Should motorists be fined for using parent and child spaces?

I’m pretty sure it’s a struggle that most parents who drive have faced at some point in their lives or another. You pull into the car park of your local supermarket, and hunt down the parent and child spaces in the hopes of finding a space close to the entrance. You then witness a lone person leaving their car with no child in sight, yet they’ve clearly parked in a parent and child space. Is this wrong? Does it make you angry? I mean, parent and child spaces are great for those with children. They’re close to the entrance, plus… [Read More]

5 Ways to Make your Home Child-Friendly

As you enter and prepare for parenthood, you suddenly become aware of all of the little dangers dotted around your home. From the moment the positive test result comes back, your life has changed forever. You are going to be a mummy and daddy, and you only have a few months to prepare yourself for the introduction of a baby. One question that many new expecting parents ask themselves is, is their home ready for a baby? How many hazards can you spot in any room? There are just some things you never really notice unless you are a parent… [Read More]

Child Safety: Blinds

We all want to keep our children safe at home and there are lots of preventative measures we, as parents, can do to ensure the safety of our children. It appears that blind safety has been in the news quite a bit again and with good reason too. If you have a blind regardless of what room it is in, it’s so important to tidy up the free hanging chains. If left to hang free they can result in strangulation. Making them safe is quick and easy. Take a look at the infographic below to find out how. Featured post

A Bloggers Child

As a blogger my children benefit from certain aspects of my blog. Days out, reviews and various experiences are all a part of what being a blogger is all about. Something I often struggle with though is where to draw the line when it comes to products I’ve been gifted in return for a review. In particular toys. We love getting toys to review. Trying out the newest and latest products is lots of fun and it means we learn all about them and get to share them here with you, our readers. The thing is though I often wonder… [Read More]

Ten things to do when your child starts nursery depending on your mood

My twin girls will be starting nursery in September. It’s only two and a half hours, but it’ll the slowest two and a half hours ever! I have a range of mixed emotions about them starting nursery school. They’ve always been looked after in their own home by either my husband or I, or my dad. They’ve never been away from home without mummy or daddy so it’ll be a strange and new experience for all of us. I’ve talked to them a lot about starting nursery and have explained that mummy and daddy won’t be staying with them, but… [Read More]

Being a mum without a mum

When I was growing up I always knew that I wanted to be a mum. I wanted two children, a husband and a nice home along with a great job, good friends and to be financially secure. I never imagined that when I did eventually become a mum I would do so without my own mum. It was just a given as far as I was concerned. She’d be my children’s nanna, my supportive shoulder to cry on and the person I could turn to when I needed help, advice or a break. Mum died almost 10 years ago now… [Read More]

Mums – How do we find some time for ourselves?

twins on seesaw

It’s a common problem I imagine both mums and dads of small children face. ‘Me’ time. As I look back at the last few days of my life I can recall that the most times I actually sat down in any one of those given days was four times. I sat down four times in one day! It may sound like a lot, but listen to the reasons why I sat down four times and you’ll soon realise that four times in one day is not a lot when you have kids! Once to give my girls their breakfast. Once… [Read More]

Sibling Rivalry

I’m no stranger to sibling rivalry. I’m an identical twin which means I’ve experienced a fair amount of competitiveness, jealousy and fighting between siblings. I’ve got no doubt in my mind that as our children grow older, wiser and start to mature that they’ll have a great relationship with each other. We have twin girls. They’re two and a half years old and although they have their similarities to look at, their personalities and mannerisms are quite different. They often surprise me too with the way they behave. For example I took them both to a local soft play centre… [Read More]

Cool Cat Costume Review

With Halloween approaching and seeing as our girls are almost three years old, we’ll be making more of an effort to acknowledge Halloween this year. In previous years the day has gone by much the same as any other day, but we thought we’d introduce our twins to Halloween this year. In light of this when we were offered the chance to review two Cool Cat Costumes from Fancy Dress City we were happy to oblige. This cat costume is actually a an all-in-one jumpsuit with detachable tail. It also comes with a hairband which have a pair of cute cat ears… [Read More]

Gay Birth Right UK

We are Rory and Nick. A gay couple at the very start of our journey to become parents. We met in back in 2012 against the backdrop of the London Olympics. London, in fact the nation, was abuzz with the games, and out first date was at the giant screens in Victoria Park to grab whatever of the action we could.  We never did get to see the action on the screens because we had purchased a picnic to eat while we did so, but security wasn’t allowing people in with their own food. So instead we sat in the park adjacent to the venue, ate… [Read More]