Family meal ideas: weekly meal plan 1

There’s nothing worse than that dreaded question – “what’s for dinner?” and your mind going blank as you try to remember what’s in the freezer. For us, weekly meal planning has been a huge timer, money and sanity saver. I have to plan for a family of four – including one children who is autistic…

Coronavirus Diary: What I’ve learnt to help us home school.

So, we’re currently in week…I’ve lost count actually, of home schooling. The last couple of weeks have certainly been a learning curve for me. I learnt a lot about myself…such as, I am rubbish at cursive and I have less patience that I thought (some swear words may have been uttered under my breath). This…

19 Must Watch Family Christmas Films.

Christmas movies are part of most families festival traditions. My family included. Every year ‘Father Christmas’ leaves a movie for us to watch, along with some snacks for Christmas Eve. But we also spend the weeks leading up to Christmas watching both our favourites and trying out some new films. Here’s my 10 films that…

A Spooky Visit to the Ascarium (Sea Life Centre, Great Yarmouth)

(Gifted Ad) This year Halloween, like most other events, has been affected by the Coronavirus. However, The Sea Life Centre has come up with a fun, family event for the season…Ascarium (“dum – dum – dahhhhh”). From the 10th October till the 1st November the Sea Life Centre has had a spooky transformation. The wizard…

How to Make Microwave Playdough.

Today is a rainy day and we’re looking for something fun to do indoors. So we decided to make playdough. I usually make it on the hob but as I wanted my 5 year old to help I decided on the microwave version instead. For this recipe you’ll need/ Tablespoon of oil 1 cup of…

5 ways parenthood has changed and inspired me.

I wanted to write about inspiration. I must have typed 10 or more titles and each one I deleted as it sounded too self righteous and too overdone by other writers. So, I decided to write about what I know. Parenting. When that little bundle of joy is placed into your arms, a whole new…

Our Hideaway Holiday to Haven (SeaShore)

This year we had decided to holiday in the UK. We booked a caravan at Haven Seashore in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. We were excited at the idea of the swimming pool and splash zone, the indoor soft play and the Cakery. I was excited for the boys to get to know Rory and the gang,…

Keeping my little one safe from the sun with the Snooze Shade.

Review of a gifted item from Snooze Shade. All opinions are my own and based on my experience using the product over a week so was fully tried and tested. We have recently come back from a holiday to the coast. In true British style the weather was incredibly changeable. We had packed for everything…

Coronavirus Diary: Brotherly Love

I was watching the boys the morning this photo was taken. Baby F has crawled up to J and pulled at his leg to come up. J carefully(ish) pulled his brother up and helped him sit on him. Together they were exploring the iPad. Obviously it didn’t last long as a 1 year old doesn’t…

Letter to My One Year Old…the little brother.

To my dearest Finley, It’s a strange time right now. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has got us in lockdown. Schools are closed to everyone except key worker family. Most work places are closed and we can only leave the house for essentials. Not everyone is playing by the rules…that’s the reason we’re in lockdown in the…

Pregnancy: The birth stories of my two boys…

Birth stories – I love hearing all the different ways babies have come into this world. Every birth is different. My mum regularly reminds me that I kept her in pain for a 7 day long labour, and yet my sister arrived within minutes. My two boys were two very different birth experiences. They left…