At the end of January I was so excited to be invited to an event in London with the wonderful Tommee Tippee for the launch of their new Perfect Prep Day & Night Machine. Although we currently don’t have a baby who we make bottles up for, I’ve made no secret of the fact we would like to add to our family. That, along with the fact that we had owned the original Perfect Prep machine and found it life changing when we had Mason as a baby, I was so excited to see the new machine and the improvements…

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As a family of five day to day life can be incredibly busy. Between school runs, dog walks, homework, housework and everything in between it can be so easy to miss out on special family moments, whilst you are all rushing around with so much to do. We were all very grateful for the snow the other week (yesterday’s snow, not so much – FYI Mother Nature, it’s nearly April!). It gave us some time to spend together as a family, just enjoying each other’s company – although admittedly there were still some squabbles over who got to ride on…

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Dear Gemma {circa 2010}, Congratulations, you are pregnant (and expecting a little girl). I know you weren’t planning to fall pregnant so quickly – and I certainly know that Ell was hoping to get in a bit more ‘practice’ first – after all you had only been married 3 months when you discovered you were going to be parents. Remember that day? Ell had told you to wait to take a pregnancy test until you missed your period, after all ‘how expensive!’ are those tests. Of course you snuck upstairs when he was mowing the lawn – one day you’ll…

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This July will mark 10 years since we bought this house. In those ten years, its seen some changes, a wedding,  3 babies being brought home, a dog and cat. Over time we have changed bits of the house – like retiling the downstairs bathroom, and replacing our kitchen (still my favourite room in the house). When we bought his house it was a new build, and as such everything that was in it in came as standard – the bathrooms were all the same style, with the same generic white square tiles. Over the 10 years we have been…

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*This post is an entry for the Britmums Christmas #sdfiverchallenge, sponsored by Sportsdirect.com Having sports mad husband (now he’s given up football, he thrown himself full on into playing golf guys!), the mention of Sports Direct usually brings me out in a cold sweat – usually at thought of spending a riculous amount of money on some item of golf paraphernalia . I – and I’m guessing I would be right in thinking most others probably associate Sports Direct with trainers and sporting equipment, but did you know they also have huge selection of other things, including gifts for £5…

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