• PJ masks giving us a #superstarttoschool

    The last week for us has been extraordinarily monumental. In fact it’s been a few weeks longer than that for me which the angst of waiting for it all to happen.  You see, my first-born has started school!  Now I know I’ll seem silly but I have literally been dreading this moment since he was born, I hate the thought of him being so without me and off on his own, even though he needs this to flourish it seems so unnatural for me to just leave him. He so needed it though, he really did. A big thing for Freddie is that he doesn’t like big changes to the…

  • Ava Fertility Bracelet monitor review

    I count myself lucky in the fact that I know exactly when I ovulate. I experience mittleschmerz or middle pain, which can actually be profoundly painful on some occasions. However I take this as a good sign that everything is working as it should be within my body and I am going through ovulation. This has helped me conceive my two boys and I know I’m incredibly lucky for this being the case. What if you don’t experience this though? On serveral occasions I haven’t experienced this pain and I have felt completely out of the loop with my cycle. At the time I was on medication for slipped disc, stressed…

  • Ava fertility bracelet monitor review

    I count myself lucky in the fact that I know exactly when I Ovulate. I experience mittleschmerz or middle pain, which can actually be profoundly painful on some occasions. However I take this as a good sign that everything is working as it should be within my body and I am going through ovulation. This has helped me conceive my two boys and I know I’m incredibly lucky for this being the case.  What if you don’t experience though? On serveral occasions I haven’t experienced this pain and I have felt completely out of the loop with my cycle. At the time I was on medication for slipped disc, stressed…

  • A new baby – #thankyoumidwives

    I’m lucky in the fact that I really enjoyed both my labours. It’s something that I treasure when I think about the whole story of “them” and with Dexter’s labour in particular it seemed so familiar that I was able to zone out and trust what was coming next with each stage, I really focussed and the midwives did exaclty what they needed to do. Of course the midwives has a big part in this and luckily for me Freddie was delivered by one of my school friends. She listened; she encouraged and she guided me to follow my body’s instinct. I was so relieved when she knocked on the…

  • Fresh Cherry Shortbread Bars

    What I love most about our seasons is the delicious in season fruit and veg that comes with it to be eaten at its best at that time. In summer this means the abundance of cherries. I remember going to the greengrocers when I was little with my mom and coming out with a brown paper bag filled with deep ruby cherries that were lip smackingly sweet. My boys love cherries too, which is fab being as 100g contains 25% RDA of Vitamin C for them! we often sit and enjoy them by the bowlful whilst watching a film, ending with us being covered in cherry juice and lots of…

  • The importance of a family workspace

    When I was younger I remember my parents buying a beautiful, solid oak desk for me to have my first computer on. I was only about 6 I think, and it was an Amiga – I loved it! My parents had got me the desk as a place for my homework when I was a lot older, I didn’t see the importance of it then. It once I reached secondary school it was used daily for my homework needs and revising for exams. It’s something I have thought of for my own boys, they need a place where hey can do extra school work, out the way of any distractions…

  • Memories to have adventures with

    Whatever age you are, you will know Winnie the Pooh and his special friends from 100 acre woods. Just thinking of Pooh bear takes me right back to my childhood days and all of the wonderful memories I have from them, Sunday nights in front of the fire with something on toast for tea, long walks in the woods and the neverending summers of school holidays. It’s so lovely that Pooh bear and friends are a house hold name and much loved by so many whether by TV, film, toys or like me, a worn out hard book story book. Pooh and his gang are about to come full circle…

  • Dr Browns deluxe electric steam steriliser review

    There is always something new in the world of parenting however many children you have. Getting to grips with prescription milk and everything that comes with it was a big learning curve for us with Dexter, the main issue being was that the milk, thickener and medication leaves a horrible film on his bottles that is very difficult to remove and builds up really fast. If you have a child on Neocate milk you also will know that it STINKS even to the fact that we have to frequently bleach our drains and add boiling water as the residue builds up and it smells disgusting. We have been using the Dr…

  • Five tips get your garden summer ready

    What I love most about summer, is that once the sun arrives we all start to migrate outdoors more. Im not just talking about days out and holidays but nearer to home, very near in fact in our own back gardens. Isn’t it lovely noticing that first smell of a BBQ faintly in the air or looking forward to having no muddy footprints off the dogs or even friends round for lazy evening drinks. But what if you aren’t garden ready?! I can tell you for sure our garden gets neglected in all but the summer months. My son is currently football mad and most of my plants have been…

  • Our stay at Trevornick Holywell bay – review

    Just over a week ago my niece go married at Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall. We were going down to stay for a few days anyway but also got offered three nights stay at Trevornick for a review of the site and amenities. Cornwall is about a 5 hour jaunt from us so this was perfect to extend our stay and also stay at a part of Cornwall we had never been to before. Where is Trevornick? Trevornick is in Holywell bay, a national trust beach which is stunning. we had been to Conrwall so many times now but to be honest I had never even heard of Holywell bay which…