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Saturday, 14 October 2017

My Miscarriage Story


This has most defiantly been the hardest video I've filmed in the three years I've been doing youtube.

I recently spoke about my missed miscarriage in a weekly vlog but didn't go in to to much detail. I just didn't feel it was the right time, However with Freddie being four and about to attend school I was getting them baby related questions.

"Are you and your husband wanting anymore children?"
"Are you planning another baby?"
"Is there going to be a Baby number 3?"

It was getting a bit to much and I needed to address it ASAP. 

With it being baby loss awareness week this week. I thought this was the perfect time to open up and talk in more detail about my story. I was hoping to help others that have been or going through the same thing as I did last year. 

Even though its a year on, its still an emotional thing to talk about and is still quite raw. It was a challenge to film my story and talk through what happened step by step.. it was like reliving that day all over again. 

However I don't regret it.. Im not going to lie I was so nervous to press that publish button. Its such a personal thing. But as usual Im blown away with the messages and lovely comments i have received over the past 24 hours.  

I thought I would just write a quick little post here too.. One as a thank you, If you have already watched it and left a thumbs up and/or a lovely comment. Two... incase you haven't seen it yet and to share more awareness and love a little further. 

(Click Picture To Take you To The video)

Thanks for reading 
With Love 
S xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Quality Time Before Starting School

Our No TV Mondays..

If you watch my weekly vlogs then you will know on Mondays Freddie was home with me. He attended Nursery on Tuesday and Thursday and his school nursery on Wednesday and Friday. Freddie will be starting school in September and I wanted to make the most of the few months of 1 to 1 time we had remaining.

Over the past 6 months I started a new routine with Freddie... and I call it NO TV MONDAY. As soon as we got home from dropping Taylor off at school, Freddie would be asking for Blaze, Paw patrol or Thomas to be put on. This is a routine I wanted to get him out of.. and quickly. I find once the TV's on, Its hard to turn it off again without him have a paddy.

The first few weeks we had a few problems but nothing compared to how I thought it would be. I found it easy to distract him and before I knew Mondays became a TV free day. We then spent our Mondays doing lots of fun but also educational activities together. Lunch times I make fun by having Teddy bear picnics and if the weather wasn't great we would have it in the living room.

Here are a few activities that we got up to instead of watching Tv..

On A Wet Weather day
Colouring and Drawing 
Board Games 
Hide & Seek
Read books 

On A Nice day
Bike/ Scooter ride 
Near by Park/ Country Park - Take a picnic 
Games In the garden - Hide & Seek, Looking for bugs, Whats the time Mr Woof, Finding pictures in the sky (clouds) 
Watering the plants

Im glad I decided to do the No Tv Mondays, I feel we got them last few months quality time together.  I can't believe my baby is off to school in September, How time flys..

Do you have a little one starting school next September? Would a TV free day be something you would think about doing? Do you already do something similar to this? 

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Cruising As A Family

We Will Defiantly Be Doing It Again

When we told our family and friends that we were going on a Cruise for our summer holiday this year, they thought we were crazy.

"Two weeks on a ship, Wont the boys get bored" 

Back in 2011, Mr B and I went on our first cruise for our honeymoon and loved it. We always knew we wanted to do another one but we never thought we would, especially with the boys.

Most of our family holidays probably a lot like many families, were in an all inclusive resort somewhere in Europe. Its easy, you know what your getting but we were honestly getting feed up with just making doing for the price we were paying.

Originally a cruise wasn't even on our thoughts, until I was searching on the Thomson website and came across their ships. We sat and looked though all six ships (now seven, Tui Explorer is joining their fleet in summer 2018.) We were surprised to find all the things that they had on board for children to do. For our first cruise we traveled with Celebrity Cruises on the Equinox. A stunning ship, amazing room and food, Perfect for adults but wasn't well equipped for children.

Price wise believe it or not the cruise came out cheaper then two weeks in a resort. We looked at each other and couldn't believe it. We were able to upgrade our room from an inside state room to have a junior suite with a balcony for the same money. We talked though the pros and cons of the cruise and apart from being worried if the boys would suffer with sea sickness, we knew it was the right decision for us.

We are quite the explorers on holiday, we love to walk around and see what we can find and get a real feel for the country instead of sitting in a resort every day for two weeks. With a cruise we were able to do this and the plus side was everyday we would wake up and be somewhere new.

