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Why I Struggled With The First Sleepover

I didn’t know whether to write about this. I don’t want it to be taken the wrong way, but in my ‘Mum eyes’ it was a big deal and it still is really. The First Sleepover Now, the title…

Happy little girl on a swing set

Choosing and Setting up A Swing Set

A swing set tends to be the centre of attention in any outdoor play area. And why not? Children of all ages, as well as adults, can have lots of fun on the swings and slides. Nevertheless, to ensure…

3 Great Outdoor Activities for Keeping the Family Fit

3 Great Outdoor Activities for Keeping the Family Fit

One of the biggest challenges facing any modern parent is ensuring that the family, particularly young children, get all the exercise they need and stay fit and healthy. It seems that there are more temptations than ever before in…

A Happy End To 2017 And A Big Hello To 2018

A Happy End To 2017 And A Big Hello To 2018

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed since I last posted a blog post. I was full of excitement for a break and obviously for Christmas, but it has flown by so fast. December was such a…

Essential Dental Details for Responsible Families

Essential Dental Details for Responsible Families

Dentistry is something that many British people rate highly in terms of importance. This is for good reason, too, as teeth can impact on your life on many scales; everything from first impressions with friends and family to oral…

My Little Man Is Turning Five

I can hardly believe that I am sitting down to write this. It feels like only yesterday that I was writing a letter to my little man on his 4th birthday. Where has that time gone? In the blink…

Making Snowy Memories

Making Snowy Memories

I think it goes without saying that this wasn’t a scheduled post. I couldn’t let the opportunity pass of documenting what a magical weekend in terms of UK weather. We spent the day on Sunday making snowy memories. This…

The Best Way Of Growing Trees With Children

Growing Trees With Children

I can remember when I was little. I was messing around in the garden and we used to have an old sink that my Mum used to grow tomatoes in. When it wasn’t being used, it was left in…

Fussy Eating = An Opportunity

Fussy Eating = An Opportunity

This is a guest post I think all parents dread fussy eating. Many of us have experienced it first hand and almost all of us know a child who is a fussy eater to one degree or another. Some…

How to Juggle Parent Life and Your Library Science Degree

How to Juggle Parent Life and Your Library Science Degree

When you’re young, going to school is your life, while working is a secondary concern. When you have children, you’re often juggling work and family. Trying to return to school to earn a library science degree is challenging, especially…

Boy enjoying outdoor activities in the Winter

5 Unique Outdoor Activities for Your Kids to Enjoy this Winter

Despite the fact that we’ve entered the winter months, there are still many reasons for your children to embrace the great outdoors. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best outdoor activities — from junior…

We Take Things For Granted

We Take Things For Granted

It happens on a couple of occasions throughout the year. I sit down for the evening, usually after putting the Little Man to bed and turn the television on to watch a charity fundraising show. This time it was…

Make Believe Mums Mean Business

Make Believe Mums Mean Business

When you have children it’s fair to say your life changes completely. Of course for the better. But what about returning to work? Do you want to pay extortionate childcare fees that your full-time salary only just covers and…

Learning How To Parent

Learning How To Parent

The title of this post ‘Learning How To Parent’, is quite uncanny. You would think after almost five years, I would have pretty much nailed it, right? Wrong. There have been times over the past twelve to eighteen months…