Parenting

Are Your Kitchen Cupboards Cooking Trouble For Your Toddler?

When you have a toddler at home, rearranging the kitchen seems like the least of your worries. Do you not have enough on your plate already? You get little more than a second to yourself when your toddler is awake. Instead, you’re forever on the edge of your seat waiting to see what trouble they get into next. Talk about …

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Parenting

Mistakes Most Beginner Bloggers Make (and How To Avoid Them)

When people find out that you’re a blogger, especially if you are one that gets paid to blog, then the people that don’t understand what it is all about can roll their eyes a little. Just writing and being on social media, that is what it is all about, right? Wrong! There is so much to being a blogger, especially …

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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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Parenting

How to improve your home the sustainable way

Has the time come for you to make big changes to your home and take it to the next level? Whether you want to give it a cosmetic makeover or add extra space, there are always right ways and wrong ways to go about doing this kind of work. It’s all about making sure you’re adding to your home and pushing …

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Parenting

Finding time for mum

When you have kids, it can be really tough to find any time just for yourself. You know, time when you aren’t interrupted every five seconds with “Muuuuuuuum?” In fact, having such time can be a really restorative and relaxing exercise for mums, something that can allow you to come back to the family unit refreshed and rejuvenated. That is …

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Parenting

Making your own Halloween crafts

Image Credit Halloween is just around the corner which means we can start looking forward to cosy nights in and wrapped up warm walks where you subsequently retreat to your sofa to cuddle up with a good DVD or your favourite box set on Netflix. Halloween for most people with children tend to associate this season for trick and treating, where …

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Todder autumn reading books flatlayLearning through play, Seasonal book hauls, Toddler life

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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Parenting

Sweep chaos under the carpet

You’re tired, you’re messy, and you’re not quite sure what day of the week it is. You’re living with a small human, who you’re relatively sure you birthed and raised to be a gentle, sweet little soul. But here we are – the toddler stage. As much as you adore the bones of the whirlwind that has taken the shape …

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Teething toddler - matchstick monkeyParenting, Toddler life

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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