The Night Before Christmas Book Review

The Night Before Christmas is a classic Christmas book that many parents will be familiar with. This all time classic by Clement C. Moore tells the story of one households experience on the night before Christmas. It’s a classic rhyme with enchanting, modern illustrations from acclaimed young illustrator Harriet Muncaster. This was a book that was read many times over and over again on Christmas eve by me. R and M, our soon to be four year old twin girls, loved this book! They smiled with delight at the pictures of Santa. The rhyming made it easy to read and… [Read More]

Night time potty training

Potty training children can be a pretty stressful time for a lot of parents. When our girls were approaching potty training age I did what most parents do and turned to the internet in search of advice! I typed in search terms such as ‘how old to start potty training’, ‘how do I know when my child is ready to potty train?’ among others! I remember reading that you shouldn’t be in a rush to start potty training. If you start too early, potty training can end up taking longer than if you’d just waited until your child was ready. … [Read More]

Everything you need to host a movie night

My husband and I love taking our twin girls to the cinema. I remember the first time we did. We chose a short film that was only an hour long as we didn’t want to overdo it on the first time. Thankfully they both enjoyed it and ever since we’ve been taking our girls on a regular basis. Sometimes though it’s nice to just stay at home and have a lazy, cosy, movie night in our very own front room. Our girls love Disney films, much like their mummy, but the trouble is they’ve seen quite a lot of them and… [Read More]

Girls Night Out

I wrote a post not long ago which was a little update on the play dates I’ve been having. If you haven’t read that post you can find it here. In short the play dates have been going well. I’m so glad that we ditched play group in favour of them and I think R and M are pretty pleased about that too. Both girls have become so much more confident in playing with other children and also in leaving my side to play with them. This is a massive change as usually the girls stick to my side like… [Read More]

Interior design tips to help your children get a good night’s sleep

Your child’s bedroom is primarily a space in which they should be able to get a good night’s sleep. For many children (and their parents), however, it’s also a highly personal space where young minds seek to investigate, experiment and explore broader horizons. Designing a bedroom for your children that prioritizes the value of a great sleeping experience offers some interesting challenges when it comes to creating a private living space where they will also enjoy playing and learning.   Décor for kids   While adult bedrooms generally work best when decorated in soft, muted colors that are conducive to… [Read More]

Nights in now verses nights in before kids

Before my husband and I had children we spent our evenings either in the cinema, going out somewhere for food or doing something else away from home. It was on very rare occasions that you’d find us spending the night at home. Since having children our evenings have changed considerably. My husband and I haven’t had a night out together since our twins were born over three years ago! I had my first girly night out two weeks ago (post coming soon) and it was lovely, although odd to be out as opposed to at home with the girls sleeping… [Read More]

Night time potty training

It official! Potty training in our house is officially over and done with for now! Both of our girls are fully potty trained in the day. I wasn’t in a rush to potty train them and I would have quite happily waited until they were three before I even thought about potty training, but our girls started showing signs that they were ready around two years and a few months. I’ve heard that boys can take longer than girls to potty train so if you’re reading this and worrying about when the right time to start is – stop worrying! Do you know any… [Read More]

The Ultimate X-Factor Night In

I love the X-Factor! There, I’ve said it! I can’t sing. I can’t write songs and I can’t even dance, but that doesn’t stop me from making the most of our X-Factor weekends! My absolute favourite part is watching the auditions. Especially when they show the auditions from our home town, Cardiff. I’ve been tempted to enter myself just so I can meet the judges, but the chances of the producers putting me through to see the judges are probably slim to none! Regardless of this fact though our household have our own unique way of watching the auditions. When… [Read More]

You were a 90s child if…

  You had a clear box full of floppy disks sitting on your computer desk and all the labels were written in pencil so that you when you re-used the disk (if they ever worked second time around) you could rub out what you’d deleted and re-write your latest saved masterpiece Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/zirconicusso You had to make sure no one was using the internet when you wanted to make a phone call or worse someone starts to use the internet whilst you’re the phone Orange soda had never been so popular thanks to American sitcom Keenan and Kel Saturday night TV was amazing!… [Read More]

Saturday Night TV

When I was little I really used to look forward to Saturday Night TV. I used to wonder how the contestants on Blind Date could come up with quick, quirky answers to on the spot questions. I loved listening to Cilla Black’s recognisable voice and of course watching her make people’s dreams come true on Surprise Surprise was also a weekly highlight for me! I dreamt of being a contestant on Gladiators and I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I actually had a little bit of a crush on Wolf! Oh no! It’s out there now! I’ve said it… [Read More]