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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I am so excited to announce that Somewhere After the Rainbow are going to be Brand Ambassadors for the wonderful Child’s Farm. Childs Farm are an award winning brand, established here in the U.K, which make baby and children’s toiletries. Their products are Padeatrician and Dermatologist approved and and suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin – which is the reason I started using them in the first place as Izzie has sensitive skin. They also smell amazing! You can find out more about Childs Farm on their website. They have kindly sent me some lovely products (most of which we have…

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For the majority of the year, my mornings, lunchtimes and afternoons revolve around the school and preschool runs. Izzie and Ollie do not go to school/preschool in the town we live in – when we were looking at schools for Izzie, the local primary school was massively oversubscribed, and so we chose to apply to a smaller village school in a village 10 minutes or so away. Ollie attends a preschool in the next village along from Izzie’s school. This means our whole school runs are spent in the car. Our mornings are hectic – between three kids there are…

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