Christmas really is an amazing time of year as a parent. Watching those happy faces when the kids realise Santa came. Actually having time with your family is so precious. However, Christmas can also be a stressful time and I, as an anxiety sufferer don’t always find it the easiest time of year. I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels like this. I have suffered with anxiety for 5 years now so I have definitely learnt some coping strategies to get me through times like Christmas. I have used the word Mum in the title of this post… View Post

Ahh the moment when you get the text from school to say it’s shut due to snow. Great, you think, we will have the most lovely snow day together. You don’t have to rush around in the morning and there is no need to de-ice the car. Perfect. The kids are happy, you are happy. Bring on the snow day! Here are my 5 stages of a snow day. Fresh snow has landed overnight and after a slow start to the day the kids get togged up and head out into the garden to build snowmen and to throw snowballs… View Post

As you know books and reading stories together are massive parts of our family life. We have been reviewing the Shady Bay Buddies series from Cico Kidz this week and we are really enjoying them. Cico Books is a craft publisher so they offer something a little different to the children’s book world. All the characters in the Shady Bay series are crocheted which makes for a really adorable read. The series is all based around childrens firsts. I think it is a great way to introduce new experiences to kids is through books, it really helps them relate to… View Post

I am back with a final Christmas gift guide for new mums and their babies. I always want to get something extra special for friends or family members that are new mums as you know their lives are full of sleepless nights and smelly nappies but I also like to get something a bit different for the babies too. If you have a new mum or a new baby to buy for this year I have put together a list of eight things that I think they will love. 1 My First Christmas Personalised Print – If you are looking… View Post

If you are reading this you may know our back story or you may have just stumbled upon this post because you are looking for advice on how to help a sibling understand baby loss. I lost my daughter at 29 weeks in July 2016; she was stillborn. She was also the twin sister of Little Lady who made it through and a little sister to Little Man. Obviously we are not at the point of telling Little Lady about her sister yet as she is only one but Little Man was nearly four when the girls were born and… View Post