Our New House - Almost Complete

I’m Back!! – Phew, Moving House is Hard Work!

Hello Everyone! Apologies for my prolonged absence. I can confirm that I am alive and haven’t gone into early labour. I just underestimated how all-consuming moving house would be, especially with a toddler and whilst 8 months pregnant. But we’re finally in and we’re loving it!!! We have space aplenty, and memories of being crammed […]

Active Play in Toddlers

The Importance of Active Play on Attention and Learning

I’ve just read this really interesting blog post on why children fidget, written by a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. I guess it’s not rocket science that playing and being active is good for children’s development, but this blog post has certainly brought its importance to the forefront of mind. It highlights the importance of active play […]

A family break in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

A Family Holiday in Lanzarote – Playa Blanca

My husband, son and I recently enjoyed the wonderful luxury of spending 24 hours a day together for an entire 7 days. And as a lovely bonus, we got to spend it on a sunny family holiday in Lanzarote. This was Zac’s fourth trip abroad, but at 20 months I would say he is only […]

Pregnancy Update: 26 Weeks Pregnant

This week I am 26 weeks pregnant and I’ve been thinking to myself how this really is the best time in pregnancy. Well for me it is anyway – I know everyone is different so I apologise in advance to anyone out there who is reading this and having a tough time of it. During […]

20 Month Toddler

Toddler Update: My 20 Month Old Toddler

Last week my son, Zac turned 20 months. In some ways it’s amazing how quickly they grow, and in other ways it feels like he’s been in my life forever. Things are so different now from when he was a tiny little baby who depended on his mummy and daddy for everything. He is really […]

Reichstag Dome

A Child-Free Weekend in Berlin

Last month my husband and I decided to have an early baby-moon before baby number 2 arrives in August, and for the first time took a trip without our son. He had a lovely holiday with his grans for 3 nights, while we hopped on an Easyjet flight for a weekend in Berlin to enjoy […]

Foetus at 20 weeks

Pregnancy Update: Being 20 Weeks Pregnant

  Pregnancy Scan at 20 Weeks So last week I hit a huge pregnancy milestone. Being 20 weeks pregnant means I am now at the halfway point – Yippee!!! It also meant it was time for my 20 week scan – or the anomaly scan as they delightfully call it. It’s called this because it’s […]

Mini Chicken Yaki Soba Kid's Meal at Wagamama

Dining Out with Kids at Wagamama

  On Sunday we enjoyed an impromptu family meal at Wagamama in Glasgow and to my surprise found it a great venue for kids. Since Zac came along, our family meals out have been limited to a select few restaurants that we know aren’t going to frown sternly at a slightly noisy and (very) messy […]

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