The power of sport

This is a collaborative post. The weather wasn’t the greatest on Tuesday and Lia and I ended up watching some television after lunch. As usual, she asked to watch Paw Patrol and I grumbled a bit and turned it on for her. But then something brilliant happened. Something went wrong with Netflix and Paw Patrol froze. As I was trying to get it back for her, I flicked the channel over to Wimbledon. And miraculously, Lia decided she’d rather watch the tennis than Paw Patrol. I’ll take that as a parenting win. A few facts about Wimbledon Wimbledon is where…

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Look out monochrome colour is fighting back

This is a collaborative post. For what seems like an eternity, trendy interiors have been rocking the monochrome look. White walls. Black and white tiled floors. Inkwell prints. Even the soft furnishings have been black and white. At last count, #monochrome had been tagged #11,278,092 times on Instagram. And I for one have had enough of it. Mercifully, it seems some interior companies feel the same. Embracing colour In our home, we’ve never fully embraced interior trends. Let’s face it, I’m a work from home mum. It’s never going to be a show home. We do have monochrome in the bathroom and…

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The day we asked Google whether babies could have dentures

This is a collaborative post. I’m not one to shy away from admitting my parenting fails. And let’s face it, there have been a few. But perhaps one of our most ridiculous moments as parents came when my youngest daughter was around 11 months old and still showing absolutely no signs of teething. Can babies have dentures? In our defence, our eldest daughter cut her first tooth at around three months old. I remember being unsure as to what was wrong with her. She seemed so unsettled and her little face was hot. But she was so tiny, it didn’t even…

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Nostalgia Lane road trip – Win!

This is a collaborative post. This weekend we’re off on a road trip with the girls. We’ll only be in the car for a couple of hours which seems quite reasonable as an adult, but for children it’s an eternity. I always find that road trips go a lot quicker if we find a way to keep us all entertained – whether that means singing, playing eye-spy or just chatting away and putting the world to rights. When I think back to the road trips of my childhood, the first ones that come to mind are always the school trips. When…

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Creating a dream home

Since buying my house over 12 years ago, I’ve never managed to do all the things I’d love to do to make it my own. I’m hoping that 2016 will change all that and that by the end of the year, I will be creating a dream home. Kitchen We desperately need a new kitchen. And I don’t mean just a few new units or white goods, I need a whole new kitchen. The thing that puts me off getting that done at the moment is the fact that to really get the kitchen the way I want it, I’d…

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