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10 reasons I’m loving Hoburne Park in Dorset

‘Own a piece of the south coast’. That’s the slogan used by Hoburne Holidays at their flag ship holiday park, [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Parenting, Reviews, Travel|1 Comment

5 of the best family friendly ski resorts in France

Thinking ahead to your next holiday? Can’t bear the thought of your next getaway being next summer? Then a skiing [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Parenting, Reviews, Travel|2 Comments

10 great reasons to go campervanning with kids

Ever fancied the idea of packing the kids and all your stuff into a camper van and heading somewhere completely [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Parenting, Travel|16 Comments

The REAL mum’s guide to the UK’s best family friendly festivals

Think festivals are for grown-ups? Then think again. Once the preserve of the young and child-free, festivals catering for the [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Family days out, Travel|4 Comments

10 reasons to go on a Hoburne Holiday

If there’s one thing that changes when you become a parent it’s holidays. Forget sitting back on a sunbed and [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Reviews, Travel|2 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

Things have been a little quiet on the blog in the last week, but for a very good reason. I [...]

By |August 6th, 2017|Travel|3 Comments

How to plan an unforgettable road trip

Car journeys. Whether they’re 10 minutes long or 10 hours long, the fact is when you’ve got kids they need [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Parenting, Travel|2 Comments

10 reasons to take kids glamping

Glamping. The chances are, however glam and no matter how much Cath Kidston has been thrown at it, swapping four walls [...]

By |June 4th, 2017|Parenting, Reviews, Travel|30 Comments

How to travel with a baby and stay (relatively) sane

‘Let’s stay close to home this year.’ Like many new parents, when it comes to holidays that’s what Misery Guts and [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Parenting, Travel|7 Comments

7 reasons to visit Sicily

I don’t know about you, but I need a holiday. I don’t mean a festive snuggle-in-front-of-the-fire and put your feet up [...]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Travel|1 Comment

Our big allotment challenge! (with a little help from Aldi)

After 14 months on the waiting list we finally have an allotment (pictured). I was surprised at how quickly it [...]

Purifyne Cleanse review: an internal makeover for your body

Cold pressed, ready to drink fresh detox juice delivered straight to your door. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? There’s never been [...]

Bedside cribs: a ‘safe’ co-sleeping solution?

At just six weeks old Little B has outgrown the moses basket. Not that he slept in it much anyway, preferring to sleep in our bed spread-eagled between us. But while this would send him into a deep, peaceful sleep, it of course meant I slept terribly, worried one of us would roll onto him, accidently pull the duvet over him or that he would shimmy himself against one of the pillows in his sleep. The health visitor advised putting him on my side of the bed rather than between us because as his mum I naturally sleep more lightly, but that’s hardly a long-term solution for the next few months when he’s too small to go into a cot in his own bedroom. So, after a bit of research, I think I’ve come up with the answer: a bedside crib (pictured). There are lots on the market, some as much as a couple of hundred pounds, but we went for the cheapest, Chicco’s Next2Me (£149.99), given he will have outgrown it by six months old. Even Misery Guts, who was predictably sceptical about buying yet more paraphernalia, admits it’s a nifty bit of kit. (You can hire other brands through the NCT, but the waiting list was until the middle of January, so not much help). […]

Phil & Ted’s Dot double buggy review: walking is getting rather tricky

I thought the three year age gap between BB and Little B would eliminate the need for a double buggy. I was wrong. Although BB will quite happily walk the couple of miles to Tesco and back, anything further and she (quite rightly) starts complaining, which given that we don’t have the car during the week and go everywhere on foot is making life rather tricky. So when MadeForMums asked me to review Phil & Ted’s latest Dot double buggy (pictured), I jumped at the chance. The double-decker style forward-facing Dot is designed to hold two children from birth to five years old, with the younger on the bottom and the older on the top. Marketed as Phil & Ted’s ‘most compact’ double pushchair to date, its 59cm wide slimline design makes it no wider than a standard stroller. And with a seat height of 65cms the Dot boasts one of the tallest seats on the market, although the main seat is rather snug and I would say there’s only limited growing room left. I’d be surprised if BB would fit into it when she’s five. […]

Days out in East Sussex: Drusillas Park

With the weather hotting up we’ve been making a concerted effort to explore the often-overlooked attractions right on our doorstep [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Family days out, Family life, Money, Parenting, Reviews, Travel|4 Comments