I wanted to share with you, a gorgeous picture that my youngest drew, that really shows the spirit of spring. Its a very sunny Easter Garden. Continue Reading
I’ve written before about how big a fan I am of World Book Day, but also how uninterested I am in the whole competitive parenting side of it. I like my costumes to be simple, and all about the book, not about how amazing *ahem* I am with sewing machine. From previous years we have had great fun going though ideas of stories Miss N has read, and what she would like to dress as.
Here is Miss N from two years ago : Continue Reading
As new parents, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant demands of your little one. Your relatively carefree former lifestyle quickly changes into a frenzy of nappy changing, feeding around the clock and broken sleep, and finding the time to fit in all the extra washing, household chores and shopping can seem like an anxiety. You may feel that essential tasks such as doing the weekly food shop become logistically more difficult with a baby in tow, and those who don’t already do their grocery shopping online may choose to convert once they become parents, in order to save time and hassle. This is a perfectly understandable decision, but before you dismiss the idea of braving the supermarket, stop and consider the benefits! Continue Reading
Imagine the scene. You have managed to wake yourself and your children up, but now you have to get them clean, dressed, bags packed, school lunches made, cheques written and homework checked, as well to eat breakfast and have a drink before you leave in the morning. You also need to navigate arguments, requests to have another sleepover or have the TV on. Add to that walking the dog, getting yourself dressed and showered. For me break fast survival each morning is all about preparation and routine. Yes it really is a struggle some mornings, but if you put everything in place you are more likely to succeed.