As a family, the majority of our family holidays are based in the UK. Primarily for ease due to the amount of things we have to take with three young children – nappies, sippy cups, and pushchairs – plus their scooters and helmets for exploring. I think I’ve actually become quite good at getting everything packed (tightly!) into the car and remembering what we need. One thing I’m not so good at though is entertaining the kids during the car journey. This year we have visited Cornwall twice, and most recently Wales. Each time, the journey has been over 2…

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As a kid I used to cringe when I had a play date that involved my mum picking them up in the car. We were always subjected to listening to Classic Gold on MW – all songs from the sixties and seventies and I always thought my mum was totally embarrassing. Unsurprisingly though it has given me a taste for a large range of music. I could probably sing the words to most songs from the sixties and seventies now. The eighties too. I’m now that embarrassing Mum that makes her kids listen to the music from my childhood (hellloooo…

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I’m rushing to write this months Me & Mine Project, amongst tidying the house and putting up more Halloween decorations. All of a sudden the nights have got darker, and we are nearly in the realms of Christmas prep season (November). October has, like every month before it, absolutely flown by in a blur of our holiday to Wales, school and homework, and half term. Every month I say, this month is going to be busy but next month is quieter, and then by the time the next month has come around the calendar is full again. I think I’m…

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As I write this sentence I know that most parents reading this will want to slap me (I’m so sorry) All of my babies slept through the night from a few weeks old. Before you lynch me, please just keep reading. I honestly wish I had a magic formula to explain why but I don’t. Obviously they woke for feeds and dirty nappies but even when teething they didn’t really wake and we had hardly any sleepless nights. Izzie was always a very heavy sleeper, so much so that when she was toilet trained we had to wake her to…

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It has been a funny old half term. The kids have had a week and three days off, and the majority of them have been pretty horrible weather – between storms and grey days, there has been a lot of indoor time and Netfix watching. Along with MC2 which I mentioned that Izzie loved, she is also very into Lalaloopsy. She loved the characters, and was excited to find out that Netflix have now released a new range of large dolls based on the series. Izzie actually owns some Lalaloopsy baby dolls, but they are totally made of plastic and…

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We are fans of a good ‘board’ game in this house – extra points if its a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Having children that range from age 2 and a half to 7 and a half, this can be a pretty big ask. We were very excited to receive Bunny Jump to try out. It is actually suitable from age 5 upwards but Mason was actually quite happy playing it with a bit of help from his older siblings.  The official tag line of the game is ‘Safely sitting on top of his burrow, the…

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