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  • 20 Toddler TV Shows (When You Don’t Have Netflix)

    20 Toddler TV Shows (When You Don’t Have Netflix)

    Don’t have Netflix but want great toddler TV shows? Here’s 20 brilliant toddler TV shows that will help with your child’s learning and development for free.

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    Toddler Holiday (An Essential Packing List For Busy Mums)

    Toddler Holiday (An Essential Packing List For Busy Mums)

    Toddler Holiday: An Essential Packing List For Busy Mums.

    My essential packing list for your UK family holiday with a toddler is a lifesaver – well, a time saver!

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    Best Dinosaur Books For Toddlers (Girls Love Dinos Too)

    Best Dinosaur Books For Toddlers (Girls Love Dinos Too)

    Everyone knows at least one kid that loves dinosaurs! Both my girls absolutely love dinosaurs and have since they were toddlers. So I’ve compiled this short list of the best dinosaur books for toddlers and preschoolers.

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    10 Simple But Genius Toy Storage Ideas

    10 Simple But Genius Toy Storage Ideas

    If you’ve got kids you’re very likely to have a home full of toys too. And toys seem to multiply. So where can we keep them all? I’ve searched the web for the very best toy storage ideas.

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    Fun Maths Activity For Home Learning Kids

    Fun Maths Activity For Home Learning Kids

    Maths is fun. No really, it is! Give this fun maths activity a try with your kids. They will love it. And they’ll learn while they’re playing, which is definitely a winner if you’re stuck for ideas of fun maths home learning activities that also keep the kiddos entertained.

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    How To Quickly And Easily Make Puzzles For Preschoolers

    How To Quickly And Easily Make Puzzles For Preschoolers

    Making your own homemade puzzle for preschoolers is such a super-simple, quick and easy activity to set up for your kids. And it’s just perfect for rainy days.

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    Pom Pom Pick-Up: A Fun Activity for Toddlers

    Pom Pom Pick-Up: A Fun Activity for Toddlers

    Pom Pom Pick-Up is a fantastically fun game for kids of all ages. It’s also a great way to help toddlers and preschoolers develop important skills, which older kids can refine by playing too. You have to try it with your kiddos!

    #toddlerideas #toddlerplay #toddleractivities

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    How To Make A Sunflower Bird Feeder

    How To Make A Sunflower Bird Feeder

    Did you know that sunflowers make great bird feeders?

    Find out how to make a sunflower bird feeder. It’s a great nature activity for kids.

    #kidsactivity #sunflower #natureplay

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    How To Make Petal Art For Absolute Beginners

    How To Make Petal Art For Absolute Beginners

    Petal art projects are fun and easier than you might think, even if you’re an absolute beginner. It’s a great way to have some creative fun with your kids too.

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    21 Non-Toxic Toys Your Toddler Will Love

    21 Non-Toxic Toys Your Toddler Will Love

    We all know that play is a great way for toddlers to learn and develop new skills.

    But did you know that the toys your toddler plays with could contain dangerous toxins?

    Here’s a quick list of 21 toxic free toys for toddlers.

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    How I Potty Trained My Toddler In Under 3 Days

    How I Potty Trained My Toddler In Under 3 Days

    Potty training a toddler is one of those necessary stages of childhood that lots of parents dread. But potty training doesn’t have to be difficult. Find out how we did it in under 3 days!

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    Positively Puzzling with Ravensburger LOL 3D Puzzle

    Positively Puzzling with Ravensburger LOL 3D Puzzle

    GinGin was very kindly gifted an LOL 3D puzzle from Ravensburger so she could join in with their #positivelypuzzling initiative.

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    7 Reasons Why I’m Not “Homeschooling”

    7 Reasons Why I’m Not “Homeschooling”

    I’ve worked in education my entire adult life but I won’t be homeschooling my kids. Here’s 7 reasons why I won’t be “homeschooling” my kids right now.

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    Coronavirus: Should UK Parents Be Worried?

