🥂 We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 weddings are just beautiful. It’s so nice to get dressed up and make an effort.⁣
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I love this photo (taken by another of my favourite people haha), it’s nice to get little 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘀𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 to be invited to a friend’s wedding. ⁣
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Having a break away from the norm really helped. Being at home all week had been quite painful without Rocky and learning to 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 things again is going to take time.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻⁣
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🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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ğ˜žğ˜©ğ˜¢ğ˜µ 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter… it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in… now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! 🤣

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks… an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏️ What a week…These 2 threw themselves back into 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for 𝘂𝗻𝗶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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Answers to 5 commonly asked questions about breastfeeding

Answers to 5 commonly asked questions about breastfeeding

While breastfeeding may seem like the most natural thing a woman can do, it’s not as easy as it looks in breastfeeding videos and classes. I couldn't get Noah to breastfeed, whereas Isla did this very well. Yes, you want to provide nourishment for your newborn baby, but there may be some questions that come up as you start breastfeeding. To give you the peace of mind you seek, here are answers to some of the most pressing breastfeeding questions: VIEW the POST

What is the difference between formula milk and natural milk?

What is the difference between formula milk and natural milk?

If you are a new parent, it can be tricky to navigate all of the new information that you simply need to know for the proper development of your child. It is difficult enough to be aware of everything and it is especially difficult to sort through the facts and fictions of various topics, such as choosing to feed your baby formula milk or natural milk. VIEW the POST

Win a range of breastfeeding goodies from Lansinoh worth £50

Lansinoh are working with me to give away some fabulous breastfeeding products to one of my lucky readers.  Breastfeeding reminds me of long nights and days to be honest, where little Noah and Isla would feed. I had a lot of trouble feeding Noah and it only lasted a couple of weeks. Whereas with Isla I didn’t want to stop breastfeeding, but I had to for work reasons. Two contrasting scenarios: I wish I had pushed a little more with Noah and that I could have breastfed for longer. That bond with baby is immeasurable.

#competition – Making Maternity & Breastfeeding Easier…

#competition – Making Maternity & Breastfeeding Easier…

We have teamed up with the fabulous __ to give away what is quickly becoming a hospital bag essential and with NCT endorsement, new mums are raving about the simple yet super clever, award winning Hydrant, a unique hands free drinking system which is proving to be invaluable for keeping new mothers properly hydrated during childbirth, and whilst feeding. VIEW the POST

Parents Week: BabaSling

Parents Week: BabaSling

BabaSling is the best thing I have ever used for getting my little baby girl about when we go on our family walks and take the dogs out. We went away to the New Forest when Isla was a wee baby and it was so useful. Noah was able to run loose with Daddy and the doggies and little Isla was safely tucked up in the BabaSling with mummy. VIEW the POST

Bottle Week: Calypso Electric Breast Pump

Ardo has developed a brand new range of Breastpumps and nursing aid products. These new products have been developed with the purpose of meeting both the personal requirements and individual needs of mothers and their babies. Personal requirements for me were ease, comfort, efficiency and discreetness. I wanted to be able to use this pump sitting on my comfortable sofa, watching the TV without feeling like an eye sore in front of my husband and also wanted it to be discreet in front of Noah. I wasn't sure how he would react to the big scary electric pump attached to mummy. I was extremely lucky to have been sent the Calypso Electric Breast Pump and also just in time for our holiday abroad. So what's in the box: Calypso Breast Pump with single pumpset, breast shells 26mm and 31mm, breast shell insert 28mm, OptiFlow 26mm, brush for cleaning and bottle…