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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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Planning Ahead in the Financial Sense

Growing up and especially through my  twenties I was always very sensible with money. In fact some might say too sensible! I always had a part time job and saved really hard for things that I wanted probably the most significant examples of this is when I saved to go travelling across America after graduating… Continue reading Planning Ahead in the Financial Sense

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Villa on the French Riviera

Two weeks ago we travelled to the South of France to celebrate my mother in laws special birthday. The number will remain anonymous of course...but ask anyone in Villefranche Sur Mer and they will tell you as Olivia did happen to mention to everyone and their dog (literally) what age Granny was on that faithful… Continue reading Villa on the French Riviera

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Venice City Break

After a very early start on Friday morning and a quick flight of only 2.5 hours we arrived into Marco Polo airport just outside Venice in the sunshine. We caught the airport bus to Mestre where we where staying for €8 return fare which took about 15 minutes. Mestre is the industrial centre just on… Continue reading Venice City Break

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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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Global Adventure Play

When its a wet dreary day and you have kids your first thought of how to get the day in almost always turns to soft play and today was no different for us. Thankfully we where very kindly invited to go along to the recently opened Global Adventure Play in Ballynahinch. It did not disappoint.… Continue reading Global Adventure Play

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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

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You knows its Christmas when…

Happy Christmas Everyone!! I have been thinking a lot recently about how you know its Christmas or Christmas traditions that we have in our household/family so here is a brief list The Christmas mugs make their annual appearance. The rule is that you can only drink from these cups in December any other time of… Continue reading You knows its Christmas when…