first day at school written on a chalk board

School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready

Dear son,

This week was a biggie. We found out your school place and even though the build-up has been coming for months, I wasn’t expecting to feel this way. When we viewed the schools I was excited for something new but over the weekend I had a sinking feeling begin to grow in the pit of my stomach and as soon as I scanned my eyes over that long-awaited email I felt sad. Continue reading “School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready”

wicked uncle review of mini-adventurer toys

Perfect Toys for Your Mini-Adventurers: A Wicked Uncle Review

Getting out and about is one of the things we love to do as a family. Jake has always been energetic and never one for staying still so we have had to discover plenty of ways to keep him both physically and mentally busy. As with all children, Jake goes through phases of what he likes but right now he is very much into anything with army print and involves role-playing. Having already heard of Wicked Uncle and knowing how vast their range of children’s toys is, I was very happy to be asked to review some items of my choice. Continue reading “Perfect Toys for Your Mini-Adventurers: A Wicked Uncle Review”

Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month

April is Global Child Nutrition Month, focused on raising awareness and funds for school meal programs in developing nations. As a mother of a four-year-old, I know just how important a full belly is for Jake’s attitude, his behaviour, and his attention span. So imagining how a child’s day at school is impacted when they haven’t had breakfast or don’t know where their next meal will come from is simple. Adequate nutrition is essential for learning and childhood development. Continue reading “Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month”

little play town child playing in play areas

Our Visit to Little Play Town

The weather has been less than Spring like recently (to say the least) and as most of our usual indoor activities had been exhausted we found ourselves at a bit of a loss over what to do the other day. Then I remembered hearing about a new play place in Odiham, Hampshire. A friend had highly recommended that we visit Little Play Town because her children had such a great time so I set about looking it up online. 

Little Play Town is an indoor interactive play place for babies and children aged 1-6 years. It is very similar to Continue reading “Our Visit to Little Play Town”

storage for the home including shelving

Storage Solutions When Your Kids’ Stuff Takes Over the Home!

So, turns out that 2 kids, 2 adults, a cat and a dog in one house equals to zero space being left. Even though we have a four-bed house it was never designed well when it comes to storage. We’ve had to build cupboards, a window seat, a wardrobe and yet we are still struggling to store everything and now that we have run out of areas to build units I am looking into what funky shelving units are available to help with space but to also make our home look good too.  Continue reading “Storage Solutions When Your Kids’ Stuff Takes Over the Home!”

5 ways I'm going to be more ecologically friendly

5 Ways I’m Going to be More Ecologically Friendly

The focus to be more ecologically friendly is definitely a big talking point at the moment and it’s making me think about how bad we are in our own home for throwing away too much plastic, using too many non-reusable items and not really thinking enough about what else can actually be recycled.

I think as a parent it can be a really tough area to crack, though. It is so easy to buy disposable nappies, wipes and anything that seemingly makes our lives simpler at a time when we are super busy and extremely tired but in the long run how much waste are we producing and how much money are we spending without realising? It’s going to take a bit of time to work out what I need to change overall, but to start with I have 5 focus areas: Continue reading “5 Ways I’m Going to be More Ecologically Friendly”