The Winter Sun has been so beautiful over the last few days.  I think today we’re going to see a change to cloudy skies.

I love this photo. The low sun and the kids having a little adventure. I spend a lot of my time watching them interact. I guess that’s a big part of parenthood. Learning and growing.

Have you been making the most of the weather?

#mummyphotoaday ~ parenthood 

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A little corner of my office… I spend most of my week here so it’s nice to pretty it up sometimes. I even managed to blur out the water marks on the windows (they need a good clean).

My tax return has been submitted and my assignment has too! Quite a day for submissions and I’m relieved. I’m in the last year of uni and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had to complete it. I am focussed on finishing, which is giving me the mindset to get it done.

What did you do today that your relieved about? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ corner

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Daddy = “Kids please don’t try and walk on the ice”….
Kids = ☝🏻

They kept edging towards the pond, “I just want to break the ice”. They did make me laugh. And yes, they ignored the instructions. But they did only tap the ice with their toes.

It made for a little adventure this afternoon. I love this Winter sun!

Do your kids love standing on frozen puddles?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventure

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The frost is so beautiful 🥶 I love the days where it is frosty but super sunny. The sun was beaming into my office today. It made my heart happy. 

This weather is definitely snuggle & binge watch TV shows kind of weather. I’ve started watching Bloodlines on Netflix. I started it as I just loved “Judy” from Dead to Me and thought I’d give this a try. It’s quite gripping & I’ve not been too good at predicting the storyline so far. Which usually I can!

Do you have any Wintery snuggle shows that I need to add to my watch list?

#mummyphotoaday ~ heart

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As views go: this has to be one of my favourites. Paddleboarding, in the sunshine and on a calm river. It just looks so beautiful and really relaxes me.

I haven’t braved the paddleboard in the Winter months yet. I haven’t fallen in yet, but it would just be my luck! Have you done this before?

My other favourite views are closely followed with the beach… on a sunny day where the big fluffy clouds are floating on the horizon. And, finally, at the top of a Tor. As the views are always pretty breathtaking.

What is your favourite kind of view?

#mummyphotoaday ~ view

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We escaped the house today, in-between the rain showers, and got some much needed fresh air and family time. The Sun shone beautifully in the winter sky. 

Snoopy did so well as we walked for about 90 minutes. He had a few breaks in the waggon (did you see my stories?) and I carried him the last stretch.

It was our first family walk without our little pal, it felt wrong. I felt guilty for being out with Snoopy. But then I pictured little Rambie walking by our side and that made me smile.

Isla still cries at night time. I wish I could make her pain better. We are all still struggling to get over our loss. He really has left the biggest Jack Russell sized hole in our family.

Anyone else get out in the Winter Sun today?

#mummyphotoaday ~ sky 

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I had a big surprise this evening… what I thought was a chilled pizza night with one of my friends - turned into a surprise 40th get together for pizza and Prosecco with my beautiful “yoga” friends.

We built our friendship over the last year doing yoga and I’m so glad we did. They are an amazing group of women and I’m proud to call them my friends. It’s funny as, all bar one, I knew before yoga.

We laugh. We cry. We chat. We rant. We eat. We drink. We smile.

Thank you so much ladies. I am very grateful. After receiving Rambos ashes today and losing focus, I’m glad I could cry and laugh with you all tonight. 

#mummyphotoaday ~ focus

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Did I complete my Winter Potty List?

Did I complete my Winter Potty List?

It may be cold outside but there’s no need for toddlers to hibernate this winter with Growingupmilkinfo’s fun guide of things to do with your little one. The team from the toddler nutrition website are back with a list of must-do activities toddlers should have ticked off before spring has sprung. From building a den to getting messy in the kitchen, the list has been created using suggestions from parents nationwide and experts, including children’s play expert Adrian Voce OBE and Growingupmilkinfo.com nutritionist Leanne Olivier.  The list is made up of 24 activities, one for each day of the weekend, to keep toddlers entertained and topped-up with essential nutrients throughout the winter. The Winter Potty List is not only a celebration of fun things that parents can do with their little ones, it also includes ways to ensure your toddler gets the hard to get nutrients they need, especially the ‘sunshine vitamin’, ...

Did you know its Vitamin D Day on 31st March 2013?

Did you know its Vitamin D Day on 31st March 2013?

FIRST UK VITAMIN D DAY LAUNCHED TO EDUCATE PARENTS Vitamin D Day to shine spotlight on vitamin D At the dawn of British summertime 2013, growingupmilkinfo.com launches the UK's first Vitamin D Day (31 March) to raise awareness about the importance of the vitamin for toddler development.VIEW the POST

Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk

When your little ones get to a year old you can give them cow’s milk, you can give them formula milk or they may still be having breast milk. Our choice with Noah was to carry on giving him formula milk but we started to give him the Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk. Its a great formula, full of great vitamins and iron, and whats more you can actually smell the dairy from the formula. Call me crazy but it just has that smell!! Now up until Isla was born, being prepared for bedtime was a doddle, I was able to boil the kettle and prepare Noah’s bedtime milk in time, so that after his bath Noah could take his milk to bed and go straight to sleep. Now we have another edition to the family, the chance of being any kind of prepared is another matter. I often…

There’s a lot on your toddlers’ plate

There’s a lot on your toddlers’ plate

From 12 months old, our toddlers will change rapidly as they learn to walk, talk and master many of the skills needed for life. Growingupmilkinfo.com is a website to help parents find out more about toddler nutrition, giving mums and dads the information they need to support their toddler during this amazing period of growth and development. To recognise this important period, Growing Up Milk Info has even re-named toddlers as ‘Little One-ders’. It’s not surprising that our Little One-ders need the right nutrition to support them during this extraordinary period of growth and development. By drinking two 150ml beakers of Growing Up Milk, a fortified milk drink for toddlers, you can help provide them with the extra nutrients they need, as part of a healthy balanced diet. However, Growing Up Milk Info research reveals that 78 per cent of parents think their toddler’s dietary needs are being met ...

The POTTY list….

The POTTY list….

THE POTTY LIST... Or 36 Things To Do Before You’re Three So, you've heard of the Bucket List, well this is the Potty list: a guide of 36 things to do with your tot before they turn 3. It forms part of the Little One-ders’ Toddler Census, commissioned by Growingupmilkinfo.com, and has been designed to celebrate the extraordinary growth and development Little One-ders go through from 1 to 3 years. The 36 must-do activities that make up ‘The Potty List’ are: Made a mud pie Baked a cake Finger painted Sung loudly in public Climbed a big hill Picked fruit Danced with no inhibitions Made sandcastles on the beach Been chased by a monster Jumped in a puddle so hard the water went in mummy’s shoe too Belly-flopped Fed the ducks Blown bubbles Had a teddy bear’s picnic Chosen a favourite book Ridden on the top of double-decker bus Visited a museum Been on a train ride Fed an animal Grown cress in the shape of your name Worn pants on your head Ridden the tea-cups ...