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How I Manage 3 Children And a Busy Business

Once upon a time there was a woman who decided to leave the corporate world, embrace her dream to work for herself and spend more time with her family. This dream is now my reality and I am blessed to be able to do the school run every morning and afternoon and I have also built a successful business. I also have to meet deadlines and ensure my valued customers (that's you) receive their products in a prompt manner and know they are dealing with a business they can trust! Has it been easy? ... Definitely not! Has it been worth it? ... Without a doubt! I get lots of questions from other mums asking me for advice on how...

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Best of British

The Best of British ... and what it means to Yummikeys! I was watching the news this week and the BBC were in Leeds speaking to local business owners about their concerns and questions with the looming general election (don’t worry - I am not going to talk politics). It got me thinking deeply about what it means to be a British Business and to be committed to contributing to the local  and national economy.  Firstly I wanted to answer a commonly asked questions about Yummikeys. One for wish I had a difficult answer:  Are Yummikeys made in the UK? The short answer is no and that they are made in China.  Often I am met with: “Surely with a...

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New baby splurges

With this being our third baby there's really not much we actually need at all. We even get a baby box this time as we're in Scotland so I've bought very little so far. However, I have had a few little splurges because I just couldn’t resist and here they are:  Car seat cosy - I love these and have never had one for our previous babies. So handy to not have to be bundling your baby into a big snowsuit and also can be pulled open if you get home with a sleepy baby who's overheating. How amazing is this woodland animal print. It's handmade in the UK by Auchineden Crafts, and you can choose from a wide selection...

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Preparing your sibling for a new arrival

We have a new baby arriving this autumn so this is a topical subject in our house. Here are a few ideas to help an older child to be able to adjust to a new sibling  Consider the timing of when you tell them about the baby. For younger children 9 months is an incredibly long time to wait etc New baby books - age and stage appropriate  Play more with dolls, premmie nappies, discuss  Meet some babies etc  Plan nursery together  Emphasise big brother sister importance  Prepare box of little activities 

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