Straight after breakfast this morning we cranked up the heating and whipped off the nappy. Potty training attempt 1 here we go.... Day 1 went really well. Charlie can hold his wee I'll give him that!! I took off his nappy at 9am and he did his first wee at 12:40! And it was on… Continue reading POTTY TRAINING DAY 1
DOWN TO OUR LAST 5p It's been in the news recently about rising inflation and the increasing cost of living. In order to control our finances we have been setting ourselves a weekly budget - setting a figure which covers food, petrol & outings to playgroup etc. We withdraw that figure in cash for the… Continue reading Down To Our Last 5p | How We Budget
Last week I did a few things I have never done in my life- 1. Travelled to London on the train by myself 2. Walked the streets of london alone 3. Stayed in a hotel by myself 4. Starred in a video that will be one of 4 to air in October for the Let's… Continue reading MUMMY GOES TO LONDON 🇬🇧
Thursday 27th July 2017 It's a lovely sunny day and Charlie, Mummy, Auntie Kim and Baby Eloise are at the swimming pool. "Charlie, lets put our things in this locker and go for a swim" says Mummy. "Nooooooooooooooooo!" cries Charlie, "UP UP!!" Mummy picks up Charlie and explains that we are going to have fun… Continue reading Charlie Goes Swimming
27th July 2017 Yesterday was a rare day spent at home, usually we are up and out not long after breakfast but we do have the odd day with nothing planned except pottering around and seeing where the day takes us. It was a rainy day so that put a stop to any plans of… Continue reading Dear Charlie | When Will Peppa’s Parents Tell Her To Shut The **** Up?
18th July 2017 Just back from our first family holiday in almost 2 years, and I am feeling somewhat re-motivated and refreshed (if not somewhat exhausted - you have your second to last molar coming through and its effecting your sleep). Along with the 'just back from holiday' feeling, I recently read the following extract… Continue reading Dear Charlie | This Is For You
The Mums' Team project is run by Yorkshire Sport Foundation in South & West Yorkshire. It aims to get more people active by recruiting the help of volunteers who are mums. The idea is that mums will inspire other mums, friends & family members to take part in sporting activities and be more physically active.… Continue reading Mums’ Team | Why I Think It’s Brilliant
Compassion and passion, two traits that I value most and that I try to exhibit every day. With recent tragic happenings in the news, one thing that stands out about the response of the majority, is the presence of compassion. Compassion for neighbours, for strangers and for fellow human beings. Events may not effect us… Continue reading COMpassion
Friday 26th May 2017 The day started in the usual way, Mummy came in to your room at 7:15am to be greeted by you bouncing up and down in your cot, you then proceeded to throw your dummy across the room - the definitive signal that you are ready to get out of bed and… Continue reading Dear Charlie | Toddler Adventures 1.0
It's that time of year when I sit down with our bills folder and spreadsheet to review our monthly outgoings. I've always been organised with bills and money, but even more so since we became a one income family. Without knowing your incoming and outgoings you cannot have control over your finances, that is why… Continue reading Financial Health Check | I love a good spreadsheet!