• Lifestyle

    Summer Reading List

    When I was younger I used to read books all the time. I would go up to my bedroom (which I shared with my sister) lay on bed and escape to a world of imagination. I would read anything from pony stories to “horror” who remembers Goosebumps books? I was obsessed with these books and would get so excited to finish a book and move onto another. Even when I didn’t have children I found time to read, I love getting stuck into a good book, you can totally escape real life and imagine what the characters look like and how they would react to situations. Now, I’m gonna say…

  • 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…

  • Review

    Mum Hacks – Tanith Carey

    Being a parent to however many children you are constantly chasing your tail. What with housework, school runs, baby/toddler groups, play dates, unexpected visitors, etc etc – us parents are run ragged. I’m certainly all for making my life easier and the Mum Hacks book by Tanith Carey is a little bible of brilliance. There are a number of things on my “newborn essentials” list and this is certainly one of them, I will be passing this book onto other harassed parents. Mum Hacks is as you would expect, 160 pages of time saving tips to assist any situation at any stage of parenthood. There are newborn, weaning, toddler meal…

  • Family

    LeapFrog My Own LeapTop, Scout – My Thoughts

    Just before Christmas I was visiting a good friend of mine, whilst at her house she gave Charlie a LeapFrog My Own LeapTop to play with. I had not seen this kind of children’s laptop before but Charlie absolutely loved playing with it. So it was only natural that it went on the Christmas list. As soon as Charlie opened this on Christmas day he was hooked and it is just the right size/weight for him to carry around. It has a little handle which is big enough for small hands to grip and is not heavy in any way so is ideal for trips in the car, trips to the supermarket…