Mummy Mondays – Trying Out the Idaho Jones Gallivant Baby Changing Backpack

At the end of the month we are going on our first camping trip and cruise within a few days of each other. With the three young children, including Benjamin who’s just over a year and a half, I need to be confident that I have everything I might need to hand at any one time but I don’t want to be lugging around cumbersome bags when we are out...

Mummy Mondays – Getting Crafty with Little Learners

A couple of months ago, the lovely Alex from my local branch of Little Learners, educational messy play, got in touch asking if Benjamin and I would like to go along to her weekly sessions for a term and see what we thought as they had only recently started up in our area.Having registered as self employed back at the start of the year, and working from home around Benjamin’s...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Our First Family Festival

Something very exciting is happening this month, well ok actually there are several exciting things happening this month. July may in fact be our most exciting month so far this year, but what I wanted to discuss today was our very first festival as a family as we are off to Camp Bestival! Camp Bestival is in its 10th year but this will be my first time attending, despite it...

Mummy Mondays – I Was Let Down by Health Professionals During Labour & That’s Not OK

I debated whether to write this post or not as I know that, compared to some people, my experiences are not actually that awful. However, in the end I did want to share it, as I felt, and continue to feel let down by the care I received throughout my labour with Benjamin, and it did actually have a lasting impact on my mental health. For this reason, I feel...

Mummy Mondays – Updating Carly’s Bedroom with Aspace

When we moved into our house eighteen months ago, Carly was only just four, and she was still very much into her character bedding. Her favourite film at the time was Inside Out, but she’s since grown out of it, and I’d been meaning to replace her duvet cover for awhile when the team at Aspace got in touch offering to send over their new Chloe duvet cover set for...

Mummy Mondays – The Importance of Family Breaks

Last week, over half term, we took the children away for a family ‘staycation’ to the beautiful Lake District. It was a pretty last minute decision, as Ed and I have already had one holiday this year (our honeymoon to Mexico), and we have our very first cruise as a family coming up at the end of next month. The main reason we ended up going away is that I...

Mummy Mondays – Ending our Breastfeeding Journey at 19 Months

I first planned to write this post on our return from Mexico back in April. Having been away from Benjamin for ten days, I figured that my body would have stopped producing milk, and that Benjamin would have stopped being interested in feeding from me by the time I returned. It turns out neither of those things happened. In fact, when Benjamin and I were reunited, it was like no...

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...