In honour of International Women's Day 2020; the words and my wishes for the little woman in my life!
World Book Day is once again nearly upon us. Which character will your child be dressed as this year? Not got anything prepared yet? Here are 30 easy costumes you can make with clothes and items you probably already have at home
One issue I have struggled with for a little while will not be unheard of for parents of toddlers: Dinnertime.
Our problems are threefold:
1. Healthy eating
2. Sitting nicely
3. Speed (or lack thereof!)
With my grandad, dad and husband all serving in the armed forces Remembrance has always been an important time for me, and something that I want to pass forward to Little K. Her due date was also 11th November so very apt!
One way I found best to get her involved was to create an activity based on Remembrance of her level and talk to her around this. Last year, we created some poppy based crafts, which she really enjoyed, and I wanted to share these ideas with you.
When I was younger my parents bought me a door hanger for my bedroom which said ‘Geniuses thrive on clutter’, I still live by this. I am clearly a genius.
Yesterday I took Little K for her Pre-school booster immunisations. I know many parents hate taking their little one’s for their jabs but without wanting to sound cruel, it actually doesn’t bother me.
I thought I'd give you an update on how I'm doing... With only 3 months to go, I think I need to get my skates on!
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Affiliate links are marked with a * Am I a feminist? I never used to think of myself as a feminist. Feminists are man… Continue reading International Women’s Day – 8th March 2018
I am really into the current trend of Self Care which seems to be dominating my Pinterest feed at the moment. I totally buy into the ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’ theory. Especially as a parent. You can’t be the best for everyone else if you aren’t looking after yourself. Not that it… Continue reading 14 Realistic Self Care ideas for Mums
A beginners guide to decluttering: 55 things you can remove from your home (donate, recycle, repurpose or just dispose of) RIGHT NOW
Six months down the line, I figured it’s a good time to let you know how I got on with the BabyMel Frankie Changing Bag I was so please about purchasing last year.
The decluttering process: It always feels like such a mammoth task. I seem to be stuck in a constant loop between amassing clutter and decluttering, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. It can often feel like a never ending process. But it doesn't have to be... and once it's done, it is so worth it!
Don't get me wrong, Little K is just like any other toddler. She has tantrums like the best of them. But this morning was different. It was like she woke up and just thought. Today is a day for tantrums.
As previously mentioned my husband is in the army and it is very likely that we will have a new posting at some point this year. It was only once this was confirmed I realised that I have spent seven and a half years living in London, 4 of them in Central and there are… Continue reading My London Bucket List
In honour of International Ballet Day, I figure there’s no better time to write about our experiences at Little K’s babyballet classes.
The morning of her first class I was so excited. As a former dancer, I couldn’t wait to see my little angel in a pretty dress, spinning and prancing like a fairy… Oh, I was so wrong!
Isn’t it funny how your priorities change as you get older?
Once, my birthday would have been spent on a pub crawl, or dancing the night away in a crowded club… How did I spend my birthday this year? I went to the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition at the V&A Museum.
It’s my birthday! 29 today and I don’t feel a day over 28…
I’m not usually one for birthdays, but with my next birthday being 30; it has made me realise how fast time really is flying!
When I was 25 I wrote a 30 before 30 list. I can’t seem to find it, but I know for a fact that I have not completed even half of the entries. When I became a mummy I slowed down on ticking things off my list, as I was too busy concentrating on her lists (changing, feeding, development, experiences, weaning… it’s never ending). So, with one year left, I figured it was time to re-evaluate this list and see what I can do in the next year.
A guide to accidents, self-doubt and parenting guilt... and a plea for advice!
I woke up today, feeling all positive and mentally prepared. Packed my healthy lunch and snacks and headed to work feeling pretty great, knowing that I was finally making the changes I needed to…
I have always tried to keep a diary or journal. Ever since my childhood. I like to write things down. It just works for me. Whether it is fictional writing, diaries, ramblings, musings, lists. I like letting things out. My journal/diary habit started with an angst ridden diary in my mid- teens, which has lead… Continue reading Diaries of an Ad Lib Mummy
Not that I had anything against Frozen, I actually wanted to dislike it, but when I did get round to watching it, to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have to say after the 20 something-th time of watching, I started to become aware of some issues with this film, and the more I watch, the more I notice. So here’s 23 problems I have with Frozen…
We are fast approaching Little K’s fourth birthday (FOUR? How on earth has that happened so quickly?!) and we will also be hosting her first proper children’s birthday party.