Home educate

Preschool at Home

My son goes to nursery/preschool two days a week, and has done since he was around 9 months old. He has so much fun there, and I know it has done him the world of good. The trouble is, he has so much to do in those two days that he gets really bored and

Autumn poetry

Autumn Poetry

Fall, Leaves, Fall Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile when wreaths of snow Blossom where the rose should grow; I shall sing when night’s decay Ushers in a drearier day. -Emily Brontë-     Gathering Leaves

Dating

20 Creative Date Ideas

Dating is hard enough at the best of times, let alone when you are trying to come up with something different to the cinema or dinner. We tend to stick to the safe options to begin with, which can go one of two ways – they either help you relax and get to know one

Breastfeeding Awards

When I had my son, I really struggled with breastfeeding. I managed to feed him for 5 weeks before moving to bottles and formula, which was the best decision I could have made for both of us. I completely support the idea that breast is best, as long as it is working for both mum

Blogtober: One Year On

So what is Blogtober? Hosted by the lovely Mandi over at Big Family Organised Chaos, the premise is to write a new blog entry for every day of October. Mandi has been thoughtfully provided us with a prompt list which can either be stuck to, rearranged, or completely ignored.  This is the perfect time to

SAD

10 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder – #Blogtober17 Day 23

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD is a mental health issue which is very much underrated and overlooked. Officially recognised as a mental health disorder, it is a type of depression that people only experience during certain times of the year. There are many people who haven’t even heard of it, let alone know

My Favourite Villains and Superheroes – #Blogtober17 Day 22

Ever since I can remember, I have loved villains more than superheroes. Their characters have always seemed more real, and more believable. Maybe I just don’t believe that someone can be wholly good. Does that make me a pessimist? Perhaps. In TV shows and films, being a villain has also given the actors, script writers

My 5 Unusual Celebrity Crushes! – #Blogtober17 Day 21

I’m hearing loads at the moment about mothers having a crush on Justin Fletcher and Mr Bloom – sorry ladies, I’m not seeing it myself! Everyone has at least one weird crush during their lifetime though, and I can tell you I’ve had many! Here’s 5 of the more unusual ones: Steve Tyler Yup. Steve

10 Things I’d Say To My Teenage Self – #Blogtober17 Day 20

The teenage years are hard aren’t they? You’re coming up to the stage where you feel old enough that you don’t need adults telling you what to do, and yet you don’t really have enough experience in anything to guide you. It’s all equally exciting and daunting. I didn’t really enjoy my teenage years. I

Why you shouldn't keep secrets

Reasons Not To Keep Secrets- #Blogtober17 Day 19

I used to love knowing secrets as a kid. They were something magical, and knowing them had the power to make someone feel oh so special. The whispering in the playground, and the hushed giggles. It was all a fantastic game! They were never nice if you were on the outside of them though; if