Monday, 10 July 2017

Finding The Right Babysitter at Sitters

Finding the right baby sitter can be daunting. Especially the first time you leave your child with someone else.

We can all relate as parents to needing a break every now and again. My husband and I are quite lucky in that we have a great family who are able to baby sit our children, we enjoy date nights to the cinema, beach, meal or sometimes just staying in with a film and a takeaway!

But where do you look if you need to find someone to care for your child?
Well you can now find a baby sitter at Sitters.


 


Monday, 3 July 2017

Stay At Home vs Working Mum

It’s a real struggle after you become a mum to decide what is the best thing to do not only for you but your family as well. Do you return to work or do you stay at home? Maybe, like us you don’t have much of a choice? I had to return to work because we really couldn’t do without the extra income. When I first went back to work I did 3 days a week but this didn’t work out as my husband works shifts so I dropped down to two days. We really couldn’t afford do lose a days pay but we didn’t have a choice.

So how do you find that perfect work life balance?

 

I want to be a good role model for my children so I therefore want to work as I believe that is the right thing to do, but I have absolutely no judgements over stay at home mums.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Tell My Story Personalised Book Review

When I was contacted by Tell My Story Book I was so excited by their creative and original idea that I just couldn’t say no!

Tell My Story create beautiful personalised story books, that feature your child’s photo and name.
On each page the story takes your child on a new and exciting adventure! With full colour pages and easy to read stories they’re definitely a big hit!

The process to create your very own book is so simple. On their website just enter your child’s name, gender and select which book you’d like.
You can choose Imagination,, My Fairy Godmother or My Magic Elf. Each book costs £18.95 plus p&p.



Thursday, 22 June 2017

Getting Your Child Into A Routine: Loving Mummy or Mean Monster?

For as long as I can remember as soon as we announced our pregnancy we were inundated with friends and family keen to pass on their words of wisdom on what is best to do for baby.

We’ve heard many things, sleep when baby sleeps; which never happened because as soon as you have five minutes to yourself you think ooh I’ll just have a quick tidy up or a cup of tea, then before you know it baby is awake again. We’ve also heard you need to teach them who is boss, the baby must fit in around your life and schedule and not the other way around; well that doesn’t really work either. I mean you cant really tell your baby not to do the stinkiest poop ever whilst you’re at the hairdressers or riding the bus because its not convenient for you!

There is however one thing that we did manage to succeed with, a routine. I don’t know how it happened but I’m sure grateful we have it.

I now hear a lot of people say to us oh my god, you mean they’re in bed AND ASLEEP? ALREADY! But its only just gone 7pm, how did you do that?! Sometimes this is said with sheer awe and hands on knees bowing down to us praying for us to give them the miracle answer that has made this occurrence happen, other times it sounds judgy and jealous as hell, like I’m some strict regimented mum.

 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Cardiff Museum Dinosaur Exhibition

Well an exciting few weeks Cardiff has had with the #DinoOnTheLoose Dinosaur Exhbition

First we had a beautiful new statue of Welsh Dino Father Thomas H Thomas unveiled and then can you believe it after just 48 hours something mysterious happened, the statue was destroyed, leaving a trail of devastation behind including a huge dinosaur poo! In the middle of the city centre!


Then to top it all off some strange creature only went and smashed the shop window displays!

We finally discovered just what exactly had been going on when Cardiff Museum revealed it was in fact a lively dinosaur protecting its babies! There were even giant dinosaur footprints right on their doorstep!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Aquabeads Animal Playset Review

The Aquabeads animal friends set is a great addition to your collection and retails at £4.99
In this set you can create a whole host of wonderful little characters including; turtle, horse, frog, chicken, duck and more. 

This set comes with over 600 different colour solid beads which I think is an absolute bargain for the price! 



Monday, 8 May 2017

Scope: Mindful Monsters

Scope is a disability charity. They exist to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

They recently got in touch with me about their new product 'Mindful Monsters'. You can find out more about the campaign here.

Mindful Monsters is a set of activity cards which give parents a new and exciting way to help little ones develop important life skills through mindfulness, while spending quality time together.








The cards are quick and easy activities that parents and children can do anywhere.

Research shows mindfulness in families has many benefits;


  • More resilience in day-to-day life
  • Improved focus
  • Better understanding of their emotions
  • A sense of calm
  • More positive thinking - promoting kindness and gratitude
Each card has its own theme. Included in our pack the themes are; Creativity, relaxation, positivity and concentration.

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