Mum Life · Travel · Uncategorized

Family Holidays Wishlist

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One of things that Dan and I love to do the most, is to travel. Pre baby days saw us gallivanting off on adventures left, right and centre. Any spare money we had went on saving up for the next trip and we’d spend our evenings and weekends planning where we wanted to go next and dreaming of exotic countries and exploring different cultures. I know some people seem to manage travelling with a toddler, you hear stories about women who use their maternity leave to travel the world or families who just uproot to go and live on an island somewhere, away from the stresses of modern life. And while that sounds great, that just hasn’t been a reality we have even wanted to attempt. For a start I could never imagine taking our baby far away from her family and for them not to have the chance to know her properly. I take my hat off to people who make it work but that’s just not the path we have taken.  Continue reading “Family Holidays Wishlist”

Interiors · Mum Life · Reviews · Uncategorized

Finishing Touches With Desenio

When we moved into our current home I loved so many things about it; the layout, the garden, the space in the lounge. There was just one problem, the decor! Luckily we have been able to change the decor to suit our own tastes which we have been doing, slowly but surely, since we moved in. The worst room by far was definitely our bedroom. Orange carpet, orange curtains, badly fitted wardrobes, do I really need to say more? The wardrobes were the first to go, which then revealed a ceiling that needed to be plastered and a carpet that definitely needed changing.

One fresh new ceiling, one lovely grey carpet, three glorious white walls and one simple grey wall later and it was finally starting to feel more like our bedroom and less like something the eighties had left behind. Continue reading “Finishing Touches With Desenio”

Mum Life · Pregnancy

Second Pregnancy, First Trimester

Now that the news is out there I feel I have a lot to update you on how this pregnancy has been so far. It was so difficult not to mention how I was feeling in blog posts or to have a quick moan about morning sickness on Twitter, but now that I can let it all out, that is exactly what this post is going to be. It could be a long one so you might want to go grab a cup of tea and get comfy.

My First Symptoms and Taking a Pregnancy Test
I knew I was pregnant before I took a test. I think when you’ve been pregnant before you can recognise the signs much easier. Everyone responds to pregnancy differently and so it’s not always easy to self diagnose on Google without taking a test. But the second time around, I just knew. Continue reading “Second Pregnancy, First Trimester”

Mum Life · Other Good Stuff · Uncategorized

Win a BabyMel Changing Bag With Sudocrem Changing Room Awards

WIN A BABYMEL CHANGING BAG.pngChanging rooms were never something I really gave much thought to until I became a mum. But since having Darcie they have become a subject I feel I could go on endlessly about (I won’t, don’t worry, I know you’re mainly here to win the changing bag!). Well, I’m going to go on just a little bit to introduce this campaign that Sudocrem are running in association with the charity PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society). I was shocked when I read that there are 800,000 disabled children across the UK and only 1058 Changing Places toilets that meet all of their needs. This leaves many parents having to resort to changing their child on the floor in the toilet, which we all know is not the most hygienic of places at the best of times. I know that when I am out and about with Darcie I will always try to find the best place to take her to change her because it is awful having to change a nappy in unsanitary and smelly conditions. Luckily baby changing facilities on the whole are okay and so I can barely imagine what these parents and children have to go through on a daily basis when they simply need to get them changed. Continue reading “Win a BabyMel Changing Bag With Sudocrem Changing Room Awards”

Mum Life · Reviews

What 2 Buy 4 Kids Website Exclusive Discount for Little Snippets Readers

le-toy-van-mixer-set-c81I think January can be a pretty miserable time of year, Christmas is over and lots of us are feeling the pinch. So I’m pleased to be bringing all of my lovely readers a great discount today to chase away those January blues. If you’ve never been on What 2 Buy 4 Kids then I’d really recommend checking the website out, right now (go on, you know you want to!). They sell an amazing selection of toys and gifts for children aged 0-12 years old. The toys range from beautiful wooden toys to musical instruments and science experiment kits. The prices are always competitive and to make them even better, I have also got a discount code to share with you all that will give you 10% off your order. The discount code doesn’t expire (so you can use it again and again, for the foreseeable future) and it even includes sale items and promotions. The code that you need to enter at the checkout is SNIPPET218. Continue reading “What 2 Buy 4 Kids Website Exclusive Discount for Little Snippets Readers”

Dear Darcie · Mum Life · Occasions & Milestones · Pregnancy

Dear Darcie, Little, Tiny, Big Sister

16th October 2017

Dear Darcie,

Today something really special happened. You won’t understand it at all yet but today I told you something amazing, something you definitely don’t hear every day. I told you that you are going to be a big sister. I showed you a blue and white stick that had two lines on it, one very faint but definitely there, and I cried and told you how amazing it is and that Mummy is going to give you a best friend for life. You looked at me as I cried tears of happiness and you laughed and tried to grab the stick and put it in your mouth, that made me laugh and then we were both laughing while I was still crying. Continue reading “Dear Darcie, Little, Tiny, Big Sister”

Mum Life · Occasions & Milestones · Pregnancy · Uncategorized

Pregnant Again!

Unless you are somebody who solely reads this blog and doesn’t follow me across social media, then you will probably have already seen my pregnancy announcement last week! I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to share this news with the blog as we wanted to make sure we had told all of our friends and family in person, where possible, before we posted the news online. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and due on the 24th June 2018. That date seems so far away but from how quickly time has flown by since having Darcie, I just know that it will come round before we know it.

Continue reading “Pregnant Again!”

Mum Life · Occasions & Milestones · Other Good Stuff · Pregnancy

The Best of 2017

There is no denying that 2017 has been good to me and to my family. From celebrating Darcie’s first birthday to falling pregnant with baby number two, there have been so many wonderful things to celebrate this year. I won’t deny that there have been tough times too, but I’m here today to focus on the good bits. The bits that made 2017 one of the best years of my life so far. Here are my highlights: Continue reading “The Best of 2017”

Blogging · Mum Life · Other Good Stuff

Quitting Blogmas

pexels-photo-699372.jpegThe savvy amongst you may have noticed that my heart has not been in Blogmas lately. I’ve found myself with nothing to post and having to rack my brain for ideas just to quickly get something up that day. And so for this reason, I have decided to call it a day on Blogmas. I’ve always been a quitter, I write that with pride not shame as I firmly believe that if your heart isn’t in something or it isn’t making you happy, then it is time to walk away, to quit. I don’t want my blog to become a chore and just something to tick off my to do list. I want to keep it my hobby, my passion and so I won’t be forcing myself to write content just to fill the days and tick ‘Blogmas’ off my to do list. Continue reading “Quitting Blogmas”

Food · Mum Life · Occasions & Milestones · Other Good Stuff

Foodie Homemade Christmas Present Ideas

pexels-photo-688017Anyone who knows me will know that I am very much partial to a homemade present. Some years that will be because money is just quite tight and other years it’s because I just really enjoy making things for people (no matter how much they may or may not want to receive my creations! Sorry family…) Over the years I’ve tried many different homemade presents and I think it’s something that quite a lot of people would appreciate some inspiration for. So I’ve compiled a list of some great festive goodies that you could make for your family and friends this year. These are good ideas for any presents that you’ve left quite last minute too as they don’t require much planning or preparation so there’s still time before the big day. Continue reading “Foodie Homemade Christmas Present Ideas”