As many of you will know, we recently moved to the Essex coast and loving living so close to the beach. Whether its early morning strolls, on an after dinner paddle, we visit at least a couple of times a week to get some fresh air and give the kids a runabout. During our seaside … Continue reading 8 Tips for Beach Visits with Kids
Fundamentally Children invited us along to the Three Foot Festival this week so I decided to do a bit research about the company and their Good Toy Guide - something I didn’t even realise I needed but with two under 5s, it’s been great! So, who are Fundamentally Children? Fundamentally Children are a team of … Continue reading What is the Good Toy Guide?
Ok, so as Rory’s 1st birthday rapidly approached, I felt like a terrible mother... that pregnancy journal and baby book that are full to the brim with anecdotes and records, just like Erin’s are? Non-existent. Sorry, kid. BUT I made a pact with myself to fail the record keeping no more. Introducing Colour Chronicles - The … Continue reading The Book of You: A Record of Childhood
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
As a family, we are huge book lovers and I'm often asked for children's book recommendations so here is a short list of Erin and Rory's favourite bedtime books. All of them are suitable for preschool age and absolutely adored by my two but do let me know if you think there is a book … Continue reading Top Books for Preschoolers
Erin has always loved her dummy and to be quite honest, I’m all about the easy life, so while it comforted her, I was happy to let her have it. So much so, that I was actually gutted when Rory refused a dummy. I was so used to giving it to Erin when she’d fallen … Continue reading Long Live the Dummy Fairy
Following on from my recent workshop at the Mother Hen Club retreat (which was absolutely beaut by the way), I thought I'd share these five simple top tips for improving happiness in the day-to-day life of a stay/work at home mum, which can be monotonous and tougher than you ever thought it could be! 1. MEDITATE - Find … Continue reading Top Tips for Happy Mums: Part One
This week, Catherine, mum to 13 month old Daisy, shares her breastfeeding story and top tips... Don't forget to get in touch if you'd like to write a guest blog post - no experience necessary! If you had told me within the first six weeks of me having my daughter Daisy that I'd still be breastfeeding over a … Continue reading Breastfeeding: What I Wish I had Known