Saying Goodbye to Our Embryos

A little over six years ago my husband and I welcomed our twin girls into the world. After going through IVF we were very lucky that we had nine embryos successfully fertilised. Two of those were placed back into me and resulted in our twins, the other seven were frozen for possible future use. I’ve written previously about the struggle my husband and I face every year when we receive a letter through the door from the clinic asking us if we’d like to renew, donate or let our embryos perish. For the last six years we’ve chosen to renew… [Read More]

Review: Discover the Fabulous World of Party Popteenies!

When it comes to toys nowadays, you have to find something pretty different in order to impress our girls. Soft toys just don’t cut it like they used to! That’s why we love Party Popteenies! We were sent a selection of their products to review including: Party Popteenies and the Surprise Popper (£4.99) Double Surprise Popper (£9.99) Party Surprise Box (£14.99) Party Popteenies are indeed different to most toys. Anything with a surprise element is always a bonus, and I think that’s why these toys have gone down so well with our girls! Kind of like a party popper, where… [Read More]

Little Live Bizzy Bubs Review

We all know a child that loves babies! Both of our twin girls love babies, especially M. She’s had a baby doll since birth, and at six years old she still treasures it. When we go out M will quite often point out babies and say, “Look mum! Aw, aren’t they cute!” That’s why I knew our girls would love the Little Live Bizzy Bubs Cute Carrier Playsets that we were recently sent to review! Her name is Swirlee, and she’s such a sweetie! She’s just full of surprises and fun! R and M couldn’t wait to play with her… [Read More]

6 ways to have a brilliant summer – despite the weather

Summer is here, meaning sunny days, picnics and having fun enjoying the fresh air, right? Wrong, if the British weather has anything to do with it! But don’t let storms keep you inside. The long days are an ideal time to get out with your children, giving them new skills and experiences and making for some lifelong memories. Life under canvas Camping can teach children about the world outside without leaving your back garden. You don’t need a big tent, just a quick pop-up one – the kind you would take to a festival (remember them?). Failing that, sling a… [Read More]

What age should children get pocket money?

Our twins are six year olds and earlier this year, my husband and I made the decision to give them pocket money. It’s not a fortune, at just £1 a week, but we thought it would be a good way to introduce our children to the idea of money. While some parents will offer their children pocket money in return for chores, our girls don’t need to do chores to receive their £1 a week pocket money. However, I’m very open to the idea of allowing them to earn extra money on top of their £1 a week if they… [Read More]

9 Critical Tips for Traveling by Car with a Baby

Traveling with your baby in a car can go two ways. Your baby might sleep the entire way, waking only to eat, and dozing quickly off again with a clean nappy and a full belly. The other scenario is that your baby screams the entire way, resulting in frayed nerves and you considering if the return trip home is truly necessary. A new location is good, right? It is impossible to predict how your child will behave on a car ride. Parents should be prepared for all scenarios, so let’s take a look at the best tips for traveling by… [Read More]

10 Things That Make Me Happy

I was recently tagged in the 10 Things That Make Me Happy tag by Bound For Somewhere. You can read her post here. So without further ado, and in no particular order here are 10 things that make me happy. 1. My husband and children. Yes, it’s a cliche and it’s the ‘obvious answer’ that most likely everyone will say, but it’s true. Without these crazies, I’d actually be pretty unhappy. Hubby drives me crazy with his constant moving of things around and don’t even get me started on his snoring, but I do love him and he does make… [Read More]

Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with the Chad Valley Range from Argos #GoodToGo #PlayPanel

Finding ways to encourage children to put down their iPads and get outdoors can be challenging, but thanks to Chad Valley and their range of over 400 toys for babies, toddlers and younger children, that’s about to get easier! As part of the Chad Valley Play Panel, a network of parenting bloggers from all over the UK, we’re here to put the Chad Valley range of toys to the test and give you our unbiased opinion on their wide range of toys. These toys include inflatables, mud kitchens, sports sets and more! In order for us to put these toys to… [Read More]

Families come in all shapes and sizes

When I was growing up I often thought of family as being made up of a mum, dad and two children. Of course you’d have your grandparents as well. Mums parents, dads parents and in addition any sisters or brothers they have being aunts and uncles. That was pretty much it in my opinion. The thought of step-mums and step-siblings was never a thought that entered my mind because my family was made up mum, dad, my sister and I. It was that simple. I thought that when I grew up, I too would have the same family unit. A… [Read More]

Capturing your babies first moments

Many people who know my husband and I will know that our children were born premature. Our consultant made the decision when I was 34 weeks pregnant that it was time for our babies to be born. My husband and I knew quite early on in the pregnancy that the chances of our twins being born early was high. This is because twin two’s growth had started slowing down, and eventually she stopped growing altogether. When our twins were born six weeks early, they weighed 4lb3 and 2lb11. M, the smaller of two, was absolutely fine. Small, yes, incredibly small,… [Read More]