At first, when Kayla’s dad and I broke up and began co-parenting I would probe her, hound her with a million questions. Where were you? Who were you with? How long were you there for? Who is she? (more…)
Month: November 2014
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Are you looking for a healthy alternative for the little babógs this Christmas? Your toddler will love the Organix Goodies selection box full of tasty and organic snacks. Thanks to their No Junk Promise you can rest assured they contain no unnecessary artificial ingredients.
The selection box is suitable for children over the age of 12 months and inside your little ones can create their own pop up winter farm scene. The Organix Goodies Selection Box is available for a limited time only this Christmas and includes five yummy and delicious treats.
1 x Blackcurrant & Apple Fruit Stars
1 x Raspberry & Apple Fruit Moos
1 x Raspberry & Apple Soft Oaty Bar
1 x Mini Gingerbread Men
1 x Alphabet Biscuits
The Organix Goodies Christmas selection box is €3.76 and available from Organix, Boot UK and Asda.
I have THREE Organix Goodies selections boxes to GIVEAWAY!!
To enter COMMENT below and tell me what your toddler or child’s favourite snack is.
Giveaway closes the 5th of December at 6pm. Winner will be contacted directly and announced on the My Little Babog Facebook page.
**Disclaimer: I was giving this product to run a giveaway and for reviewing purposes only. This does not affect my honest opinion.
Marie the owner of Bobby & Belles after many years trying to source affordable and unique clothing for her little boy decided to set up her own business distributing inexpensive and timeless pieces. Bobby & Belles and has continued to source beautiful one-off pieces sourced in mainland Spain that regularly sell out. The range includes newborn, girls and boys clothing from tights, dresses, onesies, jumpers, trousers and even hair bows from age 0-7.
We recently received a beautiful floral navy and white dress from Bobby & Belles to review. I don’t normally get clothes online for Kayla, personally I like to touch and feel the quality and verify Kayla likes the the dress too. Even at four, she has her own sense of style and knows exactly what she likes to wear.
The dress arrived last week and once opened she had to wear it straight away. The dress hit below her knee and cupped at her wrists, no cardigan necessary for the winter months. The quality and durability of the fabric is outstanding, it’s washed really well and did not lose shape. The dress costs €17.95 and is worth every penny. I would certainly buy from this store in the future.
I love my dress. It’s lovely and warm. I look like Laura from The Little House on the Prairie. I wore it to my friends house and she loved my dress too.
Bobby & Belles have lots of unique outfits for girls and boys on the website you can check them out HERE. Use voucher code MYLITTLEBABOG for 10% off at checkout (valid until 18th of December). Bobby & Belles also have a frequently updated facebook page you can check it out HERE.
**Disclaimer: I was giving this product for reviewing purposes only. This does not affect my honest opinion.
As featured in my Mummy Christmas Gift Guide, Irish company A Present For My create beautiful illustrated books for little people to give to big people.
Telling a short story of the difficulty trying to find the perfect present, the child decides to get a pair of socks that hidden within the book.
The colourful book is available for mum, dad, teacher, uncle, aunt, grandpa and grandma.They make the perfect gift for any small child to a big person. They come beautifully wrapped with a tag and the book is hardback so the quality of the book is excellent.
A present for my books are available to purchase in Avoca and Gifts.ie. Harvey Norman, Arnotts, Meadows & Byrne, Blarney Woollen Mills, Carraig Donn, Kilkenny Store, Meaghars Pharmacy, Cara Home, Sam McCauley Pharmacies, McCabes Pharmacy and all good bookshops.
I have a present for my dad book to GIVEAWAY to one lucky reader. Any dad who enjoys reading to his small will really appreciate and adore this bundle of cuteness.
To enter comment below and tell me your smalls favourite story book, easy peasy!
Giveaway will close at 8pm on the 2nd of December. The winner will announced on my Facebook page and contacted directly by email.
