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    Fleur De Force | Getting into the Swing of Things: 3 Months In

    April 20, 2018Celebrity, Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    Words and images by Fleur De Force

    So as I sit down to write my third post for the My 1st Years blog, I’m genuinely thinking where on earth has the time gone? Little River is rapidly approaching the 4 month milestone and I have to say, while life with a baby has become a lot more ‘normal’ as we get used to being a family rather than just a couple, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s …

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    Fleur De Force: Sleepless Nights & Nappy Explosions

    March 2, 2018Celebrity, Lifestyle

    So here we are, 2 months into being a parent… and I definitely feel like I’m starting to get into the swing of it! Minus a few sleepless nights, nappy explosions and tricky train journeys… the past few weeks especially have been notably uphill. The fuzzy fog of newborn-ness has faded, River has gotten into a nice little routine and we are starting to get to know each other properly. The smiles are coming in …

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    BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS

    February 16, 2018Lifestyle, Mum Life

    There’s nothing like the imminent arrival of a new baby to provide the perfect excuse for a celebration! Whilst traditionally baby showers are only customary in North America and Australia, recent years have seen them become increasingly common on UK shores – a trend we are fully behind!

    More than any other event in pregnancy, baby showers provide expectant Mums with a unique opportunity to rest, be merry and spend time with their loved ones. As …

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    HOW TO RENOVATE A NURSERY

    January 12, 2018Lifestyle, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    We may be heading into the third week of January, but here at My 1st Years we’re still well and truly in the New Year spirit! More than anything that means resolutions and new beginnings remain at the forefront of our minds and we’re trying very hard to stick to all those promises we made not so long ago.

    According to research data, starting or completing house renovations is one of the most popular resolutions …

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    WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING? DEBUNKING THE MYTHS!

    October 7, 2017Lifestyle, Meet The Expert, Mum Life, Tip of the Month, Uncategorised

    Written by Siobhan Miller, Founder of The Postitive Birthing Company

    Hypnobirthing needs a rebrand. I think most, if not all, hypnobirthing teachers – as well as the Mums and Dads who attend courses – would agree.

    The word ‘hypnobirthing’ conjures up images of swinging timepieces and grown adults clucking like chickens at the click of someone’s fingers, apparently unable to exert any self-control under the spell of hypnosis. In any case most people think it will involve …

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    What to pack in your hospital bag

    September 20, 2017Lifestyle, Mum Life, Things To Do

    Packing your hospital bag is one of the most exciting milestones of late pregnancy, it makes the whole experience start to feel real and you get to choose that oh-so-special first outfit. It’s a good idea to have your hospital bag packed by 35 weeks, incase of any early arrivals, and keep it by your front door so you’re ready to go. Your hospital bag is not just about packing the essentials for a new born but …

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    Are all the UK bloggers pregnant?

    August 16, 2017Celebrity, Lifestyle, Mum Life, Uncategorised

    2017 seems to be the year for blogger babies, with Anna Saccone having given birth to the adorable Alessia, Anna from Mother Pukka having the ever-so-sweet Eve and Ruth Crilly from A Model Recommends announcing the birth of Ted, it seems the UK bloggers are having a baby boom! As here at My 1st Years we love to see new babies being born we’ve noticed that there are still a few more to come. That …

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    Chinese Gender Predictor – Is it a Boy or a Girl?

    May 5, 2017Lifestyle, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    Once you’ve seen those two blue lines appear on your pregnancy test you’ll be desperate to find out the sex of your growing baby. If you simply can’t wait until the 20-week-scan to find out if it’s a boy or a girl, then look no further than our Chinese Gender Predictor chart. This ancient Chinese chart is based on the lunar calendar and uses the age you got pregnant and the date of conception to …

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