Having sex after having a baby or even with older children in the house is a mission in itself, we all get the urge to have a 5min quicki...

Having Sex After Kids! ft. LoveHoney

Having Sex After Kids! ft. LoveHoney

Having sex after having a baby or even with older children in the house is a mission in itself, we all get the urge to have a 5min quickie while the kids are watching Paw Patrol and the nuggets are cooking, but we all know that you need more than that for a relationship to keep alive! So we've collaborated with Lovehoney to show you how to spice up your sex life after having kids!

Clothing: Simple sexy lingerie or even a new bra and pants set can get you some good action, he may still love you in your breastfeeding bra and sweatpants but making an effort will definitely make it more fun and exciting, pick a simple lacy bra or even a baby doll to cover you mum-tum if you want to.

Sex Toys: Some of you may be shocked or even a virgin to toys in the bedroom but toys are a brilliant way to spice up your sex life, a smile vibrator can make the world of difference for both of you check out these vibrator gift sets from Lovehoney.

Light Bondage: A blindfold or some handcuffs can really spice up the moment, maybe even try using a feather tickler for some added sensual moments. If you like more than this Lovehoney sells a wide range of bondage toys and accessories.

Massage: Who doesn't love a massage right?! Well, i do! and  Lovehoney sells a lickable massage oil, it's absolutely amazing and tastes good too! It's always nice to get a massage and 99% of the time turns into sex, just don't fall asleep!

Sex Cheques: Some of you may be asking 'Whats a sex cheque?' or some may have used them before but they are essentially a cheque you write on, you put what sexual deed you are offering and give them to your partner to 'cash in' whenever they want, you can be so adventurous with this and have lots of fun.

Romance: Romance is in the air! at least it will be soon! You love your partner and they've probably been at work all day and crave some TLC, well nothing screams I love you like a bath full of bubbles and a glass of wine to share together, set the mood and maybe light some candles, play some music and just relax in each others company...maybe it will lead to something more ;)


Lovehoney Wild Weekend Mega Couples Sex Toy Kit Review:
Having Sex After Kids! ft. LoveHoney
So as part of my collaboration with Lovehoney they sent us a couples sex toy kit to review, it is a brilliant kit, with 11 specially selected toys for sexy fun in endless erotic combinations, including an all-time favourite rabbit vibrator and dinky butt plug for first-time anal fun, we had lots of fun with this kit already and it has really spiced up our sex life, my favourite toy has to be the vibrating cock ring as its pleasure for both of us and nice and small so it doesn't get in the way. The set really is worth the money and we will definitely be buying more from Lovehoney, the packaging was so discreet and I had no idea what it was until I opened it, Overall I would give this set a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone! (and that's honesty they don't tell me to say this!) 

Oh, plus the kit comes with jiggle balls ladies! Tone up that pelvic floor ;)

Let me know in the comments if you have some tips on having sex after having kids?!

Much Love
Mumma
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*This is a collaborative post with Lovehoney, These are my own opinions and reviews*

I’m Beth, 34 years old and a mother to one little boy, Charlie, who has autism.  I have suffered from an eating disorder on and off since...

Guest Post: A Letter to my Eating Disorder


I’m Beth, 34 years old and a mother to one little boy, Charlie, who has autism.  I have suffered from an eating disorder on and off since my early 20s but this particular cycle has been occurring for the past 3 years.  I am currently approaching my discharge from ED services after almost 2 years in outpatient treatment and a short stint as a day patient.





I'm just writing to tell you that it needs to be over.  I can't do this anymore.
You've taken so much of my precious time, time that I can never get back.  
You convinced me, made me believe that you cared about who I am, about what I want and need.  
But you don't care.  You have NEVER cared.

For the last three years, I have tried so hard to meet your unrealistic expectations of what you believe a woman should be.  I have focused on nothing but wanting to please you. You have let me torture myself, let me think that all of this is me, because of me.  If I were just that little bit thinner, or more glamorous?  Or if I looked better in a bikini?  Then perhaps you'd be happy? Perhaps you'd say “Yes Beth... You are finally perfect!”
But you never will. I will never be “perfect” enough for you.  It doesn't exist.

And despite the fact that I am so angry at you for destroying my life.  I know that I will miss you. That's how truly messed up this situation is.  For the longest time, you've been the closest thing I have had to a best friend.  Some of my favourite moments and memories are those when it's been just you and I.  Not needing anyone or anything. Our dirty little secret. Us against the world.

But missing you can't be enough to keep me here.  The longer I stay the less chance I have of making it.  I know this. I've known it for a while but I think before I was just too tired to care.  I've made the mistake of making my life all about you. So much so that I'm not even sure who I am now.  It's like I can't think or breathe without you inside of me. You've possessed me and I let you. But you can't have any more of me. And even though my newly found fighting spirit may only be a tiny flickering in the distance; I will not blow it out. I will not let you convince me to blow it out.  

