Welcome to Blogmas!

Don’t ask me where I’ve been for the last month because I honestly don’t know! November absolutely flew by and now all of a sudden we’re on the official countdown to Christmas!! I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt Blogmas this year – writing a blog post everyday up to Christmas. I don’t know how ill make it work – …

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Learning through play, Parenting, Toddler life

5 fun-filled bonfire night activities

Remember, remember the fifth of November… Bonfire night is just so fun! Cold nights, mushy peas, sparklers and fireworks…bring it on! This year, I decided I wanted to do some bonfire night themed activities with Stanley and it was literally SO much fun! Here’s what we got up to… 1. Bonfire hand painting This was one that definitely didn’t look …

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Luminarium adventure

Last weekend, me and Stanley went on a new adventure and I still can’t believe how amazing it actually was. I just happened to see signs on the tram stops for a Luminarium arriving near us. I had no bloody clue what the word even meant so I obviously whipped my phone out and had a google. I was surprised …

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Learning through play, Toddler life

5 Halloween activities you can do at home

1. Pumpkin drawings Super easy! Cut out some pumpkin shapes on card and only give your little person orange, red and yellow coloured crayons. Let them create their masterpiece then draw a pumpkin face on top with black crayon (unless they’re a bit older and want to do it themselves) and voila! 2. No bake Halloween treats Super easy, tasty …

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Adventures, Photo diary, Toddler life

Pumpkin picking photo diary

Is it even Autumn if you don’t go pumpkin picking?! I mean I think it’s impossible not to if you’re an insta-mum or blogger surely?! This year I was super excited to go because Stanley’s so active and loves to explore. As much as I enjoyed going last year, he was so tiny it probably was a bit pointless – …

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Autumn books for toddlers

Autumn reading list for my 18 month old… Stanley absolutely loves ‘reading’ his books and it’s a habit I really want to encourage more and more as he gets older. I thought it would be a fun idea to do a little mini autumn/Halloween book collection for him. It means new fun books and also learning some new things! Autumn …

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Coping with teething

Teething. What. A. Bloody. Nightmare. Does it not make you feel totally useless?! Well, I’m not an expert (clearly lol) and I have lost my marbles in the middle of a teething related tantrum more than once!! But…here’s a few tips that I’ve learnt in the last year or so and that seem to have helped (even if only temporarily….) …

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Dealing with the mum-guilt monster

What is mum-guilt? It’s a difficult subject, but something that takes over your life a little bit when you become a mum. I’d always heard people discuss it, but until you become a mum I don’t think you understand the extent it can really seep into so many aspects of your life. As a young(ish) first time mum, I’ve struggled …

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Cosy night in essentials

1 of the reasons I LOVE autumn is when it gets chilly and you can have a cosy night in. As a parent, a night in is pretty much always on the agenda, but that doesn’t meant that sometimes they can’t be made a little bit more special and enjoyable. I love everything about a night in once the weather …

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Five Things September | #fivethingslinky

So, me and Rachael did a little disappearing act last month! Sorry about that! Between mum life, working and holidaying both of us just totally lost track of the days and before we knew it, it was too late! But we’re BACK, and hopefully you’ll all join in this month and let us know what you’ve been up to in …

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