As a primary school teacher, part of our staff training involved learning about mindset and how we could encourage children to look at the world differently to develop their own positive mental health.That’s why we are loving ‘Mindful Millie’ by Louise Tribble (not to mention that Erin finds it hilarious because our dog is also … Continue reading Mindful Millie: An Introduction to Mindset
When we were invited along to Carter’s Steam Fair at Maldon's Promenade Park, I was instantly captivated by the history and creativity of it all. It's a traditional vintage fair, with rides and stalls from the 1890s to 1960s and is a million times more fun and beautiful than more modern fairs I've been to … Continue reading All the Fun at the Fair
With Spice Girls fever sweeping the nation at the moment, it got me feeling all nostalgic. The 90s were MY era and I'd be lying if I didn't say I missed them more than just a teeny, weeny bit. So here are my top five loves of nineties life, in no particular order... ONE - … Continue reading AD | I’ll tell you what I loved, what I really, really loved…
I am always after cheap days out with the kids - with two young children at home with me, costs add up pretty quickly. So when I saw the price of Hadleigh Rare Breeds Centre, we obviously had to have a mooch. The layout of the farm is perfect if you've got to keep your … Continue reading Best farm in Essex?
You’ve probably seen the term “imposter syndrome” bandied about a lot on social media recently but what is it and how do we get over it?! Imposter Syndrome can be described as a psychological pattern in which someone doubts themselves and their accomplishments. And although my business has been purely built up via social media, … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome – How Do I Cope?
This week Sara Dalrymple shares the story behind her business, and how she finally found her dream job in her 30s. Sara is an East London family photographer alongside being Mum to her 2 boys, Joseph (5) and Max (2). This week, we’re learning more about how she finally found a career she was truly passionate, almost a decade after graduating! At school … Continue reading Behind my Photography Business with Sara Dalrymple
By no means am I an expert at craft fayre trading - in fact, at a recent Local Makers' Market event, it became apparent that I massively need to up my game in the way my stall looks! However, I had a good nose around and picked up a few handy tips, which it only seems fair … Continue reading Top Tips for Craft Fayre Selling
This month, I'm working with the Department for Education on a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of home learning environments for children's success. Too many children (28% of children in England) are not meeting the expected level of development in their communication, language and literacy by the time they leave Reception. Learning starts at … Continue reading Chat, Play, Read: Simple Tips to Help Your Child