We chose to go on the Tui Discovery 2 for a few reasons. It was the newest ship in the fleet. It had spent a few month in Malaga Port being refurbished from Royal Caribbean, The Legend Of The Sea to Thomson, Tui Discovery 2. The itinerary was the best for us, there were places we wanted to visit and hadn't visit before. It had a few added extras that I thought we would enjoy as a family and keep the boys entertained the two days we were at sea.


As I have already mentioned we upgraded our room for the same price we would have spent on an all inclusive resort holiday. A lot like all cruise ships and resorts there are many different rooms to choose from. 

Inside State Room - This is a room in the middle of the ship meaning there is no window in your room.

Outside State Room - These rooms are on the outside of the ship and have one window.

Deluxe Double - The room below ours, Same layout and also has a balcony. It is just lower down the ship on Decks 6 and 7. (The higher up the ship the less you will feel the movement.)

Junior Suite - Our Room,  Deck 8.

Suites - These are the biggest and grandest rooms on the ship, most have more then one room.

We loved our room, it was spacious enough for four of us. Great fixtures and fittings and had extras like a kettle, coffee machine and hairdryer. 

If you would like to see a room tour, here is the vlog that its included in.

Food & Drink

Something I have been asked a few times is how much is food and drink on board. The answer has always been nothing, its included. Not every cruise ship works like this. The Thomson ships are the same as going to all inclusive resorts. 

We had Eight different places to choose from to eat on board. However only five were included in the  all inclusive. 

Island - Deck 10 - This is your self serve restaurant. You are able to have breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner here.

47 - Deck 4 - Waiter service restaurant, Menu changes every night for dinner. Breakfast and Dinner are only served here.

Gallery 47 - Deck 5 - Waiter service Italian restaurant, Two menus only that ornate. Dinner Only.

The Glasshouse - Deck 9 - We didn't eat here, But i know it served for Lunch and dinner.

Snack shack - Deck 9 - This is your easy fast food pool side food bar. Served between 11 - 5

The others were Surf and Turf Steakhouse, Sushi and Kora La.

Drinks.. There was so much choice. Juices, Mocktails, Cocktails, Wine, Beers & Spirits. There were a few alcohol drinks that wasn't included in the all inclusive, However that was mostly whisky, expensive wine and champagne.

During then whole two weeks we didn't pay anything towards food and drink.


Its amazing some of the thing you see on a cruise ship and we were lucky enough to have a few on the Tui Discovery 2

The wall - A rock climbing wall open every day in the afternoon, Deck 10. Children from the age of 5 can have as many goes as they like, No need to book just turn up. Parents need to sign a permission slip. Its also FREE

MiniGolf - Nine hole family fun golf. Deck 10. Again no booking needed, Golf clubs, balls, score sheets and pencils are in a box next to the course. Again its FREE. 

Pools - One indoor One outdoors, both have Jacuzzis.

Kids Clubs -  For ages 3 - 11. Three sessions a day (Morning, Afternoon, evening) Each lasting for an hour and a half - two hours. 

For Younger children there is the Baby centre which has soft play and toys.  

For older children there is the Hideout and Game Zone which has Table football and consoles (playstation, Xbox)

Movies By Moonlight - Every night around 8pm a movie would play on deck 10 on the big screen. You were given a blanket, hot chocolate and popcorn to enjoy and keep you warm.

If you or your partner like to excise and keep fit, There is a gym on board along with a jogging track around deck 10 to work off all the food you will indulge in. If you prefer to relax.. don't panic there is also a spa. For the shoppers like myself, you have the forum.. from perfume, watches to designer bags. If your feeling lucky you can get some chips and head to the casino... 

What Have We Learnt From This Holiday & Will We Do Another Cruise As A Family?

100% Yes! We all loved it. There was something for everyone. Thomson was a great introduction to cruising for the boys.. I think we will have a mission on our hand for next year.
What have I learnt? Do more research.. Look up what there is to do in each country we will be stopping at. Have a plan, Write places down we would like to visit maybe even book a few excursions.  

Sorry this blog post is so long but I hope I have answered all your questions. If not please leave me a comment. 

Thanks For Reading

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

I Ran 5K For Cancer Research!

It was unbelievable how many people were there taking part...

I Did it...I ran 5k to raise money for Cancer Research. Ive spoken quite opening before about losing a friend to Cancer and what the charity means to me. 

This was the first year I got around to doing Race For Life so I didn't really know what to expect. Driving though Moat Park, Maidstone. To the field that was allocated for parking I couldn't believe my eyes... It was unbelievable how many people were there taking part. 