    Coronavirus: Should UK Parents Be Worried?

    Coronavirus: Should UK Parents Be Worried?
    I’ve put together a summary of information researched from experts and world-leading sources about Coronavirus and COVID-19 for concerned parents in the UK.

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    7 Reasons We Love To Play Yahtzee

    7 Reasons We Love To Play Yahtzee

    Do you play board games with your kids? We do. And Yahtzee is a family-favourite. Keep reading to find out why.

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    My Epic Parenting Fail And How I Overcame It

    My Epic Parenting Fail And How I Overcame It

    Being a parent is tough in ways you might not expect. Grab yourself a cuppa and read on to find out about my epic parenting fail.

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    Head Lice: How To Get Rid Of Them For Good

    Head Lice: How To Get Rid Of Them For Good

    Discover the most effective way to get rid of head lice for good. Find out how to check your child’s head for signs of lice, and what to do if you find any.

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    12 Best Strollers Under £200 In 2020 (Great For Toddlers)

    12 Best Strollers Under £200 In 2020 (Great For Toddlers)

    Buying a new pushchair can be a real headache. There are so many to choose from. So, busy mummy, I’ve created this handy list of the 12 best baby strollers costing under £200 to make your life a little easier.

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    A Letter From Santa! Review of Lapland Letters.

    A Letter From Santa! Review of Lapland Letters.

    Add a touch of magic to Christmas with a fabulous letter from Santa. Yes, the real Father Christmas. Read my honest review of Lapland Letters here.

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    Get Ready for Christmas By Tidying Up Using the KonMari Method

    Get Ready for Christmas By Tidying Up Using the KonMari Method

    With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to get our homes organised and ready for the avalanche of kids’ toys that are about to invade our living space. Find out how to declutter your home using the KonMari method of tidying.

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    Crafting Christmas Cards with Design Bundles

    Crafting Christmas Cards with Design Bundles

    Crafting Christmas Cards Nothing says “you’re special” more than a hand-crafted card. We’ve been busily making our own, one-off Christmas cards with the Christmas Craft Bundle from Design Bundles. Ad | This is a sponsored…

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    Help! My Toddler Hates Having a Bath

    Help! My Toddler Hates Having a Bath

    Help! My Toddler Hates Having a Bath What should you do if your toddler hates having a bath? Keep reading to discover how we’re tackling this issue with our own little bath-hating-toddler. So your toddler…

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    Ace for Colours – putting the Zing back into your winter clothes

    Ace for Colours – putting the Zing back into your winter clothes

    Refresh Your Winter Clothes It’s almost time to unpack your winter clothes now the days are getting shorter and the weather is turning colder. Keep reading to discover how you can refresh your winter wardrobe,…

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    Halloween fun for all the family at the Eden Project

    Halloween fun for all the family at the Eden Project

    Head on down to the Eden Project this half term for some spooktacular family fun for Halloween. Halloweden is a great day out for all the family. If you follow GinGin & Roo on Instagram…

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    Eco-Friendly Cards and Online Stationery from Paperless Post: Review

    Eco-Friendly Cards and Online Stationery from Paperless Post: Review

    Discover what I thought about the customisable online stationery from Paperless Post in this review. Ad | Coins were gifted to use in collaboration with Paperless Post I love the sentiment of sending and receiving…

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    I Bought a Slow Cooker and I Love It!

    I Bought a Slow Cooker and I Love It!

    If you’re like me then you probably don’t enjoy cooking all that much. It’s just another chore to get out the way, rather than a thing to be enjoyed. But I surprised myself the other…

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    How To Make Your Kid’s Christmas Extra Special This Year

    How To Make Your Kid’s Christmas Extra Special This Year

    Make your kid’s Christmas extra special this year with these fabulous present sacks from Harrow & Green. I know it’s still only October. And I know most of us are still planning our Halloween celebrations,…

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    BritMums Award Winner! GinGin & Roo: Award-Winning Blog

    BritMums Award Winner! GinGin & Roo: Award-Winning Blog

    We’ve only gone and bloody won! Yep, you read that correctly, the GinGin & Roo blog won the BritMums Fresh Voice Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2019! I still can’t actually believe it. Twenty-three hours after…

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    Blogging Awards – GinGin & Roo is a BiBs 2019 Finalist!

