Kids · Parenting

How To Prepare Your Child For School

Starting school can be a nerve-wracking time for children and parents alike and I have spoken before about how I am feeling about our little man starting this September. However, I have managed to put my own feelings aside, instead focusing on helping prepare him for his next step. There are a multitude of things… Continue reading How To Prepare Your Child For School

Kids · Parenting · Reviews

Review: Banish Boredom with Mrs Mactivity’s Learning Resources

Like most kids Leo loves colouring and writing and over the years we have purchased what feels like hundreds of books and pads to quench his thirst for creativity. Realising that we were spending a small fortune to keep him supplied we ventured online to find colouring sheets and learning resources to print off, figuring… Continue reading Review: Banish Boredom with Mrs Mactivity’s Learning Resources

Kids · Parenting

9 Cheap Ways To Entertain The Kids

School holidays; the time when parents struggle to find things to keep the kids entertained without bankrupting themselves. Add to that unpredictable weather making it twice as hard to come up with ideas to stay out of the Summer rain showers. With this in mind I thought I would share my top ideas for keeping… Continue reading 9 Cheap Ways To Entertain The Kids

Kids · Reviews

Review: The No More Worries Kit From The Irish Fairy Door Company

Something I haven’t discussed on my blog before are the issues we had when it came to settling Leo into nursery. It’s something that I may touch upon in more detail at a later date, but let’s just say to start with it was a rocky road. He suffered terribly with separation anxiety meaning it… Continue reading Review: The No More Worries Kit From The Irish Fairy Door Company

Books · Parenting · Reviews

Book Review: Why Mummy Swears By Gill Sims

Amazingly my prayers were answered when I discovered there was to be a follow up to Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims! Having been my favourite book of the year so far, the forthcoming release of Why Mummy Swears has been highly anticipated, I was therefore ecstatic when Harper Collins offered to send me a… Continue reading Book Review: Why Mummy Swears By Gill Sims

Kids · Parenting · Reviews

Hopster TV Review: The Kids-Safe Learning App

Technology is now part of our everyday lives a completely different world to the one I grew up in and its growth has been significant even in the 10yrs since the girls were small. It’s not surprising then that from an early age children come into contact with and have the desire to utilise devices… Continue reading Hopster TV Review: The Kids-Safe Learning App

Kids · Parenting · Reviews

Getting Creative With Messy Me

Creative, messy fun has always been something I have enjoyed doing with the kids, despite the mammoth task of clearing up when we are finished! With Leo starting school on the horizon I want to make sure we cram in as many of these messy filled afternoons as possible. Having already shared our playdough and… Continue reading Getting Creative With Messy Me

Kids · Reviews

Review: First Wonder Box Subscription

I’m always trying to find ways to help Leo learn through the activities and play we participate in together to help stimulate his inquisitive mind. September born,he will be one of the oldest children when he starts school this year and I feel he needs to be kept occupied and stimulated to prevent him from… Continue reading Review: First Wonder Box Subscription

Parenting · Personal

Starting School: Where Has The Time Gone?

Last week I received confirmation. The words there in black and white telling me which school our little man has been allocated to attend in September. Even though I have known for the past (almost) five years that this day was on the horizon I genuinely can’t believe my baby boy will be starting school… Continue reading Starting School: Where Has The Time Gone?