• Play

    Non-Food Sensory Play Ideas

    When someone says sensory play or messy play, what do you immediately think of? For me, it’s cold baked beans, rainbow spaghetti, and dry cereal. There are so many different ways you can incorporate food into sensory play, and it’s…

  • Play

    Indoor Play Ideas for Under 1s

    With the current state of our country (and the world as a whole), many parents are worrying about how they will manage to keep their kids occupied at home should they need to self-isolate. Seeing as we are now also…

  • Mental Health

    5 Ways to Cope with Postnatal Depression

    Postnatal Depression. For some, it’s a niggling feeling in the pit of the stomach; an intrusive thought that keeps popping up out of the blue; something you can control but never really goes. For others, it is a complete life…

  • Mental Health

    5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is such an important practice, and I wrote previously about a number of reasons why you should practice mindfulness. Essentially, it helps to ground us, it helps with our mental health, and it helps us to enjoy life. There…

  • Mental Health

    Anxiety: What It Means for Me

    Everybody gets anxious, especially those with children in their care. You might get anxious about starting a new job, or your child starting a new school. Maybe you get anxious in certain situations, or around certain people. Living with anxiety,…

  • Mental Health

    Why Self Care Should be a Priority as a Mum

    As a mum, or a parent in general, I find it is so easy to overlook my own well being. I’m talking a rounded well being here – physical, emotional, psychological. I spend so much of my time worrying about…

  • General

    Autumn Craft Ideas

    Autumn is, without a doubt, my favourite time of year. The colours, the smells, the feel of the cool air – I love it all! One thing I struggle with though, is keeping my son occupied when we are at…

  • General

    Finding a Routine That Works

    As I’m sure it is with most people, I work best with structure and routine. With my daily mental health battles, it is so easy for me to become overwhelmed by the smallest things. The routine I am in at…

  • Mental Health

    7 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

    The first big question here, is what is mindfulness? Well simply put, mindfulness is a type of self care. I’d even argue that it’s the most important type. Strangely enough, mindfulness is all about really putting your mind to work…

  • Family

    Nursing Boxes for Young Children

    I remember first being introduced to the idea of nursing boxes when my partner’s sister had her second child. She had a special box that she had created for her first born, which had all sorts of activities/toys that he…

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