17 Sep 2014

Our 8am - The Gallery 200

This week's Gallery Prompt at from the lovely Tara over at Sticky Fingers is 8am. I cannot believe we have reach 200 gallery posts. And I still haven't missed one yet.

This week we are in Disneyland Paris, so the picture I thought would be most appropriate was taken at 8am on Monday morning at Glasgow airport. This is just before we got on our flight. We were all so excited. This is not our usual 8am, but one I will treasure for ever. I'll see all your 8am's when I get back.

14 Sep 2014

Review And Giveaway Of the Awesome Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls

My favourite toy when I was a little girl was my Sindy dolls. I loved them and I had the house, I played with them for hours. What I liked about Sindy was she was down to earth, she looked like she'd be a nice person if you met her in real life. I hated Barbie, she looked too skinny and nasty. Well, that's what I told my mum anyway. When I had a girl of my own and even the boys, I wanted a doll that was down to earth, realistic, would be a good person to talk too and who'd be a good role model. Then I met her. Her name was Lottie Doll.


Silent Sunday - Week 37

Silent Sunday Bag

13 Sep 2014

Would You Use A Family Locator App like Folr?


I am always worried about my children, more so when they are not with me. Now they are still quite young that they never really go out of my sight, YET! Even when out playing, they are just across the road and my neighbour texts me. However, Lucas is coming up for 8 this year and yes that's still young, but he will want to be a bit more independent and I want to be prepared for it. He doesn't have a phone, but I'm sure he will get a phone as he gets older. Would I put a Family Locator App like the one Folr have designed? Truthfully? Yes I would.

12 Sep 2014

Encouraging Children to Read - Making A Bookmark

We've been back to school for quite a few weeks now and Tyler is reluctantly getting on with his homework. He thinks once he's done school, he's done with work. Which is fair enough, but it's good to see what they are doing at school and encouraging the learning to continue at home. One thing I am keen to nurture with my children is a love of reading. Encouraging children to read can be challenging at time. It's good to pick a book out together and something at their level and interested in. Also a great way to get them wanting to read something is for them to have their very own bookmark. We made our own bookmark together, Tyler loved this craft and couldn't wait to try it out.

I love to read and couldn't imagine a world without books. My husband isn't as keen a reader and I would like my children to love to read too. For now they do, but it's all about keeping them interested. We find the local library is great for this. They have all sorts of clubs and groups on, that shows them reading is enjoyable as a group too. What are your top tips:-

Where Did The Time Go? Embrace Every Moment With Your Children

I remember being pregnant for the first time and time seemed to take forever until I met that gorgeous baby for the first time. The first year flew by in a flash of struggling to breastfeed, sleepless nights, nappies and worries. But all of that was made worth while when you looked down at that little bundle of joy in your arms, embrace every moment. By the time Lucas just turned two, I was giving birth to Tyler. I'd just gone from getting the hang of one to two. This was a huge leap. Where did the time go?

Just look at those little cuties. Nothing prepares you for the overwhelming love you feel when you hold your baby in your arms. It really is the most precious of moments.

10 Sep 2014

The Sky - The Gallery 199

This week's Gallery Prompt at from the lovely Tara over at Sticky Fingers is The Sky.

I took this picture a month or so a go and loved the cloud patterns in the sky. One of my favourite things to do as a child was to decide what the clouds looked like. And to be honest I still enjoy it. I had a book about a mouse who did this and when the boys were old enough I got it for them too.


9 Sep 2014

Our Summer Together

I haven't written up our Summer holiday post yet, but here's some of the things we got up to over the Summer. It wasn't quite the Summer of last year when I was off on maternity leave, we did it all. I didn't have to work or feel the guilt of working while they were off. To be honest I need not have felt guilty as the kids were having fun with their Grandparents. Yet I was still torn every day. When I was off I was trying to cram loads in and make sure we done stuff, when I was at work I was making sure they had things to do. When in reality there were just happy being with us. I just can't get that balance right.

Here's what we did in a fun word cloud, I've never done this before but it's kinda cool. 

Summer Together

5 Sep 2014

Review - Kärcher Window Vac

Karcher Window Vac

As part of the Karcher Clean Ambassadors program I was sent a Kärcher WindowVac, WV60. Windows is not something I have a tried and tested method of cleaning. Every so often I'll grab the window cleaner and ask him nicely to clean the inside of the windows. However, no more. I'm now a master of my own windows inside and out and it's all thanks to the Karcher WindowVac. It really does rock. 


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