Mud & Bloom Subscription Box Review

AD | Gifted item We are very lucky to have a large back garden and when the weather is nice, we are out there as much as possible. With the help of the nursery she goes to, Erin is becoming really interested in nature. She loves to look for bugs and the garden and we’re always talking about what flowers and plants we can see when we’re out and about. I have to be honest and say that I’m really not very good at outdoor activities and I sometimes struggle with thinking of things to do with Erin. We were

Beautiful Board Books From Quarto And Giveaway

AD | Gifted items Reading is a pretty big deal in our house. I remember buying Erin plenty of books before she was even born and now she’s got a small library going on in her bedroom. When we bought her IKEA Kallax shelving I hadn’t planned on it being taken over by books but I really not complaining about that now! Reading is such a great way to encourage children’s imaginations, provide a way to explain new things to them and also, they are just fun to look at and read. Erin loves to read a whole range of books

Hape Puzzles Review

AD | Gifted items As Erin gets older she looks for toys that push her more and toys that make her think about what she needs to do. Puzzles are a great way to encourage children to think about problem solving and sequences. We were recently sent a couple of really different puzzles from Hape for Erin to try! Spinning Balloons Puzzle Hape’s puzzles come in different levels and are aimed at different ages. The Spinning Balloons Puzzle is a level 4 puzzles and is aimed at children aged 3 and up. This style of puzzle is really fun and different

BABY born Soft Touch Doll And Accessories Review

AD | Gifted items At some point or another Erin was very kindly passed down a couple of dolls from one of my Mum’s friends. Erin was thrilled with them and loved playing with them but she’s very perceptive and knew that certain things just didn’t go together. Erin really wanted a doll that came with their own things and their own clothes. Erin was very kindly sent a lovely bundle from BABY born, which included the BABY born Soft Touch Doll and accessories, and excited doesn’t even begin to cover how she felt about it. BABY born soft touch doll

Orchard Toys Let’s Go Lotto Review And Giveaway

AD | Gifted item Although we like to spend a lot of time outdoors, either in the back garden or at the park, sometimes we also really just need a day at home. Of course, the British weather also means that sometimes we’re stuck indoors because of the rain. We were recently sent Let’s Go Lotto from Orchard Toys and I had been keeping it to one side ready for a rainy day! Let’s Go Lotto is a travel themed game so it’s ideal for the run up to the summer holidays. We are actually going on holiday on a

Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom Live At Norwich Theatre Royal

AD | Press tickets I remember Erin’s first trip to the theatre well. She was about 1.5 and we went to see Ben and Holly Live in Norwich. At the time, it was one of her favourite shows and she was so excited the whole time we were there. This year, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live is back at Norwich Theatre Royal and we were invited to take Erin to see it again. It’s still one of Erin’s favourite things to watch on TV now so she was super excited to go and see it again. Holly is a

Children’s Book Review: Tooth Fairy In Training

AD | Gifted item We love reading and one of Erin’s favourite things to do is to visit the library to get something new to read. We’re always on the look out for books she might enjoy and we were recently sent Tooth Fairy In Training by Michelle Robinson and Briony May Smith.  Tate’s big sister May is taking her out on her very first tooth-collecting mission, and it’s going to be a little … well, dangerous. It will involve trekking through the deep, dark jungle, plunging into the murky ocean, and facing the ice of the Arctic. Because it’s not just sweet,

Pre-School Eating Habits and Nutrition Worries

Last week I took Erin to the doctor’s for her pre-school appointment. I didn’t even really know that this was a thing. We got a letter through saying it was time for her injections and the receptionist on the phone said we needed a 20 minute pre-school appointment. I had no idea what to expect apart from the obvious injections. The appointment was more useful than I thought it was going to be though and I got to have a really good chat with the nurse about anything I was worried about. One of the biggest subjects we spoke about