We headed off to the Christmas Toy Show yesterday afternoon. Situated in the main hall of the RDS, it had all the toys you need for Christmas under one roof from this year’s must-haves to the all-important stocking fillers, yeh know the one’s kids will actually play with! There was a timetable of live entertainment and music, along with activities and entertainment for everyone, adults included.
Upon arrival fashion icon Barbie was meeting and greeting her fan at the entrance. Kayla tripped over herself when she seen her. She got all her words mumbled and almost cried with excitement.
We started at the Play-Doh workshop, squishing, mushing and creating. Mr Play-Doh made an appearance. He jumped, skipped and danced, all the children were giggling and laughing as his play-doh pot bounced about the place.
Kayla spotted the Lego workshop next, she must have spent an hour here. She is looking for Princess Lego off Santa this year so she decided to practice making a Rapunzel castle.
Frosty the DJ kept everyone entertained when the live entertainment was on a break. We chilled back in a bean bag filled area and watched an amazing magic show by Silly Billys and Eclipse stage school performed some brilliant routines.
There is so much to do, you could spend the whole day there. There was a host of interactive family fun from ride-on tractor racing tracks, remote control challenges to Nerf and Rebellen target ranges. There was a storytime area, football challenges and not forgetting the Santa experience too.
It is a day not to be missed. I would recommend to bring some sandwiches if you are going to head along. There is a couple of vendors selling food but none to our taste, we are very fussy eaters. We are now feeling all christmassy and getting ready to pull the decoration out and christmify the house top to bottom. God, I love Christmas.
Buying gifts for Christmas can be a struggle especially for women. So I’ve rounded up some of my top Christmas gift idea’s for any new mom, wife, sister or friend.
Last week I attended the Stellar Shine Awards the only Irish awards that is solely dedicated to recognising, celebrating and applauding young women aged 18 to 35. There was ten categories with over 75 awesome Irish women nominated including best author, best actress, best sports star, best singer and best radio personality. I was there amongst some of Irelands finest women because I was nominated in the best blogger or vlogger category (yes I’m still pinching myself).
I attended the awards hosted by Mia Dunphy in The Spencer with my friend Louise, we sipped cocktails, we chased and nibbled on the delicious food hovering around the room, mingled with some of Ireland’s biggest role models and I enjoyed my five minutes of fame as my name was called out along with the other finalists. Suzanne Jackson an amazing role model, beauty and fashion blogger won my category. I’ve been a huge fan of hers three years now. She is a huge inspiration to many young women including myself.
Katie Taylor won best sports star, Cecilia Ahern won best author and Una Healy from The Saturdays won best singer, who unfortunately couldn’t make it on the night to accept their shine award gongs. While Jennifer Maguire best known from Republic of Telly won best TV presenter. The hilarious Hillary Rose won best comedian. The beautiful Aoibheann McCaul won best actress on the night and best fashion designer went to Chupi Sweetman-Pell. Nikki Hayes from Spin 103.8 also won the best radio personality. The biggest and most inspirational award on the night was awarded to Louise McSharry for best role model.
It was a fantastic night, I’m honored and still quite speechless I was a finalist with my parenting blog. I never expected anyone to read my blogs except for friends and family. It’s six months since I set up My Little Babog and I’m loving every minute of it. I am so grateful to each and everyone of you who nominated me. I will treasure this moment forever!!
The Christmas Toy Show is back and this year it’s even bigger and better. Taking the main stage in the RDS from the 22nd-30th of November, the Christmas Toy Show promises to be a nine-day magical and memorable experience.
There will be live entertainment throughout the nine day spectacular from disco’s, ventriloquism puppet shows, Play Doh workshops, music classes, magicians, story-time and football challenges. There will also be a giant photo wall at the Show where children can get their picture taken with their favourite cartoon characters including snow queen Elsa.
One of the great features about the Christmas Toy Show is the Elf Service. There will be hundreds of the must have toys this Christmas along with some fantastic stocking fillers. The Elves will be on hand with their clever ways to help you to your car, stash them in Santa’s storeroom for pick up at a later date or to help organise home delivery.
