The Importance Of Family Meals

Just recently Erin has been an absolute nightmare with food. She has been going through a horrible phase where she just would not eat. If that wasn’t bad enough, we’ve also had the 18 month sleep regression too! Generally, apart from a few short phases before now, she’s always been a pretty good eater. I always thought it was teething that caused this kind of thing but apparently being a toddler causes it! The not eating thing had been going on for about 2 weeks and during a visit from my sister meant us changing how we do things at

Fun Ways to Keep Fit With Your Little One

We all know that as soon as you have children, you spare time goes out the window. That run you used to go for? Not going to happen. An hour in the gym? Maybe next week. We might not get enough time to exercise for ourselves but it’s also important to teach our children to be fit and healthy. With that in mind, here are some fun ways to keep fit with your little one! Make The Most Of The Park I think the key to getting children excited about exercise and keeping fit is to make it as fun

Child Friendly Date Night Ideas

Finding time to have a date night with your partner is so hard once you have children. Some are luckier than others and might have family on hand close by for a night of babysitting now and again. However, if you’re like us you need to find ways to have date nights in another way. Here are some Child Friendly Date Night Ideas. Movie Nights John and I love our films. We have a big dvd section in our living room for years of collecting and we have a bit of everything, from musicals to horror to animated films. If you’re

3 Top Home Dates For After The Kids Have Gone to Bed

Juggling children, work and the day-to-day demands of life doesn’t leave a lot of time left for us. It can be all too tempting to just dive-bomb onto the sofa, after all the kids are feed, watered, bathed and finally asleep in bed. However sometimes it’s important to go that extra mile and find time in the evenings for ourselves and our spouse. Staying connected to your partner in a world of children’s gym kits, constant food shopping and breakfasts, lunches and dinners, is not always easy and we can very easily lose ourselves in it. Therefore finding time in

My Biggest Regret

When I was 17 I was so excited because I could learn to drive. Neither my Mum or Dad can drive so I was determined to be the one who could. I got my provisional license as soon as I was able to and started lessons. I couldn’t wait to have my own car and to have all of this independence to go wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work out that way. My driving instructor turned out to be quite horrible and we didn’t get on very well. He shouted at me for doing something

Sea Life London Aquarium: Ocean Invaders

Just recently we were invited to attend the opening of a brand new experience at the London Sea Life Aquarium. I was gutted to not be able to attend but we planned a visit the next week when we were taking Erin to London for a few days. Erin had never been to a Sea Life Centre before and I couldn’t wait to see what she made of it. My sister and her fiance also came with us as they’d never been before either. First Impressions When you first enter Sea Life London there is a really big glass floor

National Tea Day

Did you know that today was National Tea Day? I didn’t until just recently and neither did my sister Natalie, who is pretty addicted to tea. Today she’s guest posting for me about why she loves tea! Today is National Tea Day, which I didn’t know existed, but being British it makes perfect sense; shouldn’t this be a National holiday?? The British are famously a nation of tea lovers, however to most people this is milky ‘builders tea’ which has a large sugar to tea ratio. I’ve never been a fan. In fact, I never used to like tea at

Last minute getaway to Cambridge

John and I were supposed to go to Cambridge for a weekend for my birthday/ Mother’s Day but it never happened due to illness. I managed to get a rare Saturday night off work though last minute so we decided to go away quite last minute. Travel Silly me didn’t think about checking trains before booking a hotel. It turned out that we happened to go on the one weekend where there was bus replacements part way, making our journey about 40 minutes longer than it should have been. Erin actually was quite good the whole way there but she