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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Getting back to fitness!

My baby is finally due a week on Saturday. Much as I’m fairly certain she will be late like her sister, I’m definitely in the final month of my last ever pregnancy and I can’t wait for it to be over! For the last few months, I’ve been planning what to do about my fitness after having the baby. Whilst I managed to continue running, and even managed a 10k night run in early pregnancy, I haven’t run for over a month now, so training has been reduced to long walks and swimming.    This has given me a bit…

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A New Drink Experience

A few days ago we were watching TV when an advert came on for Robinson’s Squash’d. My husband and I discussed what a great idea we thought it was and how we’d liked to try it. In a strange twist of fate, I was then offered the opportunity to review the product. Robinson’s Squash’d is a very concentrated squash in a tiny bottle. Because it is so concentrated, you only need to squeeze the bottle gently into a glass of water to make an excellent tasting drink of squash.  Personally, I don’t drink a lot of squash because I’m happy enough…

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Early Starters – it’s Competition Time!

This week, Libby and I have been lucky enough to be reviewing the latest books by Rod Campbell, creator of the much loved Dear Zoo. The new series is called Early starters and consists of these four fabulous books.  Each one of them is based around a particular theme. “How many?” is a great introduction to counting, “My Day” follows the baby’s day and encourages children to name objects. “What’s That?” has lovely colourful page tabs and helps a child to learn about animals and things they might encounter in every day life. Libby’s particular favourite is “Can You?”. This…

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Developing Imagination

One of the most fascinating things about having a toddler is watching them change and develop every day. A baby who eats, sleeps and excretes gradually becomes a real little individual with their own personality and character. One of the most exciting things about this is the development of the imagination.  Alongside the language skills that she is developing, Libby is gradually starting to develop the imagination to play games by herself. When left undisturbed for a while, she will chatter away to herself, playing both parts of a conversation and discussing what she is going to do. She also…

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