Perpetual Tiredness

I have reached the point when tiredness and stress appears to have taken over. It is now affecting me in many ways. Any mum will identify with opening your eyes in the morning and feeling as though you have not enjoyed a wink of sleep. Trudging through days with low energy is the domain of the mum with young kids. Nothing new here. But I no longer have children who wake constantly through the night. My body is past the rigours of producing milk 24/7. Most nights, I am in bed by 10pm (sometimes a little later) and I wake again around if not before 7am. This is 8 hours of sleep. It’s hardly ever unbroken sleep but for the regular person, it should absolutely be enough to wake feeling reasonably refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But that’s not how I wake up. On good days, I can wake with… View Post

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Hape Sights and Sounds Railway Set Review

Wooden railway sets are a classic toy that children love to play with. The Hape Sights and Sounds Railway Set is a fantastic wooden railway set with a musical twist. The Hape Sights and Sounds Railway Set is perfect for younger children, age 18 months plus. It is bright and colourful and really engages them. It is perfectly suited to a toddlers attention spans. The railway set is made up of 19 pieces. Three of them are music related, there are two trees, a train which is made up of three carriages and the front of the train – which doubles up as a whistle. Perfect for blowing before the train sets off on its travels. The music elements of the train set gives toddlers the opportunity to explore their creativity whilst using their imagination playing with the trains. When the train goes over the xylophone and the little cymbals… View Post

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August in a Nutshell

August has been and gone and E is now back at school. I remember thinking to myself that the six weeks school holidays is such a long time. Looking back at it the time went by super quick. We have had an interesting summer holidays, we haven’t done a lot really but as a whole we have had a nice time. This month I have however failed to take many photos. At the start of the month we took it easy, had a lot of play days in the sunshine. Even on the cooler days we made time to head down to the beach and have some fun. E loves the hat and sunglasses that we were sent earlier in the month. We had a couple of days out during the school holidays. The first day trip was to Dartmoor Zoo, we haven’t been there before. Its a lovely little… View Post

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Back to School – Year Two

Here is the obligatory back to School post. I cant believe my little girl has started year two. It really doesn’t seem that long ago since she started reception. We have had a great summer holidays, there have been a few cheeky moments from E, some boredom which I think is good for a child – gives them the chance to use their imagination. There have been a few day trips and then a trip to see family in Derby. So we have been quite busy. I can frequently be heard saying that E has so many toys and yet she doesn’t play with anything. She has made me eat my words these last few weeks by playing with most of her toys. Her imagination has truly come alive. I have had my moments of wishing she was going back to school, but now it’s actually here I wish she wasn’t… View Post

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Giggle Wiggle Game Review

Giggle Wiggle is a fun game that twist’s, turns, jiggles about and plays a samba type tune. Giggle Wiggle is a super fun game that will appeal to all ages. The aim of the game is to place all of your coloured balls onto Giggle Wiggles hands to win. Its sounds easy but it’s not when it decides to twist, turn and sends your balls flying. The game comes with a Giggle Wiggle caterpillar, base, 28 coloured balls, sticker sheet and instructions. It requires three AA batteries. The game requires assembly that literally takes seconds. It is easy to disassemble, making it easy to store back into the box when the game isn’t in use. Before you play the game you need to put all the coloured balls onto the trays. There are seven balls of each colour, but only six are needed. Extra balls are always handy in case any go… View Post

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