Friday, 22 June 2018

20 Signs You Are The Parent Of A Child In Reception

1) You learn nothing from being at school yourself and end up doing homework with them in a last minute panic. EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

2) You have to read books about some bellend called Biff relentlessly. It also dawns on you when you are helping them with their 'shapes' homework you are not entirely sure of the names of shapes yourself.

3) Due to a child that seems to use his shoes as tool to just scrape the playground floor you have to actually buy shoe polish and learn how to use it. Or find yourself in true Mother style exclaiming "HOW MUCH?" when you go to buy another pair of Clarks shoes mid term.

4) Your child has a far better social life than you and rather than spending each Saturday recovering from the night before. You spend each Saturday at a 5 year olds party. Internally weeping whilst shoving cocktail sausages down your gob in an effort to forget your booze fuelled past.

school run
Biff is a kn*b

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A Fun Day Exploring intu Derby With The Family!

Shopping with children is not for the faint hearted. Especially on a Saturday. So I was a bit apprehensive when intu Derby got in touch and asked us to visit as part of their 'Welcome To Our World' campaign. They wanted us to look around the shops, choose some of our favourite products as well as sampling the restaurants and entertainment on offer. So I roped in Stephen, got the kids in the car, took a deep breath and ventured to Derby for the day. And fortunately. We had an amazing time!

intu derby

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Monday, 18 June 2018

10 Things To Do In Walt Disney World For 7's & Under

Walt Disney World Tips

We recently returned from our second trip to Walt Disney World and in my first blog post about our holiday I chatted all about how to plan what to do before you go. Whilst I was away I had a lot of questions on social media about what we do with our children. So I thought I would pull together 10 of our favourite things to do in Disney with our little ones...

1. Character Meet And Greets
One of the most obvious things to do with younger children when you are in Walt Disney World is to take part in the character meet and greets. These provide the most magical experience. To ensure that your little ones meet their favourite it is possible to book in a few via Fast Pass on the My Disney Experience site. However generally if you arrive in the parks early enough the queues are relatively short. It's a good idea to have autograph books ready as each character has a special signature and my children often draw in pictures whilst waiting in the queue which the characters love.

Mickey Mouse Magic Kingdom

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Dear Daddy...I'm Sorry...

Dear Daddy...

This is a little letter to say "thank you". It's not something I say often and I wanted it written down for you to refer to in the future. For those times I am cross. Or tired. For those times I shout when you get in late from work and everyone is fighting around me. Or the mornings when I have to get up with the children, despite you having had lie ins for the past seven weeks. Whilst these are the things that can annoy me, drive me mad and whisper swear "For f*cks sake", this is a letter about the other 90% of the things you do. That sometimes can go unnoticed.

Thank you for being an amazing Dad. It sometimes feel unfair that I am more often than not the bad cop but I'm so pleased that you're around to be the good one. The 6ft2 gentle giant that can throw my children high in the air and carry them on your shoulders (whilst I squeal "DON'T HURT THEM"). The one that will always get in the swimming pool and go flying down the slides when Mummy doesn't fancy getting her hair wet. You push them higher than I ever would on a swing and I've seen you knee deep in more ball pools than I would like to count.

Fathers Day

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Superheroes For The Day With Milkybar Wowsomes!

I have the greatest job in the world. Sometimes it's dealing with boring invoices and chasing emails. Occasionally I have to block some mean trolls. But then other times brands get in touch with me and ask me to do the most ridiculous things with my kids. And it puts a huge smile on my face. Milkybar® got in touch and asked if my seven year old and I would take part in a 'Why Not' challenge to promote their Wowsomes® chocolate bar. Which have 30% less sugar than similar chocolate products. I took a look through the challenges and thought "AND WHY NOT!" (see what I did there).

Milkybar Wowsomes

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