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Struggling with Christmas Presents This Year

I used to be that person who kept an eye out for the perfect Christmas presents throughout the year. I’d make a formal list for everyone around  early November and there’ll be genuine excitement as each item was ticked off. Shopping for others was a joy regardless...

The Christmas Tag 2017 - The Growing Mum

The Christmas Tag 2017

3 sleeps before Christmas and I still haven’t sorted out all the presents or made any plans towards the pudding courses I’m in charge off. So to procrastinate further, I thought I would do a Christmas Tag post. Sarah from Whimsical Mumblings tagged me in hers so here...

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Canva Android App is Here

I am ecstatic that the Canva android app is finally here. The website has been crucial to me but I needed something that I could with on the go. A phone app for designing graphics is a must as finding time to sit at a PC is...

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What’s With The Rush Hour Street Parking Mayhem?

I admit, I’m not a huge fan of driving even though I’ve been driving for a number of years now. However, I’m always baffled by the road parking mayhem during rush hour. The Mayhem Imagine the familiar scene: you’re crawling along in traffic and suddenly the driver...

Family Fridays #3 - The Growing Mum

Family Fridays #3

  Daytime Frolics (or lack of) Having been back at work for just over 3 weeks but still getting very little sleep at night, I’m glad to have taken Fridays off for a bit. We had to wait in for the plumber to fit a new shower...

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General Survival Tips for New Mums and Mums-to-be

I was completely thrown when a friend, who is expecting, asked for my ultimate tip for a new mum. I quickly scanned the memories of the last year in an effort to come up with one advice but there were just too many to choose from. I...

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Black Friday Sale Wishlist for Toddler – 2017

In previous years, I haven’t been attracted by the Black Friday sales as I’ve never found the deals to be that great. It appears to be gaining more momentum in the UK and this year I am struggling to find some child-free shopping time so I decided...

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Christmas Gift Ideas – Prestige Christmas Hampers 

I remember a time when planning Christmas gifts was a doddle. I had a list for everyone and acquired items throughout the year to make the most of good deals. After having a baby, I somehow seem to have no time for any adulting. This year I...

Alternative Halloween Activities

Last week as I picked up the little one from Nursery, I spotted the notice on the board requesting that kids should come dressed up as a Halloween character on the 31st of October. My heart sank for a couple of reasons: Lack of desire or time...

Independence Day – Why am I not celebrating? 

Nigeria celebrates her birthday today but I’m not feeling particularly festive. I was born there but I’ve since lived in 2 other very different countries so maybe my patriotism is all over the place. Or perhaps it’s because I’m not currently living there. Actually it’s probably, well definitely,...