Now as a parent of any age child, I’m sure you will agree that one of the things we have in common is the numerous trips into the bedroom at night to put the covers back on your little ones, but what if i told you that I have an answer to your problems!

This here is like a pillow case for your mattress and covers, it is from fidget bum they kindly sent us it to try out with Blake.

Now you guys who follow us day to day will know that blake is the most energetic little toddler, but this doesn’t stop at night he constantly moves around in his sleep which ‘use’ to be a problem but not anymore, I honestly cannot recommend this product enough, it has saved us so many trips into Blake’s room during the night.

When we go into his room in the morning his covers are exactly where we left them.

We had a lot of people say that it looks like it will restrict them during night and that it might panic there children, but I can assure this isn’t the case blake is more than happy to have this on him, in fact he will not go to sleep now until we zip it up at least half way.

If this is of interest to you then you need to check fidget bum out!

We have a limited time discount code for you to use until midnight on the 10th February.

Use THEAUSTINS at checkout for 20% off!

The first 12 weeks of pregnancy

When you first see them two pink lines…

With my first pregnancy we were trying for a long time I had lost count of how many pregnancy tests I had peed on

I had given up all hope..

A short while later I couldn’t stop eating my dads home made quiche my mum said to me ‘Meg have you done a test recently ‘ no I answered she went and bought me one I did it straight away long and behold two strong pink lines popped up!!


I’m actually pregnant a year and a half of trying and we have finally done it! In that split second so many emotions ran though me excitement, pure joy, worry & relief!! I called my mum in

mum I’m pregnant!! she gave me the biggest hug and we both cried!!

Dean was at work at the time i quickly ran to my phone and called him

‘Hello what’s wrong?’

‘Dean I’m pregnant we’re having a baby’

‘What for real?’ ‘There two lines’

Yes dean TWO LINES!

He was over the moon and said he would pick up a digital clear blue test on his way home from work!

The weeks quickly past and I became very sick I had the worst morning sickness from about 5 weeks as soon as I opened my eyes that was it! We told my dad and deans parents and that was it really we wanted to wait until we knew everything was ok.

That was until I reached 6 weeks I had severe pain right at the bottom of my stomach I was admitted to hospital with expected eptopic my hole world had fallen in I couldn’t stop crying! Am I going to lose my baby? the baby we had longed for for so long?

The Doctor came around explained they had booked me in for a scan to see what was going on!

The next morning I went to my scan dean was with me! I was so nervous i kept crying the lady began to scan there was a tiny little thing with a little yoke sag next to it & right next to that was a pool of blood the Sonographer was silent I kept asking is everything ok? And then she turned the monitor off and said everything looks ok for now but only time will tell?

What does that mean?

She went on to say there is a 50/50 chance we just have to wait the blood will hopefully disappear and the pregnancy will continue as normal but she would like to see me at 8 weeks to make sure.

I went home and prayed everything was going to be okay dean looked after me so well made sure I didn’t lift a finger for the next few weeks I went back and Everything was looking great baby had grown so much and the blood was gone! We were both so relieved and began to get exited about the months to come!

My 12 weeks scan came and my god we were both so exited and so nervous!

Look at our baby!!

I couldn’t believe how much baby had grown kicking there legs and bouncing about right then and there I had never been happier! All the important measurement were took and everything was good she printed out our scan photos of course I brought loads! How could I not!!

We announced to the rest of the family we were expecting and they all couldn’t be happier for us!! My sickness continued until week 18 we found out baby was In fact and little boy! I totally knew he was a boy!

And now he is smart, funny 3 year old called Blake!


Shall we start trying for another baby now dean asks

Blake was now 14 months old and we didn’t know If we would be trying for a long time again I agreed and I came off the pill I had struggled to convince blake we had lots of doctors appointments test etc!

