TeamStein Mummy

Hi I'm Charlotte, a Yorkshire Mummy of 4 Children ranging from teens to littles. I'm very passionate about sharing our outnumbered family life through our love of exploring the outdoors, learning through play activities and my desire for an organised and homely lifestyle. I love nothing more than a cup of coffee whilst planning our next adventure, seasonal activity or home and lifestyle project.

Zero Pumpkin Waste this Halloween

October 16, 2019

Last year it was scarily predicted that the UK will bin 8 million pumpkins after Halloween, the equivalent of enough pumpkin pie to feed the entire nation!  Almost 58% of consumers buy pumpkins to hollow out and carve, only a third of whom bother to cook the leftover but edible innards, according to the annual #PumpkinRescue campaign. So with more than half of buyers binning the…

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Ecocobox Subscription Box Review for Mums

October 15, 2019

*Gifted Review* The moment I unwrapped the brown paper from around the very pretty illustrated box I was really intrigued by the delivery of my ecocobox pamper hamper. There is something still exciting as an adult getting a surprise package with numerous items in it, it reminds me of that Christmas Day feeling I had as a child!   I straight away got the feel…

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Living Arrows 41~52

October 14, 2019

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran It’s been a funny old week and I’m not really sure exactly why. I think maybe it’s down to the fact we’re all pretty exhausted and with Flo, Teddy and Daisy all under the weather it’s been a little testing at times.  We’re all it seems, even me, pretty…

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Autumnal Kids Books

October 8, 2019

We love seasonal reading and often find that books with an Autumn theme usually are beautifully illustrated and so I sometimes find that they have to sneak into our kids’ bookshelves! This post is a mixture of books that we have loved for a while, sourced ourselves recently or I have chosen them to review on a gifted basis. I have added a * to those…

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Living Arrows 40~52

October 7, 2019

How is it that we’re already past the three quarters of the year marker and I’m writing the 40th Living Arrows?! It’s been a very mixed week for us. The children are definitely showing real signs of term time fatigue, so it’s been testing at times. That said, there have been some lovely moments shared throughout the week also. I haven’t really taken many pictures…

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Living Arrows 39~52

September 30, 2019

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran It’s been a wet Autumnal week in this house.  It’s been filled with entertaining Florence  with swimming and playing whilst tying to squeeze a few jobs in between having fun with her.  I’m looking forward to setting into a new routine next week of having her start nursery for…

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How to be an Organised Family in October

Wow, where has the year gone, it seems like yesterday I was writing my monthly organisation for the start of the year.  October is such a beautiful time of year where fruits are in abundance the leaves are falling and we all feel the need to start getting cozy.  There is certainly plenty to start thinking about and organising for ready for October Half term,…

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October Meal Plans

September 29, 2019

Welcome to my October edition of what is on our meal plans.  This month it’s all about Autumnal recipes that make us feel cozy and with harvest in mind.  I am loving the Half Baked Harvest account on Instagram and have read so many of her lovely recipes online the past few weeks, so my meal plan has several from her site.  In particular the…

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Autumn Picnics

I love to visit local playgrounds and parklands during the week with Florence but also as a whole family at the weekends and in holidays. As a family of 6 we find eating out/buying snacks can be pretty expensive and unnecessary, so we like to take our own food and drink to most paces we visit. It means we also don’t get too stressed about…

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