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My Baby, the MMA Fighter "This is her idea of a great morning," Adam said, holding the squirming baby on his lap when I came up from my basement office to say hi. "Smiling at mommy… while literally stepping on Dad's dick. Which is what she's doing right now. I think she's trying to make sausage wine.

Who Doesn't Love a Good Hack? If you're anything like me then you love finding new and smarter ways of doing things and managing your everyday tasks. With the craziness of the holiday season upon us, this post is dedicated to my favorite parenting and household hacks! I know, I know, it seems like every website, magazine, book, blog and person have some kind of list like this.

Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams announce new parenting TV show Our TV screens have had a Spencer Matthews shaped hole ever since he left Made In Chelsea, way back in 2015. Despite successful stints in Celebrity Masterchef, The Jump and Five Star Hotel - and a very brief stint on I'm A Celebrity - he hasn't been in a regular on-screen series for a while.

Peter Andre makes major parenting change after Katie Price's after snipe at Emily The Mysterious Girl singer is said to have banned Junior, 13, and Princess, 11, from filming any future episodes of My Crazy Life and wants Katie to focus on getting her life back on track.

Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna Have No Co-Parenting Issues Amid Child Support War Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna might be in court over child support, but there's peace behind the scenes.

Easy Gingerbread Snowflake Cookie Recipe to Cook with Kids There is one thing that I have failed at year after year - making Gingerbread, but this year I've been playing around in the kitchen a lot creating different recipes and finally perfected a gingerbread recipe that is easy to use with kids, tastes delicious and doesn't spread, grow or taste horrid and really, it is a lot of fun to make!

Time Trap "I don't have time for this!" I heard Girlchild scold her toy. She added a nice long sigh, and her voice sounded like an eye roll. She sounded just like me. It feels like time is always against me. Right now, it sort of feels like my husband works around the clock.

Kew Little Pigs - our fun day out at the micro pig farm Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Comment. I'm Jacqui - a 40+ journalist, blogger and mum to two funny and spirited girls; Big Sis, born summer 2008, and Lil Sis, born autumn 2010. We live just outside London and are about to embark on a big, messy, long-awaited home renovation.

My Allergy-free Pantry, Part 2 About a week or two ago, I started to share a bit about my allergy-free pantry. This post is a continuation, so if you missed the first part, feel free to hop on over there, first…. I'll wait for ya. Since my son was diagnosed with a long list of food allergies, redesigning our family meals around his needs has been extremely important to me.

The Importance of Infants Every time someone finds out that one of the babies I have with me is a foster child, I usually hear the same thing……I could never say goodbye. Oh let me tell you it can be pretty awful. Every time I say I'm never going to take another baby. The pain, loss and grief is so hard.

Our Top Five Christmas Children's Reads Christmas is a magical time of year and what better way to spend it than to cuddle up with your little one and a Christmas story. There were so many wonderful titles to choose from but here are some of our favourite recommendations:. How Winston Delivered Christmas: An Advent Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters:Alex T.

Snowdonia in Autumn We had finally reached half term which meant only one thing it was time to pack up the car again! This time we were heading to Plas Y Bryn on the fringe of Snowdonia. B and I picked up my mum and set off. We were staying in a gorgeous wooden lodge which we had booked on a whim.

Beautiful Christmas Stockings - - Loved by Parents - Parenting News, Pregnancy Advice, News, Reviews and Competitions Christmas is a magical time of year and we have searched for the best Christmas Stockings. Here are our top 5 favourites: 1.Stocking Small - Santa RRP: £10.00 Stockist: 2. Personalised Rudolph Reindeer Stocking RRP: £22.00 Stockist: 3.

Motorhome and Campervan Show During the summer when B and I were camping our way around Wales we were very much at the mercy of thunderstorms which saw us having to ditch the tent and seek out a hotel on two occasions. At the time I was so disappointed and felt like the trip was almost slipping away from us albeit just for a little bit.

Children in Need Week at Nursery It's that time of year again folks; the Children in Need Appeal takes place this Friday. It must be an age thing, but it feels like it really wasn't a whole year since the last one. For the uninitiated, Children in Need is a UK charity which supports disadvantaged children and young people in the country.

Connecting with your children as people I always wanted to connect as a person with my father but we never managed it. I’m relieved and grateful that it’s starting to happen between me and my sons.

Thankfulness: Day 14 Every day in the month of November I will express my thankfulness and gratitude towards my life. I choose to only live in the positive. Today I am thankful for wonderful teachers. Let's face it, we owe a lot to teachers. There are not even words to begin to describe how much we owe it to teachers.

Easy DIY Advent Calendar from Scrapbook Paper Pockets Quick DIY project using Christmas Scrapbook Paper to create a simple countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar, choose what you want to fill it with,.

Catching Up and Caravanning With the camping season now well and truly behind us it has been back to work, nursery and life in general. The peaceful and relaxed rolling weeks are but a distant memory, taken over with packed lunches and a huge increase in tea consumption to get through the days.

Focusing on the Positive So, yesterday was a very, very rough day. I think the fact that ex is now engaged finally absorbed in. I cried a bit. I pretty much ate my feelings, and probably everything else around. I think I gained 50lbs yesterday, alone. I don't know why I needed to eat like that.

How Winston Delivered Christmas: Stained Glass Window Biscuits I love adding a new book or two to our collection every year so when Macmillan Children's Books asked if I'd be interested in taking a peek at How Winston Delivered Christmas and trying out the stained glass window biscuits I had to have a look.

Carpe Diem: Unschooling is All About Living in the Present It seems that everyone these days is in search of a way to reconnect: with ourselves, with those close to our hearts, and with what is essential in life. We read and hear a lot about getting back to center, stripping away the extraneous, silencing the noise.

5 places to see Santa in Nottinghamshire this Christmas Set in beautiful parkland in North Nottinghamshire, Rufford Abbey provides the perfect setting for a visit to Santa. Santa's Grotto will be open from the 17th November and is open from 11am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the run up to Christmas. The cost is £5 per child and includes a gift.

Yoga Mom - The Ethical Quandary The past few days all I have been speaking about at my lectures has been on Teaching Methodology and Ethics and what it takes to be a good teacher. Today was supposed to be my last class of this teaching program and I was going to close it with a heartfelt interactive, deep-dive into values and teaching with integrity and on purpose.

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