Post-Easter come down…

So, it’s almost a week since Easter Sunday and my house was over taken by mountains of chocolate! J has only been able to eat chocolate for a few months due to working through his allergies so everyone was excited to be able to buy him Easter Eggs this year. This led to a giant…

No, no, no, no, no….yes! (Quick update)

Today J had speech therapy. It was the first session since our couple of months break. Even though we haven’t been for a while J knew straight away where to go and recognised his therapist straight away. To be honest I think J just likes the doors as he gets to press buttons.   J…

Good Friday: exploring Easter

Whether you are religious or not, you can’t escape Easter. Like most holidays it’s been blown up into commercialism. For some it still holds religious significance, for others it’s more about the chocolate and celebration of Spring….but mostly the chocolate. I used to get annoyed by the hypocracy of non-Christians celebrating Easter but now I…

Our Hollow Tree adventure…a day at the farm.

Today we visited Hollow Tree farm in Suffolk. This is a new place for us but we’d heard lovely things so thought we’d go for a try.  Firstly, taking J anywhere requires FBI level investigation skills. I checked: Distance (I’m not driving far away to find it sets him off and we have to come…

The invasion: codename ‘Parenthood’

Dear reader, It is now 27 months since the invasion began. They started by creating some form of ‘mind fog’ and sleep deprivation system which lasted approximately a year (by this stage I had slowly built an immunity).  It started slow at first. The clear and organised kitchen sides became crowded with steriliser, formula tins,…

Working Mummy worries…

I’m currently stood in my kitchen cooking a fish finger sandwich for my husband. I am suddenly hit with a guilty feeling. I dreamed of family dinner times with homecooked, healthy food everyday. The reality is so different it’s unrecognisable. J has had more take aways this month than I care to admit. Usually J…

Oi Frog…our first Explory Box

First off, this is not an ad or a sponsored post blah blah blah. I like to share products and people that I think genuinely are of interest and have been helpful for us. Today we explored our first Explory Box. This is the fantastic brain child of Kelly, a Mumpreneur  (to ‘the monkey’ and ‘the…

‘Two-nado’ vs Mummy…

Well today is one of those ‘honest blogs’. J was not in the mood for our pecs activity but as I am back to full time work, I don’t have the luxury of much ‘spare time’ so J has to just suck it up and do it when Mummy asks sometimes. Easier said than done…

Prepare for Prepositions…

Our latest ‘concept building’ is prepositions. So, we’ve been playing games where we go in, on, under and over things. Today’s game was using our amazing wooden rainbow set (I love these things) and Thomas Minis. We started with me setting up a ‘track’. My train went first and I would say ‘under…over…under…in the train…

Tee and Mo; the unsung heroes.

This isn’t an easy thing to say without feeling like a terrible mother, but sometimes I find it hard to ‘like‘ my child. Of course I don’t really mean it. I love him. I love him more than I have ever loved anything in my life. Sometimes I look at him and want to just…

Goodbye Tiny Pop…

Today has been a hard day for J (and Mummy and Daddy). We retuned our freeview tv as instructed and guess what? No more Tiny Pop. I retuned several times, thinking it was something we did but after it failing to return to the screen (and a little boy shouting for ‘pop’) I googled it. …

More sensory play…water beads.

J has been making progress with texture play. It’s still not his favourite thing to do but he’s more willing to stick a finger in. Today we explored ‘water beads’. They start really small and then you place in water to make them grow. J helped to add them into the water the day before….