What I’ve Been Reading this Month – April

This month I have read four books, and all four of those books were read in the week we were away on our honeymoon. It turns out that staying in an all-inclusive resort without kids is the perfect excuse to catch up on your reading. I definitely have a preferred genre at the moment, that being psychological thrillers, but I wanted something less heavy as well, and I couldn’t go...

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...

What I’ve Been Reading this Month – March

I have had another busy month, having been working hard and scheduling posts in ready for whilst we are away in Mexico. I have managed to fit in some reading though. The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams (Aged 2 & 1/4) I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages, but didn’t get around to it before now. As we are going away without the children soon, I thought I...

What I’ve Been Reading this Month – February

I didn’t manage quite as many books this month, but I have had quite a hectic one, starting freelance work, and working harder than ever on my blog after registering as a self-employed! I did fit in some reading in the bath and before bedtime, and I really got into both books I did read, which were completely different to each other! The Sister – Louise Jensen I started reading...

Mummy Mondays – The Ultimate Insult Generator – A Review 

Well here we are, entering week three of the school summer holidays and surviving *just*. Keeping the children occupied wouldn’t be so difficult if the weather would just play ball, but this is Britain and after a week of mostly rain, I have lost all faith in making plans for outside.  Fortunately the children love reading and drawing, both activities which can be happily carried out inside where it’s dry...

Mummy Mondays – Summer Scribbles with Jon Burgerman’s Daily Doodle – A Review 

Today marks the first day of the school summer holidays for us. Cameron broke up on Friday and, after a weekend up north to visit his uncle in County Durham, I can see the long six week holidays stretching out in front of us needing to be filled with exciting activities.  Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m one of the fortunate ones. This year I am on maternity leave,...

Quack and Field Book Series – Book Review

As I’ve mentioned before, the children love books, so when I heard about the Quack and Field series of books by Rob Foster I knew they would love them.  The books follow the antics of main character Quack accompanied by different characters for each book as they compete in different Olympic and Paralympic activities with the aim to educate both disabled and able bodied children about the world of sport. ...

Baby and Lion Dog – The Search for the Missing Nose Book Review

I’m always on the search for books that will keep the children interested at bedtime. They are at ages now where they like to ask questions about what I’m reading to them and they really take an interest in the storyline.  When the chance came along for us to review new book ‘Baby and Lion Dog – The Search for the Missing Nose’, I was excited to read it to...