Monday, 16 January 2017

Establish Good Eating Habits In The New Year With Gotrovo

If your children are anything like mine, mealtime can be a bit of a battle. At least that's true with my youngest!

My 2 year old boy has never sat still for any meal, except when he was in a highchair maybe. My daughter on the other hand is the complete opposite, she will sit down and eat all of her food, no problem.

I don't know what it is about my boy but he just cant sit still, he'll have a bite of food then run off, then run back for another. No amount persuading can keep him on his bum!

I was therefore very pleased when Gotrovo offered us the chance to review one their treasure hunt meal time dinner sets.

Gotrovo is created by Mums, inspired by children, the Gotrovo Mealtime Treasure Hunt Dinner Set  is designed to take away the stress of meal times and provide opportunities to build healthy eating habits, providing fun that rewards positive healthy mealtime behaviour!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Saturday, 7 January 2017

The Battles of Parenthood from 0-4

You've just found out you are expecting your first bundle of joy. You set the scene. You imagine long cosy cuddles, blissful walks through the parks, exciting shopping trips together, play dates etc, but here are some other wonderful experiences you can also expect....
  • The Poonami - I'm sure every parent has experienced this! You've just put baby down for a nap, your friends and family are coming around to meet your little angel, you've boiled the kettle ready for some tea. Then, without warning, it hits you! Oh what's that smell??? *gasps* you pick up your baby and all you can think is oh my god their backside has exploded! It is everywhere, I mean literally every where! its down their legs, and up their backs all the way to their neck. Of course the only thing you really can do is cut them out of their clothes or risk further spreading of the poop! I remember my husbands first experience of this. He just looked at me like what the hell do I do? where do I start? I did laugh, just start by removing the clothes dear.
  • The Public Poonami - well if its happened at home it may well happen whilst your out shopping, in public, maybe your in the queue waiting to pay or in the changing rooms, sigh.

  • The Soldier - Not far off from the poonami I guess, this is when your little one has an accident but naughty mummy (or daddy) has forgotten to bring a spare change of clothes. Ergo your child has to soldier on with nothing but a t shirt and maybe a blanket wrapped around their waist, until you either get home or to a shop to buy some trousers and pants!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Pulse Light Clinic

I'm sure that most of you have done things in your life that you regret, but have any of you made permanent errors?
By this I mean tattoos! I have 8 tattoos in total and I can honestly say that not all of them are now still welcomed.

My first ever tattoo was when I was a teenager. I wanted one, it seemed like a cool thing to do at the time but I hadn’t thought about what I wanted. I just went to a tattoo parlour and yes I did the silly thing of choosing a design off the wall. This design just so happened to be a black paw print with red scratches. Oh the shame. Maybe I was inspired by Lil Kim who has paw print tattoos on her chest I really cant remember.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Ditching The Dummy With Some Fairy Help!

Ok so we probably should have done it before now.

My daughter is 4 and my son is 2. Before my son was born my daughter would only have her dummy at night time, but after my son was born there were dummies left lying around and I guess she got into the habit of having them in the day, it was easier to just go with it what with the new baby.

Nowadays though they are quite attached to them, especially my daughter, I think in hindsight it is easier to remove the dummy when they are younger.

Courtesy of The Irish Fairy Door Company who have created The Interactive Worry Plaque and with the help of a Fairy Door we are hoping to ditch the dummy worry free once and for all!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Messy Goes To Okido: Talking Messy Monster Review

I have previously posted about Golden Bear's new range of toys, and I am lucky enough to have been sent another great creation to review. 
Its the super cute Talking Messy Monster from the Doodle Productions 'Messy Goes To Okido' show airing weekdays on CBeebies.

So who is Messy? Messy brings science to life through his incredible adventures. He is a curious, lovable little blue monster. He lives in the real world and when he wants an answer to a question he visits the land of Okido with his best friends Felix and Zoe to find out more. The show features stories, comedy, adventure and much more!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

A Modern Christmas

Did you know that a recent study carried out by Data Label has revealed that 30% of people have missed deliveries of parcels at Christmas time, and 15% have sent Christmas cards out that never reach their intended recipients! Costing an estimated £750,000 in undelivered cards alone for Christmas 2016!

As far as I am aware I don’t think that I have missed any parcels or cards at Christmas time, have you?

It got me thinking though what with more and more services being offered online, why are we still insistent on sending out Christmas cards by post? Is it tradition? Or are we resistant to changing habits?

Photo courtesy of digitalart at

In all honesty I have always thought buying and sending greetings cards is a waste of money, at the end of the day don’t they all just get thrown into the bin anyway? Or in our household cut out and made into next years Christmas tree decorations!

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