Wall Art Inspiration For The Living Room

AD | Collaborative post We live in a 1900 Victorian house and while our rooms are quite large, they are also quite dark. We don’t get a whole lot of natural light in our 25ft living room/ dining room because of the size so on the darker winter days it can be quite a gloomy room to be in. Sadly, we can’t afford to put in new big windows, or add an extra light fitting at the back of the room so we look to other ways to brighten up the room. One way of doing this is to add

Help Learning To Read By Post With Reading Chest

AD | Paid collaboration Now that Erin has moved up from nursery to reception I’m more aware of things that we could be doing with her at home. Although we love to read at home, I wouldn’t say we have really done much in the way of helping Erin learn to read. Honestly, I’m not sure I would have known what books are right for her or what to pick. Luckily, Reading Chest came to the rescue and offered to let us try their silver subscription for 3 months. Reading Chest offer a book rental service by post. The amount

Sunny Bunnies Giggle And Hop Soft Toy Review

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  There was once a time when Erin didn’t like soft toys. I tried, and tried, and tried to get her to be interested in them but it wasn’t to be. Then, one day it seemed like she woke up and her bedroom was covered in them. Erin has gone from someone who didn’t like soft toys at all to someone who has to sleep with at least 4 in her bed every night. I knew immediately that she would be a fan of the Sunny Bunnies*. We were sent one

Children’s Book Review: Everything Naomi Loved

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Everything Naomi Loved by Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler. The book was published by Norton Young Readers on 15th September and it can be purchased on Amazon*.  11th Street: it wasn’t pretty, but it was home. Naomi spends her afternoons scooting down the streets and drawing with chalk on the sidewalks with her best friend Ada, getting a slice of pizza and visiting her neighbour Mister Ray at his auto shop, and dreaming of fantastic worlds within her own. But her beloved

Enjoying Personalised Books from In The Book

AD | Paid collaboration Even before Erin was born we started buying her books. Now, she has a small library in her bedroom but she still loves to get a new book. Sometimes we like to look for something a bit different to a regular story book though and recently we have discovered In The Book, where you can choose from a whole range of personalised story books. In The Book has a really great choice of books to choose from and there really is bound to be something for everyone. There are plenty of ways to filter down the

The Transition From Nursery To Infant School

Just over 2 weeks ago Erin had her very first session in Reception. Before Erin even finished nursery back in July we had started to prepare her for moving up to the next school. Luckily, the school is around the corner from our house and we saw it every day on the walk to nursery. I think having the new school so close to home really helped Erin to get used to the idea of going somewhere new. Obviously, with COVID and lock down, the end of nursery wasn’t quite how it was supposed to be and we didn’t even

Children’s Book Review: Every Night Is Pizza Night

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-alt and Gianna Ruggiero. The book was published by Norton Young Readers on 15th September and it can be purchased on Amazon*. Pipo thinks that pizza is the best. No, Pipo knows that pizza is the best. It is a scientific fact. But when she sets out on a neighbourhood-spanning quest to prove it, she discovers that “best” might not mean what she thought it means. Join Pipo as she cooks new foods with her

Playing Find The Cervix – When A Smear Test Doesn’t Go To Plan

I’m sure we all know how important it is to book and go for our smear tests. I will admit though that I put mine off for quite some time and I wish I hadn’t. In the past I have had abnormal results which has resulted in a colposcopy and treatment. It’s not really something I want to have done again so since then I have booked in for my smear on the day the letter arrives. This time, things were quite different though. I turned up for my appointment as usual, although wearing a mask which did make things