Friday 15 March 2013

Easter $500 Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $500 Easter Cash Giveaway. How would you like to win some free cash to perhaps brighten up your wardrobe, treat the kids, or even pay those dreaded bills! I've teamed up with some lovely bloggers to give you the chance to win $500 in Paypal cash!! Simply complete the tasks below to earn entries for this giveaway. 

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-Giveaway starts March 15th at 12:01 am GMT – April 15th at 12:00 am GMT 
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Saturday 9 March 2013

Saturday Bloggy Takeaway #6


So it is my Birthday this weekend, lets make this the best blog takeaway yet ! Co-Host Listening Rather Then Speaking is offering FREE advertising for all who link up this week. Marie is trying to get some exposure for her donation giveaway please have a look :-).

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Saturday 2 March 2013

Saturday Bloggy Takeaway #5



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Saturday 23 February 2013

Baby Show!!

Well yesterday my husband and I attended the baby show at the Excel centre in London. We went because James (hubby) got invited to the product launch of a new TommeeTippee product... I'll wait for him to tell you about that!

Whilst there we met the lovely Charlotte from BericeBaby and her gorgeous little boy Hayden (who has such a cute smile!!).

I must say we did enjoy getting away (we live in Plymouth so it was a trek for us) and the baby show was good fun, I also might have bought a few things ;-)

However coming home for me had to be the best bit, back to my boys and having my little family back together. Not that they missed me!! James' mum took them both to Cardiff for the day to see their Auntie Gemma! Which of course they loved as they went to Jump an indoor children's play area, we have one in Plymouth as well and its a firm favourite.

Anyway lots of family time to catch up on this weekend after missing my babies :-)

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Wednesday 20 February 2013

London Excel Baby Show

My husband also write a blog, his the daddy side to mine and recently he was invited to attend the Tommee Tippee Big Reveal at the Excel baby show with free tickets to the press and blogger launch and the show. The show is on Friday but we are travelling up on the Thursday afternoon and staying overnight so that we are bright and fresh ready for the launch and show.

I must admit I really am intrigued as to what the new product is that they are launching!? And as long as we are allowed I am sure we will both be blogging about it when we get back!

However I will be missing weigh in this week due to not being at home to attend my slimming world group. In my mind it's worth it though as I am super excited to go! We are leaving the boys with James' mum and dad and his mum is taking them to Cardiff to visit his sister who lives there. So I know they will have a fabulous time!!

Watch this space for a post on the big reveal!!!

Monday 18 February 2013

1000 Opinions, 1 Family

Do you ever feel like everyone and anyone has an opinion on your family? The way you do things, your children and the way you are raising them. Our boys have been monkeys lately, mostly when daddy is around and I'm not sure if this is because they want his attention, know they can push his buttons or they know they can get away with more with him. But either way it is causing some issues in our household at the moment meaning more time in time out and more toys than ever being taken away (basically taking them away for bad behaviour and them being earned back with good behaviour).

I feel as parents we are doing everything we can to improve said behaviour and I am putting everything I have into being a mum, I always do. Yet I feel like a failure lately. Everyone has an opinion on what I am doing wrong it seems and they feel the need to tell me. Each time someone comes out with another criticism, another thing I 'should' be doing but I'm not I honestly feel like screaming at them to butt out and let me get on with it. Not because I'm ungrateful because some advice I genuinely appreciate but it's just that, advice not criticism.

A few mentions of something I am doing right also wouldn't go amiss? Surely there must be a few if not at least one thing I am succeeding at with my children because in all honesty (and not in a big headed way) I think I am doing a pretty damn good job considering I have three children aged 3 and under!!!

We are parents are conscious that all three children need their one on one time with each parent and make sure we allow time for this even if it is just a game or one of them helping one of us with a household chore. Either way they have our attention and sole conversation and interest. And I must admit I am also sick of people saying how badly behaved my boys are when they have a tantrum etc. They are children, children have tantrums it's part of them growing up and my children say please, thank you, excuse me and generally are very well behaved.

Apologies for the moaning post but I am just fed up with being told all the negatives in my parenting and none of the positives. When as a parent you worry so much about getting it right anyway to be told you are getting it wrong is upsetting and quite frankly annoying!!!!

But no matter what I will always love my beautiful, smart, funny and amazing children! They are my life and my everything <3