Things I Want My Daughter To Know

I don’t really think it matters whether you have a son, daughter or a mix of both, there will always be things you want to tell them as they get older. It got me thinking about some of the things I want Erin to know as she grows up and what life lessons I want to teach her. I think there are lots of things I wish I knew and I wish someone had talked to me about more. It’s okay to make mistakes Believe me, I made a million mistakes growing up. However, I think I was extremely hard

Alternative Easter Gifts For Children

You may have read my post a couple of days ago about edible Easter treats for the whole family. I’m very mindful about how many Easter eggs Erin gets for Easter and how much sugar she is allowed in one go. It is easy to over indulge children at this time of year but there are plenty of other things you can do as a gift instead of a chocolate egg. So, here are some ideas for alternative Easter gifts for children. I LOVE getting new clothes for Erin and she also seems to get quite excited about it, especially

How To Make A Bathroom Child Friendly

Life with a toddler can be pretty tricky sometimes. Okay, it can be tricky a lot of the time actually. There are plenty of days where I wish I had either a different house all together or at least, had some things done to it that would make our lives a whole lot easier. Bathrooms can be a place full of accidents waiting to happen so here are some ways to make your bathroom child friendly. Showers Instead Of Baths One of our biggest problems is that we only have a bath. Erin is not happy if I want to

How To Get Children Interested In Gardening

It looks like spring is finally on its way and the bad weather is nearly behind us. Erin loves being outside and would probably spend most of her time outside if she could get away with it. Last month, before the snow came, I attempted to get some new grass seed down and Erin was so interested in what I was doing. This got me thinking about how to get children interested in gardening. I think it’s really important to let children explore and get dirty and this is something Erin is really good at. Erin’s nursery play outside most

Preparing For Easter Fun With Kids

Being a kid at Easter is great. You get armfuls of chocolate Easter eggs, delicious treats and often gifts or money. But Easter also means a long half-term holiday, which leaves parents questioning: Just what can you do when the sugar hype has worn off? Here are some fun Easter-themed ways to keep your children happy during the upcoming school holiday. Decorate and Paint Decorating eggs is an old tradition that dates back hundreds of years. It’s also a great way to spend a fun few hours with your kids! You could paint patterns, emojis, or their favourite characters. Or

Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range Review

It’s only been recently that Erin has really gotten into soft toys. I think this is probably because we didn’t have too many for her as a baby so she never really had them around. However, over the past couple of months she’s really shown a lot of interest in soft toys and tends to have a couple she likes more than others. We were recently sent a couple of items from the Snuggletime Winnie the Pooh plush range for Erin and they are gorgeous! There are three characters available in the Snuggletime Winnie the Pooh Plush Range and they are

Recovering From Birth Trauma: 2 Years Later

If you’ve been following either here or on Facebook for some time now, you’ll probably know that Erin’s birth was pretty shit. In fact, my whole pregnancy was less than perfect and I hated near enough every day of it. I think it’s really important to talk about birth trauma. I don’t think I did enough talking about it after it happened and I let some things fester for month and months before I finally broke down and admitted that I needed help. Erin had stopped growing so my doctor at the hospital thought it would be best to have

18 Things To Do In 2018!

Last year I feel like we went away an awful lot, probably too much. Due to Erin’s traumatic birth we really didn’t do anything much at all in 2016 and I really wanted to make up for that last year. While going away is lovely and I do love going, I would also really like to do some more things a bit closer to home. We live in beautiful Norfolk and there is so much to do here. There will still be a few holidays thrown in to the mix as well… for good measure of course. I thought I would