Families, Festivals, and Fun!

**This post is in collaboration with Travelodge** When it comes to taking very young kids to something as out of their usual routine as a festival, the notion could well strike fear in the hearts of parents! Phil and I certainly had our reservations when, in August 2015, we took a then 13 month old Toby to CarFest South. Oh, I was also 7 weeks’ pregnant with Martha. And Toby didn’t sleep through the night. And he wasn’t particularly keen on new people…

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I’m proud of what my body has done. I’m not proud of how my body looks

I know, I’m meant to celebrate how amazing my body is, and that it carried and birthed two babies, and it breastfed them (and continues to feed Martha), and it’s basically the best thing ever. I feel that way, I really do. I love what my body has done and I feel every single positive thing about it in that respect, but the same cannot be said for how it looks.

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Adventure Ready with Diono Quantum (The best pushchair I’ve seen for reflux babies)

A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge for the launch of the brand new Diono Quantum pushchair. Putting aside my Spurs fan dislike for the venue (which was annoyingly lovely!) I hopped on the train sans children for an evening with friends, food, Sara Cox and, obviously, the Quantum! Social media had rather unexpectedly and kindly forced me into buying some dungarees, so I wriggled into them for the event with plans to approach Sara Cox, who was at the time having regular laughs on Radio 2 about wearing said fashion item. I wussed out.  I didn’t, however, wuss out of meeting up with some of my favourite bloggers and I was so excited to finally meet Lucy from Mrs H’s Favourite Things, after a long-standing online friendship. We hung around with Al from The Dad Network and then Kerry from All About a Mini Norris. Lots of chatting and giggles ensued but then we got down to business and gave the Diono Quantum a test drive to see if it really was #AdventureReady. Now I love our pushchair, but we won’t be needing a double for too much longer and having been less…

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