Pregnancy Must Haves
parenting
Pregnancy must haves Pregnancy is an exciting time and it’s easy to get carried away with purchasing unnecessary items to get you through what can sometimes be a difficult time. I have shortened the list and come up with pregnancy must have essentials that will not only make your wallet happy, but will help to make your pregnancy as comfortable …
Exploding Kittens Game Review #BoardGameClub
family activities
The latest game received as part of being a Board Game Club blogger was a quirky card game called Exploding Kittens. When I first received the game, I thought the name of it was very strange, and I first thought it was an adult game. But the game is actually for ages 7+ and it’s nothing at all like it …
Ticket To Ride : Europe Game Review #BoardGameClub
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For our next game sent to us as part of being a Blogger Board Game Club member, we got to play with Ticket to Ride Europe. I expect that this is similar to the original Ticket to Ride except that this one is based on European cities. The aim of this game is to claim as many routes connecting two …
The New LOL Surprise Confetti Pop!
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  My daughter Caitlin is a big fan of the LOL Surprise toys, which is not surprising really at they was the number one best-selling toy of 2017. Today, (14th February) is the day the brand new LOL Surprise series 3 hits the shop. And this one has 9 layers, instead of the usual 7 layers to unwrap. The Confetti …
Num Noms Inspired Pancakes #NumNomsPancakeDay
toys & games
One of our favourite days of the year is Pancake Day and me and the kids always have pancakes for tea. The husband doesn’t, as he doesn’t like them, so he’ll just have a cheese toastie or something. This year we have been sent some Num Noms and been asked to take the Num Noms Pancake Challenge. Along with the …
Codenames Game Review – #BoardGameClub
family activities
I am loving being apart of the Blogger Board Game Club and receiving a new game every month. Just before Christmas we got this one to try out – Codenames. It was one of the top games of 2017 and I can see why after playing, it was so much fun. The game is for 2 or more players and …
LOL Surprise Pet Review
toy - reviews
A few days before Christmas my daughter, Caitlin, received a lovely surprise. The surprise was a LOL Surprise Pet to unbox. She loves watching all the toy unboxing videos on YouTube and loves to make them herself. She already has a LOL Surprise and a LOL Surprise Lil Sister but this one is her first pet. Watch the video below. …
How to Find a Last Minute Babysitter
parenting
Me and my husband don’t really go out that often. He works Friday and Saturday nights so we have never really gone out to pubs or clubs at the weekend. We do always go out for a meal together every year on our anniversary and my mum will babysit my 3 kids. For new Years Eve we stay at home …
Long Car Journey Essentials You Need When Travelling with Kids
day trips
At this time a year lot’s of people are on the roads. They are either going to shopping centres to get all their Christmas present or on long car journey’s to visit family and loved ones. Travelling with kids can be stressful at this time of year, with the amount of people on the roads and even the weather causing …
Disney’s Guess The Film Game Review + Giveaway
Giveaways
We love games in this house, as you may know from all my other game reviews posts and we are always happy to try out new games. I have been sent a new game from Disneys to try out with the kids. It’s called Guess The Film, and you have to try to guess the Disney film by opening little …
Carcassonne Game Review #BoardGameClub
misc - reviews
This Carcassonne game was our third game from the blogger board game club. The other two we received to review are the Timeline game and Cortex. This one I thought looked really complicated to play as the instruction sheet was more like a booklet. My kids have been wanting me to play this for a while but we only just …
Playmobil Advent Calendar Jewel Thief 2017
christmas
I love all the different kinds of advent calendars you can get nowadays but I think the best ones for kids are definitely the Playmobil advent calendars. Each year they bring a few different new ones out, so there is always something different to choice from. And they don’t just do Christmas themed ones. This year they have got ones …
LOL Surprise Lil Sisters Doll
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A few months back my little girl got to review and unwrap a LOL Surprise. She has now also had the chance to do the same with one of the Lil Sisters – LOL dolls. The little sister dolls are slightly smaller balls with 5 layers to unwrap instead of the 7 Layers which the mail dolls have. you can …
