My Little Pony “Friendship is Magic” DVD Review

March 6, 2015 in Childhood, Entertainment, Giveaways, Reviews, Toys, Videos by Emma Day

I remember My Little Pony from my own childhood. I had the ponies and brushed their manes and I watched the brightly coloured cartoon on TV. I had a My Little Pony themed bedroom with curtains, bedspread and even a toy box covered with My Little Pony fabric. It’s funny
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World Book Day

March 5, 2015 in Childhood, education, Parenting, School, toddlers by Emma Day

Today is World Book Day and most people’s social news feeds are full of children dressed up as different book characters. Bunny’s school aren’t dressing up for it, as far as I know, but that’s just as well, because she’s not at school. She woke up this morning, got ready
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My big personal challenge for 2015

March 3, 2015 in #EmmasArmy, Charity / Awareness, Fitness, Radioactive mum, Sport by Emma Day

In 2013, I challenged myself to run the 5k Race For Life, whilst I was battling Cancer. At the time, I hadn’t ran in about ten years. I achieved my run, in forty degree sunshine, in 42 minutes and felt very pleased with that. I also raised over £1300 for
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Toddler led potty training : potty training twins with a developmental delay

March 2, 2015 in Baby development, child development, Health, Parenting, toddlers, Twins by Emma Day

You’ve all heard of baby-led weaning, you may have heard about baby-led potty training (but the less said about that, the better I think), but I’m going to tell you about toddler-led potty training. I know, I know, I said I never wanted to be one of those mothers than
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A family of bookworms

February 23, 2015 in child development, education, Shopping by Emma Day

We have become a family of bookworms. I have always loved books, but only really find the time to read, when I travel, which has actually been a fair bit recently. Last year and the year before I attempted the Read52 project… to read 52 books in one year. I
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Does technology make us lonely and needy?

February 22, 2015 in Blogging, controversial, Mental health, Technology by Emma Day

I just read a transcript from a talk at TED by Sherry Turkle and it both fascinated me and resonated deeply with some of my own emotional struggles. I felt compelled to blog about it straight away. It was all about the impact of technology on real life relationships. How
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We know we are a blogging family because…

February 19, 2015 in Blogging, Family, Humour, Technology, Working parent by Emma Day

I’m almost three years into blogging and I love it as much now as I did in the beginning. If not more. I have learnt so much about technology over those three years that I could probably write a book about it. I had never considered myself a pro-blogger before, as I
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Bunny’s first week at a new school

February 12, 2015 in child development, Childhood, education, Family, Parenting, School by Emma Day

Recently we won our appeal to move Bunny from a school 6 miles away (half an hour in traffic), to a school 6 minutes walk away. We were thrilled, but only had a day and a half to get used to the idea, before the move happened. I rushed out and
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Bebo Berude : A parent’s outrage at the new Bebo and an epic #PRfail

February 10, 2015 in controversial, Entertainment, Parenting, rants, Technology, Uncategorized by Emma Day

Bebo, the social network which was hugely popular approximately 8 years ago (when I was pregnant with Bunny), before nosediving into the realms of failure, is back with swagger… and a bad attitude! The online app, is promoting it’s creative avatars, combined with hashtags, which returns images. The new slogan is
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Tiny’s weekend in hospital with Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP)

February 9, 2015 in Charity / Awareness, Childhood, Health, Medical, Parenting, toddlers, Twins by Emma Day

Last week, Tiny was poorly. At the start of the week she had a fever and a sore throat, so we kept her dosed up with Calpol and Ibuprofen. On Wednesday night, we took her to the out of hours doctors, when she developed a purple dot rash on her legs, which didn’t
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