Friday, 29 August 2014

Binky Linky

***NO BUSINESSES***

This linky is for bloggers who have been blogging for a year or less. It's 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.

Binky is the American term for a dummy which babies obviously use. I thought the name Binky Linky would suit seeing as this linky is aimed at newbie bloggers!

I'm your host!


...and your co-hosts is...

Rebecca from Dilly Drops


The rules are simple...

1. Link up your best post of the week below
2. Visit other peoples posts and leave a blog comment on at least 3 other blogs
3. Share this linky via Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest etc using the hashtag #binkylinky
4. Follow other bloggers via their social networks
5. Every Friday at 12.01am until 11.59pm on Sunday, this linky will be open to share your posts
6. Please include the linky badge or a textlink onto the linked blog post or sidebar so people can find the link easily and to see other peoples entries


Binky Linky

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Why you should never touch a strangers child

This is a topic that really annoys me!

It’s on a par with our pregnant bellies suddenly becoming public property the moment we start to show the slightest sign of a bump!

Why do some people think it’s acceptable to touch a strangers belly?

I just don’t get it!

It’s rude, intrusive and invading my personal space.

This goes for touching a strangers child too. 

Not so long ago I took R and M to the hospital.

M had a nasty bump on her knee and we didn’t know how it had happened.

It was almost a lump under her skin, which was covered in a big black bruise.

The doctors wanted to take blood from M so that they could test it to see if she had enough blood cells. They also wanted to check that her blood was clotting properly.

It wasn’t a pleasant experience.

The first vein collapsed after a good 10 minutes of prodding.

M was scared, upset and crying.

I asked the nurse for a few moments to calm M down so that they could try again.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Top Toddler Books

As a keen reader myself, although I don’t do too much of it nowadays due to lack of time, I’m keen to start reading more to our twins.

I recently asked on Twitter how often people read to their children and it made me feel slightly bad that I don’t read to our twins on a regular basis.

The majority of people replied to say that they read to their children (of all ages from babies to pre-schoolers) daily.

Our girls have lots and lots of books, but we don’t tend to read them much. In a bid to read to them more I have put together a list of my top toddler books.

These are books that we own, that our girls enjoy when I do read them to them.

Not last night, but the night before by Colin McNaughton


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Mary's Donor Egg Journey - The Final Part

Wanting to close this chapter in my life, I thought a good way to do it would be to write the final part of this story, which has taken since 2008 to get to!

I left off last time with the good news on my beta results which indicated twins as the numbers were high. 

Scans showed the good news - it was twins! I couldn’t wait to tell everyone, especially my parents that after all the ups and downs over the past few years that I was at last pregnant and that the numbers suggested double trouble!  They were absolutely over the moon, Mum was in shock and I thought Dad could potentially have another heart attack!  

Pregnancy symptoms were OK actually - apart from a massive craving for Cheddars and Nutella, thats still stuck to my hips now.  Nausea came and went, I think in terms of pregnancy symptoms I got off pretty lightly as I didn’t have morning sickness.  Insomnia was my biggest challenge and managed to stay with me all throughout the pregnancy, some said it would prepare me for what was to come.

Monday, 25 August 2014

A Day in the Life of a Twin Mum

It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last ‘A day in the life of a twin mum’ post.

Nine months to be exact.

I really enjoy writing these posts because I love looking back and seeing how things have changed.

Our twins, R and M, are two and a half now.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Tommee Tippee Active Sipper Bottle

I think our girls have a bit of an obsession with bottles!

We have lots!

Different shapes, sizes and colours!

We were recently sent two Tommee Tippee Active Sipper Bottles to review. 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Dry Like Me Potty Training Pads Review


How do you even begin to start potty training twins?

This was something I’d asked myself on numerous occasions. I already knew that I wanted to wait until our girls were two years old. I remember that starting before this age wasn’t a good idea because children don’t tend to have control of their bladders until at least two years of age.

I knew that I would be patient and I knew that I wouldn’t rush our girls. I’d let them tell me when they were ready. In the back of my mind I’d had it in my head to start when they were two and a half.

The girls have always watched me and my husband when we go to the bathroom. We leave the door open so they can wander in and out as they please.

I would quite often talk to them about going to the toilet and the importance of washing their hands after we go etc.

It was inevitable that at some point they would want to have a go themselves.

We bought a toilet trainer seat and whenever they asked to sit on the toilet, we’d let them.

The first time they sat on the toilet they both did a wee. Hooray! 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Binky Linky

***NO BUSINESSES***

This linky is for bloggers who have been blogging for a year or less. It's 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.

Binky is the American term for a dummy which babies obviously use. I thought the name Binky Linky would suit seeing as this linky is aimed at newbie bloggers!

I'm your host!


...and your co-host is...




The rules are simple...

1. Link up your best post of the week below
2. Visit other peoples posts and leave a blog comment on at least 3 other blogs
3. Share this linky via Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest etc using the hashtag #binkylinky
4. Follow other bloggers via their social networks
5. Every Friday at 12.01am until 11.59pm on Sunday, this linky will be open to share your posts
6. Please include the linky badge or a textlink onto the linked blog post or sidebar so people can find the link easily and to see other peoples entries


Binky Linky

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Education

I've been looking into home education for some months now. 

Whilst my husband isn't too keen on the idea of home education, I thought I would do some research to find out more about it.
 
Here are some of my previous home educating posts if you fancy a read:

Is home education the way forward?
My questions answered featuring Katie
Home Education: Featuring Prudence

Advantages of learning in a school environment

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