Enter the Office Stationery Christmas Party Giveaway Worth Over £60!

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

Zimpli Kids Chocolate Emoji Maker And Gelli Baff Review

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

Dining Table Drama

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

Preparing For A Party With PoundToy

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

The Reality Of Owning An Old House

I remember seeing our house for the first time. Well, when I saw it advertised anyway. We had just stated to look for houses and for some reason I was drawn to this one. It went under offer quickly though and I didn’t think about it again. I remember having a conversation with someone at work and saying if it ever came back on the market it was the one I wanted. Not much later this actually happened and I couldn’t believe it. We viewed the house and put in an offer quickly and things went forward quite fast from

Children’s Book Review: The Best Kind Of Bear

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s book review is all about The Best Kind of Bear by Greg Gormley. It was published by Nosy Crow on 3rd October 2019 and it can be published on Amazon*. When Nelly asks Bear what kind of bear he is, he isn’t entirely sure how to answer. So off he goes to find out . . . But none of the different bears he meets on his travels are like him. Grizzly bears don’t have funny stitches; polar bears don’t have washing labels attached to their bottoms;

Halilit Toddler Music Orchestra Musical Instrument Set Review

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links For as long as I can remember Erin has loved music. I think a lot of it goes back to when we did classes like Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga when she was only tiny. Having that early introduction to musical instruments stuck with Erin and now, at 3, she still loves to play with them. We were recently sent the Halilit Toddler Music Orchestra Musical Instrument set and Erin couldn’t have been more excited! The Halilit Toddler Music Orchestra Musical Instrument set comes in a really lovely box with a carry handle

How Having A Cat Is Helping My Mental Health

You might figure from the name of this website that we have a dog and not a cat. We did have a dog a few years ago and when we got Jackson I thought he was everything I’d ever wanted. To be completely honest, I think John and I both felt really stressed not long after we got him. Working and making sure he had the walks he needed etc. was a lot of hard work. We got Jackson as a puppy and figured we would have a good few years with him before having children, letting him mature a