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...

A Little Father’s Day Message for Ed 

I wanted to write a post today, because I don’t think I show Ed how much I appreciate him. It’s easy to live day to day, when you’re in a relationship, where you get by, without showing somebody how much they mean to you. It’s easy to take somebody for granted, to not let them know how you really feel.  Father’s Day is a hard one since having children myself....

My Monthly Plans – May 

I’m writing this from my bed, where I’m recovering from my absolutely amazing but totally tiring hen weekend (I do also have a small self inflicted hangover, which is stopping me from getting up and enjoying the bank holiday Monday rain).  April, like most months this year, flew by, and my birthday month has come round quicker than ever. I’m really excited for this month as it begins with my...

My 2017 Resolutions 

Happy New Year everyone! I know a lot of people don’t believe in making resolutions at the beginning of the year, that you shouldn’t wait until a year has finished to change your life for the better. I disagree. I think the start of the year is the perfect time to make changes you’ve noticed need making. Me:  This year my resolutions focus on living more in the moment. I...

My Monthly Plans – December

I can’t believe another month has flown by! Benjamin turns 2 months in a couple of weeks and has his dreaded 8 week immunisations. Luckily December is also packed full of parties and festive activities for us and the children. And of course there’s the best part of all – Christmas Day, followed by New Year’s Eve and the start of a brand new year (the year we get married,...

Super Mario Aqua Beads Review 

Aqua Beads are fast becoming a popular activity amongst children of all ages. The kits allow kids to create pictures using the included multicoloured beads and magically preserve them using just water.  My children love crafts at the moment so when the lovely people at Aqua Beads offered to send over a Super Mario kit for my little minions to review we jumped at the chance.  The kit arrived quickly...

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...