When I found out I was pregnant I was absolutely thrilled. We had only got married on 30th September so to find out on 24th October that I was pregnant was amazing and also meant – honeymoon baby! With Charlie I’d had a very easy problem free pregnancy but from about a week after getting a BFP I started feeling rather nauseous. As the weeks went on it intensified making work rather interesting! Then the tiredness and sickness started. Big time. I secretly thought I may be having a little girl as it was the complete opposite of my first…

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We have decided that 2018 is going to be our year of saving with a view to possible moving in 2019. I love our current house, but know that as the girls grow they’re going to want their own rooms. I also want another couple of rooms downstairs for an office and a playroom. Our lounge is quite small so I’d happily combine rooms and opt for a large open plan. The sight of a large open plan home is something we normally see reserved for celebrities in lavish mansions and show homes. Open layouts are becoming more and more…

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It’s no secret I am not the craftiest of folk and am definitely no Pinterest perfect parent! For me, the less effort the better is always what suits me best. Nevertheless, I am a HUGE fan of Halloween and just because I am not super arty that doesn’t mean I don’t like getting stuck in. The idea of a no carve pumpkin really appeals to me as our attempts often look miles away from what they were intended to! A few years ago, I met up with a friend and our sets of twins both set to decorating pumpkins with…

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I am a huge fan of Halloween let it be known! I know it’s a marmite day but I definitely fall into the love Halloween camp. We all absolutely love getting dressed up in Halloween costumes and always go trick or treating with a big gang of friends The kids absolutely love finding their Halloween costumes and love dressing up (as do I) Last year we all had really easy costumes and had lots of fun transforming. The girls had £3.99 witch costumes from Aldi (teamed with some H&M skull tights I got in the sale for about £1 the…

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Tomorrow signals the end of an era; after eight and a half years there will officially be no children at home anymore. You’d think after a very long summer holiday I would be jumping for joy – but I am a reception year parent. There’s only tears here! You see, the girls were born in the June when Charlie started school in the September. It was a crazy time with tiny newborn twins coupled with the fact my Mom had been diagnosed with cancer a few weeks before, so Charlie’s first day at school was somewhat overshadowed. Since Charlie started…

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I can’t be the only one who has felt this entire week has been dominated by HEAT, oh the bloody heat indeed. As I write this, we have been treated to some rain and I even wore a jacket today. I know I shouldn’t moan but after being in what felt like a permanent state of hot, stickiness it is a welcome reprieve. I am looking forward to sleeping all night without having to peel myself off the bed and needing a fan on me 24/7. Tonight is our school BBQ so I’m looking forward to an evening with friends…

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I had the moment all Parents dread on last week. You know the one, where you are standing waiting to pick up your kid and the teacher makes a beeline for you. It’s never good when they leave the classroom to collar you. I was hoping it may be telling me a funny little anecdote, but sadly it wasn’t. P1 had been naughty. Pretty damn naughty. She had hit a boy who is over a year older than her. My face dropped as I listened to the teacher say the word “whack” about four times and my face turned a fetching…

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