We have made it! We break up for Easter today (massively later than most I know) but it feels good to know that for the next fortnight, it’s going to be nice and chilled out. Well, as chilled as time with an 8 year old and almost 4 year old twins can be!
I’m hoping not to pile too many pounds on over Easter, but the crème and mini eggs already seem to be calling out to me…wish me luck. So onto this weeks #LittleLoves


It’s been a week of trash. I have bought a few trashy celeb mags and wondered why I used to buy them so religiously? Not only are they filled with incredibly contentious “stories” (how do you make a two page spread about a tweet?!) but also made me feel incredibly old as I haven’t a clue who half of them are. Is it time to move over to Bella and Women’s Weekly I wonder…?!?!


As always, I am behind the times. My sister spent all of last week watching Line of Duty like a woman obsessed. She said that the first two series were on Netflix and with a husband at home of the evening for a change, we decided to try one. And now are completely hooked! We finished Series 1 last night – it was SO good and it’s not often that I put my phone down to actually watch a whole episode of anything.
The third and current series is on now, but we are going to watch series two then download series three. I am so impatient I couldn’t;’t wait a week to be able to see the next episode.


Charlie has one of his friends over on Wednesday so I had two incredibly giggly 8 year olds in the house on Wednesday. It was also his school disco last night and I volunteered to help out on the sweet stall. It was so lovely to see how polite so many of the kids were not to mention a free FOAM disco in the background. Seriously, they had a DJ that had foam and a TV screen! I’m sure our school discos were played out of a CD player! Luckily this morning, it’s not ringing in my ears and the kids all had a blast.

I have become the biggest social media cliché going and finally succumbed to Primark’s light blue shirts. I have seen them all over my IG and every time I walk through, I eyeball them. Me and my biggest girl went shopping whilst the others went to the cinema so we did some serious shopping.
I did a little haul video of all the girls clothes including the cutest leggings from Zara – tell me you don’t want the pink and blue ones for yourself?


I finally took the plunge and made the decision about bathroom shelving. Yes it sounds rather trivial but we have just wallpapered after hating the paint on the walls and thanks to Pinterest, I decided I wanted a shelf of some sort behind the toilet. My Dad and I took a trip to IKEA on Monday and got the one I kept going back to. We’ve had issues with the flipping shower leaking AGAIN so I am hoping that this weekend will get it up. I am looking forward to making it all pretty with the final touches.

We also spent the weekend making an egg bounce. Yes you read that correctly, making bouncy eggs! We were challenged by the BBC to see if we could make an egg bounce using items from our cupboards. It was great fun and you can see the results here:

 


I am very excited about Easter. We have a trip to Disney on Ice and as my husband looks set to be working away for most of it, I decided on a whim to book a night away with the kids in the second week. I have never taken them away overnight on my own so I’m hoping it’s not going to be TOO stressful. We got a really good deal and I’m hoping the sun will shine for us. Hope you all have a lovely Easter.

B xx

From the day your little bundle (or bundles in my case) is placed into your arms, you worry. Worry about every single decision you make, everything you say, everything you do. The one thing you are always worrying about is their health. I know throughout my pregnancy with the girls, I spent hours searching about twins and googling every symptom. We were told early on that they were measuring different sizes and I continually worried about their health when they were born.

The Worry of Being A Parent

I have to say as a whole, my kids don’t get ill very often. We had the odd sniffle but for the majority of the time, we never grind to a halt. It’s one of those things when they are poorly, you panic. You don’t to constantly bug the Doctor and make unnecessary appointments for a very minor ailment. Did you know that 81% of people  search the internet with their symptoms. Whilst it is quick and easy, it can also lead to you sometimes jumping to drastic conclusions thanks to Google and its huge variety of articles it can bring up. After looking for their symptoms, 76% of people  asked said their search results were not tailored to them; I know I have searched about headaches and it can take you to some scary brain results. Using a system such as onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com can enable you to get a more accurate analysis opposed to any Tom Dick and Harry’s article.

I started my blog in the hope that people expecting identical twins wouldn’t find article that I did all about Twin to Twin syndrome and scaremongering that twins always came severely prematurely and often spent the first few weeks and months of their lives in the neonatal unit. Obviously I know this can happen, but there seemed to be a lack of positive stories like what I experienced. My pre natal care from the NHS was outstanding and led me to be so lucky and have two healthy daughters born at term. And that my friends, is where the worrying amplified but I’ve learned to accept that it is part and parcel of being a parent.

B xx

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own. The statistics used are from a survey conducted by LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor.

I remember reading a post that a lady had written damning twin parents who dressed their kids the same. I read it with a sense of outrage and amusement that someone would be so ridiculous to suggest how dressing your kids the same could actually affect them. They look so cute! They don’t care! It makes for nice pics and also helps me spot them easily when out. How ludicrous I thought. However as time has gone on and the girls have gotten older, I now realise that twinning for us is wrong and how I regret dressing my girls the same.

I guess it all started when they started nursery and their first steps into the world on their own started. I was excited for them to make their own friends and have their own little thing going on. Then it hit me – other adults and kids couldn’t tell them apart.

I found it was actually starting to negatively impact them when other kids didn’t know which was which and they would be referred to as either the twins or someone would shout both their names at just one of them…like the two names together was their actual name.

