BEFORE I became a mum, I was a little cynical about Disney shows and the like. I couldn’t see why families would save up for months to take their children to go to Disney World or to see a Disney On Ice show. But then last year I went myself for the first time with Elsie and well, what can I say but the magic got me too! I felt
AS we come to the end of the year, it’s inevitably that time for a little self reflection. I don’t know about you, but for me, once Christmas celebrations are out of the way, I like to use the final days of the year to sit back, reflect and think about the year that’s just gone by and what is possibly to come. For many people January is a bleak
SANTA visits have come on a bit since we were children haven’t they? Gone are the days when you could only meet the main festive man in your local shopping centre or perhaps at primary school if you were lucky. For today, you can meet him in all kinds of places and even over breakfast! Which is exactly what happened to Elsie last weekend (and us!), as we tried out
LIKE so many of you, Elsie and I have been doing all manner of Halloween things this week for half term. On Monday we went pumpkin picking for the first time (which was more fun than I expected!) yesterday we did plenty of Halloween drawings and on Tuesday we made a trip to our local arty place, the Barnsley Civic to see the perfect Halloween performance, The Witch That Couldn’t
TWO days after Elsie started school, we made a flying visit to London. To show her some of the sights and catch up with family and friends.
AS blogging goes, there have been many highlights for me over the years and my recent trip with Optiwell is most definitely up there. Just a few weeks ago, Elsie and I joined a lovely group of parenting bloggers and kids to stay at a luxury family hotel as guests of Optiwell who organised the special event to give us mamas some much appreciated relaxation as part of their new campaign #ThankGoodness.
THERE’S not many people who can claim to be an expert when it comes to parenting or childcare. But on Tuesday, I met one woman who absolutely can. One woman who has helped parents across the world get to grips with more tricky parenting dilemmas than you can shake a stick at. The wonderful Jo Frost, AKA ‘Supernanny’. I was invited to an intimate event at ‘The Library’ (a gorgeous