nursing box ideas

Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained

Preparing to bring a new arrival home from hospital is an important task and one area I have been thinking about is something that will help to make Jake feel included and entertained whilst I am nursing his baby brother; a nursing box. This will be a special box that he can go to at anytime for when he is feeling bored or possibly left out and will keep him happily occupied whilst I am otherwise engaged. I know he will have a good understanding at his age but it will all still be very strange and new to him and as he has been the only child for 4 years I want him to feel as though his needs are also being thought about. 

So, I have had a little hunt around on the internet to find items that will suit his needs and these are what have grabbed my attention and are going on my wishlist. Continue reading “Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained”

five carved pumpkins

Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed

Halloween really is all about the pumpkins now isn’t it and with this comes the pressure to carve the ‘perfect’ pumpkin for your home. I’ve noticed a rise in the stunning designs appearing all over social media but if like me, you don’t want to buy a kit full of all the tools and stencils to give you this look then this post is for you. Continue reading “Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed”

pumpkin picking at pickwell farm

Pumpkin Picking at Pickwell Farm

As Instagram and Facebook have slowly been filling up with beautiful pictures of pumpkin patches I felt as though I was missing out on this tradition and couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of pumpkin picking sooner. As a huge fan of Autumn and Halloween, I knew I had to find somewhere to visit with the family to give this a go ourselves.

It didn’t take long to find out that Pickwell Farm in Netley, Southampton was clearly a favourite amongst Continue reading “Pumpkin Picking at Pickwell Farm”

child doing sensory play

Helping To Develop Your Child Through Sensory Play

One of the best ways to encourage children to learn and develop is to make the experience fun, and enjoyable, which is why sensory play can play a crucial part in the development of your child. There is an excellent article online which explains the importance of this type of play and the benefits that it has for children, and may give you some ideas to ignite the imagination of your child.

Here is a summary of what sensory play is and how it is essential for your child to develop as they should. Continue reading “Helping To Develop Your Child Through Sensory Play”

17 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Feel Down as a Stay at Home Mum

Leaving your 9-5 daily grind once you have children can seem like the dream choice. You’ve probably spent years wishing you didn’t have to commute to work, thinking how lovely it would be to get all those jobs done around the house, staying on top of the chores and spending coffee breaks in a cafe whilst chatting with friends. Oh, how the imagination can run away with you! In reality being a stay at home Mum can be far more lonely, much harder work than any job you’ve ever had, you can feel as though some days you are living in Groundhog day and at times, it can leave you feeling isolated.  Continue reading “17 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Feel Down as a Stay at Home Mum”

child gardening

Get Gardening To Help Your Kids Grasp A Healthy Lifestyle

There is a lot in the media at the moment about the health and well-being of our children. Including what they are eating and some exercises that they are doing. But did you know that with just one activity, you can address both these issues? That activity is gardening, and you can keep reading to find out more. Continue reading “Get Gardening To Help Your Kids Grasp A Healthy Lifestyle”

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Is It Time To Reduce The Summer Holidays?

I don’t really remember how I felt as a child during the summer holidays. I know my Mum always tried to fit in fun activities to keep us entertained and we would have a holiday but as a young child, those memories of how I felt have all gone. So, as a first time Mum this is my first experience of having a child off school, well pre-school, for the holidays. I had visions of fun, Continue reading “Is It Time To Reduce The Summer Holidays?”