Friday, 30 December 2011

Catching Up After Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I have to say for the first time in a long time I really enjoyed it! It was my little boy’s second Christmas, but last year he was only 3 months old and hadn’t a clue what was going on. This year however, even though I thought he’d still be a little too young to appreciate it, he really got stuck in ripping wrapping paper off presents. Although once he’d got the paper off he wasn’t too keen to pass his present to me or his dad to take it out of the box! He cried every time we tried to take any of his new toys out of their packaging.

Today has been the first day since just before Christmas that I have been able to sit down and catch up with some work. It’s not that easy to get back in the swing of things when you’ve had nearly a week off! I even forgot that my little boy was back at nursery this morning and a soon as I realised I was in a mad rush to get him (and me!) ready and out the house! He only goes two mornings a week but that’s the time I use to really get my head down and do some work! And, if there’s time, some house work too!
Well, today I’ve been working towards one of my New Year’s resolutions of getting more organised by making a mini plan of the work I need to do in January as well as updating the business directory on the More Than Mummies website and planning the January Showcase. I will also be working on a new voting style competition for the website which I hope to announce very soon. I still have a great deal of emails to reply to which I think I will be starting to tackle this weekend and some new post to write, both for the blog and the website. It’s going to be a busy end of 2011 and start of 2012!
Jill. x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Less than a week until Christmas and there’s a little snow on the ground, all our decorations are up, (most of!) the presents are wrapped and the festive mood has really set in, even our little papillons are getting in to the Christmas spirit! So I thought it would be the perfect time to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Jill. x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Share your tips for ‘Surviving Christmas’

We would love to do a collaborative post on the More Than Mummies website and we’d love you to share your tips or words of wisdom on making Christmas really special or even just surviving it! You can also include a link to your website (Facebook Business page).

Whether it be practical tips such as cooking, preparation or decorations,

How to keep the children entertained or get them involved,

Tips on how to stay calm as the pressure of Christmas builds,

How to keep the children calm with all the excitement of Christmas,

How to do this Christmas on a budget –How to explain to the children that you (or Father Christmas) are on a budget this year!

How to cater for everyone, or tips to manage cooking for the whole family!

How to avoid family fallouts, whether it be between children, or adults!

Even hangover cures!
If you would like to share a tip or words of wisdom that will get published on our website, simply email with:

·         your tip – could be a sentence or a paragraph

·         Your name – how you would like it to be published, ie full name or first name, county

·         You can also include a link to your business website or Facebook/Twitter page to help promote your business

It will appear as:
Example tip:
 If you are giving any battery operated toys this Christmas make sure you’ve got the correct batteries to avoid disappointment.
I’m sure there are a lot better or more imaginative tips than that!
We’re aiming to add this post the week beginning 12th December, we will however add more tips once the post is live. No more will be added after the 20th December.

We would also love any articles of things to do/make with the children over Christmas or Christmas recipes from you for our website and also any articles perfect for New Year, whether it be New Year’s party fashion, beauty or make-up or articles about or how to stick to your new year’s resolutions.

One Little Cold and My Week’s a Write Off!

In my last blog post , Back to Blogging, I was determined to start writing on a more regular basis and I had been jotting some post ideas down (with thanks to Jodi for her comment!) and I was really looking forward to December to start my new good blogging intentions!

I’m always really busy at the beginning and end of the month getting the More Than Mummies Newsletter ready and sent and once that was done I was going to start writing my blog post ideas out and really try to get on top of it. That was last Friday!
Since then, after my son brought a cold back from a children’s birthday party last Saturday, all my plans have taken a back seat! My son and I have been suffering all week and as many of you will know it’s not so much the cold that’s the problem, it’s the lack of sleep from the little one constantly waking up because of a stuffy nose or a cough.
It’s not just my blogging that’s been a little sidelined, I’ve intended each day this week to go to the Trafford Centre and get my Christmas shopping well underway before it gets too busy and that just hasn’t happened!
Everyone I speak seems to be experiencing the same thing at the moment with one thing or another, flu, colds, coughs etc. I’m not sure if I’m noticing it more now I’m a mum but I’ve definitely been more under the weather this year than ever before.
I’m in half a mind to not leave the house (or let anyone in!) during the week before Christmas so we don’t catch anything else we’re all fit and healthy for Christmas day!
Anyway, I will be aiming to blog more regularly (fingers crossed!) and I wish you all good health and a cold and flu free run up to Christmas!

Jill x

Friday, 2 December 2011

December Newsletter

(email version)

Little One Lane aim to provide all of your baby essentials in one easy place. From toys and clothing to nappies and cots.
You can find us on:

Get Your Mojo Back!

Choosing your Maternity Party Dress This Christmas

Stuck for Kids Christmas Party Game Ideas?

Click here for the Christmas Present Showcase

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November 2011

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