I’m officially a stay at home parent…but don’…

Last week, a brown envelope dropped through the letterbox. It was my P45. I am now no longer employed by the county supply teaching service. Which makes me officially a stay at home mum. I know I’ve effectively been a stay at home parent since B was born ten months…

Living Arrows 3/52 {2019}

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a…

Pondering Playtime // That’s Not My Hedgehog Sensory Painting

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen That’s Not My Hedgehog by Fiona Watt**, and created an engaging sensory painting activity. That’s Not My Hedgehog – What’s the…

The Zog Trail at High Lodge, Thetford Forest

On Sunday, we visited the Zog Trail at High Lodge, Thetford Forest. M received a copy of the Zog book for Christmas, and enjoyed the T.V. adaptation, so we thought she’d like to do the trail, too. The Zog Trail Activity Pack We bought M an activity pack for £3.…

Living Arrows 2/52 {2019}

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a…

Pondering Playtime // ZOG Sticker by Numbers

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen ZOG by Julia Donaldson, and created this easy sticker-by-numbers EYFS activity to go with it. ZOG – What’s the Story? ZOG…

Postpartum Hair Loss: A chat with my hairdresser

Postpartum hair loss seems to be one of those things that most mothers suffer from, but no one really talks about, like the way your boobs feel when your milk comes in, or the fact that postpartum bleeding goes on for-e-ver. I’ve passed the masses-of-hair-clogging-up-the-plughole stage and am firmly in…