Sunday, 31 October 2010

DaisychainBaby's 2nd Birthday BAFFLE for The Children's Trust

On Wednesday 3rd November, online eco-friendly kids store will be hosting a second birthday baffle (bash and raffle) in honour of The Children's Trust.

The FREE event, taking place at London's Museum of Childhood from 6-9pm, will be a fantastic evening as we celebrate two years of trading and raise funds for our chosen charity partner.

Join them for champagne, nibbles, networking, the chance to win some great prizes in the massive charity raffle (with all proceeds going to The Children's Trust) and to buy fabulous products from the collection at heavily discounted prices (10% of all sales made on the night will also go to The Children's Trust).

Register for a FREE ticket. For more information about the event, email Lins Drabwell on 

Raffle prizes donated by:
  • Lynda Harvey, The Wine Place 
  • Danny Maddocks, Baby’s First Calendar 
  • Shan & Peter Hutchins, Mad Moo Toys 
  • Liz Burton, Me & My Shadow Blog with Little Beau Ltd. 
  • Marie McAllister, Dolly Dimples   
  • Jacqui Dobor, Daisy Hampers 
  • Cheryl Grottick, Precious Nappies   
  • Lynn Hogg, More4Mums 
  • Laura Jane Quick, Candles & Cards for All Occasions 
  • Sue Acton, Bubble & Balm   
  • Sarah Collins, Chocadores   
  • Brenda Cuby, Babygrowers   
  • Tanja Drayton, Bodywork Studio 
  • Clara, Clara Therapies 
  • Kelly Parsons, Kelly’s Impressions 
  • Kathryn Martin, Delapole Events 
  • Sam Jones, EllieBelle Designs
  • John Lakey, Candlelight Creations 
  • Penny Amey, Trunki


I Don't Care

I originally wrote this post earlier this year for Mumstop, this blog doesn’t exist anymore. After readings Liz’s post on Living With Kids this morning, Why Do Some Mum Abuse Others Online For The Choices They Make? I decided to repost this on here.

There seems to be a lot of mum bashing going on at the moment and not only by the press. 
The worst offenders seem to be mums who see themselves in different camps and attack each other. Well I for one am fed up with it, we should be supporting each other not judging and belittling each other’s choices. We’ve all been guilty of it, including me, well no more!

Here is my list of things I don’t care about

  • I don’t care if you bottle or breastfed your child. As a mother it is your decision, do what you feel is best for you and your child.
  • I don’t care if you had a c-section, gave birth with no pain relief or had all the drugs you could get. Your child was brought into this world by you, they way it happened doesn’t matter.
  • I don’t care if you are a SAHM, WAHM, Working mum. Again do what is right for you and your family.
  • I don’t care if you’re a teenager, in your 20’s, 30’s or 60’s, if that’s the age you are when you have your baby so be it. The age you are doesn’t make you love a child any more or less.
  • I don’t care if you co-sleep, sleep-train your baby or use controlled crying, if it works for you and you get some sleep, go for it.
  • I don’t care if you do baby lead weaning or you weaned with purees, go with what you feel comfortable with. I also don’t care if you make it all yourself or use readymade jars.
  • I don’t care if you dress you children in designer clothes, clothes from Next, or Asda or hand-me downs. It really doesn’t matter where you get their clothes from, they will stain them with something orange.

I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care, so stop caring what I’m doing and get on with your life. I am not hurting me child, she is not neglected, or starved.

Mums stop arguing and judging and start supporting each other. 


Friday, 29 October 2010

Friday Song - Halloween Special

This weeks Friday song is Halloween themed.

Its from one of my favourite Halloween family films, Hocus Pocus.

Here is Bette Midler singing I Put A Spell On You 


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

How Much Fun Can You Have With A Cardboard Box?

Apparently loads if you're BG!

Last week after we had been to our toddler group and BG had spent half her time playing with the toy kitchens I had a flash of inspiration and made our own kitchen at home.

I got one of the many cardboard boxes we have at home, turned it upside down and drew two circles on the top for the hob rings and some little circles on the front for the knobs and added an oven door.
Its not pretty but it does the job 

BG loved it and spent ages playing with it, she cooked me dinner and made me a cup of tea.

When she was bored with the cooker, she turned it the right way round and it became her car and then a boat.

It became a toy box at bedtime.

This morning she turned it on its side and it became a cupboard and she has been putting her plates away.

I wonder what it will become next?


Friday, 22 October 2010

Friday Song

Today I'm off being me! I'm going to the Baby Show in London to meet my bloggy friends and have a good chat. 

I'm then off to a gig with my dad in the evening. We're seeing a band called Alter Bridge, I'm loving their new album. I've seen them before and I'm really looking forward to seeing them again, rocking out and being Carol for the day.

