*This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry Challenge, sponsored by Ecover. I remember the early days of mine and Ell’s relationship – you know, the days when you go from being newly in love and lust – and then you move into together and  you have to get used to washing someone else’s underwear other than your own?  I think it actually made me feel like a proper grown up – renting and moving into our first flat (which was about a thousand years old with crumbling walls, but had the biggest living room for having parties – ah…

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Once your child hits school age, as a stay at home mum, or working mum (or both if you are like me), you will inevitably have to tackle the school run at least twice a day. During the winter, you end up battling the elements (along with your children if they are anything like mine)- there is wind and rain most days in the UK, and even when the sun is out it can still be bitterly cold. I’ve picked out my ultimate school run essentials  that will see you through the colder months. I know some days doing the…

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*This post is an entry for the BritMums #HealthyRedMeat, sponsored by the Meat Advisory Panel. My Nanny & Grampy. They were both hilarious, kind, and very set in their ways – in the best way possible. Without fail my Nan would always have a joint of meat in the oven on a Sunday. What wasn’t eaten with the Roast dinner would be kept and used for leftovers. Even vegetable scraps would be used to cook up, and mash with corn to feed their chickens. I remember going food shopping with them when I was little in the summer holidays. They…

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Photo taken by and kindly used with permission from Vikki at Family Travel With Ellie *This is a collaborative post with HolidayGems* We’ve just come back from a lovely holiday in Cornwall – it was relaxing, but as is commonly accepted, the British weather didn’t want to play ball. We had the odd few hours of sunshine but it was mainly grey and overcast. It does limit what you can do, and so we have discussed maybe heading to Europe next year – possibly France or Spain. There are some really good deals around, and I will definitely be checking…

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Mason, like his big sister is a total water baby – Ollie not so much, he doesn’t like getting his hair wet. Izzie and Mason cannot be kept away from water, they love baths and swimming, and anywhere where they can paddle. I was really excited when we were sent the Happy Nappy by Splash About to try. Over 7 and a half years of having little ones, I must spent a fortune on both disposable nappies and swim nappies. I wish I had been brave enough as a first time mum to try cloth nappies, but by the time…

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Weaning kids is not always easy. Between Izzie, Ollie and Mason I’ve had a few years of experience, and as with walking, talking and general development, every child is different. Izzie refused to eat any home made food at all, and survived on organic pouches – and she would only eat puree. She also struggled to transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. We must’ve tried over 20 different types – we came across them all one day when clearing out the loft – we probably spent a small fortune! Ollie and Mason were a little easier to wean…

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