Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

Blog Geek Tips – Keeping Old Posts Fresh

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Why and how you should update your old posts: Welcome to my monthly Blog Geek Tips feature where I share some blogging tips from both myself and some fellow bloggers.  This month I’m talking about why and how you should regularly update old posts and keep them fresh.     Why Should You Update Old Posts? 1) […] Read more…

A Tale of Two Births – Part Two

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I love hearing people’s birth stories.  Whether they were pushed out, pulled out, screamed out or hypno-birthed out, I think all birth stories are amazing.  So this is part two of my story, and the birth of the little one. I had two very different birth experiences.  The birth of the little one was a […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 22nd July

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   Thanks to everyone who linked up last week.  It was great to see some new faces too.  If you missed the announcement last week Friday Frolics now has two new co-hosts and a shiney new badge. […] Read more…

The First 1000 Days: How Does Your Baby Grow?

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This is a Sponsored Post My youngest son turned two at the end of March.  And yes, it only seems like yesterday that he was wriggling and kicking inside me.  It maybe a cliche but those first 1000 days from pregnancy to turning two, goes by so quickly. And how things change in that time.  Particularly […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – Injuries

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A Guest Post by Mouse, Moo & Me Too The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   Some Rookie Mistakes are unforgettable and we beat ourselves up for ages over.  The problem with our parenting instincts is that they are not always right. […] Read more…

Lakeland Furniture Giveaway

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Lakeland Furniture offer a wide range of stylish furniture for your home at affordable prizes. They recently sent me this very stylish and comfortable DSW Replica Dining Chair which you can read about in my pros and cons of working from home. I use my chair as my office chair and it’s perfect.  It also […] Read more…

Working From Home: The Pros & Cons

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I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work from home.  Although I’m never sure what box to put myself in.  I’m a stay at home mum, but I’m also a working mum.   My boys are 6 and 2, so the work at home mum bit is often a juggling act when there’s […] Read more…

The Life Cycle of The Summer Holidays

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I’m in panic mode.  6 long weeks with both my boys at home as the summer holidays begin this week.  I need to get my arse in gear and plan some fun activities to keep the smalls entertained.  If my facebook news feed or Pinterest is anything to go by they need to be educational, […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – Bigger & Better! – 15th July

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   Friday Frolics has been running for just over a year now.  I’ve discovered so many brilliant blogs through this linky, and I genuinely look forward to reading all of your posts.  A lot of you have […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – 5 Reasons Your Wife Will Stab You

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A Guest Post by Dad Up North The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   I’m really pleased this week to be featuring another Dad blogger, although somewhat dubious as to what people are going to be searching on google when they find […] Read more…

The Recipe For A Perfect Summer

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Editorial With the long six weeks summer holiday looming ahead of us, parents everywhere are wondering how to keep the small people entertained and happy.  Look no further than this simple recipe for the perfect family summer.   Ingredients: Small people.  (The quantity may vary according to your liking, as long as they are aged […] Read more…

Push Present: Hell Yes!

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I don’t readily applaud anything Kanye West does, in fact I think the guy is first class knob, but in the case of his push present for Kim after the birth of Saint, I whole heatedly approve.  The pictures of the million dollar diamond choker around Kim’s neck complete with cleavage and seductive pout may […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 8th July

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Welcome to #FridayFrolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   This week is the last Friday Frolics as we know it.  Don’t worry, Friday Frolics isn’t going anywhere, but it is getting bigger and better.  Come back next week for some exciting Friday Frolics news!  In […] Read more…

BritMums LOL Round-up – July

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Hi All, This months BritMums LOL Round-up is all about parenting parodies and re-writes of children’s classic stories. Click on the image below and get ready to test those pelvic floor muscles.           For more from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes follow my social networks, or subscribe by clicking here.         […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – A Night Out (Post Kids)

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A Guest Post by The Okayest Mum The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   This weeks guest post comes from Kerry, who blogs at The Okayest Mum.  Kerry is the new kid mum on the block blog having just started her blog in June. […] Read more…

Kaya Jewellery Giveaway

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Kaya make beautiful jewellery for baby, child and mum.  They have a wonderful range of bracelets and necklaces that would make wonderful keepsakes. I’m thrilled to be able to offer my readers the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend at Kayajewellery.co.uk Enter now for your chance to win.     Kaya Jewellery Giveaway […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – July

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I love shopping for knick-knacks and things for the home, Since I started joining in with the five under £5 feature I’ve found so many great things that don’t break the bank.  In fact If I see something I like that costs more then £5, I try to seek a cheaper alternative.  My husband will […] Read more…

Toys of the Eighties

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It’s time to take a walk down memory lane.  A time where Saturday mornings were all about Muppet Babies and Going Live.  Kids TV was presented from a broom cupboard and Stock Aitkin and Waterman ruled the charts.  You brought Smash Hits magazine for the song lyrics, and chances are you had a stripey vinyl […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 1st July

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Welcome to #FridayFrolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.     Last Friday was a very strange day.  I should have been excited about heading to #BML16.  Instead I woke up to the referendum news and was shocked and upset.  Thank-you to everyone who took the […] Read more…

New Balls Please: The Great British Tennis Weekend #GBTW

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Getting My Wimbledon On!   The Great British Tennis Weekend is Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th July and offers the chance for you and your family to try some free tennis sessions at your local tennis club.   I’m not normally one to talk about sport.  You’re far more likely to find me watching Gilmore […] Read more…

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