Friday, October 31, 2014

18 Reasons Why The 80's Were Awesome #StumbleIntoTheWeekend

why the 80's were awesome

Life was So Simple Then 

Life seems to move at such an intense pace these days. There always seems to be something happening and we are always just so busy.

But has it always been like this?

Or was it while I was in my innocence and self absorption of youth, did I take for granted everything my parents did for me. They made my life just run seamlessly and easily, did I just not take notice?

If this is the case, Mum and Dad, I sincerely apologise and will tell you unreservedly thank you so much for everything.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tips You Need When Buying Your Daughter Her First Bra

Tips For Buying a First Bra

Buying That First Bra

They come in all sorts sizes and shapes, all sorts of colours and go by various different names, "Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder", "Boobie Basket", "Sling Shot", or you could go with my absolute favourite, the German interpretation "Der Floppen Schtoppen".

What ever you like to call them, the time is going to come one day when your daughter is going to need her first Bra.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10 Reasons Why Your Sister Is The Most Important Person In Your Life

Why sisters are important

I Only Wish They Knew

I am having so much trouble at the moment with Miss 9 and Miss 6 and their fighting. I swear I'm going to send myself on a "Mummy Time Out" soon, somewhere where there is lot's of wine and chocolate would be good.

It is endless.... I dread the school morning rush, because the fighting starts the moment they get out of bed, until the moment they leave the house and then starts back up again in the afternoon.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Demise Of Barbie

Free Barbie Apps

RIP Barbie!!

Oh my gosh really??? I hear you say!! 

I suppose she did ditch Ken a few years back so maybe is was all just a matter of time. I mean it must be hard keeping that immaculate figure and hair for all those years and can you imagine trying to sustain her wardrobe budget!!!!

Nahhhh I'm only joking.... Barbie is still alive and well, well as alive as a plastic doll can be. However according to recent reports her future is not looking as rosy as it once was.

Turns out she may be going the way of her "Toy Story" counterpart and being left on wayside with little girls preferring to play with electronic devices, even electronic "Barbies" as opposed the the real thing.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Chicken, Leek and Bacon Casserole

Chicken and Leek Casserole

Chicken, Leek and Bacon Casserole

I came into possession the other day of a couple of leeks.  A very underestimated vegetable in my opinion. 

We have all heard of potato and leek soup, chicken and leek pie etc. But I was going to make a chicken, leek and bacon casserole, much easier!

I needed something that could pretty much cook itself,  our evenings are pretty hectic in this house.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why Sisters Are Great


So I'm testing out this nifty little site called "Play Buzz" just for something different......

Today's topic is sisters..... I am actually quite unqualified to comment on this topic. 

I am an only child, but I observe the day to day interaction between my girls and when they aren't actively trying to kill each other, I find myself actually quite envious of their relationship.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Best Books To Help You Raise Your Daughters

books for raising girls

Books For Raising Girls

Lets face it, we need all the help we can get!! 

So I have compiled a short list of books that may help you raise that screaming, hormonal (or pre-hormonal) species that is the girl.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Riding In Cars With Boys...... Or Girls........#StumbleIntoTheWeekend Link Up

Riding in Cars With Boys

Time To Let Your Kids Go...

During the course of your kids lives they will experience many firsts, first steps, first words, first dates, first concerts, first driving lesson and a first job.......

All of these are important milestones and pave the way for progression from childhood to adulthood.

Sure there are going to be bumps along the way and the progression is almost always never easy. We hope that our kids learn from their mistakes and experiences and that these mistakes make them into more responsible, considerate and knowledgable teens and young adults.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Making Studying Easier With - Dragon Software

Dragon Voice recognition software

Making Studying For Exams Easier

*This is a sponsored post brought to you from Dragon Nuance Software*


Miss 16 finished Year 11 last term.  I am still trying to comprehend how on earth I  have a daughter entering her final year of schooling.... how and when did that happen?

Over the  final few weeks of school she was sitting her trial or end of year exams. She is very methodical and likes to be extremely organised and well prepared.

Coincidentally during this time we were given the opportunity to review a great product from Nuance, speech recognition software.

Miss 16 is a methodical note taker and uses note taking as one of her techniques.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Grain Of Truth - De Mystifying Bread

A Grain Of Truth

De Mystifying Bread....

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by A Grain Of Truth - Tip Top Bakeries*

The other day I was invited along with some other bloggers and media representatives to take a little peek at the Tip Top Factory and discover what actually goes in to making our daily bread.

My kids are very very fussy and World War 3 would ensue if I decided to change the type of bread they munch down each day.

I used to feel so guilty for serving them white bread. You would hear all the horror stories, "that's glue for the stomach", "what about all the preservatives"? "There is absolutely no nutritional value in white bread"!! Etc etc. 

But after spending a day reviewing what actually goes into the process of bread making and listening to Dr Joanna McMillan, I don't feel so guilty for offering them white bread anymore. 

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