Author: loosea

Why I’ll Never Buy A Magazine Again

I love magazines. In the rare moments I get to have some ‘me’ time, I love nothing more than sitting in a big comfy chair and having some much needed escapism – catching up on the latest celebrity gossip, checking out the latest fashion trends, or reading about the latest baby products to come on the market. There used to be a time when my whole house would be cluttered with copies of Cosmopolitan, and Glamour, and then moving on to Hello Magazine and Mother & Baby, but in recent months I haven’t bought a single one. And not for the reasons...

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#GiftABundle this Mother’s Day

I have recently accepted the fact that I can’t keep every single item of clothing that the girls have ever worn. As sentimental as I may be, I have to accept the fact that Neve is, (unless anything significant changes!), my last baby, and as such, the hoards and hoards of beautiful girls clothing I have kept in the loft ‘just in case’, finally needs to go. I am also aware that I am incredibly lucky to have been in a position where I have been able to give the girls a very generous wardrobe in their early years! There are...

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Weaning Fear

The time has come. My daughter Neve has just turned 6 months old, and we are starting our weaning journey. I am terrified. Ridiculous right? I am terrified because I officially suck at weaning. We had such a difficult time with Erin, that rather than being excited about introducing Neve to a new world of flavours and textures, I am absolutely dreading it! Here is a summary of my challenges first time around. Erin never showed any real desire to eat. The health visitors kept telling me I would know when she was ready, but we didn’t get any of the...

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Little Leaps – 10/3 – Neve’s Half Year & Erin’s Big Girl Bed!

Welcome to the next instalment in the Little Leaps Linky – recording my children’s milestones, accomplishments and developmental leaps. This fortnight is all about Neve’s half year birthday and Erin’s big girl bed achievement! 🙂 If you’re a blogger, please do link up your own Little Leaps post using the InLinkz button at the bottom of the page! 🙂 Don’t forget to include the Linky Badge code below! <div align="center"><a href="" title="Real Mum Reviews"><img src="" rel ="nofollow" alt="Real Mum Reviews" style="border:none;" /></a></div>   Neve’s Half Birthday I can hardly believe I am writing this, the time has...

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Budget 2017 – Family Focus

Today is budget day – but what does that mean for you and me? We’ve cut through the waffle to outline the elements of the budgets that are of key importance to families… Salaries: The amount you can earn before paying income tax – the personal allowance – is currently set at £11,000 and will increase to £11,500. In other words, you will be able to earn an additional £500 a year before paying tax on your earnings. National Living Wage The National Living Wage will rise from £7.20 to £7.50 in April, for those aged 25 and over. A small...

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Hi, I’m Lucy, a thirty something mum of two from Birmingham. A memory maker, tradition keeper, stationery addict and Mr Men fanatic. HR Advisor by day and sleep deprived Mama by night!

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