The Ordinary Moments...Learning To Read

We all know that when our children start school that it wont be long until they are able to read. And then it happens and its a shock. A shock that all o a sudden they can read. Whether it be one word, a short sentence, a whole book...



Home/Blogging Office Wishlist

Since I started blogging it has been me, on the sofa, with my laptop on my knee and my planner lost among the crap coffee table! The monsters steal my pens never to be seen again and my post is scattered around the house hiding, so I thought it was about time to jazz up a corner of the 'middle room' and invest in a little bloggy office, so here are some of the bits and bobs I have found that would make my perfect home office....


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #62

Sorry it took me a while to comment last week, but hey I got their eventually right!


Family Meal Plan #12







Spinach and 3 Cheese Cannelloni




Top Tip: If you have left over bits and bobs in the fridge Google put the ingredients in the search bar and recipes will come up, this will save wastage. (This is what I have done and found the Moussaka recipe this week, which will cost us the price of a bag of green lentils and saves wastage from unused food!)




The Week That Was...18th-24th January 2016

I've been writing these posts for a long time now, but for 2016 I've given them a spring clean AND there' also now a link up for all off your diary/journal type posts!


Cooking With Kids. Cheese and Apple Loaf

We have finally started back at cooking class with the girls. We took a (quite long) break due to starting back at school and well I got lazy in the things I did with the monsters. I really do recommend if you have a local kids cooking class that you are able to attend then go check it out! We got a FREE class at our local Sure Start...This week we made cheese and apple loaf. The monsters enjoyed this warm just out of the oven the most...

5 Ideas For...Places To Visit In London During 2016

Would you believe me if I told you that up until last February I had NEVER visited London. Since last February we have been 4 times and its never enough! There is so much to see and do that I think we could visit for a weekend every month and we would still have missed somewhere! So I hopped over to my Britmums sponsors KidRated to check out the 5 top rated Kids Attractions (click on the links to read REAL kid reviews!)....


Review. Gro-Clock by The Gro Company

Late last year we had BIG problems getting Evie to stay in be any later than 5.30, he was waking everyone else in the house up and to be honest this resulted in a pretty miserable house as everyone was tired! So when The Gro Company got in touch and asked if we would like to review the Gro-Clock of course I aid yes!



Make It. DIY Chocolate Box. #BostikBloggers

We have been busy thinking about things we can make ahead of St. Valentines Day next month, the lovely people from Bostik send us a box of craft goodies to get us started and we decided to make these cute chocolate box (oh and we made the chocolate's too! 


We Are Official Geronimo Children's Festival Ambassadors!

One of my favourite things about January is planning all of the exciting things we are going to get up to this year. One of the things I really want to do is attend a family festival so imagine my delight when we were asked to be official ambassdors for Geronimo...


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #61

Thank you to everyone for linking last week, we had a great week and some newbies join us (hello!) and some old faces returned too...


Rainy Day Fun with Snazaroo.

TThere's nothing worse than bored kids...actually yes there is, bored kid on a rainy cold winters day! So when Snazaroo got in touch and asked us if we would like to try some of their face painting products of course I said yes, I thought it would be an awesome way to brighten up the cold (and rainy) days of winter.....


5 Ideas For...Slow Cooker Minced Beef Recipes

One thing we always have in the freezer is minced beef, but its always saved for the same old lasagna or the same old shepherds pie. So I have been searching around for some fresh new ideas and seeing as its winter and the season of the slow cooker here are my 5 favourite recipes I came across...



My 10 Mummy Confessions

Its 2016! And seeing as my goal this year is to film 2 uploads a week, its 2 weeks in and I haven't filmed 1 video...oopps...so I thought I would join in with Vlog Stars to ease me back into it! This months theme is 10 mummy confessions...



12 Months Of Improvement.

So this year I have decided to focus on 1 thing a month, to hopefully get into a routine with it so that its easier to continue with them. (Thanks to Mrs Meldrum for the inspiration!)


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #60

Thanks to everyone who came by last week, I really enjoyed everyone's posts. And also thanks to everyone who joined in with the #MyToddlerLearns hashtag on Instagram. 


The Week That Was...4th-10th January 2016

I've been writing these posts for a long time now, but for 2016 I've given them a spring clean AND there' also now a link up for all off your diary/journal type posts!



Family Meal Plan #10

One of my resolutions this year is to meal plan every week. We save so much money when I plan, so I really need to crack on and stick with it!




Blogging Goals 2016

So last year my blogging goals were pretty succesful! So I am hoping 2016 is just as great! This year I am setting a couple of monthly goals too. 


Review. Party Time with Party Bags and Supplies

Way back in October we celebrated Elsie's 2nd birthday and the lovely people from Party Bags and Supplies got in touch and asked if we would like to take our pick from their MASSIVE range...

Activity Time. Build A Snowman Creation Station.

Last year our little town missed out on all the snow! It seemed like the whole of the UK had now but somehow Skegness missed out completely! This year, thanks to Frozen, all the monsters want to do is build an Olaf snowman unfortunately it doesn't look like we will be getting snow anytime soon so I have set up a mini creation station so they can make some snowmen and a little snowy scene so they can add their snowman to the display...


5 Ideas For...Transforming Your Home In 2016

The new year is a great opportunity for a fresh start, whether it be working your way towards a new career or transforming your lifestyle for the better. When the new year comes around, many of us look to our homes and see if there are any ways to refresh the tired looking decor without having to do a complete overhaul, and a bit of redecorating can be a great way to renew your home and have it feeling fresh and new again. Here are some ideas for redecorating your home in the New Year, room by room.




Easy DIY WWII Land Girl Costume

Ellie has been learning about World War 2 at school and had a curriculum day where they dressed up as someone from the WWII years. We looked online for a costume and we couldn't find anything that jumped out at us, it was all the same 2 costumes and she wanted something different so we decided to go for a DIY land girl. Here is how we did it...

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #59

I should start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so excited for the things that 2016 will bring...one of my 'Mummy' resolutions is to start doing more activities with Elsie, so my links up now will be truely Toddler Approved! (Elsie was 2 at the end of October) I can't wait to get some new ideas from you all...


The Week That Was Linky

One of my most favourite posts to look back at are my weekly updates, because these are the posts the monsters will look back on, sort of an online diary with photos if you like. Then when my blogging bestie Beth (Twinderelmo) said they were her fave kind of posts to read we decided to come up with a link up and so The Week That Was (The Link Up) has been born...


Activity Time. Snowy Sensory Tray

Our first activity of 2016 a super simple and easy winter sensory tray turned small world play tray.



My Toddler Learns. January.

I really want to start doing activities with Elsie like I used to with Evie and Jenson.  I'm going to try monthly themes as inspiration...




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