Twiglet Top Tips – Benenox

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Hi and welcome to the latest in my Twiglet Top Tips series, where I share with you products or brands that I love 😊 This post is about a product called Benenox ‘Overnight Recharge’.¬†Now I’m not particularly one for healthfoody-type supplements and would usually decline collaborations on products like that, however when Benenox approached me and told me about their liquid vitamin supplement designed for those who struggle with disrupted sleep and low energy, I have to admit I nearly bit their hand off 🤣

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How Honest Should You Be With Your Children?

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As the twiglets are getting older and their understanding of the world is widening every day, I’m finding myself struggling with knowing how much to tell them about things. Fundamentally, I believe that honesty is the best policy – however, I find myself torn between wanting to be honest with them but also wanting to preserve their innocence while I still can…

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Twiglet Top Tips – Bopster

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The latest in our Twiglet Top Tips series is a lovely company called Bopster. Recently, we were really lucky to be sent some luggage from them. We were already big fans of this brand so I was chuffed when they contacted me to ask if we would like to try out some of their range 😊 Continue reading

A Little Ramble About Reward Charts

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(📷 by my friend Lisa – @littlenathanp on Instagram 😁)

 

Reward charts. Such a popular parenting tool. We’re trying one out with the twiglets at the moment, yet I’ve always felt quite conflicted about them. I’ll try to explain why I have some reservations about them in this post… 😊

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Five Reasons I’m Probably Not Very ‘Instagram’

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I don’t really consider myself to be very ‘Insta.’ I mean, I post on there (a lot – probably too much 😂) and I love it (again, probably too much 🙈) but I don’t always feel like I necessarily ‘fit in’ as such. I’m not saying this as some kind of pity party for one or anything – it’s just the way I see it. And actually I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t really mind 😊

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An Emotional Morning, A Destructive Child and Losing My Sh*t

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I’m currently sat in Costa with a coconut latte and a toastie, enjoying a rare couple of hours of peace and quiet. It’s half term and the twiglets are at a Playball camp for the morning. I’m trying to relax and appreciate the time to myself but I can’t help but think about the fraught, stressful few hours we had before we left the house earlier…

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Leaving My Job

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This post is probably going to be a bit of a ramble so please bear with me!

So I’ve quit my job! 😱 I actually resigned back in November but couldn’t really say anything until now as the children I teach (and their parents) didn’t know. I have pretty mixed feelings about it to be honest – on one hand, I feel hugely relieved as I wasn’t happy, but on the other, I feel a bit of a failure and like I’ve given up. Throw in a huge amount of anxiety about the future and what I’m going to do with myself, and my head’s a bit all over the place at the moment.

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Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

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I thought I’d share a few of the twiglets’ favourite toys at the moment – not sure if anyone will be remotely interested but I just figured there could be some useful ideas for anyone looking to buy birthday gifts (or Christmas gifts if you’re insanely organised 🤣) for 3- or 4-year olds 😊 So here we go…

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A Few ‘Alternative’ Memorable Moments as a First-Time Parent

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I thought I’d share a few of my memorable moments of first-time parenthood so far. I’ve used the word ‘alternative’ because they’re probably not the moments you might expect – baby’s first smile, baby learning to walk etc. Not those ones. These are probably a little more… silly. But sometimes it’s the silly little things that can make a significant difference to your life and how you feel about this crazy rollercoaster called parenting 🤪

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Twiglet Top Tips – The Chilli Pickle

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Welcome to the latest instalment of my Twiglet Top Tips series – where I recommend places, products and brands which we love and would like to share with you all 😊¬†Last week we were lucky enough to be invited along to have lunch at The Chilli Pickle, a street-food inspired Indian restaurant in Guildford.

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