I hope that you are all well and are slowly adjusting to our new way of life. Finding time for yourself in our new routine of life at home can be incredibly hard but is essential for your happiness and mental health. Especially in the difficult and unpredictable times in which we find ourselves. I will confess I am the worst for this and will do everything for my family before giving myself a thought. But this does backfire on me in the end.Continue reading “Finding ‘You’ time during Lockdown”
As a Mummy to 4 children aged 11, 8, 5 and 4 months I know how tough lockdown and isolation can be. All of our lives have changed in a way we would never have believed. Our children’s normality has changed in a way which they don’t understand.Continue reading “A New Family Normal”
Master 5 and I decided to make a wormery! The fun he had searching for worms in the garden and also finding other creatures! Find out below how you can make one too.Continue reading “How to make a Wormery”
I love an easy creative activity for my children. Often the most simple ones are the most effective. Often they will extend and explore the activity by themselves! Play is so important in children’s learning and development.Continue reading “Fun and Easy Childrens Activities”
If you fancy giving bread making a go, follow this recipe! Myself, Miss 11 and Master 5 made this a few weeks ago when we had run out of bread! This recipe, taken from Sainsburys website, uses plain flour instead of strong white flour. It tastes lovely and was great fun to make.Continue reading “Making Bread With My Children”
I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with our rainbow baby. This pregnancy has been filled with such an array of emotions. I miss the naivety of my past pregnancys yet at the same time feel truly blessed. Our daughter was born sleeping at 24 weeks so this week I am finding everything incredibly hard.Continue reading “My Rainbow Pregnancy: 24 Weeks”
I cannot believe we have been on the summer holidays for a week already! It’s been a crazy but happy week.
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Am I Normal Yet? deals with several issues very close to my heart. The core theme portrayed to me before reading was feminism. But to me the true heart of this book was the effects of anxiety and depression on a teenage girl. I know this is a lonely, dark and very scary place to be.
Do you find it hard to get your children to talk about their day? Find out how I have got my children to open up about their day at school.
“What have you been up to today?”
Does this sound familiar to you? It’s the usual reply I get from my children at the school gate. That or “it was boring”, “not a lot” the list of non committal answers is endless! I, as you do, know that these answers aren’t true. You also know yourself how you feel when you’ve finished a day at work, you don’t want to be bombarded with questions.
Miss 8 can bottle things up. I always know when she’s worried about something as she gets stroppy, short tempered and she’s very hard to live with. It breaks my heart as I just want her to talk to me. Yet often I’m sure she doesn’t always realise something is wrong herself.