5 Things I Learned From The Summer Holidays

This was our first real summer holiday as last year Erin was still going to nursery all year round. I was thankful at the time that nothing changed even over the summer and I could get on with things like normal. Then, Erin had to change nursery and she now only goes term time so we’ve had to deal with the holidays this year. At the beginning of the holidays I was quietly confident that it will all be okay and we wouldn’t struggle with anything. Of course, nothing ever seems to go the way that you think it will

How We Spent The Summer Holidays

AD | Includes gifted experiences Even though Erin started nursery just a few days after she turned 2, she attended all year round for a while. It was only because we had to change which nursery she went to that it turned into just term time attendance. So, this summer was our first real summer holidays and I honestly didn’t really know what to expect. I had a bit of money saved up before the summer holidays started and I carefully budgeted for certain days out. We had some plans in place and I wanted to make sure we could

Summer Holiday Bucket List Update

With this summer being my first real summer holidays with Erin I wanted to try to make the most of it. Sometimes, unless you have some kind of plan in place I think you can find yourself doing the same old thing a lot or staying at home when you could be out doing something fun and exciting. Personally, I need a bit of inspiration or ideas for things to do so I thought a summer bucket list would be a good idea. When I came up with the bucket list I wanted to make sure that most things would

Family Snacking With MadeGood’s Granola Bars

AD | Collaborative post We’re in the middle of the summer holidays and Erin is doing a really good job of trying to eat us out of house and home. Before she broke up from nursery for the summer I think I forgot just how much she can eat when she’s home for the day. At nursery she has two set snack times and a packed lunch that I send her with so I know that she’s having a balanced diet during the day. Now, when routine seems to have gone out of the window it’s becoming harder and harder

Mental Health And The Summer Holidays

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the summer holidays scare the crap out of me. A couple of years ago I went through a pretty bad time with post natal depression and unfortunately, it’s not something that has completely gone away. At the time, I really wasn’t coping very well with being at home all day, every day with Erin and because of that (as well as other reasons) we decided to put Erin into nursery at 2. My stress levels came down quite quickly and I didn’t find myself panicking quite as much on a daily

How To Save Money Over The Summer Holidays

AD | Collaborative post This year is our first real summer holiday as last year Erin went to nursery all year round. I’ve spent a bit of time trying to plan our 6 weeks with a mix of bigger days out, free local activities and fun things to do at home. Planning the summer holidays can be really stressful, especially if you’re a family with not a lot of spare money (like us)! However, there are plenty of things you can do to save money over the summer holidays so I wanted to share some ideas with you. Free local