls and leave the teenager at home quite often.  It often suits him that way but from time to time it’s important for us…

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