Found these whilst sorting out our filing. It’s Richie’s (Mr Life/Edit) wee birth tag and notes from the hospital when he was born. It was so lovely to see. And funny to think of him so wee. Our babies were all nearly 9lbs like me when I was born.
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I’m a big believer in keeping a couple of really precious things from childhood that you can really treasure rather than loads of stuff which seems to lose its value by being too much.
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These will go straight into his memory box and one day we will show them to our boys.
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It’s half term here in Edinburgh and just one day to go before we set off on our jollies to Skye. I find these wee breaks are everything these days and I can’t wait to get away with my boy team.
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Howevs. There is one helluva hurdle to get over beforehand...
Packing for 5 people 😱
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We are only going for 3 nights but we have to factor in: toys; books; nappies; comforters; tablets; snacks and that’s before we even think about packing OUR stuff.
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No matter how organised you are, packing is stressy. So here are some top tips for packing for a staycation with kids:
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🔑 Containment is key, as always. For the kids I put toiletries and nappies into separate bags (I use Ikea Istad) in their trunkies along with their clothes. For us we use packing cubes to keep everything organised: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07JFSV5R2/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&th=1
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🎒Pack a bag for the back of the car with kids’ essentials in. Ours are old enough now to manage this amongst themselves, sharing out sweets, passing books and comics to each other etc.
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🛀🏼Decant toiletries into small bottles to take up less space (more environmentally friendly than buying travel-sized ones.)
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🧺 Take a small laundry bag (the packing cubes I recommend above have one as part of the set) so you can keep dirty clothes separate and easily put a wash on when you’re back.
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🔌 Remember to pack chargers.
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🧳Check if your accommodation has a washing machine - if so you could half what you need to pack.
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🧑🏼Get the kids to choose 5 items they want to take with them. It will keep them occupied for a bit whilst you do the rest.
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☀️ Consider the weather and your activities and pack the right clothes and footwear.
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📝Keep a list of what you’ve packed: useful for packing for the return journey and also you can reuse it next time.
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Oh and take gin.

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As you probably all know, as well as tidying I flipping well love an interior. So instead of wittering on about it on here, I’ve set up an account all about that very subject. It’s inspired by my own house which is a church which we converted about 10 years ago. I love to experiment in it and I’m excited about sharing it with you. Giz a follow @mother__interior 💞 ...

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