Monday Parenting Pin It Party #128

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Welcome to a brand new week lovely pinners.  Hope you all had a fab weekend. This week I am happy to be hosting another monday #pinitparty.  Please come join us this week and link up any family/parenting/craft/recipe posts you might want to share.  They don't even need to be recent.  Perhaps show some old classic posts some love. As host I get to choose two of my favourites from last week's entries to feature. My first are these brilliant, and fantastically frugal, advent calendar bags from the awesome Dabbling Momma.  Her blog is so full of great craft ideas ...

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Our Little Morning Dance

A letter to my daughter

  This morning was an unexpected one.  To be perfectly honest, having had my work clinic cancelled due to too few patients, I had kind of scheduled in a hiding-under-the-duvet-day. But yesterday you threw up at nursery.  Just a little but you were pale enough to worry them enough to send you home.  I was in Bristol, sorry darling, but Daddy came to get you.  And, thankfully, although today you are completely fine you are on the dreaded 48 hour nursery ban. So now, today, it is just me and you. I love this time.  It is only since your brother started ...

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Nothing more than feelings…

Nothing more than feelings...

So my apologies in advance, I fear this post will be a rambling one.  Feel free to click away now as I am about to begin some major brain dumping.  It may not be terribly coherent. I have been struggling a bit lately.  I say a bit.  Really quite a lot.  My anxiety levels have been soaring and my mood so up, then so down, it's like the worst roller-coaster that I can't seem to make stop.  And the feeling that I should be able to stop it only makes it worse.  That's the real kicker.  But hey ho, a little extra guilt mixed in with all the angst won't ...

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The art of surprise….(or lack of)

Mr B is 40

Those following my Instagram feed may have noticed that Mr B and I have recently returned from a few days away in Rome. This was a particularly special trip as Mr B turned the grand old age of 40. Was it a surprise trip? No. I have been banned from booking surprise trips. Many years ago, and with an anniversary nearing, I decided to treat us to a last minute holiday. I spent hours scouring the internet until I found the perfect resort, Dubrovnik. Having never visited Croatia before, and Mr B the same, I was immediately taken with the beautiful coastlines, the old historic town and ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #127

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This week's parenting pin -it-party is being hosted by the inspirational Otilia from Romanian Mum who .  Do pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  awesome 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 Parenting ...

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Amazing Kids Furniture From Sue Ryder Online

Little Miss on Sue Ryder Chair

I am sure many of you will be familiar with Sue Ryder and the incredible work that they do providing hospice and neurological care for so many facing a frightening and often life-changing diagnosis.  I am also sure that many of you are familiar with their shops in high streets across the country.  You may have even donated to them yourself. But how many of you knew they also have an online store?  I didn't. I was recently approached by them and offered the chance to review an item of furniture from this incredible Sue Ryder online store and I was utterly taken aback by the ...

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The Hottest (Coldest) Real Estate in Town

The Hottest (Coldest) Real Estate in Town

"For Sale:  Two highly sought after, desirable spaces within a harmonious and pastoral setting.  Nestled within a tranquil corner of a highly prestigious location and surrounded by tasteful, ornamental and timeless architecture these plots are sure to sell very fast so do not delay.  The neighbours are quiet." What are we selling?   My parents graves. No kidding. Having decided that they may well follow us in our move to the country my parents are now left with two highly desirable plots within the graveyard of their current hometown.  Plots ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #126

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Welcome to a brand new week lovely pinners.  Hope you all had a fab weekend. This week I am happy to be hosting another monday #pinitparty.  Please come join us this week and link up any family/parenting/craft/recipe posts you might want to share.  They don't even need to be recent.  Perhaps show some old classic posts some love. As host I get to choose two of my favourites from last week's entries to feature. With Halloween approaching I could not resist my two featured picks. First these amazing crafts from Royal Little Lambs Second, these adorable ...

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Teaching Your Little Ones How to Manage Money

Teaching Little Ones How To Manage Money

It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that I was holding my little ones in my arms for the first time and, although I would love them to stay small forever, I am under no illusion that they are going to grow up so quickly that I’ll wonder where the time has gone! It’s true what they say - time really does fly when you’re having fun! I love being a mum. I can honestly say that it is the loveliest and most rewarding job in the world but, since my little ones have found their voices, I have encountered that dreaded stage of parenthood when the only words that seem to come out of my little ones’ ...

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A Whole New World…

The cost of a kids birthday party

With The Boy now at 'big school' we are embracing a new era as a family.  He could not have made it any easier for us.  He has literally run inside each and every day.  There have been no tears, no tantrums, no clinging to our legs and each night he leaves proudly clutching his book bag and eager to do his homework. I'm so proud of him. With school though also comes a new minefield for me to manoeuvre my way through-birthday parties.  Up until now birthday parties for the smalls have only ever really involved family members and the odd neighbour.  This year The ...

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