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World Book Day or Stress About Costumes Day?

When you think of World Book Day what memories does it evoke in you? Personally, as a child I recall dressing up as various characters and maybe taking my favourite book into school. As an early years practitioner, I have worked in various settings where parents are encouraged to dress their children in various shop… Continue reading World Book Day or Stress About Costumes Day?

Family

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

I'm going to start of by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! We did it, we made it into another year, and not just that another bloody decade! It's such a cliche but I have high hopes for 2020! On a personal level I have had such a mixed bag of highs and lows in the last… Continue reading Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

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Aoife, On Your Fourth Birthday

Aoife, As I write this I have just forfeited the bedtime battle as, if I am very honest with you, I couldn't cope with the whining any longer. This, however, does not mean that I love you any less. If anything, I love you more each and every day, which I did not think was… Continue reading Aoife, On Your Fourth Birthday

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Where to See Father Christmas in Leicestershire 2019

I know I for one am always looking for decent places to take my children to see Father Christmas. I have yet to book an experience but here are some of the places in Leicestershire I am considering! Palmers Garden Centre, Enderby, Leicestershire With events such as Breakfast with Santa: (available at both Enderby and… Continue reading Where to See Father Christmas in Leicestershire 2019

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Creating Rhythms: Autumn Season Display

If you have been following me for a little while you will know that recently I have begun to embed the seasonal changes in our home in a way that is aestically pleasing and provokes curiosity in my children! As you can see I like to mix up the display of items with a variety… Continue reading Creating Rhythms: Autumn Season Display

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Our Autumn Bucket List

I know Autumn is well on it's way but here are some of the things on our Autumn bucket list for 2019! 1. Go to a pumpkin patch and pick our own pumpkins. DONE 2. Dress up for Halloween. 3. Go to a Bonfire/Fireworks display. 4. Carve pumpkins. 5. Collect Conkers! DONE! 6. Go for… Continue reading Our Autumn Bucket List

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Teaching Children Body Autonomy and Consent

Something that I feel quite strongly about instilling in my children is an understanding of body autonomy and what consent is; in terms of the latter the understanding that they should give consent, and that they can change their minds but also that they should seek consent from others before acting upon acts of touch… Continue reading Teaching Children Body Autonomy and Consent

Play Ideas

31 Days of Summer Play with Invitations to Play – Our Thoughts So Far

We were very kindly asked by Rowan over at Invitations to Play on instagram to be brand ambassadors* for her current #31daysofsummerplay. The premise of 31 Days of Summer Play is a PDF with an invitation to play sent to your inbox every day (normally around 6am, so there is plenty of time to set… Continue reading 31 Days of Summer Play with Invitations to Play – Our Thoughts So Far

Breastfeeding

Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn

As it is the final day of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 I thought I would share with you my top tips for breastfeeding a newborn. I am by no means an expert in the field and my advice is a mixture of anecdotal (from breastfeeding my own children for the last 3 plus years) and… Continue reading Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn

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Post Natal Depression… One Year On

If you are familiar with my blog or instagram account then you may know that in April 2018, three months after giving birth to Cassius and after months of feeling absolutely terrible, I was diagnosed with post natal depression and put onto anti-depressants. I am now well over a year into being on medication and… Continue reading Post Natal Depression… One Year On