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….

Platform 4c (and no half)…

J loves trains, emergency vehicles and cars. So, we planned a trip on a train to a town not far from us (gave me a great excuse to go to Primark). We travelled on a Greater Anglian train (just to add quickly, the train was lovely. It was comfortable and clean. The train was on…

An argument free dinner time…

J is a very fussy eater. There are so many textures that he just won’t touch. His ‘J approved food list’ is pretty much limited to: Mummy’s spag bol (no one else’s) Mummy’s fish linguine (no one else’s) Chicken and rice from Chinese take out Happy meal (chicken nugget only) Sausage and chips Fruit bar …

Makaton burst his bubble.

J has had a real boost in his communication lately. He has started to use more signs (and not just good ones) and saying clearer words. He still needs to be prompted but if it’s something he really wants/needs then he can certainly give it a go. I really believe that Makaton has encourage J…

Liebstar Award 2017

My blog post today is the Liebster award! I was awarded this by the Weeohana Blog who blogs about her lovely little man and lady. Also, Natalie who has the most beautiful cake photos! Thank you so much, I look forward to having a go ❤ A quick summary of what this award is; ‘Liebster’ is Germanic in…

Mary Berry can suck it…

Not really, I love her! But I do think that J should be on the next ‘Great British Bake Off’ after today’s adventures.  Today we made ‘chocolate crispy cakes’. I wanted J to get hands on with different textures and encourage him to eat different things (ok not the healthiest but it’s still a new…