Mummy Mondays – Keeping my Family Warm This Winter with AO

Although I’m nearing the big 3-0 and I have three children, I sometimes struggle to remember that I’m an actual adult. It feels like just yesterday that I was a carefree teen. I can safely say that this month I definitely felt like I had made the transition into a ‘proper’ adult though, when I took a delivery from AO for an indoor heater. When I was kindly offered the...

Mummy Mondays – A Wonderbly Christmas

I can’t believe its been almost a year since we did our very first review with Wonderbly for their fantastic Lost my Name book. Since then, the blog has come on leaps and bounds and I have reviewed several other titles including The Birthday Thief, The Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home and most recently Kingdom of You. Today I wanted to share with you one of Wonderbly’s newest creations, My Golden...

Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Gift for Mums this Christmas with Times To Treasure

With Christmas now under a month away (eek), thoughts are definitely centred around the perfect gift for those close to you. The most beautiful gift I’ve ever received before was a necklace with the footprints of my eldest two children. I was devastated when I lost it a couple of years ago after a house move so when the lovely Grainne from Times to Treasure in Poole said she would...

Mummy Mondays – The Kingdom of Carly – Another Wonderbly Birthday!

Last Thursday my not so little girl turned five! She’s always felt like my baby, even when I went on to have Benjamin last year, so it has been strange adjusting to her starting school recently. In the past couple of months she’s really grown up and I was so proud when her teacher told me she was a pleasure to have in the class, and that Carly is really...

Mummy Mondays – Gift Guide for Children Aged 5-8

With three kids, Christmas can be incredibly expensive. All three of our children also have birthdays in the months leading up to Christmas, so I need to be strict on budget when it comes to this time of year. Generally speaking, buying for children is easier than adults as they always have lots of ideas of what they want, but without sounding mean, sometimes what they want isn’t necessarily that...

Mummy Mondays – Why Working from Home Works for Me 

Recently, whilst on my maternity leave, I handed in my notice at work. I’ve mentioned before how hard a decision this was for me, and that perhaps it might not have been my first choice had childcare not been an issue.  However, having had a few weeks to reflect, I’ve come to terms with my situation and, although still lonely during the week, I’m feeling a lot more positive about...

Mummy Mondays – From Bubble to Best Friend with Shnooks by Zuru

Carly totally takes after me and therefore tends to become obsessed with toys, books and films very easily. I can always tell when she falls in love with something because it’s all she can talk about.  It’s recently happened with Arthur Christmas (yes, we are watching Christmas films in our house already), and when we were sent the rather adorable Shnooks by Zuru, it happened again.  Carly was a little...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin Turns One! 

I still can’t believe my baby boy, my youngest child is now one! The last year went by in a flash, and yet Benjamin has grown up so much over the past couple of months, his development has come on leaps and bounds and I’m so proud of him.  Talking  Benjamin loves the sound of his own voice and will now copy or attempt to copy a fair few words...

Mummy Mondays – Making Mealtimes a Doddle with Doddl Cutlery 

As Benjamin was baby led weaned, he has always been very hands on at meal times, wanting to feed himself rather than letting us help. Up until recently he was grabbing the food in his fists and using his hands to feed himself.  A little while ago we were sent over a Doddl cutlery set from the lovely people at Media Snug. This set is suitable for children aged from...

Mummy Mondays – Planning a Halloween Party for Young Children  

Whether you love it or hate it, at this time of year it’s hard to avoid Halloween. Despite not really celebrating the occasion as a child, since having children myself I’ve come to love Halloween.  It’s never going to replace Christmas in terms of my favourite celebration, but Halloween is the perfect excuse to get dressed up, play some games and enjoy some delicious food.  This year we are hosting...