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”

the second trimester

My Pregnancy: The Second Trimester

This trimester has felt long. What makes it feel even longer is the fact that no one can decide precisely when this one ends and the third begins! Seriously, my book and Bounty tells me week 26, NHS says 27 and other people say week 28 so I have given up guessing and am bringing this update to you around a time when I feel that I am getting bigger and things have definitely moved on. Continue reading “My Pregnancy: The Second Trimester”

DCby1 campaign, why getting your baby to a dentist is vital

DCby1 Campaign- Why Getting Your Baby to the Dentist is Vital

The DCby1 (dental check by one) Campaign was launched by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry in September to encourage all babies to be taken to the dentist for their first dental check by the age of one. This is a campaign that I feel very strongly towards due to the research I uncovered whilst writing my book Your Teething Baby: from one parent to another. I was shocked to read from the NHS that one of the main causes for a child to be admitted to hospital is down to Continue reading “DCby1 Campaign- Why Getting Your Baby to the Dentist is Vital”

nursery makeover, canvas pictures

Nursery Makeover: Nautical Themed Canvas Pictures

 

We have decided that the theme for the nursery is going to be a nautical one which immediately set me off creating Pinterest boards to get some fab ideas. After having recently updated Jake’s room and adding my own personal touch of digger and trucks canvasses I knew I had to do the same for the baby. Continue reading “Nursery Makeover: Nautical Themed Canvas Pictures”

family on holiday

The must know tips and tricks for a perfect family holiday

A family holiday isn’t always smooth sailing. When you’ve got little ones or two, there’s always the potential for things to go awry, even when it’s out of your control. With that being said, there are plenty of tried and tested tips to ensure a perfect getaway. Here are just some of them. Continue reading “The must know tips and tricks for a perfect family holiday”

what to look for in a school

What To Look For In a School

It is that time of year when parents are stepping into unknown territory, checking out school websites, working out if catchments areas mean anything anymore and questioning which school will be the best for their darling child. The difference this year is that this directly affects me too! I have already seen the lists of open days, been asked where he is going by family members and mentally debated with myself over not putting down our catchment school as an option. The thing is none of us first timers really know what we are supposed to be doing. Continue reading “What To Look For In a School”