Stikets Name Labels Review & Giveaway

AD | Paid partnership with Stikets & gifted items  Erin already goes to nursery for 3 days a week but after the Easter holidays she’ll be going up to 4 days thanks to her 30 hours of funding. Just the other week I noticed that some of the labels we had on Erin’s official nursery jumpers had fallen off in the washing machine. I needed to get something new to replace them, as well as to label some of the other items of clothing Erin wears to nursery on a regular basis. I recently teamed up with Stikets to review

A New Year With Big Changes

This time last year I was writing about Erin’s first day at nursery and wondering how the hell I was going to cope not having her at home with me every day like normal. The settling in sessions and those first few weeks were absolutely heartbreaking for both of us. Erin ran off to explore on her settling in days but when it came to dropping her off for full nursery days she screamed, cried and clung to me for dear life. I spent most of the time walking home crying and feeling lost in a quiet house when I

Erin’s First Year At Nursery

I think we first decided on which nursery Erin would go to back when she was about 1. We chose a nursery attached to a private school as Erin seemed to be really comfortable there immediately. We took her to every open day they had until she was able to start after her 2nd birthday. I remember Erin’s settling in sessions like they were yesterday and where she went off happily to explore and make friends, I sat in the corner crying my eyes out because my little girl didn’t need me as much any more. Getting Erin used to

Preparing For Packed Lunches

Disclaimer: We received a discount on these items but all opinions are our own. About a month ago we got the terrible news that Erin’s nursery, and the school it was attached to, would be closing down and today is that day. Currently, Erin has a hot lunch for each of the 3 days she’s at nursery with pudding and fruit being available each day as well. with Erin being quite a fussy eater at home having lunches sorted 3 days a week was a real relief and I was so happy knowing that she was eating something different. Erin

When Best-Laid Plans Go Awry

From Erin being around 1 year old we had a plan for her education. We started thinking about nurseries early with a plan for Erin starting somewhere as soon as she was 2. After we stopped baby classes I knew that Erin needed more interaction with children her own age and I also needed a break from everything for the sake of my mental health. Erin starting nursery at 2 was the best thing for everyone, even if it wasn’t good for our finances. The nursery that we chose for Erin was pretty much everything we could have asked for

I Must Be Doing Something Right

Sometimes I think I can be quite hard on myself when it comes to being a parent. I never really tend to think I’m doing a particularly good job. I’m not the crafty Pinterest Mum. I’m not the perfect baking Mum. I’m not even the Mum who can cook particularly well. Most of the time, I think I do a pretty average job of being a parent day to day. Sometimes, I really wonder if I’m doing a good job at all with Erin. I have no idea what I’m doing and I wing it on a daily basis. However,

Creations From Nursery

When Erin started going to nursery one of the things I was strangely looking forward to was her bringing things home with her. Although we don’t do too much of it at home, Erin loves some messy play and she loves to play with colours and crayons. I knew that these kinds of activities at nursery would be some of her favourites and I wasn’t wrong. Erin has only been going for 2 months but already she has been sent home with lots of creations from nursery. Erin is only 2 so I know that really, she just likes to

How We Chose Erin’s Nursery

Although Erin has now been going to nursery for 2 months now, we knew where she would be going well over a year ago. I think we started to think about looking at where Erin would go to nursery just before her first birthday. Where we live there are a few different nurseries to choose from. There are more just out of town but as we don’t drive, none of these were going to be possible. We also ruled out the nursery that was closest to home and only a couple of minutes away. It would have made a lot