    Blogging Awards – GinGin & Roo is a BiBs 2019 Finalist!

    Blogging is still a bit of a mystery to me. I love to write. And people seem to like my posts. Brands even reach out to work with us. But imagine my surprise when I…

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    Discover This Hidden Gem: Places to Visit in Cornwall

    Discover This Hidden Gem: Places to Visit in Cornwall

    Cornwall is the destination of choice for many Brits choosing a staycation this summer. And who can blame them? With an epic coastline, gorgeous beaches, turquoise sea and rugged landscape there’s something for everyone. Keep…

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    Eco-Friendly Style With Hey Dude

    Eco-Friendly Style With Hey Dude

    We’re always super-excited to find brands, businesses and companies who have sustainability at their heart. So, when I discovered the brilliant Knit Collection from Hey Dude, I just had to try out their eco-friendly style.…

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    5 Simple Habits That Will Improve Your Toddler’s Sleep

    5 Simple Habits That Will Improve Your Toddler’s Sleep

    Getting toddlers to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of those parenting problems that nobody tells you about. We all know about the sleep deprivation associated with newborn babies. But the brutal two-hourly feeding cycle eventually ends and baby will start to sleep longer. Knowing how to improve your toddler’s sleep is a different parenting problem entirely.

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    Discover This Brilliant Book To Help Your Baby Learn Numbers

    Discover This Brilliant Book To Help Your Baby Learn Numbers

    Discover this Brilliant Book to Help Your Baby Learn Numbers. We all know that reading with our kids is an important and enjoyable part of parenting. But did you know that the earlier you start…

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    Six Amazing Places in Cornwall Your Kids Will Love

    Six Amazing Places in Cornwall Your Kids Will Love

    For Kids  |  Cornwall

    Six Amazing Places in Cornwall Your Kids Will Love The summer holidays are nearly here. Yay! No school run for six whole weeks. But how do you keep the kids entertained for that long? Below…

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    Six Fabulous Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Six Fabulous Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    I’m guessing most of you aren’t thinking that a Mercedes-AMG GT R is the right sort of gift for Mothering Sunday – if only – so here’s six fabulous, but affordable, gifts that are sure to put a smile on the face of the mummy in your life.

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    Education: Kids It’s Okay to Make Mistakes!

    Education: Kids It’s Okay to Make Mistakes!

    Education is a wonderful thing. Learning new things everyday is possibly the greatest feeling in the world. But what if the things our kids are learning is damaging their feeling of self-worth? Read on to discover how “perfect presentation” caused tears for my 6 year old daughter.

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    Simple Tip For Reusing An Everyday Household Item

    Simple Tip For Reusing An Everyday Household Item

    Have you ever bought a reed diffuser and wondered what to do with the small glass jar once the scent has evaporated? If you have, then read on 🙂

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    How To Be Successful: Lessons From a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur with a Multi-Million Dollar Business

    How To Be Successful: Lessons From a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur with a Multi-Million Dollar Business

    Does the name Alina Morse mean anything to you? No. Me neither. Well, not until about 11:30 this morning.

    Casually surfing the net – and being generally unproductive – I stumbled across an article from Entrepreneur. It was all about this 13-year-old girl, Alina Morse.

    The title of the article was intriguing enough for me to open it. I anticipated scanning the first few lines, loosing interest and moving on. But, I actually read the whole thing. Plus I came away with some ideas about being successful that I’d like to share with you.

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    Toddler Tantrums And What To Do About Them

    Toddler Tantrums And What To Do About Them

    If you’re a parent (or guardian) with small children you will no doubt be painfully aware of the excruciating agony caused by the public tantrum.

