Good Luck or Good Parenting?

This is a sponsored post. My Mum always used to say to me ‘Lady Luck sits on your shoulder‘ to which I always replied ‘or maybe I just work really hard?’ I find luck a funny concept. I’m not sure I believe in it. Well, I’m not sure I believe in some people being naturally more ‘lucky’ than others, anyway. I don’t necessarily think that good things happen to good people (and I know too many good people that have had more than their fair share of bad news), but I do think we often bring about our own fortune.…

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Father’s Day 2018 Gift Guide

I have to confess that Father’s Day always kind of creeps up on me. With Pickle’s birthday being at the start of the month, I tend to concentrate on that, and then once all the celebrations are wrapped up, I have the sudden realisation that Father’s Day is just around the corner and get a little panicked with trying to find something appropriate to buy. It’s hard, isn’t it? There are so many options! A lot of what is readily available in the shops and in supermarkets is all fairly generic – which has its advantages (everyone could always use…

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Why Go Camping with a Toddler?

This is a sponsored post. As someone who spent weeks every summer in a tent or caravan, I’m a huge believer in camping being one of the best family holidays you can go on. Especially as our lives become more technological and digital, it’s so good to get away from it all for a bit and reconnect with nature (and hopefully, each other!). Whenever I tell people we’re going away in the tent, I’m met with one of two reactions: 1) ‘Oh, that sounds amazing! What a wonderful weekend you’ll have.‘ or 2) ‘Really? Camping? Wouldn’t you rather, you know,…

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Thinking about Primary School Choices

This is a sponsored post. For years, I’ve had Rightmove Daily Emails about properties for sale or for rent in our area that meet certain criteria. To start with, it was out of sheer curiosity (what could you buy for a certain price near here?) but more recently, I’m taking more of an interest in seeing what kind of properties I’d like us to be considering next. Our current home is just getting too small, and we need to think bigger. The thing is, unlike our pre-children days when I felt like there was far less to consider, the biggest…

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Designing the Perfect Home for Babies & Toddlers

This is a sponsored post. Once we found out I was pregnant, moving house was high up on our agenda. At the time, we were living in a first floor maisonette, which was lovely but incredibly small. We knew we’d need more space for life as a family of three, but the specifics of exactly what kind of space would be best were lost on us. We had no idea. We moved into a lovely little two bedroomed house, complete with small garden thinking it’d be absolutely perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I do love our house. But there is…

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