pool and hotel at sunset in Crete

The Best Ways to Beat Your Holiday Blues

We’ve only been back from our family holiday abroad for a couple of days and I already feel as though we’ve been back ages. The bad weather that greeted us didn’t help, the reminder of having to find a new car as I looked at my battered Astra when we arrived home (sigh), the immediate start of washing and cleaning and thinking about routines coming back into play… urgh, take me back! And this is why I suffer badly with the holiday blues. It happens almost everytime I come back, especially if the holiday has been extra special and it can take me a week or more to fully settle into being home again.  Continue reading “The Best Ways to Beat Your Holiday Blues”

baby asleep in black and white image

How I Solved my Baby’s Colic and Reflux Problem

If you have followed William’s journey, you will know that soon after coming home from the hospital he began to suffer from colic and reflux. Jake never had these problems so everything I was seeing and experiencing was all completely new to me. I had heard of parents pacing the floor all night but until I had William I honestly never had a clue how bad things could be. I was shattered. I felt defeated by the lack of sleep and the endless crying and being told by doctors that ‘it’s just colic’ wasn’t enough for me. I’m not one to sit back and wait for things to work themselves out, especially when it comes to health. I need to be actively finding a solution, looking for tips, doing anything to help my children and just waiting for him to grow out of it all was never an option.  Continue reading “How I Solved my Baby’s Colic and Reflux Problem”

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”

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”

baby sleeping

The Importance of Sleep for Children… and You!!

As a parent, I reckon that around 95% of my conversations revolve around sleep (or lack of!) It’s funny, isn’t it? As soon as a baby is born we turn the parents and one of the first things we ask them is how are they sleeping? We continually look for solutions to supposed ‘sleep issues’, we heavily discuss it amongst our new Mum friends and spend hours working out which sleep tactics are the best. And so begins the never-ending cycle of talking about sleep… Continue reading “The Importance of Sleep for Children… and You!!”

itty bittys review

Itty Bittys Review and Giveaway!

Itty Bittys are a fun plush toy by Hallmark which take on some of the best-known characters, in teeny tiny form. As the collection has started to grow, Hallmark got in touch to ask if Jake would like to review his choice of characters. With a large range including Disney, Star Wars, Snoopy, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, just to name a few, he jumped at the chance to choose some and as soon as he spotted the Marvel range he was over the moon! Continue reading “Itty Bittys Review and Giveaway!”

lawnmower and grass trimmer review

Review: VonHaus Lawnmower and Grass Trimmer from Domu

Gardening for me has become a hobby that I love and with each year that we live here, I am even more determined to perfect ours. Unfortunately, our gardening tools are starting to fail us and we’ve been living with a secondhand lawnmower that has the handle taped together in a desperate attempt to save it for a little longer and a grass trimmer that gave up the ghost years ago– leaving me to trim all the border edges with garden scissors… yep, its a tedious job but the perfectionist in me just cannot leave it! Continue reading “Review: VonHaus Lawnmower and Grass Trimmer from Domu”