My Child, My Son, My World - Letter To My Boy & A Little Update


Dear Freddie,

Babyzen ZEN Stroller Review


A few weeks ago we were given the Babyzen ZEN stroller to review. After testing the ZEN out for the past few weeks I thought it was about time to write this review about the stroller. Not long after receiving the stroller, I wrote my first thoughts on the Babyzen ZEN stroller. I have managed to use the stroller in different weathers, different grounds and on the school run. 

#BestTimesCaptured - An Instagram Community - Weekly Giveaway

#BestTimesCaptured has been running for a few weeks now and our weekly giveaway with Popbook has been running for two weeks. Last week saw Emily's beautiful photo win their very own Popbook. #BestTimesCaptured is a new Instagram community where you share you best captured photos. Not only are you sharing your stunning photos, each time you use the hashtag you are entered into a giveaway where you could win yourself a Popbook.

Here is more information about the community:

Our School Morning Routine


I think I was kind of lucky that Freddie was born a day after the girls finished school, ready for the summer holidays. The holidays were tough but we were able to adjust to life with a newborn pretty easy and be lazy most days. As the summer holidays were coming to an end I knew I had to prepare myself for a school morning routine, which I wasn't looking forward too.

Dress Up This Autumn With SimplyBe

Shorts, Tees and skirts are out and the roll up necks, coats and jackets are back in. SimplyBe have currently got a new collection out ready for this Autumn season. There are many stunning jumpers, jackets and cosy pyjamas that are just perfect for this season. Here are just a few of my favourite i…

Three Great Ideas For A Little Adventure With The Family


My partner works full time during the week days, so when he is off work during weekends we try out best to go on some family adventures with the kids to make some memories. We live in a small village in North Wales and there are so many places to visit near by. We try not to spend a lot of money when we go out as there are so many things to do and places to go where we don't even have to spend money. If you're stuck on what type of little adventures you can do with the family, here are three ideas for you:

HEXNUB Smiley Fish Placemat Review


Kids are messy eaters and some can be fussy eaters too. This Smiley Fish Placemat by Hexnub is a 100% silicone placemat that is available in 3 different colours: blue, orange and green. This compartment plate will make meal times fun and less messy. The placemat is designed for babies (6+ months), toddlers and children.  

5 Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Eat Fruit


Kids can be the fussiest eaters and it's important to make sure they get a balanced diet through their childhood. Robin Crusoe is a brand new film that is currently out in store now, the film heavily features fruit. Watching this film can be a great way of encouraging children to get at least one of their 5-a-day into their balanced diet. Although kids can be fussy, there may be ways to encourage kids to eat fruit by making/baking fun things or even hiding it. Here are a few ways you can encourage fruit into your child's diet:

Messy Oreo Chocolate and Caramel Apples | Recipe


The girls and I love baking and when I saw a video on Facebook the other week, I really wanted to make these. It's perfect for kids during Halloween time instead of the full sticky toffee apple or you can just make them for a treat or snack. It was so easy and simple to make, but very messy! Here's a quick post to let you know what you need and what you need to do to make these simple but tasty messy Oreo chocolate and caramel sliced apples.

Kiddy UK Evolution Pro 2 Infant Car Seat Review


A few months ago I wrote my first thoughts on the Kiddy UK Evolution Pro 2 car seat and I was really looking forward to test it out once Freddie arrived. The Evolution Pro 2 car seat was the seat we used to bring Freddie home from hospital when he was 1 day old. We've been testing out the car seat for over 2 months now and thought it was about time I let you all know what I thought about the car seat. As I don't drive, we don't get to use the seat until the weekends when my partner is off.

Wentworth Wooden Puzzle Review


I love watching my girls play with their toys and watching them develop and learn new things every day but I think one of the best items kids can play and learn with is a wooden jigsaw puzzle. My girls love playing with jigsaws and they have learnt a lot from playing with them. We were offered a wooden jigsaw by Wentworth and I decided to choose this 'I Know My 1, 2, 3' 40 piece puzzle because Elliw is learning her numbers and colours and thought this puzzle would be perfect for her.

