I am very pleased to introduce a fantastic guest post from blogger Amy from Young Mom Of Two who has come up with 5 ingenious fun indoor activities for toddlers. I can't wait to try out some of these with my two!
When the first spring sunrays come knocking on our doors, every child will rush out on the street to welcome and embrace the beginning of another warm season. Of course, the first period of spring is always tricky and the weather can be deceitful. If it happens that your children get surprised by the sneaky spring showers, it is always a good idea to have a back-up plan. So instead of staring out of the window, waiting for the rain to stop, you could try a more creative approach, such as these few:
A simple and yet fun pastime activity to get you through those gloomy rainy days. All you will need is a shoebox and some junk mail. Decorate the box accordingly and fill it with various letters. This is a great way to exercise your toddlers cognitive abilities, especially their motor skills, but it can also be used as a great leaning tool. Create fun drawings or write simple messages on letters and let your child learn about letters, colours and words through fun and play.
Sometimes we just can't get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food alone. Health Food suppliers Health Plus make a fantastic range of vitamins for all the family and I have a jar of their Supermouse Children's Chewable Multivitamins and Minerals to give away to one lucky reader!
It feels like a lifetime ago we were strapping our girls into the car for their first ride home. With a newborn on the way there are so many preparations underway and so many things to be taking care of; between numerous shopping sprees and getting the house in perfect order, we often tend to forget the most important part of the preparation rituals - checking the car tyres!
Husband and I had a day off on Friday to enjoy a very special wedding in The New Forest. It was just what I needed to unplug from work and really enjoy a child free day together. This is a little snap taken at the table, I love how the light from the giant Gothic window has blown the contrast.
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All has been quiet on the blog this week. That is because it has been chaos.
A few weeks ago I told you all I got a job, which kinda turned into 3 jobs. Well this week they all come together in a clash of madness. Throw in a child who needs yet another visit to A&E and a toddler who decides sleeping in Mummy and Daddy's bed is much more fun and you've got something vaguely resembling my week.
I am shattered and wondering slightly why I got myself into this. But this frenzied affair will no doubt pass and things will settle down. I am hoping to resume normal blog service next week! But Husband did buy me some tulips so let's look at a photo of them and breathe deeply. All together now...
First ice creams of the season. Shame it is going to rain tomorrow...
I think her face says it all. She would not let go of Husband!
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This week's book review is The Accident by C.L.Taylor which I picked up for my kindle app at the bargain price of 99p a few weeks ago.
After walking out in front of a bus Sue's 15yr old daughter Charlotte is in a coma. The doctors don't know why she hasn't woken up yet but Sue does. She has read Charlotte's diary and she knows she had a secret, a secret so bad it was killing her... Now Sue needs to find out what her daughter was keeping from her and how it links to her own past.
We have been sent another lovely box of kid's craft materials from Baker Ross and Little E could not wait to try out the Unicorn Cushion Sewing Kits. She has been off school unwell this week so we had the perfect opportunity to spend some time together crafting.
For over a year now Husband and I have been eating low carb. It was a huge change for us as we had a very pasta heavy diet before. One thing we still struggle with is snacking. It is so easy to grab a high sugar snack which give you an instant pick me up but ultimately cause a crash soon after.
This recipe uses Potter’s Herbals malt extract as a replacement for refined sugar. The sugar in a malt extract is in the form of maltose which means it is excellent for sustaining blood glucose levels. The energy bars have the citrus zing of orange, combined with the sweetness of dried fruits and the nutty tang of peanut butter. The malt, peanut butter and oats all create a slow release energy bar that will keep you energised throughout the day.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.