Why I bought my toddler an iPad

toddler an iPad
Whether to buy a toddler an iPad/tablet/Kindle/whatever-other-devices-I-can't-think-of-right-now is a debate that can rage fiercely between parents. Some horrified by the idea, some giving their newborn an electrical device of some kind. I'm not here to tell you which is right, where the line should be drawn and I'm not even going to put my little toe into the arena of the classic debate: How much screen time is too much screen time? Every family is different, every child is different and it is ... Continue Reading

JULY GOALS + a June round up

July goals
Another month, another set of goals. So in honour of the beginning of July... here are my July goals!   My big goal for June was to spend more time reconnecting with my toddler. Obviously, that is a goal for my life as a whole but after a few busy months I decided I needed to refocus and concentrate on getting down and playing with my boy more! We have been to soft play, we have been to fire station open days, but most importantly we have mostly been playing and doing the things ... Continue Reading

Another month, another trying to conceive disaster

Another month, another period. Another failed month trying to conceive   I apologise to those who are squeamish and think that is far too TMI. You may wish to stop reading if that is how you are feeling. But this month marks yet another unsuccessful cycle and rather than getting used to the pain and disappointment I am finding each and every cycle more and more difficult. You would think a diagnosis of infertility would at least make me expect the worst each time round but no I still find ... Continue Reading

June Goals: Reconnecting with my toddler

June Goals
Ok who stole May, I swear I blinked at all of a sudden we have our second bank holiday of May and we are into June! and into the 6th month of monthly goals! Have you kept your new years resolutions? It was probably all the being in the sun I have been doing. I have a tan I will have you know!   But with the end of a month and the beginning of another, it is time again to reflect on my goals for last month and make some new ones! So if you missed it my goals for May were as ... Continue Reading

#MumLife Raw Tag

I was tagged by my dear Lisa from Pass the Prosecco ... Please  in her #mumlife Raw Tag on youtube. I have seen quite a few mum bloggers do this tag and it was a lot of fun! I then tagged Kate from The Hippy Christian Mum to carry it on.   Here were the questions: 1. In one word describe your day as a mum today 2. What is the most challenging part of connecting with other mums? 3. Share one horrible poo moment that you have had with your child 4. How do you deal with ... Continue Reading

My heart is with Manchester and parents everywhere.

Heart with Manchester
I had a whole load of posts I planned to be writing today about an array of different parenting things but in light of the horrific events in Manchester last night I am finding myself unable to focus. Both last night's tragedy and the news of the poor little girl who died on her school trip to the theme park have left me reeling and in tears for the families of those involved. Parenthood is such a hard battle and one of the joys of this battle is letting your child off free into the world ... Continue Reading