Dear So and So…

Dear Man in the cafe, I am truly sorry that my son announced "Look Mummy, that man doesn't know that too much food and no exercise makes you fat" whilst staring at you this week.  I can only apologise and assure you that if I could have ordered the ground to swallow me up right then and there I would have done so.  A hasty exit was my next best alternative so, being possible and all, I opted for this. Yours truly, An embarrassed mother.   Dear Little Miss, I love you dearly, I promise, and I do REALLY love to spend time with you, but not at three in the ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #103

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Bonjour lovely pinners.  This week our party is being hosted by the amazing Aly form Bug, Bird, Bee.  Please pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  fantastic lot. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. You can link either the post itself or a pinterest pin, whichever you prefer. Each entry will be pinned to the Monday Parenting Pin-It Party board on Pinterest. 2. Follow the Monday ...

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Children’s Holiday Fashion with Melijoe

Boys Summer Fashion

We are now in full blown holiday countdown. With just four weeks to go until our two week vacation in Halkidiki excitement levels are increasing daily. For Mr B and I this is also extra special as it may well be the last holiday we stay somewhere quite as nice as our hotel this year. With The Boy starting school in September we are soon to become victims to the ridiculous hike in flight and holiday prices during the limited school holiday season so, this summer, we are going to grab a little bit of luxury while we still can. We have stayed at this hotel twice in the past and one aspect I do ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #102

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Happy Monday lovely folks.  This week our party is being hosted by the gorgeous Carolin from Mummy Alarm.  It would be awesome if you would pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  fantastic lot. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. You can link either the post itself or a pinterest pin, whichever you prefer. Each entry will be pinned to the Monday Parenting Pin-It Party board on ...

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Anthem Of The Seas: The Perfect Family Holiday

Anthem of the Seas: FlowRider

Anyone following my Instagram or twitter feeds last weekend will have noticed many excitable posts from myself.  The reason for this was that on Saturday 18th April Mr B and I were invited onboard Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum Class ship, Anthem Of The Seas, for a two night voyage. There is just so much to tell you that it may require another post, but I will try to share with you all of the best bits we discovered whilst onboard, and show you why this really could make the PERFECT family holiday.   We, like many others, have often wondered if a cruise is really an ...

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Holy Smokes

Little Miss

It has taken me a little while to sit down and document the events of Easter Sunday.  I have been in recovery...from the shame. Yep, Little Miss decided to strut, or rather scream, her stuff once more. I have been somewhat remiss in my church attendance of late and so, being Easter Sunday, I decided to accompany my parents and the kids to mass.  Not just any mass, Easter Sunday mass, the highlight of the Catholic year.  It's kind of a big deal. Now I know that an hour can be a long time to expect the smalls to sit still and behave but my mother assured me that with some ...

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Mondays Parenting Pin It Party #100!

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ONE HUNDRED weeks ago I started the Parenting Pin it Party. ONE HUNDRED weeks.  Where did that go? At the start I was terrified that no one would join in. Thankfully I could not have been more wrong. That week, and each week since, so many of you have linked up and shared your posts.  You have made me laugh, you have made me cry.  You have offered advice on dealing with challenging behaviour, starting school, budgeting and even dealing with the loss of a child. You have provided me with inspiration for crafts and activities that I have since enjoyed doing with my ...

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Challenge Number Two: #VanishGoldForWhites

With stains

In the second #VanishGoldForWhites challenge I decided to test it's stain removing properties when faced with the multiple types of dirt my kids regularly come home covered in. First I took one of Little Miss' clean white baby grows... Then I... 1. Rubbed it on the wet grass 2. Rubbed it on the flower bed 3. Smeared in some ketchup 4. And some marmite 5. And then added red wine for good measure.   (Ok so the kids aren't likely to come home with this one but I wanted to see how it would fare.) It was actually kinda fun.   Next, I followed the instructions on the box ...

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Preparing Your Child For Their First Sleepover

Ready Bed

The boy is now at the age that we are beginning to consider sleep-overs with friends.  I must confess that I am a little bit nervous about it, more so than him. He has only ever stayed with his grandparents without us previously, which are totally familiar surroundings.  I worry that he will wake in the night and not know where he is,  I dread the thought of him wanting me, or Daddy, and not being able to find us.  Oh why do they have to grow up? I have decided that before we embark on his first proper night away from us to let him get a little familiar with his ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #99

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Happy Monday folks.  I am hosting this week's parenting pin it party *shakes maracas* so come on in, grab a glass of vino and let's get started. First, here are my two favourites from last weeks party. I definitely want to try and make these gorgeous Dragon Eggs and Hodge Podge Craft have a wonderful tutorial on how to do it.   I also really want to try to make theses super cute bumble bees from Nemcsok Farms.  How sweet are they? So a huge thank you to our two featured pinners.  Do feel free to grab yourself a badge. <div ...

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