I have to admit that since Boo was born my husband and I have not had many dates, I think we have been to the cinema twice in the past two and a half years, and both of those were afternoon showings! And we are yet to leave Boo for the evening to go out for a meal.  This is for a number of reasons – mainly, until very recently, I have been breastfeeding, and the last feed we dropped was the before bed feed, which obviously meant I needed to be here for bedtime.

Date Night with Just Us Box - sharing my thoughts on the Stargazing themed Just Us Box

So when I was asked if my husband and I would like to try out a date box from Just Us Box I said I would love too – as it seems like the perfect opportunity for my husband and I to have a date (without having to arrange a babysitter – which is a bonus!) Read More…

I feel like I have had a love/hate relationship with naps for a while… they always seemed to fall right when we were supposed to be doing something or going somewhere, or it took longer to get Boo to nap than she actually napped for! It’s been a few months since Boo dropped her last nap of the day and I must admit it makes our days feel a lot more free though I do miss them sometimes — it didn’t take me long to realise that I really did get a lot done in those hour long naps.

But every now and again Boo clearly needs some extra sleep and so she has a nap in the early afternoon (she usually asks ‘can we watch the cooking on your phone mummy’ so we sit on the sofa and watch the Proper Tasty videos on Facebook – she really loves watching them – maybe it means she is going to be better at cooking than me (we can hope!). She usually only naps for an hour and then I have to wake her up.  As on ‘nap days’ bedtime can be even more of a battle than it normally is. Last week she actually had a couple of nap days so I took this photo. It’s during these naps that I realised that I do miss those quiet parts of the day, when I can watch her sleeping (whilst having a hot cup of tea in peace).

I just love this photo, even though the light is not great, but she just looks so peaceful as she is sleeping (and I know that she will be really grumpy when I wake her up so I enjoy this while it lasts!)

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”  Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrow 33 - Boo sleeping during her afternoon nap

You can see the photo I shared for last week’s Living Arrow here.

Living Arrows

It seems like we haven’t had much of a summer and already everywhere is filled with ‘back to school’! (and then it’s not going to be long before we start hearing about Christmas I am sure!

Colourful Pencil Holder - a fun and simple craft perfect for toddlers and preschoolers

Boo is still too young for school in September but the theme for this month’s Bostik Bloggers is Back to School so I thought Boo and I could have a go at making a bright and colourful Pencil Holder for her to store her pencils and crayons in. Read More…

St John’s Ambulance have teamed up with Boot’s to create a Children’s First Aid Kit. We all know how important it is to have a first aid kit. I am so aware of this as Boo is just so active she never walks anywhere when she can run! (And she just loves to climb).  So when I was asked if I would like to have a look at the new Children’s First Aid Kit I said I would love too!

Children's First Aid Kit Review - my thoughts on the new children's first aid kit from St John Ambulance and Boots

The Children’s First Aid Kit comes with all of the essentials and includes a Children’s First Aid information booklet and the all important bravery stickers! Boo is a huge fan of stickers so I knew that they were going to be a big hit.  As well as the information booklet and the bravery stickers the Children’s First Aid Kit includes: Read More…

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