Easter Holidays - Day 2 - Easter Basket, Bonnets and a catchup with friends

Easter Basket

Crafting and Chocolate – could I have been given a more perfect challenge!!  In case you have been hiding under a rock you won’t have failed to notice that Easter is just around the corner so we have been getting busy with Easter crafts and for this project, I was put in the catastrophic position . . . → Read More: Easter Holidays – Day 2 – Easter Basket, Bonnets and a catchup with friends

Easter Holidays Day 1 - Yellow Moon Easter Crafts

Yellow Moon

I always approach the school holidays with mixed feelings, on the one hand I look forward to spending extra time with my Beans and having them at home for an extended period on my own and on the other, I dread having them home for an extended period on my own.  Don’t get me wrong, . . . → Read More: Easter Holidays Day 1 – Yellow Moon Easter Crafts

The Persil Kids Today Project – looking at life through a child’s eyes

#kidstoday

Have you ever stopped to think about what life must be like for your children?  I mean, actually looking at life through their eyes?  I have, it’s something I think about often.  It’s the reason I will often carry my children when walking in busy places because I think it must be very daunting for . . . → Read More: The Persil #KidsToday Project – looking at life through a child’s eyes

Quality Time with Beanie Boy

Quality Time

I’m sorry to say that I have got my ‘quality time’ posts in completely the wrong order.  The week before I went to London with Little Bean, I had a day out with Beanie Boy just the two of us.  Beanie Boy has always been very much a Mummy’s boy to the point that he . . . → Read More: Quality Time with Beanie Boy

Why isn’t he sleeping?

Beanie Boy

I don’t really feel like I should complain, I know there are others in worse positions but as I am sitting here trying to think about all the things I need to be doing, I can feel my eyelids with a ten tonne weight on them.  Why?  Because Beanie Boy seems to have taken . . . → Read More: Why isn’t he sleeping?

When Perry the Penguin came to visit #PerryOnTour

#PerryOnTour

If you go down to Costa today, you’re sure of a great surprise . . . because Perry the Penguin Gingerbread has arrived to put a smile on the faces of the younger visitors.  To celebrate Perry’s arrival 10 bloggers were selected to take part in a Perry the Penguin Challenge.  Over the course of . . . → Read More: When Perry the Penguin came to visit #PerryOnTour

Moments that mattered in 2013

Moments that mattered 2013

Last year started with a bang for us and probably the event that will mark 2013 as a great year for us was the arrival of our cheeky little chappy Jelly Bean on 31st January.  After Beanie Boy we didn’t think we would have any more children but as often as I would tell people . . . → Read More: Moments that mattered in 2013

The end of my breastfeeding journey . . .

My Beans

Last Thursday afternoon (16th January) marked a bittersweet moment for me as I breastfed Jelly Bean for the very last time.  I consider myself to be a very lucky Mummy because when I first became a Mum in 2008 to Little Bean my breastfeeding journey began.  Like many expectant Mums I knew from the . . . → Read More: The end of my breastfeeding journey . . .

What do you do when you know your child keeps telling lies to you?

My Babies

I completely understand that telling lies is part and parcel of a child’s development and growth but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy pill to swallow.  I really do my absolute best to try to bring my children up to be honest, caring and good children but somewhere along the way we seemed to have . . . → Read More: What do you do when you know your child keeps telling lies to you?

Beanie Boy’s next stage - he’ll be driving next!

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The last time I looked Beanie Boy was my cute little three year old with a heart as big as his smile but in the last couple of months since he potty trained himself he has grown up another three years I swear it!  He is now “too big for baby forks” (and by . . . → Read More: Beanie Boy’s next stage – he’ll be driving next!

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