Oaty Bites: Great Kids Snacks From Jammie Dodgers

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Making sure my kids eat a healthy balanced diet and enjoy an active lifestyle is a constant priority for me.  As you might know...

My Daughter’s Glue Ear & A Rant About Our Health Visitor

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Hello everyone.  I hope you don't mind, but today I'm feeling the need to get something off my chest.  If you are new around...

Mediterranean Inspired Baby Food From Piccolo

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One of my favourite countries to visit with the family is Spain.  As well as the gorgeous beaches and warm weather I really love...

Tips For Helping Children Get To Sleep

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How much sleep a child is getting can be a real cause for concern for parents.  Sleep is so important for healthy development in...

How to Prevent Foot & Heel Pain During Pregnancy

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When I was expecting, I suffered a lot with foot and heel pain during pregnancy as well as swelling in my feet and legs....

A Few Of Our Christmas Traditions

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How close is Christmas now folks?  It is literally around the corner, so we thought we had better get some of our Christmas traditions...

Get In The Christmas Spirit With These Fun Activities

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With Christmas only around the corner, you might be on the hunt for fun and exciting things for the whole family to enjoy as...

Why Our Children Need Great Teachers

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As a parent, the one thing I've really noticed over the years is how competitive the world has become.  We hear year after year...

Finding Adventure Close To Home

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Our weekends really do go from one extreme to the other in this house.  One week we might be off on a super exciting...

Glue Ear & Having Grommets Fitted: Two Weeks After The Operation

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Hello readers.  If you have been following this story, your will know that our 3 year old daughter had an operation to have grommets...

What To Expect When Your Child Has Ear Grommets Fitted

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Last week our youngest daughter, Brook, went to hospital for an operation to have ear grommets fitted.  If you have been following our story you'll...

Enjoying Kid’s Lunchtime With Hartley’s Jelly #LittleOnesWhoLunch @HartleysJelly

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Now that the kids are back at school, those long summer holidays seem like a long distant memory don't they?  I must admit, here,...

Getting Our Children’s Eyes Tested & Why You Should Too

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I have been so conscious recently of how a relatively minor health issue can have huge consequences for a young child in the early...

17 Things To Do in Autumn With Kids

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September is here and the autumn button has been pressed but how do you keep having fun as a family in the colder months?...

Our Progress With My Daughters’ Glue Ear & Having Grommets 

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I thought I’d give you a little update on how we are getting on with treating my daughters' glue ear.  The issue with her...

Back To School Essentials With Smiggle

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When my daughter started school last year there were a few tips I had forgotten about buying school stationary and equipment.  Bearing in mind...

Morrisons School Uniform by NUTMEG (Reviewed)

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You can't deny that buying Morrisons school uniform when you are in the supermarket or when are ordering your online shop is the ultimate...

The Dark Side of our Summer & my Parenting Struggles

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We have had a fantastic time this summer, making lots of memories and exploring new places.  Our first visit to Camp Bestival was certainly...

One Happy Little Girl With Debenhams Back To School Range

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The kids will be back to school in a few weeks, and we've been topping up with some essential items before we start back...

We’re Going To The Zoo (& Other Places) With Petits Filous

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Kids have the funniest habits when it comes to food don't they?  My daughters love Petits Filous, but they think they should only eat...

Keeping The Kids Busy This Summer With Sun-Pat Fuelling Families

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The summer holidays are now in full swing and keeping the kids busy is probably the easiest way to keep everyone in the family...

Back To School With Deichmann Shoes

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Buying new school shoes is part and parcel of getting ready for the new school term isn't it?  My daughters both love getting a...

An Update On The Glue Ear Diagnosis & What’s Next For...

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If you have been following my blog and social media channels recently you will know that my 3 year old daughter received a diagnosis...

The One Rule Every Parent Needs To Help Manage Screen Time

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Do you worry about the amount of screen time your kids have?  It's something that definitely niggles at me sometimes, as my children are...

How to Embrace the Summer Sun 
and Educate Your Pupils

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With the British weather being a little on the unpredictable side, the second that sun peeps out from behind the clouds and begins to...

Rediscovering Family Fun at Rushcliffe Country Park

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Rushcliffe Country Park is definitely our favourite place to take the kids near to our home, but it dawned on us today that we...

Our Children’s Hearing Test and Glue Ear Diagnosis

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Sometimes it's just impossible for me to write about anything else until I get something off my chest and this is definitely one of...

A Letter To My Daughter At 3 Years Old

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Happy Birthday my beautiful little lady.  You had a very special 3rd birthday as we were on holiday at Yelloh! Village Les Grands Pins....

3 Simple Ways To Have An Awesome Half Term With The...

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Are you spending half term at home with your children?  Do you have that sense of optimism that you are all going to have...

Feeling Guilty And Worried About My Daughter’s Speech

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At around two years old I was becoming concerned about the progress my daughter was making with her speech.  I spoke to the nursery,...