30 Aug 2017

Coffee Break - Motherhood; is it supposed to be this hard?

I'm really struggling at the moment being a mum, it's all stress and very little fun right now. I'm not sure if it's this tough for everyone as so many people gloss over it and I don't often find other blogs that really go into it more than "oh he was being a bit of a terror, lol", this to me feels more than just the odd day of not having fun.

I don't feel I have much to laugh out loud about at the moment, from the tantrums in supermarkets, the disaster naps at 4.45pm meaning bedtime of around 9pm, to the back chat of a 6yr old! Honestly sometimes I engage in a war of words with my girl and then look at myself and think 'you sound like you are a petulant 6yr old yourself'...is it only me or is Motherhood supposed to be this hard?


25 Aug 2017

Quitting Sugar as a family - Book review of three top books

 I recently entered a competition to win a copy of  Sarah Wilsons (I Quit Sugar) latest cook book for children. I won the book and I've been reading it with interest and it got me thinking about how much sugar our children are having and how it was affecting them - this will be in a blog post next week.

Did you know that children only need 5 sugar lumps a day aged 4-6yrs and currently most kids have double that in an average day. Shocking eh!

Anyway back to now, as I was walking through the library last week, these three books were together on a display so I picked them all up on a whim. I had a heavy bag that day. Below are my thoughts on all three books and which if any I'm going to follow.


23 Aug 2017

Coffee Break - Some days...these are the things I think about.

 Do you ever feel like life is passing you by or that things aren't quite what they should be? I wrote down some of the things I thought about daily or weekly and it's really eye opening what goes through my mind, no wonder it's so muddled. Below is an ode to my lovely little people and shows what real motherhood looks like on an average day/week.


21 Aug 2017

Five Top Things to do with kids on the Isle of Wight

When we book a holiday now, out goes the luxury and long journeys and in comes the need to keep the children interested. When Bubba was about 18 months old we went to the Isle of Wight and I fell in love with the relaxed pace, beautiful beaches and that it was also our first proper break as a family of three. Planning this years holiday we wanted to stay in the UK for one more year as we have a very lively three year old and the thought of going on a plane with him gives me massive anxiety. So we looked back to the Isle of Wight as we'd get a bit of everything...an exciting ferry journey, lovely beaches and the ability to get around the island relatively quickly.

With two young children, a preschooler and a six year old, we always look for things they can do to have a run around and burn off some energy. This was no exception on the Isle of Wight on our and we found lots of ways to keep us all entertained.


7 Aug 2017

What to take to keep the kids busy on holiday

We have yet to go abroad with the children but it's planned for later this year (cannot wait) but in the meantime we have been going on holiday in this country which invariably means a fair bit of driving to get to where we are going. I hate the arguing and restlessness of children when they are in a car for any length of time, equally a few days into the holiday and it's raining or they are just a bit bored it can all get a bit emotionally charged so I like to be prepared.


2 Aug 2017

Learning Through Play - Summer Holiday Ideas

Well it's been a while since I last posted here and to be honest I thought I was going to give up my ideas, motivation and time all vanished and I wondered if anyone really cared if I carried on!

Turns out my brain cared and so here I am...still plugging away. Anyway, enough of the waffle, I put together a Facebook post on Summer Holiday Ideas and seeing as we already a week into it I thought I'd share with you too.

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