I know there will be days when walking away from you will be the hardest thing I have ever done.  I know that you'll remind me that I need you. I know that there will be days when the idea of running back to the comfort and familiarity of you will be excruciating to ignore. But already, just imagining the possibility of being free from your grasp gives me butterflies in my stomach.  

Perhaps I will always wish I could have done more.  Perhaps I will always wish that what I have done to myself, to this body, was enough for you.  Why couldn't you love me the way I was? The way I am? Why was it never enough?

But you don't answer.  You never answer.

So I'm just writing to tell you that it needs to be over.  I can't do this anymore.

Yours No Longer Yours

Beth Anne

If you want to connect with Beth you can find her here: http://www.mynameisbethanne.com/




Summer holidays are here!! Have you got a plan? I've been looking online for a planner or something for the kids so they know what t...

Summer Holiday Activity's Ft. Twinkl

Summer Holiday Activity's Ft. Twinkl


Summer holidays are here!! Have you got a plan? I've been looking online for a planner or something for the kids so they know what they're doing each day so they still have a little structure! (my kids are a little loopy without structure)

I found this great little summer holiday calendar on Twinkle where you can plan every day for the little ones and make it so easy for them to know what they're doing each day :D  

The Callander shows weeks and days of the week so you can write an item in every box to show them what the plan is,  really love this and thinks its a great idea for all half term breaks.


Also, I found this awesome little summer booklet where they can document their summer, the middle pages of the booklet have 'what I did today' sheet which obviously you can print multiple of if they fill it up quickly, its great to get them writing and reading too because they get forgetful when having so much fun.
on the front is a great picture to colour in and personalise with their name too!

Lilli loves the calendar and booklet and will definitely carry on using them all summer as she loves to know what we're doing that day, its great to give her some structure now that she's off school.

The summer resources are amazing on Twinkl and we have so much fun with them too! Go check them out and let me know what you think below :D

Much Love
Mumma
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*This is a collaborative post with Twinkl*

Hello everybody! I'm Chloe and I blog at Chloe Elizabeth , and I love to talk about all things fashion, lifestyle and mental heal...

Guest Post: How I Live with Depression and Anxiety


Hello everybody! I'm Chloe and I blog at Chloe Elizabeth, and I love to talk about all things fashion, lifestyle and mental health. I am currently a psychology graduate from Birmingham (UK), and I am passionate about ensuring people with mental health issues are supported correctly. If you are interested, please do head on over to my blog! I have been suffering with a generalized anxiety disorder since I started University back in 2014. Though, this was something I did not seek help for, until December 2017 when I was in my final year and really struggling – it was at this point that I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I restarted talking therapy and started taking sertraline. At the moment I probably appear to be quite high functioning, sertraline has really helped me and I’ve discontinued talking therapy (long story!) but here are my three tips for living with it and continuing to grow, and this is advice I’d give to someone even without a mental illness, as we all have mental health remember!

Mindfulness and Meditation

I’d recommend mindfulness to everybody who is anxious, depressed or is getting burnt out. Mindfulness and meditation are somewhat different, but I find both incredible useful. Mindfulness is based around taking more time to be in the present, to what you’re thinking and why you’re thinking. If you’re getting overwhelmed, take the time to sit and think. What am I thinking, and importantly, why am I thinking this? Realising why is the key to being able to look for a resolution to the issue, which can often be very deep rooted. Meditation, on the other hand, involves sitting and paying attention to your body. It does require being mindful but you’ll need to take time (even 5/10 minutes) out of your day to formalize it., so have a play around and see what works best for you. There are many ways to meditate and my favourite is to sit on my floor, legs crossed and eyes closed, and to listen to a meditation YouTube video. I’m aware that many people use the Calm and Mindfulness apps, so try them all out and see what works for you!


Recognise Your Needs: Keep Busy but Don’t Overwhelm Yourself  
It can be difficult to find a balance with this one, but I’ve found from personal experience, if you’re sitting around with depression, it can encourage you to think, think and overthink. Overall, this tends to make things worse and I’ve found it really useful to throw myself into my blog. I do keep busy with it but there are weeks/days where I’ll see myself getting overwhelmed so I’ll sit back and take a break. Mindfulness really comes into play here, as you’ll need to sit back and realise whether you’re doing too much or too little and try and adjust this accordingly. Eventually, you’ll become more acquainted with what you can handle doing and adjust to a schedule that works for you.


