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    Top 5…Essential Baby Products

    The Exhausted Mum’s Top 5…Essential Baby Products With so many products available on the market, trying to figure out what you need for your new bundle of joy is a bit of a minefield. I’ve put together a list (aside from all the standard products like cots/prams/clothes etc) of the things that I found super useful when my two daughters were born: 1.Breast Pump & Nipple Cream-If you’re planning on giving breastfeeding a go, then it’s a good idea to invest in an electronic breast pump. A breast pump will enable you to release some tension from your engorged breasticles, not to mention giving you a break in the long run as you’ll…

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    Ways to make new mum friends

    The Exhausted Mum’s Top 5…Ways To Make New Mum Friends Becoming a mum is hands down the most life changing experience that you will ever go through. Your pre-baby self was able to do whatever the hell she wanted: Fancy a holiday? Go on the internet and just book it. Want a pee? Go to the toilet Take a shower? Strip off & just stand under those jets (for a long time) Want a hot coffee? Whack the kettle on Fancy a snack? Make yourself one Leave the house? Grab your keys/handbag and walk out of the door (just like that) Anyway, you understand my meaning. Once you have a baby ALL of this changes. The simple things you…

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    Madagascar the Musical Review

    Madagascar the Musical (Touring) Review New Wimbledon Theatre   Madagascar the Musical — Photo Credit (Image 1) Scott Rylander Madagascar is a firm family-favourite in our household; the original film was released in 2005, followed by it’s first sequel in 2008, then the next sequel in 2012; it is an animated film with a captive audience spanning over a decade. Could the new stage production really live up to all the hype of the movie franchise? I was invited along with my husband and 2 year old daughter (nervous laugh) to the opening press evening. The red carpet was out in full force & as we arrived 45 minutes ahead of the show opening,…

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