Disclosure: We were kindly sent these lovely toys in exchange for a honest review – all photographs and opinions are my own. When an email dropped in to my inbox a little while ago, asking if we would like to be Play Panel Ambassadors for Melissa and Doug, I jumped at the chance. We first became fans of Melissa and Doug about 9 years ago when Izzie was a baby and my mother in law bought her a gorgeous M&D Abacus for a present. Unlike a lot of toys, that Abacus is still going strong now, despite being played with…

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Disclosure: I was kindly gifted one SwimFin and the Floaties in exchange for an honest review and as part of our brand ambassadorship with Swimfin for 2019. All opinions and photographs are my own.  As a child I was lucky to have weekly swimming lessons at school, and since growing top and having my own children both me and my husband both love the water and have always encouraged our children to swim. This went well with our eldest Izzie, now 9 who had lessons and was a total water baby, but failed slightly with our second child Ollie, now…

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Disclosure: I was kindly gifted the AMAWrap in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and photographs are my own.  Having four children means that I’m massively outnumbered. Being able to have my hands free to hold on to little people who are a flight risk is really important (if you’ve met my four year old you’ll understand what I mean). I realised this when I had three children and I quickly became a fan of baby wearing. Before I had Mason in 2015 I had dabbled in different slings and had soft wrap type sling with both the boys…

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I haven’t had the urge to sit down and just write for a very long time. In truth, since making more videos over on youtube, its been easier to just sit in front of the camera and have a chat. Although I also haven’t been doing much of that recently either to be honest. Having four kids is everything I thought it would be and more. I love watching them interact with each other (read that as fight when it comes to the boys), love seeing how their relationships with each other grow and its been the most amazing thing…

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This post is in collaboration with Champneys  As a busy mum of four, day to day life can be so hectic. Having two children at school, one at preschool and a 6 month old, between feedings, school runs, MOUNTAINS of washing and remembering everything that everyone needs on a daily basis, sometimes it seems there isn’t a moment to breathe. Since having my first 9 years ago I’ve noticed a huge increase in the awareness of the importance of maternal mental health. I feel like once upon a time you were expected to just get on with it, and now…

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