It’s all very well reading toy recommendations from people who received press releases but really kids are the best judges of what toys kids like. I often think that my crew are blind to their own toys as they’re shoved into IKEA Trofast boxes in one end of the sunroom, but when we have visitors all… More Seven Toys That Kids Love to Play With
Last year, I wrote about how my smaller boy loves pink and bemoaned the lack of sparkly things for boys, and delighted that he was confident enough to ask for what he wanted despite waitresses or people in shops suggesting that surely he didn’t want the PINK one. He’s moved away from pink now,… More Let Them All Like Pink and Princesses. Even The Girls.
It’s great to try new things, but it’s also lovely at this time of year to have little traditions. This tradition was one that started inadvertently, back in 2010 when we brought a two-year-old and three-month-old to see Santa at a local mini-farm. The following year our three-year-old and one-year-old suggested it again, and… More Santa Visit at Kia-Ora Farm 2015
My children are my life, my world, my loves, my everything. However, when bedtime rolls around I am a woman with tunnel vision. I focus on the couch, or more specifically, on the time my bum will hit it. I know the battle to get there will be hard won, but I’m committed. All that… More Bedtime Stalling.
Many, many months ago DropChef asked if I’d like to try their service, They said they would deliver all the ingredients for healthy meals to my office and I could go home and cook it according to their recipe. I’m not one to say no to a free dinner, even if I have to cook… More Review: DropChef
I wrote this last week, I couldn’t publish it then as it was too raw! On Tuesdays I usually work from home so I get to collect the kids early and give them dinner which I prepped at lunchtime. I suppose I could take that glorious extra hour that I don’t spend commuting taking some… More The Bright Side of Cranky Evening Time
After an odd overnight here and there over the years this year my husband started having to travel a bit more with work. In our finely-tuned (ahem) routine of pick-ups and drop-offs this spelled chaos and took a lot of planning to make sure that the kids weren’t left uncollected or un-dropped off ever. This… More Things that make my life easier: No. 3.