Isabelle's at 1.5 years


I'm still in denial that I have an 18-month-old, I mean how did that happen? I know that people always say that the small baby/toddler days go really fast, and I completely agree with that statement, but for some reason unknown to me, time speeds up with your second child, I feel like I've blinked and shes a fully fledged independent, stubborn, feisty, darling of a toddler. I mean how? How did we get here so fast! She is a complete chatterbox, just like her sister was at this age. She honestly doesn't stop talking, it doesn't matter what she is doing she has something to say about it and loves nothing more than giving us a running commentary on what she is doing, and how her play is going.

Slow Sundays


Sundays are my favourite day by far, guaranteed Sam is at home, there is no pressure on us to do anything. We usually potter around the house, doing odd jobs, having a roast, sometimes we go out for walks as a family but usually, we end up staying in our pyjamas if we don't have to go anywhere. These Sunday's, are the days I want to remember.

Baking With Isabelle


Isabelle or belle as she currently calls herself at the moment is developing such a cute little personality. She wants to do everything that Emily can do, and is getting really independent. Since Emily does her two full days at preschool, I have been making those days, our days. I leave the housework, the washing, and all the jobs I need to do, and just spend the day with her, doing whatever she wants to do. I know that when I look back, I'm going to miss her being this age, the age where she is a little sponge. I don't want to look back and regret that I didn't make the most of our days - just the two of us.

Snow Day..


Emily has been so excited for a snow day since before Christmas. The only thing that she wanted for Christmas was for it to snow, and to say that she was disappointed in waiting until February to get a sprinkle of snow was an understatement. She was even more disappointed that we only got a small amount, and then it melted within 12 hours. That being said, we were outside at 8.30am to play in it.

Little Life Update & Goals for 2019


I've been a little a lot quiet on here lately, and to be honest, that's down to health. January has not been the kindest month to me, I've spent a lot of it in hospital, and I'm scheduled for surgery - surgery that I should have had months ago, but instead, I was misdiagnosed and spent months in agony with no idea of what was going on inside my own body. To be quite honest, it has been a little rubbish, and I'm so ready for it all to be over. The good news is they finally know what's wrong, how to fix it, and we have a date in the diary to do so - fingers crossed it will all be over soon. It's safe to say that I'm really, extremely thankful for the lovely doctors and nurses who saw in the new year with me, and diagnosed what was actually going on with me because I've had the ongoing pain for 18 months I started to feel like it was all in my head.

Playtme: It's For More Than Just Fun

Play is what kids do. It needs no explanation, it’s all in good fun, after all. But play is also incredibly important. Many young animals play to imitate and learn the behaviours that will help them in later life and humans are no different. It plays a huge role in their cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual development and providing the right kind of play can make a huge difference. However, we’re at risk of losing the value of educational playtime. So, here are a few ideas to make sure your kids get everything they need to out of play.

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