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?

Parenting

You Don’t Have To Be SuperMum!

Whilst becoming a new parent is of course the most joyous and wonderful experience it can also be a very daunting time too - with each pregnancy, birth and baby being completely unique it’s easy to see why! Your new baby doesn’t arrive with an instruction booklet tucked neatly under their arm – although it… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be SuperMum!

Kids

Messy Moments: Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Wet, rainy days are unfortunately all too common here in Cumbria, often meaning me and the little man are stuck indoors. It’s times like this that I need to come up with ways of keeping him entertained that don’t involve an afternoon of watching TV! Thinking up with something fun that will keep him amused… Continue reading Messy Moments: Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Entertainment · Kids · Reviews

Diary Zapp: Our Review

Diary Zapp is a children’s app originally designed by the Dance family to help their children who were given the task of writing a daily Summer holiday diary for school. Shortly after starting they realised their daughter, Ella, was struggling with her literacy and Noah their eldest just wasn’t that into it meaning what was… Continue reading Diary Zapp: Our Review

Parenting

10 Things I Have Learnt Since Being A Parent

When becoming a parent you will receive your life-long ticket to board the learning train and regardless of how old they grow there is always something new to discover. There are so many things I have learnt since becoming a parent fifteen years ago – HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??- so many in fact it would… Continue reading 10 Things I Have Learnt Since Being A Parent

Books · Reviews

Book Review: Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future full of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be ‘tiddly’ after a class of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’… Continue reading Book Review: Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims