Wednesday, 26 November 2014

FAO: Students - How To Study With Kids

I don't know what's changed in the last few weeks, could be because it is my last year of my undergraduate degree, changing jobs, my kids getting that bit bigger - but I've been a lot more stressed lately. Being a student and a parent is taking it's toll.

People ask me how I do it. I'm very flattered when people say this. But this is my answer. This is how to study with three children.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Review: Teen Parcel

As a mother of a tween girl, I was very excited to review Teen Parcel. Em is only eleven and I know that soon she will be 'blessed' with that time of the month. I remember it being an exciting but pretty scary time. We are very open about this kind of thing - we have already had 'the talk' - we have a good relationship in that way so I am happy to explain all the goings-on - good and bad!

So, Teen Parcel is a new concept - once a month you will receive a lovely little parcel, and in it you will find all of your sanitary protection and some lovely treats to make that time of the month a little bit more of a happy time.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wreck-It Rosie

There is always one isn't there.

One little critter.

Rosie is ours. She wants to climb, to explore, to rip,  She enjoys making a mess.

Alice is Princess Alice, all sweetness and light. Rosie is Wreck-It Rosie.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Unfulfilled Parent

"Alright while I'll get the early train home so I can be back. No it's OK. It's fine"

"No I'll leave it. I can't."

"Nah. I'm not bothered."

I say these things all the time. I turn down things I want to do. I leave events early. I don't have 'stuff' anymore. 

As a parent, do you sometimes feel unfulfilled? Or am I being a selfish cow?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mumsnet Blogfest: It's About The Community

Last week I was very honoured to attend Blogfest - a blogging conference organised by Mumsnet. I had also been asked to particiapte in a round-table as a contributor - I was very proud to be asked and was very much looking forward to taking part.

The train to London was a great experience, as I met up with Ally who writes Messed up Mum and Beth from Plasticrosaries. I have never met them before, but I recognised them from their blogs saw them stood at the platform - 5.30am nursing coffees - so we travelled down together, plenty of laughs and good conversation on the way down.

Review: Albumcards

We love music in our house. We always have a radio, Youtube or the record player on in the day. Usually we are playing Pop music through Youtube for the kids, or Warren gets his vinyl out and pops that on. However, Emily likes to put her headphones on and listen to songs through her (my old) mobile phone. That's why we were really pleased to review a new product about music!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Review: Time4Sleep Memory Foam Pillows

I have never tried memory foam pillows. We always use feather and each time I have looked at memory foam, something has just made me go 'urgh no,' probably just out of habit. So when I got the chance to review a set, I thought I should set aside my pillow-rut that I had got myself into and try them out.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Review: Smiggle UK Stationery

I have a bit of a stationery 'thing.'

OK I am a bit of a stationery weirdo. I love all things stationery. I enjoy little post-its and making lists in nice notebooks, and scented pens and pink ink.

There, I've said it.

Stationery can make studying and working so much more interesting! Which is why I was so excited to be sent some stationery items from Smiggle to review.

A327, War, Peace Modernity TMA 01 Results and on to TMA 02

So the course is now in full swing. I think it's fair to say that this one is very heavy on the reading. It's all cool though. I have been getting the bus to work and back so I have been making the most of that.
And you know what I'm like for watching Youtube videos for a bit of quick revision, so it is all good.

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