Summer Lunch Solutions From Thermos

Erin is going on a school trip to the zoo in a couple of weeks and she needs to take a packed lunch with her. She takes packed lunches all throughout the holidays anyway but normally we are able to put them in the fridge at school to keep everything at the right temperature. With the weather being so nice at the minute, and it being so warm, nursery have advised us to be a bit more careful with what we pack for the trip as it can’t be refrigerated. We normally use a Yumbox Classic, which Erin loves but

How To Decorate A Gender-Neutral Nursery

Having a baby is easily one of the most exciting times of your entire life, although, getting the nursery ready for the new arrival can be very stressful, especially when you have no idea whether you’re having a baby boy or baby girl. But fear not, there are plenty of gender neutral colours that you can choose to decorate the nursery in. Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that yellow is not the only gender-neutral shade. If you have a baby on the way (congratulations!) and have stumbled across this post in hope of some great hints and tips for

How Nursery Has Helped Our Fussy Eater

We had such a positive experience with weaning and I was so happy when Erin seemed genuinely happy to try new foods and she really seemed to enjoy eating. In fact, the stronger the flavour the better. However, it seemed like as soon as Erin turned 1 she became a fussy eater. Erin just didn’t want to know any more and we were forced to deal with a very limited menu. No matter how much we tried to get Erin to eat new things or to at least try new foods she refused. Sweetcorn was the most offensive thing to

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

Nursery: 1 Month On

I honestly cannot believe that Erin has now been going to nursery for a whole month. The time has gone incredibly fast and I can imagine that it will only keep going this fast as well. As it’s been Erin’s first month I thought I’d do a ‘nursery: 1 month on’ kind of update about how she’s doing and what she has been getting up to. Erin’s settling in sessions and her first full day went really well. She wasn’t really that bothered about me leaving and was quite happy to go off holding her teacher’s hands to go off

Erin’s First Day At Nursery

4th January was a pretty big day for our family. This was the day that Erin had her first day at nursery. Well, I guess it wasn’t her first real day as it was only the first of two settling in sessions and I didn’t actually leave her there but to me, it felt like the first day. I had been preparing for this day for months and months but I was never actually prepared for how I would feel about it. The day didn’t start well. Erin had a bit of a melt down about leaving the house and

Ideas For Updating A 2 Year Old’s Bedroom

Erin turns 2 in a couple of weeks and that means her bedroom has been exactly the same for about 2 and a half years now. I think I was quite clever in the design I chose as we decorated before Erin was even born. Her nursery was painted in a very neutral light brown and paired with a woodland theme. However, now that Erin is older, I wonder if it is maybe time to redecorate with something a bit more suited to her personality. Here are some ideas for updating a 2 year old’s bedroom. Erin does love animals