Author: loosea

The Rise of the Threenager

Everyone knows about the terrible twos, and most, if not all parents of toddlers will, at times, experience the joys of the toddler tantrum. The complete meltdown over the simplest thing, the hyperactive yet overtired energy of a someone who missed their nap, or the embarrassing moment where you are completely and utterly humiliated in public (see – The Day My Toddler Made Me Cry). But you can be forgiven for hoping that when they turn 3 you can kiss them goodbye. Oh no, how wrong you are – the turn of 3 brings with it something far far worse,...

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REVIEW – Party Bags & Supplies

Last week my daughter turned 3 *sob*. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. It feels likely only yesterday that we bought her back from the hospital as a tiny little bundle in her car seat! 🙂 As she is getting older, she has made more and more friends at nursery, and this year, we had our first ever “proper” party, where we invited a number of children to attend including nursery and family friends alike. Erin was VERY excited, and kept checking that all her friends had been invited! 🙂 As exciting as parties can be,...

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My Best Pre Parent Experience Ever – Trek Iceland

Prior to having my daughter in 2013, there is one thing in my life that stands out as the most amazing experience- something that I will cherish the memory of forever. Trek Iceland. In July 2011 I took part in a four day fundraising trek around Iceland to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Trek Iceland went from Landmannahellir to Thorsmörk with 7 – 10 hours trekking each day. This was not only my first trekking experience but my first camping experience too! These are the postings from my journal which I kept at the time during the...

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COMPETITION – Dr Brown’s Newborn Gift Set

This June we have another FANTASTIC giveaway for our readers over on our Facebook page  – the prize is this amazing Newborn Gift Set from Dr Browns UK. The Newborn Gift set is perfect for anyone currently expecting or with a newborn baby and features: Dr Brown’s microwave steriliser with tongs 3 x 240ml bottles 2 x 120ml bottles 2 x level 2 teats 2 x level 3 teats 1 x bottle brush 2 x travel caps Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow baby bottles contain a patented internal vent system which eliminates the vacuum and air bubbles found in most baby bottles, reducing wind, colic and associated challenges! 🙂 For more information on the prize see Dr Brown’s UK Newborn Gift Set – currently Mum’s can receive a £10 beauty box when they place an order over £50 value! 🙂 To enter our competition please visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/realmumreviews    ...

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REVIEW – Personalise.com Father’s Day Cards

Erin is a MASSIVE fan of Despicable Me – so much so, that whenever we go anywhere, she appears to be able to pick out a Minion from a mile off – most recently in the supermarket! With Father’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to get Daddy a card from Erin & Bump that featured her favourite characters! There are obviously a number of online card retailers at the moment, so knowing where to start to get the design you want can be a bit of a minefield. We were introduced to Personalise.com – the home of official licenses to...

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