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 Spirt of Santa – The girl who didn’t know whether to believe….!

December 12, 2019

Last year our daughter who was to turn 10 years old on Christmas Eve was questioning the magic of Christmas.  Of course being in Year 5 in primary this is the age where you expect that they start to become non-believers.  The word around the classroom is all about more elaborate presents such as tablets and game consoles being brought by parents and the shift…

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Yorkshire Days Out over the Christmas Holidays.

December 9, 2019

Yorkshire Days out over Christmas 2019 If you’re planning on being in the Yorkshire area for the Christmas holidays, then here is a list of ideas for spending a few hours or all day out the house to break up the much needed rest days at home over the festive period. Wensleydale Railway Polar Express  This Christmas experience is unlike any other. Brought to you…

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Living Arrows 49~52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran •Gifted press trip mentioned This week the Christmas craziness was starting to set in.  With a long to do list, it has been a pretty tiring week.  I’m sure that most households are also feeling the same way and craving to swap to do lists for enjoying Christmas instead.…

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Wensleydale Railway The Polar Express Train Ride Review

This Christmas experience is unlike any other. Brought to you by the organisers of the number 1 voted Polar Express in the World, Wensleydale Railway hosts THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride new for 2019. Nestled in one of the prettiest parts of the Yorkshire Dales is Wensleydale Railway. Arrive at the Leeming Bar services Polar Express Park and Ride complete with your pyjamas on, and you…

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Christmas Story Books

December 4, 2019

Welcome to our ‘what we are reading’ blog round up and this time it’s our festive version. This month it’s all Christmas story books for little ones, so apologies if you’re looking for tween and teen reads.   The older two have enjoyed reviewing their books regularly on here themselves, but with a busy few weeks, you will have to wait until the New Year…

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Living Arrows 48~52

December 2, 2019

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran The last week of November went by just the same as the rest of the November weeks, fast..! A pretty normal, uneventful week, which sometimes is much needed! We were told by Florence’s nursery that she’s settling in well and is no longer crying when I drop her off…

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Last Minute Christmas Prep Checklist

December 1, 2019

This month’s ‘How to be an Organised Family’ post is again dominated by Christmas and so is renamed aptly the last minute Christmas prep checklist! For November I gave you lots of tips on getting ahead ready for the month of December so you can try and sit back and enjoy Christmas more.  There is nothing worse than feeling like the only one in your…

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Simple Christmas Gingerbread Men Recipe

One thing I love in the run up to Christmas is that shift from spending time outdoors to having more time indoors and that urge to hibernate and bake. Festive baking has all the hygge feels with comforting aromas of spices such as ginger, clove and cinnamon.  I love a Christmas recipe that I can whip up quickly by myself if in a rush, or…

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Easy Baby and Toddler Christmas Activities

We have recently brought our tuff tray back into the house for some much needed sensory play time.  This has led to thinking of ways to entertain my littles and to encourage some playtime together, as well as independent play and fun festive easy baby and toddler Christmas activities!  This post has some sensory, creative and everyday ways to entertain young children at home or…

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