Activities to Do With Children After School

•Features gifted items• After spending the summer holidays with the children, it was a bit of a shock to the system when we all went back to school and work and no longer had long days together to do what we wanted. I find the hours between the school pick up and bedtime can go by so quickly, so I have been trying to make the most of this time...

Why You Need a Membership to English Heritage or National Trust (Or Both)

Sometimes it can be a struggle to find things to do with the children at the weekend and during the school holidays. We don’t have a huge amount of disposable income so there is a limit to the activities we can do. My mum is a member of the English Heritage, and has added me and the children to it, which means we are able to go out together and...

Mummy Mondays – Family Money Saving – How to Save Money in Your Family Home

Saving money is something we all want to get into the habit of doing more often. But where do we start? The price of the weekly food shop is slowly creeping up each week, and when winter arrives, we know full well that our bills will increase dramatically as we pump more heat out of those radiators. We can’t help spending money; it’s essential to living a comfortable, hassle-free life....

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 – How I Balance Blogging with Motherhood

I’ve loved to write ever since I was a child. When I was at school I would make up my own magazines complete with features and even an agony aunt section. I wrote my first short story aged 14 and I have had dreams of being published ever since. Blogging has been amazing at giving me an outlet. Through my blog I’ve had the chance to collaborate with some amazing...

My Monthly Plans – November

Eek, its November and with it comes cosy nights under the duvet, comfort food and lots of Christmas shopping!  After getting married in Santorini at the end of summer, I’ve been counting down the days until our blessing and reception back home and I’m so excited it’s finally here!  We have a bit of a slower, more chilled out month ahead and I’m looking forward to some quality time with...

Mummy Mondays – How it Feels to Share Your Child 

I’ve put off writing this post for so long. I’ve previously talked about my daughter going to her dad’s house, but I haven’t really gone into too much detail about how it actually feels to share your child with an ex partner.  Going in to this, I’m aware that there are so many different situations out there when it comes to separated and divorced families, and I am by no...

My Monthly Plans – September 

As you’ll know by now, I’m currently away in Santorini. It was really weird scheduling this post, knowing that by the time it went live I will have already been out here for a few days and will be getting married in the morning (eek!).  September is obviously very exciting for us, not only because of our holiday and wedding but it also sees Carly start school for the first...

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...