I will leave you with a softer song from them as they can be a bit heavy, its called Watch Over You. 


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

9 Minutes

Every 9 minutes a child in a developing country dies from Maternal and Newborn Tetanus (MNT). Yes that’s right every 9 minutes!! That means by the time you have finished watching Eastenders or Coronation Street 3 children would have died.  That’s a very sobering statistic.

For the second year I have asked to be involved with the Pampers/Unicef one pack = one vaccine campaign, this year is the One Big Kiss virtual campaign.

I’m not going to ask you to buy nappies, all I want you to do is click this link and you will not only receive a virtual kiss but you will donate one extra vaccine, you will help save a life.

Over 100 Million lives have been saved already by this campaign, it really makes a difference.
So I’m asking you to click the link, tweet about it, send it to your friends, post it on Facebook, help us save their lives. 

Help protect them from MNT.

Thank you all in advance.
Pampers UNICEF Team 1


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Its Been On Of Those Days

Today has been one of those days with BG; she has really been testing the boundaries. It’s been a cold and wet day so we haven’t been out and I’m ready for a bath and bed.

Here are some of things BG has done today that makes me want to pull my hair out:-
  • Screamed for no reason
  • Refuse to have her bum changed
  • Removed her socks, then leggings and refused to wear any bottoms all day
  • Requested lunch, ate a bit then threw it on the floor and requested ice cream
  • Shouted for cake and when I said no shouted for a biscuit
  • Tried to take her nappy off
  • While doing some magic painting she tried to drink the dirty water, when I asked her not to she tipped it all over the book
  • Demanded Pepper Pig to be on all day
  • Screamed every time I left the living room so she had to come with me
  • Ate her yogurt with her hands and got it all over her.
  • Put grapes in her mouth than spat them out so they hit the floor
  • Tipped her dinner out all over her highchair tray and mashed it up with her hands

It’s been a long, never ending day.

Now where’s that chocolate!!


Monday, 18 October 2010

Music Monday - Diva Fever

Yes I watch X Factor, I admit it, I'm not ashamed. My favourite group is Diva Fever who got sent home this weekend.  

I love the camp cheesyness of them, so here is them performing on Saturday night singing Barbara Streisand 


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Another Bad Mummy Moment Brought To You By New Mummy

Yesterday as BG tried to escape up the stairs, I grabbed the back of her trousers to stop her. That made her trip and head butt the wall! 

She now has a bruise on her head, how terrible do I feel? Bad, bad mummy!

A frozen yogurt tube cheered her up (she thinks it's Ice Cream!)

Sorry BG mummy didn't mean to hurt you. 


Friday, 15 October 2010

Friday Song

My best friend is going out for her birthday tonight, I'm not really feeling up for it. I hope she has a fabulous night and can't wait to hear all about it.

My Friday Song is dedicated to her this week, have a great night N.

ABBA, Dancing Queen


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A First I Could Have Done Without.

I’ve been fortunate to witness most of BG’s firsts. Some of them have been amazing like her first smile, her first word and her first step.  Some of them not so amazing, like her first projectile vomit, the first time she diarrhoea and that first bump on the head.

I’d like to say today I witnessed an amazing first but that would be a lie, you see today we have the first incident of an object up the nose!

 What was that lucky object I hear you ask, well it was a raisin. BG has been trying to get a raisin up her nose for some time now but I can normally catch her before she succeeds, today I was too late.

I gave BG a bowl with some raisins and popped into the kitchen, which is practically the same room which means I turned my back for 30 seconds when she started crying. I went to see what was wrong and she pointed to her nose and carried on crying.

I asked her if she had put a raisin up there and she replied “no”. She wouldn’t let me look up her nose and every time I went near her she screamed. I managed to grab up and get a quick look but couldn’t see anything. I then thought maybe she’s got a blocked nose as there are a lot of colds going around. I got some tissue and tried to get her to blow her nose, which at first she refused to do.

She ran to the other side to the room, stopped, snorted and a snot covered raisin flew out and onto the floor. She looked at it and said “yuck” and then laughed. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, so I laughed with her.

After a chat with a few mums on twitter about this incident. They told me their stories of their kids getting objects up their noses and I’m really glad now that it came out so easily or we would have had another bad first today, a trip to A&E!


Friday, 8 October 2010

Friday Song

I normally do a soundtrack to my week but I couldn't find anything suitable so I've just chosen a song I love. 

I listen to Adele's album 19 throughout my pregnancy, and I often to listen to it while I'm in the bath relaxing, this is one of my favourite tracks.

Make You Feel My Love .....



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