Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

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…

Blog Geek Tips: Blog it Your Way

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The irony is not lost on me that I am writing a blogging tips post about not following blog advice and doing what feels right for your blog.  I spent the weekend at #BML16 with lots of amazing parenting bloggers.  I met my blogging friends, my blogging heroes, and some people who up until now […] Read more…

Parenting Advice: Stop Listening to The Noise

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I think our parents generation had an easier job of raising their children than we do. Of course they shared the same worries that we do, they dealt with tantrums and runny noses, they changed dirty nappies and mopped up spilt milk.  They faced the same challenges.  But what made their job so much easier […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 24th June

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Welcome to #FridayFrolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   Thanks to everyone that linked up last week.  My sides hurt.  So many hilarious posts. I will be trying to keep my giggles under control this week as I am likely to be reading your posts […] Read more…

Nampa Holiday Kids App – Review & Giveaway

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The genius behind Nampa Forest and Nampa Tivoli are back with a new app for the under fives called Nampa Holiday. If you are not familiar with the Nampa apps, they are fantastic games for kids.  Although aimed at the under fives, my big one who is 6 loves them, and I prefer them to […] Read more…

Storytime Magazine Review

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I don’t know many parents who are fans of kids magazines.  Personally I find them overpriced, they don’t entertain the kids for very long, and I don’t find that they encourage reading.  And don’t get me started on the cheap plastic tat that comes with them.  Which is also near on impossible to remove without tearing […] Read more…

Milestones

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    It’s a well-known fact that babies don’t come out of the womb clutching onto a handy instruction manual.  You don’t have to do a course, or pass a test to become a parent.  There are no qualifications required.  They let you waddle out of the hospital with your newborn bundle, a glowing sense […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 17th June

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Welcome to #FridayFrolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.     News! New Rule!  In the interest of sharing the blog love, please share the post directly before yours on twitter using #FridayFrolics and my handle @lifeloveanddd The latest BritMums LOL Round-up is out featuring some […] Read more…

Meet me at the Jumper Dumper

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My son’s school has a Jumper Dumper.  It’s essentially a large bin where all stray jumpers are ‘dumped’.   It smells slightly odd.  It’s frequented by frantic parents who rummage through whilst silently praying to the Gods of lost property that the jumper is in there, whilst lecturing their offspring on looking after their possessions, […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – The First Outing

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A Guest Post by Pink Pear Bear The series all about the parenting fails that prove there really is no manual for this job.   This weeks guest post comes from Louise who blogs at Pink Pear Bear.  Do you remember how scary it was leaving the house for the first time with you new born […] Read more…

Plan Your Perfect Party – Giveaway

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At the end of this month my blog will be two.  If my actual two year old is anything to go by, the next year is going to be full of lots of tantrums and sitting on the floor in a ‘we shall not be moved’ style protest.  I shall aim to keep things more […] Read more…

Rainy Day Movies

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There’s nothing like a rainy day to bring on the cries of every parents nightmares, “I’m bored.”  But Netflix is my savior with the promise of a family movie.   Top tip: Watch your family movie in the afternoon so you can use the promise of watching it as bribery for good beahviour all morning. […] Read more…

10 Reasons to go to a Baby Group

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It can be really daunting as a new mum to take your child to a baby or toddler group.  Not to mention the huge achievement of actually getting out of the house for a specific time. But finding a class in your local area can be really beneficial to you and your child.  And if you […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 10th June

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Welcome to #FridayFrolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  This week is a bumper week as I missed you all so much last week, so feel free to link up as many posts as you like and share the love people!     News! New Rule! […] Read more…

BritMums LOL Round-up – June

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Hi All, This months LOL Round-up is all about how the small people turn our worlds up side down and life as we know it is never the same again.  From going out out to doing chores, enjoy some laughs with this months featured posts. Click on the image below and get ready to test those pelvic […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – Rookie Mistakes of a Mum-to-be

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A Guest Post by Pippi and Pea   As parents we make many rookie mistakes. These mistakes can leave us sobbing like a baby, pulling our hair out in frustration, or longing for the ground to open up and swallow us.   Eventually after enough time has passed we stop rocking in the corner, we are […] Read more…

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