So by now we had been trying two weeks I started doing ovulation tests as I don’t get periods so it’s hard to track anything, the days passed and they are all pretty much the same colour I stopped testing and just went with it having fun trying,

The next week or so we went out on a date night ice skating and the some dinner dean & I are really good ice skaters but we went later in the evening and the ice had been torn up anyway we went on going around fast exit thing I know dean falls down and I reach out to grab him but I don’t and end up falling with him

Something wasn’t right I couldn’t move my wrist we went to the hospital yep I had broken it really badly I would need an operation in the morning I went in the next morning for the op are you pregnant no I answered she did a tested negative everything went well I was in hospital a couple of days and then went home to recover

One night I got woken up with this sharpe pain it felt like the worst period cramp and then it went it only lasted 2-3 minutes and then nothing weird I thought, I remembered reading about Implantation pain and thought I’m pregnant

I waited 3 days to let the HCG build enough to show on a test

I did the test and there it was the faintest of line but it was there I rang dean again he was at work and told him the news he couldn’t believe it had happened so fast! Were having a baby! I was in so much shock I wanted to tell everyone!!

We booked in for a private scan at 6 weeks to make sure everything was going well! And everything looked great

I suffer minimal sickness and craved sweets like crazy! We got home and set up our baby announcement I couldn’t wait to tell everyone the happy news! We involved Blake with this! He was so cute!

Everyone was thrilled! We later found out that baby was indeed a little girl and is now a beautiful 15 month old called Hallie-May

For me being pregnant is the best feeling I have never felt more confident & beautiful I’m so proud of my body!

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We was kindly invited to The Park Royal Hotel to review it with the kids,

Obviously as all parents will agree that when we seen it was a really nice spa and leisure hotel, we was a little sceptical as we all know how unpredictable toddlers can be.

To start it off when we walked in you could instantly see how beautiful the hotel was and we was greeted by the reception staff and straight away we just felt relaxed.

Next they told us we had been upgraded to the family interconnecting rooms which we was blown away by as this was going to make our stay so much more comfortable, and it did just that!

Just look at how they accommodated us.

It didn’t stop there we was also given tickets so that we could go to Chester zoo the next day.

They gave the kids an activity pack for while they was in the hotel room and gave us a planned schedule of activities they do around the hotel for the kids which included,

. movie night

. Splash time

. Animal hunt around the hotel

. Numerous board games

And it’s fair to say Blake and Hallie – Mays favourite one has to of been splash time! So much so there was many tears that we had to leave the pool.

After all the fun in the pool we went back to our rooms to get changed ready for dinner!

Although the food was amazing and the staff couldn’t do enough for us, it all got a little to much for Blake,

But check out the food!

Not long after this we decided it was time for bed and as we got back to our room, The generosity of this hotel and the staff strikes again they had only come in while we was at dinner to leave milk and cookies in the kids room so they could relax before bed.

I mean come on how nice is that?

And just like that it was time for bed and blake to get in his HUGE big boy bed.

One very tired worn out and extremely happy boy!

Even Hallie -May never stopped smiling

Once blake had gone to sleep it was time for mummy to feed Hallie- May and get her ready to go to sleep in the room with Blake,

Finally it was time for mummy and daddy to relax, which amazingly thanks to being upgraded and the kids in the other room we felt like we was there on our own and it was SO relaxing!

We had an amazing nights sleep, and incredibly both kids slept right through which was perfect!

We was all nice and refreshed ready to face a day at Chester zoo! But first we all needed breakfast!

It was so nice to all be sat in a nice hotel having lovely food with toddlers and to not once be made to feel like we don’t fit in, meal times aren’t always hard.

We can’t thank all the team enough at The Park Royal Hotel for making us feel so much at home and going above and beyond for us, this is definitely a hotel we would be returning to!


I will link the hotel below.


Let’s talk about bath products and sleep…

The product industry is massive, there are lots of different products on market and to be honest we have tried them all, from Johnson to Childs Farm i just wanted something that was gentle on the skin that would sooth them ready for bed time.

And that it definitely does, recently Hallie has been teething so she has been up all night every hour, after using the bubble bath she has become a lot more relaxed before bedtime.

So we have been using Love Boo for a while now and I can honestly say we love them not just us as parents but the kids Blake always asks for ‘splashy bubbles’ as he calls them when we start to run the bath, I love that their products are all natural and it’s a big plus that they smell amazing.

