A Weekly News Update

Summer Term Start

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“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

I’m really enjoying Donna’s weekly link up, and feel it’s really motivated me to update you on my weekly news.

Last week was a wet and chilly start to the Summer term! Yet it was still a motivating and quick start to the new term.  Daisy was bright and breezy all week, with talks of new friendships and a desire to join in another after school club.  She also enjoyed making wartime biscuits and learning all about WW2.  So her week was topped off by being star of the week, for her attitude to learning and giving 100%.

Teddy wrote his full name for the first time, and my it had a lovely little flourish to it!

Finlay just quietly and happily got on with his first week, looking forward to some lazy screen time at the weekend that he has enjoyed on our slow starts in the holidays.

As for Florence I think she may just have enjoyed having Mummy all to herself when Teddy was in preschool!


Mummy Stuff, Product Reviews

Naipo Shiatsu 3D Rotating Massager Review

I have suffered with back problems since I was 25, following a fall on a slightly inebriated night out in Marbella with the girls!  A distant memory of my carefree days just before I settled into married life.  My back has played up since then here and there, so I just have to remind myself  to be careful when lifting, bending or jumping about.

These days my main aches and pains come more from my neck and shoulders rather than my lower back, mainly a result to feeding and carrying Florence.  I’m often found cooking dinner with a child hanging off my hip, as us Mums know its hard to get through the witching hour without a small person attached to us. Continue reading “Naipo Shiatsu 3D Rotating Massager Review”

Mummy Stuff, YouTube Videos

My latest Parenting/Lifestyle Videos

Here are some of my latest YouTube uploads –

A Back to Routine video, with a special Naipo delivery!

Continue reading “My latest Parenting/Lifestyle Videos”

Family Reading Recommendations, Parenting, Preschool and Toddler Age, Tween Stuff

What We Are Reading Round-up!

This year our “what we are reading’ round up will slightly change in the fact the kids are going to write here their own book reviews. This will cut out my grown-up take on the books and also encourage some basic comprehension skills in our Tweens. Continue reading “What We Are Reading Round-up!”

Baby Parenting, Mummy Stuff, YouTube Videos

Florence’s Spring Wardrobe 2018

You may think that Florence being the fourth baby would have an extensive wardrobe of hand me downs, well unfortunately after Teddy who we thought would be our last was born we offloaded the majority of baby and toddler clothes to friends and charity. Continue reading “Florence’s Spring Wardrobe 2018”

A Weekly News Update

Daddy was at Home!

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“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

After a busy week hosting and wrangling four kids by myself, we were all very ready to have Dougie home for a week.  We decided not to have a break away this Easter, as we are currently sticking to a stricter budget.  I also made the decision to not shell out on too many expensive days out, as we have fallen into this trap before when staying at home.  This was made easier by the weather at the start of the week, which wasn’t enticing us to do much other than get on our wellies and make the most of the puddles! Continue reading “Daddy was at Home!”

A Weekly News Update

Egg-citing Weekend – Our family Easter!

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“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

I’m really enjoying linking up with Donna on her living arrows link up, I just wish I could organise myself a little better to be a bit earlier with my posts! Something to work on after the holidays, methinks!

Last week was all about family visiting.  A lot of our family haven’t seen our new home yet so we were all really excited to do some hosting over the Easter week.

First we had our big boy’s 12th Birthday. This number makes me nearly as emotional as the run up to secondary school, as this is his final year before becoming a teenager, such a big milestone that I’m not sure I’m ready for, but that’s another blog post for the future.  For now I’m going to relish the fact he wanted to spend the day with his own family at the local trampoline park and had a lovely meal out at the end of the day.  He loves everything Lego and was lucky to have some lovely presents and cards from friends and family, and has watched umpteen movies on these rainy days on his portable DVD player that we bought him.

Easter Weekend came and we had an extended family gathering at our house, the kids were so excited and mucked in making the table extra long and tidying up ready for our guests.  The presence of my brother always makes the kids excited and at the end of a busy fun day we were all gathered round their favourite film Paddington 2 with lots of chocolate!

It makes you realise how important it is for the kids to spend quality time with family members that don’t nag them like we do!