Our summer must haves

August 15, 2017 admin 0

It can be hard to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays, it can be even harder to ungrip their chubby little fingers from the many electronic devises they seem to have stashed all over the house. So I though I would share some of our favourite toys and activities that have kept the children entertained and away from technology these holidays. The Pedal Racer From the moment this arrived both boys were eager […]

Encouraging imaginative play with the Itty Bitty teddies by Hallmark

August 2, 2017 admin 0

Have you seen the Itty Bitty collection by Hallmark? They are adorable. They are basically miniature versions of your favourite characters in teddy form and they are extremely cute. You can choose from super heroes to film classics like Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz and the collections are continuing to grow all the time.   The lovely people over at Hallmark sent my boys 6 of the super hero Itty Bittys     […]

We were right, they were wrong

June 30, 2017 admin 0

We were right and they were wrong, I knew it all along. I don’t know why my husband and I ever thought that a 7 year old and a 4 year old were wiser or smarter than us. I don’t know why we believed the promises and justifications that left their cute little mouths or why we let ourselves fall for those deliciously beautiful big eyes they both have, again. But we did.   You […]

Mummy, do you remember our wedding day?

January 25, 2017 admin 0

Last night I had a very strange conversation with the tiddler that I just had to share with you all. It went like this…. T – Mummy, do you remember our wedding day? M – erm no I don’t think I do sweetie, when was it? T – 10 days ago! M – oh, where did we get married? T – At the zoo, we stood in front of the dinosaurs and wore green wedding […]

Stocking fillers for boys

December 18, 2016 admin 0

Although we always put the main presents under the tree, I do love to have a few extra surprises in the stockings for the boys too. Every year I add some chocolates and some candy canes and a few small toys, but I always find it quite difficult to get toys that are reasonably priced and will entertain the boys. This year I have found a whole selection of great stocking filler ideas, here are […]

Why I hate bonfire night

November 5, 2016 admin 2

Bonfire night used to be on of my favourite nights of the year. Wrapping up warm, getting cosy near the bonfire, playing with sparklers and watching the beautiful displays fly across your head, oh how I used to love it. Now I dread bonfire night, in fact I dread the whole weekend. My eldest is scared of loud noises, always has been. When he was tiny he was frightened of the hover, (a good excuse for […]

Boys are gross

November 2, 2016 admin 4

On Halloween I arranged for my boys to do trick or treating with their friends. I decided to make a few pizzas before we left and even put a few decorations up, however it was NOT a party, I am not a party throwing mum.  But there were 8 boys sat in my dinning room eating pizza, crisps and sweets (oh so healthy) in fancy dress costumes screaming, shouting and laughing so loudly my neighbours […]

The great bedroom debacle

October 12, 2016 admin 2

When my husband and I first found out we were expecting our eldest we were shocked to say the least, I was still at University and working part time and we lived in a tiny two bed terraced. Despite the initial shock we soon came round to the idea that two would become three and my much loved study would have to be transformed into a nursery, albeit a small nursery, but a cute little […]

It turns out my boys can get along

July 30, 2016 admin 0

My boys fight, a lot. It is something that I have just come to accept and I am getting pretty good at zoning it out now and letting them tackle each other to the ground and only intervening if I actually see blood, otherwise they turn on me as if I am the bad guy for trying to keep them alive, so I was kind of dreading our annual holiday. As I planned our holiday […]

The world through the eyes of a three year old

June 20, 2016 admin 0

It is very easy to forget how innocent our children are from time to time, especially when they seem so advanced for their years and have an ability to operate technology that rivals most adults. But every now and then my  three year old will say something that will catch me off guard and remind me how little, sweet, innocent and full optimism he still is. He never fails to make me laugh just when […]