Integrate Exercise into Your Daily Routine
I know, many of us find exercise difficult to do, as day-to-day lives are generally busy. But, it’s really important to eat nutritiously and get some exercise into your routine. My routine at the moment is to walk to my bus stop instead of catching a second bus to get me there, but I’ve actually taken my bike out of the shed and once I’ve brought a helmet, I’m going to start cycling through the park to get to work. I’m very excited to start doing it! I’d recommend taking a look through your daily routine and look at how you can start integrating exercise into that. Do you work in an office? Could you walk to a park on your lunch break to eat some food? Some people will do exercises at their desk, but personally I think it’s better to get out and get some fresh air, as this also helps me.


Of course, it is important to look at the severity of how you are feeling. If you are feeling suicidal then I’d recommend seeking help from your GP and if necessary, call a mental health helpline, who are fantastic listeners (I’ve used them before and I couldn’t recommend them more!). I see these tips more as ‘maintenance’ rather than a cure for mental illness, so please don’t take any drastic action such as stopping medication or counseling based on my advice.


What are your best practices for living with mental health issues and improving your general wellbeing? I’d love to hear your thoughts! You can contact me on Twitter or Instagram, or leave a comment in the box below!

Thanks for reading Chloe's guest post and keep checking back for more posts just like these!

Mumma
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Summer holidays are fast approaching and we're all finding things for the kids to do, the little ones have plenty to do but the olde...

Keeping 'Tweens' Entertained This Summer

Keeping 'Tweens' Entertained This Summer


Summer holidays are fast approaching and we're all finding things for the kids to do, the little ones have plenty to do but the older ones are much more tricky, you cant just put them out in the garden and they'll get on with it, oh no they're much more tricky than that!

In these past few years Older 'Tweens' are more and more besotted by technology, I mean, I'm not much different at 26, I'm constantly on my phone or computer, my whole work revolves around it so it cant be such a bad thing to let them get used to, after all, we're in the digital age!

Add caption Are you ready for this summer? I am! It's always fun but also really stressful, so I've found all these family eve...

Whats On This Summer: Great Yarmouth And Surrounding Areas

Whats On This Summer:
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Are you ready for this summer? I am! It's always fun but also really stressful, so I've found all these family events to keep the kids entertained and you sane for a little while. And I wanted to share this amazing guide with you all so you have all the best summer events and info in one place! 
LETS GO!


We all love Pinterest, right? Well, I do and so do my kids! I always find some brilliant crafts to do with the kids, and the best part is th...

5 of the best Pinterest crafts for kids

We all love Pinterest, right? Well, I do and so do my kids! I always find some brilliant crafts to do with the kids, and the best part is they're so cheap and fun its crazy!! So here are my top 5 crafts from Pinterest.

1) The first one that I absolutely adore is to do with lego/duplo, it's so creative and forever interchangeable, it's a clock made of lego :D, it's brilliant for kids to get their full imagination heads on and make something that looks amazing but is fully functional too! It can always be changed to suit the mood or seasons and it's really simple with only a few bits of lego, a board and a clock mechanism, sounds like so much fun to make! 

https://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2018/03/diy-lego-clock.html



I love it when we do an activity with the kids and they're learning, using skills like maths, science or English without even knowin...

Learning without knowing ft. Twinkl

learning without knowing

I love it when we do an activity with the kids and they're learning, using skills like maths, science or English without even knowing they are! and that's exactly what happened when we did this activity: Playdoh Mats from Twinkl.

Playdoh mats are simple printable sheets that engage children with the fun of playdoh but also the fun of education too! We chose the Halving Playdoh Mats, and bought a small selection of fresh playdoh to play with too!

Myself, Lilli and Laten sat down and got the playdoh out ready, We grabbed the printables and got to work straight away,  we worked through the sheets by reading the instructions at the top and making the right shaped items for them, after the fun of making the playdoh items we then followed the rest of the sheet and took half away then had them guess how many were left before counting them to double check!

learning without knowing



Lilli and laten found this so much fun to do and did every sheet in the pack, then started to make different objects to go in the pictures, Laten made a burger to go in the frying pan and Lilli made apple doughnuts from the apples on the tree, They carried on playing and using different tools to half their creations.

learning without knowing

We Loved using these mats and are definitely going to print some more for playdoh play. I Loved that they were actually learning and having fun at the same time!



If you liked this check out Twinkl and be sure to let me know in the comments below what playdoh activity you'd like to try?!

Much Love
Mumma


*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Twinkl, in return, i gain a 6-month subscription to their site*

So its finally holiday season, WOOOOOOOOP! The Hotels are open, the pools are fresh, it's festival time and the weather is sweet, wha...

Holiday Season: Destination Wish List summer 2018

Holiday Season: Destination Wish List summer 2018

So its finally holiday season, WOOOOOOOOP! The Hotels are open, the pools are fresh, it's festival time and the weather is sweet, what better time to book a holiday right?!
So I've put together my destinations wishlist for summer 2018!
These are my top 5 destinations to go this summer!!

