Pancakes and Pumpkins


Mealtimes have always been a pretty stressful affair in our house with the Little Bean’s fussy eating and her younger brothers beginning to follow suit so a little over a month ago I made a stand.  I drew up a meal plan for the Beans so that I would know what to cook each night . . . → Read More: Pancakes and Pumpkins

October half term 2014 - the camera can lie!

The Baby Show

I wonder how you read a post?  Do you look through the photographs and then read it, do you read and look at the photographs as you go along?  The reason I am pondering this is because if you were to look through my photographs first, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they show happy . . . → Read More: October half term 2014 – the camera can lie!

Look what we found on our Autumn walk!


I received a letter home from Beanie Boy’s new preschool asking if he could take it any little ‘treasures’ that he might find whilst out walking as they are talking about Autumn now.  Well we often go for a walk around our village and the Beans are always bringing something home with them so last . . . → Read More: Look what we found on our Autumn walk!

The perfect end to the week . . .

Burghley House

You may, or may not have seen my post from yesterday but it really put a downer on my week.  I have not been feeling well this week, migraines are plaguing me at the moment and since stopping breastfeeding that ‘time of the month’ has been a killer for me.  Add to that an autumnal . . . → Read More: The perfect end to the week . . . Burghley House

“Do you wanna build a snowman?” . . . “Nope, we want to build a den!!”


Well, to be fair it IS Autumn and there isn’t much snow around, plus we haven’t got magical powers.  BUT we have got an imagination and that’s all it takes (ok plus a few random materials from around the house) to make a den!!

I have to admit that building dens with my children was . . . → Read More: “Do you wanna build a snowman?” . . . “Nope, we want to build a den!!”

Lessons with Little Bean #1

Lessons with Little Bean

On Sunday Little Bean and I managed to sneak off for a couple of hours by ourselves for some girly time.  We believe it’s important to spend some one-on-one time with the children so that they aren’t always treated as a group.  They are each individuals in their own right and so spending time on . . . → Read More: Lessons with Little Bean #1

Feeling fruity?

Feeling fruity

Come on, own up, how many of you have clicked on this post hoping to find something a little naughty?  Shame on you, this is a family blog don’t you know!

It won’t have gone unnoticed on Mummy Matters about the fun and games we have had trying to get a balanced diet into Little . . . → Read More: Feeling fruity?

A Halloween inspired chocolate-orange cake . . .

Halloween Chocolate Cake

Looking out of the window today it’s wet, miserable and grey but I don’t care because I’m snuggled up inside, cosy and warm and I have this just calling out my name . . .

We had a pretty quiet weekend in comparison to most we have had recently.  Yesterday Little Bean and I . . . → Read More: A Halloween inspired chocolate-orange cake . . .

Harvest Festival, apples and tears

Harvest Festival

This morning after dropping Little Bean and Beanie Boy their respective schools, Jelly Bean and went to Church and waited patiently for Little Bean’s school to arrive ready for their Harvest Festival celebration.  I love the Church, it’s where all of my Beans were Christened and today the service was conducted by the man who . . . → Read More: Harvest Festival, apples and tears

Carpet Picnic and Movie Treat

carpet picnic

For the past couple of weeks I have been trialling a new Reward System with the Beans in an effort to encourage more favorable behavior from them. Initially it worked perfectly but last week was pretty much a write-off as they didn’t seem interested in even trying to move forwards on their charts.

All of . . . → Read More: Carpet Picnic and Movie Treat

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