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Kids Clothes ~ Recent Purchases

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I am asked a lot about "where I get the kids clothes"! I have a few favourite shops, but really it's whatever I see and like. I try to buy in the sales, use vouchers the kids get wisely and mix and match clothes. Amelia's growth has now slowed down, so I'm getting a lot more wear out of her clothes, hurray! While Harry is flying through his clothes and I've learned from Amelia, buy as we need, because otherwise he does not get use out of the clothes. I thought I'd put together a post of what I have got the kids recently, this is in no way a "oh look what I bought", but more to just answer your questions and give some inspiration! If it's something you like to read and would like to see more of, then leave me a comment below. I have started on their summer clothes, and as usual Amelia had double the amount that Harry has! There just isn't the same choice for boys!This will be it for Amelia I imagine as a lot of he dresses from last year still fit!

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When Is The Right Time To Buy Baby’s 1st Shoes

Originally published in 2014, I'm still of the view keep their feet bare until they are properly walking! When your baby's born, the bones in her feet are made of soft, flexible cartilage. This gradually hardens over time. They won't be fully developed until her late teens. By the time your child reaches 65, she will have walked more than 100,000 miles. That's why it's important not to take your child's feet for granted!

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Books For Toddlers ~ What Amelia is Reading

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I'm forever buying new books and they are what we always ask for when people ask what they should get the kids as gifts for Christmas or Birthdays. You just can never have enough! Toys will break, and they get bored of them, but "a book is a gift they can open again and again" , and there will always be money in the pot for them. I'm always on the lookout for new books and recommendations and love to see what other kids are reading, especially Amelia's age group, she has just turned 3. Books are a huge part of our bed-time routine and have been from the beginning! Amelia gets two books of her choice (again, something she loves to do, she picks her books while we get the room sorted for bedtime) and she settles down for a snuggle and a story.

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Happy Birthday Harry ~ 1 Year Update

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We did it!! We got to a year, and I can't believe I'm writing your 1 year update! "Happy Birthday Happy Harry"

On the day that you were born……..

 

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WINNING THE BATTLE AGAINST BRUSHING LONG KNOTTED HAIR *DENMAN TANGLE TAMER REVIEW*

Anyone that has children with long hair, will know about the battle that goes on every morning and night when it comes to brushing it! Add curls to the mix, that get knotted and tangled and its double the battle. Amelia was born with a head of hair, so has been used to having it brushed from a very young age. As she has grown, it has too, and I've yet to cut it! She doesnt mind having it washed or brushed after the bath, as we use some conditioner, but brushing it dry is where our problems lie.

 

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Recently Denman, the producers of the famous Hairbrush range used by hairdressers all over the world got in touch to see if we would like to ry out their new range of Tangle Tamers, we choose the Fairytale style. I have previously used diferent brands of brushes that claim to remove tangles easily, but these did not have a handle and were not marketed towards children. When your hands are wet already , using a brush without a handle, usually means it ends up going flying across the room. This has happened so many times!

 

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Flying…..What to Wear

I have done my fair share of travelling over the years, especially pre-kids! Long and short haul, I think the record was 20 flights in one year! While I'm a terrible over packer, I have got, what to wear on a flight down to a fine art!  It's all about layering! Layers help you regulate temperature while flying, but also come in handy when traveling through various climates. And for travelers hitting the road during when the weather is particularly unpredictable, layers are key for optimal comfort.

The days of being glammed up when flying are gone, you need to be comfortable, but not quite your Sunday hangover clothes. The outfit you wear on the plane is also the first thing you'll wear at your destination, after all, so your first impression's at stake. But, if your clothes prevent you from getting past security swiftly, booking in to your gate, and sitting comfortably for your three- or 13-hour flight while wrestling children thrown into the mix, you need to have a rethink about your outfit choce!

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The Great Outdoors: Getting Out More, Whatever The Weather

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If you live in a climate that’s as changeable as the UK’s, you will be familiar with how difficult it can be to get outside. We lead busy lives with work and family commitments. We’re probably already trying to take extra steps to be healthier in our diet and exercise level. What little free time we have that we would like to spend outside is often ruined by the weather. Cold, miserable days or heavy rainfall can stop us from enjoying fresh air and expansive skies. It's likely that we spend a lot of time indoors, probably in front of the television or a computer screen. Fresh air can be something we’re really lacking in our lives.

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Hello Baby……Bye Bye Relationship

 

We all know the saying "Hello baby, bye bye sleep"! BUT what about the subject people don't talk about so much…."Hello baby, bye bye relationship"!

 

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Legal Implications Of Smoking In a Car With Children

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From October 2015 (UK) and January 2016 (Ireland) new legislation came into practice that has banned adults from smoking in cars with children (about time eh!!) 

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Tips & Tricks For Successful Co-Parenting After Separation

Separating from your partner is painful enough, but is even worse if you have children. There’s not only yours and your ex-partner’s feelings to think about but also your children’s too. Regardless of the reason for your separation, the best thing you can do for your kids is co-parenting.

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