I have been tagged by Debbie from My Boys Club to take part in #shufflethemusic where I shuffle my favourite playlist and tell you all about the first 15 songs which pop up! How exciting! I am going to shuffle the music on my iphone as my ipod died recently and I haven't got my library backed up anywhere (cue tears).
We are experiencing a scorching Summer at the moment so it is really important we keep kids and babies well hydrated. I have 4 Doidy Cups to give away to 4 lucky winners to help encourage your baby to learn to drink from an open cup - after all spills don't matter in this heat!
June was holiday month for us as the 4 of us jetted of to Spain for 10 days at the beginning of the month. I can honestly day it was the best holiday we've had as a family and I was so ridiculously relaxed. Clearly age 4 is the tipping point where holidays with kids feel less like assault courses! I read loads of books and drank lots of Sangria. Bliss! Of course we came back and I had two weeks of work to catch up on plus the school summer fair to help organise which drove me to neat spirits, so the back end of the month felt like a whirlwind and the blog suffered but I'm back on track for July. Lots of happy memories made in June...
Ellie was her mother's golden girl. At just 15, happy and intelligent, she had her whole life ahead of her, but one day Ellie was gone.
A decade later Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie and when she meets her boyfriend's confident young daughter she is left speechless. Because she is the image of Ellie. All those unanswered questions come flooding back, unraveling Laurel's world. What happened to Ellie? Is she still alive? And who is hiding the biggest secret?
I have an exciting new series for you called All about the Blogger! Each month I am going to introduce you to a fellow blogger so you can enjoy reading some of the other fab blogs out there. Click the links at the bottom of this guest post to explore their blog and social media accounts.
I'm Madeline and my blog is This Glorious Life. It's a family lifestyle blog with a side of psychology, and I write about all sorts of things related to parenting and family life and how we can use psychology to our advantage to get the most out of life.
We are in the middle of a heatwave, break out the sun cream! We put 4 of the best high factor sun creams through their paces on holiday this month to let you know which we recommend to protect your kids' delicate skin this summer.
May! What a month! After my Mum's wedding in April we planned a quiet month leading up to our holiday in June but it was not to be! With double bank holiday fun we were busy every weekend! Highlights on my phone include our fab day at Drusillas Zoo Park, catching up with my old work collagues and their delicious kids, enjoying the garden, the Royal Wedding, discovering Dark KitKats and a weekend without the kids which allowed Husband and I to live at the cinema for 48hrs - yes, we saw 4 movies and it was epic! Off on out hollibobs in June - Hurrah!
There is nothing more special than a newborn baby. What better way to preserve the memory of their tiny hands and feet than with a precious souvenir. I am giving away a Baby Art Magic box so you can create just that and cherish it forever.
Last week I was challenged to feed my family of 4 for £50 for the week. I accepted the challenge but instead of going to a low cost supermarket like Lidl or Aldi I attempted to try the challenge using my usual Tesco home delivery service. For me food shopping is a chore I hate so having it delivered to my door (in fact right into my kitchen) is brilliant, plus i am able to keep track of how much I am spending rather than chucking it all in the basket and hoping for the best at the till.
So how did I do...
The kids are away over the Bank Holiday so Husband and I are making the most of it with multiple trips to the cinema and a cheeky cocktail!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.