My child wanted to be Barbie and now she can be!

A few years ago, when my preteen was in the thick of her “Barbie craze”, she wanted not just to have as many Barbie’s as we could afford. She also wanted to be Barbie. Retrospectively this is really funny, because obviously she couldn’t change her appearance but.. At 5 – the imagination is not limited. Emilie believed if she wished hard enough, was good enough, and did enough chores (or whatever I told her) she could have blonde hair and blue eyes like her role model – Barbie.



How we use Baby Dove to combat an eczema flare up {+WIN a mini hamper}

Summer is a difficult time for eczema sufferers, in my experience, sweat really aggravates sensitive skin in the worst way. As I have mentioned many times before, Baby Dove really did change things for us in terms of Daniel’s sensitive skin. Being diagnosed at 10 weeks old was heart-wrenching for me, we have since found a really good skin routine. This includes managing his sudden flare ups, as well as keep his skin healthy all year round.


How do you combat sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep. I know as mom’s we just assume this as part of the package, children = lack of sleep. Realistically it is – whether it be babies, teething toddlers, or just sleepless nights worrying if you have in fact made the right decisions for your child/children. Sleepless nights become a way of life. Something you just adjust to. Do you know though how badly this affects your body? More importantly how are you supposed to function when you are sleep deprived? I’ve done some digging for all of us!

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Carnival and Super Hero Fun Run/Walk {+ WIN tickets}

Can you picture a stream of Superheros along side the Beachfront and in our beloved Happy Valley? What an amazing sight! If you can’t picture it then you definitely need to keep reading. St Francis Hospice is hosting a SuperHero Fun Run or Walk for those of us whose running skills are zero (like me). It will be held on the 3rd of March starting in Happy Valley at 07:00, down Marine Drive and ending in Happy Valley again. (3kms not so bad at all!) Excited? Me too!

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