What Do You Do When Your Child Throws A Tantrum?


The past two or so weeks my eldest daughter, Mia, who is 6 years old has been awful with her behaviour and attitude. You really would think she is much older than she is with the way she behaves when she gets into a bad temper. She is not usually like this so I do say it is a phase and it has happened a good few months ago but it is happening again and worse. There hasn't been one day where I haven't dealt with her bad behaviour and horrible attitude, except for the one day she was at her Dad's on the weekend.

Why Norwich is the perfect place to spend a day with the family

Trying to plan a family day out? Need somewhere new to take the little ones? Norwich – with its rich history, beautiful buildings and plethora of activities for all generations – probably isn’t the first place to spring to mind. But it should be, and here are just a few reasons why.

Reason 1: It’s full of imagination

BeWILDerwood treehouse park (image source: Joccay via Flickr Creative Commons)

Norwich is an incredibly imaginative, creative city. From museums to outdoor theme parks, there’s no short of adventures to be had. Take advantage of a beautiful day and visit BeWILDerwood, ‘the curious treehouse adventure.’ This theme park, located near Hoveton, is technically a bit outside Norwich but worth the drive. With magical treehouses, mazes, lakes and trails, the little ones will be reluctant to leave. (To plan your visit, click here).

30 Photos In 30 Days

I can not believe May is nearly over and we are coming into June. Where has this year gone? It's going way too fast. June is the last ever month that we will be a family of 4 as in July we will be welcoming Baby boy to the family. I wanted to do something a little different in June and I thoug…

50 Places To Visit In North Wales


If you are thinking of visiting North Wales anytime soon and stuck on where to go here is a list of 50 recommended places to visit. Even if you live in North Wales, there may be somewhere on this list you haven't visited yet and it may be worth a visit. North Wales has the most beautiful scenery of mountains and trees you are bound to see some breathtaking views in most places you visit.

My Beautiful Baby Boy

When I fell pregnant with baby number three October last year, I had no idea what to think. I was mixed with emotions but one things I knew, I wanted the baby. A little baby was growing inside of me, I grew to love this little baby more and more each day. I really wanted to know the gender and so I…

A Family Day In Beaumaris, North Wales


Last Sunday me and my partner took our nephew out for the day. We weren't too sure what we were going to do but in the end we had decided to go out for food in the Antelope Inn and we decided last minute to invite my uncle, cousin and grandparents. We all had a lovely time, especially Elliw, my nephew and cousin. Mia was supposed to be with us on the day but she attended the Race For Life with her Nain on her Dad's side

Just Another Linky #57

Week 57!
Hello, Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. Welcome to all the newbies. #justanotherlinky is a linky where all bloggers can link up and share up to two posts per week. Enjoy!

Rules
- The host and co-host would really appreciate a comment on their post(s).
- You are welcome to link u…

Why I Decided To Blog About My Pregnancy


There are many blogs out there. Some are annonymous, some are very open and some are honest but like to keep some things away. When I started blogging I knew I wanted to be honest but only up until the past year or so I have been very honest and open about what has been in happening in my life such as falling pregnant at 16 years old, post natal depression and much more. There are still some very personal things I don't wish to share but only because I keep that to myself. You have to keep some things private don't you?

Posh Canvas Review


One thing I love to have in our home are photos on the wall and personalised items around the home. I really do think it can make a house a home with personalised items and photos around the home. I recently recieved a personalised canvas from Posh Canvas. There were a few type of canvases to choose from but I decided to go with Family Icon Canvas because I thought it was really nice and quite cute too.

Obstetric Cholestasis


Obstetric Cholestasis {OC} also known as ICP is rare liver disorder women can get in pregnancy. OC only affects 1 in 100 pregnant women in the UK. The main symptom for OC is itching. Although mild itching is very normal during pregnancy but if you feel that you are constantly itching or maybe just itching a bit too much than normal then you must phone your midwife and ask for a blood test as it could be Obstetric Cholestasis.

