GIVEAWAY – WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE LIVE SHOW

GIVEAWAY – WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE LIVE SHOW

If you have any little ones, I’m sure you’ll be very aware of a certain Peppa Pig. Along with ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, I’m pretty certain ‘Peppa’ was one of the first words both our children managed to master! If this is the case, then I’m sure they’d be very excited to hear that Peppa Pig and her gang are currently on tour in a brand new live show, ‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’, and I’ve got 4 tickets to give away to…

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5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

These weeks are absolutely flying by, and next week I’ll officially be in my 3rd trimester! I like to think I’m a pretty laid back, go with the flow sort of person. However, when it comes to giving birth, being as prepared as possible really helps me. I know it’s impossible to plan everything in this situation, but here are 5 ways to prepare for labour and birth: Mind Hypnobirthing preparation As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ve invested…

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How To Book a Budget Family Holiday

How To Book a Budget Family Holiday

We’ve always liked to do things on a budget as a family, and this includes booking a holiday on a budget. We were fortunate enough to be able to save a bit of money this year, so we wanted to make sure we got the most value for money when it came to going away. Pre-children, we were happy to ‘rough it’ a bit, after all we only had ourselves to please, and we had many times where things didn’t…

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TUI Family Life Bahia Feliz – Hotel Orquidea – Our Family Holiday to Gran Canaria

TUI Family Life Bahia Feliz – Hotel Orquidea – Our Family Holiday to Gran Canaria

If someone had told me 5 years ago I would be choosing to holiday at a hotel designed specifically for families with kids, I’d have laughed in your face, explaining that nothing was going to change when we had children. We would be travelling in the same way as we did as a couple, exploring local culture, doing our own thing, kids clubs were definitely not for us. HAHA! How naive. So here is our review of TUI Family Life Bahia…

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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

It’s one of the very first questions you get asked when people find out you’re expecting. “Do you know what you’re having?” Young, old, family, not family, there are no discrepancies. Everybody wants to know what this little bump is going to be. With our first pregnancy, my husband was desperate to find out. I think he was struggling with imagining us actually having a baby, and needed to pin his expectations on something. I managed to talk him round,…

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Monthly food shop – 2 Months on

Monthly food shop – 2 Months on

It’s been 2 months since we started doing our main food shop once a month, and honestly it’s been amazing! I don’t know why I didn’t do it before. It’s meant I’m able to spend less time shopping (always a winner in my eyes!), and also planning meals for the whole month really relieves the stress of doing a meal plan each week. Okay, I know it’s not a massive stress to do one every week, however it takes up…

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Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

For some reason, this pregnancy has by far been my most anxious one. I don’t know if it’s the fact I’m maybe not quite so naive this time around, or that in my odd head, the fact I’ve had 2 straightforward pregnancies means I’m almost expecting something to go wrong this time around. I find out I was pregnant just before I was 4 weeks this time, so I knew from very early on. I touched on it in my…

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Pregnancy update – 11 & 12 weeks – 3rd baby

Pregnancy update – 11 & 12 weeks – 3rd baby

Firstly, I must apologise! I’ve not been feeling 100% so haven’t felt able to do my 11 week update. The tiredness has just overwhelmed me at times, and I’ve been taking myself to bed as soon as the kids are in bed most evenings. So I hope you don’t mind, but here is my pregnancy update for 11 and 12 weeks. How far along? Today I am 12 weeks and 2 days Due date? 21st August Symptoms? Tired…so…so…tired! I know,…

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My new challenge – monthly food shop.

My new challenge – monthly food shop.

My new challenge – monthly food shop So it’s no secret I love Aldi, in fact I wrote a blog post with tips on how to shop there. However, I just hate doing the weekly food shop. As amazing as Aldi is, until someone builds one with an on-site crèche, it’s definitely the bain of my life. I tend to go on a Tuesday, when my eldest is at nursery. When my youngest was a baby, this was perfect. She…

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