The Christmas Toy Show is hosting an amazing Santa experience this year which includes a train ride through Santa’s magical kingdom, a story from Mrs. Claus and a Christmas Elf will guide you through Santa’s grotto. Advanced booking is strongly advised. Tickets are €15 and each child will receive a gift from Santa. You can book your tickets HERE.
Admission to the Christmas Toy Show at the RDS is €6 per person or a family ticket admits five people at €25, children two and under are free.
For more details about the Christmas Toy Show extravaganza visit www.christmastoyshow.ie
I have a Family ticket to GIVEAWAY to two lucky readers. Comment below or leave a comment on the post on my My Little Babog Facebook page. Two winners will be chosen at random on Sunday evening.
Santa’s Irish Adventure is written by L. J Taylor, illustrated by Patrick D. Kinsella and produced right here in Ireland by Digital Scribe in Bray, Co Wicklow.
The book arrived last week, Kayla was ecstatic when it arrived. Complete with a letter from Santa confirming she was on the nice list, it made her day. That evening we got comfy with some hot chocolate and I watched as Kayla got lost in the book and the adventures it brought her on.
Santa also sent my little babog a letter, it was in the book when we opened it, she is on the nice list and he cannot wait to come bring Kayla some presents if her good behaviour continues. It was an added bonus, again this is personalised and Kayla was mesmerized yet again.
The only fault I have with this book is the price, I do think it’s quite expensive at €15.99, however Kayla loved it so much I would buy one as a gift. We are bringing Irish culture, mythology, landmarks and history into our everyday life at the moment and this book and it’s educational features really helped embrace that. I loved reading this book to Kayla. I loved watching her face light up as we turned each page. This book makes the perfect gift for Christmas or as a special treat.
I love my book that mammy got me. I love how I helped Santa save Christmas. The elf looks like The Grinch, but he’s green thats my favourite colour. My friend Louise went to the Giant’s Causeway, I seen pictures, mammy says she might bring me next summer. I love my book, I like my picture and I like my brothers are in the book too. I cannot wait for Santa to come on Christmas Eve.
The personalised Christmas book takes 5 days to print and 1-2 days delivery within Ireland. Santa’s Irish Adventure costs €15.99 plus P&P and you can order your own copy HERE. Digital Scribe are also on Facebook, check them out HERE.
The guys over at Digital Scribe have been super generous and I have one to GIVEAWAY. Competition open to all. Giveaway will close 23rd of November at 8pm.
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**Disclaimer: I was giving this product for reviewing purposes only. This does not affect my honest opinion.
Not so long ago I began to worry about Frankie’s development, he hated tummy time, he had yet to roll over and he was still drinking six to seven bottles a day. I began comparing him to other babies his age and started fretting over his development.
Then one evening I went in to check on him and he was sleeping on his tummy, i had yet to witness it but the ‘rollover’ was complete. The following morning he blurted out mama, fast forward two weeks and he’s recognising signs, he sits up unaided and he’s clapping hands.
Now I’m afraid to blink. He’ll be riding Tinkerbell our lab like a cowboy around the house soon. Frankie is roaming through the house, exploring, marking his territory, letting us know who is boss. When I’m cooking dinner he creeps around the fridge, practically hanging out of his walkers expressing his interest in whatever is on the menu.
Last week I was making a stir-fry, their he was loitering about, so I gave him a slice of yellow pepper. Assuming he would throw it away, he gnawed, chewed and demolished every last piece. Tinkerbell has some competition; she normally gets the left-overs.
My boy is going to be talking, walking and answering back before I know it. I was wishing time away, rushing precious moments for the sake of competing with others, now I just want to rewind every milestone. It’s been a rollercoaster the past couple weeks, I’m overwhelmed with how quick my baby is growing.
Can we just pause this moment?