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Getting Baby into a bedtime routine, my way!

Jan 28, 2013 1 Comment by

Although Marky is only 2, I still can’t remember when he started going to bed and not staying downstairs with us. But I do remember him falling into routine with his older brother and sister. I had every intention to keep him up later, but he would get tired and settle easiest in his cot […]

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Ladybird by name….

Jan 22, 2013 4 Comments by

My gorgeous new addition was officially named last week, and just like her older brother I wanted to give her a middle name which was ‘different’. So my baby was named…   Emma Ladybird Parker. It was complete fate that this season Next have a range of clothing to match my daughters name…and the lovely […]

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Sleepness nights rewarded by a smile…

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments by

If you are a parent to a newborn, or have ever been a parent to a newborn then you will know that awful sleep¬†deprivation¬†feeling. It was pretty awful with my first child, but at least when I only had one child I could sleep when they slept and catch some z’s. However when you have […]

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Snowmen, Snowdinsoaur…the usual snowy day builds when you are 2.

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

My two year old was massively excited to see the snow fall for the past 5 days and a snow day on Friday for all the children could only mean one thing…playing in the snow. Wrapped up warm, the kiddies couldn’t wait to get outside, but Marky was adamant he wanted a snow dinosaur. Luckily […]

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Snow Baby!

Jan 18, 2013 2 Comments

Here in the Cotswolds today we have already had 4 inches or so of thick lush white snow. With the schools shut, I decided to stay in the warm and hibernate….however the children had different ideas and decided to hit the garden for some snow fun. Emma is only 5 weeks old but she had […]

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Octonauts GUP E Toy in stock in the UK!

Jan 07, 2013 12 Comments

Marky is a massive Octonauts fan. We have it on Sky+ and DVD. He has books, magazines and of course the all important toys. For Christmas, Santa bought Marky a few ‘Gups’ to complete his collection….however one all important Gup was missing…the GUP E. The Gup E features in quite a few episodes of Octonauts, […]

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Classic Tiny Tears Review

Dec 23, 2012 1 Comment

I remember vividly being primary school age and my best friend had this amazing new doll which actually cried real tears. It was amazing and I was in complete awe as I had no dolls at home. Well that fabulous crying doll is back! My 8 year old daughter Brooke was the lucky tester for […]

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Molehill Mania Review

Dec 16, 2012 No Comments

We were sent a sample of Molehill Manic through to review from Mattel. Molehill Mania is suitable for ages 4+ and is or two players. Opening up the box, the actual molehill is complete and requires no assembly. The two plastic mallets that come included also are complete and require no assembly. There is a […]

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The Gruffalo Hide and Seek Mini Game Review

Dec 16, 2012 No Comments

Marky is a massive Gruffalo fan, and he knows the words off by heart to the books and the DVDs. But it is always lovely to see Gruffalo merchandise with the cute illustrations that we have all fallen in love with. When I was asked if we would like to review a Hide and Seek […]

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