Friday, 3 July 2015

Binky Linky


This linky is your chance to link up your favourite post of the week. It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to raise your blogs profile.

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Disney Tag

I was recently tagged by Ryan in the Disney tag which was originally created by Blogger Mumma. It looks like fun so I thought I'd take part!

1. Favourite Disney Film?

My favourite Disney film is Beauty and the Beast. I remember watching it when I was younger and falling in love with Belle!

She was a strong, independent character that didn't let anyone boss her around. She stood by what she believed in and I think it's an round great film!

It's not like some of the other films I've seen lately where the female characters always appear to need the help of the male character either to be rescued or something similar!

2. Favourite Disney Character?

It's got to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast! Although Bambi's Thumper is a very close second! I love that cute little rabbit!

I went to Disney Land, Paris when I was a child and my parents bought me a Thumper hand puppet. I still have it and my girls love it too!

3. Favourite Disney Princess?

Again, this would be Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Teaching twins about nursery

I’ve written previously about our girls starting nursery school and the things that you need to know and also about what books are available to help prepare children for nursery, but one subject I haven’t touch upon is when the girls will need to talk to the teacher.

I’ve talked to them about what happens at nursery, that mummy and daddy won’t be staying with them, but will be taking them and picking up again, but it never crossed my mind until a few weeks ago that I hadn't spoken to them about talking to the teacher and asking the teacher questions.

The reason this came up is because I was talking to another mum at playgroup about how the girls were starting nursery in September and she told me that when her daughter first started nursery she was too shy to talk to the teacher.

When she picked her daughter up from nursery, she discovered that her daughter had no underwear on. Naturally she was a bit alarmed so she gently asked her daughter why.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Our trip to the farm

Last year I took R and M on regular trips to the farm.

They love the freedom they have to run around the fields independently, feed the animals and play in the park.

I took the girls on their trip to the farm of 2015 a few weeks ago.

The farm I go to is Cefn Mably Farm Park. Entry was £12.50 for me and the girls. This included one bag of animal feed too.

One of my favourite parts of going to the farm is the area in which you can hold and stroke the animals.

I asked R and M if they wanted a guinea pig or rabbit. M said that she wanted a guinea pig so one of the workers placed a guinea pig on my lap and gave the girls a brush each.

They were fascinated by its twitchy nose, long claws and how it's fur felt!

Next up we held a rabbit. The fluffiest rabbit I've ever seen with beautiful red eyes!

Monday, 29 June 2015

Daily stresses every parent of toddlers face

Every parent says that being a parent is the hardest, yet most rewarding job you can ever do. I totally agree with this!

Every day parents across the world experience daily battles and stressful situations with their children, regardless of how old they are.

My twins are three years old and here are a few of the daily stresses and battles we go through:

Having breakfast

From the moment they wake up (which is far too early for my liking!), they’re ready to play. Getting them to the breakfast table can take anything from a few minutes on a good day to a whole hour on other days. During that time, they’re not misbehaving. They’re just too busy playing to want to stop and eat!

Having a bath

They love a bath. You can’t have too many bubbles, but then again you can’t have too little bubbles either! Much like breakfast time, asking them if they want to have a bath always results in a resounding ‘yes’, but getting them into the bath when it’s ready can also take a while due to all the playing that they’re doing!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Things I've learnt whilst on holiday

1. Life is short, make the most of it while you still can. Before you know it you'll be an OAP and unable to do the things you can do now. Appreciate life more!

2. Being a mum is the best, most important job in the world. They're only little once so make sure every working moment is spent being the best mum you can be. Give your children your undivided attention. Listen to them, play with them, cuddle them.

3. Love your mum body! You still look good even with your mummy tummy! That tummy gave life to two amazing, beautiful, strong little girls at the same time! Twin mummies rock!

FlashSticks Language Pack Review

I've always wanted to learn a language. Italian in particular, but I've not got around to it. When I was given the chance to review FlashSticks Language Packs I jumped at the chance.

Put simply FlashSticks are foreign language post-it notes, each printed with a unique commonly used word, translation, icon and phonetic. 

They're also colour-coded by gender too. Blue notes for masculine nouns, pink for feminine and green for all other word types.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Kids Don't Come with a Manual Book Review

Being a parent is one of the hardest yet most rewarding experiences in the world. No matter how hard you try you can never be fully prepared for the impact that a baby has on a relationship.

It will test you as an individual, but it will also test the strength of your relationship. Parenting really is a balancing act!

Some people look online for ideas and inspiration, as well as advice, whereas others will turn to books.

One such book is 'Kids Don't Come with a Manual'. Written by Carole and Nadim Saad this book is designed to empower parents.

Drawing on their own experiences in early childhood education, as parent coaches, and as parents this book will help you to deal with everyday parenting challenges without confrontation or anger, help children to become happy, fulfilled and self-reliant adults, maintain a strong and loving connection with children throughout their lives and agree on a balanced and more enjoyable approach to parenting.

Their fresh perspective and practical tools help parents give up the bad cop/good cop roles and work better as a team.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Binky Linky


We're on holiday at the moment so will comment on all posts when we're back!

This linky is your chance to link up your favourite post of the week. It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to raise your blogs profile.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

10 Twin Parenting Hacks

Being a mum to twins is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Yes, at times it's been stressful, but for the majority of the time every day is pretty amazing.

Watching my girls laugh and play together is the best sight in the world. At the end of every day when we all cuddle up ready for bed, I feel like the luckiest person in the world. Lucky that I have happy, healthy children.

Over the last three years I've learnt a lot of things about raising twins, but here are a few of the best:

1. If you're on your own with two hungry (bottle fed) babies, swaddle them and lay them next to each other propped up slightly on a blanket so that you can feed them both without them wriggling around too much

2. If you need to get some washing up done or anything else, but don't have a playpen, place your babies in their cots. Either together or in their separate cots - ensuring that they can't climb out - and put some toys or books in to entertain them whilst you do what you need to do

3. When out along with your twins avoid eye contact with everyone! This is even more important if your twins are peacefully sleeping in a pushchair. Twins seem to attract attention from everyone!

4. Save on the washing up and let your twins share a spoon. If you're weaning and feeding your twins from a jar, the last thing you want to do is faff about with two spoons in a jar. The only time I don't do this is if one of them is ill

5. If your twins are identical dress them in different colours. The older in white for example, with the younger in yellow. This will help you and any visitors to tell them apart, but it also means that when they're older you'll be able to look back at photos and know which is which
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