Looking back on our best and worst parenting decision

July 22, 2021 admin 0

Separating the boys bedrooms was the best parenting decision we ever made. Or perhaps it was more that letting them share a room in the first place was the worst parenting decision we ever made, I’m not sure which. Either way the recent bedroom makeovers have created a much more peaceful bedtime routine. and the tiddler, who turns into something resembling the hulk when he doesn’t get enough sleep, is starting to return to his […]

Frugi | Organic clothes for babies and children | Review

May 6, 2021 admin 0

As a family we have started to become a lot more aware of the impact our actions have on the world we live in. We have started to make small changes, buying more eco friendly and sustainable products, reducing our food waste and being more mindful about our choices. In order to do this we have researched lots of new products and sustainability projects and I have also been working with a number of brands […]

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Sounds of the Forest | Book Review

October 18, 2018 admin 4

I am a total book worm and have been for as long as I can remember, I even joined a book club earlier this year just so I could discuss the books I read with like minded people. So when the boys started to show an interest in reading too I was delighted. I’ve read to them since they were tiny but it’s lovely seeing them reach for a book to read themselves or asking […]

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Could boredom boost creativity in children?

October 3, 2018 admin 1

A 2018 study commissioned by Bic into the activities of modern day children uncovered some interesting findings that suggest children claim they are bored very easily and as much as up to 122 times a month, although I’m sure mine could do that in a week, if not a day sometimes! But in all seriousness it does make us wonder why are children are claiming to be bored so easily. Is it because they have […]

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Nature, nurture or pure pot luck?

September 14, 2018 admin 0

I am pretty sure every human over the age of 16 has heard of the nature nurture debate in some capacity. Whether it was an hour long lesson in 6th form psychology or a fleeting reference in a horror film when giving a character assassination of the serial killer, it’s a debate that will out live all of us. For anyone that is actually reading this and scratching their head the short short version is […]

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What do kids need for school?

August 23, 2018 admin 1

The boys, like most other children in the country, go back to school in a couple of weeks, which means right now I am doing the ever crazy back to school shop. Not my favourite past time I can assure you. I have been asked by a few fellow mums whose children start school this September “What do kids need for school?” and so I thought I would write a post outlining everything that I […]

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How to encourage your children to talk about their day

January 8, 2018 admin 13

Sometimes getting children to talk about their day can seem impossible so here is a post I wrote about how to encourage your child to talk about their day. I wrote this post because when I pick the boys up from school I always ask them how their day went and most times I get the same rotation of responses I can’t remember It was fine Good thanks and I can’t be the only one. […]

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The Best Books For Boys

November 29, 2017 admin 3

Personally, I love to read. Always have and I imagine I always will. When I was little I remember my nana would read fairy stories to me when she babysat, our favourite book was about flower children that I absolutely loved and when we weren’t reading that she would make stories up for me. Once I was old enough to read by myself I would devour books, loosing myself in the twists and turns and […]

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Meditation for children | A book Review

September 21, 2017 admin 0

A few months back I started to become acutely aware of my stress levels  and the impact this was having on my health and if I am totally honest, my relationship with my husband and my boys. As a teacher it seems to be a part of the job, that we accept the work load and ridiculous expectations put on us without question and just live a life that is so full of stress it is […]

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 Bitty teddies.   […]