Being a mum is hard. Being a stepmum is even harder. You don't want to step on anybody's toes, or take anybody's place but you still have to show you have the authority of a parent. My step daughter doesn't live with us, I don't know if that makes it harder or easier. Sometimes I … Continue reading Five ways to boost your relationship with your stepchild
My boys have a five year age gap. I take my hats off to you mama's out there who have children close together in age. You are the real superheroes. I'm not going to lie and paint a pretty picture. I wanted Korey to be an only child. Not because I didnt want more children. … Continue reading Why the 5 year age gap?
It's really heated up in England over this weekend and what better way to enjoy the sun than to get out in it and have a paddle in the outdoor paddling pool. I was hoping as well that because England was playing today that it would be quiet down there and not massively busy... well … Continue reading Fun in the sun!
Today it got really heated in my back garden. The children were hot and bothered, I hadn't filled the paddling pool up (it needs a good clean from last time) and I didn't fancy filling it up for only an hour of sunshine before the shade hits our back garden... #mumfail So... I improvised... The … Continue reading Water Play Ideas For Children And Toddlers
Every night time we go through the same ritual. We have to have the consistency or it would drive me insane, let alone the children. So we have the same routine every weeknight, with the exception to weekends because K stays with his dad every other weekend and M stays with us on that other … Continue reading Our bedtime routine
Iv been thinking, since giving my gratitude to my partner on my previous post there was a time he wasn't around. Once upon a time he wasn't there. This wasnt his fault. We weren't together. Once upon a time I was a single mother. And it was hard! All those night feeds, all those tumbles, … Continue reading Another Fathers Day Post
Fathers Day is right round the corner. I was spoilt on my day this year so figured I may as well spoil him with a blog about him this year. (I'm not even sure if he will read it... il just leave the tablet lying around) obviously he will also be showered with gifts and … Continue reading Fathers Day!
Picture this: your partner is out for the night. The kids are in bed. Everything is peaceful, calm and serene... What do you do? Well I know what I'd do! Grab a bottle (of wine, not milk) get the munchies out that have been stashed and hidden away from the kids for this very occasion … Continue reading 10 movies to watch when you’re home alone
There are so many things I will miss as the kids grow older. Whilst it is daunting to think about, that day will soon come, and whilst the days are long, the years are short. One day it will hit me, and the time would have gone, they will get jobs, get girlfriends, move out … Continue reading The things I’ll miss as the kids grow up
Independence in children is so important and yet I think it is so underestimated. Sure children can and will be needy at times but they still need to be independent and be able to rely on themselves, their own awareness and their own instincts. This is how they will grow to be self sufficient adults, … Continue reading Promoting independence with children and toddlers