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”

pregnancy and mum guilt

How Pregnancy Brings on a Whole New Wave of Mum Guilt

As if we need to feel more Mum guilt eh… Who’d have thought that pregnancy could bring on a whole new wave of it?! Well, it can and it has for me.

The first trimester wasn’t too bad. I was being physically sick and everyone could see the toll it was taking on me. I was off so many foods, I couldn’t keep much down and I could barely stay awake. Jake had twigged that I was pregnant before we even told him and he took on a good Continue reading “How Pregnancy Brings on a Whole New Wave of Mum Guilt”

travelling with the family

Tips for Travelling with Kids

You’re probably thinking ‘why on earth would I want to travel with the kids?!’ Although it sounds like a task riddled in stress and frequent nagging, from both sides, it’s actually important to include your children in your travels plans, and it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sounds. Continue reading “Tips for Travelling with Kids”

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”

the sods laws of parenting

The Sod’s Laws of Parenting

If you are a parent you would have most probably noticed by now that some things happen in patterns, patterns that don’t tend to go well for you or ones that make your life that little more challenging and most of these patterns can be explained by one teeny force of nature… your children. Isn’t parenting fun?!

I like to call these patterns the sod’s laws of parenting and here are some examples of the most common ones: Continue reading “The Sod’s Laws of Parenting”

making financial changes as your family grows

How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows

With a second child on the way, I need to turn my financial brain on and make some savvy frugal changes. There are large changes that most of us have to make when we become parents, such as reducing large treats that we may never have batted an eyelid at in the past. I have previously given you my money saving top tips for stay at home parents but now it is time for me to be a little more clever in order to make a few extra pounds and to save a few more. Continue reading “How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows”