Historic Places of Interest in and around Cardiff that are Great for Kids!

St Fagans National History Museum St Fagans National History Museum, also known as the Welsh Folk Museum, is located in the village of St Fagans. It’s an open air museum that chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people (Wikipedia). Best of all St Fagans is free! They’re open daily from 10am-5pm. The site is currently undergoing redevelopment, but the open-air museum and historic buildings remain open (apart from Garreg Fawr, Llwyn-yr-eos). For more information about the redevelopment click here. The main points of focus are to create a striking entrance to welcome visitors. They also plan… [Read More]

I’m not, ‘not normal’ and neither are you!

Being a mum is the most important role in life that I have. Yes, I’m also a wife, which is on a par with motherhood in terms of the important roles in my life, but I’m also a sister, a daughter and a friend. However motherhood takes the highest position in my life.    Before I continue I just want to say that there is no right or wrong – which is why I’m writing this post. I’m not judging others, but simply expressing my feelings in the hopes that those in the same position as me will be able… [Read More]

A morning of fun at Rhondda Heritage Park

The Rhondda Heritage Park in Trehafod, Pontypridd is one of the many cultural attractions you can find in South Wales. I remember many a school trip there when I was younger. It certainly makes for a fun and interesting day out for people of all ages.  You can go on a guided tour, explore the museum, enjoy a cuppa in the cafe or let the children loose in the Energy Zone Play Area. There’s also an art gallery. During the Easter holidays I took our twins to the Heritage Park for a morning of fun! It was my first return… [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]

A day out at Barry Island

Last week I drove down to Barry Island from my home in Cardiff. I’ve been trying to take our three year old twin girls to new places this summer holiday and although Barry Island isn’t a new place for me, it was for them. I have fond memories of visiting Barry Island when I was a child. The pleasure park was always something my sister and I looked forward to, with the log flume in particular being one of our favourite rides. Sadly the log flume was demolished in April of this year as the structure was beyond repair, but… [Read More]

A day out at Hendrewennol Pick Your Own Fruit Farm

The summer half term is here and that means play groups are off so it’s time to find other ways to keep ourselves entertained. I’ve been meaning to visit Hendrewennol, the pick your own soft fruit farm, for over a year, but have never got round to it for one reason or another. However, after checking the weather forecast for the week and finding a dry day, I asked my friend if she wanted to come along with her children to spend the day at Hendrewennol. Just to give you a bit of info about Hendrewennol, it was opened in… [Read More]

A Family Day Out

As a family we like to spend our time together doing fun and exciting things, visiting new places and generally anything that doesn’t cost too much! When Ffrees Family Finance kindly sent us a box of family friendly goodies to help us have a great day out we quickly got our thinking caps and started to plan our day. We chose the Easter bank holiday weekend as the weather was forecast to be sunny and warm. We decided to take the girls on a bike ride to our local park. We recently bought them a new bike each so thought it… [Read More]

Blog your heart out

I’ve been tagged in this post by Ickle Pickle and have been asked to answer the following five questions and then tag another five bloggers to answer the same questions. Who/what encouraged you to start blogging? I started blogging soon after the birth of our twins. I wanted to write about our experiences of IVF and of course all about our twins. I wanted to have a place where I could look back on our experiences and remember the little details that I might one day forget. I also wanted somewhere that our twins could look at one day to… [Read More]

Little Explorers

I remember thinking to myself when R and M were just a few months old about how wonderful it would be when they start to crawl. They would be able to explore hidden places and new things that they weren’t able to before. Crawling came and went and once they had fully mastered it my next thought was about how excited I was at the concept of them both being able to walk. Luckily they both learnt to walk at the same time.  They started to cruise along furniture around 11 months old and by the time they were 16… [Read More]

Invading your child's privacy

Me when I was younger Nowadays more children than ever are using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I remember the good old days of MSN and MySpace. Although these may not be as popular now as they were when I was growing up, it brings me to the all-important question of your child’s online safety and indeed how much privacy should you give your child. When I was a teenager I had a diary and I would write everything in it. From what I was watching on TV to who I fancied at school. One day my… [Read More]