Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Selfish Potty Trainer...

I hate potty training. I said that I wasn't going to blog about it and yet here I am blogging away. There are a lot of really great blogs that include potty training adventures. (I'm looking at you, We're Going on An Adventure.)

My blog is not one of them.

Because we're not having a great time of it. I have decided that potty training is for losers. And people who like poo.


Review: Tablet Case Cover & Flip Stand

I was delighted when I was given the opportunity to review a tablet case cover from www.thesnugg.com I use my tablet regularly and it doesn't have a protective case. And when I say that I use it regularly, obviously I mean that my children generally commandeer all electrical products in our house. And so a protective cover is clearly essential!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Zombie Mummy

I have two essays to write until the end of my school year.

I work three days a week

I have three children, two of whom are babies, the other a tween.

Say hello to Zombie Mummy.


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Two Babies Under Two

So we have two babies really close together. We didn't especially plan it that way, I mean I wasn't exactly hovering over the loo with ovulation sticks when Alice was eleven months old. Not that there would have been anything wrong with that, but Rosie was our "Happy Surprise", shall we say.

So we have the three girls. Emily aged 10. Alice aged 2, and Rosie aged 1.

OK the title of the post was a misnomer, but I'm keeping to it - and it's close enough!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

#BloggerProblems

If you are a blogger like me then you  may relate to some of these issues. If you are not, you may just be thinking a) why on earth anyone would want to be a blogger, and b) is she mental.

Either of these is fine.

As long as you take a selfie, write it down and addit to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and any other social media you can stand.

Here is what runs through my head as a blogger.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

How Scouse Are You? GET SCOUSE.

I have lived in the Merseyside areas for...oooh it will be nearly 5 years now. Before I moved here I lived in wonderful Manchester. I love Manchester. I still work there, and can't imagine a time when I will be fully divorced from my beautiful home town.

I love Liverpool too. It is a gorgeous city, and I have made some great friends here.

But they do things differently here, you know.

Question is...How Scouse Are You? Here is a little test I have devised. So GET SCOUSE.

Review: Thorntons Easter Treats

I received this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are my own.

I was delighted to receive an absolutely amazing package from Thorntons to review just in time for Easter. The kids really enjoy Easter - we look at it as a  holiday to spend some quality time together as a family, and of course - we do indulge in some yummy chocolate eating!

Review: Beco Baby Carrier

We received this product free of charge for the purpose of the review. All words and views are my own.

As you know, we have two babies under the age of three. Alice is two, and Rosie is one. Before Rosie was born we did have a conversation about what mode of transport we would use for them. After all, two babies of that age would be quite difficult to cart around!
We decided eventually that we would purchase a double buggy. This is what we use most of the time when we are out with them, and have done since Rosie was born. However, this can be tricky getting in and out of shops. When we were offered the chance to review a baby carrier by Beco we were very excited. Here is how we got on.

The Minus Biology Parent Bond

When you have babies, when you give birth to babies - you love them. No matter what. It's a cliché to say that you have an unconditional love - but it is true. That love is there, and that bond will always be there, no matter what.

But what if you didn't have your baby? What if you are not the biological parent? What then?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Stop CONFUSING the Kids!

Do you like to confuse your kids?

I do sometimes. I like to sing nursery rhymes to them but sometimes I like to mix it up and sing stuff like "Row row, three blind mice, clap hands Daddy comes, neither up nor down."

Try it, proper messes with their head. In a fun and innocent way. There are other ways that we can easily confuse our children. Please see these below so that you we can all learn from this and stop confusing the hell out of our children.


Thoughts From Under The Duvet

This is a PR Collaboration

Sometimes bed is the best place to be. If you find yourself (and who doesn’t, sometimes) starting to crave the oblivion of sleep at weird and inconvenient times of day, however, it’s just possible that your mattress isn’t quite as comfortable as it was when you bought it. Unless of course it’s because you were up all night with a fractious two-year old – in which case perhaps their mattress isn’t quite doing it for them!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Fun Ways to Kill Time Online

This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84
It’s safe to say, the Internet has revolutionised the way that we live our lives. Thanks to advancements in technology, we can now shop online, deposit money, watch live entertainment and connect with friends who are thousands of miles away, all at the simple click of a button.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo...

Put the baby on the po'
When it's done
Smack it's bum
Eeny Meeny Miny Mo

Oh, sorry did I say 'smack'?

I meant WIPE...Sorry, my apologies.

Getting Back Into the World of Work

This article was written by K. Watson, who is a freelance writer.


You often hear mothers saying things like “I wanted to do that… but then I had children” or “It’s alright for you, you haven’t got kids!”.

Now, it’s unlikely that these women – even for a second – regret their decisions to become a parent, but it’s undeniable that sometimes, a certain element of wishful thinking does come into play! But why does it need to be like that?

Frugal Living With Kids

This article was written by K. Watson who is a freelance writer.
 
Times are tough, and it’s affected us all, no matter our social status. Things can be all the more difficult when you have kids to consider – after all, they still need exactly the same care as ever. Unfortunately, if you’re currently not working, or even if you are, you’re probably feeling the pinch. When you’ve got kids, you’ll want to give them the best of everything – but not being super-rich doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll have to go without. Rather than feel guilty about the things you can’t provide, just make a few simple changes and you’ll be living like a Queen… well, almost!