Easter Holidays Week 1

The start of the Easter holidays last week has been full of fun! Although I worked Monday to Thursday last week (read more about this here) we still managed to do lots of fun things! On Monday after I arrived home from work we spent most of the day in the garden playing tennis, racquetball and volleyball! M asked for a tennis set for her birthday back in February and I managed to pick up a fantastic set from the Argos Chad Valley range. It has a net, tennis racquets and a soft tennis ball, badminton racquets and shuttlecock plus… [Read More]

Finding the perfect work/life balance

This year start of the Easter holidays has been a very different one to last year. You see last year I was self employed following redundancy the year before. This offered me so much flexibility in terms of working hours. I chose to work two days a week and I was usually always home by 1.30pm at the latest. The money was pretty good, but it was a dead end job with no prospects. It was always a ‘stop gap job’ until something better came along. 16 months after redundancy that opportunity arose. I’m now four weeks into my new… [Read More]

Top Tips To Help You Cope With A Fussy Eater

Having a fussy eater can be one of the most frustrating things for parents, especially when you have spent time preparing a meal and a toddler simply refuses to eat it. Approximately 90% of children go through at least one lengthy phase of fussy eating, so Laya Healthcare has developed this handy guide to help you navigate this phase and get your child to try new things.  Eating habits and tastes are formed at an early stage therefore it is important to offer a variety of foods from the start. Learning to eat is like any other learning process, it… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 102

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Sigrid who blogs at Life Notes to Life. Sigrid is a 40-year-old mum who says she can’t keep up with an energetic and determined 4-year-old boy. Her family of three currently calls Texas home, but they have previously also called California, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Philippines home. Sigrid is… [Read More]

Chicken Pox Strikes Again!

Last year our twin girls, R and M, both had a very mild dose of chicken pox. My husband and I crossed our fingers that that was it. They’d been lucky by only having a mild dose and they’d never get it again. Hooray! Except it didn’t quite work out like that! Around three to four weeks ago, R, came out school feeling slightly under the weather. At first we put it down to a bug that was going around, gave her a dose of Nurofen and made sure she was drinking plenty. The following day, R emerged from her… [Read More]

How to Teach Children to Tell the Time

Our twin girls recently turned seven. They’re both clever, kind, caring girls who have a natural thirst for learning. I’m always amazed at the things they tell me they’ve learnt in school. In particular when they showed me some multiplication they’d learnt in school, I was amazed at how easy they’d found it. Like many children, R and M, have a number of watches. Some have a digital display, others an analogue display. Naturally they find the digital display easiest to read in terms of telling the time, but I thought I’d try to teach them how to tell the… [Read More]

Encouraging Children to Read with the Right Books #AD

Reading is something that’s always been important to me. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a love for books. My very earliest memory of reading was when I was in primary school. I remember our teachers asking us to bring our favourite book in for show and tell. I was, and still am, a massive Enid Blyton fan so naturally the book I took into school was Enid Blyton’s ‘The Naughtiest Girl in School’. That’s the very first book I remember falling in love with. I’d read it over and over again, and every time I… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 101

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Denise who blogs at Mum on a Mission for a Better Life. Denise is 37 years old and is a married mum of three girls aged 20, 19 and 10. She lives in Suffolk and is very nearly at the end of a social work degree. They have three dogs who… [Read More]