Weekly Update – 11/04/2017

Weekly Update – 11/04/2017

Last week seems to have flown by in a blur, certainly was not the easiest of weeks we have had, so time for my weekly update. I will start with C, I mentioned last week about her breathing problems and taking her to out of hours, on Tuesday she was really bad and I was so worried and stressed.  I phoned my GP and got the dreaded receptionist, you know the one and refused to do anything, so I hung up and dialled 111, who were great and I did…

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3 Tips To Help Your Baby Start Talking

3 Tips To Help Your Baby Start Talking

          One of the most exciting stages of parenthood is when you finally hear your baby’s first legitimate words, most commonly, “Mama” and “Papa”. It gives the parents an indescribable feeling of joy and relief that their baby has finally reached an important milestone.   With that in mind, if you want your baby to start talking as soon possible, then you are on the right page. Most experts worldwide have come to an agreement that helping your baby talk as early as possible is very…

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Android Parental Control App – The Way Parents Can Moderate Kid’s Digital Use!

Android Parental Control App – The Way Parents Can  Moderate Kid’s Digital Use!

            Technology and mobile devices have made us doubt about the benefits they can bring to our children. What is best, children with or without gadgets?   Today, it is very common to see children with mobile devices. Be a Smartphone or Tablet, we are surprised to see the degree of knowledge they have to manipulate them without any difficulty, even better than an adult.   But doubts are hovering most parents, who see in technology a gap in which the "gadgets" represent an innovative means of entertainment and learning for their children, while a…

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How we cope with ME/CFS

How we cope with ME/CFS

As regular readers know, my Daughter C is 13 years old and has been living with ME/CFS since new years eve 2015, in those few moments her life changed forever.  I thought as it has been a while since my last full update (apart from my weekly updates where I always mention how C is), it is time to fully update on how we are getting on and just how much all our lives are affected. I have written about what ME/CFS is, and if you are unsure you can…

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Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

We are now a week into the new year, and time to restart my weekly updates again, I have had so many people ask me to start posting them again, and what better time to restart than the start of a new year. This week has been very quiet, but very busy, I will start of with updating you on C, she restarted school on Thursday, so a nice gentle return to normality for her.  She has struggled all over christmas and up until Wednesday I really did not think…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Kids From Vaping

4 Tips for Keeping Your Kids From Vaping

The proof is out there, like the adult population, more teens and adolescents are trying e-cigarettes. For many these numbers are troublesome. However, while the popularity of e-cigarettes has increased, the incidence of smoking among teens has been dramatically reduced. According to a CDC report, teen smoking is down 9.2%. This is the lowest these numbers have been in decades. While the use of e-cig has risen with adolescents and teens, it has also steadily gained popularity with many adults. This means the increase in e-cig use in the younger…

Blogtober Day 22 – My Biggest Accomplishment

Blogtober Day 22 – My Biggest Accomplishment

Today is Day 22 and todays topic on the blogtober challenge, is all about my biggest accomplishment, this one was easy to think about. Becoming a Mum has been my biggest accomplishment ever.  Those who are regular readers will have seen my post last year, and recently reshared for babyloss awareness week.  If you missed my post you can find it here, and you can see why. I became a Stepmum, before I became a Mum so had to jump in feet first, pull up my sleeves and get on…

Jungle Jam Review and Giveaway

Jungle Jam Review and Giveaway

One of the greatest joys you can teach a child, is the love of books.  They are never too young to enjoy a story, even as babies they love the bright colours and hearing your voice.  This is something all mine have enjoyed, story time is a special time to sit and have a cuddle and read a story, especially a new book where you can talk about what you think is going to happen and watch their imaginations go into overdrive. I was very lucky to be contacted to…

Smile For ME

Smile For ME

As regular readers ill know, my Daughter has been diagnosed with ME/CFS this year.  It has been hard on us all but C has coped so well coming to terms with her illness and diagnosis. I have not really updated much lately, she is now back in school for 3 hourly lessons a week, we have tried to increase but she just can not cope with the increase at the moment.  Last Wednesday, she crashed and was in bed suffering all day.  Thursday she was determined to go in for…

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You? For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture. I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet. I am also Mum…