Scary Bingo – Great Halloween Fun
family activities
I love Halloween and playing scary games and eating spooky food. Halloween seems to be getting bigger and better every year, and I am loving it. My kids really enjoy it too and we like to make a day of it and play games and really get into the spirit of it before we go out Trick or Treating. Laurence …
Nutrition and Exercise Tips for New Mums
parenting
Here are some great post-pregnancy nutrition and exercise tips for new mothers.     Exercise How much exercise you need to do depends on your medical history, level of fitness, obstetrical cause, and how you are recovering. Some women may find themselves able to handle exercise within a matter of days, while others could have to wait weeks. · Go …
Cortex Challenge Game Review #BoardGameClub
family activities
Cortex Challenge is the second game we have received as part of being a Board Game Club blogger. You can see our review of the first game we received here. Cortex Challenge is suitable for ages 8+ and for 2-6 players. The aim of the game is to be the first player to collect all their brain pieces, and you …
Meet Boris the Fingerling – The New Cute Monkey Toy
Giveaways
Fingerlings are little baby monkeys that you can look after and are set to be a trending Christmas toy this year. We received the blue one called Boris to play with. Aaron (6) just loves things like this and he has fallen in love with Boris. Aaron love to cuddle Boris and rock him to sleep. He keeps him hung …
Having Fun with Num Noms Series 4
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Num Noms are taking over my house!! My daughter received a few packs from the new series 4 a few weeks ago and also some series 2.1 light up Num Noms. She now has well over 100 and she still wants more. She is Num Noms mad. I am always finding them over the house when I tidy up, as …
Win a Personalised Back to School Bundle
Giveaways
Yeah, the kids are finally going back to school next week. I know, I’m a bit of a meanie mummy, but I have had to listen to my 3 kids every day for the last 6 weeks whine and moan about everything! Apparently I am a bad mum because I didn’t buy an ice cream from the ice cream van …
Get Ready for Back to School Time
gift guide
With the summer holidays drawing to a close and the new school term just a few weeks away, I have made a back to school guide of some really great item currently to buy. From school shoes to stationery, from lunch boxes to back to school gifts for your little ones. There is something in my guide that I am sure …
Introducing Playmobil Dragons Range
toy - reviews
Today – 18th August 2017 – see’s the new release of Playmobil’s new Dragons range. The How to Train Your Dragon range is Playmobil’s second range of licensed products with the first being the Ghostbuster range that was released earlier this year. My little Boy, Aaron, was really excited about this new Playmobil Dragons range and couldn’t wait to open …
Math Builder Game Review
school & learning
My kids love maths, especially my boys. They are both in the top sets at school for maths. And has we love to play games I thought this Math Builder game would be fun to try out. It’s basically like scrabble but with numbers. It’s suitable for 2-5 players and you each have to take it in turns to make …
Snow Queen & Birthday Girl Lottie Dolls Review & Giveaway
Giveaways
My daughter Caitlin has a few Lottie dolls already and she loves them, so she was pretty excited when she was asked if she would like to choose two more Lottie dolls to review. She picked Snow Queen and Birthday Girl Sophia, along with the blue velvet outfit.     About Lottie “Our vision, when we first created Lottie, was …
Timeline Game Review – #BoardGameClub
family activities
Me and my family love playing board games so I was quite excited when I was asked if I would like to be apart of the Board Game Club. Each month for the next 12 months, we will receive a different board game to play and try out. Our first game for July is Timeline : British History.   I …
Lego Elves Set Review & Giveaway
Giveaways
Me and my kids are big fans of Lego. I used to love playing with it when I was younger but I didn’t have much of my own, so I used to love playing with my friends sets. I have bought my kids a lot of different sets from the basic blocks starter set to some really great Pirates of …
Num Noms Series 3 Review
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If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that my daughter Caitlin (7) is a big fan of Num Noms. She now has quite the collection. We even got to go to a Num Noms Event held at Bella Italia which was really fun. Series 3 of Num Noms was released last Boxing Day and soon …