Christmas Prep & Writing

December has in the past meant a drastic increase in my writing as I have blogged about my Alternative Advent Calendar with my boys, this year however I have not found the time or energy to write a single post about it, I have made it as far as taking a couple of photos and…

My First Book Review: Finding Dory

This is my first ever book review, I am equal parts nervous and excited, I have been trying to challenge myself to write more, my blog has as ever been neglected for a few months again, writing is definitely and up and down with me, I have so much to say and love to compose…

Officially not registered for school!

So awesome that today was the cut off date for applications for primary school for our eldest, as it was also the smoothest day for Homeschooling or just my boys in general,ever. Two boys under 5 with very different needs and abilities generally means someone gets upset or bored at some point during the day…

Alternative Advent Calendar: An exercise a day day 3

Firstly I have decided not to blog about my other two alternative calendars, I will be keeping them going, Christmas prep needs doing and the boys absolutely love the treasure hunt and the new book each day, but I am Finding it hard to write one post with all three in it, I keep forgetting…

Advent day 2 update and realisation (5 calories! Really?)

Very happy to report I doubled my target of 30 seconds Plank, yay for me! The Plank is definitely and exercise I need to do to build my code strength, I am loving being back at pole dancing classes, but have realised that my core strength is shot after time off whilst pregnant with D…

Alternative Advent Calendar 2nd December

Today’s advent hunt for the boys was for wooden playfood I bought yesterday while out with the boys and my Mum We had a lovely time (not without the odd stressful moment but think that’s a given really), but wow my boys are too old to go shopping with anymore! D wanted every balloon we…

Alternative Advent calendar 1st December

My finished Advent bags for the boys and my non alcoholic mulled wine in the background (still Breastfeeding D so none of the real stuff for me again this year). The 1st of December snuck up on me so the boys are having an edible treat today, a pack of Goodies alphabet biscuits each, as…

Alternative advent calendar 2015 preparation begins

I had always planned on making a traditional Advent calendar for my children, before I was even pregnant with our first little boy. Well last year life got in the way and I had not made one in time for Christmas, L was 2 years old (coming up for 3) and it was our first…

Out of Sync with my children – Reset day needed

Stress, my stress, my boys stress and by extension my (self-employed working from home) husbands stress, it all seamed very out of sync recently, Baby D (who is officially now a toddler not a baby!) was not napping properly, L was getting super abstinent about getting dressed in the morning to go out to groups,…

Making jam tarts with toddler tomorrow

My writing warm up blog post today was going to be about upcycling packaging from amazon (ludicrous amounts for the tinniest item so plenty of materials to play with) into toddler art wrapping paper and underwater scenes, but whilst search the pictures on my computer I realised the one I want was on my phone…

Crafts, party prep and homeschooling fun

Its been a few weeks since I last posted, two children and Christmas is not a combination for spare time to write, but is definitely a recipe for fun, lots of fun, Baby D’s first christmas, he was rather oblivious to most of it but as ever was happy cuddled up with mummy in the…

Alternative advent calendar 21st Dec

My blogging every day did of my alternative advent calendars did not last as long as I had hoped but if truth be told it lasted longer than I thought it would. I have kept up with L’s advent scavenger hunt, he has loved it so much, I am so proud that over the days…