This is a collaborative post. Meet James, my 23 month old blonde bundle of mischief. James's favourite things in order of importance are; his bottle, chocolate brioche rolls, fire engines and dinosaurs. James We have tried to wean James from his bottle with little success, it has proved much more difficult this time round as … Continue reading Banishing The Bottle With Silasip
2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents … Continue reading Our Unconventional Christmas
Anyone who knows me in real life will know I love a bit of art and craft, and my boys love getting stuck in with paint, glue, glitter and the like...basically anything that can get messy! We were sent a festive toucanBox, which was a complete surprise for Stanley when it came through the letter … Continue reading Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox
...and then did, practically the minute I became a Mum!! 1. The stain check and sniff test No, I was going to be completely organised, have drawers full of freshly washed and pressed clothing arranged by season and size. So if one of my darlings spilled some of their organic apple juice down their top, … Continue reading 5 Things I Swore I’d Never Do…
This week I was sent a free children's book to download, no this wasn't a perk of blogging...I actually came across a sponsored post on Facebook asking if I'd like a free copy. I messaged back and the book appeared in my inbox. You're probably thinking where's the catch? Well, there isn't one. Taffy Thomas … Continue reading The Hullabaloo by Taffy Thomas: A Review
WOW, what an incredible week! At one point I thought my phone was going to self combust and I'd be left with nothing more than a blob of melted plastic. I was forced to turn all sound notifications off, as it clearly thought it was at the last night of the proms complete with symbol … Continue reading I’m Not From Hull: And Other Lessons
My hospital bag is packed, the baby carrier has been dug out from storage and given a good clean, and the moses basket is set up in our room. I'm now 35 weeks pregnant, and I'm done. I don't feel at all worried that I might have forgotten something, and I've not even looked at … Continue reading Pregnancy Ponderings.
We have been attending Little Acorns Children's Gardening Club for just over 18 months now. It's become quite a big part of our weekly routine. And, as again a few of you have shown an interest, I thought I'd write up a review of our experience. The sessions are booked in advance but with no … Continue reading Little Acorns…Helping My Boys To Grow
This is something I came across last year, I can't really remember how. But chances are I probably Googled or searched Pinterest for 'dinosaur play ideas' because believe it or not, my life REALLY is that exciting!! Little did I know, I'd stumbled across an imagination invasion that was started by husband & wife team … Continue reading Dinovember: A RAWWRRsome Idea!!
I've just put a visibly upset Stanley to bed, we've had a little chat about what is happening tomorrow and I've explained that things will be fine. It's the evening of Wed 29th Aug and everything will change in the morning. You see, tomorrow is the very last day Stanley will go to his childminder. … Continue reading Time To Say Goodbye.