The Community Nursery of the Year Competition

For those who don’t know, we have been using private day nurseries for over three years now. Ellie started at our local nursery when she was 10 months old so I could go back to work part time. Since then I have stopped working but Ellie has continued to attend a nursery. I have spent many an occasion wondering if…

Potty Training & Chicken Pox – Combining the Two

Motherhood has done many things to me. It has changed my body, it has dulled my memory, it has mellowed my opinions (ok only a little but they have mellowed). But as I have found out recently motherhood has also made me certifiably crazy. Oh yes people! That is right! I decided to potty train my toddler during the chicken…

Changing Priorities in Motherhood

I feel safe to assume that we all know motherhood changes us. Even people that haven’t had their children yet and are still in the naive ‘I’d never do that as a parent!’ stage have enough information at their finger tips to know children change you. Even just a little. We all know our bodies change. Your core will never…

10 Hobbies that Make your Kids Smarter – Guest Post

Anthony from Family Funtures recently contacted me to see if I would feature his new infographic on my blog. The title intrigued me and when I saw it I was sold! Look how amazing it is below…. You can also find it HERE on his site with a bit more information if you are interested. 10 Hobbies that Make your Kids…

What If? What if we didn’t have kids?

Life can pass us by in what come sometimes seem like a serious of unconnected events. Some we have full control over and some happen (seemingly) by chance. Personally I believe in the butterfly effect. Not literally. I don’t literally believe that a butterfly flapping its wings in America can cause a tsunami in Japan. What I believe is the…

Parents Survival Kit for the School Holidays

How is it possible that the Easter Holidays are upon us already? Or again? Lets be honest the last 12 months have flown by. Now I love my daughters dearly. I really do. However I fear the holidays like no other time. Yes we are all tired and yes we all need a break. But the truth is those hours…