Month: June 2015

Link-a-list #3

Welcome, welcome.

This is week 3 of #linkalist. Link-a-list is a linky for list style posts. It is a great way to share your post while also discovering others you mightn’t have read yet. I co-host this great link with the lovely Kellie from My Little Babog and we love reading the posts each week.

Here are two of my favourites from last week’s linkers…

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Life as Mum’s touching post ‘things I will miss when my girls are older‘ was so touching. It made me think of all the little things that one day will be the most missed.

 

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Jessica from Domesticated Wild Child shared ‘Salisbury Steak & Caramelised onion gravy‘. I am not a huge meat eater but my god this looks amazing. It will definitely be on the menu this week!

 

This week I am linking up ‘The 5 stages of Feeding a Baby‘ and Kellie is linking ‘The Man Child‘.

 

My Little Babog

 

Rules:
1. You can link up to TWO posts each week.
2. Copy & paste the badge code onto the posts you choose to link.
3. Comment on at least TWO other linked up posts.

 

Be sure to tweet us (@_ellenokeeffe & @mylittlebabog) your posts using the hashtag #linkalist and we will retweet them.

The 5 Stages of Feeding a Baby

Since having Aidan I have become aware of the many, many differences between adults and children. Dinner time can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a baby’s day. Here are the 5 stages that we go through at dinner time…

1. Hanger – when the hunger hits a child it must feel like they haven’t eaten for days because they scream bloody murder.

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2. The Refusal – present dinner and then the child point blank refuses to eat it. No matter what you present them with they object for up to 15 minutes, why?

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3. Consumption – finally giving it to their starvation they begin to eat.

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4. Completion – After consuming what they decide to be an appropriate amount they proceed to throw the remains onto the floor (or their clothes).

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5. Scavenging – crawling around to resume eating the pieces they have earlier thrown onto the floor. Do not interfere at this stage – their wild animal side really shines through!

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Link-a-List #2

It’s that time again!

It’s already the second week of link-a-list, where is the time going? Link-a-list is a linky for list style posts. It is a great way to share your post while also discovering others you mightn’t have read yet. Last week 25 of you lovely lot linked up your posts and myself and Kellie really enjoyed reading them all.

Here are two of my favourites from last week’s linkers…

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Becky from Cuddle Fairy gave us several tips on helping improve your child’s speech. I am definitely planning on using these with Aidan from now on as his words tend to appear and disappear like Houdini.

 

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Also, Canberra Mummy told us how no television for a year changed her life. This post reminded me of when we had to go without TV just before Aidan was born – it definitely brought us closer together, we talked rather than sat mindlessly watching the screen. I am hoping to implement technology free days in our house very soon.

 

My Little Babog

 

Rules:
1. You can link up to TWO posts each week.
2. Copy & paste the badge code onto the posts you choose to link.
3. Comment on at least TWO other linked up posts.

 

Be sure to tweet us (@_ellenokeeffe & @mylittlebabog) your posts using the hashtag #linkalist and we will retweet them.

Our at home cinema nights | Netflix

I was never a huge fan of the cinema but now the extreme and almost enforced silence is something that dreams are made of. With childcare, money and finding time actually getting to the cinema proves quite a struggle in our house. Alas, we do a DIY home cinema experience – lots of sweets, Netflix and nobody is allowed to talk. Here are a few movies we’ve been loving recently…

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1. Catfish

If you have never heard of Catfish, be it the movie or TV series, then where have you been? Catfish is the original, the story of Nev (Star of the TV Series) and his experience with catfishing. This movie will have you rethinking all those Facebook ‘friends’ you have never met… *If this movie doesn’t make you rethink your online relationship perhaps you should watch Talhotblond* 

8/10

 

2. Frozen Ground

In this fact-based film, a state trooper is trying to find evidence to pin on a serial killer he is sure murdered many girls. With the help of a 17 year old prostitute, who marginally escaped the killer.

