Prepare For College Or University

Large group of people in black gowns throwing their caps in the air after graduating at university

When it comes to our children, we really only want what is best for them. Often this means that you may want them to continue their education after high school, and study for diplomas and degrees in college or university. However, there may be a few things that you need to think about when it comes to preparing yourself and your child for the next phase in their lives. With that in mind, here are some of the things to[Read more]

Parents guide to cosplay

Girl in cosplay wearing a green short wig and holding a painting of anime characters

What is cosplay? Simply put, cosplay is when you dress up in a costume of a character from a TV show, film, book or game and act like the character. I personally think of it as an extension of acting or performing arts. Dressing up and roleplay has been a hobby for many different people for many years. However, access to the internet and mobile phones has made it much more accessible and therefore more popular over the last two[Read more]

Being a birth partner for my daughter

New born baby boy in a white sleep suit

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby and having a discussion with my mother about ladies who have their mums in the birthing room with them when they are giving birth. At that time, I thought that it was absolutely terrible to have your mother as a birth partner, as did my mother as well. I guess it depends on the kind of relationship that you have with your children and also if your children have birthing[Read more]

Our wildlife (nature) study

In September we kicked off our home school with a wildlife study topic. I thought that we would share with you how we got on.  We had loads of fun learning about wildlife, looking at birds, owls, foxes, badgers, butterflies, hedgehogs, and squirrels. We used notebook templates to help guide our learning which you can grab from my freebie library if you would like. If you have not been in my freebie library before then just sign up for my[Read more]

Turning 39, Halloween and more

3 images - 1 = myself and my daughter dressed up for Halloween. 2 = The back of my husband pushing the pram with our grandson inside through a corn maze. 3 = Ed Sheeran puppet

Welcome to my October 2019 news! Another busy month with lots going on, here is my news. Home school Our home school topic was autumn so we were looking at seasonal changes, why leaves change colour, why the clocks go back and why we celebrate Halloween. As well as what fruit and veg are in season etc. We made a courgette cake and a pumpkin pie which Faith was not keen on but I loved. We also made an apple[Read more]

101 Goals in 1001 days!

Phone, pens, highlighters, timetable ready to plan some goals

Please note that this post contains affiliate links, so should you click on them and then choose to make a purchase I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. 40 by 40 In 2014 I set myself the challenge of completing 40 goals by the time that I turned 40 and I have not done that well with it! I have completed 18 of the 40 goals and I have just under a year left until[Read more]

Introducing Your Little Ones To Mother Nature

Lake surrounded by fields and mountains in the background

Starting a family is such a beautiful experience. Being a parent means that you get to introduce your little ones to so many amazing things and get to see their smiles grow as they learn each day. In today’s society, one of the most important skipped introductions in youngsters is to mother nature, as from an ever-smaller age children are grasping onto smartphones and spending an extraordinary amount of time indoors. If you want to ensure that your little ones[Read more]

November idea list

Pad and pen. Chalk board with thought bubble drawn on and a light bulb in the bubble indicating an idea

Welcome to the November Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on. Also, if you follow me on Instagram I add each day’s idea to my story to help people keep track of the list.   Friday 1st: Buy occasion cards needed for December (and this month too[Read more]

Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Review

3 images which contain - 1. Ed Sheeran puppet. 2. Photograph of the back of Ed Sheeran looking at the castle on the hill. 3. Man and woman looking at one of the exhibits in the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition.

We recently visited the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition which is in Christchurch mansion. This is a free exhibition but you do need to book free tickets to attend to avoid overcrowding. Opening dates for the display The exhibition is smaller than I thought it would be but it was still very interesting to see a glimpse into Ed’s journey from a young child to world wide superstar! Personally, I am not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan (I do[Read more]

Four Fun Halloween Crafts

A autumn tree art, a paper tree, Halloween cards and a Halloween mask

The lovely people from Viking sent us some craft bits to help us get crafty for Halloween. We love to craft as it is a low cost activity which can fill an afternoon and the look of pride that kids show when they have finished and they are showing off what they have made is priceless. You do not need to be a great artist either (I am most certainly not!). These four Halloween crafts are really simple to make[Read more]