Home Learning Course


When you're a stay at home parent or even a working parent, it is really hard to keep on top of things and do the things you really want. Some parents haven't had the chance to go to college or somewhere to qualify a course that they want to do. But many parents don't think about courses they can do at home and still qualify at the end of it.

My Interest In Photography


Ever since I was in high school I was interested in taking photos. I would always be the one with a camera but it is only until a few years ago I started to take a lot of interest in taking photos of landscapes and anything else that interested me. When I had my first daughter, Mia I am sure I took a photo daily and again when Elliw was born. It was around 3 years ago, roughly the time I started my blog that I really took it seriously. Looking back at my photos 3 or so years ago, they were terrible and pretty embarassing but I do think my photos have improved a lot within the 3 years and I am looking at buying a new camera next year to up my game a bit.

I'm A Parenting Blogger, Get Over It!


I have been blogging for over 3 years now and within the 3 years I have seen more than one slating parenting bloggers. Just why? It really doesn't make sense to me. What's worse is the ones that are slating parenting bloggers are actual bloggers themselves. I really do not understand what their problem is and I would really love to see them all go face to face to a parenting blogger and say all those negative things they have said about us.

Maxi Cosi RodiFix Booster Car Seat Review


A few weeks ago we received the Maxi Cosi RodiFix booster car seat to test out. When it arrived I was pleased at how light it was because the last thing I needed was to carry a heavy seat. I was very pleased with how padded the whole car seat was and it seemed very comfortable. We couldn't wait to get it into the car and for one of the girls to test it out.

Preparing To Meet Our Little Baby Boy


I am exactly 31 weeks pregnant writing this {23/05}. I can not believe there is only 8 weeks left until me and my partner can meet our little boy, our first little boy. The girls are so excited too meet him and the past few weeks they have been really interested in lying down besides me on the bed trying to feel and see baby boy kick. I have a home heart doppler and the girls always want to use it to hear him moving inside of me and hear the heartbeat if we can find it. I think it's a perfect way for us all to bond and a perfect way for the girls to bond with their little brother.

Hot Weather and Pregnancy - How To Deal With It


The past couple of weeks the weather has turned out really nice for us up here in North Wales. The temperature has gone up into it's 20's and it's definitely warmer than it has been for months. Although no one should complain about the heat, it is pretty hard not to complain if you are carrying a little one in your stomach. Carrying a baby makes you hot anyway, so never mind adding extra heat on top of that. The hot weather can make pregnant women feel light headed, dizzy and a little too hot. But there are ways to deal with heat whilst pregnant.

6 Things You Should Buy For Baby

When you are expecting whether it is your first, second or third {or more} time, it can get really exciting when you think about baby shopping. There are so many things a baby needs but there is only a handful of things you really need. A lot of these baby products these days aren't very essen…

Smiling {The Ordinary Moments}


Oh this week has been a tough one. A tough one with pregnancy, money and parenting. I am pretty glad this week is now over and it's Monday tomorrow, a fresh start but yet again I have more appointments. I have 3 appointments this coming week instead of my normal 2 and if I am very honest, I am fed up of these appointments. I am glad I am having them as it is to see if baby is doing well. The waiting does it for me. The small waiting rooms are so hot, with no windows {only one tiny one right at the top which is never open}. The wait this week has been 2 and a half hours on the Tuesday and 1 and a half hour on the Friday. Knowing I have to be back at school for the kids and so on, it stresses me out big time. But there isn't long to go now, but when I think of it, I have over 20 appointments to go!

