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...

Mummy Mondays – Why I Feel the 18 Summers Mentality is Damaging for Parents

Recently I’ve seen something floating around social media about only having eighteen summers with your children before they are grown up. The sentiment is that we need to make the most of their time as children, to make the most of our time as parents and the emphasis is that we should be making the most of this time in their lives. Now, you may be thinking, what’s wrong with...

Mummy Mondays – Updating Carly’s Bedroom with Aspace

When we moved into our house eighteen months ago, Carly was only just four, and she was still very much into her character bedding. Her favourite film at the time was Inside Out, but she’s since grown out of it, and I’d been meaning to replace her duvet cover for awhile when the team at Aspace got in touch offering to send over their new Chloe duvet cover set for...

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...

Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Gift for Mums this Christmas with Times To Treasure

With Christmas now under a month away (eek), thoughts are definitely centred around the perfect gift for those close to you. The most beautiful gift I’ve ever received before was a necklace with the footprints of my eldest two children. I was devastated when I lost it a couple of years ago after a house move so when the lovely Grainne from Times to Treasure in Poole said she would...

Mummy Mondays – Making Mealtimes a Doddle with Doddl Cutlery 

As Benjamin was baby led weaned, he has always been very hands on at meal times, wanting to feed himself rather than letting us help. Up until recently he was grabbing the food in his fists and using his hands to feed himself. A little while ago we were sent over a Doddl cutlery set from the lovely people at Media Snug. This set is suitable for children aged from...

Mummy Mondays – Planning a Halloween Party for Young Children  

Whether you love it or hate it, at this time of year it’s hard to avoid Halloween. Despite not really celebrating the occasion as a child, since having children myself I’ve come to love Halloween.  It’s never going to replace Christmas in terms of my favourite celebration, but Halloween is the perfect excuse to get dressed up, play some games and enjoy some delicious food.  This year we are hosting...

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...

Food & Fitness Friday – Back to School Lunchbox Ideas 

The summer is drawing to a close and it will soon be time for school to start once again. Fortunately for us, both of the children will be having free school meals, but if you plan on providing a lunchbox for your little one, I’ve come up with a list of items for inspiration to keep things mixed up throughout the week!  It’s worth noting that some schools have stricter...