Learning With Topsy and Tim


Since my girls started to show interest in books and writing I decided to buy books and activity books that they would love but also learn from them. I think it's so important to help your child improve their reading skills and writing skills from home as well as school. There are many books and activity books around these days to choose from. We were given a range of Topsy and Time books by Ladybird to review and we were also given a couple of other books which the girls loved.

Learning Your Child To Write With Write Size


We all want the best for our children and one of the things we can do to help and encourage our children before they start school is to help them how to write properly. Shockingly, the '3 R's' way of helping children to write have been abandoned in UK schools and only 53% of school children missed out on satisfactory grades on these fundamental life skills. 

#BestTimesCaptured - Week 1


If you're a regular reader of my blog or follow me via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may have realised that I started an Instagram hashtag a few weeks ago called #BestTimesCaptured. POPBOOK and I have teamed up together and POPBOOK is now sponsoring the hashtag which is amazing. The first week hasn't been too bad but I do hope for a lot more supporters from next week.

Fisher Price Rainforest Music + Lights Deluxe Play Gym


Freddie is now 2 months old and becoming more aware of his surroundings. He recognises certain voices and loves to have a nose around. He's also becoming more aware of the TV with colours and lights and it's so interesting just watching his big blue eyes staring and taking in what he is seeing. I have been looking around to buy a play gym for Freddie for a while as the one I had originally bought wasn't that good as nothing was there to attract his attention such as colours and music. When I was asked to review the Fisher Price Rainforest Deluxe Play Gym, I said yes straight away.

Freddie - Two Months Old


I can't believe that Freddie is 2 months already. Life has changed so much within these 2 months for all of us. There's been a lot of ups and downs but it's also been just so amazing having Freddie around and in our lives at last. He really has filled a missing piece in our family that we didn't even know that was missing. The past 2 months have been filled with challenges, cuddles and excitement. Watching him grow each day is amazing and I feel so lucky that I'm the one who gets to watch him grow and help him. Most of all I feel super lucky that he is my son.

Grandparents


I've got one set of grandparents and I try my best to make as much effort as I can to make memories with them and for my children to see them as often as they can. I lost my Great Nain 9 days after I gave birth to Elliw, which was heartbreaking but I have written a post a few months ago about the memories I had of her which you can read here. After my Great Nain passed away something clicked to me that life really is way too short. Even writing this now is making me teary just thinking about her. I just feel so lucky that I have my Nain and Taid in my life still.

Just Another Linky | 17/09

Hello! I hope everyone had a great week. I enjoyed reading all your posts from last week and I'm glad the linky is kind of slowly growing. Hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead. Look forward to reading your posts this week.
As always: This linky is for all bloggers. Link up any kind …

Aldi's New Baby Range

Aldi's is the UK's sixth largest store. It is also known as the store with fantastic bargains and a store where you can save a lot of money compared to other supermarkets. On Thursday 22nd of September Aldi's is introducing a new baby range to the specialbuys. It will be in store and on…

The Types Of Parents At School

* Originally posted on 1st July 2015 *
Taking your child to school for the first time is a big step for parent and child. If you are one of those parents who has just started taking your kids to school or if you're going to be in future then you may realise that sometimes taking your child to …

Brother & His Sisters {Siblings September}

It's hard to believe that Freddie has been with us nearly 2. Life sure has changed for us all but in a good way. We all love having Freddie around and it has been really nice seeing the girls bond with their little brother. I have found Mia very motherly to Freddie. She loves holding him and p…

SleepCurve Mattress Review

When you are expecting a baby you want to be sure you buy the safest and best items for your soon-to-be daughter/son. SleepCurve is a mattress for a moses basket - which many parents buy for their baby. SleepCurve mattress prevents baby from overheating because the airways are open more than a fla…

15 Things You Should Never Say To A Breastfeeding Mum


Freddie is my third and last child. He is also my first child that I have breastfed. I have never said anything bad against breastfed mums in the past and I have always admired how well they have done feeding their baby the natural way. I have now been breastfeeding for 8+ weeks and Freddie feeds really well which I am so pleased about. I don't plan to stop feeding until he weans himself off, hopefully 12+ months.

