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Standon Calling Family Festival 2016

Looks like we’ll be going our first family festival in July! How exciting!

Earlier in the week I got asked if I’ll be interested in attending the Standon Calling Family Festival 2016 and I was like where do I sign up! These are all part of the things I used to miss living in the north I tell you – networking and family events.


Budgeting After Having Kids

Life really does change after having kids, focuses shift and priorities change – that’s life, isn’t it?

When we had Aj, I finally understand what the ultimate childcare was about! That thing hit me hard! I honestly didn’t realise how much it would cost till we started making inquiries! Then we went for number 2! My husband thought I was crazy, after all, one child is enough, right? Nope!

With two kids I’m definitely learning more interesting ways to budget and save a few pennies here and there, even more so while I’m on maternity leave.


My Mummy SOS Kit from Lights by TENA

I was recently contacted by an agency working with Lights by Tena about a mummy SOS kit which I thought was an interesting idea. Who doesn’t need an SOS kit especially for mums, right?

The handy kit has essential items a mummy needs to make her day a bit easier, especially to avoid the little ‘Ooops’ moments.

So what’s in the kit you ask?


Surcare Sensitive laundry & skin care product review

If you’ve had child that had eczema as a baby and sometimes still breaks out you might have heard of this brand, and if not, now is a good time to hear about them!

When AJ was born she had a really bad case of baby rash then eczema which was painful to go through! She was generally oblivious to it but she had all the cases of really rough and dry skin, sometimes she’d have a sore which would heal then come back again! I tried a number of different products and went to the doctors/midwives a number of times and they came up with their own recommendations. Eventually, she sort of outgrew it – Thank God!

Surcare Sensitive


Nakd – Natural Balance Food Review – Sponsored Post

I was recently approached to do a review by the makers of Nakd, Natural Balance Foods. I had seen their product in a few places but never actually tried it – I did think their packaging looked really good though, catchy and colourful. So when asked if I’d like to review them, I figured why not? It’s another healthy snack brand and since I’m always on the look out for a new healthy snack I went for it!

Nakd snacks by Natural Balance Food

Getting ready for Father’s Day with My1styear.com – Sponsored post

Father’s day is something we used to celebrate in church, on a Sunday and that was it! Coming to be the UK, its been quite interesting to see its done a little different here, sort of like Mother’s day which was fun. Anjie made some cards from school, and I got a few lovely gifts from hubby – I felt loved and thankful to be a mother! My First Years (more…)

Happy Mother’s day – Mumspiration

Happy Mother’s days!

Honestly, I have a whole lot more respect and admiration for my mum now that I’ve become a mum too! To think she had 5 kids while I’m just getting by with only 1! My mum is amazing! Which is why when Tesco Clothing got in touch to join in the Mumspiration challenge I thought why not!


How being in a relationship could save you money – Infographic

You know the saying two heads are better than one? Well it looks like it applies to saving money too! Apparently a couple could save on their things like car insurance, energy bills and gym membership to name a few… I’d say that sounds about right considering I’ve lived on my own and as a couple, it definitely has it benefits! 🙂

Check out this infographic by Ovo to see more