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    Birthday Pizza Party: Celebrating Lauren’s 4th Birthday

    I’m not really sure how Lauren came up with the idea for having a birthday pizza party when her 4th birthday rolled around, but if I had to guess, Peppa Pig, Blaze & The Monster Machines or Paw Patrol must have had something to do with it. We knew it was going to be hard to top Lauren’s 3rd birthday party so we decided to do something totally different this year. We were keen to host it again at home (as we have worked very hard to create a lovely garden to entertain in) but instead of inviting her whole nursery class we asked Lauren to select a few close…

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    Gift Ideas for a Four Year Old

    My daughter is turning four in a couple of weeks – I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. How has it been a year since her last birthday? I am beginning to get organised when it comes to buying her a few bits and pieces and I thought I would share with you some gift ideas for a four year old just in case they help you out too. I have kept everything well under £25 as I don’t believe that spending big bucks is guaranteed to get a gift they will enjoy and actually play with (quite the opposite as I have found to my dismay!). 24 Piece…

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    Lauren is 3!

    Lauren has just turned three, and I wanted to blog a little bit about my special girl. I know it’s the done thing to ask “where has the last year gone?” whenever your child has a birthday. But if you’ll allow me to be honest, I have found the terrible twos very challenging, so I can’t say the year has flown by. I am looking forward to the next year with a threenager – it may not be easier, but at least it will be different. Don’t get me wrong… she is an amazingly bright, funny, cheeky little girl but she/we have been dealing with some big emotions over the…