I remember the days of being early pregnant with my first baby back in 2009 and extensively researching every little thing about pregnancy and babies. I bought maternity bras that I wore pretty much from getting a positive test, and did everything by the book. Fast forward nearly 9 years, and I’m three babies and four pregnancies down, in the middle of my fifth and that enthusiasm for the little details has long gone – mainly just because I’m so busy trying to keep on top of every day life, things like maternity bra shopping are way down the list.…

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As a child I would’ve moved heaven and earth for a proper playhouse – I’ve always been a little homemaker at heart. Unfortunately I had to make do with my Dads shed – which in fairness he let us paint and rearrange until our hearts content – but I also had to share it with the firewood and a rogue mouse that used to chew up my ‘artwork’! The one thing I adore about my kids is their imagination, but their constant efforts at making a den out of my sofa cushions started to take its toll. It became my…

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As a child some of my favourites memories were our holidays to Devon in a static caravan – and for Ell, although his family stayed in Cornwall. It’s actually a tradition we’ve carried on since having our own children – they love caravan holidays, and they love Cornwall. We were so excited to be invited for a weekend stay at Trevornick, Holywell Bay in one of their brand new static caravans.  Trevornick is a 5* family owned site 5.5 miles from Newquay, with over 600 camping and touring pitches, 36 fully equipped Eurotents, and from the start of the 2018…

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6 days before Christmas Ollie turned 5. Having your birthday just before Christmas has its good and bad parts. Bad – when people wrap your presents in Christmas paper, or give you a joint Christmas and Birthday gift (luckily we have wonderful family and friends and this rarely happens). Good – everyone is in a festive party mood already, and you get presents twice within a week. Ollie started school this year, and so he was lucky to have two parties.  We held a joint birthday party with one of his friends for their classmates at a local soft play. We…

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I would say we are quite a competitive family – I actually look forward to when the kids are a bit older so we can pick teams and go head to head during board games. Ell especially is a big kid and loves any toy that he can get down on the floor and play with the kids. I’m not sure who was more excited when we received the Power Rippers 2 in 1 competition set – Ell or the kids. It has been set up so many times since we received it and they’ve had hours of fun with…

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