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How To Donate Hair to The Little Princess Trust

Have you heard of The Little Princess Trust? It’s a fantastic charity who make real hair wigs for children who’ve lost their own due to cancer treatment, using donated hair. You can read about the fantastic work the Little Princess Trust do here. A few weeks ago, Ava decided to donate some of her hair (at my suggestion). Thea wanted to donate hers too, but it wasn’t really long enough. So we also took her to get her hair cut, at Lifestyle Salons, where I normally go. They  ...

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Ava, Life & Style

How to Hold a Homemade Creative Birthday Party for Kids

Ava is eight! It’s hard to believe that this time eight years ago, Ryan and I were sitting at home with a teeny baby, in shock that we were actually parents! This year we opted for a kid-friendly homemade creative birthday party, as she is a really creative kid. We arranged mug decorating, biscuit decorating and pizza making with her best girlfriends. In fact, this is the first year she hasn’t put any boys on her invite list. A sign of things to come, I guess. I spent a long  ...

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My Favourite Family, Things I Love

A Magical Sleepover with Teepee Parties

Once upon a time there were two little girls, who were desperate to have a sleepover in a tent. Their dad put up their old, saggy tent in their playroom, but it kept falling over, as it was only made of beanpoles. The younger sister lasted about ten minutes before asking if she could sleep in her own bed. The older sister lasted a little longer. But within half an hour, they were both tucked up in their bunkbeds. The end. Not a very magical sleepover, sadly! Luckily, Alicia from Teepee  ...

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My Favourite Family, Things I Love

Book Review: She Persisted Around The World by Chelsea Clinton

Being the mum to two girls, I am doing all I can to educate them about women’s rights. This includes the struggles they have had to get education, the vote and other liberties we take for granted. Of course there is still a loooooong way to go to get equality, but I think it’s important to let them know how lucky they are compared to girls in lots of other countries. I’ve been sent a copy of Chelsea Clinton’s new book She Persisted Around The World: 13 Women Who  ...

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