Happy Father’s Day: Thank You To The Dads

Happy belated Father’s Day! I hope you’ve all been spoiling the men in your life rotten. Or if you are a Dad yourself I hope you’ve been thoroughly spoilt! It’s often discussed how hard it is to be a woman, as I’ve spoken about in the past. But let’s not forget the men out there too, specifically the Dads. The unsung heroes they often get a bit of a hard time. Popular memes talking about Dads as the back up slightly rubbish irresponsible parent. About children walking past Dad on the sofa and going to ask mum for a drink (although […]

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How We Chose Our Nursery, Or Rather How Our Toddler Did…

I’m of the opinion that nursery is fantastic for young children. Often thought of more as a childcare solution for parents, nursery is so much more than that. It is the start of their education journey. An opportunity for them to learn through play in a sociable environment. Developing both their early academic skills but more importantly their social skills. Don’t get me wrong it is convenient for us that Lily will be attending nursery on the days that I work, so childcare is a part of it. But even if I wasn’t working I would still take her. Lily […]

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East Sussex Family Days Out: Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings Review

After watching Finding Dory recently I really wanted to go to an aquarium! I had some Tesco Clubcard points to use, so decided to redeem them and have a day out at Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, East Sussex. We arrived at around 10:30am on a Tuesday morning, after deciding to go midweek in the hopes it would be quieter. This worked as we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves! Arriving at Blue Reef Aquarium Upon arrival we were met by a friendly member of staff. After purchasing our tickets we were given a receipt that allowed us to go in and […]

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10 Ways I’m #RockingMotherhood

I’ve been nominated by Vicky at Being Tilly’s Mummy to write this post about the ways I am #RockingMotherhood! All too often us mums put ourselves down, so I love this tag! Most of the time I feel like I am not rocking motherhood at all, but this post forced me to think of ways that I am a good mum. After getting stuck at number 3 for ages I did manage to think of ten ways, so here goes! 1. Because I love my daughter The most simple and obvious thing. But loving my daughter means I give her […]

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The Bedtime Tag Quiz

I am very excited to have been nominated by Natalie over at Hello Cuppies to answer a few questions in the Bedtime Tag! Let’s start… Describe Your Usual Bedtime Routine Lily is usually in bed by 7pm, it’s always me who gets her in to bed as she’s used to that and it works. Joe doesn’t get away with doing nothing though, meanwhile he will be preparing dinner for us. Once I’m downstairs we eat and then usually watch a few episodes of something. At the moment we are addicted to The Blacklist. I love the character of Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader […]

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Christmas Celebrations: I’m Back!

Firstly I want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year! I had a small break from blogging over Christmas as we were busy seeing family and wrapping a million presents. It was strange not to be thinking about the blog as much, checking for comments, or looking up linkys. But I have missed it too, blogging has definitely become a part of my life now! We had a lovely Christmas, things have been stressful lately and it was nice to spend some time with family, and having Joe at home a bit more was nice. We spent […]

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How to take dummies away-To D or not to D that is the question!

I never liked the idea of dummies, or as Lily calls them, D’s. You know when in your head BEFORE you have children you are this perfect mother.. In my head I would never have my child watching TV, or eating chocolate, or bringing them in to my bed with me, or… having a dummy. I had heard all the usual stuff, it ruins their teeth, their speech, I didn’t like the idea that it would be used to stop them crying rather than picking them up or giving them attention (as if it was that simple to get them […]

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3 in the bed and the little one said…Part Two

It has been just over a week since my post “3 in the bed and the little one said…I’m going to stretch out and boot you in the face”. As promised I’m doing an update on how it’s all going with attempting to get Lily to sleep in her own bed all night. So without further ado, here’s how the week went: Night One: The first thing we needed to do was convert Lily’s cot bed to its bed form. Easier said than done!! A lost instruction manual that was eventually found, and many swear words later the bed was […]

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Should I let my child watch Peppa Pig?

Lily loves Peppa Pig. She has Peppa Wellies, a Peppa hat, a Peppa car, Peppa figurines, Peppa toy buggy, Peppa cuddly toys… I could go on. Since Lily was about one she’s enjoyed watching Peppa Pig, at one point it was the only programme she would watch. At first it seemed a fun and harmless programme for her to watch. However increasingly I am becoming aware of its potentially harmful influence. Role Models The basis of the show (for anyone who has been living under a rock/child isn’t at an age for tv yet) is a family of pigs: Daddy […]

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Best Buys: The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep

I think I just hypnotised my child. Seriously. What I bought: The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep. A new way of getting children to sleep. By Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. How much it cost: £4 from Amazon. Lily has always been a pretty average sleeper. She’s never been one to keep me up the entire night even when she was a tiny baby so we do count ourselves lucky. However she’s also not been one of these magical children who sleep through the night from day dot. The struggle often occurs when it comes to settling Lily to sleep, once […]

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