A Royal Tea Party with Disney Princess Toddler Dolls

To celebrate National Tea Day on the 21st April, Jakks Toys kindly sent Izzy and Clara everything they need to have their very own royal tea party.

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The girls put on their poshest party frocks and set up their new Sofia the First Tea Set and their Disney Princess Toddler Dolls. While I prepared some afternoon tea treats, they happily played together, pouring cups of tea for all their royal friends.

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Scratch Sleeves: Stop toddlers pulling out their hair

We’ve been having a bit of a problem with Clara over the past few months. She has been pulling her hair out which has resulted in some big patches where her hair is thinning and short. It’s a comfort thing – she sucks her thumb on one hand and with the other she plays with her hair, wrapping it around her fingers and pulling it. As she always sucks her left thumb, she only pulls the hair she can reach with her right hand – so she has lovely blond curls on one side of her head and short, wispy hair on the other side. However, in the past few weeks the situation has really improved and we are feeling positive that she’s going to break this habit.

The turning point was when I searched on-line for advice on how to stop toddlers pulling their hair out. I came across this website for a company called Scratch Sleeves. I ordered a set of Scratch Mitts for Clara to try, and then the company very kindly sent Clara a PJ top to review.

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Time to give your bedroom a Spring makeover

Spring is almost here (it officially begins on the 20th March!) so what better time to give your home a makeover and put some colour into your life?

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You don’t have to spend a lot of time or blow the budget on a complete overhaul – just choosing a few new items will brighten up any room. We are bringing you some ideas to inject some colour into your bedroom, in partnership with Yorkshire Linen.

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Kiddyum frozen meals: a quick fix for busy families

Family life can be hectic at times – it can be a juggling act trying to manage work, the nursery drop-off, school runs and all those extra-curricular activities. And that’s before you even think about making a start on the housework. So when it comes to mealtimes, cooking healthy meals from scratch is probably the last thing you have time for!

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So when Clara and I were asked to try out some Kiddyum frozen meals they sounded like they could be the answer. On the days I’m not working, I’m chauffeuring my eldest daughter to after-school dance classes and swimming lessons, so by the time we get home the kids are starving and don’t want to wait ages while I cook tea. I need to get something on the table pretty quick, but at the same time I want to make sure my children are eating healthy and nutritious food. (more…)