Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

Friday Frolics Linky – 30th September

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       This Week: I’m linking up a post about being addicted to a Netflix series.   I’m also linking up a Rookie Mistake guest […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – Toddler Group Etiquitte

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A Guest Post by notaneffingfariytale The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   This weeks Rookie Mistake is from Terry-Ann who blogs at notaneffingfairytale. Toddler groups can be a bit like Marmite.  It’s a love it or hate it situation.  Terry-Ann explains why she hates […] Read more…

Blog Geek Tips – Best Kept Blogging Secrets

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Welcome to my monthly Blog Geek Tips feature where I share some blogging tips from both myself and some fellow bloggers.  This month I am talking about the best kept blogging secrets.  There are lots of posts out there with advice on how to do things, but every now and then you discover something that rocks […] Read more…

10 Signs You’re Addicted to a Netflix Series

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The clever people at Netflix have been working out when it is we get hooked onto a series and a binge watching addiction begins. Whether you are reliving the Gilmore Girls, scaring the crap out of yourself with Stranger Things, or gripped by House of Cards, these are the 10 signs you have a Netflix […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 23rd September

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       This Week: I’m linking up a post about the signs that I am well into my thirties now and my carefree twenties are […] Read more…

10 Reasons I Love Autumn & Winter

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Featuring Simply Be I enjoy Summer for long days and being able to go outside and do things with a slightly reduced chance of a torrential downpour.  I don’t enjoy the heat waves though.  I hate being hot.  I get grumpy.  The hotter it is, the grumpier I get.  Which is mainly why I love […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – Potty Training

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A Guest Post by Hopeful Mama The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   This weeks Rookie Mistake is from Lisa who blogs at Hopeful Mama, and is a subject area where I think we all have our battle stories.  Here is Lisa’s…   […] Read more…

10 Signs You Are In Your Thirties

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I am 37 years old. Thirty-seven years six months and eleven days to be precise.  Firmly in my thirties.  My eldest child is about to enter year two at  school and the little one is nearly past the nappies stage.  The baby days have come to an end.  This leaves me feeling older and a million […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 16th September

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       This Week: I’m linking up a post about some of the rules I have learnt about playing cars with a toddler. I’m […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – Manners

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A Guest Post by The Parenting Jungle The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   I love being complimented on my children’s manners.  It must mean I’m doing something right.  Although my children may have the best intentions it doesn’t always going to […] Read more…

The Rules For Playing Cars With a Toddler

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We have a sizeable collection of toy cars in our house.  Between the age of 2 and 5 playing cars was the big one’s favourite thing to do.  If he wasn’t playing cars, he was watching Cars.  I have to say I was a little sad when Lego took over his affections for Lightening McQueen […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 9th September

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).       This Week: I’m back!  Linking up a new post about lessons learnt in the summer holidays.  I’m also linking up a Rookie […] Read more…

Easy Healthy Dinners with Little Dish Pots & Pies

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I am always slightly suspicious of parents who say their kids eat organic healthy meals 100% of the time.  I mean we all strive to feed our kids healthy meals, to make sure they eat their fruit and veg, and to limit their sugar intake.  But some days I resort to chucking something ‘beige’ in […] Read more…

Rookie Mistakes – The Accidental Childminder

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A Guest Post by Utterly Ferral The series all about the parenting fails and rookie mistakes that prove there really is no manual for this job.   Are you one of those parents that seems to attract other kids?  You know the one who has a gaggle of kids nipping at their heels in soft play, […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – September – A Party Bag Special

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So it’s the big one’s birthday next month.  He is turning 7 which I am in complete denial about.  In an effort to be prepared and save money I have been picking up some bargains for party bags, hence the theme for this months five under £5.     So first the party bags themselves. […] Read more…

Parenting Organisational Skills

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I’ve always been quite an organised person, but becoming a parent brings a whole new meaning to the term organised, that requires a whole new set of organisational skills. September is one of my favourite times of year.  The start of the new academic year always feels like the time to get organised.  I love […] Read more…

Lessons I Learnt During The Summer Holidays

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I survived the six weeks holidays!!!  We have had lots of happy days filled with sunshine and laughter, and memories to treasure.  We’ve also had days with tantrums, “I’m bored” and time that seems to move at a snails pace.  All in all a mixed bag. My boys are 2 and 6.  At times I […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 2nd September

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   My co-hosts are Lucy who blogs at R is for Hoppit and is otherwise known as Silly Mummy, and Emma who blogs at Island Living 365.       Our Friday Favourites My Favourite:  What Mum Should Have Told […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 26th August

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   My co-hosts are Lucy who blogs at R is for Hoppit and is otherwise known as Silly Mummy, and Emma who blogs at Island Living 365.       Our Friday Favourites My Favourite:  The Confusing Diary of a […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 19th August

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Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.   My co-hosts are Lucy who blogs at R is for Hoppit and is otherwise known as Silly Mummy, and Emma who blogs at Island Living 365.       Our Friday Favourites You are all awesome.  We had such […] Read more…

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