Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Will You Still Like Me?

When I started this blog my son was just turning one and my daughter three. For the past three and a half years my life has revolved around them. Tantrums, sleepless nights, potty training, starting school and so on. I lived, breathed and shared every detail of being a Mum to two small children. But in a few short weeks? All that is going to change. My two small children? Are now well...just 'children'. Both of them will be in school and it's been really playing only my mind what exactly does that mean for me and this blog. I've been really worrying if you lot? Will still like me.

Yes. I know this is a psychotic thought and super needy. And yes OK so maybe I did think "shall we have another?' just so I would have something to write about (now that REALLY was a psychotic thought and my husband quite rightly told me to f*ck off). But little kids just provide the world with so much comedic content. They are hilarious. They are frustrating. They are demanding and soon? They will be gone. So what becomes of me and what I chat about.

Then...

My Little Boy And My Little Pony #AD

One of my favourite toys growing up was My Little Pony. My sister and I used to love playing with them for hours and hours. I can even remember the smell of them. When I found out I was having a little boy I did wonder if my two would enjoy the same games. However I am lucky enough to say my daughter loves playing superheroes just as much as my son likes playing with My Little Pony. So when Argos asked me to work in partnership with them on their new range of My Little Pony accessories and toys? I jumped at the chance.

My Little Pony

My Little Pony

Saturday, 19 August 2017

5 Ways How Not To Lose Your Sh*t When Your Kid Starts School

It's no secret. Anyone that knows me knows this time two years I was on a one way ticket to having a small breakdown about my eldest starting school. I found it ridiculously hard. I worried continuously, had sleepless nights about it and tried to persuade my husband to have another child ASAP. Instead? We brought two guinea pigs just to shut me up. This year? It will be my son's turn and of course my heart is breaking all over again but I'm not quite so bad as I know what happens. So I thought I would give you a few ways to prepare yourself during the summer for your child LEAVING YOU and going to school. OK so I'm being a bit melodramatic.

1) Read The Information
You should get a little booklet about your child's new school. One that will tell you times of starting, how long the induction is, what teeny tiny shorts they need to have for PE. Read this. Don't say "yeah I'll read it" and then put it away till the day before. Read it. Highlight bits. Tick bits off when you have bought items. It will make you feel so much more prepared if you get this done before the last week of the holiday. Then you can enjoy your child's first day at school without panicking and screaming at your other half "YOU SHOULD HAVE GOT THE F*CKING SCHOOL BAG!".


Friday, 18 August 2017

How Hungry Horse Saved My Summer Sanity!

Hooray! We are well over half way through the summer holiday! Which is amazing. But with every day I am getting more and more exhausted. I LOVE being with the kids but the combination of working from home, keeping on top of the housework and providing entertainment for twelve hours a day? Is slowly destroying me. So when the Hungry Horse told me about their 'Treat The Family For £15' offer? I knew this could save my sanity the odd day during the next few weeks.


Hungry Horse

Friday, 11 August 2017

9 Reasons You Should Stay At Whitecliff Bay

This summer we were lucky enough to go back and revisit Away Resorts Whitecliff Bay Holiday resort on the Isle of Wight. We stayed for the first time in 2016 and were so excited to be able to return this year. It remains one of my children's all time favourite places to visit so I thought I would chat about nine reasons why we all adore it so much!

Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay

1. Accommodation
This year we stayed in one of the resorts luxury caravans. What struck me at first was that this was no ordinary caravan. With a large spacious living room and master bedroom it contained two toilets and sinks which is ideal when staying with a family. We were provided with towels, miniatures bath products and even a game of monopoly. But the favourite thing for the kids was? Two TVs. Which meant they could watch Tiny Pop whilst Daddy and I watched the news (OK Celebrity Big Brother).

Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay