My Top Tips for Surviving Your Child’s First Year at School

As we come to the end of the current school year, I’m taking a moment to look back on all the pressures and worries I had this time last year but also at the amazing progress Isabella has made. Although scary, it’s a brilliant experience, as long as you are prepared. The thought of Isabella (being a summer born baby – and our first-born) going to school just 8 days after she turned four was terrifying for me. We didn’t {Read More}

Legoland Hotel Deals – just £99 for 4!

Are you looking for Legoland Hotel deals? It’s safe to say that as a family, we are more than just a little bit Legoland crazy! Since Isabella was two-years-old, we’ve enjoyed family days at Legoland and have always enjoyed our time there. It could end up costing a fortune with ticket prices, food and hotel prices, let alone gift shop purchases. However, I’m always on the hunt for a good bargain and here’s how we managed to spend the night {Read More}

Making Meals with the Kids

Children always manage to find the most inconvenient times to decide they need a cuddle or just want to literally stand hugging your leg or asking you questions, don’t they! My two seem to know instinctively when it is time for me to start making the dinner and they almost turn into some sort of clingy, whingy whiny horror that only manages to get under my feet. Well, instead of having arguments or tantrums and trying to force the children {Read More}

Tears Into Smiles

When the sun is finally shining bright And your little toes wiggle in the gentle breeze Running, jumping, climbing to the greatest height Kicking balls, flying kites, digging in the fallen leaves There’s a part of me always looking out for you Silently wincing, flinching, cringing, as you take a small tumble. Instead of keeping you wrapped up close, like my heart often tells me to I stand aside while you discover your new limits telling me it’s ok to {Read More}

Oh My Blog – All About Mums

Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them! This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and I’m hosting Carol from Family Makes. Introduce us to your mum. What’s her name? What {Read More}

Extraordinary Moments Storybook

*This is an advertorial post in collaboration with Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk.* Bringing up a toddler can be such hard work; there are toddler tantrums and the terrible twos to name but a few! But what about all those special moments, the moments that make your heart gush with pride and emotion. These moments makes all the tantrums and sleepless nights worthwhile.   Well, Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk are going one step further and encouraging us {Read More}

Why two is enough for me.

I always thought I wanted three children; both my husband and I come from families with three children and three just seemed to be the magic number. However, now I have actually been pregnant, gone through childbirth and have my two beautiful, strong-willed, independent children, I can quite honestly say that two is my magic number.  In a way I think it helps that we have a girl and a boy – that way you don’t second guess and wonder {Read More}

Oh My Blog – Guest Post by Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy

This is Oh My Blog! A brand new monthly interview series featuring a whole host of fellow bloggers. Each month, we’ll be bringing you different themed posts showcasing the very best bloggers out there. This month, the questions are based on the fitting February topic of love! This month, we’re meeting Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy. 1. Tell us about yourself and your blog. I’m Emily. I’ve recently turned 30 and I’m mum to almost five year old twin {Read More}

Selfish Mother

Okay, so this is probably a little of an exaggeration but truth be told, whenever I do something ‘big’ for myself, I do feel that pang of guilt parents often get. I feel as though I should be at home with my children instead of out enjoying myself. But reality is, parents need ‘me time’ to be the best parents they can be. If we as parents don’t have a break every once in a while, we won’t be giving {Read More}

Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park: Review

At the end of August, we went on a brilliant UK holiday to Devon with my parents and stayed at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park. My parents took pity on us as we weren’t going to have a holiday this year and they kindly invited us to come on theirs. I jumped at the chance and we spent some time discussing how we could meet the needs of three generations during a week’s holiday. I think I can safely say my {Read More}