But I Don’t Want To Go To School…

This is something I’ve been hearing a lot recently; ‘But I don’t want to go to school.’ I don’t think I was expecting to hear something like this from Erin for at least another couple of years. The week following the Easter holidays is when Erin’s funded education hours finally kicked in. After waiting since January we were finally able to make the most of her being entitled to 30 free hours. Erin started a new nursery in January but seemed to settle in immediately and she got excited about going near enough every day. The setting, a Montessori nursery,

Do We Have A Fussy Eater… Or Something Else?

For the longest time Erin has been a fussy eater… or so I thought. I remember it all starting when Erin was maybe just over 1 and she had a bad case of tonsillitis that resulted in a hospital visit. It might have just been a coincidence but this is the time when I remember Erin’s eating habits changing. She seemed to go from being the child who would eat and enjoy absolutely anything to being the child who would pretty much only eat some form of bread. Erin is now 3 and a half and things still aren’t great.

The Start Of Erin’s Funded Childcare

The decision to send Erin to nursery at 2 was honestly a really easy one and she started just a few days after her 2nd birthday. We’d had her nursery picked out for months and at the time, we knew it was the right place for her and us. I struggle with PND and although it’s not nearly as bad as it was, I still have my moments. I needed time and space and Erin needed to be around children her own age, something that had stopped as soon as baby classes finished. Erin going to nursery was what we

Keeping An Eye On Our Home With The Neos SmartCam

AD | Paid collaboration Over the past couple of months ago Erin really started to crave more independence. She wants to walk down the street and not hold hands as much. She wants to run off ahead sometimes. She also wants to play upstairs on her own. Although we have a baby monitor in her room it only covers the area where her bed is and that leaves at least half of the room in a blind spot. Baby monitors, especially ones with video capability, can be expensive and it’s not something we really need another one of considering Erin’s

How We Spent The Easter Holidays

I remember dreading February half term. I wasn’t prepared and I didn’t have anything planned and I was worried about how I would keep Erin entertained for a week. I wasn’t nearly as worried about the Easter holidays though as it was jam packed and we ended up doing loads. Here’s our we spent the Easter holidays: A quiet start Knowing that we had a lot of plans for most of the Easter holidays I tried to keep the beginning of the first week as quiet and chilled out as possible. Erin has her usual swimming lessons during the holidays

Danilo My First Calendar Review

AD | Gifted item In January Erin turned 3 and changed where she goes to nursery. Her old nursery sadly closed down so we changed to a Montessori nursery. Since then Erin has really thrived and she has become more and more interested in what happens on a daily basis. We have a large calendar/ white board where I write down everything we do and Erin asks what some of it means. Instead of Erin using my calendar which is quite frankly a bit boring, we were recently sent a Danilo’s ‘My First Calendar’. There are three options available; Peppa

Erin’s First Easter Egg Hunt

This year Erin is 3 and really, it’s the first year that she’s been any kind of excited about Easter. I think going to nursery, talking about Easter and doing activities about Easter have really helped to pique her interest. In previous years, we haven’t really done anything for Easter apart from buying Erin a few treats or eggs. This year thought we wanted to do something a bit more special and make a bigger deal of it. This year was Erin’s first Easter Egg hunt! I really would have liked to have set the whole thing up the nice

How To Survive Life With A Threenager

When you first tell people you’re pregnant you get all kinds of advice about pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks afterwards. You then get people throwing all kinds of advice at you when it comes to weaning, toilet training etc. but what no one really ever prepares you for is how hard some aspects of parenting can be. I think up until now I was fearing the terrible twos after hearing so many horror stories but I needn’t have bothered. Erin wasn’t that bad at all. Unfortunately, she’s now 3 and an absolute nightmare. No one told me about