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Hello! I'm Amelia, UK based Blogger and Freelance Writer talking honestly about motherhood and family life. After finding out I was pregnant in my third & final year of uni, I set this blog up to share my journey as a first time mum and to share our big move from the city to the coast - we are based in our first family home in Kent. I hope you enjoy my my personal posts as well as some of my published family + parenting articles!

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Challenge Accepted: 7 Days of ZENB Vegan Snacks!

It’s safe to say that we enjoy a snack in this house and that’s why I was super excited to team up with ZENB. ZENB offer plant-based, organic veggie sticks and snacks and pride themselves…

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Getting Ready for Nursery/Pre-school

For some of us parents, the time has come for our babies and toddlers to start nursery or pre-school. With September now in reach, many of us are starting to think about getting our little…

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Fun and easy indoor activities and play ideas

Staying in is the new going out – for the foreseeable future anyway. For us with children, it can be a little daunting thinking about how we can keep our little ones from climbing the…

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Putting my life insurance into place with Love Insured

This post is in collaboration with Love Insured. For many of us, making sure our loved ones are protected if the worst was to happen, is something that we know we should get sorted, but…

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How I potty trained my 2 year old: Potty training advice & tips

Potty training. So it’s a big deal. Some children have it figured out at 18 months, some at 3 or 4 years,  but one thing I’m certain we can all agree on is that it’s…

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10 Christmas Activities for Small Children

We are now in the final month of the year which means only one thing, Christmas is coming! It’s not just the older children that are wowed by all the magic and excitement, babies and…

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Top 10 Parenting Apps to Boss Your Way Through the First Year of Parenthood

There is an app for absolutely anything these days. And new parents haven’t been left out either. There are hundreds and hundreds of baby apps out there designed to help new parents, or even parents…

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Our first family holiday: Packing tips for baby or toddler

Last month we went on our first family holiday where we stayed at Domes of Elounda in beautiful Crete for a press trip collaboration. It was mine and my partner’s first time on the island…

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Autumn Activities For Your Baby or Toddler

Cozy knits, crisp colourful leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes (when you get a minute), Autumn is here. Babies and toddlers love anything new and exciting so introduce your little one to this wonderful season through…

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Birthday Gift Ideas For 2 Year Old

You will be pleased to know that most 2 year olds aren’t picky. While they are excited by anything new and noisy, when it comes to gifts I’ve learnt that toys that need lots of energy…

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Bringing Baby Home: Tips for the first week with your newborn

The eagerly anticipated wait for your baby’s arrival is finally over and it’s time to take your bundle of joy home. What will be the happiest time of your life, will also be very overwhelming.…

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Our family photo shoot with Toby Carvery

After lots of messages from people sending me their screenshots after spotting us on social media ads & posts, I thought it was about time to share exactly what we got up to in May…

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Days out: A packing list for a stress-free day

Ok stress free. I may have lied a little. There is no guarantee that a family day out with the kids will be at all, completely, stress-free but here’s to hoping that it may come…

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Taking your little one swimming: Tips & what to pack

Swimming is a super fun activity which is not only an essential life skill to introduce to your baby or toddler to, but something that the whole family can get involved in. Making swimming part…

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Surviving a summer pregnancy: Tips on how to get through it

Dreaming of a cold winter’s day or ice on tap? A summer pregnancy can leave you feeling less than glamorous and have you questioning why you ever took those winter months for granted. You are…

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10 Things To Do Before Your Baby’s 1st Birthday

I cannot believe as I am writing this Arlo will be 2 in two months! Brought all the memories back when writing this for Zippyup!    Dear new parents. You’re exhausted. Your world has been…

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5 Pregnancy Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

No, I’m not pregnant! I originally wrote this for The Bamboo Baby Company  but wanted to share as these were five of must-haves I particularly found useful during my pregnancy! Sometimes we can get so…

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6 Positive Ways to Emotionally Prepare for Labour

This article was originally written for Babymoov.  It is important to recognise that no labour is the same. Every women’s experience is different and that’s what makes childbirth an incredibly unique experience for each family.…

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Essential clothes you really DO need for your newborn

This post was originally written for Zippyup. Just when you think you have got everything you need for your new baby, something else pops up. For parents-to-be, the newborn essential shopping list can be a…

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Children’s Party Ideas: Trending themes for a magical day

Planning a children’s birthday party is a chance for you to get really creative and there is lots of fun to be had prepping for their big day. Top party trends, popular themes, and messy…

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The problem people have with bi-racial kids, still.

Imagine walking through the airport with your child and having a report filed against you because a stranger has reported you to the police for human trafficking. That was the reality for Cydnee Rafferty, New York…

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Swapping the city for the coast: How & why we made the jump

I never really pictured myself moving out of London, but I think we can all agree that when you settle down and have a family, your plans change. It’s not just yourself that you have…

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Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog

If you would have asked me what fine motor skills were a year ago, I would have guessed it was something to do with cars. It wasn’t until as a first-time mum I started buying…

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Interracial couples: Why they aren’t as common as you think

Here’s a stat for you. Interracial couples account for 7% of all relationships in England and Wales. You might not even think about interracial relationships, you might not even notice them in the street. But…

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