Tag Archives: love

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl! #RoaldDahl100

I don’t think there’s a single person that hasn’t heard of the name Roald Dahl. If you haven’t then where the heck have you been because today is Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! I wasn’t actually aware that this amazingly talented author passed away before I was even born, in 1990. Roald Dahl directly wrote 39 books but the ones I …

Read More »

Special Needs Diary #7 – Going On Holiday

Dear Diary, I am writing this just four days after our big family holiday, but you most likely won’t be reading it until a few weeks later. Holidays are always something I really get anxious about with P1. As she’s getting older she is becoming more aware of her surroundings, she has preferences and can get rather emotional and hard …

Read More »

Malcolm & Gerald Personalised Children’s Clothing Review

In October last year we were sent some personalised clothing items from Malcolm & Gerald and since then P1s pink jumper has been a firm favourite when the weather is a little chilly. I couldn’t say no when I was asked to try out some more bits for the kids as the quality has been really satisfactory. We were sent three …

Read More »

Making Mini Syrup Sponges With Kids

baking, cakes, syrup sponge, happy, kids baking, children, parenting, family, love, kitchen, foodie, food, activity

School holidays when you are a work at home mum is all about balancing everything. I’ve struggled in the first few days to accept the fact I’m getting a million demands in one hour let alone the full day! One particular day had been pretty darn stressful, we’d had yet more bad news for the car and panic set in …

Read More »

Is There A Right Way To Clean? Tips & Tricks From The Experts

Cleanliness is vital where children are concerned. When a new arrival appears on the scene it’s vitally important that the home is as sterile and clean as it can be for a few months, while the baby’s lungs strengthen. In a year your little one will crawl and then toddle, putting everything and anything in their mouths including juicy looking …

Read More »

How to Prevent Brain Drain Over the Summer Holidays

The kids have been working hard all year, and it’s finally time for the summer holidays. But, six weeks out of the classroom is undoubtedly going to have an impact on their organisational skills and ability to learn and remember things. So, while it’s important that children get time to rest and recuperate over the summer, it might be worthwhile …

Read More »

Special Spontaneous Visitors

There’s lots I miss about my home town and living near my family but on the other hand there’s many more things I don’t miss. The one thing that always gives me a heavy heart whenever I think about it, is the ease of seeing my Grandad. When I lived in Essex I was always just five or ten minutes …

Read More »

Big Family Holiday To The Isle Of Wight – Day Four

Everybody had been going on about visiting Blackgang Chine but I wasn’t entirely sure what it was. We’d arranged to go with my MiL on our fourth day and we headed off with me doing zero research beforehand. Which is very unlike me. Now that I’ve been I can tell you that Blackgang Chine is most definitely suited for children of …

Read More »

My Little Piccolo Review

We are well past our early weaning days. In fact I went down the babyled weaning route with both P2 and P3. However, when Piccolo got in touch and asked me to sample their new range of pouches I couldn’t say no. Not only did the website and packaging appeal to me when I took a little look but I …

Read More »

Win £50 Worth Of Letts Books

I just can’t believe that we are just a few weeks away from throwing ourselves back into school runs and routines. We’ve had such a jam packed summer holidays that I’ve barely had time to think about all the school bits and bobs we need! Are you read? Finding the time to choose the best books though may not always …

Read More »

Managing the Family Finances: How to Succeed

A recent study from Shelter has shown that one in three families are only a month’s pay away from losing their homes. It’s a worrying result, and is enough to make all of us question whether or not our family’s finances are in good order right now. Here’s some advice for improving your family’s chance of success: Understand your income …

Read More »

Siblings 2016 – August

I think every body says it every single month but this year is really zooming by. I am still struggling to understand how at the end of next month I will be a year older and we’ll have a two year old too! My siblings photo for this month was a complete spontaneous capture. I took my big camera to …

Read More »

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat Review

As the girls have aged we seem to have less toys that make a noise. I can’t say I’ve missed them if I’m honest, all the repetitive songs and phrases. However, we were recently sent the LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat and you’ve guess it, it’s musical! I have to admit, there was a few arguments at first because …

Read More »

Letter To My Princess 2 – 3 Years 6 Months

To my Princess 2, It feels like you have been three for a long time now. Yet we still have a whole half a year to go. I’m not sure I’m ready for you to be four. You have finished your first year in nursery and are off for the summer holidays. You keep saying that we get to stay …

Read More »

A Summer Play Date

I have a small group of friends over here in Kent. This is something completely alien to me though and I am still learning all the etiquette of friendships and play dates because since I left school and had P1, I found all of my friends to disappear and I was quite happy being alone. But in the past few months …

Read More »