Top tips for surviving with a toddler in a plaster cast

Gabe at the pool with his cast protector on

If you’re a regular reader then you may know that Gabe managed to break a bone in his foot by jumping off the sofa a couple of weeks ago. After a bedtime trip to A & E he ended up in a plaster cast to below his knee. We were actually really lucky that it healed quickly and he only had the cast on for 11 days but I thought I’d share a few tips for coping with a toddler in a plaster cast. Read more

Big furniture without the big price tag

Blue sofa - cost effective ways to replace large furniture

**This is a collaborative post

I know lots of families are always putting off upgrading and replacing the large items of furniture in their home. We really currently have one sofa that is nearly 15 years old and really needs to be replaced, and another that is almost 40 years old and used to belong to my mum and dad! Read more

Living Arrows 12/53 (2018)

Toby jumping and showing off his crazy hair

It’s been another normal week here, but a busy weekend with visits from my in-laws, and my brother and sister-in-law. I think it had all caught up to Toby and Gabe by bedtime last night though and both went a bit silly. That’s nothing new though really – do anyone else’s children go a bit bonkers as soon as it’s bedtime? Read more

Siblings // Toby and Gabe in March (2018)

Toby and Gabe in the snowdrops

It’s the 15th of the month which means we’re back with another Siblings Project post. It feels like it’s been quite a while since I wrote last month’s post. We survived the end of half term, the boys went back to school and preschool, we went on a snowdrop walk, Gabe broke his foot (and healed again) and here we are only a week and a bit from the Easter holidays! Read more

My likes and loves // #LittleLoves February 2018

Toby dressed as Mr Nosey for World Book Day

OK, so I know we’re a week into March already but last month I started with these monthly likes and loves posts and I don’t want to give up just one month in! After January feeling like the longest month ever, February absolutely flew by. I know it’s a short month anyway, but with a week of half term in there too it felt like it was over before it started!

Without further ado then, here’s what I’ve liked, loved and done in February… Read more

My top 3 holiday destinations // Jamaica, USA & Australia

Luxury Retreats villa in Jamaica

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With all the snow that’s around this week, I am dreaming of a holiday in the sun more than ever! We’re lucky enough to have a holiday to France booked this summer – we’re staying in a gite with my parents and I can’t wait. But as much as I love France I wouldn’t really say it was one of my dream holiday destinations. So I thought I’d share the three places I’d love to visit, if money (and kids!) were no object!


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Me & Mine // A Family Portrait (February 2018)

Me & Mine February 2018

Well I’m a couple of days late with my Me & Mine post this month. This is mostly because February has absolutely flown by, I know it’s a short month but I’m sure it was January two seconds ago! And then you may have seen on my social media and maybe this week’s Living Arrows post that Gabe broke his foot at the start of last week so we’ve not had much chance to get out and about.

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