Her First Necklace {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has always loved jewellery but she has never had proper jewellery – just plastic necklaces and bracelets or ones made out of beads. But, for Christmas, her grandparents bought her a fairy necklace, her very first grown up piece of jewellery – and she pretty much hasn’t taken it off since.

LP loves being girly – wearing pretty dresses, having bows in her hair and wearing shoes made for dancing. Jewellery is an extension of this and her new necklace has made her just so happy. I don’t let her wear it overnight, or to school, but she puts it on the minute she wakes up at the weekend and takes it off again before bed. She would wear it all day every day if she could.

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Cartamundi Fundels Review and Giveaway!

We love reviewing Cartamundi games, even more so now the children are at an age where they love to play and can really get into a game. So when Cartamundi asked us to review their new Fundels range of games we couldn’t wait to try them out.

Cartamundi Fundels are a really fun range of card games that are both fun and educational. There are currently four different games – a mathematics game, a languages game and two conceptual thinking games. But each of these games comes in two versions, either a standard or premium option.

We were sent the language premium game and the mathematics standard games which were great for LP as she is now in year one at school and constantly learning more about reading, spelling and maths.

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What are Blogger Networks?

I recently wrote about how I’ve made blogging my full time job and since then I’ve been asked a lot to expand on the blogging networks that I mentioned. Blogging Networks are great for any blogger – whether you are monetising or not. They are a great place to meet like minded bloggers, find blogs to read, find other bloggers to collaborate with and also network with brands and find available work.

As I’ve been planning this post I’ve realised that a lot of blogging networks verge on being PR companies – and a lot of PR companies are so great at blogger outreach that they are almost networks themselves. The lines can get pretty blurred but, anyway, here are a few of the blogging networks that I’ve had experience with over the last few years.

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Remembering the Happy Things #HappyDaysLinky

This has been such a hard week. Our extension work has reached it’s peak and having the contents of our kitchen cupboards in the middle of our lounge was a real low point for me. But, I have tidied up as best I can and decided I need to write about the happy things in life to focus on them and take my mind off the chaos around me.

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Mental Parentals, Bryan Adams and Justin Bieber #LittleLoves

YAY! Week three. I feel like I’m finally on a roll with this. This has been a bit of a meh week so I’m going to focus on these little loves so much!

Here are the things we’ve been loving this week:

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I read this post from Steph over at Mental Parentals. I could really relate to what Steph was saying – and I don’t advertise formula for the same reasons. But, I shared it on my Facebook page and I think people misunderstood the post – thinking that advertising meant information/advice about formula feeding/breastfeeding and completely changed the emphasis of the post. If you take it for what it is, purely about formal advertising, then it’s a great post.

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