Our morning routine – the calm before the storm!

I was lucky enough to receive three packets of belVita Breakfast biscuits in return for posting about our #MorningStories. I thought I’d take the opportunity to post now while it’s just Libby and I getting ready in the mornings. As soon as we throw a baby into the equation our nice little morning routine is going to be so different! Libby and I are not morning people. At all. Unlike most toddlers, Libby rarely gets up before 8 am, it’s usually a bit later. For me, this is great because I do my work when she’s sleeping so when I’m…

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Getting ready for a summer of sport!

I know that I am slightly guilty of harping on about sport too much on my blog, but it’s the one thing that I really love to do with my spare time. The other thing that you might have noticed is my timing when it comes to having babies. Libby was born in June 2012, which meant that most of my maternity leave was spent watching the Olympics and Paralympics slaving away looking after her. If I’m honest, we even managed to make it down to London to watch some fabulous Olympic water polo. By some strange coincidence, I find…

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My Due Date – An Uneventful Day

Well, it’s nearly 9 pm on the 26th of April, the day I’m due to have my second baby. As I predicted, the day has so far passed without event. The baby has three hours to appear on time and it’s looking somewhat unlikely! I’ve tried pretty much everything to get things moving but none of it is having any effect. In two pregnancies, I’ve never experienced braxton hicks at all. I’m fully expecting to have to be induced again, much to my disappointment. I even tried the power of Murphy’s law; I booked lunch at a lovely restaurant for today,…

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Raising a Little Foodie

When I was at school, cookery lessons were rubbish. We learnt very little about health and nutrition and generally actually cooked about once a term. As you can imagine, I dropped the subject as soon as I could and didn’t take it for GCSE.  Fast forward ten years when my younger sister was in school, and things were completely different. All of my sisters learnt about the benefits of healthy eating and became very accomplished bakers during their school years. Unfortunately, it seems that cookery in schools has regressed somewhat and is no longer a priority.  That’s why I was…

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Baby Eviction Techniques!

Update: I wrote this just before I had my second baby and none of these worked for me! I ended up being induced. I’m guessing you’re desperate to avoid induction but if that’s the way it goes for you, don’t worry. It’s not the greatest experience but you’ll get there. Soon you will have your baby in your arms. Look at my little one now! Nonetheless, read on for ten things that are said to help you prevent being induced. Best wishes from me for your final days of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.  At the moment I find myself in…

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Growing Up With Animals

Without wishing to make Libby’s life sound like something out of the Jungle Book, we have always tried to expose her to various kinds of animals, as well as having our own pet dogs and cats.  As a result, Libby has always been a huge animal lover and some of our most successful days out revolve around animals. Today has been no exception.  This morning, we walked the dogs for an hour (Libby walks all the way, we don’t use a push chair and I don’t pick her up). Two people stopped us on our road today to say how…

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My Celebrity Home Style Quiz

The fabulous bathroom style and inspiration specialist Victoria Plumb currently have a quiz on their website to let you find out your celebrity home style. I’ve just filled in the quiz and my results couldn’t be more wrong! Apparently, my style is most like that of Joey Essex or Sam Faiers from TOWIE. It says that everything about me screams glamour… what do you think?  Na, I thought not! Nice idea though, I wish I was as glamorous as the quiz would have me believe! For me, the ideal house is all about practical luxury. I’d love a nice big, open…

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