Much needed girlie time thanks to MyVue

Quality Time

Looking outside at the weather today it looks pretty much the same as last Saturday, the only difference is that today I am sitting here typing up this post and last week I was about half way through a very enjoyable day out with just Little Bean and myself.  I am very aware of the . . . → Read More: Much needed girlie time thanks to MyVue

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

Do your children choose their own bedroom decor?

Playroom

When we moved the children’s rooms around in preparation for the arrival of Jelly Bean we asked each of them how they would like their bedrooms decorated.  We gave them as much ‘free choice’ with their rooms as we possibly could, depending on how expensive their ideas became.  Our philosophy was that they need to . . . → Read More: Do your children choose their own bedroom decor?

Why bedtimes are so special . . .

bedtime

When I initially started to think about writing this post about my ‘happy’ moments in a day, one of the first which sprang to mind was bedtime.  Not my bedtime, the children’s bedtime.  But then I thought it might be portrayed wrongly; that I can’t wait to get my children out of my . . . → Read More: Why bedtimes are so special . . .

Do you look forward to school pickup or dread it?

School pickup

School pick-up is probably one of those ‘ordinary’ moments in a day that I have mixed emotions about.  Little Bean has just started in Year 1 at Primary School, some days it feels like she has been going to school forever and others it feels like she has only been there for a . . . → Read More: Do you look forward to school pickup or dread it?

What ordinary family moments do you look forward to?

Ordinary moments

If you have children then you can pretty much guarantee your life will be far from mundane.  Children have this way of livening things up, bringing joy to some of the most uneventful activities.  Playing on a swing isn’t just playing on a swing, it’s a rope in the jungle getting . . . → Read More: What ordinary family moments do you look forward to?

Well done Little Bean!!!

School Report

Well, that’s it!  Little Bean has nearly completed her first year at Primary School.  It only seems like yesterday that I was standing in the lounge ironing labels into her uniform thinking that my baby girl wasn’t even old enough to go to school and now here we are brimming with pride at the . . . → Read More: Well done Little Bean!!!

My little boy is growing up

My Beans

You blink for one second and you’re children are all grown up!  Since Jelly Bean has come along I have noticed the changes in Beanie Boy.  He is still my little cutie, a very loving little boy but I’m seeing him in a different light now, he’s growing up.  Being the baby of the family . . . → Read More: My little boy is growing up

Mum knows best: how parents stay relaxed at home

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Mum does know best. But that does not mean getting things done is never stressful. In-between doing the cooking, cleaning or running the kids to wherever they need to be, it is important to get your down time. There are many ways you can relax and make things at home easier, so take a look . . . → Read More: Mum knows best: how parents stay relaxed at home

Jelly Bean: Nearly 12 weeks and growing so fast!!

Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean will be 12 weeks old on Thursday and already I can’t imagine what our life was like without him in it, he is the happiest, most content little fella, always ready with a willing smile.  He gurgles and giggles when you talk to him or will just sit and have a chat . . . → Read More: Jelly Bean: Nearly 12 weeks and growing so fast!!

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