Mouse Hunt

Searching for a little mouse in a beautiful wilderness… We are lucky enough to have the most incredibly creative, imaginative and playful activity group locally called Playcircle, whose drop-in play sessions, story sessions, seasonal parties, and now even a mini summer festival, are filled with glorious singing, music, songs, crafts and activities. Run by lovely mummies…

Double Trouble?

Running the gamut of emotions that is discovering you’re having two or more… In one of the ‘You’re having Twins!! Wow!! OMG!!!‘ books I’ve got, there is an entire section on dealing with the emotions around discovering that yours is a multiple pregnancy. It’s quite an intense and emotive section in the book, especially the…

On the hunt…

Easter this year pretty much involved nothing but chocolate…. …which was  somewhat of a shame for me, as, oddly, since I got pregnant, I can’t really stomach anything sweet, especially chocolate. Even mini eggs were out of bounds. Gasp. We spent one chaotic morning in the kitchen attempting to make ‘family chocolate cake’ – an activity…

10 Things I Know About Twins…

…that I didn’t know six weeks ago. It’s a steep learning curve this parenting, and even more so if you discover you’re having twins… Chances of having twins are now 1 in 80 pregnancies (this has increased in recent years, especially due to IVF, and also to women having babies later) Two thirds of twins…

The funny line between good and bad news…

Knowing what you know about friends and acquaintances, it’s sometimes hard to find the right way or time to share happy news, when you understand the impact it will have on other people that you love. Earlier this week, when I announced that we were expecting twins, it was news I posted with a mixture…

Best Foot Forward

Five of the Best Shoes for Little Feet Buying shoes for your children is usually a painful process – first there’s the ongoing, astronomical cost for something they’ll grow out of in five seconds. Followed by the strange penchant for the high street brands (Clarks I’m looking at you here) to design clumpy, ugly footwear…

If you go down to the woods today…

Getting muddy at Forest School… We have spent some lovely mornings recently at a local Forest School, a really fantastic way to get your children outside and into nature, learning little things along the way and embracing the liberating freedom of muddy hands and hide and seek among the trees. Of course, you’re still dealing…

Flippin’ Perfect…

Pancake Day…gorgeous recipes, ingenious ingredients, perfect frying pans, and more! There’s nothing like Pancake Day to jazz up the long slow end of winter before Spring arrives. Even the worst cooks can manage to throw a pancake mix together and drizzle it in a frying pan. The most traditional recipe is of course something like…

Thank you for not sharing….

As your children start to get older, and begin to really interact with their little friends, so too comes the inevitable minefield that is ‘proper behaviour’ – most specifically sharing and playing nicely – and all the adult expectations that come along with it. Sharing is one of the most challenging things I’ve come up against as…