Better Bedtimes: Balancing growing up and creating a sensory space

The bedrooms have always been my favourite rooms. I spent ages creating a nursery for my first son. My ‘little man’ is now 4 years old and it’s time for a ‘big boy bedroom’. He’s growing up and changing from the toddler/preschooler stage into an almost ‘school child’. J has his own interests and fascinations…

Our Favourite Easter and Spring Activities for Kids…

Spring time is one of my favourite times of year. We have the return of sunshine, baby animals being born and colour returning to the garden. For children the best part of spring is usually opportunity to be back outside more, and the joy of Easter chocolate. It’s an exciting time for some fun activities…

Preparing for labour and beyond second time around…

In just over 2 weeks I reach the due date for our second little boy. I have noticed a lot of differences between the two pregnancies as I reached third trimester. When I was nearing the end with J I was still working. We had the big things ready in the nursery room and other…

Days Out: Our trip to Banham Zoo

It’s half term and I was determined to enjoy the week off with little man. We found a ‘free child’s entry’ voucher for Banham Zoo so headed down for a visit (saving £10.85 per child). The only downside to the voucher is that you can’t book online with it. I had a read on social…

A Visit to the Moon…exploring space with under 5’s.

J has a fascination with space thanks to his love of Star Wars. It started as just an interest in the Star Wars planets but it then began to bring in our own universe too. He started to want to know about Earth, the moon, our planets etc. We’ve been spending time exploring our world…

How love grew and changed during pregnancy and parenthood…

It sounds a total cliché but becoming a Mummy was the day I learnt what love really is. I love my family, I love my husband, I love my friends but the love for my child is just something else. It has an intensity to it that I never fully appreciated before. I felt love…

Why a New Year, WONT mean a New Me!

With the end of 2018 drawing closer it’s a time to reflect and to think of the next year ahead. When I was younger a new year seemed such a big thing. It was almost as if the new year would be the start of a new life or some grand event. Some years have…

Autism: Surviving a visit to Santa

Today was a day that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. We went to see Father Christmas…something I didn’t think would happen. The last time J saw Santa was when he was 1, and he cried his eyes out. When he was 2 he wouldn’t go anywhere near a grotto, when he was…

When your son is the ‘different’ one in a group…

I’m sat in one of J’s groups (the best kind where parents sit and watch rather than having to join in, haha) and I’m watching with a huge grin on my face. There are times where my son is just like the rest of the 3-4yr olds. They feed off each other don’t they? One…

Autism: Buying new shoes…

Well the time has come where I can no longer let J continue wearing his maroon ankle boots. His feet are just too big. J often has a favourite. He is the same with shoes. When given free choice they are the shoes he goes for…sometimes he ‘favourite’ (which does change time to time) just…