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Random Acts Of Kindness for Advent

It’s only a week until the official countdown begins. And if like me, you’re looking for something a little less commercial and heap more heart-warming this Advent, then you’re in the right place. This year, we’re challenging ourselves to 24…

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Maileg Pixy House Hack On A Budget

Last Advent I fell in love with the Maileg Pixy House. It was the Advent calendar of my dreams – but way out of my price range. This year, I was determined to figure out a Maileg Pixy House Hack.…

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5 Advent Traditions To Try This Christmas

I think I love Advent more than Christmas itself. Preparing the house, buying special food, and choosing gifts for family and friends. The anticipation is so magical. We have a some advent traditions, but this year, as Bee understands a…

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13 Mama Merch Makers To Lust Over

For a long time after Bee was born I eschewed Mama Merch. Not because I don’t like it. In fact, I found myself drawn to it over and over.   Mama Merch made me feel guilty.   Guilty for having…

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And Then We Were One

October is my favourite month. It holds a special astrological significance for me. I like to think of October as my auspicious month. It has brought me many good things.     Dan and I began our relationship on a…

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How Much Is Your Child’s Life Worth?

How much is your child’s life worth? £6,000? £18,000? £30,000. A lifetime of debt? Bankruptcy? If your child was kidnapped, how much would you pay to get them back?   How can you put a price on the life of…

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When The Children Go Back To School

When the children go back to school we will stand in the play area and breathe. Hold out our arms and spin. We will run as fast as we can, with no shoes on. Climb up the slide and lie…

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Grapat Spring Nins Review – One Hundred Toys

I’m a bit obsessed with toys. With play environments and spaces for children. Setting up Bee’s shelves, and changing them around as her interests grow and her skills develop is one of my favourite things to do. I’m a firm…

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Breastfeeding Made Me The Mother I Am

I wanted to be a breastfeeding mother, but when asked, I'd modestly add, "if I can". I wanted an unmedicated water birth, but when the doctors suggested induction, I politely agreed. I wanted delayed cord clamping, but when no one…

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When I Can’t Write – My 5 Steps Back

Sometimes I don't feel like writing.  Sometimes the words in my head become too many, and I lose sight of how to get them out.  And other times, the words feel small, insignificant, un-noteworthy.  I've struggled to write since we…

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Home: There’s Nowhere Quite Like It

I’ve been missing in action for the last two months.  On the blog, on social media, and to be perfectly honest in real life too.  Everything in our world seemed to be changing.  Out of our control and happening all…

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