    We’ve all been there. Right? Happy kid one minute. Screaming public spectacle the next.

    Plus our little darlings pick the most embarrassing places and/or times to execute their high-pitched scream-a-thon for maximum impact.

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    Why I Still Buy Books and You Should Too

    Why I Still Buy Books and You Should Too

    What was the last book you bought? I mean a proper book. Made out of paper. With real pages. And an actual cover. Where you had to venture out to a bookshop to buy it. When you allowed yourself more time than you’ll admit to just looking at all the delights on offer. Picking up titles, reading the blurbs and putting them back again. Until you found it. The one. The next adventure you could enjoy in your fluffy socks with a nice cup of tea and maybe a biscuit. Custard cream, obviously!

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    Just Have Fun With Me!

    Just Have Fun With Me!

    “Don’t bring your camera mummy.” I heard the enthusiastic plea as I was busily packing a bag for our day out. “Just have fun with me!”

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    A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part II)

    A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part II)

    Last month I shared with you a must-go place if you’re ever in Cornwall. It’s a plant-lover’s paradise. You can read about it here.

    I promised to reveal the plant that made me so ridiculously happy.

    Well, take a look at the cover image for this blog post.

    Ta-dah!!!! This little bundle of spiky-succulent-gorgeousness is the plant!

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    A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part I)

    A Must-Go Place in Cornwall (Part I)

    What was the last thing you bought that made you happy? I mean truly happy. Feeling giddy, like a 5 year old on their birthday kind of happy. A stomach-flipping happiness. A thing that will last. That you will treasure. That will not end up on an internet selling site.

    Mine was a plant. Yep. A plant!

    It’s the best plant I’ve bought ever. Ever!

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    Why You Should Be A Lion Or An Elephant But Not A Tiger

    Why You Should Be A Lion Or An Elephant But Not A Tiger

    Have you ever heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well someone didn’t just make that up because it sounded cute. 

    You cannot raise a child completely on your own. I mean technically you can. But why would you? We are social creatures. Our babies need to learn to be social too. 

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    The Most Important Mama-Lesson I’ve Learned So Far.

    The Most Important Mama-Lesson I’ve Learned So Far.

    I waited until my friend took GinGin and Roo out of the nurse’s room and I cried. I sobbed my little heart out on the nurse’s shoulder. It was too much. I’d managed to hold myself together in front of the girls. But once they were out of sight, and I knew they were safe, I couldn’t hold it in any longer.

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    Toys for One Year Olds (A Quick List for Busy Parents)

    Toys for One Year Olds (A Quick List for Busy Parents)

    “What do you buy a one year old? Seriously. What the actual heck do you get for them?”

    If these words seem familiar then you may have read them in my first ever blog post where I revealed that there was less than eight days to Roo’s first birthday, and I had no clue about what gifts to get her. Well it was Roo’s big-girl-number-one birthday last weekend. And yes – before you start to panic – she did have some presents to open. The only thing I remembered about GinGin’s first birthday was that we went massively overboard with the amount of stuff we got for her. I mean it took her two days to open them all. TWO DAYS! I was determined we wouldn’t make that mistake again.

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    7 Life Lessons I Want My Daughters To Learn

    7 Life Lessons I Want My Daughters To Learn

    Seven life-lessons that I really hope my girls will learn early in their lives.

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    Girls Can’t Be Astronauts!

    Girls Can’t Be Astronauts!

    “Don’t be silly mummy; I’ll never go to space.” Declared GinGin so matter of fact. “Oh, and why not?” The question I wish I didn’t have to ask. “Because girls can’t be astronauts!” And there it was. The hammer blow to my chest. Four little words: girls can’t be astronauts. My heart was broken and I was crying inside. 

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    Crikey – It’s Happening!

    Crikey – It’s Happening!

    I’ve been putting off starting this blog for about a year now. One. Whole. Year. There are so many reasons why I’ve been the ultimate procrastinator over this little project. But, mostly, it comes down to fear.

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