Little Man is in his final term of reception now, it is crazy how fast it has gone. Reading everyones updates about school places a couple of weeks ago really took me back to how nerve wracking it all was; waiting lists, appeals. And then when he did get a place the fear of how he was going to cope at school on his own without me or without his nursery teachers. There were lots of educational stuff we did with him to help him get ready for but there were a few practical things which really helped him cope… View Post

One thing I have learnt since becoming a school mum is labelling clothes is everything!! Kids lose a lot of stuff when they are at school it seems or they swap parts of their PE kits without realising! If you want to have a chance at keeping their clothes you must label them clearly! My Nametags recently got in touch asking if I would like to review their Colour Sticker Nametags and I jumped at the chance to share them with you. I have been using their labels since Little Man started school in September after being recommended by another… View Post

The summer holidays are coming; 6 weeks of trying to entertain the kids and 6 weeks of potentially expensive days out. School holidays always come with added expense on the family budget so I am sharing 5 tips today on how to have a great family day out on a budget. 1 – Use Voucher Sites – Voucher sites can be your best friend when planning a day out with the kids. Just choose the sort of activity you would like to do or the location you want to visit and see what they have to offer at a discount… View Post

For my last post for Maternal Mental Health Matters Week I am doing a collaboration with the wonderful Lucy from the blog Mrs H’s Favourite Things. We have both had quite the journey with our mental health and we are both Mummy’s too. We know how important it is to look after yourself when you are suffering with your mental health especially when you’re a Mum. It is not just important to look after yourself, not only when you are feeling low but also when you are doing okay because it is often when we stop looking after ourselves that… View Post

This week I am focusing on maternal mental health for Maternal Mental Health Matters Week. I talk as openly as I can about my own story and my experiences with anxiety but today I am handing over to Karis from the blog Two x Twenty Five. Speaking out about our mental health struggles is brave whether we do it on a platform like this one or speaking to our nearest and dearest. This is Karis’ story. Maternal Mental Health is a subject very close to my heart. As an anxiety sufferer and a mother myself I am pleased to share… View Post