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Setting Goals in Lockdown

When the lockdown started a month ago nearly, I had set some goals that I wanted to achieve whilst at home before the time came to go back to work. It’s a funny old time but really, I’m viewing it as an amazing opportunity to be at home with my family. We will more than… Continue reading Setting Goals in Lockdown

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Six Ideas for a Fun Easter at Home

Easter is looking a little bit different this year. It falls on the same date of course, Sunday 12th April, but with physical and social distancing recommendations in place all the usual Easter outings and family gathering have been placed on hold. Here are six ideas for celebrating Easter at home and whilst still bringing… Continue reading Six Ideas for a Fun Easter at Home

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The Start Of The New Normal

  The last week has been a learning curve for everyone in the family. Not only is Olivia now doing schoolwork from home, but Chris and I are just trying to find our own flow in the house with a three-year-old thrown into the mix! It has been an adjustment that for sure, but I… Continue reading The Start Of The New Normal

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Ideas to create a lovely Valentine’s Day for all the Family

Every year on 14th February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Couples send Valentine's Day cards,  flowers or chocolates and spend special time together to honour their love for each other. While Valentine's Day does hold a special place for lovers, it's meant for everyone.… Continue reading Ideas to create a lovely Valentine’s Day for all the Family

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Six Fun Christmas Traditions

With Christmas just round the corner I thought I would share some December traditions that go on in our home and new traditions we are creating with the girls. 1. 1st December is officially CHRISTMAS MUG DAY!! It is strictly forbidden to drink from a Christmas mug before December. Then when the 1st rolls around… Continue reading Six Fun Christmas Traditions

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Happiness Day

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health and Happiness Day. I thought there was no better time to talk about my own mental health and what makes me happy. I would definiely say that becoming a mother has changed me and not just in the sense that I have two children to raise and look… Continue reading Happiness Day

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Five things I love about Autumn

Autumn could definitely be the top contender for my favourite season and I've listed some points below that hopefully a lot of you agree with.. 1. When September rolls around I feel like it’s a new beginning. Nearly like the start of the year again and I think September is an easier time to set… Continue reading Five things I love about Autumn

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10 Facts about me

Gosh how narcissistic does that title sound?! I don't mean it to be of course but I have welcomed lots of new followers over the last few months through this blog, instagram and Facebook and thought it would be only right to introduce myself a bit more. My name is Jillian, I am mum to Olivia… Continue reading 10 Facts about me

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Hurry up but slow down

I'm hoping this doesn't just sound like one big rant and hopefully someone out there can sympathize with me...please...anyone...let me explain. When I wake up in the morning my first thought is always the same, I have xx amount of minutes to have a shower and then Olivia will be up. Once I jump in… Continue reading Hurry up but slow down

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Mummy Cooks

If you haven't come across the phrase  "New year, New Me" already this January then im guessing you have been living under a rock. Just about everyone seems to be decluttering, reorganising, refocusing and  of course starting to eat healthy after overindulging during the festive period. This healthy eating phase actually doesn't apply to us too much as… Continue reading Mummy Cooks