Little Man has been at school for nearly a term now and has started to learn to read. He has really enjoyed learning to read and found a genuine love in looking around and finding he has the ability to sound out a word. This makes me so happy because my background is as a Librarian so I know first hand how important establishing a love of reading is in children. He comes home with a new reading book every day that we have to read together and write about in his reading diary. I don’t just want reading to… View Post

I’m back with another gift guide for this Christmas but this time I have 8 advent calendars that the kids will love. All of a sudden it is the 1st December on Friday and advent calendars seem to be so much more than opening a door to find a bit of chocolate now. So if you are about to start panic buying advent calendars I have done a bit of the hard work for you and have 8 that I think look great. The bonus of buying them late is that quite a few of them have discounts on them… View Post

Accepting my anxiety has been so important in this muddle of an anxious journey. Accepting something which is out of your control is hard in a lot of circumstances. When something chooses you and you don’t choose it, it is sometimes hard to be okay with that. In a way that’s how I felt about my anxiety for a long time. I felt like I had lost control of part of my brain and it just didn’t work the way I wanted it to anymore. I chose to fight it. Unfortunately though, it won. A lot. And in the midst… View Post

Up until a few weeks ago I was a school librarian so as you can well imagine books are my thing! When Bookabees got in touch I was thrilled. Bookabees are a subscription book company and I just love what they do. Every month your child has a new box of books delivered, it’s handpicked for them so it’s a great way of engaging them and encouraging them to read.. You then hold onto the books for up to 2 months and either return them or purchase them for a 50% discount. It’s like a subscription box book shop and… View Post

This is the first of my Christmas gift guide posts on the run up to Christmas. I have put together a list of 10 books that I think would be lovely in a Christmas Eve box this year. Christmas Eve boxes are quite a big thing now and they usually include a book or two to share together on Christmas Eve.¬† I love reading a good Christmas story to the kids on the run up to Christmas. So lets get started. Mog’s Christmas¬†¬†– Mog was a firm favourite of mine when I was a little girl and last year I… View Post