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Heroes of the City Giveaway

Well, I hope you have enjoyed your winter holidays so far, that you have received (and given) what you were meant to and that the first hours of 2014 found you rejuvenated, relaxed and ready for a brand new and exciting year ahead! New year, new exciting things for our blog, definitely! The second day of the year and we are honoured to host our first giveaway ever! A couple of weeks ago we were offered the opportunity to review Heroes of the City Movie App and we were sent a lovely toy car and book package with the heroes featured in the games to give away to a lucky boy(or girl, why not?) I was curious on how Emma would take to the app, given the fact that she has been downloading only girly games so far onto our mini iPad and this app seemed geared mostly for boys, with fire engines, police cars, boats and airplanes featured as main protagonists.  The game is bang on designed for children her age and I am …

My to-do lists…

I am a doer, so I am. I have always been one, come to think of it, but my lists shaped up and started to feature consistently in my life after a few summers of working in Switzerland in children’s camps. I learned so many things during those summers but most of all, I understood the importance of sanitation, organisation and discipline :-). You see, I am a firm believer in “plan for success.” In my opinion, a mentality of “good things happen to those who believe in good things” characterises people who are too lazy to plan and work. As a family, we live our lives according to the slogan “good things happen to those who plan ahead!” As I wrote in a previous post last week, when it comes to juggling modern parenting tasks, good organisational skills are essential for the smooth running of a household. I try at the moment to balance many “plates” and as any juggler worth his/her salt, I need to know my tricks really well in order to …

Barny Little Adventure Challenge Review

We have been privileged and were given the chance to review the new Barny bear-shaped sponge snacks last week. Not only that but because we were among the first 50 mummy bloggers to sign up for the Adventure Challenge(I guess all that early morning email checking pays off!), Emma received a Discovery Explore Bug Barn that took us on wonderful adventures this weekend! Many thanks, BritMums and Barny! With a small girl who has a VERY sweet tooth I am always on the lookout for snacks that are filling, nutritious but not necessarily unhealthy. I dose the treats carefully throughout the day, encouraging her to eat loads of fruit alongside/instead of sweet snacks and chocolate. The Barny snack meets my mummy criteria for a treat as it has 118 calories per serving and is enough to meet Emma’s daily sugar cravings(meaning she gets one of these little yummies a day and no more :-). The Barny snack definitely meets my little one’s criteria and she has already a preference for the “one with the chocolate …

Top 25 European Moms Blog Nomination

Hi guys, Hope I will not startle you with a second post for tonight but I need your help! Circle of Moms is trying to identify their annual top 25 European blogs and nomination and voting are open until October the 4th. Since I meet the criteria( blogging mum, living in Europe) I decided to give it a go this year. In order to make into the top 25 I will need your votes. All you need to do is click on the newly added Circle of Moms badge below , look for my blog (at the moment I am at position 27)  and click vote! It shouldn’t take you more than one minute to do it. Many thanks, every vote means the world to me!