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School Bag Must Haves

With Oliver starting school this week I thought it might be useful to share some tips of  what to pack in your child's school bag. Apart from the more obvious items such as pencil case, plimsolls and lunch bags I've discovered a few other useful items and included a few Mama must haves for your own bag too. 
Child's Bag Name Labels - My advice is to label everything as stuff will go missing! I've  been using these stick on labels from My Name Tags since oliver started nursery and they have been fantastic especially if your useless with a needle and thread like me! They can be stuck onto clothes, lunch bags, water bottles and even shoes and the best part is they are washing machine and dishwasher safe! 
Bag Tag - Having a name tag or distinctive key ring attached to your child's bag can help avoid mix ups in the classroom as no doubt another child will have the exactly  same bag as yours. Oliver has one of these  Tinyme  name tags on both his backpack and gym bag. …

MyHummy Baby Sleep Aid Review

If you follow me in on Instagram you will be aware that Tommy has not been sleeping well lately so I was ecstatic to be given the opportunity to review the new Bluetooth MyHummy white noise bear.

Tommy had been sleeping well for a few months. He would go to bed about 7ish then slept through until 5/6am, with the exception of the odd broken night if he was unwell or teething. Then one night the dreaded one year sleep regression kicked in. He woke during the night and it took hours to resettle him, we where in and out if his room, tried taking him in bed with us and then eventually ended up getting up with him in the middle of the night so at least Oliver could get some sleep. This pattern went on for a couple weeks. We where a exhausted and had tried every trick in the book.

To be honest I was doubtful that the MyHummy would make much difference to Tommy's sleep. We had been using  white noise via YouTube on our phones and it was no longer being effective so why would this bear be…

Starting School

In less than two weeks a new chapter in our lives will begin as Oliver starts school. His uniform has been purchased, washed and labeled. His school bag is packed and pencils sharpened. His shiny ( and blooming expensive new shoes) are sitting waiting to be worn. Everything is ready but is he?
Oliver turned 5 in July so we didn't have to make the decision on whether or not he would start school this year, it was made for us. From 6 months old he has attended nursery a few days each week so he is used to spending time away from me and our home. He is a happy and confident boy so I've no doubt he will thrive at school, however it doesn't stop me worrying! Will he be bullied or picked on? Will he adjust to going 5 days a week? Will his teacher be supportive and kind? These are all normal worries for parents, right? 
I feel we have prepped Oliver the best we can for school, we have encouraged his independence when it comes to opening snack packets and dressing himself. He kno…

Boys Bedroom Tour

If you have read my blog before you will know that my two boys Oliver (5) and Tommy (1) share a bedroom. Before moving Tommy into the room with Oliver we decided that it was time to give the room a much needed revamp. We wanted it to a bright and inviting place for the boys to sleep and play. There is a 4 year age gap between our boys so the space had to work for both of them. My husband and I decided on the wall colour  (an off white) and the layout then pretty much left the rest up to Oliver. He didn't go for a theme as such more just a collection  Of things he liked. It's not completely finished yet, we still need to create a cosy reading nook under Oliver's bed and possibly add more shelving. But here is their room so far. 
Tommy's Space
The room is quite an awkward shape so for now Tommy's cot has to be positioned in front of the cupboard which isn't ideal. In the long run we are look at getting bunk beds for the boys which will free up some more floor sp…

Hyperemesis Gravidarum My Story

I've sat down to write this post several times now but I've never been happy with how it's read. I don't want this to be a "Oh poor you" type post but I do want to do justice to fellow hyperemesis gravidarum suffers and give a true picture of what it's really like to have with this condition. 
For those of you who aren't aware hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a serious, debilitating and can be life threatening condition that causes extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Having suffered badly with the condition throughout my first pregnancy I knew the chances where that I would suffer yet again with any future pregnancies. When I fell pregnant with Tommy I enjoyed 5 days of "normal" pregnancy before the vomiting started. I knew that this was the start of months of exhaustion, sickness and overwhelming nausea. I  can only describe it as imagine the worst stomach bug you have ever experienced combined with one hell of a hangover that last…