Monday, 23 September 2019

44 Cats - Kids TV Series **REVIEW**

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Evelyn has never been one to sit still for long, in fact only recently has she started actually sitting to watch a whole tv program. We are still yet to manage a whole film but she is only 5 and films can be really long.

Most of the tv shows/cartoons she will watch contain animals of some kind, programs such as Spirit Riding Free and Paw Patrol. So when I recently heard about a new program to us that contained a loveable bunch of cats I knew she would love it.

44 Cats is an Italian series that follows four cats (Milady, Lampo, Pilou and Meatball) who split their time between singing in their feline band and standing up against the neighbourhood bullies. Each of the cats has a different look and character which is a lovely touch as lots of kids can relate to one of the cats.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

The Importance Of Reading And How It Can Help Our Children.

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There is something very special about books, whether you are reading them on the way to work or school, in the bath, snuggled up on the sofa or reading with your children as a bedtime story. Books have this power that seems to be able to widen our imaginations and transport us to worlds we could over dream of.

Books are also the perfect way to open up conversation with children about different situations, emotions and issues they may be facing or may face in the future. There are so many great books out there now that get across a whole host of messages that are easy for kids to understand. Through pictures and words these books are the perfect tools to address any issues you are struggling to talk to your children about.

One of my favourite books that I have read to both my children before starting school has been "You, Me and Empathy" written by Janeen Sanders and illustrated by Sofia Cardoso.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Supporting Children & Their Families With The Alder Hey Running Hub.

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Nobody ever want to think of anyone we love ever being poorly or requiring hospital treatment, especially our own children. However for so many people this is their reality and when our children do unfortunately end up in hospital we want to know they are receiving the very best care. 

Every year Alder Hey hospital cares for over 275,000 patients and their families, providing the very best care and what is often a very difficult time for everyone involved. Which is why the Alder Hey Children's Charity is so important to the hospital and its patients. 

Alder Hey children's charity raises vital funds to help provide support for Alder Hey children's hospital and all of the children and their families that are treated there. From life saving equipment to much needed facilities, the charity are helping to make a real difference to everyone who walks through the doors each day. So whether you are donating toys and clothes, holding your own event or putting your running training plans in place there are lots of ways you can help too. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

To The Mum Who Is Wondering If She Is Enough.

Becoming a parent does this funny this to you, it makes you doubt all the things you thought you knew. Not just about being a parent, but about the in general. About the person you thought you were, the parent you thought you would be and about the world you thought you knew so well.

It doesn't matter how prepared you think you are, when the place that tiny baby into your arms it will feel like in that moment the world shifted on its axis. But at the moment, what you don't realise it that that feeling is forever. Life will never quite feel the same again and you will often look back and wonder how you ever knew life any different than you do in this moment.

You will suddenly start spotting dangers you've never seen or even considered before, feel feelings you didn't know existed and you will find parts of yourself you didn't even know existed.

Peppa Pig Stage Playset **REVIEW**

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Whether you love her or hate her there is no denying that once you hear that catchy theme tune from the one and only Peppa Pig its going to be playing along in your head for the rest of the day!

Evelyn definitely sits on the love side of the fence and she absolutely loves watching Peppa Pig after school or in the mornings on a weekend, she even plays the Peppa Pig games on her tablet when she gets the chance. So you can imagine how excited she was when she heard she was going to be trying out a new playset from the Peppa Pig range... the Peppa's Stage Playset!

The stage itself is a really good size (slightly larger than A4 size) and feels really sturdy. The bright colours and instantly recognisable backdrops scream Peppa Pig and Evelyn was so thrilled that she could finally create her own Peppa episodes and shows with her own toys.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Getting Your Home Ready For Autumn

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The kids are back at school, the darker evenings are drawing in and I don't know about you but I have definitely started pulling out my jumpers in the morning. Which can mean only one thing, summer is almost over and Autumn is on its way!

I have to admit that whilst I love summer, Autumn is my absolute favourite season. So now that Autumn is just a few weeks away I have been thinking about getting my home ready for those darker evenings and the colder weather, so I thought I would share some of my tips with you too.

5 Reasons To Choose Wood Flooring For Your Home.

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When we moved into our current home one thing I knew I wanted to change as soon as possible was the flooring. The flooring that was currently in place was a cheap beige carpet that felt hard under your feet and didn't feel welcoming or practical at all.

Of course we all know that flooring is going to be one of the biggest cost's when redecorating but it can also make the biggest change to both the look and feel to a room which is why its so important to get it right.

I have to admit when we first started looking I wanted carpet. A thick, luxurious, fluffy cloud like carpet. But I quickly realised that with two young kids who barely go a day without spilling something this might not be the most practical option.