What happened to my water baby?

Molly was only 6 weeks old when I took her swimming for the first time. She loved it. We went swimming often because of how much she enjoyed it. She was a real water baby. I thought it would be a good idea for her to have swimming lessons but the local pool didn’t offer […]

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‘Tommy James: The Littlest Cowboy in Reckon’

'Tommy James: The Littlest Cowboy in Reckon'

Children’s author, Maria Ashworth asked me to review her latest children’s book, ‘Tommy James: The Littlest Cowboy in Reckon’. My daughter Molly is a huge bookworm so I knew she would enjoy us reading the book together.

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10 Ways I’m Rocking Motherhood… #RockingMotherhood

The brilliant Donna of Bobsy’s Mum has tagged me in the #RockingMotherhood tag. Thank you! The #RockingMotherhood tag was started when Patricia from White Camellias wrote a post about the ways she rocks motherhood.  Soon afterwards, she turned the idea into a tag as a way for all the beautiful mamas out there to highlight the […]

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Review of the KidloLand Toddler App

When I was asked to write a review of the KidloLand toddler app I was slightly hesitant to begin with. I wondered if my two year old would be able to navigate her way around an app, and questioned whether I should be encouraging screen time. Screen time for children is a contentious issue but advancements […]

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Gratitude Post #3 – Thank you March

Gratitude Post #3 - Thank you March

I think it is really important to be appreciative and show gratitude for the small things we experience in our day to day lives. These small things may actually turn out to be the big things – the ones we’ll remember when we are older. I have started a monthly series of gratitude posts to remind myself […]

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I’ve been bitten by the upcycling bug…

solid oak sideboard

Upcycling is an interest I’ve had for a while, though I have yet to attempt to upcycle anything. Mostly because even though my head is full of creative visions, the outcome of my attempts always seems to be lacking. My hands refuse to do what my mind tells them to do – as you will be […]

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Easter Bonnet Crafting

If you’ve read my blog before you will know that Molly and I love crafting and messy play activities. She is only two but she is already so crafty – in more ways than one! With Easter just around the corner we decided to have a go at some Easter Bonnet Crafting. We went shopping for […]

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Party Time!

It was my birthday this past weekend. Woohoo. Party time! Not exactly! I HATE my birthday. I’m not sure why I dislike it so much, only that I feel uneasy about the whole thing. Once upon a time I saw my birthday as a celebration (like the normal people do) but I suppose as I […]

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Books and Ducks

It was about midday on Saturday when we decided we wanted to get out of the house and do something instead of staying in all day. It was too late to go further afield so we decided to stay local, though we didn’t know what to do. Two things Molly loves are books and ducks, so we […]

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Gratitude Post #2 – Thank You February

Gratitude Post #2 - Thank You February

At the start of the year I decided I would write a monthly series of gratitude posts, the first one being ‘Thank You January’. These posts will serve as a reminder of all the fun things I have done during the month, and they may even cheer me up if I feel down or stressed. This month it […]

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