Getting flavours into a frustratingly fussy eater…

Sooooo, J continues to be a fussy eater. I don’t necessarily mean fussy as in won’t eat much, I mean he’s fussy over textures. He only likes dry food. Anything I make has to have minimal to no sauce so my spag bol is always passata based and cooked to an inch of its life…

Giving concentration skills a boost…

J, like many toddlers, has the attention span of a flea. I may infact be insulting fleas here as its probably not even be that long!  Funnily enough if J has vehicles or buttons…or a cupboard door then he can focus and be perfectly entertained for forever (recorded him playing with the toilet doors at…

How a GRO-Clock saved my life…

Well, it didn’t technically ‘save my life’ but it saved my sanity!  I have been a fan of the GRO company since J was a baby. We had the GRO Egg (until I killed it by knocking it on floor one sleepless night) and the GRO bags (which were amazing as J was/is a wiggler)….

Calming down and being hands on with nature in the garden…

I have always been an outdoorsy person. I love walking in the woods or watching the sea. J follows me in this. He is always happiest when outdoors.  We have a reasonable size garden. Big enough for a slide and swing, patch of grass and a patio area for a table, playhouse and sandpit. But…

┬áMummy’s Night Off…Mental Health Awareness Week.

Being a Mummy (or Daddy) is hard! I love my little man but f**k me there are days I just want to rock in a corner and cry…during some of the early days I actually have!  When I found out I was pregnant I was ecstatic (and freaked out). I built up an amazing picture…

Brrrm, beep, wahhh, arghh and ssssss…

I saw a post about limiting children’s access to noisy, light up toys to encourage speech. It got me thinking about all the different toys out there which do all the noise making for our kiddies. Here’s a few I saw in the shops this weekend: Kettle which makes boiling noises Till which beeps and…

I have a ‘Toilet Manager’….

Today was one of those typical parenting moments where I wanted the toilet and was accompanied by J who has taken on the role of ‘toilet manager’. He’s more than just a monitor who keeps check on where I am and what I’m doing. J will select a cream from the cabinet and rub it…

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…