My great car seat debate…

I had very little knowledge of car seats when I was pregnant and to be perfectly honest, I still don’t. I find the whole combination, stage 0, 1, 2, 3 thing really confusing and I ended up buying a pair of Maxi Cosi Pebble seats for when the twins first arrived. The reasons why I bought them; I knew that the Bugaboo I’d bought came with a Maxi Cosi adapter and there was a really good deal on at Mamas and Papas which included free rain covers and backseat mirrors. When the girls were here, I’d posted a picture of…

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Our Favourite Books

My mum read to me from been born and as a child I had the wildest imagination. My parents used to laugh because I was such a creative storyteller and they were convinced that one day I’d write books. I vividly remember some of the strange stories I played as a youngster and the imaginary games I used to come with. As an adult, I could always see what a massive investment reading to a child could be and although I never knew I was going to have children, I did know that when I did, that we would read…

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Sponsored | myHummy Sleeping Aid Review

After the four month sleep regression, Edie and Mabel were brilliant sleepers. We have a really lovely hour’ish long routine where they start by having a bath at 6pm, pj’s and a bottle by 6.30pm and go down to sleep awake but drowsy in their own cots by 7pm. It’s like clockwork and they did (emphasis on did) sleep 7pm till 7am for a long time… It all started to go a bit fuzzy around their first birthday when they weren’t very well and they went through some sort of 12 month nap regression. We kept our bedtime routine the…

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Mini Breaks With One Year Old Twins

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know we haven’t had the easiest of times lately. Work and life in general have been making things not bad but just sour and so after a run of illnesses, teething and rubbish stuff, J came home from work one day and said, ‘let’s go away.’ We had a quick local search but most things were fully booked given the short notice and on a whim, I searched for Edinburgh. It was a long shot as it was the week before the Fringe started but it’s only two hours drive from where we live…

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Sponsored | Nourisil MD Silicone Scar Gel

It feels like a life time ago when I think back to been pregnant. I re-read some of my pregnancy diary posts this morning and I can’t believe how calm and relaxed I was about everything. I’m probably more anxious now than I was then! I was so well looked after during my pregnancy and had visits to the hospital every two weeks and sometimes weekly so I think that support really helped chill me out and I just felt what would be would be. My anti-birth plan also helped because I was educated by my consultant so I knew all…

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