Reunited over Pasta! The Trouble with Twins!

Children helping to make food

What happened to my gentle, happy, kind hearted girls? One day they were four years old. They were nice to one another, had the occasional tantrum and more often than not they would listen to their mummy and daddy without us having to raise our voices. Then, all of a sudden they turned five years old and it’s like something within them has changed. Every day they argue, fight, cry and tell tales on one another. R is definitely more dominant and hates it when she’s proven wrong. She hates it when M tells on her for doing something wrong,… [Read More]

A day in the life of a blogger

Blogging means different things to different people. To some it’s a hobby that they enjoy doing once in a while, whereas to others it’s a business that can earn them some nice money. To me, it’s a bit of both. I work two days a week and then for the remaining three days of the working week whilst our twins are in school, I blog. Some people struggle to understand what this means and how I can spend three days sat in front of a laptop writing, but it’s a lot more than that. As such, I thought I’d write… [Read More]

Celebrating Your Twins’ First Birthday

The first birthday is an exciting event for all parents, no matter whether they are first-time parents or more experienced. But when it comes to twins, there is double the reason to be excited. The truth is that planning a birthday for twins is considerably different to just planning it for a single child. There are a few things that you will need to do markedly differently if you want your twins to enjoy their day. Of course, it is unlikely that they will remember it – but you will probably feel that you want to do something to make… [Read More]

World Poetry Day with Viking

Today is World Poetry Day and I’ve teamed up with Viking to share with you the importance of writing. Viking sent me some arts and crafts products to help inspire me to share the love for literature and artistic writing, but first I wanted to talk to you about why writing is important. We all know that it’s good to get our  creative juices flowing, not only is it good for our brains, it also helps to improve memory and emotional function. I’ve always loved writing. Long before I started using a computer, I would open up a brand new… [Read More]

Cabin Fever Cures

Image from Pixabay Every parent with a newborn, or even toddlers, is at risk of going insane. We’re sorry, but it’s true. You sit in day after day, watching the same episode of a kids program time and again. You have next to no adult conversation. And, the work is endless. But, if you start going insane, how do you think your little ones feel? It gets to the point where you’re desperate them to start school so you can get some life back. But, when the times comes, you’ll miss them like nothing else. So, it’s important to make… [Read More]

Little Gifts to Show your Husband you Care

Pexels After you have children, it can often change the relationship between you and your hubby. After all, you are so busy with the kids that it can be hard to get a minute alone with your other half. But to ensure you keep the love alive, it’s so important to make some time for your husband. And most of all, you need to show him how important he is to you and the kids. In fact, here are some little gifts you can get your husband to show him how much you care. A date night with you It’s… [Read More]

Your 2017 Holiday Hit List!

We’re hurtling towards the summer at a rate of knots, and before we know it, school will be out, and it’ll be time to get packing and head off on holiday. If you’ve not decided where to go for your summer sojourn yet, you’re in luck! Hopefully, this hit list will give you some food for thought. The beach holiday Most families love spending time at the beach. You can chill out, spend quality time together, and most importantly, have loads of fun. When it comes to beach breaks, you have two choices. You can either head off on an… [Read More]

We Are All Mums – Tommy’s Baby Charity

Mother’s day can be a hard time for many women. For me it’s pretty bitter sweet. My mum passed away when I was 18 years old. She had ovarian cancer and was just 50 years old when she was taken from us too soon. As a mum myself, Mother’s Day is a day that I want to enjoy with my children, but I also want to spend it remembering my own mum. For this reason Mother’s Day can be pretty emotional. It’s also a time when I look back at my own pregnancy with both fondness and gratitude that our… [Read More]

The Rules of Sleep Zone

When you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to function as you should. It really is that simple. It’s estimated we spend up to a third of our lives asleep, which sounds like a huge amount of wasted time. It makes more sense when you think of sleep as a gateway to being able to enjoy the rest of our lives. Sadly, it’s a rarity that sleep is a simple case of laying down, close your eyes and drifting off. We’ve all had nights where we struggle; where we spend countless hours both counting sheep and trying to force… [Read More]