Mummy Mondays – Autumn Activities with Children

As much as I love autumn, the colder and sometimes more miserable weather can make it harder to decide on activities to keep the children occupied. Sundays are our family days, where we try and make an effort to get out and about and shake off the cobwebs. These are some of our favourite autumn activities with children. Pumpkin Picking  I know, I know. I bang on about pumpkin picking...

Mummy Mondays – Why I’m Not Planning Any More Children

Wow, that title all sounds a little bit final, doesn’t it? The thing is, typing this out has had me second guessing myself, but ultimately I know it makes sense for our family to stay as it it. For us, three kids is enough. Any more and I honestly think we would struggle, that the whole family dynamic would be stretched, and that isn’t something I am actively encouraging, despite...

Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Personalised Present

Benjamin turns two in just over a week and, disbelief at how fast the past two years have gone by aside, we have been looking at what to get for him now he has started to properly understand the concept of receiving gifts. Benjamin, like his older brother and sister, has started showing an interest in books and loves being read to. When the team behind In the Book got...

Mummy Mondays – Why I Feel the 18 Summers Mentality is Damaging for Parents

Recently I’ve seen something floating around social media about only having eighteen summers with your children before they are grown up. The sentiment is that we need to make the most of their time as children, to make the most of our time as parents and the emphasis is that we should be making the most of this time in their lives. Now, you may be thinking, what’s wrong with...

Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris with Children over Christmas

Those who know me will know that I am a big Disney fan. I have always loved the magic of Disney, and I have been fortunate enough to have gone to Disneyland Paris quite a few times throughout my childhood. I have also been able to take my own children to Disney a few times in recent years and let me tell you, Disney with kids is a whole new...

Mummy Mondays – The Ultimate Girly Gift Guide with GirlZone

I don’t know why but every year I really struggle when it comes to gift ideas for the children’s friends. With two of them in school now, there are generally lots of party invites throughout the year and each time I end up panic buying something from the supermarket the day before. This year I am really trying to think ahead and put together a stash of gifts for both...

Mummy Mondays – Back to School, Back to Basics with ACE

Well, that’s it. The summer holidays have drawn to a close. Ed goes back today and the children are back tomorrow after one final inset day. The break this year has been quite jam packed, but we’ve also had some chilled out days at home to rest too. It’s been lovely, but I can’t deny I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. One of the things I...

Mummy Mondays – Educational Gift Ideas from Laurence King Publishers

I have loved the range of books, games and activity sets from Laurence King ever since I started working with them on a review basis last year. They are passionate about quality, and every single item I have received from them has been incredibly durable, managing to stay looking good even with my heavy handed children around. We were recently sent two new releases, the Who Owns these Bones book...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Back to School with Find Me a Gift

The summer holidays seem to have gone by in a bit of blur. We have managed to fit a fair amount in, and it’s been lovely to have Ed around now he is a teacher and gets the summer off. The children go back next week, and Find Me a Gift very kindly sent over some of their back to school essentials to help prepare us all for the start...

Mummy Mondays – Visiting Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers with 365 Tickets

My kids are at an age where they absolutely love theme parks, the excitement of visiting a new one and getting to explore the different rides and entertainment on offer makes their little eyes light up, and Ed and I are keen to visit the different attractions on offer around the UK. Trips to theme parks aren’t cheap though, so I was very excited when attraction ticket discount site 365...