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.

The Very hungry Caterpillar™ Butterfly Kit Review from Insect Lore

June 26, 2019

#Gifted Review We were recently sent the Lore butterfly kit to review.  I was keen to share this nature learning experience with our little ones and also hopeful that it would engage our older children as well.  Did you know that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the much loved Eric Carle story The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ so what better to mark that occasion then…

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Living Arrows 25~52

June 24, 2019

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran Teddy has had a busy week at school, he enjoyed having Dougie come and spend some time with him at school for Father’s Day activities.  Then on Friday he got to show us both what Spanish and music he’s been learning every Friday since the start of Reception.  I…

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My Toddler has Separation Anxiety at 2 years old.

June 20, 2019

After a good old Google session with a much needed caffeine intake I was relieved to read that toddler separation anxiety in 2 year olds is a recognised phase and even up into preschoolers. For the past few weeks Florence has got increasingly clingier with me.   At first I thought it was because TeamStein Daddy was going away a bit more and so she…

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What our Children are Reading Summer 2019

June 19, 2019

Welcome back to another ‘What we are Reading’ update.  You have probably already guessed that as a family of 6 we always have a good collection of books and firm favourites each week. We are pleased with how Finlay and Daisy have really enjoyed reviewing their own books on here and putting their comprehension skills to the test.  I’m also really pleased that they have…

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Living Arrows 24~52

June 17, 2019

  “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran This week was a tiring one for Fin with a week of assessments; we could see by Thursday night those dark circles appearing and a touch of teenager attitude which really isn’t like him.  I don’t think it helps that a certain little person keeps waking the whole…

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Homemade Playdough Recipe with Natural Dyes

June 14, 2019

We have been going a little play dough mad in our house at the moment, with having a lively toddler to play with and then an older sister who loves any kind of sensory play that vaguely resembles slime/putty and also a 5 year old who occasionally likes to get his hands on some dough. I have been knocking up quite a few batches to…

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20 things you should know about spending time with a Toddler.

June 11, 2019

Florence (my fourth) has been a lively, fun loving and sweet natured baby and toddler, however there are days where we just can’t escape the toddler dramas.   With four you may think that we would be experts in parenting and that we should be able to handle the toddler phase without breaking too much of a sweat.  I will let you into a secret,…

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Living Arrows 23-52

June 10, 2019

Living Arrows is a weekly bloggers link up kindly hosted by Donna at ‘What the Redhead Said’ “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran Back to routine and I think we were all ready for it, well I was this time. Although I know that this term is a long busy term, so I’m sure I…

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Living Arrows 22~52

June 3, 2019

Living Arrows is a weekly bloggers link up kindly hosted by Donna at ‘What the Redhead Said’ “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran This week I have learnt that half term week and solo parenting aren’t for the faint hearted! With Dougie away for 8 days we’ve had laughter, cross words and tears. That aside…

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