Does my child have a 6th sense?

It’s been a few months since Emily’s granny passed away. Everyday Emily would see her granny and everyday their special little bond grew. Now that granny isn’t here, Emily being so young doesn’t understand where she’s gone, but recently, especially in the last few weeks, Emily has been pointing in various positions towards the dinning…

We visited Jungle Jim’s again and this time had mixed feelings

Emily and I have only been to Jungle Jim’s on two occasions including our last visit. The last time was last year with Clare and her daughter Scarlet where we visited the inside soft play area for children. Although the soft play area was ok, it wasn’t great for them, as they were restricted to…

I meal plan a week in advance, here’s why you should do it too

Keeping on track of what I need to cook for my family isn’t always the easiest task in the world. Most meals I cook for Sam and Emily, doesn’t always interest Emily. She’s good with her food but she’s a little-food-but-often kind of child, so a sit down meal in the evening before us adults…

A new game to help reduce anxiety? Sign me up!

Anxiety if you’ve ever experienced it, is unpleasant. It can affect people in different ways, at different times, can last a moment, or a lot longer and can be due to a number of different factors like work, relationships, financial worries and more. I’ve experienced anxiety for a number of years but have managed it…

Emily is a Little explorer

Whatever we’re doing and wherever we are doing it, Emily loves to explore. She’s an adventurer, an eager explorer wanting to know everything, why, what it is and how she can play or be part of it. Don’t be fooled by her statue, she may be only 18 months but she knows what she wants…

F^ck you teeth! Leave my daughters mouth alone!

Teething is s nightmare and as if night terrors isn’t enough, the teething has rejoined for another visit. Hopefully not to last too long this time. Now that her canines are coming through, Emily is drooling hard. My poor bubba just can’t catch a break at the moment and has pretty much gone off all…

Night terrors are relentless lately

Last night Emily had a night terror and dear god it was like summoning something from the exorcist. At first, not knowing what it was, I picked her up and Sam said put her in bed with us, which of course woke up some mini-demon and a full-blown temper tantrum followed, lasting 10 mins downstairs…

Only a few days to go before Emily’s Christening

Emily’s Christening is in less than a few days and this week has been crazy with work, keeping Emily active and busy as well as doing a million other things that I didn’t really need to add to my week but had to do anyway. On top of that, obviously I decided to do the…

The NHS Hero Awards should be watched by all.

The other day I watched The NHS Hero Awards, and yes I did cry, it most definitely wasn’t allergies. If you didn’t watch it, try and catch it on the ITV hub, as it should be seen. It’s an awards show honouring the NHS staff and dozens of volunteers who work tirelessly at the heart…

The Night Terrors are a nightmare

As if teething wasn’t enough, my little munchkin is now starting to experience the not-so-nice, night terrors. Although not uncommon and usually only lasting a few minutes at a time, it freaks her out so much that she just wakes up and my sleep gets affected too. Like last night, I probably went to bed…

I can’t believe how quick the last few weeks have gone…

Where has the time gone? No, seriously, where has it gone? It’s already been a fortnight since Jane’s funeral, which time has just flown by since, and now in less than 2 weeks it will be Emily’s christening. The event I’ve been planning since January, yes I’m a little bit of an organised freak, and…

Anyone else’s child obsessed with The Boss Baby?

I bought the Baby Boss dvd last month after my sister said we had to watch it. And what to do you know, Emily loved it. Like a lot. She’s totally obsessed and it seems she’s not the only child who is. Ok. So we don’t access to the mini series on our TV with…

Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

Muscle Food Review

If you buy the groceries in your house, you’ll know that buying any type of meat is normally quite expensive. It doesn’t matter where you shop, if you have a growing family, buying weekly shopping is expensive. I buy the food in this house and cook too. As you can tell from this blog I’m…