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 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...

Foodie Friday – Our Family Sunday Dinner Tradition

For as long as I can remember, I’ve headed off to my mum’s on a Sunday for dinner. It’s become much more than just habit, more of a tradition, and one that I try not to miss, working our plans around it.  I’m very close to my mum, but since I moved out and became a mum myself, I don’t spend much quality time with her. She is amazing with...