This post is an entry for the BritMums #TearsintoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast. It’s a standard joke in our house and amongst our family and friends that we are a clumsy family. If there is something to trip over or fall in, one of us Brushneen’s will find it. I have never known anyone other than Ell who has been able to shut their own head in a door – I’m still not sure how he managed that. I fall up the stairs on a daily basis and unfortunately it looks like all three kids are following suit. I was…

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It’s no secret that we LOVE Child’s Farm toiletries in this house…we are Brand Ambassadors for them for a start. We were so excited to receive a lovely parcel in the post from Martha at Imagination PR, containing some of the lovely CF products. I’m very conscious about what I’m using on my children’s skin and I love that Child’s Farm products have no parabens or mineral oils, are suitable for eczema prone and sensitive skin and they smell lovely. I always find with other ‘kind to skin’ products we’ve tried that they tend to be unscented, but whenever we…

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At the end of last summer, we redecorated our bedroom  – it was previously a dark purple colour, and although I liked it at the time we had done it in 2011, I was ready for something a little more grown up. With three children, our bedroom is the only area of the house that is truly ours, and I wanted it to be cosy and inviting, but also look fresh and clean. We went for a combination of grey colours, and fresh white linens, and I absolutely love it. Now that Spring is upon us, as much as I…

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This post is an entry for the #VicksTricks Campaign Anyone who has read any of my blog posts in the last few weeks, will know since the beginning of December we haven’t gone a week in our house without some sort of illness. I was really pleased therefore, to receive the #VicksTricks challenge from BritMums.   We were really excited to receive this package in the post last week which contained a bedtime book, fingers puppets, a memory stick with 4 easy magic tricks on it, and a bottle of The Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray – to help make…

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I came home the other day from a particularly stressful school run, you know the ones where no one remembers what they are supposed to and you end up back home feeling like you’ve run a marathon, and I was pleasantly surprised and excited to find a parcel pushed through the front door. It was probably the prettiest envelope I have seen – it was electric blue and had snowflakes all over it. Brit Mums and Penguin Random House Children’s books had kindly sent us three lovely books as part of their #storiesforlife campaign. As an avid reader, reading is…

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I am a fussy mum when it comes to what products I use on my children skin. When Izzie was born I bought a brand that everyone said to use, my mum had used it for me, and I didn’t even give it a second thought. As Izzie got older, she started becoming sensitive to washing powders and some bath products. They didn’t bring her out in a rash, but I noticed if I used particular products she would complain of being ‘itchy’. Also I started looking into what ingredients were in the products and was shocked, and totally lost…

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