This Thursday is World Book Day and I am so glad that it has become such a big part of the Spring term at school. As a kid I absolutely loved reading. I would spend hours immersed in books with my favourite authors being Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl and Dick King Smith. Charlie seems to have followed suit and inherited my love of reading a good book. He is currently working his way through the Harry Potter books which he is reading on his own. He also loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates series. I thought…

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Dearest Beyoncé. You oh fabulous Beyoncé is having twins! Wowee! Congratulations and welcome to a rather elite club that many before me and many after you will join. Two babies at once; the celebrity world is going to going into meltdown with the biggest a-listed dropping two sprogs at ones. On the day Pharell Williams announced he’d just had triplets, I’m presuming this could mean in twenty years there’s going to be the ultimate super group of multiple babies to look forward to?! Aside from the cute outfits, adorable photographs, heart melting moments – what is it REALLY like to have…

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Tantrums are hard. Physically, emotionally and mentally for all involved. Charlie never really was one for a public meltdown but my girls seem more than happy to perform in public. With twins, the ratio of a public tantrum on any outing is definitely doubled meaning that it’s rare any day out doesn’t result in a momentous hissy fit over something incredibly trivial. We have had tantrums over putting a shoe on the wrong way, the wrong colour cup, unbuckling a belt and the main catalyst for any tantrum lately – having their hair brushed. Oh I am so evil daring to…

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Charlie is now 8 and he’s always loved his kip (unlike his monkey twin sisters!) but he’s now starting to want to stay up that little bit later like all his mates. With twin sisters, he always lucks out and ends up with the smallest room in the house. We always tell him that whilst it may be the smallest, he will always have a room all to himself; silver linings and all that. I am a huge fan of making the most of all spaces so in our last house, where his room was tiny, we bought him a…

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When you bring a brand new human into the world, everyone makes allowances for you. Forgetting to text back, not getting out of your PJs by midday, constantly looking like crap – it’s fine, you’ve got a newborn! If you are crazy enough to have twins, then people make HUGE allowances for your state of permanent zombie-fication and the fact you are barely coherent for the first year. But you see, as each year passes people’s sympathy wanes and I have found right now, that quite frankly no one gives a give that your three-year old doesn’t sleep.

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As you may know, I am a Slimming World member. I am just 6lbs off target and for me, a main part of my diet is meat. Slimming World enables you to eat lean cuts of meat with a 5% of less fat content. I was thrilled when Muscle Food contacted me and offered me to review their New Year Lean meat selection hamper, and I am also giving one away at the bottom of this post. Muscle Food stocks a huge variety of food products, not just hampers. They have launched a range of clean eating lunch meals that…

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Three and a half. What a wonderful age. They are old enough to know what’s going on and interact. They’re out of nappies and whilst testing their independence, there’s nothing like running back to Mom and Dad. Days out are easier as you’re not loaded down with a changing bag and the kitchen sink to keep them occupied. Life on a whole seems that little bit easier. Unless you have a three year old diva. Enter P1.

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