The Pros and Cons of Toddler Groups

Kids playing in woods

Shortly after bringing our girls home from hospital after their extended stay due to being born early, I started to look into local baby and toddler groups. There seemed to be quite a few of them around, but it would be another 7 months before I managed to pluck up the courage to actually go to one. I was nervous about being on my own with our twins in a room surrounded by other mums and their children. I thought up all sorts of things to worry about. What if no-one talks to me? What if no-one likes me? What… [Read More]

Top Tips From Busy Mums For Life With A Newborn And A Toddler

We all know that mums are some of the busiest people out there. But, when it comes to the busiest of busy mums, those who have a newborn and a toddler certainly take the crown! If you think that life with a newborn baby is extremely hectic, just wait until it becomes a toddler and you are welcoming your second child into the world. You will have never experienced such a chaotic life! But, you don’t have to live in such a frenzy while your children are just a newborns and toddlers. I spoke to a few of my friends… [Read More]

What’s on your Little Person’s Plate?

Portion Sizes

The eating habits of children can be quite a fascinating topic. From children who’ll eat anything placed in front of them to fussy eaters, sometimes it can be hard to make sure your child is getting the right nutrients. Our twins are four and a half years old. Like many kids, they’ve gone through various phases with their food. When they were little they used to eat banana porridge for breakfast every day. Now, however, the sight of porridge will see them pulling a look of disgust! Breakfast, for us, has evolved from porridge and now varies from croissants or… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Checklist – Kids Edition

It’s almost summer and that means a lot of us Brits will be packing up ready for our summer holidays. Whether it be in the UK or abroad, travelling with kids can be stressful, so let me take some of the stress away by providing you with a summer holiday checklist for kids! Passport/EHIC cardTravel gamesBook(s)Ipad/Electronic games console – make sure it’s fully charged and bring the charger too! NappiesNappy rash creamWet wipes Medicine – Calpol etcFirst aid kid – make sure it’s well stocked!Teething gels and aids Plenty of dummies – why do they always going missing when on… [Read More]

Mealtime battles! Just eat your food!

One of the most frustrating things for me as a parent is the relationship that our girls have with food. They love fruit. M will eat blueberries like sweets and they eat bananas, oranges and grapes in abundance. Every Sunday we have a cooked chicken dinner with lots of veg and the girls always eat their brocolli. So, what’s the problem you may be wondering? Aside from Sunday dinner and their fruit eating moments, dinner time has become a battle. Mainly with R to be honest! Breakfast is ok, but when it comes to lunch and dinner I feel like… [Read More]

Every parents nightmare

The past few days have been every parents nightmare. What started off as a cold and a slight cough, quickly developed into something more serious. As a result I’ve had a really big bought of mummy guilt. Last week, M, had a runny nose and a cough. She went to nursery as normal, but on Tuesday she wasn’t herself.  Tuesday evening, I was convinced that I’d keep her home from school the following day, but when she woke Wednesday morning, she was quite chirpy and more than happy to go to nursery so I took her. When I picked her… [Read More]

Organising a birthday party for four year old twins!

Who would have thought that organising a birthday party for four year olds would be so stressful! R and M started nursery in September 2015 so I was pretty relived that I’d have the chance to go to a few birthday parties before I’d have to start planning our girls party. I was hoping they’d provide me with some information and inspiration about what to do. The first party was in a hall with a lot of children. I think the whole nursery class were invited. It was a joint party so I could understand the amount of children there…. [Read More]

Afraid of the Dark

Our twin girls are soon to be four years old. They’ve always been pretty good sleepers. When they were babies they slept through the night from birth up until six months old. I remember waking up before them to get their bottles ready for the night feed and then dream feeding them both. It’d take about an hour, but they’d go back to sleep as soon as I put them back in their cots.  When they started teething around six months old their sleep was pretty disturbed. We went through a bit of a rough patch, but that’s understandable when… [Read More]

Should you give your toddler pocket money?

Teaching children the value of money can be a tricky task to achieve. Many children enjoy playing with pretend money, mine included. Our girls have a toy till on top of their play shop and they’ll take it in turns to play the customer and the shopkeeper. The customer will put a few items into their basket and then the shopkeeper will scan them all before asking the customer for some money to pay for their goods. It’s a great way to introduce children to the concept of money. All parents want their children to have a good credit score, you… [Read More]

Tips for planning a birthday party for your toddler

I’ve been lucky enough not to have to plan a birthday party for our three year old twins yet. Of course they’ve had ‘parties’, but they’ve been in our own home with just family invited. Now that the girls have their own toddler friends and will be starting nursery in September I have a feeling that I won’t be able to get away with our ‘at home’ parties when it comes to their next birthday! I’ve taken the girls to two birthday parties which has been really good for helping me learn what’s expected and what happens. Here are some… [Read More]