Making The Most Of A Summer At Home

I think we can all agree this last year has not gone the way in which we planned. Since last March I have felt some what ‘on hold’. Never quite feeling confident enough to make plans months ahead. We’ve missed out on holidays, days out, parties, family events and while at the time it feels like the worst thing. In the grand scheme of things we are so lucky to just have our health and happiness. After yet another booked, cancelled and (thankfully) refunded holiday has just gone by we have taken the decision to hold off booking anymore trips…

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Spring Craft Idea For Toddlers

It’s April and although there is still a bit of a chill in the air outside, Spring is springing and I’ve been looking for lots of fun simple spring crafts for the girls and I to get up to. Now when it comes to craft in our house it needs to meet certain criteria’s: Keep it simple – with the three girls and a baby to look after it needs to be something I can help with but they can do the majority of it themselves. Must contain glitter (kids choice not necessarily mine) Easy to clean up – once…

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Hello June..

Goodbye May and hello June. I can’t quite believe it’s June! half the year has now flown by and what a crazy 6 months it has been. Although we haven’t done a great deal, with the global pandemic it’s been one none of us will forget thats for sure. May for us was all about getting out and enjoying the sunshine! We have been blessed with some absolutely gorgeous weather the last few weeks. With the lockdown restrictions eased ever so slightly the girls and I have been making the most of living in this beautiful seaside town. Seemingly so…

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Encouraging Mindfulness In Children

I, like most parents, always aim to shield my children from the ‘bad things’ going on in the world. While I don’t want to wrap them in cotton wool there are some things I feel their innocent little minds aren’t ready to deal with. In the current climate there really is just no way to avoid it though.  Children are off school, they’re not able to see friends and family – they know the situation is not good. Only the other day Lottie had an eye lash, she made a wish and blew it away, her wish was for their…

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8 screen time break ideas for kids no matter the weather

The internet is a wonderful thing. During lockdown we are all making the most of being able to get online to communicate with our friends and family, watch films, join in online work out classes and a big one for us right now is using the internet for online education, researching activities/finding recipes etc. I am not sure what we would do with out it but it adds up to a lot more screen time than we ever used before! With that in mind I have been planning out some daily activities for the girls which are focused on stepping…

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