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Five boring gifts your kids will love you for

practical gifts for kids - uk mummy bloggerEveryone knows that children are a fickle bunch. They’re over the moon when you buy them a specific toy they’ve been pining for, and then toss it aside as soon as they see a new commercial for another.

There will be a point when you will decide, as a parent, that it’s time you start investing in your child’s future in more concrete ways that they might not get at the time, but which they’ll be thankful for when they’re older. This article goes through five possible ideas.

A savings account

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BonPrix Bang on Trend and Price for Mum’s

fashion for mum's

There’s no denying that remaining on top of the latest fashion must have’s when you become is not top of the priority list.  Most of us spend those early weeks and months worrying about breastfeeding clothes, anything that hides our post baby lumps and bumps or how many days can we get away with wearing an outfit before it starts to show stains.

That’s pretty much how I stayed for me for several months after having Miss Roo and even now 5 years later it is far easier to go shopping for her than it is for me and I detest clothes shopping so much I do 90% of my shopping online in the comfort of my own home.  That way at least I don’t have to deal with hideously grim changing rooms and the embarrassment of the store having no size 16’s on the rails.  That doesn’t mean I don’t want to look good though and try to follow what’s hot on the high street.

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Sainsbury’s Super Tough School Uniform

back to school uniforms - uk mummy bloggerOk so the kids may have only just finished school but already the back to school offers on school uniform have started in the supermarkets.  I have to admit I buy pretty much all Roo’s school uniform from Sainsbury’s.  For the last year despite rough and tumble, outdoor play, paint, mud, rain, snow, crayons, baking and anything else kids can throw on it her two dresses and two skirts have stood the test.  The creases lasted and not one piece of uniform looked faded or jaded come the end of term two weeks ago.

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Practical, Stylish Luxury Emmaljunga Changing Bag

Emmaljunga Baby Changing Bag ReviewWhilst Miss Roo might be nearly 5 it’s weird how we still find uses for her battered and stained changing bag.  It’s a godsend when we go on family outings as it literally takes everything we need in it from spare clothes, to wipes, to food, to toilet roll for emergency car stops, hats, sunscreens, my wallet, mobile phones and cameras.  It’s stood us well being only a freebie from Boots and I have to admit I never hankered after a luxury changing bag.  After all kind of what’s the point.  It’s a changing bag, it inevitably gets covered in baby mess, vomit, food stains and dragged on the floor as it languishes in the bottom of the shopping basket on your buggy.  I have friends who have spent hundreds of pounds on so called ‘yummy mummy’ bags only to have them get wrecked and then moan about it.

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Win Tickets to Lollibop 2013!

lollibop-2013Here’s the competition you’ve all been waiting for a chance to win tickets to LolliBop.  Lollibop, the UK’s biggest kids festival, is returning for 2013 to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Taking place from 16 to 18 August, the incredible line-up – all aimed at children under the age of 10 – combines some of the hottest names in kids entertainment, as well as hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive areas.

lollibop 2013

Activities and acts confirmed, include Cbeebies superstar Justin Fletcher (Saturday and Sunday only), Dick and Dom, Roald Dahl Museum & Storytelling, London Urban Arts, Skylanders SWAP Force, Shaun The Sheep Championsheeps, Peppa Pig, Science Museum Live, Postman Pat, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Titan the Robot, The Go Go Go Show, Transformers, Poppy Cat, Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew (Friday only) and Cloudbabies.

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