Christmas Advent

Not sure if I am the only one here; but are chocolate advent calendars a little boring now? And what is it with the ridiculous prices of these cardboard boxes with the smallest chocolates in?? Especially the character version ones aimed at young children with the no named chocolate that isn't the most appetising!   So in this house over the...
heating, help, tips, cold
  As I write this, there has just been an announcement on the news saying tonight will be the coldest evening of the year, and things could get a lot worse before they get better. And having stepped outside for a few minutes, I can confirm it is brass monkeys. So, what better time to do a little research on...
Ah that time when you need to start training your child to go the toilet or potty. I don’t think training is the right phrase as it sounds like training your dog...Anyway... Tips on how best do it can be quite difficult as every child is different but I remember just always having the potty out for my son to...
  I cried, I was feeling low, I told myself this is it, its time to say goodbye. I can’t take feeling like this anymore. The devil inside kept telling me they would be better without you, you serve no purpose in this life. My head was like a thunderstorm, lots of black clouds, thunder, lightening and the dark thoughts...
Before the little ones came along life seemed like a breeze. You could jaunt off to any place at any time with minimal thought and a breezy, carefree attitude. Nowadays, travelling seems like a burden; with a million and one things to remember. You are in charge of keeping a tiny human (sometimes several tiny humans) entertained for a...
In many ways, London is the perfect destination for a day out with your family. There’s simply so much to do there, and you can get around the city so easily if you know what you’re doing. But what actually makes the perfect family day out in London? That’s what we’re going to attempt to answer right now so...
books, selfie, reading
The well known books will always be favourites such as “Room on the Broom” and “Stick Man”. But what about all the other books, because let’s face it, there’s a lot but not all make it to our homes and just end up making there way to the back of the shelves in the shops and never seen again. We...
vintage, old, decor, furniture, wallpaper
Decorating your home in a vintage theme can give it a much more luxurious look, and help it to feel far more expensive than it actually is. That being said, you need to make sure you plan meticulously if you want to decorate your home in a way that takes you back in time. Here are some ideas you can...
bedroom ideas, childrens bedroom, storage ideas, bedroom storage
Both of our children already have so many toys between them and yet we still seem to be collecting more. We all do it, we're all guilty of over purchasing to some extent, and we're all guilty of letting all the toys stack up, both old and new, most of them getting forgotten about. We live in a throw...
face painting north east, BFLF, events north east, bonded warehouse, rave, family event, things to do in the north east, north east,
Who loved the 90s? Or even better who loved a good rave back in the day? All that partying stopped since the kids came along? Well problem solved - the company Big fish Little Fish gives you the opportunity to get that rave feeling but in a family orientated environment. I mean obviously you cant sink numerous pints and...
Mental health, its just a word, don't let it define you The main reason for getting the help I needed was the simple fact that I needed someone to talk to, someone who didn't know me to share my background with and try to get to bottom of me feeling unwell. Deep down I think knew the reasons but I...
Even before I had kids I was always told “when you have kids, watch out for those terrible twos” but as I was too young I never really witnessed anyone with children to be able to see it with my own eyes. But I always thought to myself, what are the terrible twos. Are they really that bad. Or is...
home, new home, house, sunderland, gentoo house, new build,
When life was simple and all wee needed was a little 2 bed bungalow. If I rewind back a bit to give you a little background story. I bought my first house when I was only 19 years old, a little bungalow in the centre of a old pit village, It really was a perfect house for us, and a brilliant...
People who read my blog know I love children books, I love reading them to my son and love finding new books. We have a ridiculous amount of books stacked up in his room – its like having a mini library. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); But one collection of books we have is a throwback...
obese, sweets, fat, chubby,
Can your remember going to grannies and grandads after school or on a weekend and all they seem to do is feed you biscuits and cake? Ah the good old times. The only time you got away with eating bad food. As a child you think it's the best. But in reality, did it do us more harm than good? Does...
How many of us parent have a child who sleeps in the bed with us? Its brilliant isn’t it? We have so much room....   I’m quite lucky in a way as my son doesn’t always do it, he is in a bad routine that I just cannot seem to break. We moved house when he was 1 year old but we...
Travelling with your family is fantastic. It’s a great chance to bond and create shared memories; it means you’ve always got someone there next to you and it's wonderfully good fun. Travelling with young children is different, but in many ways better. Children see the world through such innocent adventurous eyes; they just want to rush around and get...
Being an adult and most importantly being a parent means you have to make some very very big decisions. our newest decision is Z nursery choice. Z was in a under 3 nursery where he went in 3.5 hours a day 5 days a week and it cost us £57 the reason for this was because of his birthday, as...

Baby Nursery build

Let’s talk about children’s bedrooms and some dad hacks. What ideas did you have for your children’s bedrooms when you found out you were expecting? Or as your children are growing and their tastes ever changing. I now have 2 children, one 3 years old and one 10 weeks old. Baby E is still in our roomat the moment so the nursery...
The modern world of toys still baffles me, the cheap and nasty plastic crap that’s in shops is terrible, but that isn’t the only problem – it’s the price too. Far too many toys on the market now are just way over priced in my eyes. What’s even worse are the themed toys, like the ones that are based on...