It made me feel a bit sad for them.

As a whole, they don’t seem to care but I can already see P2 starting to be annoyed by it all. She is the first to jump in and correct someone when they call her the wrong name. As they get older, I am sure it is going to be incredibly annoying and tiresome constantly having to correct people who call you the wrong name or just refer to you as a twin. As people, we all carve our own paths and want to be known for various things yet being confused for someone else will be wearing.

Look, I know my girls are identical twins. I struggle to tell other people’s twins apart so I am not having a go at people who DARE to get them mixed up. No, not at all. But I am trying to make it easier. I’d love to say that I choose to dress them differently, but that is all them. I have very little say in what these pair wear on a day to day basis believe me. They both hate having their hair brushed so tying it up is a rarity without World War Three kicking off.

I think the girls look so incredibly different; I know, I am their Mother so I am going to say that but as a whole I’d say the majority of people tend to agree and once they’ve asked which is which they usually tell with ease. But I know kids are going to struggle and I don’t want them to constantly be referred to as “the twins” as though that is their Christian name. Yes., They are twins. Yes they are genetically identical – but they are still individuals. It bugs me when they are given the same birthday card – would you send siblings a joint card or ask them to share a present? No! I have two daughters who happen to be born on the same day. But they are two separate people! I just wish people would realise this! (Ok. I’m sounding bratty here aren’t I?!)

This means I have such a dilemma come September. Do I put them in the same class or separate them? My heart says keep them together but my head is split in two. On the one hand, they are close friends and probably would want to stay together. But then I am torn that once they start school, they are going to make close friends meaning a class separation down the line is going to be harder as it wouldn’t just be splitting them up from their sister, but from other friends.

When I found out I was expecting identical twins, none of this stuff ever entered my head. It was all cute outfits and two of everything, yet as we grow we all are learning. I regret my decision to try to clone them but I completely respect others who choose to dress them the same. I am led by my kids but wish in a way that they wouldn’t change their mind everyday as to wanting to be together or not at school!!!

B xx

Today is Mothering Sunday. A day where you show your Mother how much she means to you – whether that be by breakfast in bed, a handmade card, a bunch of flowers or a simple thank you and I love you. But it can also be a bittersweet day for so many including myself. To those who have lost their Mothers, those who desperately want to be Mothers, those no longer with relationships with their Mothers. 

Being a Mother has been the hardest yet rewarding title I’ve ever been given. From the moment you see a big cross on a pregnancy test, you take on this role and spend each day treading this new path on which you have no idea if you’re doing it right. Hoping that you are making the best decisions and not making a hash of it. 


I have been a Mother, as such, for nine years with my eight & three month year old. He taught me everything I know but each day brings new challenges as he grows and at school we constantly enter new territory. I may have thrown my parenting knowledge book out the window when I had the girls, as not only twins but girls are a whole new ball game. 

Being a Mother is a 24/7 job. Even when they aren’t with you, you’re constantly planning, thinking, worrying – there is no off button. Your babies shape and fork everything you do. All decisions are made around them and hopefully for their greater good. 

Whilst being a Mother can be so hard, it too is simply amazing. Your heart bursts with pride when they first roll over, tell you they love you, bring home a handmade card, get a brilliant parents evening report. They call you and you alone “Mommy” and no matter what year we check off on the calendar, you’re never too old to want your Mom. 

At 31, I still want my Mom. When I’ve had a bad day or exciting news, she’s always the one I want to tell – exactly the same as my 3 and 8 year olds feel. It’s something that’s ingrained in you from an early age that never goes away. 


I don’t have the luxury to spoil my Mom on Mothers Day but I have my own little family that ease the chasm of grief is ever present. They make me laugh, make me happy and make me feel complete. Being a Mother is so much more than I ever could imagine. Today and every day.

B x  

In just over two month, my girls will be four. Four years of age. As school beckons, their independence is at an all time high wanting to do everything for themselves, yet we still can’t manage a whole night sleep.

Desperately Seeking Sleep

With Charlie, it was a doddle. What can I say, the kid is a natural sleeper just like I was as a baby. We both love our kip and quite honestly need it otherwise we are incredibly grumpy. Throwing twins into the mix was always going to be crazy but almost four years down the line I never anticipated we would still be having issues. It’s incredibly rare that I ever wake up without a mini bed invader which more often than not is little P1. I’ve written before how people’s sympathy wanes when you are constantly moaning about your three year old not sleeping, opposed to the newborn days where people used to offer to help out a lot. I don’t drink coffee so most days I am completely and utterly winging it.

Last year we invested in a new bed. My husband has back troubles so he was looking at getting better support as he has a very physical job so a good mattress and bed is essential, whereas for me going from a double to a super king meant more space for the extra children that seem to creep into our bed!

So, what is the healthiest way to sleep?

If only she with the almost four year olds who don’t sleep knew eh?…Hopefully this video may help shed some light for us all.

I really should look more at the way I sleep and perhaps the way the girls sleep as their toddler beds are looking a little worse for wear. So whether it be a new bed for yourself, for your children or even an Adjustamatic beds for the elderly it really is crucial to make changes to our mattresses, pillows and sleeping position to get that much craved after good night sleep.

 B xx

Disclosure – this post is written in collaboration with Adjustable Beds