My groovy update.

I have had quite a good week and I am pleased with the progress I have made so far. Last week I set myself three aims for the week. The first was to have a heart to heart with my husband which I did and although we have a lot of work to do, the good news is that we both want to try and get the marriage back on track and neither one of us has completely given up. We[Read more]

The sick kit!

Being ill is never nice and for me, it is even worse if it is one of the kids that is ill. When you or someone close is very ill with a sick bug, you can very quickly find yourself up to your eyes in vomit and running around the house like a headless chicken trying to find bowls, clean sheets, tissues and so on.   This happened to me the last time that my little one was  ill with[Read more]

Christmas first aid kit.

Every year I make up a Christmas first aid kit which is basically a box containing everything I think that we will need in case of any minor illness or injury over the Christmas period so that I do not have to be running around to buy things should we fall unwell. The contents of this box need to be tailored to your family, but to give you an idea I have listed the contents of our Christmas first aid kit below.[Read more]

The importance of meal planning.

I think that it is really important to plan your main meals each week in advance for a number of reasons. To start with, it stops you standing in your kitchen with hungry children wondering what on earth you are going to make each night. It can save you money as you know what you need, so helps to avoid impulse buying and it also stops you from turning to take-a-ways when you do not know what to cook. You[Read more]

Summer record sheets.

This is an idea I had when my older two girls were little and we have done it ever since and it’s so simple to do! Every summer holiday I get a sheet of plain A4 paper and write on the top ‘Summer record sheet’. I then draw a line for them to write in the date and then I get them to write about their day, high lighting things that they have particularly enjoyed. I get them to draw[Read more]

Summer holiday booklets.

Every year, once I have planned my summer holidays I make summer holiday booklets for each of my children. Now, these may not be for everyone as they do take a bit of time to make and they really only suit the parents that like to be super organised and those that like a lot of structure to their day. The reason that I like them so much is that my children like to follow a plan and know what[Read more]

Planning for the summer holidays.

For those that read my last post, you will know that I have been busy planning the summer holidays this week. I do not usually leave it this late, but for those of you that are yet to make any plans, there is still time to get things sorted. I thought that it would be good to share how I plan the holidays and give you some ideas to get you started. The first thing that I do is my[Read more]