So, it's official, my boys are growing up. Too fast I sometimes think! Thomas, Fireman Sam and Octonauts are out and they now seem to have moved on to Marvel Comics, sports and general 'big boy' trends. Although they are both very close, get along well and share a room, they also have very different … Continue reading Creating Super Cool Beds for Boys
So, I survived half term! And actually I think the kids had a little bit of fun!! Without sending the older two children off to a club each school holidays, I often find it really tricky to entertain three kids of different ages and different interests (as well as fitting in the dog walking and … Continue reading Happy Mondays #7 – Surviving Half Term
Is it just me or is breastfeeding a major mum guilt trigger?! Well, a simple Google search tells me I'm certainly not alone. The internet is awash with chatroom conversations on parenting websites, blogs, and articles on the guilt associated with breastfeeding. I am a chronic sufferer of mum guilt and have been since the day … Continue reading Breastfeeding Mum Guilt – Is it Just Me?
So this weekend saw Valentine’s Day, and although Mr DaisLikeThese was away (my Valentine's gift to him was to agree that he could extend his work trip in South Africa to incorporate the England cricket match!), love was certainly in the air in our house!! At baby group earlier in the week we created LOVEly … Continue reading Happy Mondays #6 – Love is in the Air!
This week we have gone with the Valentine's Day theme for our weekly cooking session. I was one helper down as my eldest was heading to the school disco (eeeek!) but my 4yr old was a willing helper and taster! We created these brilliant heart shaped cupcakes using the magic of...wait for it...marbles!! You will need: … Continue reading Foodie Friday #5 – Valentine’s Heart Cupcakes
For over a week I have been trying to capture a lovely "yay I love food!" picture to no avail! This is baby DaisLikeThese 'enjoying' apple puree and I have a catalogue of pictures like this for every food I've tried so far. Possibly time to try baby led weaning and give her a head … Continue reading #WickedWednesdays
This time last year we had recently moved to a new area, I had resigned from my job because the journey from said new area was too tricky (with a school run in play) and I was having to drive the boys to a school in a neighbouring town as there were no places at … Continue reading Happy Mondays #5 – The Sociable Mummy
Just in time for Chinese New Year starting next week (Monday 8th February 2016) we have decided to attempt to make our own fortune cookies. The boys have been super excited to write their own messages to go inside! There were so many different variations on the recipe available online and after having a complete disaster … Continue reading Foodie Friday #4 – Super Simple Fortune Cookies
Every now and again I like to link up with the very funny #WickedWednesdays - where the real shots of family life end up (not the filtered, Insta friendly ones!). This week my 'junk modelling' obsessed 4 year old is the star of the show. And when I say junk modelling, I of course mean … Continue reading #WickedWednesdays Linky
So the time has come for me to have my little weekly moan! I am counting myself very lucky this week that the only thing going on in my life worth moaning about is baby bottles!! Here goes: So, baby DaisLikeThese is now exclusively bottle fed. Because I had, up until last week, been breast … Continue reading My Wednesday Whinge #4 – Bottles and Teats