Just Another Linky #56

Week 56!
Hello! I hope you've all had a lovely week. I have some little news. I am finding things pretty hard at the moment, so I am going to take a little step back. The linky will still run as normal on mine and Kirsty's site's. But I am going to cut back on the commenting as I just h…

30 Weeks Pregnancy Update

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
Not much has happened this week other than my usual twice a week appointments at the hospital. Both appointments were very slow and extremely late so I am feeling very drained and exhausted this week. I've struggled to keep on top of the blog but I am trying!…

How I Plan To Get Into Shape After Baby


If you are regular reader of my blog or if you know me in person you may know that I have been on a yo-yo weight loss rollercoaster. I have gained in this pregnancy but I am pleased with the amount I have gained so far. It is much less than what I gained in my other two pregnancies. I am excited to see how much weight will be lost after baby arrives and I do hope it's quite a lot so it motivates me more to lose this weight and baby weight when he arrives.

KiddyUK Evolution Pro 2 Infant Car Seat | My First Thoughts


When you are expecting a new baby there are many things on the list that you need to buy. One of the main things you would need to buy is a car seat, especially if you have a car. There are many car seat brands around these days so it can be pretty hard to decide on the right one for your new arrival. Some car seats are not cheap, so it would be a good idea to buy a car seat that will last a while.

UPPAbaby VISTA 2015 | My First Thoughts


Last week I got an e-mail to say that I can review an UPPAbaby VISTA 2015 Pram. I was so excited and couldn't wait to receive the pram to test it out. One thing I was super excited about was having a carry cot with the pram. I never used a carry cot with the previous prams I had for the girls. I have just under 9 weeks to until Baby boy can help us test out this beautiful pram. 

Our Little Love Story #3 | Moving Out and Buying Our First Home


In the previous post about my partner and I, I mentioned that we moved in pretty quickly of us finding out I was expecting my second child. When Elliw was born within the first month we moved out to another private rented property in the village. This house was bigger. We were really struggling in the previous house and it was so small and no way there was enough room for an extra child. It was a big change as the price was much higher monthly, but the house was much bigger and with 3 bedrooms instead of two.

Siblings {May}


It is really mad to think that there is only this month and next month where it is only going to be the two of them. In July their little brother will be joining them and I am super excited to get that first sibling photo, which will probably be taken in the hospital when they visit him for the first time. This month has been full of ups and downs but I do like to concentrate mostly on the ups! It's better that way isn't it.

Bambini & Me Swaddle Review and Giveaway

I am now on single figures counting down the weeks until baby boy arrives. I have nearly got everything ready, all I need to do is paint his nursery, build a few things, sort his clothes out and buy a few extra small things. If you know me personally then you would know that I am a huge fan of ele…

Our Little Love Story #2 | Finding Out I Was Pregnant


I really wish I had written a diary back in 2011 so I could remember everything that happened but unfortunately I didn't and I have to just write things I remember. I fell pregnant pretty quickly. If I remember rightly it was within 2 or 3 months of being together. I was on the pill and forgot to take it for 2 or 3 days, silly me thought I'd be fine and didn't think much of it. Little did we know, I started cooking baby #2.

Growth Scan #1 | 29 Weeks Pregnant


I remember a couple of months ago I was told I was going to have a growth scan along with my consultant appointment afterwards around the 29 weeks marks. I couldn't wait and May seemed like such a long time away. But it has now been and I must admit the scan was just amazing. We arrived around 1.45pm, so just a little early for our 2pm appointment. We were called in not long after and I did the usual, lying down on the bed and then the woman put the cold jelly on and there she went to scan me.

Big Yellow Flower


Friday late afternoon my girls arrived home and Mia came straight up to me and said "here is a flower for you! it's a big yellow flower!" How many flowers I have had over the years of being a Mum I honestly can not remember. I am sure all parents can agree with that too. What usually happens is you get given a flower and after getting so used to it, you secretly try and drop it without them noticing or your pocket is just full of daisies or other flowers.

