Magi:Bobble Review

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For a while I had been on the lookout for a water resistant hair band, or an alternative to the dreaded elastic band! Anyone out there that goes swimming or participates in water activities will know that hair bands can loosen and slip off during swimming which is particularly annoying if your a child is in a swimming lesson.   My 7 year old daughter has been having frequent swimming sessions since the age of 5. Every week I double up the hair bands so they could stay in place. Her hair is long and straight. So when its time to shower,…

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Travelling with Kids – 10 Top Tips

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With the turn of Spring and the prospects of warmer weather, its time to get the planners out and choose a holiday destination. The first time I travelled abroad with a toddler entailed a one hour flight to Sweden for which my daughter spent the entire duration screaming. I’m sure you can imagine how delighted our fellow passengers were to be in our company.   Our so called ‘holiday’ was an eyeopener to how little prepared I was for all the struggles that a couple could encounter with a child both at the airport and onboard an aeroplane. Of course…

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Chicken and Mushroom Pasta in 20 Minutes

I‘ll be honest, I’m a massive foodie but I do not Love living in the kitchen and I can’t bear to slave away cooking for hours at a time (unless it’s an important occasion). I do however, really enjoying making my family simple yummy meals from scratch that are also quick and easy. Now when I say scratch, I don’t mean making the pasta from scratch using a food mill (if you have time to do that then good for you!). The key to quick eating is simple: always stock up on dry ingredients in the cupboard and have some sort…

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Dining Out with an Allergic Child

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My eldest child (now 7) was diagnosed with a food allergy at the age of 9 months. I recall a lovely day out shopping at Selfridges ending up at A&E of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. The offending item was a chocolate orange macaroon. I made the purchase while snooping around the delightful treats counter at the Hotel Chocolat concession in Selfridges. Being the foodie that I am, I couldn’t possibly wait until I got home to sample the chocolate goodness. So I dived into the perfectly presented box and removed a chocolate orange macaroon to curb my cravings. As…

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Garnier Ultimate Blends – An Experience

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Living in central London certainly comes with a lot of perks, one of which is that if theres a brand launch – I will know about it. During the past week, central London has been heaving with Garner Ultimate Blends branded staff handing out samples of haircare products outside every tube station, high street corner, shopping district and any areas populated with busy commuters and pedestrians. It was quite clear that there was something that Garnier wanted to shout about. So after I did the morning school run on Thursday, I picked up a hair mask sample from a Garnier…

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Holy Grail Makeup Items for Busy Mums

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Whether you’ve been up all night with a baby or woke up by an alarm at the crack of dawn to get the kids ready for school, you will want to make the hard work look effortless. But lets face it, who has 1 hour to do hair and makeup when you could put that time to better use for so many other things. For those busy school mornings when you literally have only 10 minutes for yourself to a) get dressed, b) brush the hair and c) sort out the face, I have compiled 5 makeup items that take…

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Infant Colic and Fussy Eating

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Dealing with colic is no fun business, and as a mum you mostly feel helpless in witnessing your baby crying inconsolably for hours at a time. Every child is different and will display a variation of symptoms. There is no lab test that could be conducted to aid in diagnosing infant colic. Generally, a GP will diagnose colic in an infant who appears to be otherwise healthy and gaining a steady weight. Official statistics report that Colic is affecting 1 in 5 babies in the U.K. and most outgrow it by the time they reach the age of 4-6 months. …

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New Years Resolutions – Learn To Love Yourself

  Every year on January the 1st I hangup a brand new wall calendar and sit down with a cup of coffee writing my new years resolutions. The list normally ends up being as long as my arm and I end up feeling less optimistic than when I first sat down to make the list! Over the years, my goals have included: Losing weight, starting a new diet, signing up to the gym, clearing out wardrobes, getting a new hairstyle, learning a musical instrument, resuming french lessons, the list goes on! And as the months of the year progressed I…

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Top 5 Baby Must Haves When Out & About

  There are so many times that I need to pop out of the house for literally 15 minutes to run a quick errand i.e. post office, corner shops, collecting dry cleaning, the list goes on, but am immediately put off by all the hard work that goes into the “prep” to leave with a baby. So, rather than lugging around the main nappy changing bag that weighs a ton of bricks, I’ve managed to fit all that I need in a handbag the size of an A4 sheet of paper. The items mentioned in the list below are literally…

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