Majorca: I've been to Majorca a few times before, its safe to say I love it! its always a good, fun holiday and the weather is beautiful this time of year (I'm not a massive fan of boiling heat!) and all the hotels are open and buzzing! I love a good family holiday, so a hotel that has good activities, a decent kids club and of course an all-inclusive bar are all top priorities for us! I'm a sucker for a cracking deal too, I mean who isn't?! So why don't you check out Majorca Holidays Here and get a brilliant deal too ;)

Disney Land Paris: Now if you don't know me or my crazy family we LOVE Disney, nothing compares to visiting a Disney park and it's even better when you can get there in just a few hours on the Eurostar, And plus side is that the weather is about the same as a British summer, there's so much to do and see and even if you don't want to do Disney then its only a short train ride into Paris! So if you are a Disney fanatic like me check out Magic Breaks Here!


disneyland paris


UK Breaks: I Love a good UK break, a little chalet, log cabin, caravan or even a tent is so much fun! There are so many great places to visit, London, Scotland, Wales, Brighton, Manchester, Nottingham, even my little hometown of Great Yarmouth!
There's more than likely a Haven around or even a Centre Parks or if you want even cheaper why not just get a b&b beside the sea! 
Look At Haven Holidays Here.

Florida USA: I know I know, back at it with the Disney! But Florida is absolutely my favourite place on the whole entire planet and it's not just Disney, Its Universal, The Hogwarts Express to Universal Islands and it's Seaworld, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens and so many amazing cool shops and restaurants, Florida isn't just about going to Disney World but it definitely is fun! And coming up soon is 4th July and the most amazing fireworks and festivals! I'd definitely recommend Florida to anyone and also to stay for over a week! Take a peek at some Florida Holidays Here.

Germany: I've only ever been to Germany once on my life and it was -17 degrees and I was really ill so didn't get to do a lot at all! 
But Germany in the summertime looks so incredible! Such lovely weather and so much to do too! Keep your eyes peeled for festivals and celebrations throughout the summer like Rock In The Ring in July and Lollapalooza in early September, why not check out some Germany Holidays Here.
germany


Let me know what destinations are on your wishlist in the comments below and have an amazing summer holiday!!


Much Love
Mumma
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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I will earn money for this*

Children worry, just as adults do, maybe not about the same things but they still get that anxiety and sometimes it can really change th...

The No More Worries Kit ... A Review

no more worries kit


Children worry, just as adults do, maybe not about the same things but they still get that anxiety and sometimes it can really change their world upside down.

The Irish Fairy Door Company have a brilliant solution for this, The No More Worries Kit, the kit includes a mini worries plaque, a feelings journal and some prompt cards, now if you haven't seen the other items that The Irish Fairy Door Company sell your in for a treat, Other items include a worry plaque, fairy doors, tooth fairy sets and even fairy garden accessories. 


no more worries kit


The No More Worries Kit is one of the latest arrivals from the company and we were lucky enough to be sent one for a review, so whwn it turned up I sat down with my 9-year-old and explained about the worry fairys and how they can take worries away, I talked about using the journal to write down her worries in so she could share them with us if she wanted too, and then finally we spoke about the cards, the prompt cards seem like a fab idea, they have small prompts on them so if the child doesnt know how to approach the situaton they can find the appropriate card and show it to an adult so they can help talk about it.

Safe to say Megan still has that magic believer inside her and thought it was amazing that the fairies were going to help her with her feelings, Megan is very complex and keeps a lot bottled up sometimes so this has been a fantastic little tool to get her to open up about it.


no more worries kit


About the plaque: If you haven't already seen the large worry plaque you probably don't have a clue what I'm on about, the plaque has a light that turns red when the fairies are listening to their worry and then turns green when they have taken it away, there is now a large and a mini version of this plaque but the set we reviewed had the mini one which has a retractable clip so can be taken on the go.

"Place your thumb on the included 'No More Worries' Mini-Plaque and think of your worry. When it glows red, the fairies are listening. When it turns green, you know they have taken your worry away!
The Mini-Plaque has an extendable cord and clip so you can bring it with you and use it anywhere!" - The Irish Fairy Door Company

Megan has certainly used this a lot over the past few days and I really think its starting to help her want to talk about whats going on more, She has clipped the plaque to her book bag so she can take it to school to and we have encouraged her to share her feelings with her teachers too.

I really think this product is amazing and will really get children talking about their worries more. 

If you liked this product head over to their facebook page and give them a thumbs up and also let us know in the comments :D


Much Love
Mumma
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*Disclosure: I was sent this item in exchange for a review, all opinions and thoughts are honest and my own*