Thursday, 31 August 2017

Evelyn is starting pre-school!

As I sit here now labelling up Evelyn's coat and get new water bottle I think back to before I had her, the worry I had about how I would adapt to being a parent of two and of course whether I was having a little boy or a little girl!

Then on Monday 9th June 2014 Evelyn came bursting into the world with an almighty cry, giving us a glimpse into the diva she was going to be as she grew. Evelyn certainly hasn't been the most easy baby or toddler for that matter. Meal times are trying at best and even now 3 years on we still haven't cracked bed time or sleeping through. But saying all that she has brought us so much joy, so much happiness and so many moments of laughter.

Ben 10 Toys **REVIEW**

You may have seen across social media that there is a Ben 10 Twitter party happening with the chance to discover lots of the new range of Ben 10 toys. There will even be a chance to win some Ben 10 goodies for yourself, just make sure you use the hashtag #Ben10Toys to join in!

We received a selection of these toys to show you and to test them out before the chat so here is what we thought.

Friday, 18 August 2017

The reality of the summer holiday...

A few weeks back as schools were winding down for the summer, parents everywhere were panicking. Scouring Pinterest and Facebook groups for things to keep our children entertained for the entire summer holidays, all 6 weeks long of it!

Now its not that I don't enjoy spending time with the kids, I actually love spending time with them and getting to see them playing together. Its also great fun being able to go out and about and not being tied down to the regime of the school run times. However 6 weeks is a long time and I don't know about you but I find it incredibly different to find activities to fill the whole time!

"But Mummmm I'm bored" seems to be the favourite phrase in our house this summer.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Our Family Holiday at Butlins Minehead!

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet around here, well that's because we have spent the last week having lots of fun and making some precious family memories at the fabulous Butlin's in Minehead!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Peppa Pig Family Home Playset **REVIEW**

Peppa pig is practically a celebrity in our house! Evelyn is a huge fan and so when we were recently offered the chance to review the Peppa Pig Family Playset from Character online I knew this would be something she would love.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

5 things I have learnt since becoming a mum.

Being a parent is one of the most magical experiences but its certainly no fairy-tale story either. I has this perfect image in my head when I was pregnant about how life would be and what kind of parent I would be once baby came along. Lets just say we left that fairy-tale at the hospital. My heart has never been so full of love and my home full of laughter until the kids came along but here are some of the things I have learnt since having children...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Top summer parenting tips and hacks!

School’s out for Summer! With so many months of kiddie time in front of you, you’re going to need all the help you can get.
Luckily, Stephanie from Expert Home Tips is on hand to help. She’s sharing 10 of her most valued parenting tips to make this Summer as fun for you as it is the kids.

1. Remove sand with talcum powder

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to the beach this Summer, this tip will definitely come in handy.

Soft sand is lovely and comforting when you’re on the beach, but wet sand is a different story. Sand between toes, legs and under arms can cause irritation and discomfort, especially for children.

A great trick for dusting sand from the body is talcum powder. When you leave the beach, rub it over sandy areas and the sand will dry and fall from the skin.

2. Prevent lollipop drips with a cupcake holder

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Its Blackberry Season!

**This is a guest post from the lovely Marc and Laura from Living Unplugged. You can find out a little more about them and their blog at the bottom of this post! **

I’ve got a confession. I can’t resist free food. It’s a nightmare at work when there are leftover sandwiches from a meeting. Well, nightmare is probably a bit strong - but you know what I mean.

Sandwiches aside, this time of year is great for free food, and it’s great for getting the kids out and into nature.

I’m so proud of my both my boys (3 & 12 years old). Even though they complain when I drag them out the door on a Saturday morning, it’s not long before they’re running ahead in the woods and shouting out when they’ve found an interesting mushroom. I should say they’re under strict instructions not to pick it unless I’ve identified it!

Blackberries are even better, because my boys just need to understand the difference between ripe and unripe berries. Then it’s just matter of giving them plastic bowls and trying not to get stressed about the mess.
I have always had fond memories of blackberry picking. As with so many other people, it was my first experience of foraging wild food. For me, this passion for seasonal free food has gradually grown to the point where I now hunt mushrooms and pick nettles (and other foraged greens) to add to our late summer diet.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Friday, 4 August 2017

Keeping cosy with Snuggle Sac **REVIEW**

It doesn't matter what the weather is like outside, sunshine, rain or even snow the kids love to snuggle up and watch a dvd. They drag their duvets and pillows onto the floor and tell us they are camping out.

So when the lovely people over at Snuggle Sac recently got in touch to ask if the kids wanted to try out a Snuggle Sac I knew it would be a big hit. I chose the Pony design for Evelyn as pony's and horses are something she really loves at the moment so I knew it would be a hit.