from nursery to toddler room in a few simple steps

From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps

With a new baby on the way we felt it was time to put some focus onto Jake. We decided the best way to do this was to update his bedroom before we begin on the new nursery. His room has been kept almost the same since he was born and as he will be four this year we felt it was time for it to shift from nursery status to little boys room.  Continue reading “From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps”

little house of science

Making Learning Fun with Little House of Science

Back in the day, when I was at school, you were there to learn and this meant the classes were usually pretty serious. I always did well in the interactive classes– Music, Science, English– but I struggled with Maths from the start. For me, it was always explained in a very complicated way. If I can relate information I am given to practical situations and it seems logical to me I can take it all in and learn and perhaps if it had all been made more fun I may have been much more engaged. It wasn’t until I failed my Maths GCSE and had to re-do a year at college that I found a teacher who finally made it all ‘click’. Continue reading “Making Learning Fun with Little House of Science”

album cover of belightful music

How We Have Been Tackling Bedtime With Belightful Music

As you are probably aware by now, Jake does not sleep well. The issues vary from refusing to go to bed, getting up several times once we have put him to bed to waking up at a variety times during the night. There is no rhyme or reason, the health visitor could not solve the issue by changing meal times, varying his food or by introducing a gro-clock and as he doesn’t do it at the same time every night so it isn’t a habitual issue. I have tried every trick in the book, even resorting to Continue reading “How We Have Been Tackling Bedtime With Belightful Music”

my sleep thief asleep on the sofa

Dealing With A Sleep Thief

I am currently on a few parenting pages on social media and have noticed that sleep is one of the most popular topics being discussed and alongside that, the term sleep regression is cropping up more frequently. Being a Mum who never read any baby books or who never signed up to baby websites (because I chose to ‘learn on the job’!) there are times Continue reading “Dealing With A Sleep Thief”

first words- our language

The realisation that our language is pretty damn stupid!

The moment we all long for, your child saying their first word. We all focus on this and most people report it being Dadda or Mumma but in reality, they are making sounds for so long before it becomes quite easy to say they are already talking. I am pretty sure that Jake’s first word was ‘hiya’!

As they hit 2 their vocabulary Continue reading “The realisation that our language is pretty damn stupid!”

boy having strops- terrible two's

Toddler Tantrums? The Solution is Actually Simple

We have been through stages of the well-known ‘terrible two’s’ and believe me they start long before their 2nd birthday hits. For me it came as a bit of a shock with Jake going from a frustrated little one who maybe had a tantrum once in a while, usually, when I couldn’t understand what it was he needed, to a crazed tiny being who I didn’t recognise anymore! The first phase of this- Continue reading “Toddler Tantrums? The Solution is Actually Simple”