It was emotional to read everyones back plaques with who they were racing for. We saw a teenage girl running for her mum, A mother and daughter team like ourself running for their husband/dad. Some had pictures of their loved ones pinned to them and one family in particular that we saw, were running for a girl no older then 8. It was heart braking. 

I herd the Heart Dj mention that everyone that was there had raised over £30.000..... Amazing! I felt so good to be apart of that and give a little back to such amazing charity and cause. 

Its a shame that Cancer is still affect people however with the money raised.. I hope the success rates keep raising. I can't wait to take part and do it all over again next year!

I want to also just take this time to thank everyone that sponsored me, who wished me luck and for you kind words and messages. It meant so much to have you all backing me. 

Thanks For Reading
With Love

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Back To A Brunette..

I defiantly made the right decision..! 

A few weeks ago I decided enough was enough and I decided to ring the hair salon and book an appointment to get rid of the blonde hair.  For months I had been complaining about the colour and the extortionate price I was paying to maintain it.

I was paying £100 every 5-6 weeks to have the blonde redone, toned, cut and blow dried. I was never really happy with it and thought to myself why am I wasting the money. Even though I was using decent hair products, and trust me.. I have tried several over the years. My blonde just kept turning orangey! 

A few days before Mr B's party I decided thats it..! I'm going back to the salon and going back to my natural colour. I was nervous I had been blonde for so long.. Six months after having Freddie I wanted a drastic change.

I don't know what it is with me but both times after having my boys I decide to change my hair. Let me know if you did this.. If it wasn't your hair was it something else? 

This meant I had been blonde or partly blonde for nearly 4 years..! I was worried.. after having it blonde for so long would I hate being back to one solid colour?!

Honestly.. I couldn't be happier, I defiantly made the right decision. My hair feels amazing, the best its felt in a long time. It's finally smooth and looks shiny and healthy again. No more of the orangery dry frizzy ends. 

Do you colour your hair.. how often? Do you go to a salon or do it yourself at home? Have you never coloured your hair.. have you always been your natural colour? Couldn't you see yourself as another colour?

Thanks For Reading 
With Love

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Taylor's New Bed

Its more age appropriate now..

As I said a few weeks back when I shared my recent iMac purchase... We were doing a bit of a re-jig upstairs with all the bedrooms and my office/filming/dressing room.

One of the major changes has definitely got to be Taylor's room.. I wanted to make his bedroom a little more grown up but also try and gain back some space. The bed he had was a high bed with a pull out double bed underneath but was mostly used as a sofa. He had a desk which he didn't have enough room to do his homework at as it had his Xbox on. His wardrobe was packed with clothes, due to not having any draws to spread it all out...basically the room was a mess!

The bed he had really in closed the room, It took up more room them a normal bed and the dark metal frame didn't help either. This was the main reason I wanted to get rid of it and hopefully change the room completely.

I searched well know shops such as Dreams and Benson beds and didn't find anything I liked or for a reasonable price. I then thought i'll look on eBay and Amazon.. Straight away I found a bed that I thought was perfect. It wouldn't just take up less room, it would also brighten the room back up and we could also get rid of other furniture items.

I was right... Its the best decision I could have made. The bed pushes right up to the wall giving him a foot back in space. It also has a desk underneath and a shelving unit that we managed to get all his games, DVDs and books on. We managed to get rid of the old desk and put white chest of draws there instead, what also made the room gain another foot. This then helped with the mayhem in the wardrobe and also gave us a place to put his new keyboard.

Taylor is really happy with his new room, its more relaxing and he has space..! It surprising what a little re-jig can do.. the room looks completely different.

He now has somewhere to sit and do his homework, My old filming chair is also under the bed what pulls out to a single bed for guests but also gives him a place to sit and read, watch a film or play games. His clothes are nicely organised in the draws and some still hanging. He now has an area for him to keep his brush and smellies with a mirror to help him get ready in the mornings. Its perfect..

I'm hoping this room he can grow into and we won't need to change it all around now for a good few years. 

Do you love re organising rooms trying to get the best out of them? how often do you do it?

Thanks for Reading 
With Love

Monday, 29 May 2017

1st BBQ Of The Year

Finally A Sunny Bank Holiday Weekend

With it being A bank holiday weekend and the weatherman saying it was going to be nice we decided on Friday night to get a few bits in for a barbie.

Normally when we decide to do a BBQ's its either for a special occasion or invite friends and family to join us. However yesterday it was just the four of us... It was perfect.

Unfortunately its a rear occasion that we just sit and chill in the sun as a family, so I'm glad this weekend we made the most of it.

We didn't do anything fancy or exciting food wise just a few burgers, sausages and BBQ ribs. However it all tasted amazing thanks to the BBQ king Mr B. It also meant he got to cook it all in one go and we could sit together eating in the lovely sunshine.

What did you get up to over this bank holiday weekend? Did you have nice weather? 

Thanks for Reading 
With Love 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Controversial Parenting Tag

Before I begin I just want to say everyone parents differently... I would never judge anyone on their ways so please don't on mine... After all it is called the CONTROVERSIAL tag!

I have seen quite a few mothers doing this tag recently more so on Youtube then blog posts but my video schedule is full until September.. So I'm doing it here instead.

1. Pro-life or Pro-choice?
pro-choice... every women should have the choice what they put there body though. Even though abortion isn't something I would personally do, I wouldn't judge someone if they had or wanted to.

2. Baby wearing?
I never did baby wearing with either of my boys.. So I don't know if I was to have another if I would try it or not. Both of my boys were great sleepers, I had no problems with them during the day or at night, moving them from Moses baskets to cots to their beds. Therefore I wonder if I did do baby wearing it would be completely different.. would the baby get to used to being carried around by me all day instead of in their pram for naps? Also when the boys napped that was my time to do jobs around the house have a bath etc... how could I do all that if I was baby wearing? I applauded people that do but I would just be worried when it comes to the time that I could no longer do it the baby would end up being clingy. Let me know if you did baby wearing and how did you and baby cope when you no longer done it?

3. Circumcision?
No for me.. just hearing the word makes me shiver. I know some people do it for religious reasons and others for health reasons and I understand that. Its just something I wouldn't do to my children.

4. Adoption?
Hell Yes...! Unfortunately there is so many children in the world that need loving homes and families to live with. I have spoke quite openly about adoption and fostering before and its something I would love to educate myself more in and maybe look into it for the future.

5. Baby piercing?
Not being a mum to a girl I tend not to think about this to much. However I know a lot of people talk about it. I had my ears pierced when I was 3 years old and even though my mum said I kept asking to have them done I don't remember.. What I do remember is having one ear done and running out the shop crying... I don't know how she got me to stop crying and to have the other ear done, but I do have both ears pierced :) I think if I was to have a little girl I don't think it would be something I would do.. It wouldn't be something I would talk to her about unless she asked and I think I would set a age where I would say it would be appropriate from. That way she will know she made the discussion and not me.

6. Breast VS Formula?
Either... surly this breast is best nonsense has got to stop... surely the baby being feed and happy is best. I have done both so its not that I'm against or that I find breast feeding offencive... Its just something my body wasn't able to do, well not for longer then a few weeks anyway.

7. CIO (cry it out) VS other?
Leaving a baby to cry for a few minutes to see if they will settle their self isn't going to hurt them but leaving them for more then that is just something yet again I wouldn't do. Crying is the only way a baby can tell you something is wrong, So surly if the crying carries on there is something that they're  trying to tell you.

8. Smacking?
Taps on the hands or bottom yes... but no harder. Its not something I do now it was more when the boys first started getting around. This was when they became nosey and wanting to touch, eat and play with everything in sight. Sometimes saying no isn't enough especially if something they were doing was dangerous. Now they're both older and they understand the meaning of No and why we're counting to 3 its just something that no longer happens in our house, I don't feel the need for it. My boys know the rules and boundaries and if the don't behave they know they get sent to their room, no treats and items are taken away. (The last one is more for Taylor then Freddie, his still a bit to young to understand that one.)

9. Co-Sleeping?
As I said back in my baby wearing answer I was lucky both of my boys were great sleepers, so I honestly didn't find the need to co-sleep. I understand why people do it, being a mum is tiring and having a baby/child that doesn't sleep makes it more difficult. Occasionally Freddie has got in bed with us during the night or when his ill and he wants a cuddle. However when his asleep I move him back to his bed. I do this for many reasons 1. I don't want him to get into the habit of sleeping in bed with us 2. I worry about squishing him during the night as I'm a fidget and 3. There just isn't enough room. I don't know how people do co-sleeping unless they have a king size bed.

10. Home VS Public VS Private schooling?
As long as a child is educated then yet again what does it matter.. My boys are Privately educated because the schools where we live are unfortunately below average. This maybe down to the number of children they are having to take in because there just isn't enough schools in my area. Home schooling would have been something I would have looked into further if the independent school wasn't near us. However I'm not the brightest of people so they would have been better attending a public school then staying home with me. Public schools are brilliant as long as you have good ones to choose from.. As a country we are lucky enough to have free education not like others.

