I talk a lot on my blog about mental health but it is always about my own mental health or the mental health of adults. However I haven’t thought a lot about my childrens mental health. That changed when We Parent got in touch with me. We Parent is an online toolkit for parents to support their childrens mental health. You may think this isn’t something you need to think about because your childs mental health is fine but what I have really begun to realise is it is less about that (unless there is a problem of course) and… View Post

As a blogger I spend a lot of time on social media but as someone who suffers with anxiety I do wonder sometimes if it is good or bad for me. The main platform I spend time on is Instagram and of course with Instagram comes the idea of the Insta-perfect life. However I’m not sure that is how Instagram is for me because of who I choose to follow. I enjoy following pretty Instagram accounts as much as the next person but generally I follow the more ‘real life’ accounts and because I’m a mum most of those accounts… View Post

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