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Why I am not surviving the school summer holidays

The school summer holidays are almost here and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone. I was shocked to check the school diary to discover the school will be closing in about a week. For a funny reason, I thought they were closing a few days after, but that’s not the case. The twins have had a wonderful first year at primary school. They have grown so much and have learnt a whole lot. I can’t believe how quickly they are growing. Sometimes I wish I could press pause on life; it feels like they are growing too quick! Which is why I have decided not to survive the school summer holidays. I have decided to make the most of it, treasure the 6 weeks we have together and enjoy every bit of it.

 

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Why I am not surviving the school summer holidays

Back in the day, when it came to school summer holidays, it was a mixture of excitement and dread if I am being completely honest. I mean it is a whole 6 weeks holiday and my kids are very active. They behave better when there is a routine or stuff planned. We all don’t cope well when we go days with nothing to do but sit at home, and I am sure it is the same for many other families. We leave in a little village so there isn’t much to do here. The only soft play centre we had was sadly closed down some years ago, so there aren’t really activities for the kids to do nearby, except play in a playground, park and ride bikes/scooters outside.

However, I have made up my mind to enjoy the break and not survive it. Children are only young once, and the foundation is really important. I am from the school of thought that you should only have the number of kids you can deal with physically, emotionally and financially. So if you do that, you shouldn’t be tolerating the kids, you should be enjoying them. And if you are not, why did you have them?

 

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Having the right mindset helps

I work from home which is why I initially dreaded school holidays because I am usually unable to work from home with the kids. So I end up doing all my work at night and I wake up tired and grumpy. But this time, I am doing things different. I am going to have work planned out well in advance so I don’t play catch up and get stressed out.

Children can be incredibly draining and I know all about that with my active twins, but I believe our mindset affects us parents more than their tantrums. Having a positive outlook helps and just cherishing the moments while they are still tiny and want to spend every waking moment with you is the way to go. That is how I see it and I am going to cherish very day of our summer school holiday, even if we end up doing nothing.

Until the next post, take care.

 

 

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Win ‘Hello World’ Baby Hamper Worth £60

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Hello world! Another day, another giveaway post! This time I am collaborating with the lovely people at The Baby Hamper Company to gift a lucky reader a ‘Hello World’ Baby Hamper worth £60. I love shopping for kids especially newborns. I find their little clothing and accessories so cute.I can easily find myself shopping for kids for hours if my wallet lets me. Which is why I think this is an excellent giveaway. If you have a baby on the way or you know someone who is expecting, then you need to enter this giveaway for a chance to win this lovely ‘Hello World’ Baby Hamper Worth £60.

The Baby Hamper Company

The Baby Hamper Company was set up by 2 mums – Chloe and Christine in 2012, after they realised there was a gap in the market for unique and cool gifts that new mums needed. The products they provide are very useful and practical for new mothers, and beautifully hand-packed with love.

 

What do you get in the hamper?

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Here are the items in the hamper –

 

Bodysuit, White with printed Bunny in Glasses

Lamaze Pupsqueak Baby Sensory Toy

The Baby Hamper Company Relax Lip Balm Tin

Baby Bunting Red & White Stripe Rompersuit

Baby Bunting Red & White Stripe print knotted hat

Organic Monkey Better Belly Oil 30ml

Aden & Anais Disney Winnie the Pooh Musy Muslin Square

 

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Giveaway Rules

To enter this competition, here are the rules you need to follow –

 

  1. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Retweet this post.
  3. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
  4. Leave a comment telling me why you like to win this ‘Hello World’ Baby Hamper. Remember to include your Twitter name so I know where to find you.

 

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks. It ends 5th July at 11pm. It is open to UK residents only and you have to be over 18 years to take part. The winner will be selected randomly and contacted via Twitter, so leaving your Twitter name is very important. The winner will have 48 hours to get back in touch once selected or risk losing the prize.

Good luck everyone. Thanks for entering. You can find more giveaways to enter here.

 

 

 

 

The Kiddies Review PJ Masks HQ Launcher & Figure Set

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The Kiddies love their toys and are huge fans of PJ Masks. My son adores the show and he specifically asked for this PJ Masks HQ Launcher & Figures Set some months ago. Since he got it, he has played with the toys almost everyday. He embarks on a PJ Masks mission everyday with these toys. 

 

PJ Masks HQ Launcher & Figures Collection

The PJ Masks HQ Launcher & Figure Set features the characters from the PJ Masks show. There are 3 cars in this playlet – Catboy Car, Owlette Car and Gekko Car. The figure pack includes Catboy, Gekko, Owlette, Night Ninja and Romeo. They all come in a good sized their signature poses.

This playset is sure to keep your little ones  for hours, especially if they are fans of the PJ Masks series. My twins enjoy playing with this playset. The HQ Launcher is used as a car racing spot and they love the sounds it makes as they race the cars through. It is a lot of fun for them and I enjoy watching them play around with the cars, figures and playset.

 

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For this review, we decided to vlog it. We needed to show the playset in action so you can clearly see what it is about and what it can do. When it comes to reviews, I find vlogs are pretty simple ins showcasing the product and what it can do, which is why I am now blogging most of my reviews. I  have been very busy posting daily videos on our YouTube channel, and I am loving this new type of content. You can watch our vlog below of this playset and tell me what you think of it in the comments section below. Also, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you never miss a vlog.

 

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The playset also came with slime. You can watch the twins play with it below –

 

You can shop for the PJ Masks HQ Launcher & Figure Set here and here. Thanks for watching. Have a lovely week ahead.

 

 

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