11. Vaccinations?
Yes.. Yet again like schooling we are lucky enough to have the NHS to provide us with free medical care including vaccinations to protects us form horrible illnesses. I do however like to check and read up on all the information before hand. It just puts my mind at rest and I then know what each jab is for and why its necessary.

12. Medicating children?
Yes, as long as its not over medicated. I myself don't take a lot of medicines I try everything I can before taking something.. EG - Headache, drink a glass of water, close my eyes for 5 minutes, pressure on my temples.. if none of these work I will then take a paracetamol. However with the children I am a bit more willing to medicate. Its very rare my children are ill so normally if they are I can tell and straight away give them something or take them to the doctors.

13. Cloth VS Disposable nappies?
With both of the boys I used disposable nappies. My mum used Terry's (I think that's what they were called) with my brother and I and they were HUGE.. I'm surprised she could find clothing our bums would fit in. However Cloth nappies have come along way since then.. they actually look more like a nappies now. To be honest the thing that puts me off them is the washing side.. I wouldn't really want to put pooie nappies in a place where I wash clothes to be clean.

These are my answers to all the controversial subjects... I would love it if you would leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on the options.

Thanks For Reading 
With Love  


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Freddie's First Bike

Once he got it, He was off.!

A few weeks ago Freddie was playing happily in the garden going up and down the paving on his  three wheeled little red trike when i noticed it was getting a bit to small for him. I mentioned it to Mr B who agreed and said it was about time we got him a proper bike.. Sometimes i forget Freddie is four, I still think of him as my baby...

That weekend we decided to pop into Halfords to see what bikes they had in for Freddie's age, height and not forgetting the right price.. 

At first we went for the smallest bikes with the stabilisers that was for ages 3-5 years.. However we thought it wouldn't last him long, he already looked to big on it and his knees where hitting the handle bars.

We then looked at the range for 4-6 years... We took one of the shelf what was a decent price and let him have ago.. He was off! There was myself, Mr B and Taylor  running around the top floor of Halfords after him. 

I was surprised by how many bikes Halfords had at lots of different age ranges and at a range of budget too. We were also lucky to get the last one in a box of the one he liked and we were willing to buy.

Freddie loves his new bike, I think he feels like a big boy.. He enjoys riding around the garden on it alongside Taylor on his bike. We didn't get the same coloured bikes intentionally but they do match which makes Freddie even more happy. 

I have taken Freddie down the beach a few times since purchasing his bike, which he also enjoys. Im hoping that the weather will soon improve so I can take him more often. Not only is it better for him to get a decent ride then in the garden but its also good exercise for me running after him. 

Do your little ones have a bike? are they older or younger then Freddie? What age will you or did you take the stabilisers off?

Thanks For Reading 
With Love 


Friday, 12 May 2017

Helping To Beat Cancer..!

Im Running 5K

This is something I have wanted to do for a few years now but unfortunately I've never got around to applying to take part... So this year as soon as i saw the TV advert it was on my to do list.

My mum is going to be joining me on the 5K Race For Life On Saturday the 8th July, in remembrance of family members and my childhood friend Vicky who we have sadly lost to cancer.

Cancer is a horrible illness and its sad to hear and see other families are still being affected by it. Cancer research is the charity that is first on my list for any donations I can make. Weather thats a £1 in a box in supermarkets, donating clothes and now running can be added to the list. 

I have an online fundraising page where I have set myself a target of £200 to raise for Cancer Research before I run on the 8th of July. If you would like to sponsor me I would really appreciate it, even if its £1 every £ helps - My Fundraising Page

Im really looking forward to it and Im glad my mum decided to keep me company around the track. Mr B, My nan and boys will be there to support us and enjoy the day too. Lets just hope its not going to rain...

Thanks for Reading
With Love

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

My New Gadget

After months of saving.. I finally had enough to by myself an iMac

Last Sunday my dream become reality... I know its sad but I never thought the day was ever going to come. Since starting my Youtube and Blogging journey I have always wanted to get myself an iMac. I  actually started saving for one around two years ago now... I almost had the correct amount but I ended up changing my mind and bought a MacBook Pro instead. 

I know, I know... but honestly I wouldn't say I made a mistake.. Many perks came from it actually. I was able to edit on iMovie instead of movie maker, It was lighter to take around with me then my old laptop, it was much quicker and it also got me used to how Apple computers works... its completely different to windows. 

