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Every Christmas Ian and I make the effort of going out to dinner somewhere, with the children of course, either on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day or sometimes actually on Christmas Day itself! It's rare that we treat ourselves so this is like a little gift to us. This year we have the addition of Essie and whilst she will be old enough to enjoy some food she's still going to be breastfeeding as well. That means that whatever I'll be wearing needs to be suitable for nursing in and Milk & Mummy kindly sent me the most perfect dress for the occasion. 

Mama Style: Beautiful Nursing Dress from Milk & Mummy

Every Christmas Ian and I make the effort of going out to dinner somewhere, with the children of course, either on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day or sometimes actually on Christmas Day itself! It's rare that we treat ourselves so this is like a little gift to us. This year we have the addition of Essie and whilst she will be old enough to enjoy some food she's still going to be breastfeeding as well. That means that whatever I'll be wearing needs to be suitable for nursing in and Milk & Mummy kindly sent me the most perfect dress for the occasion. 

The clocks went back last weekend and already the days are feeling incredibly short. Our heating has been turned on, we've switched to our warmer coats and it's getting darker so much earlier! The boys and I love to spend time outdoors and we're super lucky to live in an area of the country with lots of natural beauty to explore. 

#NoDullDays with Bassetts Vitamins

The clocks went back last weekend and already the days are feeling incredibly short. Our heating has been turned on, we've switched to our warmer coats and it's getting darker so much earlier! The boys and I love to spend time outdoors and we're super lucky to live in an area of the country with lots of natural beauty to explore. 

Nothing stops my boys wanting to play outdoors; if anything the cooler, damper months of autumn and winter are our favourite time of year for exploring the local woods! There are fallen leaves to run through and collect, sticks to play and build with, and acorns and pinecones to inspect. And of course those richly coloured red and yellow leaves make the prettiest of backdrops: last year it made the perfect setting for my gender reveal video when I was expecting Essie. 

Mini Style: Muddy Puddles Outerwear

Nothing stops my boys wanting to play outdoors; if anything the cooler, damper months of autumn and winter are our favourite time of year for exploring the local woods! There are fallen leaves to run through and collect, sticks to play and build with, and acorns and pinecones to inspect. And of course those richly coloured red and yellow leaves make the prettiest of backdrops: last year it made the perfect setting for my gender reveal video when I was expecting Essie. 

Back in June I announced that I was teaming up with Graco as one of their UK Generation Graco bloggers for 2017. At the launch event for the campaign I got to learn more about Graco's 60 year history, as well as take a peek at some of the products I'd be trying out.

One of those products is the Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat. I'm sure you know that Graco is renowned for its tradition of innovation with baby products that offer solutions for the real world of parenting - and the Milestone is the perfect example of that! This convertible car seat can be used from birth up to 36 kg (around 12 years old), making it the only car seat parents will ever need. 

Review: Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat

Back in June I announced that I was teaming up with Graco as one of their UK Generation Graco bloggers for 2017. At the launch event for the campaign I got to learn more about Graco's 60 year history, as well as take a peek at some of the products I'd be trying out.

One of those products is the Graco Milestone All-in-One Car Seat. I'm sure you know that Graco is renowned for its tradition of innovation with baby products that offer solutions for the real world of parenting - and the Milestone is the perfect example of that! This convertible car seat can be used from birth up to 36 kg (around 12 years old), making it the only car seat parents will ever need. 

If there's one thing you get done this half term, make sure it's a trip to the fantastic pick-your-own pumpkin patch at The Pop Up Farm in Hertfordshire. The boys and I donned our wellies and headed over yesterday. We had SUCH a wonderful day!  

Days Out: PYO Pumpkins at The Pop Up Farm, Hertfordshire

If there's one thing you get done this half term, make sure it's a trip to the fantastic pick-your-own pumpkin patch at The Pop Up Farm in Hertfordshire. The boys and I donned our wellies and headed over yesterday. We had SUCH a wonderful day!  

I am so excited to reveal that our favourite Christmas event, the Santa Spectacular event at Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire, is back next month! The boys always love this festive fun-filled event and I am so looking forward to taking Essie as well this year.  Willows Activity Farm are kindly giving readers the chance to win up to four tickets so that you can go too! 

Giveaway: Win tickets to Santa Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm

I am so excited to reveal that our favourite Christmas event, the Santa Spectacular event at Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire, is back next month! The boys always love this festive fun-filled event and I am so looking forward to taking Essie as well this year.  Willows Activity Farm are kindly giving readers the chance to win up to four tickets so that you can go too! 

I've always been careful about the ingredients that go into the products that I use on my own skin and hair, but even more so with my children. With Noah and Essie especially, as Noah suffers with eczema and Essie has such delicate skin being so young. Natura Siberica have created an award winning range of daily baby care products and we were sent a few of them to try out.

Baby Loves: Little Siberica

I've always been careful about the ingredients that go into the products that I use on my own skin and hair, but even more so with my children. With Noah and Essie especially, as Noah suffers with eczema and Essie has such delicate skin being so young. Natura Siberica have created an award winning range of daily baby care products and we were sent a few of them to try out.

As a blogger who known for being a breastfeeding mum and having written about breastfeeding a few times, I'm often contacted by breast pump brands to feature their products. I'm very choosy about brands that I feature and until now I've never reviewed any breast pumps. And then I heard about Pumpables* and their new Milk Genie breast pump. It sounded great and as I am going to be donating my breast milk again I wanted to give it a go!

Review: Pumpables Milk Genie Breast Pump

As a blogger who known for being a breastfeeding mum and having written about breastfeeding a few times, I'm often contacted by breast pump brands to feature their products. I'm very choosy about brands that I feature and until now I've never reviewed any breast pumps. And then I heard about Pumpables* and their new Milk Genie breast pump. It sounded great and as I am going to be donating my breast milk again I wanted to give it a go!

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