Review: Make My Blinds – Online Store

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Blinds can make a big difference to a room, whether as standalone window dressing or in conjunction with curtains, but getting the right blind can be hassle. If you buy them in a standard size you will be limited in design and may have to spend hours cutting them to size, whereas if you buy them from a bespoke blind fitter you may need to re-mortgage to pay the bill! For this review I’m testing out Make My Blinds, an online store selling made to measure blinds in a wide variety of styles and designs, which won’t break the bank. […]

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Is it time to switch to wooden toys?

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As a mum I spend half my life looking at, buying, playing with, and tidying up, toys! My living room looks like a toy shop exploded in it, and I can’t remember the last time I was able to walk across a room without having to dance around brightly coloured doodads that might burst into song at any moment. But with recent studies highlighting the shocking amount of waste plastic in our environment and even our drinking water, it’s hard not to look at all of Baby’s plastic toys and wonder if they are worth the environmental cost. Until the […]

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Review: Post Office Wi-Fi Squad

Review: Wi-Fi Squad

Technology is taking over our homes to a degree which makes it near impossible to get by without a good internet connection. But if you’re not tech savvy getting your internet service up and running to its full potential can be a challenge, this is where the Post Office Wi-Fi Squad can help. What is the Wi-Fi Squad? The Wi-Fi Squad comprise of a team of 500 broadband experts across the UK who can come to your home by appointment and spend up to an hour installing your router, optimising your connection, checking your security setting, setting up your network, […]

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Review: Post Office Broadband

Review: Post office broadband

When you think of the Post Office the image that probably comes to mind is the Post Office of old which was all about letters, parcels, and your grandma getting her pension, but the Post Office has changed. They now offer a dizzying array of products and services, one of which is broadband. But with so much competition in this sector, can the Post Office deliver something special? What’s on offer and value for money Like most modern families, mine are always connected to the internet. At any one time we can have Teen playing online games on his xBox, […]

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Why you should STOP smoking before pregnancy

Why you should stop smoking before pregnancy

Everyone knows smoking is bad for them but like any addiction, it’s not a simple thing to give up. No-one will ever tell you that kicking the habit is easy, but there is no better incentive than starting a family and no better time than right away. Conceiving: Why should I quit smoking right now? Most prospective parents who smoke intend to give it up once they are pregnant, but smoking can make it more difficult for that to happen. For women, smoking (including passive smoking) can seriously effect fertility. One study quoted by the NHS suggested that the fertility […]

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Christmas Gifts for 1 Year Olds

Christmas gifts for 1 year olds

Christmas is my favourite time of year, and unlike most people I love Christmas shopping! The fact that I have my mane shop bought and wrapped by 1st of December probably has a lot to do with this. 2017 will be Baby’s second Christmas, which I find much more exciting than the first as she is now old enough to find the festivities exciting, even if she doesn’t understand them yet. Unlike last year, when Baby was a little lump cuddled up in her rocker. This year she is a little ball of energy who sweeps around the house leaving […]

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Review: Baby Wings Bibs + Giveaway

Review: Baby Wings Bibs

I’m a big fan of Baby Wings dummy clips and have raved about them on several occasions, but now Baby Wings have moved into the mucky world of baby bibs and the question is, do their bibs live up to the same high standards? Read my review of Baby Wings dummy clips About the bibs Baby Wings silicone bibs come in a pack of two including a blue bib decorated with the Baby Wings duck and a green bib decorated with a cartoon alien. The bibs are flexible and wipe clean, with a large food pocket and a button style […]

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The dressing gown argument

The dressing gown argument

Every year as the cold nights draw in Grumpy Dad and I lock horns in a battle that neither of us can ever win. The reason? A simple piece of clothing. To me a dressing gown, or house coat as my mum used to call it, is the pinnacle of comfort when it’s cold outside. In the morning you can throw it over your PJ’s so you don’t have to risk frost bite just to go to the kitchen for a cup of tea, and in the evening when you come home from work you can get changed and put […]

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Review: Carpetright

Review: Carpetright

When we moved into our new home we quickly realised that every room in the house would need to be re-decorated. With Baby due in only a couple of weeks this wasn’t idea but there was one room that I really was looking forward to decorating, the nursery. We completed decorating the majority of the nursery in time for her first birthday, but I couldn’t stand having Baby play on the tatty 10 year old carpet, so it just had to go. Why I chose Carpetright Carpetright are the UK’s leading flooring provider and with stores absolutely everywhere, it’s hard […]

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Review: The Cheeky Elf + Giveaway

Review: The Cheeky Elf

With Christmas just around the corner I’m starting to get excited about all the Christmas fun I can get up to with Baby this year. She’s still young but it’s never too early to start Christmas Traditions, so when the opportunity arose to review a Cheeky Elf starter kit I really couldn’t wait. About the elf tradition Back in the 2000’s the elf tradition was born. Suddenly households were buying their children unassuming toy elves which would magically (or through the hard work and planning of many a devious parent) come to life at night and get into all sorts […]

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