There’s something special about books. I think with all the technology about these days, it’s a special moment to be able to pick up a good old fashioned book. To sit with your child and make memories. We read to Finlay a lot and I hope, he too, one day will be able to remember these moments with fondness. So what a better way to make some wonderful Christmas memories than with a Christmas book advent calendar!
So last year Finlay had his chocolate advent and we bought him a luxury toy advent calendar too. I decided that come this Xmas, I would make him a Christmas Book Advent calendar to go alongside his chocolate advent. Really it has been no more expensive, in fact probably cheaper than buying a Toy one! I raided Finlay’s book Cupboard and sneaked out Stick Man, The Gruffalo’s Child, The Snowman and the Snow Dog and The Night Before Xmas.… Read More
Summer is now well and truly behind us and I have definitely noticed a dip in temperature this past week. Although it’s officially Autumn, Winter is coming and Jack Frost has most certainly been nipping at all our toes. It isn’t the most pleasant of things having brave the cold every morning for the school run, but none the less it has to be done. I am always cold, always have been, probably always will be. So I always wrap my babies up with this in mind come the colder weather. This annoys Finlay, he would go out in pants in the middle of a blizzard if he was allowed too. However, Emmie can’t protest yet and being so little it’s very important to make sure she’s warm.
A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to try out Hugzzies. Super soft teddy bear with a microwavable lavender infused wheat bag inside that hugs around the waist giving the feeling of a warm hug, for use at home or on the go!… Read More
After the hit of my last toilet tube crafts I decided that Finlay and I would do some Xmas themed Toilet Tube Crafts. However, in true kid fashion Finlay deemed himself far too big to enjoy painting and left me holding the
baby paintbrush. So my Kid made decorations, were in fact only briefly touched upon by 4 year old hands. I did however quite enjoy putting together this winter Xmas Eve scene that will be taking pride of place amongst the decorations come December! It does mean my photos are a bit poor and I didn’t take many, but it’s pretty self explanatory to make once you see the finished picture!
To make your scene you will need the following:
- Toilet Tubes
- boggly eyes
- pom poms
- pipe cleaners
- a cereal box
- cotton wool
- Felt Pens
- Sticky Diamontes
This is very simple, open up your empty cereal pack along the join.… Read More
Yesterday I brought you the gift ideas for the babies, today it’s time for the boys! However, just because it says boys, don’t overlook this if you have girls. Most of these items are aimed at either gender and those that are specifically marketed for boys can be enjoyed by girls just as much. So please have a little mooch around! If your stuck for ideas I guarantee there will be something here to make your little ones face light up on Xmas morning!
The Robot Coin Counting Money Box by Find me a Gift, is a great little present. I think teaching children about the value of money is a really important lesson and what better way than to save the pennies they earn? The great thing about this money box is that it actually counts what you put in and displays the total on it’s front!… Read More
I can’t believe…..Haha, I realised this is how most of my post starts. New parents, it’s inevitable, this will become you! So yes, I can’t believe it’s so close to December and Xmas shopping. Have you made a start on your Christmas shopping yet? I love shopping for babies. There’s a wonderful Selection of gifts on the market, but how do you choose when there is so many? That’s where I come in and help you out. I have put together a babies Xmas gift guide comprised of items I have either been sent to review. Have reviewed previously and loved or Items I have purchased myself and highly recommend. These gifts are bound to make your babies smile on their first Christmas! If your looking for some inspiration for older kids, you can check out my Children’s gift guide here.
The perfect Xmas gift for a teething baby are the Halia Rose teething Elephants.… Read More
Winter is that time of year when germs are rife. Catching a cold is almost as certain as rain on a warm summers day! Children are especially vulnerable. Especially during the new terms if they attend School or Nursery. That’s where BioCare come in. BioCare suggest the single most important thing you can do to support your immunity this winter is to take a daily probiotic.
With almost 30 years expertise in developing professional nutritional supplements, BioCare has perfected their Probiotic range that helps to support our immune systems and help reduce the number of infections we catch. Surprisingly, most of our immune system is found in our gut. Probiotics help to keep the immune system active by keeping the gut bacteria on low level alert. Therefore supporting its function. Fascinating! When asked if I wanted to review a few products from the probiotic range I jumped at the chance.… Read More
It’s November! That means it’s time for Emmie’s update. So this month on 06th Emmie turned 8 months old. Again I can’t believe it’s been a month since her last update! To be honest, this month has passed in a sleep deprived, illness ridden blur. In fact, I went to search my photos to grab some nice ones for this update and apart from a few blurry ones, I haven’t really got much, so I apologise for the dodgy snaps this month. I will try harder for next month! Anyway, here we are, Emmie’s Today I am 8 Months old!
Weight: 16lb 1oz
I took Emmie to clinic Wednesday to be weighed. It’s the first time since she was born that I self weighed. I was always worried about weight gain that I always had something I needed to ask or check over. Today I had nothing.… Read More
How is it November the 06th already? Time to get a move on! So, I have given you alternative Xmas Calendars for the ladies and Alternative Xmas calendars for the gents. Today, I bring you the alternative Xmas calendars for the kids! Last year we bought Finlay his first luxury advent calendar and I was blown away. It really was amazing and a great price. Finlay loved the fact that he had a little xmas toy to open each day on the countdown to Christmas. Not only that, but as the days went on, he created a fantastic little xmas scene. I have been a bit slow this year and I haven’t actually bought him one yet, hopefully this guide can help us all decide which ones to purchase. So here are my favourites for 2017!
ASDA, Peppa Pig Advent, £25.00
Count down to Xmas with ASDA and Peppa pig, a must have for any Peppa Pig fan!… Read More
Regarded as one of the best attractions in Sussex, Drusillas Park is a small zoo in Alfriston, East Sussex. I have very fond memories of visiting Drusillas as a little girl and I was so excited to be given the opportunity to pop down and review the park recently with the family. Do not be fooled by the mention of small, as a visit to Drusillas will provide an action packed family day out like no other! As well as the zoo, the park boasts a huge adventure playground complete with splash pad (for those warmer months!), farm animals, Petworld, an interactive maze, indoor soft play, rides and much more. Read on for our review and to find out why Drusillas really is no ordinary Zoo!
The route through the zoo is well marked and easy to follow to ensure you don’t miss anything! With over 100 different species of animals, there’s plenty of exciting things to see to keep the little ones entertained.… Read More
I was a huge fan of Organix when Finlay was a baby, and I was incredibly excited to learn that Organix had introduced the PUNK’D bars to their range which are aimed at children aged between 5 – 11 years old. Now that Finlay has started school, no longer is he hungry in the afternoon, he is starving! So I have been searching for a healthy snack to fill him up when I pick him up from school. I was delighted when Organix offered me the chance to review their PUNK’D bars, I jumped at the chance!
PUNK’D bars come in two delicious flavours, Cocoa & Orange Crush and Strawberry & Vanilla Smash. Each box contains 6 individually wrapped 23g bars. Perfect for snacking on the go, or even better, for an after school snack! PUNK’D bars come with the Organix ‘No Junk’ promise, of good healthy, organic foods, no artificial sweeteners, added salt, colourings or preservatives.… Read More