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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As soon of you may have seen from my instagram account during the first week of the summer holidays we went on a family holiday to Bude in Cornwall. It was your average family holiday I must admit as there were seventeen (thirteen adults, two preteens and two under the age of four!) of us… Continue reading Surviving A Family Holiday With Young Children!
It has taken me longer than I had hoped to do this post. Unfortunately, the weeks leading up to the Summer break weren't great for me but now the holidays are here I am ready to get stuck back into creating seasonal rhythms with my children. Here is the "Summer Season Display" I have set… Continue reading Creating Rhythms: Summer Season Display