AD | Paid collaboration Even before Erin was born we knew that she would be an only child. Factors such as a really hard pregnancy, an even harder birth and family circumstances have meant that we haven’t wanted any more children. Being an only child can be quite a hard thing as young children crave companionship, friendship and fun with others their own age. I found that as soon as baby classes such as Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga finished at around age 1 Erin wasn’t getting this any more. It was time to look for some childcare for her!
AD | Contains gifted items When we first moved into our house I thought I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted each room to be. Now, 5 years on, things have changed a lot. We now have Erin who is nearly 4, a cat and I am self-employed so one of our spare bedrooms is now an office. For ages now I have been looking for the ideal office storage for me and found exactly what I wanted on the VonHaus website. VonHaus have quite a few great storage options but one that immediately stood out to
AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Today’s book review is for Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu. It was published by Nosy Crow on 3rd October 2019 and it can be purchased on Amazon*. When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it’s easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from
AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) With John now home more on weekends thanks to a promotion we find ourselves having a lot more family time than we did before. This means trying to find more and more activities to do with Erin at home and recently we’ve been playing more games. Last weekend we gave Whoopee Doo* a try! Whoopee Doo is a really easy game to set up as there aren’t many pieces. Inside the box you get a pack of playing cards and the whoopee cushion. The whoopee cushion takes 3 AAA
AD – Collaborative post I’m really excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Office Stationery to offer you a brilliant competition this Christmas! The prize: an awesome arty bundle worth over £60 which will allow you to throw an amazing arts and crafts Christmas party for your children and their friends, courtesy of Office Stationery! To be in with a shout of winning this prize, and to be VERY popular with your kids come 8th December, simply make sure you register below by 8th December. Signing up to Office Stationery’s newsletter will give you one entry, but you can
AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links Erin is a really creative child and she really likes anything to do with arts and crafts. I’m really not the most creative of people though and I sometimes struggle to think of things to do when we have time at home together. Zimpli Kids sent us a lovely package, including their Chocolate Emoji Maker and Gelli Baff to try out. Last weekend we didn’t have many plans and that meant staying home on the Saturday. We decided to try the Chocolate Emoji Maker in the morning and we had so much fun together
Earlier this year I thought we had really turned a corner. Erin started slowly trying new foods again, finding a new favourite in chow mein noodles and generally eating well. I have no idea what happened but over the past couple of weeks things really haven’t been going so well. Just a few weeks ago I remember us sitting at the dinner table, having our usual meal on a Sunday, and things just weren’t right. One of the reasons why I cook the same thing on a Sunday each week is because it’s something I know that Erin will usually
AD | We received a voucher to spend on PoundToy for the purpose of this post. With Erin’s birthday being just a week after Christmas there is a lot going on in a really short space of time. I always try to get things organised early but honestly, party planning really isn’t my thing. Erin hasn’t had a birthday party since her first and I don’t really know what I’m doing. Having booked the venue a while ago, the next biggest thing to think about was party games and prizes for the games. A website I had heard really great