Wednesday, 28 January 2015

It's A Ducks Life With H&A Bathtime Buddies

We are H & A bathtime buddies squirting ducks. We are four brightly coloured ducks who have been dreaming of fun bubble baths with a child who loves us ever since we were created. As we are bathtime buddies whos mission is to make bath times fun and educational for children, this is our story.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Review : Gro Hush

Anyone who follows me on social media or reads my blog will know that Jacob has not been the easiest of baby's. He cried a lot. From being two weeks old until he was three months old he cried from the moment he woke up in the morning until the moment he went to bed at night. We were exhausted and if I'm honest it ruined those first few precious weeks with our baby boy, as we had no time to enjoy him as we spent all the time trying to soothe him.

gro hush monitor in case

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

2015 Bucket List

I have seen a few bloggers do bucket lists for the year ahead with things that they would like to do during the year. I think this is a great idea as I always have ideas of things I would love to do but I never write them down and always forget what my ideas are. After spending the last two years either pregnant or looking after a newborn I have decided that this year I want to do more as a family. So I decided to write up a bucket list of things to do this year. I had the idea of writing fifty-two different things on my list, one for each week of the year. Some of the things are little things that won't cost anything at all such as jumping in puddles others are things such as going to a concert or going out for a nice meal. I have just written down things that are achievable and hopefully fun. So here is my fifty-two things bucket list for 2015.


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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Review : Oxo Tot Sippy Cup

I think that most parents who have a young child will know how hard it is finding a cup for your toddler that does not leak. I have brought numerous toddler cups and beakers over the last year for Sophia that all claim to be 'non-spill' and 'leak proof' but every single one of them has leaked! I was forever finding little puddles of juice on the tray on her highchair and she was constantly getting spilt juice down her front and I would end up having to change her clothes a few times each day. I gave up on ever finding a cup that did not leak as every other parent I spoke to also seemed to have this problem too.

pink oxo tot cup

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Slow Cooker Slimming World Campfire Stew Recipe

One of my new year's resolutions is to lose weight. I say I will lose weight every single year and I stick to a diet for a while then fall off the diet waggon and end up putting all the weight I have lost back on. But this year I am determined that I will lose weight as I am the heaviest I have ever been after gaining lots of extra weight while pregnant.

The only diet I have ever been able to stick to is Slimming World. However, due to the other half working shifts and having two very young children I cannot attend a slimming world group, but I will be cooking Slimming world friendly meals.

slow cooker slimming world campfire stew recipe

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Attipas Toddler Shoes Review And Giveaway * Closed *

I know that I keep mentioning all the time that since I started my blog and joined Twitter I have discovered so many amazing new products and brands, well I have found yet another great new one. Attipas. If you have never heard of them then don't worry as nor had I until fairly recently, but I am so glad that I have discovered them now. You are probably wondering what Attipas is well it is a toddler shoe, but not just any old shoe its a cross between a shoe and a sock. It sounds weird but it actually really works, they look like really trendy socks but they have soft flexible rubber soles and are super lightweight. Making them perfect for toddlers as they keep little feet nice and safe and they won't slip over when wearing them like they often do wearing socks.

This is what Attipas have to say about there toddler shoes.



Attipas Functional shoes are a world first in toddler shoes. As light as a sock but more supportive than a pre-walker, these functional shoes ergonomically support toddlers first steps and thereafter.

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Blog Goal's For 2015

Last week I wrote about my personal goals for 2015, with it being the new year and all that. You can read about my personal goals for the year ahead here if you wish, yes there are cliches like losing weight on there. Anyway as it is a new year and I made personal goals for the year ahead, I thought that I would also make myself some blog goals for the year ahead too. 

blog goals for 2015

I have only been blogging for less than a year and only blogging properly for the last few months and I still have so much to learn, so I thought a set of goals that I can work towards in the year ahead was a good way to focus more on my blog. So here are my blog goals for 2015.

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

My Ten Personal Resolution's For 2015

Every single year I vow to make new year resolutions and every single year I get as far as thinking about changing stuff and never actually do anything to change. Normal resolutions for me are 1.) To lose weight and I can normally still be found eating my own body weight in selection packs on New Years Day 2.) To join a gym, realistically this is probably never actually going to happen 3.) To be some kind of super organised, amazing mummy, domestic goddess with an immaculate home. That is never going to happen as my house is a mess as it is lived in rather than a show home. I will never be the kind of mum who prepares organic wholesome foods, I'm a rubbish cook. And I will never spend hours each day doing fun educational activities, my children like playing and watching TV and visiting the local soft play too much.

But this year I have decided that I am going to make some resolutions as now I am a mum of three I do need to change some things in my life. I thought that by writing my resolutions down in a blog post rather than just thinking them in my head might actually give me the nudge I need to do something about changing my life, or that's probably just wishful thinking. So here are my personal resolutions for 2015.

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

My Top Ten Blog Post's Of 2014

Yesterday I blogged about looking back on the past year, saying as it is a new year and everyone reflects on the year gone by and all that. I really enjoyed writing the post and I think it will be lovely for us as a family to look back on in years to come.  You can read it yourself here if you missed it.

Anyway as I have been reflecting on the year, I thought that I would document my top ten blog posts from 2014. 

The posts that I have included are not all my most viewed or commented on posts, they are simply the ten blog posts that I like the best out of the hundred posts I wrote last year. So here is my ten favourite posts I published last year on this blog.

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Friday, 2 January 2015

Goodbye 2014 Thanks For A Brilliant Year

As it is now the second day of 2015 I have been spending the last week or so reflecting on 2014, it was a pretty amazing year for myself and my family. Now that the craziness that is Christmas has passed and life is starting to resume some form of normality, I thought that I would take this chance while both babies are in bed to have a proper look back on 2014. So we can look back in years to come and see what an amazing year we had.

2014 started off rather amazing for us, we had just celebrated Sophia's very first Christmas and it was our first proper family Christmas. As it was the first one that I had actually had off work in years, thanks to being on maternity leave. Sophia was seven months old, Chloe was eleven years old and my maternity leave was coming to an end and I was dreading returning to work. However, in the middle of January, I found out I was pregnant! I should have actually found out I was pregnant in December but as I had no pregnancy symptoms it never even crossed my mind I might be pregnant.  We were both over the moon to be having another baby as we had always planned on having two babies close in age. So I decided that I would not be returning to work as it actually worked out that I would still be entitled to maternity pay as I was classed as employed when I fell pregnant.

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