Carly Bear, On Your First Day at School…

Last night I stood over you for a little longer than I usually do, watching you sleep, seeing the rise and fall of your chest. It seems impossible that my little girl is going to school. It’s a total cliche, I know, but these past five years have really flown by and it feels like so little time ago that I was eagerly waiting your arrival. Now, with just a...

Travel & Tourism Tuesday – Our Trip to Weymouth Sealife Centre & The Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers Event 

Cameron and Carly absolutely love the Ocotnauts. They have a few of the DVDs and they often play with the octopod Cameron got for one of this birthdays pretending to be Kwazii and Peso. They also both love animals, and sealife in particular. One of their favourite places locally is the oceanarium so when I was offered the chance to take the children to Weymouth Sealife Centre to review their...

The Great Baby Boom of 2017 – Am I Finished Having Babies?

It seems that every time I scroll through social media lately I come across another pregnancy announcement. Is there some sort of conspiracy? Did everybody plan to have a baby in early 2018 and I missed the memo? Or, is it more likely that the reason it feels like the world and his wife is expecting all of a sudden is down to the fact that I’m not sure whether...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 9 Months 

I tried to avoid starting another of these posts by commenting on how quickly the time is going by but *whispers* how is my baby boy already 9 months old?! With our wedding just over 6 weeks away, this year truly has gone by in a flash, and my baby is beginning to look more and more like a little boy. This month has seen his development continue…  Moving Benjamin...

Benjamin at 8 Months 

The months are still flying by. I feel like an awful mum as I actually totally missed Benjamin turning 8 months on Sunday. In my defence, we had an absolutely amazing weekend and I spent Sunday being the ‘hostess with the mostess’ at our family barbecue.  Better late than never, I did a little photo shoot in the garden with Benjamin’s milestone cards. He finally started sitting up unaided properly...

Mummy Mondays – The Little Boy who Lost his Name Book Review 

Back at the end of November we were sent a copy of The Little Boy who Lost his Name for our children’s gift guide. Cameron absolutely loved the book and I thought it deserved more than a passing mention.  The ordering process was lovely and simple, and there was an option to add a personalised message at the beginning, which I loved and it made Cameron feel special when he...

Mummy Mondays – My Mummy Resolutions 

So I’ve already covered my 2017 resolutions, but what about those changes specific to being a better mummy to my three children?  At the start of 2016 I made a resolution to spend more time with my children, to put them first and I believe I started the year off well. I quit my very stressful job and took a new one which was part time hours and allowed me...

Tiny Tracks – Popular Music for Children 

The children take after me and love listening to music. A little while ago they started getting into the habit of listening to it before going to sleep, after their bedtime story. Until now I had just been using an old classical music cd for them as it was fairly relaxing and peaceful and long enough that I could just leave it to play out.  I heard about Tiny Tracks...

Mummy Mondays – Celebrating Halloween with My Kids 

I’ve never really been big on Halloween. As somebody completely obsessed with Christmas, I’ve just seen it as a stepping stone to the festive season starting. In past years I’ve enjoyed dressing up for a drunken night out.  But since having the children, I’ve started appreciating it more and getting involved with fancy dress, pumpkin carving and spooky films.  One tradition I don’t take part in is trick or treating. I...

Parenting – Organix Goodies Crispy Bars Review 

When I was told about Organix’s new cereal bars for toddlers, I knew my little minions would love the chance to try them so happily arranged for some to be sent to us for them to review.  The company says the following about the new bars:   “For little explorers who like to try something new, Organix Goodies launches their new crispy bars. Packed full of juicy raisins and crispy puffs...