Just Another Linky #55

Week 55!
I really apologise for it being late on my blog! I have been up to so much the past week and I just haven't had the time to do any blog work only 1 or 2 small posts. I have been in and out of hospital and I have been unwell as well as shattered! I am trying my best to catch up! Here is…

29 Weeks Pregnancy Update


WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
A few things have happened this week. I am absolutely shattered writing this post because of it. I have been in hospital every single day since Tuesday. On Tuesday I had my normal monitoring and bloods, Wednesday I called in the evening with bad chest pains and not feeling myself, Thursday I had my consultant and scan and on Friday I had my normal monitoring appointment and then an appointment later on in the afternoon to take my heart monitor off.

Pregnancy and Blogging


When I found out I was pregnant I had a huge list of what I wanted to write through out my pregnancy. In my first and second pregnancies I never wrote down how I felt each week or anything else, so I really wanted to do something different this time. I do write my weekly pregnancy updates which I am glad I have stuck to since I was 12 weeks pregnant. I have written a few other pregnancy posts too such as my wishlists, how I found out I was pregnant, how I feel about being pregnant, how my girls reacted that they were going to be big sisters, a few posts about the scans such as my gender reveal and so on. But as the weeks or even months are going by this pregnancy is getting more and more uncomfortable, which is making it hard to keep on top of my blog.

The Truths About Pregnancy


Since I started talking about my third pregnancy on this blog, I decided I wanted to be very honest about all the symptoms I was having. Some weeks I did purposely miss some symptoms out just because they were pretty embarrassing. But I have been thinking recently why should a pregnancy symptom be so embarassing? Many of us pregnant women can relate to most symptoms, except those few people who hardly get any!

Just Another Linky #54

Week 54!
Hey everyone! Hope you all had a lovely week. The weather has been lovely up here. I am still catching up on reading posts from last week so please bare with me! If you read my pregnancy updates, you may know why I am behind - Just so busy and not feeling too good at the moment!

Here is to…

NEXT Girls Summer Wishlist


The weather has started to change for us up here in North Wales, the sun is finally making an appearance, for how long I don't know! Let's hope it stays a while though. I love shopping for new clothes for the girls and when I took a look at NEXT's latest season, I instantly fell in love with the clothes! These are what are on my wishlist {& shop the look!}

28 Weeks Pregnancy Update


HOW I AM FEELING
I've not been feeling to bad this week. The side effects of the tablets are getting me down and getting me pretty fed up but otherwise I have been fine and nothing else to complain about! I feel like I have complained so much through this pregnancy. But I just really wanted to write honest weekly updates and just let it out about how I feel. There is no hiding behind a fake smile is there. 

This pregnancy isn't the best pregnancy I've had, infact it is one of the worst I have had so far. But I haven't got long left now and we are all super exciting to meet him.

The Second Trimester


I am not sure if I should say that I am glad I am out of the second trimester because in all fariness, even though I have complained and moaned with hormones being all over the place and not feeling 100%, the last week of the second trimester going into the third trimester hasn't been the best. I feel like all my symptoms from the first trimester is coming back! Which isn't good.

Mia's Birth Story


December the 3rd 2009 I had a huge argument with my Mother. She wanted to be my birthing partner but I wanted my Dad. If you read my blog regularly, you might know that I am not close to my Mother at all. December the 4th, I had my consultant appointment. My Dad came with me. I got called in and my consultant did his usual questions such as how was I and so on. He then took my blood pressure. My blood pressure was high and suspected start of pre-eclampsia. He told me because of the liver disorder {Obstetric Cholestasis} and high blood pressure, he wanted me to be induced. Labour ward was full that day so he wanted me to phone in early morning the next day.

May!


I am really hoping for a better month this month. I am now in my third trimester and all my first trimester symptoms have come creeping back, which I wasn't expecting so soon. Hormones are all over the place and it is a little hard looking after two little ones and being pregnant. But as a parent you just take it day by day and move on.

Our Little Love Story #1: Getting To Know Eachother


May is a special time of the month for me and my partner. On 19th of May we have been together for 5 years. So many things have happened within the 5 years and that is why I thought May would be the perfect timing of sharing our little love story in different parts each week. So here is part 1 of our story: