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Family Life

Sleep Deprivation: A Parent’s Reality

I think there is one universal truth about becoming a parent… You will never get a good nights sleep again. Yeah, you heard me right; Never. Never ever. You give up your right to sleep the moment the lines appear on that test. Life from that point is basically just a blur of late nights, early mornings and broken sleep. Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit. But honestly? Not much. My children are eight and nine now, and I’m still severely sleep deprived. I remember those sleepless baby days, where I’d pace the living room in the middle […]

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Engagement Rings, Would You Choose Your Own?

Getting engaged, it’s a pretty big deal right? I can still remember my engagement like it was yesterday, despite it being almost nine years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. The moment my husband got down on to his knee and presented me with a ring will stay with me forever. I often find myself admiring my engagement ring. My husband did well when he picked it. It’s beautiful, it fits perfectly, and it’s everything I dreamed of when I imagined my engagement. It’s a .5 carat diamond set in to white gold, and I absolutely love it. […]

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Open University

Starting Something New – Open University

If you read my hopes & dreams post earlier in the year, you may have noticed that one of my plans was to get back in to education. Well, I’ve only gone and enrolled on to a degree course with the Open University haven’t I?! In September I will officially be a student! I’ve had a bit of a crisis of self over the last wee while. As I approached 30 I started to wonder where I was going with my life. I’ve no qualifications worth talking about, no career, no savings. As a family we get by OK, but it’s […]

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Educational, Giveaways, Toys

Geomag Panels & Geomag Mechanics Review plus Giveaway!

Both of my children have a bit of a love for building things. Whether it’s knocking together something with lego or making something magnificent in Mincecraft, they are always building something. So when some Geomag sets arrived in the post, the kids were super excited. We were sent two sets: The 192pc Geomag Panel set from the classic range, and the 86pc Geomag Mechanics set. I hadn’t heard of Geomag before, but Neil knew what it was as he’d used it in school. He couldn’t wait to get stuck in and show his sister what he could build. Geomag Panel Set We got […]

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Cats, Pets

How Much Should I Feed My Cat? Whiskas K.I.T

I’m a self confessed cat lover. In fact, you could say I’m a bit cat mad. It hasn’t always been this way; I grew up with dogs, and was never really in to cats. Now, I love them, and that’s all thanks to two tiny kitties we welcomed in to our family almost five years ago. I was smitten from the word go, and my love of cats has continued to blossom ever since. Becoming a cat owner for the first time was exciting, but challenging too. I was constantly questioning, “Why is my cat making such a strange noise” […]

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