• Family & Wellbeing

    Why I loved 2016 & What I’m looking forward to in 2017

    The past year has to be one of my favourite years so far which is quite a statement to make, here’s a run down of why I loved 2016 and what I’m looking forward to in 2017, everything from babies, weddings, make up & life goals and even TV Shows! Lets kick things off with why I loved 2016…. Family You don’t get much bigger than finding out your pregnant and reaching your 12 week scan safe and sound and that’s exactly what happened to me back in February.  The picture of Charlie holding the scan, finding out he’s going to be a big brother sums up the joy we all…

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    Go Bonkers at Conkers.. Great Family Day Out!

    Wondering what to do at half term or simply a family day out… well we took a ride to Conkers. It is located in Derbyshire & took about 90 minutes to arrive and even though Charlie said “are we there yet” about a hundred times the little extra car journey was not a disappointment.  There’s 120 acres of adventures in the forest with indoor & outdoor play plus interactive exhibits.  There is enough there to keep the whole family entertained. Things to do outdoors… Ride on the Conkerchoo Train – This is a really short trip from The Discovery & The Waterside Centres Barefoot Walk – Go bare foot and walk across…

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    First month of being a mum

    I can’t believe I gave birth for the second time 4 weeks ago.  For anyone who has been here before or is about to do it for the first time let me reassure you we all go through the same emotional experience within our first month. I’ve been capturing my own chain of events and hope that anyone who is, about too or has recently gone through this will know you are totally normal, it happens to us all.  Here’s how my first month of being a mum unravelled… Week 1 Coming out of hospital I felt like I was on cloud 9 as giving birth to Grace was an amazing, unforgettable experience…

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    Labour day brought me my baby little girl

    After what has felt like a lifetime, this week labour day brought me my little baby girl.  She arrived on Monday 22nd August 2016 at 22.13pm weighing 7lbs 15oz, Grace Ann Little completes Our Little Lives perfectly.  Here’s what happened… Way back in early December last year I was so happy to find out that Jay & I would be parents again but also for Charlie, knowing he would take up the role of big brother with great pride, our little family would soon become the awesome foursome little family.  For those who read my blogs “Baby No2 not long now” , “breach position.. time to turn baby girl” & “Life so far on maternity leave”…

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    Summer Holiday Day Trips…

    Keeping your kids happy and organising summer holiday day trips can be a tough gig at the best of time, being 39 weeks pregnant & operating at the pace of a snail makes it even more challenging, however as we start the third week of the summer holidays and the imminent arrival of baby no 2, I am determined to make sure my beautiful boy has the best summer. Last week we went the cinema, attended a sport bonanza club, had fun at swimming and the occasional movie, with treats of course on the sofa, and this is definitely my fav thing to do, especially having such a lovable son as…