Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tactical Tuesday's (Christmas Traditions)

Welcome back to another week of #TacticalTuesdays,  which I am co-hosting with the lovely Vicky from The Tactical Mummy. I'm loving that many of you have been joining in with our linky so far.

If you haven’t joined in with #TacticalTuesdays  before the idea behind the posts is that you share with us your Tactical Parenting Hacks for the week.It can be anything such as a day out or a clever craft idea you have had to entertain your children. 

Every Tuesday we share a post this can be new or from the archives and we invite you do the same as part of this linky. The following week we will share one of our favourite posts and link back to your blog. 

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 Our featured post of the week is Make the most of the time with your children by The elephant mum we could all find a bit more time to spend with our children. 


Tactical Tuesday at Joanna Victoria

My post for this week is all about Christmas traditions you can start this year. I'm feeling very festive at the moment so be prepared for Christmas related posts right up til Christmas.


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Synopsis:

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Christmas Traditions you can start this year


I love Christmas traditions there is something about having a child that makes Christmas all the more special, don't you think? 

I wanted to share with you today some of our favourite traditions and hopefully inspire you to do some too. 

1. Christmas light switch on
This is something that Stuart and I did every year until we had Blake has he is noise sensitive. However as he gets older we will start taking him and I feel it's a great tradition to start off the festive season. 

2. Decorate the tree/home together
We always try and decorate our home on either the 1st of December or on the first Saturday in December so that we can do it all together. 

3. Visit Santa
I love doing this every year even though Blake got a bit upset last year I am hoping that this year will be much better (Fingers crossed) 

4. Festive crafts
I like to try and do a few festive crafts such as making cards for the grandparents. 

5. Writing to Santa
I'm starting this one with Blake this year of course he is too little to write himself so I will be helping. 

6. Christmas music
I love to put Christmas music on repeat in December to get into the festive mood

7. Christmas movies
Nothing better than crashing out in the evenings/at weekend on the sofa with a good Christmas film on. 

8. Christmas Books
I started this tradition for Blake's second Christmas, we get the same books out each year and read them together. 

9. Sensory Activity 
Last year I did a sensory tuff tray with Christmas decorations for Blake to play with. This year I have some little fake snow for him to play with.

10. Go and see a panto 
This is something we plan to do in a few years time hopefully as not sure how Blake would cope with it. 

11. Christmas baking
Last year we made Christmas cupcakes. This year we may do the same or gingerbread men

12. Christmas Eve basket
I love doing this tradition it's definitely my favourite to do. You can see here what I put in Blake's last year to get an idea. 

I am planning on doing a separate post on all of our Christmas Eve traditions to give you more of an idea of what we get up to. 

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One of my followers have the chance to win a letter box cake of there own and choose what design and flavour they would like. There are some gorgeous designs at the moment too so what are you waiting for? 




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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Biocare Probiotics #Giveaway

With the colder months quickly drawing in, it is time to start thinking about how to protect our health over the winter period and whether or not a daily dose of friendly bacteria. 

The importance of our digestive system is sometimes forgotten, but our gut actually has a huge influence on the performance of the rest of the body from managing IBS and our digestive health, through to keeping our immune system strong.

As someone who seems to get all the colds this time of year its got me thinking about taking probiotics to help to prevent or reduce the effects of coughs and colds, reducing the number of infections, how long it lasts and the symptoms. It's not just adults that can benefit from probiotics either but children too.

Probiotics act like internal healers, they aid digestion, nutrient absorption and balance our immune system. They help the body produce vitamins, absorb essential minerals and help to eliminate toxins. 


BioCare have an extensive range of vitamins and supplements to offer, suitable for the whole family. Whether you’re after vitamin D for the dark winter months, a hair and nail supplement, a boost of energy, or probiotics for gut health. 




Now I have the chance for one of you to get your hands on some of the range


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