After a year and hour I decided to start saving again and this time I was going to get myself the iMac. I suffer with back problems and sitting on the sofa with a laptop on my lap wasn't helping. I wanted to change my filming room/ Dressing room into more of an office and an iMac would make the perfect feature.

I wanted a desk where I could sit and work on a comfy chair and help my aching back... Over the past few weeks we have basically been taking part in changing rooms... Literally! We been moving furniture from one room to another.. building a new bed.. re-organising.. skip and charity shop runs.. you name we've probably done it! 

My office is finally taking shape and as I said Sunday was the day where my eight months of solid saving had paid off, I had enough to get my iMac! 

So far so good... I love it. It works exactly the same as my MacBook Pro.. it was quick and easy to set up, its automatically uploaded iMovie and other programs I have on my MacBook and most of all my back isn't aching while I writing this :) 

I hate to make ups excuses but this maybe part of the reason I have not really written here much lately... by the time I have edited my videos I'm not comfortable enough to write a blog post too. I hope now that I have this new work space with my new computer, my Blog won't take such a back seat.  

*I don't want this post to come across bragging in anyway, I just wanted to share my recent purchase*
*iMac 21.5 inch with Retina 4K display 

Thanks For Reading
With Love 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Turning Four....

His no longer my baby!

Last week Freddie Turned Four... Where has the time gone......Before i know it, it will be September and he will be starting school.

Over the past six month everything has just seemed to click for him. His understanding and Speech has come on leaps and bounds. He is showing more interest in activities for his age group.  His mental and physical ability has also shocked us.

Upping his days at the school nursery was defiantly the right decision, His development has been incredible.

His birthday this year was on a Thursday, which is one of the days he attends nursery. I decided to keep him home for the day knowing from next year i don't have the choice as he will be attending school. Mr B also took the day off to spend it with him. We didn't do to much as we decided Sunday we would go out and celebrate as a family. So the morning we spent indoors where he opened all his cards and presents and then went out for a lunch before returning home to watch Cars 2 and Thomas.

When Taylor returned form school i cooked a KFC inspired dinner and we all sat together in the living room having a carpet picnic. Of course to finish the boys had Jelly and ice cream and before bed we sang happy birthday and Freddie blew out his candles on his Blaze cake.

Sunday we took a trip to our local Frankie & Bennies and Hollywood bowl to have some lunch before playing two games of bowling. Both we really enjoyable yet extremely busy. However we were luckily enough to have been designated to a VIP lane that made bowling more enjoyable.

I know Freddie enjoyed not only his birthday but Sunday also. Next month my first son will be turning 10....he will be in DOUBLE DIGITS.... shocking....

how old are your little ones, what age are you dreading them to reach?  

Thanks for reading 
With Love 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

BBC CBeebies Magazine

Perfect For Pre-Schoolers

When I was younger I remember every Saturday my Nan buying me a magazine. I loved going down to the corner shop and picking one out and spending my weekends reading it. I wanted to carry on this tradition when i had my own children, however I never found a magazine that i thought was really worth the money and had enough learning activities within it.

Last month I was contacted and asked if i would like to receive and review the BBC CBeebies magazine. I thought to myself why not... To be perfectly honest i wasn't expecting anything different to the other magazines i had flicked though on my many shopping trips to Asda. 

However when it arrived i was presently surprised. I received the Big Colouring Issue and it came with a selection of crayons, pencils and pens. I flicked though to see there was so many learning activities, stories, stickers and colouring pages. This magazine had it all. 

Finally I found a magazine that was perfect for pre school age and actually had activities that would help for when he started school.

Now the magazine had to go to the real critic... Freddie.

Its OK for us parents to want to find something fun and educational for our children, But is it really worth it if they don't like or have fun using it. 

I didn't need to worry... Freddie loved it, even all the learning activities. He loved seeing so many different characters from the programs he enjoys watching.

The CBeebies magazine is such a great idea to get if you have a child the same age as Freddie. Most of the activities within the magazine are for hand and eye co-ordination (colouring, Letter writing, placing stickers) however there is also lots of thing to challenge them, (questions for them to answer and Games) Then to end all the fun there is a few stories to read as well.

CBeebies magazine is out every fortnight and ranges in price... This week i bought Freddie the next issue which was £2.99 and was an Art special.

Do you buy your children Magazines.. if so which one? Now you have read my review on the CBeebies one would you purchase it?

Thanks For Reading 
With Love
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