Getting fit… again!

The problem with having children (well, one of many…) is that after having each baby, I have found myself virtually back to square one with my fitness. It’s also really difficult to get fit again when you have a baby that is breastfed, making it difficult to find time to go out and exercise.  That’s where running comes into its own. I have always loved swimming and even now I’m managing to go once a week, but running is just so much easier to fit in. I can be changed and out of the door for a 20 minute run…

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Our Thursday Photo #13

Unlucky for some, but Lia’s 13th week has been fabulous. She has really developed this week, both physically and mentally. She is very clearly teething, which has led to her learning to grasp her toys (purely to put them in her mouth). She is also sitting nicely in her bumbo chair and has started to roll over from front to back. Perhaps most noticeable though is the fact that she has started to babble, quite noisily! She has obviously learned from Libby that the way to get noticed is to make a noise!  Libby has also had a good week,…

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The Future is Online

Yesterday when we were driving to Libby’s singing group, our car radio was playing up and I ended up listening to a local radio station that we don’t usually listen to. They were chatting about an opportunity that made me tune out of Libby’s constant requests for “more music” and give the radio my full attention. They were looking for people to volunteer to live without their technology for a week.  This got me thinking about how much we rely on technology these days. For me, it has been an absolute godsend. Virtually all of my work for the past…

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Making the cut – a knife review

I have been lucky enough to review a few products from Ozeri over the past few months and I am learning a lot about quality. All of the products I have reviewed have been of a much higher quality than anything I would have bought myself. That’s why I was so delighted when I was asked to review a knife set, the Elite Chef Black Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set. As you can imagine, I was even more delighted when they arrived and they were THIS shiny!  The knives and the blades are black, and yet they are shiny enough to…

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Our Thursday Photo #12

The weeks are going by incredibly quickly, with Lia growing by the day. She is now laughing (particularly when I pretend to sneeze), smiling all the time and constantly watching what’s going on around her. This has led me to start thinking about weaning.  The advice from health visitors at the moment is not to start introducing solids until 6 months. Personally, I breastfed Libby until she was 18 months old, and continue to do so occasionally even now so I totally appreciate the benefits of breast milk. That said, I don’t agree with the advice to put off the…

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Keeping a toddler occupied

As I mentioned in my last blog post, the summer holidays are a bit disruptive when it comes to keeping busy, even with preschoolers. That’s why I wanted to take part in the Britmums Summer Linky Challenge. Well, that and the fact that there were biscuits on offer! So more about the activities later, I’ve got to get my priorities right so first – biscuits!  The challenge was sponsored by McVities BN biscuits which, I have to admit to being a little addicted to. Last week, I was trying to be good because I’ve decided to try to lose the…

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Our Thursday Photo #11

Well, the summer holidays are here. Whilst my children are not old enough for school, the summer holidays still have a big effect even on pre-school children. Every week, we have our little routine that Libby enjoys. Mondays are a singing group, she goes to her nan’s on a Tuesday, Wednesdays are ballet, playgroup on a Thursday, nursery on Fridays and swimming Saturday. Sundays we tend to go out as a family.  The structure that we have in place is ideal for Libby because she loves all of her activities. That said, it is even more ideal for me, since…

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