Siblings // Toby and Gabe in January (2019)

Siblings on Christmas Eve

It’s the middle of the month which means it must be Siblings time again! Things are much the same with Toby and Gabe – they play nicely together a lot of the time, and they fight a lot of the time. Of course with the Christmas holidays they spent more time together than usual, so there was more playing and more fighting… Read more

Living Arrows 2/52 (2019)

Cheeky Gabe chops in the bath

It’s week 2 of Living Arrows for 2019 and we are back to reality with a bump! Toby went back to school on Monday and Gabe was back at nursery too. Actually, despite my fears last week they were both fine! Gabe cried a little bit when I dropped him off on Monday but just ran in the other two days he was there, and Toby was absolutely fine too. Fingers crossed it continues this week! Read more

2019 // Goals for a new year

I know we’re already a third of the way through January but now the boys are back at school and nursery I’ve finally had chance to sit down and think about my goals for 2019. I haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions for a long time but for the last few years I have set myself goals and aims for the coming year… and I’ve actually managed to achieve a lot of them! Read more

18 for 2018 // Looking back on last year’s goals

18 for 2018 - Looking back on last year's goals

In January last year I wrote a post about my goals for 2018. I even managed to come up with 18. But now the year is over, and before I write about my goals for 2019, it’s time for me to have a look back on last year’s goals and see how I did. I wrote a similar post in 2017 and managed to meet most of those goals so it will be interesting to see how I fared in 2018. Read more

Top tips for weaning your baby

Toby eating porridge

**Post written in association with WaterWipes

Weaning your baby is definitely one of the big milestones of the first year of their life, but with so much conflicting advice out there, it can be hard to know where to start! Now Toby is five and Gabe is three we are past the weaning stage, although they are both still regularly trying new foods and discovering what they like and don’t like, just like they did when they were babies. Read more

A Yorkshire getaway at Brompton Lakes Luxury Lodges // Review

The lakeside lodges at Brompton Lakes

At the beginning of December I was invited by Holiday at Home to spend a weekend in North Yorkshire at Brompton Lakes, a collection of luxury self-catering eco-lodges two miles outside Richmond. As a busy mum of two I don’t get to spend a huge amount of time without the responsibility of parenthood so the prospect of two nights away with friends was very exciting. Read more

Living Arrows 1/52 (2019)

Toby on the playground at Speke Hall

Here we are again – so this is going to be my sixth year of taking part in the Living Arrows linky! The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”  and it has seen a few incarnations in the last five years. For the last few years though it has been hosted by the lovely Donna at What the Redhead Said. Read more