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Are You Messy? Blame Your Zodiac Sign!

*This is a collaboration I’m not going to lie, I’m a hot mess. I don’t think I’ve ever truly been organised in my life. Sure, I’ve tried, and sometimes succeeded at having some kind of order to my life: but when things look calm on the surface, my legs are going mad under the water trying to keep my afloat. What I’m saying is, when I look like I’ve got things under control, all is not as it seems. Today, for example: My desk looks pretty tidy, but open one of my drawers and you’ll find empty wrappers and other […]

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My Guilty Pleasures – #VLOGSTARS

In 2017 I am going to focus a lot of my energy in to Youtube. Video is something I’ve always been interested in, and this year I want to explore youtube and video a lot more. But like a lot of other things at the moment, I need a bit of a kick up the bum to get going. This week, the kick that I needed came in the form of Vlogstars, a monthly linky with What Katy Said and We’re Going on an Adventure. Each month, they set a theme and challenge people to film a vlog based around […]

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Classic Children’s Books

The first week in March is a special week for children’s literacy,¬†with both World Book Day and Dr Seuss Day taking place. Children up and down the country celebrate some of the worlds best loved children’s authors with dress up and fun reading related activities. As a self confessed book lover, I love celebrating literature and reading. As a child, I loved nothing more than getting lost in a good book, and I’m thankful that my children have developed a love of reading too. Reading is something that can be enjoyed together as a family. I just love curling up […]

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Family Life

Word of the Week – Confidence

This week brought about a bit of a mini milestone for Caitlin. It’s a funny one too, as it’s maybe not something that others will see as a milestone, but for us it really is. I’ve written before about Caitlin’s struggle with her self confidence. As a parent, it’s hearth breaking. I’ve watched her stand awkwardly on the edge of a group of children, too nervous to speak. I’ve watched her as she watches children playing in the street, too scared to ask if she can join in. She would love to make new friends, but it’s a real struggle […]

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Spring Cleaning My Life

Today is the first day of March, and although it may not feel like it, Spring is definitely on the way. I can’t say that January and February have been great for me. The beginning of 2017 definitely hasn’t been the best start to the year. Don’t get me wrong, nothing bad has happened. I’ve had some good times over the last couple of months: My mam came to visit from England, the kids both celebrated their birthdays and I had my first night out for ages. Coupled with lots of nice evening spent watching movies with the kids and […]

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