Mummy Mondays – Peppa Pig World Grand Preview Day

On Friday, my mum, Benjamin and I headed off on a bit of an adventure. Two new rides are opening in Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park this week, and I had been invited along to the press launch by Liz Lean PR. Although I have been blogging for seven years, it’s only recently that I have taken my writing full time and I haven’t been to a lot of...

Mummy Mondays – Gaining Confidence in the Water with Swimfin

Ever since I was young I’ve always been a bit hesitant when it comes to swimming pools. Although I love to go swimming now, I still don’t put my face in or under the water, and I think that this has had a bit of a detrimental affect on the children’s attitude towards the water too. Although Carly had a few swimming lessons as a newborn (she even went underwater...

Mummy Mondays – A Trip to LEGOLAND Windsor

During the school Easter holidays, just before we headed off on our honeymoon, Ed and I decided on a spur of the moment visit to Legoland as a treat for the children. Luckily there was a promotion allowing adults to go free with a full price child’s ticket on packs of Kellogs cereals at the time, as otherwise it would have been incredibly pricey. At £120 for the four of...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 18 Months

Ok, ok, I know every mum sounds like a broken record as their child reaches another birthday or milestone, but seriously, how is Benjamin already 18 months?! It seems like so little time ago that he was being placed into my arms after a whirlwind labour, and yet here we are with a total tearaway toddler on our hands! The beginning of this year has shown a huge change in...

Mummy Mondays – Learning to Cook with My Little Sous Chef

As I’ve mentioned before, I love baking with the kids. It’s a fun activity we can do together, and something the children really enjoy. I have also been trying to get them more involved in cooking in general, as they are fairly fussy eaters, and I’ve heard that this can help encourage them to be more adventurous. I’ve got a collection of cook books which I use for inspiration, but...

Mummy Mondays – Why We Opted for a Child-Free Honeymoon

With just a few days left until we fly to Mexico for our honeymoon, the reality that we are leaving our children behind whilst we go has started to hit me. I have gone away without the older two before, and have spent a night away here and there from Benjamin in his almost 18 months of being around, but it’s always a bittersweet moment when it comes to actually...

Mummy Mondays – Starting a Spring/Summer Wardrobe with La Coqueta

I don’t want to jinx anything, but it seems like Spring is finally coming around, and the weather is starting to warm up. The lighter, brighter days have got me dreaming of summer, and our very first cruise with the children this July. We are heading off to Northern Europe with MSC, and I am excited but a little apprehensive as well as this type of a holiday is all...

Mummy Mondays – Changing Things Up with the Mia Tui Jennie

I have a confession to make. Ever since summer last year, we’ve been using a Primark beach bag in place of a proper changing bag. Seriously. It’s old, it’s pretty smelly these days, and it looks absolutely ridiculous, especially when you’re lugging it around in the depths of winter. I knew I needed a change (pun intentional). When Mia Tui, whose excellent Matilda-Mae handbag was featured in my Mother’s Day...

Mummy Mondays – The Great Oreo Cookie Quest

If there’s one thing my kids love, it’s Oreos (closely followed by Minecraft, but that’s a whole other post). So, when Britmums got in touch about The Great Oreo Cookie Quest, asking whether I would like to be involved in the campaign, I knew it would put a smile on their faces! The Great Oreo Cookie Quest is an interactive, fun way to win some fantastic prizes, including a totally...

Mummy Mondays – Cameron and Carly Join the Mini Bakers Club

I love baking with the children. I used to bake a lot when I was younger and then gradually I stopped finding the time for it, so I was very excited when the team behind the Mini Bakers Club got in touch and offered to send Cameron and Carly their very own personalised box in the post. The Mini Bakers Club is craft & baking subscription box for children, providing...