Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New Health Social Media Website Launches - Pow Health

When one of my girls is unwell, the first place I go is the internet. Searching for symptoms, looking for images and visiting forums for advice. 

Before the internet existed and also for those who don't have internet access, such as my mother-in-law, they often resort to medical books for advice. 

I can't remember the number of times I've lost appointment cards and rifled through pages of our twins little red books to find something out.

Wouldn't it be great to have one easy to access place you could visit from time to time to keep track of all your health details?

Now you can!

A brand new social media site focused on solving the headache of managing and keeping track of all your health details is now available!



Tuesday, 29 July 2014

My Dream Living Room

Good to be Home Dream Room Competition

I don't own my home, but I have a pretty good idea of what I want my dream living room to look like.

We're renting at the moment, so I'm reluctant to spend money on our current home, as my husband and I hope to be able to afford our own home by the end of this year.

I want colour! Lots of colour!

Here are some of my favourite pieces!

Top left: Etsy £1,970. Top Middle: Etsy £1,576. Top Left: Etsy £795. Bottom left: Etsy £2,121. Bottom right: Etsy £1,321

Impressive, easy recipes

We’ve all experienced it…. Culinary inadequacy. You’re hosting friends at your house or you’re invited to an event and instructed to “bring a dish” but your idea of cooking is nuking the water for Ramen noodles. Don’t bother getting sucked into the black hole of Pinterest looking for an impressive dish. (Haven’t you heard of “Pinterest Fails?”) Here are some deceptively impressive recipes.

For Starters:

Baked Brie
Ingredients

Wedge of Brie
Honey
Sliced Almonds (buy them this way, don’t slice them yourself)
French baguette

Plop the wedge of Brie into a baking dish or onto a cookie sheet. Bake it at 350 degrees for about ten minutes, until it gets a little soft and melty. Remove from the oven and sprinkle almonds over it. Drizzle the whole deal with honey. Serve with slices of the baguette. Voila!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Blogger Competition! Want to £250 or some holiday vouchers?


I bet that caught your attention!

 

UK Breakaways are running a competition for bloggers in which you can win £250 or some holiday vouchers. All you need to do is write a blog post  of up to 600 words on your favourite place to visit in the UK.

 

1st prize is £250 cash, 2nd prize is £100 in ukbreakaways holiday vouchers and three runners up will win £50 in ukbreakaways holiday vouchers.

 

Your post must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

 

UK Breakaways are looking for your insight into the destination to make them want to visit it!

 

Somewhere within your blog you need to mention ukbreakaways and also include a link to a relevant page on their site or the competition page.  

 

You’ll also need to tweet two friends to invite them to take part. To confirm entry just tweet @UK_Breakaways with the link to your blog.

 

Competition closes 31st August 2014.

 

For more information and to read the full terms and conditions, please click here.

The perfect work/life balance

Is there such a thing as the perfect work/life balance?

Before I had children I had a full time job working in a call centre. 

I would work Monday to Friday and also the occasional weekend and late shift.

Weekends were spent with my husband either going out somewhere nice for the day or usually lazing on the sofa on a Sunday watching TV.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Luv My Blankee Review

Most children have a comfort item.

It may be a toy, a blanket or a pair of daddy’s short as is the case in our home!

Either way having an item such as a blanket for your child can help your little one feel safe, confident and secure.

R has a blanket that she takes everywhere with her. It was her special care blanket.

She sleeps with it, cuddles it and plays with it.

M has a special care blanket too, but she’s no longer attached to hers as daddy’s shorts are now her item of choice! 

It all started when daddy bought a pair of new shorts for himself.

One night he was cuddling M to sleep and she was holding the cords on the shorts. Ever since those cords and the shorts attached go everywhere with her!

They come with us to the supermarket, to the park and even to playgroup!

Luv My Blankee recently sent us two animal safari blankets for R and M. They arrived beautifully presented in a white box adorned with a pink bow and the Luv My Blankee logo on.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

#RealMumsAllBran 5-Day Challenge

This post is an entry for the Real Mums of All-Bran Linky Challenge, sponsored by Kelloggs.

We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us are actually eating a healthy breakfast?

Most mornings I skip breakfast because by the time the kids have had breakfast, showered and got dressed I’ve simply forgotten to eat.

When Kelloggs challenged us with the #RealMumsAllBran 5-Day Challenge I was keen to hear more and take part.

The challenge was to try their All Bran cereal for five consecutive days.

The challenge is all about getting a good feeling in your tummy as well as about your tummy. It’s about embracing our tummies and the way they look.

I thought the best way for me to show you how we got  on with our challenge was to write a song. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to record a fun video of us singing along, but I hope you still enjoy it!

Friday, 25 July 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!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Keep Calm You're Pregnant!

I am thrilled to have written this post for the brilliant Twin Mummy blog, and hope it helps mummies-to-be! Guest post by Ickle Pickle. Click here to read her blog.

Mummy teaches relaxation and meditation, so when she was pregnant with me it was natural for her to practise what she preaches! 


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Top tips for parenting twins

Raising a baby is one of the toughest experiences in the world. 

Our twins spent the first 27 days of their lives in hospital. 

By the time my husband and I brought them home they were almost a month old. 

For that very first month we had a lot of support. 

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