7/10

 

3. Dallas Buyers Club

Ron Woodroof refuses to accept that he will die from his recently diagnosed AIDS. He begins to smuggle drugs he knows can help but are not regulated, or legal in Texas, to help both himself and many other AIDS sufferers.

9.5/10

 

4. Les Miserables

This 2013 remake includes a star studded cast from Hugh Jackman to Eddie Redmayne. If you are into musicals then this is a must watch but be warned I think only 2 minutes of the entire film is not singing. I managed to convinced Clayton to watch this and he even shed a tear at the end.

9/10 (8/10 from Clayton)

 

5. 22 Jump Street

After 21 Jump Street I was really excited for this to be realeased but with the under lying acceptance that equals are always a let down, right? Nope, if anything this movie was better than it’s predecessor. Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill are such an unexpected, but hilarious duo. 

6.5/10

 

6. Clueless

Childhood classic! If you are looking to be taken straight back to the 90’s then this is the movie to watch. The fashion, the lingo and the humour are set to have you feeling like a teenager all over again (but in a good way). An all round feel good, easy watch movie.

5/10 

 

7. Seven Pounds

Will Smith – need I say more? This is definitely my favourite Will movie (this and pursuit of happiness). I don’t know how to explain it in a way that will make you want to watch it without giving it all away. You are just going to have to trust me that this movie is one you will enjoy, remember and may have a small impact on how you live the rest of your life. *Warning: You will most likely cry – at least twice*

8/10

 

8. Saved by the Bell Hawaiian Style

Another childhood classic. When I saw this pop up on Netflix I immediately tweeted about it (obviously, I am a blogger!) and everyone seemed just as excited as me. Bitter sweetly it is just one movie but here’s hoping that Netflix adds all the Saved by the Bell series – can you image singing the theme song before dinner every evening again? Oh I am getting way to hopeful! (Kenyan & Kel Goodburger, Recess and many other childhood faves are there too but I haven’t managed to watch those yet.)

10/10 (Ok, that may be just the initial excitement probably more like 3/10 – how bad is that acting when you look back!)

 

9. White Chicks

As a pre-teen or tween I think they’re called now? My friends and I would quote this movie so often. It is a firm favourite of mine and always a safe bet when you’re in a slump. Two FBI agents must go undercover as two of the world’s most high profile, white, twins for ”the weekend” in the hamptons. Two men disguised as two women – what could possibly go wrong?

8/10

 

10. Monsters Inc.

Ok, so it hasn’t been our choice to spend hours watching this on repeat but it felt wrong not to include it since it is probably our most watched movie, at the minute. You can’t beat a Disney movie though no matter what mood you find yourself in, there will always be something that tickles your fancy. Aidan is obsessed with Monster Inc – he will watch it for hours but isn’t interested in any other movies yet meaning it is constant Mickey Mouse or Monsters Inc.

6/10

 

Have you got any movies that I should add to this list? We are also documentary fans and I will be doing a post on that soon – what’s your favourite documentary on Netflix?

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I was gifted a years subscription to Netflix and Apple TV however all opinions, as always, are my own, 100% honest views.

Link-a-List Week #1

Hello you lovely lot,

I was recently asked by the fantastic Kellie from My Little Babog to co-host her Link-a-List linky, how very exciting!

I am a big fan of linkys, they are a great way to grow your following and discover other talented bloggers. I am also a fan of list type posts, I find them easier to read when you are juggling a baby, the dinner and blog reading. Therefore, link-a-list sounded perfect!

Link-a-List will go live every Tuesday morning and remain open for the week. You can link up old or new posts, beauty or parenting, photography or craft so long as it is in a list, numbered or bullet point format. This week I am linking up an old favourite How to prepare for your newborn.

 

Rules:
1. You can link up to TWO posts each week.
2. Copy & paste the badge code onto the posts you choose to link.
3. Comment on at least TWO other linked up posts.

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Be sure to tweet us (@_ellenokeeffe & @mylittlebabog) your posts using the hashtag #linkalist and we will retweet them.