Matt isn’t even 30 yet and to be honest his present recieving days are already numbered, not because I don’t want to get him nice things, but because he’s ruddy hard to buy for! His interests aren’t just causal hobbies, they’re passions. He doesn’t do half measures, if he likes something he’s all in – totally immersed in the subject or activity. So for me that means if I want to buy him something for his car, as an example, i’ll need to do hours of research and sneaking around to get it right. It’s blooming tiresome. The other ‘problem’…

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We all want our kids to grow up to be kind confident individuals, right? It might seem a bit over the top but I really think that the best way to shape our childrens view of themselves and the world is to start small, from day one. For me, as a ‘girl mama’, that means being mindful of language, role models and considering what kind of example we’re setting to Luisa. I’ve written before about feminist books for toddlers and touched on how important I think it is to surround your child with a range of strong characters and bring as much…

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Summer has got to be my favourite time of year. Everything is brighter, there seems to be an optimisim and sense of adventure in the air. Even if you’re not going abroad there are so many opportunities to make an ordinary day a bit more exciting. We love to picnic outside, take more trips to the park, host family BBQs, visit the beach, even go camping. The last thing you want, especially during the summer, are pesky bugs and viruses coming along and ruining the fun. Of course with young kids these things are par for the course but you…

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Like most mums, I think, I tend to live vicariously through Luisa. One of my vices is clothes shopping for her, there are just so many cute things you can pick up and thanks to online shopping it’s oh so easy for a few bits to fall in your basket. I’ve been taking on a lot fewer reviews on the blog this year but when one of my favourite brands got in touch about their new collection I couldn’t help myself.     I featured From Babies With Love in November when I showed you their range of organic soft toys.…

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I don’t know about you but I don’t need an excuse to eat pancakes. I won’t be held ransom by the calendar – I’m a maverick! That being said, loading up on carby sugary goodness on a regular basis probably isn’t the best idea. With that in mind this Pancake Tuesday I’m sharing a couple of recipes, some are totally decadent and some are healthier ways to enjoy one of my favourite breakfast treats.   Before you dive headfirst into a bowl of maple syrup I have a few tips, tricks and product recommendations. You want to start out with quality kit…

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