At the beginning of 2016 I will start life as a mum of two, to a newborn and an active toddler, to prepare myself for this I have decided I need a good rucksack, so I can be hands free and move quick! I was looking for something a bit different for a while then I came across the Elwood backpack by Tiba and Marl, this a new company formed by two mums that were previous buyers at TopShop and Kurt Geiger. I ordered the Tiba and Marl Elwood rucksack in Leopard print and it comes with the following
Many parents will relate to struggle that is sleep. Whether it’s getting the little one to snooze a full 4 hours in a row, or adjust to a 6.00am start rather than the 5:30am (or God forbid even earlier!), bed time, for some, is a battleground where only the strongest of wills survives.
We have used every trick imaginable – from changing napping patterns in the day, to pushing back bedtime, to no naps – trying out different theories in order to reach that holy grail of 7 to 7 sleeping. If you can name it, chances are we have tried it. Despite our most herculean efforts, we were always up at 5am. Daily. It’s seriously depressing when waking up at 6am is now considered a lie-in.
Then, a friend of mine recommended a Gro-Clock. A little gadget by the Gro company (Link: http://gro.co.uk/gro-clock) that helps to sleep train young children.
When we first started potty training our toddler, Joe, I ended up staying indoors for a full day or so. Stressed out by the constant mad-dash between activities and the toilet, we ended up confined to our home.
I happened to be meeting up with my sister, who had potty trained two children and was working on her third and youngest that same week. We were out and about when my niece said the magic words. My sister immediately produced a PotettePlus – a foldable, plastic and child-sized toilet seat with plastic legs that could just as easily be placed on the ground in a park as on the average toilet seat. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago we went to a Thomas day out day at Spa Valley Railway, it was great we boarded a steam train and went for a little trip along the tracks. The trains are dressed up as the characters in the books with convincing faces on the front of them. The fat controller was there chatting to all the kids, mainly scaring them, and when you think about it he is not the nicest man in the books. Continue reading
Some thing’s work, some thing’s don’t, here’s my list
Things that work
Every parent has a survival kit in some shape or form, here is mine
– Tea, can’t live without it
– Chocolate, I never used to eat that much, always been a savoury kind of person. I was chatting to a younger, childless, carefree girl the other day and she said “I don’t really drink tea or eat Chocolate” my response was “you’ll replace cigarettes and booze with Tea and Chocolate when you have kids”
– YSL Baby doll mascara, YSL Touche Eclat, Neal’s Yards Wild rose beauty balm, a small rose tinted Vaseline pot, Maybelline eye liner and a small mirror. Continue reading