Sunday, 31 August 2014

The One Where We Do Baked Alaska

So if you read you will know that there is one mum-job that I really do not do:


I don't do desserts.

I don't make cakes.

I don't make anything like that really. I can do a mean evening meal and some lovely salads and savoury items - but baking is definitely not my forte.

That's why when I popped a comment on Helen's blog, The Crazy Kitchen regarding an oh-so-yummy baked Alaska recipe, I was probably just joking about trying to make one. I mean, buying one is easier, right?

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Great Disney Mysteries of Our Time

I've been thinking about Disney films and what they mean lately. And well... there are just so many unanswered's bonkers.

Picture evidence within...

Review: Robinsons Fruit Shoot Jam

Just before the summer holidays began we were sent some Robinson's Fruit Shoot Jam to try out and see what we thought, along with some other summer-fun goodies.

Well, here is what we thought!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Beginning 'Big School' and Remembering

"I don't need to try them on, I know the aged 9 one will fit...It's FINE!"

We're shopping for school uniform. It's busy, I'm hot and bothered about our two toddlers, Rosie and Alice are stomping around. Emily, aged 11, about to embark upon Year 7 of her new secondary school, is moaning about not wanting to try her skirts on.

"I don't LIKE socks with patterns on. Why aren't they just PLAIN?"

I sigh and grab Rosie as she tried to pull the entire contents of the knickers rail down upon herself. "Emily...they are just the stitches, it's no big deal. You just need grey socks..." but before I can finish my sentence she has cut me off, complaining.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Blog Ranking Tips: And Why You Should Give A F*ck

So it's that time of the month...NO not THAT time of the month I'm not that open with you.

It's THAT time of the month where the blog rankings are updated. The Tots scores use a variety of yard sticks such as Klout score, blog traffic, Instagram followers to measure each blog signed up (around 8,000 I'm led to believe). Each blog is measured and scored appropriately and then ranked,

This is how you get your Tots100 score for the month.

But as bloggers, we all knew that right.

So now I am going to tell you exactly why you should give a f*ck about these rankings and what it means to you. Pay attention... THESE THINGS MATTER!!!

The 'When-I've-Sold-My-House' Book

I have this absolutely gorgeous notebook. It was a present for my birthday. It has a hard-back and folds over with a magnetic closure. The art-work is beautiful.

I think it was from Blackwell's.

Look how gorgeous it is.

Monday, 25 August 2014

A327 War, Peace, Modernity - Getting a Head-Start

Yes, you read that right.

Finally, in my last and final module I am being organised and getting ahead with some reading! I think I have finally realised that being ahead is probably the best way to operate when you have three kids and a job and all that on top of studying! I think it is the thought of the final FINAL exam scaring me into it to be honest!

So...last module....#exciting!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

My Husband - My Rock

I don't really mention Warren.

Not very much.

He doesn't like his picture taken and he doesn't like being in my blog. He is private...and pretty normal really. Unless I ask him to be involved then he is not bothered.

So there will be no photos of Warren here. Just some words and a representative image. Because he is my rock.

The best person that I know and have ever known.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Date Night: Everything You Need To Know

Not a Saturday goes by without you hearing about someone who is going on a date. And usually, at my ripe old age of 32, people are actually going out on date night with their partners, to whom they have been married or otherwise attached for a number of years.

This is all cool, say I.

But of course, now that I have been married for over four years and attached to my loved one for about six - I have some expert advice to give you from my brain - some hints, tips and tricks to make sure that your date night is the best. Pull up a chair...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Because I am a Mother

There are and have always been many atrocities committed in war. In the name of religion. In the name of freedom. In the name of independence. In the face of conflict, children inevitably are injured and worse still, killed.

I will apologise for this post now. It probably doesn't belong here in this blog that aims to look at the lighter side of life and to joke about modern parenthood and juggling the shit out of life.

None of these things really matter when you open your eyes.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

How to Train Your Toddler

Having toddlers is hard work.

We know this, we have two of the little creatures running around the house. You see, they are just like little dragons...they need to be trained. They don't know ho to behave unless you tell them. So this post will tell you exactly what you need to know about training your toddler.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

So I was on all of these Quiz Shows...

I have been on the toughest quiz shows ever. Ones that really have tested my sense of how good a mother I am.

Because. let's face it, if we are going to test ourselves and be judged, then we might as well do it on prime time TV.

Judge me, haters.

Monday, 11 August 2014

What your choice of driving music says about you

This post was written by a freelance writer.

If you are a music lover, you most probably have all sorts of music players in your car. If you’re new to driving you’re probably relishing in having a car stereo system, a car radio, or a CD player, with ample ports to connect a USB drive or an MP3 player. You most probably have the latest speaker system installed as well.

Some drivers like listening to music while driving. Some listen to classical piano melodies, some to jazz and blues, while others tune in to the radio for the latest pop tunes. What does your driving music say about your personality?

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Family Budgeting

This is a PR collaboration, all words and views are my own.

This day and age everyone seems to be watching the pennies - the cost of living sometimes seems like a mountain to climb, especially if you have children. There are a few things that we do as a family to save money, and I have included them in this post.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Future Proofing Your Child's Tomorrow

This post is sponsored

Do you think about looking out for your children's financial future? Times are tough and sometimes it seems like your household budget is the main concern, of course. But we could also be thinking of savings for our children - just putting a little bit aside every month could mean the world of difference to them when they come of age.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Review: MU Cheese

Last week we were invited to the National Football Museum in Manchester to meet George Sampson and for the kids to learn some cool new dance moves. You can read about that here. As part of the day we were invited to a cheese-tasting session with MU Cheese, which we enjoyed very much. We were also given a goody bag full of cheese to try and report back on the blog!

National Football Museum with MU Cheese & George Sampson

Last week we were invited to a really great event at the National Football Museum in conjunction with MU Cheese. We were there to sample some of the cheese and to learn some cool dance moves with Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson. The kids couldn't wait to get involved with this!

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