Glamping in Lincolnshire

In our house, we’re definitely not happy campers. My hubby hates sleeping on the floor and I hate wandering around a field multiple times during the night for a wee (damn pelvic floor!)

However, we then got thinking about how to have a ‘new’ holiday experience, a UK weekend getaway and questioned whether glamping could be an acceptable half way house? Here’s what we thought…

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Give your support to the ‘Every mum movement’

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With May the 8th to the 14th being Mental Health Awareness Week – I wanted to use this opportunity to highlight the inspirational work being done, not just over this week but every week, to support mums suffering with maternal mental health illness.

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Help! My baby has allergies (I think?)

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The first I knew about my baby having allergies was when this happened… 

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Chicken Pox: The Survival Kit

I’m writing this on day five of our chicken pox ordeal (and I mean ORDEAL!) We’re just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to some bear essentials- cue The Survival Kit.

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Surviving without sleep

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I was a lover of sleep.

It had to be dark, not even a slight crack in the curtains.

It had to be silent, no ticking clocks or traffic noises.

It had to be flat out on my stomach in full starfish pose.

It most definitely was MY side of the bed (so back off!)

Now it’s a completely different story. But every now and then, I dare to think back to the good old days – or more specifically – nights. Where sleep was exactly that – sleep. Simple. Calm. Relaxing. I still am a great lover of sleep – but it’s not dark; it’s not silent; it’s not starfish and it most definitely is NOT my side. Just where did it all go wrong? A long, long time ago we decided to have a baby…

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#rockingmotherhood

I got tagged by the lovely miss_mummy_life to write a blog post about rocking motherhood. I’m really glad she tagged me as it’s made me look for the positives in my motherhood journey so far and give myself a pat on the back! (It’s far too easy to be constantly critical).

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Sweet potato and bean bake

I’m not claiming this yummy recipe as my own (it’s straight out of the Cow and Gate Weaning book) but for those of you that don’t have the (free!) weaning book I thought I’d share it with you…

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A Lovely Cream Tea at Harpur and Finch

For my mum’s birthday, my sister and I decided to treat her to a cream tea at Harpur and Finch – and what a treat it was!

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You got a friend in me

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So think ‘Toy Story’ (the original one, which is obviously still the best); along comes Buzz, a shiny, new, exciting toy that everyone loves and wants to get to know: leaving Woody feeling out-of-place, unwanted, hurt, forgotten, alone, confused; maybe even all of the above. Personally, rightly or wrongly, I found that it’s easy as a new mummy to feel a bit, well, ’Woody’. Relationships I had with those around me had altered, even if only every so slightly, because of my Buzz – sorry baby, would had innocently come along. For me, I have my mummy mates and baby buddies to thank for helping me through my ‘Woody’ period and literally saving my sanity.

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Linky’s I’m loving…

I’ve been blogging now for around six months and for me one of the most enjoyable aspects of posting is joining in with Linky’s. Here’s a guide to the Linky’s I’m loving right now…

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