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Our overnight stay at The Beach House in Ballycastle Once it was time for lights out, the kids all drifted off to the sleep. Not before the room upstairs finally stopped having their dance party. All you could hear was them walking and jumping about. It was quite frustrating, I have to admit. But that's not the fault of the hotel, I guess it's just one of those things.

Competitive sleeping - night 25 After the night in the van without electric hook up and failing to work out how to use the leisure battery, and then getting stuck in the mud and having to be pulled off the field by the farmer, we decided to cancel the drive over to Yorkshire and stay at home.

Our Birth Story While we'd still like to share so much about our journey to conceiving and our pregnancy journey; I thought it best to skip ahead to the story of Winnie's labour while it's still super fresh in my mind. Yes, she's here! Winifred Rose Mogg was born at 1.41am on Friday the 16th of August at the John Hunter Public Hospital.

Post-Partum Self Care: To Infinity And Beyond What does it say about me that my main title is a quote from an animated movie? Either I really like Toy Story or I spend 90% of my time listening to my kids watching it while I get on with things around the house. I know you know which is it, space rangers.

Back to School and How to Keep Your Child Safe Here we are again, it's that time of year - back to school. The time of year when you are dreading car lines, back to those extra early morning wake up calls, threatening your teens if you call their name one more time that there will be consequences.

Silent Sunday #SilentSunday #MySundayPhoto Top UK family lifestyle blog. Helping busy families to make the most of their time together and to live better, eat better and choose happy.

Teversal Camping and Caravanning Club Site Review We opted for a basic grass pitch with electric hook-up, it was big, so big in-fact that I wish the chap who showed us to it had given me the heads up as to where to put our tent on the pitch to ensure the electric cable would reach the supply!

To Cloth Diaper? Or Use Disposable? That is the Question. Disposables seemed so much easier! No washing. No needing to store while I'm out and about. Baby can wear longer. Others know how to use them already.

Fitting In Did I ever tell you about the time I was mortified as a high school freshman? I made some close friends in middle school who didn't exactly flow into being the same great friends in high school. For whatever reason - seriously none of us remember, we.

Born into Dysfunction "I'm not ready to picture you getting ready and losing weight for the wedding that you dreamed of when I'm not sure I'm ready to receive love". Harris).‎. Wow! It's been a while… I can't believe that this is my first blog post this year. However, like the saying goes, "Better late than never".

Baking, School And Gifts Our Weekly Photos – Week 34 Baking, School And Gifts Our Weekly Photos.

Blackburn's #Brickburn PAW Patrol LEGO Trail - until 1st September! Until 1st September Blackburn has changed it's name to Brickburn, as the world's first PAW Patrol brick trail has arrived and there are LEGO characters dotted throughout the town centre, These incredible brick models of characters and buildings from the hit Nick Jr TV show is brought and presented to you by BRICKLIVE.

A "Parenting Coach" Is The Newest Way To Control Unruly Children Other than a step to correcting the children's behaviour, parenting coaches also provide tips and plans on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle for the household. Some of the common behaviours that coaches aim to change are the reliance on a device for entertainment, discipline to do homework, eating habits, and willingness to exercise.

Welcome Opal I want to quickly share the news that my daughter Zana just brought her new baby girl home yesterday! She and hubby Don already have 22 month old Saylor who has become a big sister overnight!

Local dad privately wonders whether he's good enough to take the title this year A local father has privately wondered whether he's good enough to be awarded the prestigious "Dad of the Year" award this year, despite having held the title for the last eight consecutive years.

International Student Hosting: Meet an ICES Coordinator With back-to-school everything taking over the lives of moms with school-age kids everywhere, I wanted share a unique perspective with you guys. I had the opportunity to meet and a collaborate with Jackie Willock, a local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services who lives and operates in Florida.

Resolution "Serotiny" by Molly Costello. I met up with someone recently I haven't seen in about 28 years. It was all I could do to contain my joy. Here we were, changed people, having lived decades apart but my memories of our time together - the singing, sharing food, the art-making and laughter made me extremely emotional.

Just Exactly Dead I wish my point of view didn't exist. Don't want to be human, don't want to sweat the small stuff, but when I do, I know an inner-explosion is about to occur. That being fed up thing. I used to point fingers forward, I trace all fingers back to me. I listened to the heartbeat of a dead body who watched as justice was never served.

2 Week Countdown The past weeks have flown by! In fact, the original name of this blog post was '4 week countdown' Can't believe how quickly the weeks are racing by, and I'm convinced she's coming early, so that gives me even less time to get my shit together. I have had words though, and I've told her, if possible, I'd like her a few days late on September 12th.

My check in️️️️ Its been about four years since you left here but you gained some great company. I know you and Grandpa Bester have been hanging out, and now welcoming Grandma Bester into that mix. At least you guys are at peace looking, watching and relaxing as you should.

10 Ways Meghan Has Been Inspired By Kate's Parenting With that being said, if there is one person that Meghan Markle can rely on right now as she tries to navigate her new life as a royal mother, it's definitely her sister-in-law. The Duchess of Cambridge has been raising her royal babies in the spotlight for six years now.

107-Blitz Q: What's with pre-teen boys & mumbling all the time? Can't help the pic-Mumbles from Dick Tracy always cracked me up, especially the stenographer's reaction to his speech. Anyhoo, I was talking to my neighbor yesterday when she brought over some stuff and gave her a cup of coffee.

Successful Momming Day Note* This is from the beginning of the Summer. Just never got around to finishing my draft. Working full time with 3 kids is a total CIRCUS!! #notimeforanythingever. There are days when I feel like I'm running on empty.

Weekend Coffee Share: School And Stuff If we were having coffee, I wouldn't bitch and moan about the heat today. We're getting some respite from the heat this weekend, with highs in the upper 70s. It's accompanied by clouds and rain, so it's rather dreary, but I'll take dreary over 90s any day.

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