Instagram Update with #BestTimesCaptured & POPBOOK


If you're not following me on Instagram yet then you can follow me here. I post many photos a day on my Instagram and at the moment my feed is mostly filled up with photos of Freddie with a few of the girls too when they let me take photos of them. If you do follow me then you may have noticed I started a new hashtag not long ago, #BestTimesCaptured. On the first day of starting the hashtag I got a message from POPBOOK saying they would like to sponsor the community hashtag. I thought this was perfect and I am so excited to announce it to you all!

Clothes Wishlist with Lyst

I love this time of year. The boots are back out and so are the browns and orange colours of autumn. The evenings of listening to the wind through the chimney of our log burner and cosy up in front of the TV with a hot cuppa or hot chocolate and cream is just perfect. Seeing as summer has gone it&#…

Cake Toppers Review and Giveaway


One of my favourite things to do this time of year is sit in front of the TV watching my soaps with the log burner lit, a cuppa and a cupcake. Cupcakes are great for gifts, especially personalised cupcakes. I was sent a couple of cupcakes a few weeks ago and was really looking forward to receiving them as they were delivering them via post. Cupcakes I've had before I haven't received through the post so I was really interested in how they would taste and look like after being handled many times through the process of getting delivered to me.

The Link Between Pregnancy and Incontinence

Many symptoms come with pregnancy but one thing not many people talk about is incontinence. Incontinence is a term that describes loss of urine that can happen during pregnancy and bowel/wind problems during pregnancy. These symptoms are the symptoms that are not talked about much during pregnancy …

Life Recently {The Ordinary Moments}


Life has changed a lot since I gave birth to my third child, Freddie. I do think going from a Mum of 2 to 3 is much harder than going from 1 to 2. Saying that, I wouldn't change it for the world. I love all my children, so much. Before I had Freddie I used to blog for a good few hours each day but since having Freddie I've only managed a day here and there and about an hour max some days, which isn't enough for me to catch up on work. I have been really behind on blog work recently but I am trying my best not to stress out too much over it because at the end of the day, Freddie isn't going to be this little again and neither are my girls.

Just Another Linky 10/09

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great week. Hope all the kids enjoyed their first week of school too! My girls loved their first week. I really enjoyed reading all your posts this week. Hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead.
As always: This linky is for all bloggers. Link up any kind …

Freddie George - 7 Week Update


Freddie turned 7 weeks old on Saturday and it's flying by so quickly. He has changed so much since he was born and he's turning out to be just an amazing little boy with such a beautiful smile. He really is a cuddly baby and loves to be rocked and cuddled tightly. He also loves to know that I am there. I have also noticed that he loves putting his head against my chest and he will settle there if he's upset or sleepy.

Boobbix Lactation Cookies Review

You may remember me writing a review about some pregnancy cookies a couple of months ago. They also sent me a pack of Boobbix Breastfeeding Cookies which I couldn't wait to try out because I am breastfeeding this time round. These cookies are to help increase the breast milk supply for breastf…

Short Term Loans With Vivus


This year is one of the most expensive times of the year for most parents as the kids have just finished the school holidays and are now heading off to school. When the kids are off school you like to spend as much time with them as you can before they start school or start back at school to another new year. Things can come to a cost at the end of the summer as you have just spent a lot of money buying extra food for the kids and taking them on days out, you now have to fork out on a school uniform too - which doesn't come cheap.