The reality of raising an indoor generation

Growing up, I’d spend the majority of my childhood outdoors. I’d either be in the park with my friends, or playing in my back garden until bedtime. Sadly, children nowadays spend less time outdoors than ever before. The only time you’d find me indoors was to eat lunch and dinner, and to sleep. There’s a lot to be said about our current generation of teenagers. While they’re more health conscious than ever before, we have to ask the question, at what cost does this come? Reality TV shows lay bare a generation of ‘beautiful’ people who appear to have it… [Read More]

Growing Strawberries Indoors and Outdoors

Back in April I planted some strawberry plants indoors and outdoors. 2015 has been the first year that I have made a proper effort toward growing my own fruit and vegetables. I’ve planted tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, spring onions, herbs and salads. My girls have enjoyed helping to plant the seeds and water the plants with me. They’re really looking forward to being able to pick the fruit and vegetables when they’re ready. As mentioned above I planted some strawberry plants indoors in a medium sized pot and some outdoors in a large strawberry planter.  I was curious to see if the ones… [Read More]

We Stayed Indoors!

I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole day indoors with the twins. Most days we go out somewhere. Whether it’s to the park, shops, baby or music group we’re always busy doing something. I’m quite an organised person so I always have a plan at least 24 hours beforehand of what I’m going to do. During term time I take the girls to play group on a Thursday and music group on a Friday. On a Wednesday if it’s raining I usually go to the indoor soft play centre, but if it’s dry I’ll take the girls… [Read More]