Sewing Project: How to make a sunglasses case

A few weeks ago my husband and I bought our girls a pair of sunglasses each. I treated myself to a new pair too. The sunglasses that our girls already had were pretty scratched and as we’re going on holiday soon, they really needed some new ones. The thing is I didn’t want these new ones to end up scratched before we’d even left for our holiday. With that in mind I thought that I should make us all some sunglasses cases. R and M, our four year old twins, chose their own fabrics and buttons. R opted for a… [Read More]

Spot A Lot: Animal Jigsaw Review from Parragon Books

As part of the Parragon Books Book Buddy Scheme we were sent Spot A Lot: Animal Jigsaw to review.     We reviewed the book back in October 2014, but what’s different about this one is that it’s a book and a jigsaw.   The book and jigsaw come in a handy box and once you’ve read the storybook you can then play with the jigsaw puzzle!   Here’s a brief overview of what the book is about: ‘There’s trouble at the zoo today… The animals have run away! Gibbons swinging and playing on the jungle gym, zebra’s camouflaged on the… [Read More]

Obsessions I’ve developed since becoming a mum

Quite often I hear people saying that it’s funny how things change when you become a parent. Pre-children I spent my Sundays lazing on the sofa, cuddling up to my husband and watching TV in between naps.  Nowadays Sundays are usually spent painting, crafting, playing in the park, running around at a soft play centre or pretty much anything else come to think of it that means I’m on my feet pretty much all day! Not that I’m complaining. I wouldn’t change it for the world.  One thing I have noticed though since becoming a mum is that I’ve developed… [Read More]

Win a Playhouse with Waltons!

Would you like the chance to win this amazing playhouse?  I thought so! Read on to find out how! We’re now well into the summer holidays and for us that’s meant trips to the farm, beach, swimming pool and park, as well as spending lots of time in our garden.  The first few weeks of the summer holidays can be exciting as it means you can plan lots of fun activities for the kids. However, a few weeks in and boredom may start to set in which usually means stressful times for mum and dad as they rack their brains… [Read More]

Interview with a Pro-Blogger

Today’s post is an interview with professional blogger, Vicki who blogs at Honest Mum and Mummys Got Style. 1. Tell me a bit about yourself I’m married to Peter and am a mum of two boys, Oliver 5 and Alexander who is 2 and a half.  We live in Yorkshire, but I usually spend one day a week in London for client meetings, press shows and to plan shoots. I’m a full time, professional blogger and prior to that I was an award winning TV and film director making short films that screened on TV all over the world as well… [Read More]

Is she a boy?

“Is she a boy?” That’s the question I was asked today by a boy who couldn’t have been much older than five or six. I can understand the question he asked so naively. I mean looking at R in her blue canvas pumps, blue shorts and blue t-shirt I can see how from a quick glance he may have thought her a boy, but when looking from the shoulders up at her long brown hair and feminine face there’s no mistaking that she is in fact a girl! I wasn’t offended by the boys question. I found it humorous more… [Read More]

Kids Don’t Come with a Manual Book Review

Being a parent is one of the hardest yet most rewarding experiences in the world. No matter how hard you try you can never be fully prepared for the impact that a baby has on a relationship. It will test you as an individual, but it will also test the strength of your relationship. Parenting really is a balancing act! Some people look online for ideas and inspiration, as well as advice, whereas others will turn to books. One such book is ‘Kids Don’t Come with a Manual‘. Written by Carole and Nadim Saad this book is designed to empower… [Read More]

Is social media making you a grumpy mum?

Pictures of perfectly clean houses with everything in its place. Happy children playing and sharing toys together nicely. Not a single food stain on their clothes to be seen. The seemingly perfect life of others. It’s funny how we view other people’s pictures on social media and compare them to our lives. A picture of a family sitting down to eat together. A picture of a children sitting on a beach or playing in a garden. A video of someone’s two year old writing their own name or counting to twenty. Am I bad mum because my three year old… [Read More]

Luck, chance or fortune?

I’m the sort of person that believes everything happens for a reason. I think certain elements and experiences from our past happen for a reason and although at the time we may not realise it, it’s not until the future that we realise why something from the past occurred. Do you believe in luck? I do and I have been fortunate in life in many ways, but then again I’ve also had my lot of back luck. Thankfully the good luck has been more than the bad! The infographic below has been provided by Paddy Power Bingo and offer some tips to… [Read More]

National Tell A Story Day

National Tell A Story Day is on April 27th 2015. Mecca Bingo have challenged me to come up with my very own story in aid of National Tell A Story Day. The Dinosaur Roar Thump, thump, thump went the dinosaur’s feet as he jumped and galloped through the big, tall trees. Thwack, thwack, thwack went the dinosaur’s tail swishing to and fro. Sniff, sniff, sniff went the dinosaur’s nose.  Where’s my roar? My dinosaur roar? It must be here somewhere.  I’m sure it’s here somewhere! I can’t find it. It’s not under the leaves or in my cave.  Not under my favourite stone… [Read More]