Toys From Shimmer and Shine!

If you have you ones in your house then I’m sure you will have seen the tv programme Shimmer and Shine, they are twin genies in training who grant wishes for Leah who is their best friend and as they are still in training the wishes don’t alway turn out how they want them to and Shimmer and Shine have to sort out their magical messes. When they all work together to make sure they can put things right, by doing this it teaches our little ones to learn from their mistakes.

Our two girls love nothing more than a bit of dress up and role play and to be able to look like and have some of the items form one of their favourite tv programmes they were over the moon with the Shimmer and Shine Pony Tail assortment at and the Wish Come True Purse Set, these help them get into character. This new collection makes ideal presents and keeps your little one’s imagination going for hours.

The Pony Tail Assortment helps your little one have lovely long hair the same way as their favorite Character, We had Shines lovely long sparkly blue hair. The ponytail is easy to fix to your little one’s own hair, all you need to do is put their hair into a bun and the pop the pony tail over the bun and use the hair on the ponytail to go over the bun and put the comb into to ponytail and flip it over. You might need to use bobby pins or a slide to keep them into place. With a lovely jewel on the hair band this completes the look.

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The Shimmer and Shine Wish Come True Purse comes with a play brush, two bangles, stickers and a magical wish necklace. Your little one can decorate their brush and purse with the stickers. Then with the magical wish necklace they can turn the gem and make a wish. With the purse, bangles and necklaces they can use this to help their imagination and to play with their friends and get into charter and to have hours of fun.

From ages 4 and up the Pony Tail Assortment is only £9.99 and the Wish Come Turn Purse is £19.99

 

And if you weren’t singing the theme song in your head throughout this review then I’m not sure you are a real fan 😛

Extreme Co-Parenting

Something that I have noticed we do these days is extreme co-parenting. It is certainly not your average co-parenting scenario.

I have to say, it’s something I struggled with in psychology. The guilt side of it. The fact I am not the be all and end all of my children’s lives. But is that really healthy?

Apparently, my concerns over this subject were unnecessary.

I think the phrase “it takes a village” came into play. And that phrase has more merit than people give it.

With the way we have to co-parent, it’s literally like the girls are being raised by a village.

Now that’s not to say if you are your child’s be all and end all that’s bad, because it most certainly is not. I envy you if this is you. But it just means that our own situation is not as damaging as I feared it was.

The girls have a network of people who love them dearly. They are never without someone to pick them up when they fall and to applaud when they fly.

Because of this extreme co-parenting, when things are hard at home, they have an escape with my own Mum and sister.

I cannot always be the ever present Mum. The hospital appointments and relapses mean sometimes I simply cannot be there.

But I have to trust the fact they have an army of other people ready to jump in when I am at my worst.

MS is a hard mistress. One who isn’t at all forgiving or thoughtful.

It doesn’t take my children into consideration.

So I have to make sure there are people there for them, the two most important people in my life.

I always feared this set up would somehow take away from me as a mother figure. But with my husband and family, we have made it work. We each play a role. A constant role, which is the most important aspect.

Kids need a constant.

All of us together, Ben, me, my Mum, my Dad, Cherry, and other family are all people who play a real role in the girls lives.

Together we have, so far anyway, shaped two incredibly bright and stable individuals who seem to take everything in their stride.

They don’t know any different.

This is their normal.

My psychologist was right, it does take a village sometimes, and it’s okay for me to be thankful for that.

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Cozy Cats!

Now I must start this by telling you how much of a fan Evie is of cats. I mean this girl has a serious case of cat loving.

Only thing is, we can’t have cats due to Skye the dog not loving them at all. So she just fills her life with anything cats. And I mean anything.

So when I heard about this amazing Cosy Cats set from Fuzzikins craft, I knew from the off this would be something Evie needed.

The Cozy Cats come with everything you need to style and make your own fuzzy kitties and the bed they will obviously need to sleep in. GENIUS.

The set itself comes with:

  • Large cat figure
  • Medium cat figure
  • Small cat figure
  • 3 felt tips pens for decorating the cats
  • 3 snuggle felt beds for them to sleep in
  • Felt accessories for the cats
  • Assembley tool for he beds
  • Full instructions for mummy and or daddy

So the set itself comes with everything you and your little one needs to make their cozy cats truly unquie yet comfortable.

Again, Genius.

Interplay UK have yet again given us something truly awesome. With so many toys on the market these days, a set like this is a welcome treat.

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So if you are looking for a crafty yet useable project to do with your little ones, or like Evie, they just like cats (or dogs) Then the Cozy Cats set would be the perfect treat. Especially with Christmas around the corner.