Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Baby Suffering With Colic? You're Not Alone

Having four kids, I have had my fair share of ups and downs, sleepless nights and moments of panic where I just didn't know what to do with myself or my little one. I remember feeling very alone at times, not wanting to burden others with my troubles. One of those times was when Gracie as a baby was suffering with colic.

Baby colic or infantile colic is described as when your little one is in distress/crying which last for more than three hours a day and more than three days a week. Obviously this is just a guideline, your baby may cry more or less.

Colic usually starts within those first few weeks of your babies life, an already tough time for parents as they try to adjust to a new life/new routine. I myself remember walking round in a daze sometimes from being so tired.

Infacol want to offer parents some much needed help and support. They have opened up a virtual colic support clinc. Here you can type your questions and get video answers from a medically trained midwife.
infacol virtual colic clinic

"We know that anxious parents are turning more to online research as GPs are unavailable late into the evening, which is when colic can hit. Infacol want to give new mums and dads someone to turn to when in need of thid extra suport and guidance, at any time of the day or night" says Nikki Khan, Infacol's expert midwife.

The site also features :

Is it colic test? : You are able to go through a set of questions to determine whether your baby is suffering with colic or whether it may be something else causing your little ones symptoms.

Helpful colic videos : Showing things like baby massage, tips on breastfeeding and much more.

The best thing I think is that this site is available to you 24/7, so if you are up and worrying with your baby at 3am, you can pop your computer on and hopefully get some advice that will put your mind at ease. Much better than just googling for the answers (something I recommend you not do!!).

Just remember you are most certainly not alone and these moments won't last forever.


Disclaimer : I was sent a thank you goody bag for writing this post however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Going Greek With Ella's Kitchen

I have always been a fan of Ella's kitchen and I have been lucky enough to work with them in the past. This lovely company are forever expanding and have recently introduced a new product to their range, 'Yummy Yoghurts Greek Style'. I was lucky enough to be sent one of each of the new flavours for me  Layla to try and some goodies to help us get into the Greek spirit of things.

Ella's Kitchen yummy yoghurts greek style

My girls are huge fans of dressing up and couldn't wait to be made into tiny titans. We were provided with a sheet, a golden rope and a wreath, all we needed to do was get a little creative.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Weird Fish Canvas Bag Giveaway

I was lucky enough last week to have the opportunity to review a couple of items from the range that Weird Fish stock. Stylish and comfortable everyday casual clothes, perfect whatever the whether. Well I am happy to let you lovely readers know that Weird Fish have kindly agreed to let me give away one of their beautiful bags.

The Truffle Wax Canvas bag is worth £45 and is currently only available in store.

This is a sturdy but lightweight utility bag.

With plenty of room inside, it includes a zipped main compartment, an internal zip pocket, as well as phone slot and front and back pockets.

It is edged with a gorgeous leather trim and has a sllightly distressed look about it, giving it a vintage feel.

The adjustable canvas strap makes it perfect for just about anyone.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Read With Me #15

Hi there. Welcome to this weeks #ReadWithMe. Thanks so much to everyone that linked up last week, there was a good selection of books, both adult and childrens that were recommended, I've added a few to my to read list.

I thought I would highlight a couple of my favourite posts that linked up last week.

The first post is from Happiness in Learning. She talked about just why she loves books, the feelings they envoke in her, I could relate to a lot of what she said.

The second post is from Umeandthekids. She wrote a wonderful post all about bedtime stories and just why you are never to old for them. Something I completely agree with, books are important whatever age you are and good story at night time certainly doesn't hurt.

This week, even though I still have well over 100 books to be read on my kindle, I actually decided to re read the 50 shades of grey series. Do any of you like to re read books? Do you have a go to book that you will quite happily read time and time again??

Now it's time for the link up. If you are new here please take a look at the introduction post. If you are regular, you know the drill :) come and link up all those book related posts, new or old, reviews, personal posts, all are welcome. It is appreciated if you take the time to comment on atleast 2 other posts that link up and as I always I would really love it if you could display my badge. Happy reading.


Love Lines by Diana Nixon - The Blog Tour

Last month saw the re release of Diana Nixon's book Love Lines. I was lucky enough to review another one Diana's books The Souls of Rain, so I was really excited to be able to join in with the blog tour to let you know a little bit more about this book.
The synopsis
The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about Dever, a kingdom of mysteries and magic.
Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.
Everything changes the day Eileen receives an invitation to join the ranks of Dever’s students.
Nothing will ever be the same again…
New life, new friends, new enemies…
love lines diana nixon
And love so powerful that no magic will be able to destroy…

The book is all about the paranormal. 
Eileen Clark is a normal girl as far as she is aware. A couple of weeks before herself and her long time friend, Amanda Fairey, are due to leave for university, she starts having these recurrent dreams/nightmares. Someone is with her in these dreams but who?
Undecided on what they mean, they seek out a fortune teller, a lady who later turns out to be not quite as she seems.
"You are marked by the fire, your wings are shining in the sunlight"
Still just as confused, Eileen is then invited to a school that she has never heard of, Dever.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Project 365 Days 96 - 102

Almost half way through April and we are now into triple figures for days of photo taking, I have to say i'm quite proud of myself for keeping this up!! Well this week has been the first week of the Easter holidays and it has been fairly busy. With visits from my nan and grandpa and my nephew, a touch of baking and lots of playing in the garden. Oh furniture moving as Layla and Freya are now sharing a bedroom and currently a bed too, oops.

Day 96

Gracie was practicing her pout, Freya drew her latest picture, Elise invented a new game and Layla was trying to work out this new gate thing that doesn't seem to open for her.


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