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

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

My little man loves superheroes, if he could be one himself I think he would be. So when Hallmark got in touch about their new Justice League Itty Bittys I knew he would be excited. If you haven’t seen Itty Bittys before, you need to! They are adorable tiny soft versions of much loved characters and quite simply are super cute. Hallmark sent us an amazing box full of goodies so that we could join in with their #strongertogether campaign including their very own superhero gang in Itty Bitty form. With the new Justice League film coming out on Friday… View Post

Last month was Little Mans 5th birthday party. We had it at home and the kids and parents had a yummy pizza lunch. It was a winning combination. Normally at parties I fill jugs of squash up for the kids to drink but this time we had the opportunity to try out Appy Kids Co drinks. What better way to give them a good road test than with a roomful of kids. If you haven’t heard of Appy Kids Co before they produce healthy drinks and snacks. There values centre around providing healthy products which kids will love but also that… View Post