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7 Self-Care Tips For Mums At Christmas

  • December 12, 2018
Self-care tips for mums at Christmas

At this time of year many mums are feeling slightly frazzled and in need of a well-deserved break. Buying gifts for everyone in the family, wrapping all the presents, sorting costumes for school plays and gifts for teachers, doing the Christmas food shop and planning Christmas dinner (all whilst going to work as normal!) can take its toll and leave you feeling burnt out whilst everyone else is enjoying the festivities. >>

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Days Out

Meeting Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

  • December 4, 2018
Meeting Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

This weekend was out first Christmassy event of the year – we were invited to be one of the first to visit Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. We have been to the SEA LIFE Adventure Park before and had a great time, so thought we’d head down there early to spend some time looking around first. The weather was miserable, but luckily the rain mostly held off as a >>

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Parenting

Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Everyone On Any Budget

  • November 22, 2018
Secret Santa gifts

I always think that Secret Santa gifts are some of the most stressful gifts to buy – particularly for colleagues that you don’t know that well! There’s a lot of pressure to buy something great for a set budget, especially if it’s going to be unwrapped in front of the rest of the office. So, whether you’re doing a Secret Santa at work, or have decided to do to one >>

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Parenting

10 Tips To Save Money At Christmas

  • November 19, 2018
10 Christmas money saving tips-min

The most expensive time of the year is fast approaching and no matter how old I get, I never start early enough to use more than one paycheck! However, I do have some hacks I’ve learnt over the years to save a bit of money on gifts which definitely helps with limiting the Christmas stress. If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet and are worried about spending too much, >>

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Parenting

A National Trust Christmas at Kingston Lacy

  • December 21, 2017

We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit here and have been on some fab Christmas outings. Last weekend we went to National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset to see the illuminated gardens. We have a National Trust family pass (which I can’t recommend highly enough!) and their seasonal events are always really good. Here are some of our photos… First, we went into the house which you have to pre-book your >>

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Parenting

The Busy Mum’s Christmas Planning Checklist

  • December 11, 2017

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I like my lists and trying to be an organised mum. What with working 30+ hours a week on top of the school run and ferrying Little H to all her clubs, I don’t have much time for anything else. If you’re in the same boat, you might find my busy mum’s Christmas planning checklist useful. I’ve tried to list everything >>

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Reviews

Trees & Baubles – The Christmas Blog Hop With Balsam Hill

  • December 2, 2017

It’s the first weekend of December and the tree is up. This is the earliest we’ve ever done it, normally it’s the middle of the month and we’re only just getting into the Christmas spirit. This year we were invited to take part in the Christmas Blog Hop with Balsam Hill so my festive spirit has arrived early! The 1st December arrived and I felt quite excited about Christmas. I drove to >>

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Parenting

Family Days Out To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

  • November 20, 2017
Family days out to get you in the Christmas spirit

When you’re working in the run-up to Christmas and don’t finish work until a couple of days before it can be hard to feel Christmassy before the big day arrives. You’re so busy with work and are rushed off your feet spending your free time shopping for gifts and planning childcare for the holidays that you don’t give much thought to feeling festive.  I never really feel the Christmas spirit until >>

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Parenting Reviews

12 Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas

  • November 17, 2017

I’ve always just bought the traditional chocolate advent calendars from the supermarket but alternative advent calendars are becoming really popular now. I’m thinking about buying something a bit different this year, especially as Little H is old enough to appreciate it, and there are loads to choose from. If you’re also thinking about ditching the standard chocolate advent calendar this Christmas, here’s a list of my favourite alternative advent calendar >>

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Parenting

Win A Letter From Santa (5 to give away)

  • October 20, 2017

I don’t really like to use the “C word” in October, but I know that many mums are already thinking about Christmas. I asked on my Facebook page if it was too early for a Christmas competition and the resounding answer was no, so here you go… The best bit about Christmas when you’re a parent is definitely seeing the look of excitement on your kids’ faces. And for those >>

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