Simple self care ideas for mums. After having my first child I completely forgot what self care was. As an anxious first time mum I spent so much time flapping and stressing, that I didn't even stop to think about my mental wellbeing. Even when Ted was asleep I was...
Make bedtimes simple: Our 6 step bed time routine.
Make bedtimes stress free: our 6 step bed time routine When we had our first baby ('Ted' who is now 3yo) we had absolutely no idea how hard the sleep deprivation was going to be. My partner and I both love our sleep so waking up every couple of hours was a huge shock...
10 Tips for planning your child’s first cinema trip.
Today we took our 3yo for his first cinema trip, we got some things wrong and some things right. We did however learn a lot about planning out future trips. Here are our 10 tips for planning your young child’s first trip to the movies!
7 Tips for forging strong family bonds
7 Tips for forging strong family bonds Our family are the most important people in our lives. The bonds we share with our children and for many of us our partners are like none other. I was raised in a close family, and even now I'm still really close to both my...
July’s 5 favourite preschool books: Books I read as a child!
For this month’s 5 favourite books we decided to do something a little different. We’ve chosen our five favourite books for preschool that my parents read to me as a child and I now read to Ted. We struggled to pick just five there are so many older books that we love!
Open university: My advice to all expectant mothers and parents who are considering distance learning.
After finally taking the plunge last year I became an open university student. At the time I was both pregnant and mum to a 2yo, it was a huge step but after an anxious first pregnancy I decided I needed something to keep my mind busy after 2yo had gone to bed. I’ve just finished my first module and wanted to share my experiences with other parents who were thinking about distance learning!
Living with a strong willed child & how to manage their behaviour.
Having a strong willed child is great, they’re confident, fun and passionate and you know they have a real possibility of going far in the future. But, it can also be hard.. If we don’t teach our children from a young age that unkind and unsafe behaviour is not ok we can end up living with a miniature dictator of our own creation. we ended up in a similar situation. Here’s how we addressed the situation and combatted our sons unkind behaviour.
Buying for a new baby: What you DO and DON’T need.
After wasting money on baby products we really didn’t need I decided to write a guide to what you do and Don’t really need to buy for your new baby.
Our favourite essential baby weaning products
We’ve wasted so much money on buying weaning products that just weren’t right for us, Here’s a guide to the ones we really do like!
80 ideas for things to do this summer: Our summer bucket list
Summer holidays are almost upon us and it’s time to start writing those family summer bucket lists! Here is ours to give you some inspiration – I wonder how many we will actually manage to tick off!
62 Disney inspired Boys names.
We love Disney in this house, in fact both of our children share their name with a Disney character! We’ve created a list of our favourite Disney inspired boys names to help give you some inspiration for names with added Magic.
17 uncensored truths about relationships after a baby!
17 uncensored truths about relationships after a baby! My partner and I love each other and our children so much, but yep.. we are definitely guilty of all of these 😀 1) no matter how much you love your baby, Nobody loves a poo explosion! 2) who needs makeup and...
The writing on the wall
''I'm just getting some toys mummy' Ted said as he thundered down the corridor to his bedroom. A few minutes later he was still in his room so I stuck my head down the hall to have a look at him. He was sat on his bed reading books, I could still hear him and by the...
Why is important to have our children’s feet measured?
We recently took our little guy to have his feet measured, his shoes appeared to still have plenty of length left but during a trip to the beach we noticed he was walking a bit funny. We'd always had his feet measured properly because both myself and his dad...
Hot air balloon night lights
When we first moved house a few months back, my little boy was really nervous about moving into his new room, he wasn't sure on his bedroom and he hated this one dark corner. I was desperate to find some way to make it feel more homely for him. As I was looking...
Preparing for baby: What to pack in your hospital bag!
Preparing for baby: What to pack in your hospital bag! When I was pregnant with my second child my midwife advised me to pack my hospital bag a month before I was due. well, that just seemed silly to me and I didn't bother. Naturally, the professional was right and I...
This Months 5 favourite Preschool books
This Months 5 favourite Preschool books 5. The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh & Judi Abbot Plot: All about kisses! Why I love this book: This is a lovely book, super for night time snuggles and story time. The rhyming sentences are fun and jumbly and the descriptive...