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    Magical Personalised Christmas Books for Kids

    This year I’ve come across two completely magical personalised Christmas books for kids and I can’t wait to see how much they are enjoyed. Reading with Dylan is one of my favourite things, especially now that he’s starting to understand and match pictures to words. When I was little, my dad used to read The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey to us every Christmas Eve and I really can’t wait to start some Christmas reading traditions with Dylan. My sisters and I used to look forward to the Christmas story and we even read it together the last time we all stayed with Dad on Christmas Eve which was just…

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    Bookshelf #1

    Recently I’ve veered away from my usual choice of thriller novels or chic lit and have been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed the two non fiction books I’ve read. This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay and Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story by Leah Hazard both give a fascinating insight into working for the NHS. I read This is Going to Hurt first and it only took me a matter of days to get through it, even with a baby to look after! It’s written like a diary so is just too easy to pick up and read an extract or two if you have a spare 30…

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    Baby Prep – What I’m Reading

    I’ve found it a bit overwhelming just how much information is available on pregnancy and looking after your newborn. There are a few books which have been helping me through so I thought I would share them with you. There is so much to think about and being a first time mum I really want to make sure I’m doing everything right, especially after my previous pregnancy ended in such a traumatic way. I feel a bit paranoid that I’m going to do something wrong which will affect my baby. These books have helped me feel a little more informed and in control. Mother and Baby Pregnancy Milestones This gives a…