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Welcome to the 30th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our April team and to all of you for making every week so successful!
Please share your Easter-related posts (and non Easter posts) here with us this week on Turn It Up Tuesday. Easter is right around the corner and we’d love to hear how you’ll be spending it. Will you be baking? Share your recipes. Will you be going to church? Share your beautiful outfits. Share anything at all with us.

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long read more

Book Power! The Magic Of Story

Books Are Magic
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The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it

James Bryce

When I heard that the lovely Kate from Family Fever, was hosting a carnival with the theme ‘My favourite things’ I knew, not only that I had to join it, but that mine must be about books.
For you see, I love books.  And not just in a while away a few hours flicking through some pages kind of way.  Books are so much more than a hobby; they are pure magic.   From the moment I open the cover of a brand new book or breathe in the smell of other worlds or swashbuckling adventures in some ancient tome, I am read more

Asthma kills | The Day I could Have Died

Asthma Kills
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Did you know that asthma kills 3 people every single day?

I did, but I still did not take it seriously.  I have suffered with asthma since childhood.  Sometimes it’s been well controlled, but more often than not, it hasn’t.  This is partly due to the fact that I haven’t always been rigorous in ensuring I take all my medication regularly.  I haven’t avoided triggers as stringently as I should have done and I have fallen into the trap I complain about all the time.  So many people do not take asthma seriously.  People expect asthmatics to just take an read more

The Blogging Mums Club Carnival: The Great Outdoors

A beautiful Spring day in the Great Outdoors
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The Blogging Mums club is a fantastically welcoming group for blogging mums.  Not only is it full of inspiring posts to read, but you’ll find support from knowledgeable bloggers and great parenting tips too! It is so often assumed that mummy bloggers are all the same but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.  If you’re a blogging mum, do head over and join our facebook group.  I’m certain you won’t regret it!

To celebrate the variety in the blogs of our members, the lovely Debbie O’Connor from Motivating Mum UK launched the Blogging Mums Carnival read more

Grown Ups Don’t Play

Grown ups don't play!
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Will you still be my Mummy when I’m a grown up?
When I’m as tall as my Daddy and can reach right up there?

I will still play with Lego, just like my Daddy
And I’ll still run and run, getting faster and faster.

I won’t live somewhere else, I just want to stay with you.
And I’m not getting married or going to work.

I want to jump on my bed and pretend I’m a lion,
Splash in the puddles, spend hours looking down drains.
I will crunch through the leaves and make castles with boxes.
I love to read more

Trying To Conceive After Miscarriage: Two Week Wait (2ww) Symptoms

Trying To Conceive After Miscarriage
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I’m definitely a 2 week wait forum addict. Many an evening have I spent trawling the internet, trying to discover whether any of my myriad of feelings are systematic of pregnancy. Annoyingly, the majority of early pregnancy symptoms mirror pre-menstrual symptoms, so it’s any woman’s guess really.

What I have noticed with most of the ttc forums though is that so many ladies post their symptoms throughout the two week wait but they seldom report back on whether they were pregnant or not. read more

Turn It Up Tuesday

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Welcome to the 28th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our March team and to all of you for making every week so successful!
And welcome our April team this week!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

TUT hosts

And welcome our awesome guest hosts!TUT April co-hosts

Interested in co-hosting? If you are interested, please complete this form. Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We’re now accepting co-hosts for October & read more

Book Review: ‘Just What Kind Of Mother Are You?’ by Paula Daly.

Just What Kind Of Mother Are You? Paula Daly.  Published By Transworld Books
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What if your best friend’s child disappears? And it’s all your fault.

Lisa is perpetually busy, so much so that she has a tendency to be a little forgetful.  When her daughter falls ill and cancels a sleepover arrangement with a friend, Lisa forgets, not just to let the girl’s mother know, but that the whole arrangement ever existed.

Then the girl disappears.  Lucinda is 13 years old and missing.  But she isn’t the first.  Another girl had disappeared in similar circumstances, only to turn up read more

Happiness And Enjoying Life: Far Too Busy And Important!

The Pace Of Life: Far Too Busy And Important
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It is not enough to be busy.  So are the ants.  The question is:  What are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

Busyness  - or the perception of busyness - seems to be an evermore present thing in our society and to be absolutely honest, it’s starting to drive me around the proverbial bend.
Clearly, I am not one of these uber-busy-super-humans so busy they barely have the time to breathe.  Hell, they’re even busy in their dreams.  I had the time to spend five minutes looking up the word busyness in the dictionary so convinced was I that it didn’t exist.  I then spent a further half an hour or so read more

Trying To Conceive After Miscarriage: Is There Hope?

Trying To Conceive After Miscarriage
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I want to start the second post in this series chronicling our journey to conceive after miscarriage, by expressing my heartfelt thanks to all the people who took time to comment on my post about recurrent pregnancy loss.  I was overwhelmed by the kind words of my readers and so grateful to the many ladies who were kind enough to share their own stories with me.  I really hope we can all support each other during these difficult times and that everything works out for all of us.  I read some wonderful stories from women read more