• Review

    The Supermum Myth – Book Review

    The Supermum Myth is a book that every mother should read whether you suffer from anxiety, guilt, feelings of comparison or negative thoughts. It is written by Anya Hayes and Dr Rachel Andrew and published by Crimson Publishing – an independent publisher based in Bath. The book is available from Amazon, Kindle and there is also a paperback version. I will certainly be passing this book onto my mum friends as I think it rings true with a lot of feelings us mums have during our journey through motherhood, not just raising children but also the journey we take as people. I personally absolutely loved reading this book as I suffer from…

  • Lifestyle

    September Favourites

    We are nearing the end of September, I thought it was going to be a sunny and warm month but no, it has been rainy and grim. We have had a few weekends indoors due to the weather and these are the children’s September favourites. BOOKS As we are back into school routine we are reading bedtime stories again and loving it, Charlie especially looks forward to his story before bed. The books most read and loved are:- The Inventing Tubes is a brilliant book, there is also a second book called The Sorry Sticks which Amelie loves reading. TOYS & CRAFTS The most played with toys this month apart…

  • Family

    Bike Rides In Dawlish Warren

    The weekend has whizzed by – again! We had a lovely time of pottering around and not really doing a great deal, I love weekends like that. The children have been really into riding their bikes so we headed over to Dawlish Warren for a ride along the beach followed by face paints and a run around. We love visiting Dawlish Warren as there is so much for the family to do, it feels like you are on holiday. They have a fantastic mini theme park, a gorgeous pub and huge amusement arcade. When we arrived there were a whole sea of motorbikes parked up which Charlie and Mr K…

  • Family

    What My 3 Year Old Eats

    I’ve been having a real issue with Charlie’s eating habits for around a month or so, he has become really fussy. Something which I didn’t think would happen as he has always been a really good eater, I think that Amelie’s fussiness rubs off on him and if she doesn’t like something the whole world knows about it. Here is a typical day’s food – when he isn’t at preschool. Breakfast Today’s breakfast is multigrain hoops with milk and a bowl of raspberries and strawberries. Charlie likes choosing his own fruit and we often chat about the colours and shapes of the fruit. Snack We went to Bicton Park and after…

  • Family,  Travel

    Halloween Activities In Devon

    I realise it is only September but I love Halloween, even more so now I have children. However I’m always stuck for ideas on places to visit and activities to do with the children. My ideal Halloween would be picking our own pumpkins at a cute farm, apple bobbing, decorating the whole house inside and out and going crazy with Halloween treats – I really wished I lived in America as they go bananas over Halloween! I’m going to try and cram in as many festive activities as possible this year and I have complied a small list of spooky attractions to visit during October in Devon. World of Country Life, Exmouth – 23rd to…

  • Lifestyle

    Mum’s Autumn Wishlist

    There’s a crisp feel to the air, the nights are getting darker, the leaves are on the turn… Autumn is on the way. If you know me, you know that Autumn is my favourite time of year, I love getting cosy and layering up. There’s nothing I like better than going through my wardrobe pulling out all my summer clothes and swapping them for chunky knits, long sleeved blouses, scarves, boots, blazers and a smart coat. I’ve always loved clothes, shoes and handbags. Since becoming a mum my attention has turned towards the children’s wardrobes, I love getting their outfits ready for the next day laying it out and styling…

  • Family,  Lifestyle

    On The Go Snacks For Kids

    I thought I would share with you my favourite on the go snacks for kids that I take with me on days out and trips in the car. I do take drinks with me but I make these fresh before we venture out. Charlie is a huge fan of Soreen and these little lunchbox sized bars are really yummy. I know Charlie is not a baby weaning any more but he loves a fruit pouch, I really don’t like the children eating whilst I’m driving as I worry they will choke, but sometimes they are hungry so I know I’m safe with giving him a fruit pouch to suck on.…

  • Lifestyle

    Homemade Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

    I love cooking and making things from scratch, this week I thought I would give roasted Mediterranean vegetables a bash. I didn’t follow any recipe I just kind of winged it – after all how hard can it be to mess up a few bits of veg in a bag. We quite often buy the already prepared Mediterranean vegetables from the supermarket but at over £2 a pack and not much in there I thought it was a waste of money, so here is how I did it. RECIPE 3 Peppers 1 Courgette 1 Red Onion 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning 1/2 tsp Crushed Chillies (to taste) 2 tbsp Extra Virgin…

  • Family

    Weekend Adventures – Exeter Museum & Exmouth

    We survived the first week back to school, I had forgotten how tired the children would be after a long day at school. We didn’t have any specific plans for the weekend as the week had been so busy. SATURDAY We decided to take the children to Exeter for an explore around the Royal Albert Memorial Museum as the weather was threatening to rain, we parked and within 2 minutes of walking to the museum the heavens opened, from then it rained on an off all day. We love having a mooch around the museum, now the children are that little bit older they really take an interest in the…

  • Family,  Review

    Back To School Evening Routine

    Normality and routine has been restored and we are back to our evening routine (sort of). It does take a couple of weeks to settle back in properly but I’m so pleased we have structure again. 3.15pm – School pick up. 4.00pm – 4.30pm – Dinner time, this may seem early to most but my children are hangry little monsters by this time and I’m not a fan of too many after school snacks as they will not eat their dinner. 4.30pm – 5.15pm – Free play, we use this time to pull all the toys out and have a mad time. I will join the children in playing games or…