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    Discovering Maverick Picture Books with Mia

    We have a love of books and with a hugely growing collection; it was really nice to get some brand new books to read to Mia at bedtime. This time our new books have come from Maverick Arts Publishing, who launched in 2009 and who sent us one of our recent favourite books ‘Fum’ a few months ago. These brand new books were only released on the 28th May so are really new to the market and it’s certainly nice to be part of a book launch as one of the first to get hold of a physical copy! The first book we were sent is ‘The Snugglewump’, a lovely…

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    Mia’s Doggy Books Review

    Mia loves animals, she always has done but recently she talks a lot about dogs and is actually obsessed with pugs at the moment! I’m not sure who’s going to tell her I’m really allergic to animals and there’s no chance in hell we are getting a pet?! Anyway we were sent some lovely brand new stories a few weeks ago all about doggy’s and its safe to say Mia was really excited to read them that bedtime! She loves any books to do with animals and they always go down well at bedtimes. Troika Books, a recently launched publishers, sent us the new books which have just been released…

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    Discovering Bush Baby World by Golden Bear

    We always love hearing about the latest toys and the latest TV shows so it’s even more exciting for Mia when the two things meet! She loves programmes like Paw Patrol and My Little Pony as she can then collect the characters in our local toy shop and extend the adventures she sees them have on TV, to her own bedroom and believe me; they go on some very exciting adventures with her! One of the newest collection of toys to be put on screen are the Bush Baby World. Golden Bear Toys have been transforming some of the nation’s favourite children’s TV characters into toys for over 35 years…

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    Snapshot of Our Month – May

    So welcome to the Snapshot of Our Month for May! This month has seen Mia turn 4 and we have spent a week of half term together as well as announcing that Mia is going to be a big sister! This of course is very exciting for us all and is something I have previously written about deciding on. So that’s it! Another month gone by in a flash and another Snapshot of Our Month published! I hope you will join us next month to see how we are getting on and what adventures we have no doubt had!

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    Mummy Daddy Mia: Is 1 child enough for us?

    So this is a post I started writing quite a while ago in an attempt to get my thoughts and feelings down about whether or not we would have another child. A lot has happened in between and I will be writing another update very soon! We always wanted children, we knew very early on in our relationship that we were completely on the same page as each other and whether or not that is to do with us being friends for 5 years before we dated, it was so nice to ‘meet’ someone that wanted exactly the same as me out of life. We worked really hard for a…

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    Father’s Day Gift Guide

    Father’s Day Gift Guide If you’re anything like me, you will struggle with what to get your dad/grandad for Father’s Day and birthdays. I struggle every year as they don’t particular ask for anything, don’t need anything and also don’t ‘collect’ anything that I could add to a collection of! So with Father’s Day 2017 fast approaching, I have put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide which includes some of the best products and gifts we have had the chance to try out over the last year, perfect for all of those tricky-to-buy-for dads! 1. Gymcube Online Workout Subscription – A great way to get fitter by working out in…

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    Changing Room of the Year Awards with Boots UK

    We all know how hit and miss baby changing facilities are when we are out in public places, whether it was 4 years ago (like me) or 10 years ago. Facilities have become so much more baby-friendly over the last few years but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Mia always hated being put on baby changers due to them not feeling particularly solid and then there was never any room to put a changing bag anywhere near to where baby was laying, the facilities are often dirty and smelly and generally not nice places to be in. It meant that we either waited to change Mia…

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    Snapshot of Our Month – April

    So welcome to Snapshot of Our Month for April! This month has been all about keeping Mia entertained during the 2 week Easter break (not an easy task!) and also getting organised for Mia turning 4 next month which we cant quite believe! As well as this, we have had Mia’s school application results which was such an anxious time and of course Mia’s 4th birthday party! So that’s it, another snapshot of our month done! It has been such a busy month again and with Mia’s 4th birthday being the 1st May (a bank holiday), it is sure to be another crazy month next month as we edge ever…

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    The Great Farty Slob Beast Book Review

    We have an ever growing book collection and as it’s something we all love doing together, I’m always on the lookout for more books as Mia tends to pick the same ones for a few nights in a row so we were really looking forward to reading one of Wacky Bee’s funniest stories ‘The Great Farty Slob Beast’. Written by Charlie Farley, a children’s author and illustrated by Joe Barleymow, who has sold over a million copies worldwide, this exciting, rhyming story is certainly full of laughs right from the off! Molly and her 2 little sisters are bored, they go off in search of Mum and Dad to play…

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    Mia’s 4th Birthday with The Works

    With Mia’s 4th birthday fast approaching (next Monday) we have been busy organising her Pirate Party and I have started to bake her cake but we have not yet got her anything as an actual present and it was only yesterday I realised I hadn’t thought about party bags! Doing a quick search online you can easily find everything you need all in one place, saving lots of time and effort on what can be a stressful day so I turned to The Works for some inspiration. The Works provide of us with over 40,000 books, crafts and stationary big brand products as well as their own branded products at low prices, and…