Not only do they do a child’s range of different products from bubble bath to body creams they do a range just for us mums! I can tell you know the bubble bath is amazing and so relaxing I cannot stress enough after a busy day of running around after two little one’s having a nice hot bubble bath is just what you need, not only that but I’m loving the body lotion that has actually won awards, and I can see why.

Thankyou for reading our review.

You can find all their products at,



Let’s talk about child proofing the house?.

We have been having lots of battles with Blake as he is a very inquisitive little boy, he will constantly go in the kitchen and open the cupboards or fridge and grab food and treats when he isn’t suppose to or when Hallie is being fed and he knows he won’t be stopped.

We installed a magic magnet cupboard lock, this lets you have a lock on you cupboards without an ugly big lock on it that you open from the outside by using the magnet to release the lock on the inside.

There is now this awesome stick on lock we have installed on the fridge door to stop Blake from opening it.

He is also a very active little boy and has bags of energy, he spends a lot of time running around and has come so close to falling into the corners of our living room units.

Now on all our unit corners we have fitted these corner bumpers, this is such a relief as we all know how easy this could be a serious injury.

I’m sure we are not the only ones who’s children have trapped their little fingers in the door.

Not a problem for us anymore.

But one which always scares me is plug sockets how easy it is for them to get seriously hurt from a slip of our concentration and them putting something in to the socket.

Now we have these on every socket not being used.

A big thank you to Fred Safety for kindly sending us these nifty gadgets.

And what a big hit it has been, we can now relax a little at home and not be constantly on the watch that one of them is going to either hurt themselves or raid the cupboards.

I honestly can’t recommend these guys enough go and check them out and child proof your house to.


Fred safety.

Cheeky rascals.


Now that Blake is almost 3 he will soon be starting nursery, so Nuby kindly sent him a backpack and water bottle to help prepare him.

Until he starts nursery we have been using his backpack for when he has sleepovers at his nans, Blake likes to take everything out of his room so this bag is made for him as it has loads of handy pockets to fill with even more dinosaurs and that makes him so happy.

And I just know that this is going to be so handy for him to store all he needs for when he does start nursery, because let’s be honest there will be loads of spare clothes shoes and goodness knows what else, so it’s good to know we have that covered!

Not only that but blake loves to carry his own bag as he is mr independent, I also love that is has lots of padding and reflection parts so that it won’t hurt his little shoulders and cars can see us, this is such a lovely addition to the bag.

Did I mention that the new trends is robot theme? Blake loves the fact that the bottle is matching I cannot get the bottle from him he loves the handy flip button (he thinks it’s magic) and is also a good size so not many refills need through out the day!.

If you want to take a look at their new range I will leave a like below,

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Joyful Bundle

Joyful Bundles are a subscription service that run a bit like the glossy box, but these are for parents that want to try & test products out before you buy them in full, to see what you or your baby likes or dislikes.

It’s so quick and simple there are two different types a milestone bundle which is priced at $35 & discovery bundle priced at $20 these both come with free shipping. All you do is fill out a quick survey to tell them about what products you have tried and what you haven’t tried and the age of the baby etc, then they Tailor make your monthly joyful bundle box.

Depending what bundle you went for you will receive a mix between full sized products and travel size, is I designed to introduce you to brands that you’ve never tried its so simple all you do is pop over to there website and follow the instructions and then you will be all set up to get your monthly bundles.

This for me is such a brilliant idea and I would have benefited so much from this when I had my first child Blake, I brought every product known to man because I was told that’s what I needed.

Since having my second child I’ve been totally different so when I was kindly sent a joyful bundle to try for my 7 month daughter Hallie- May I was so very pleased with what I received.

she is now at weaning stage so I got to try a new brand of food and some munchkin spoons, a fantastic nuby bib that has been a massive hit that I have gone on to buy a few more of and many more products,

For me joyful bundle is amazing idea and something to look forward to each month trying out all the new products and some favourites.

We give to a 5 ***** rating

If any of you guys want to have a look I will leave the link here so you can check them out

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