Why Play Dates Are So Important*

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We, as parents, are often spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to organise to entertain our children throughout the week. With all the toddler groups, soft play centres, sensory classes, gym classes, swimming lessons etc. on offer, the classic play date hosted at your own house, or round at a friend’s, can often get overlooked. It is important to remember that when it comes to our toddler’s learning, a play date can be just as valuable as a sensory (more…)

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What My Kid Wore Wednesday #2

Hello you lovely lot! Welcome to the second week of our newly named kids fashion linky – What My Kid Wore Wednesday. We’re looking forward to trying to grow this link up back to what it was like in the old days, but we need your help!

We’ll be running this every Wednesday and the linky will only be open for one day now, instead of two. We just found that weekends were getting harder and harder to manage and get people to join in with. Hopefully a Wednesday is easier for all of you and we hope you’ve had a lovely week!

First up Little I’s outfit for this week:

Dress, H&M | Cardi, Next | Tights, George @ Asda | Boots, Zara

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Mother’s Day Brunch With I Just Love It + Historic Newspapers

A few weeks ago I was invited up to London by I Just Love It and Historic Newspapers to attend their #BestMumBrunch. Brunch happens to be my favourite meal of the day, and I am never know to turn down a trip to my old stomping ground, so I agreed in a flash.

After a super early start, L and I were on the train up to London and arrived at the event venue, Percy and Founders, a little bit late, thanks to a rather spectacular poonami situation when we got off the train. From L, not me! (more…)

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. Time to spoil those mamas of yours, and hopefully get a little spoilt yourself! And rightfully so!!

Here is a quick round up of some of our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas out there.

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What My Kid Wore Wednesday #1

Welcome welcome!! It’s the first week of our newly named kids fashion linky – What My Kid Wore Wednesday. I’ve been useless and haven’t given much prior warning to this post so think of it as an introduction post from me. If you have a kids fashion post to link up then we’d love to see it, but don’t worry if you don’t!

We’ll be running this every Wednesday and the linky will only be open for one day now, instead of two. We just found that weekends were getting harder and harder to manage and get people to join in with. Hopefully a Wednesday is easier for all of you and we hope you’ve had a lovely week!

First up Little I’s outfit for this week:

Top, Gap Kids | Jeans, Next | Trainers, H&M

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Newborn Essentials – Second Time Around

This is a VERY overdue post, but I thought it would be good to round up what we have been using this time around and what we would consider to be our ‘newborn essentials’.

Please do keep in mind that these are just what we have. It doesn’t matter what brand you have of something or how much it cost. I’m just recommending what has worked for us and what we’ve loved! (more…)

Great Activities To Try Out On Your Next Playdate*

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Playdates. A chance to catch up with friends, put the world to rights, and let your little ones havelots of fun in the meantime. Playdates allow them to interact with other toddlers, and pick up and learn new skills whilst doing so. (more…)

How to deal with chickenpox

As we are in the middle of a month (yup, month) of chicken pox, I thought it might be useful to share what we’ve been doing to try and help relieve the symptoms for our little ones.

how to deal with chicken pox

Chicken pox is described as a highly contagious disease caused by an initial infection with varicella zoster virus. The disease presents itself in a characteristic skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, which eventually scab over. It is also known as varicella. (more…)

Mr Men & Little Miss Family Portrait*

I’m a sucker for anything personalised and have always loved the Mr Men and Little Miss books so when they got in touch to offer us the chance to create our own family portrait with their new family portrait maker on their website, we said yes please!

It is literally so easy to put together your Mr Men and Little Miss Family Portrait. You simply go to their website and click on the family portrait maker heading. (more…)

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Weekend Tot Style #54

Welcome back to another week of Weekend Tot Style hosted by ourselves and Hannah from The Diary of an Ordinary Mum. Hope you’ve had a lovely week!

***IMPORTANT NOTICE – we are looking to change the day of this linky to encourage more people to link up. From next week it will be hosted on a Wednesday and possibly called ‘What My Kid Wore Wednesday’!

First up Little I’s outfit for this week:

Weekend tot style little white company velvet skirt

Top, Tesco | Skirt, The Little White Company | Tights, H&M | Boots, H&M

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