Category: Parenting

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This is advertorial content Have you heard of Childcare.co.uk? I have to say that I hadn’t until they got in touch with me and invited me to have a good look around their website and share my findings here. Now that I have done so, I’m happy to share more …

Siblings May 2020

It’s time for another Siblings update, and of course, it’s another lock-down edition. You would think that having to spend this much time with each other would cause a lot of friction, but not so apparently. I mean, I would love to have some space of my own and some …

Siblings April 2020

This is our first Siblings lockdown post. Will it be the last? I doubt it. These two have actually been handling lockdown quite well so far, so I’m hoping that continues. The day that the schools closed was sad for them. Little Man was upset about not being able to …

Siblings March 2020

Having recently spent two weeks at Disney World in very close quarters with one another, these two are super close at the moment. They are spending all of their out of school time together playing and making up their own stories and games. It is all about imaginative play and …

Siblings February 2020

You won’t be surprised to learn that the big topic in our house this month has been Disney World. The countdown has been on, and we fly this weekend. It’s interesting to see how differently my two react to a big event coming up. Boo gets higher and higher. She …

Siblings January 2020

The first month of the year and we are settling into it well. Boo and Little Man are back at school and are happy to be there. Whilst I think we would all have rather had another couple of weeks of Christmas, they were content going back on the first …

Siblings December 2019

Here we are, our last siblings post of 2019. The year has flown by, and as I seem to be getting old, they do go faster every single year! This is the busy month, the month when the kids are the most excited along with being the most tired. They …

5 Ideas To Teach Kids About The Gift Of Giving

The season is upon us, there is no escaping it! My children are excited, especially now that the tree is up and that elf has returned again. The countdown is on and they are both looking forward to the big day. If ever there was a time to teach our …

Siblings November 2019

You know that these two get along pretty well together. They always have, to be honest, and I do put a lot of that down to Boo’s easygoing temperament and her desire to nurture and look after her brother at all times. But I feel like they are closer than …

Siblings October 2019

How has it been a full month since I last shared a siblings update? The time is flying by, we’re hurtling towards the end of the year. This month we have had Boo’s 10th birthday. She had a lovely time celebrating it and Little Man was suitably enthusiastic as she …

Once Upon a Time Online With Plusnet

This is a collaborative post When the team over at Plusnet got in touch with me about their #OnceUponATimeOnline campaign I knew that it was one that I was keen to talk about here. The campaign is hoping to provide a solution for busy parents to enjoy fairy tales with …

Happy 10th Birthday, Boo

Today my daughter turns 10 years old, the big 10! I can’t quite believe that we are in double figures already. Boo seems to be growing so quickly. As a baby, Boo was always on the go, she wasn’t one for slowing down and napping. She wanted to discover everything …

What To Expect When Visiting Potential Secondary Schools

It is that time for us. We have been looking around secondary schools, so I thought I’d share a little about what to expect when visiting potential secondary schools. Boo is in year 5, so she and I are doing the rounds a year early. There are several schools in …

Siblings September 2019

And just like that, the summer holidays are over and we are back to school. The time really does fly by. Boo is now in Year 5 and Little Man is in Year 2, and both are settling in well. They are both happy with their new teachers and are …

When The Kids Go Back To School

Just like that, the summer is over and we are back into the school routine again. As I write this, it’s a rainy Monday and it’s been a day of soggy school runs. Little Man is now in Year 2 and Boo is in Year 5. They seem to be …

Happy 7th Birthday, Little Man!

I cannot believe that my baby boy is 7 years old today. 7 seems so grown up! 7 years ago today, we were at the hospital for 7am, getting ready to meet our son for the first time, a planned C-Section. We were expecting a bundle of chunky squishiness, just …

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