To my daughter on your 2nd birthday

Dear Spike, You are two. All of a sudden, in the blink of an eye, you have been in our lives for more than 2 years. Inside and outside my body, I can barely remember a time you weren’t around. Yet it feels live only yesterday you were born. In …

Tops gifts for a two year old

Two is an incredibly difficult age to buy for. The baby toys that are in the shops are too babyish for Spike. The majority of toys for older kids are 3+ due to small parts. So needless to say, I’ve struggled to find the perfect toys for Spike this birthday. …

Making a house a home – a Red Candy Review

We live in a rented house. Making it a home wasn’t really on my priority list when we moved in. We’d moved so much by that point, I expected to move again. That didn’t happen though and four years later we’re still here. The house has all our stuff in …

Our Gousto experience

Working full time, an hours commute away, makes teatime stressful and chaotic without planning ahead. Very week I meal plan, making sure recipes are quick and easy enough to get on the table within decent time of us getting in from work and nursery. I’ve come across places like Gousto …

Get to know me – the BlogOn icebreaker!

With less than a week to go until I attend BlogOn for the second time, I thought I better join in with the BlogOn icebreaker! It’ll be my second time at BlogOn but my first time since becoming a parenting blogger and had Spike. I am really looking forward to …

Helping with home time: a My NameTags review

Spike moved into the Toddler class at nursery a few weeks ago. The first week saw us misplace a few essential items, include her dummy one dreadful evening. Thankfully we got them back but  it delayed home time a few times. It also got me thinking about name tags, which …

My top 5 Instagram pictures – April 2017

Ok, hand’s up… Who stole April? It went by in a flash didn’t it? A flash of laughter, nights away from home and separation anxiety related sleep issues for me and Spike… but never mind! April was incredible for photos and it was possibly my busiest month for Instagram pictures ever!   …

My Sunday Photo 7/5/2017

We’ve had a good week this week with, I think, fewer meltdowns. Probably because Spike has been sleeping a bit better!  I’ve been wanting to go to a bluebell wood for the last couple of weeks and yesterday we managed to stumble upon on by accident. It was small but …

Join the Hasbro Family Hotspot community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. *Please note: this opportunity is for UK residents only* Calling all Parents! Do you have a child of 12 years old or younger? You are probably familiar with Hasbro, a leading toy, game and …

Mummy’s day off… #VikingArtyParty

A few weeks ago I had the honour of being invited to the #VikingArtyParty in Manchester. Taking place in the King St Townhouse hotel this was a get together like no other! Promising to be lots of fun, with crafts and other bloggers, it delivered! I’m terrible at crafts and I usually …