How to set up easy sensory bins

April 19, 2019

Sensory bins are a great way to keep your child busy, helping you deal with them when they are fussy, and to even help them focus when you are reading aloud. Putting together sensory bins doesn’t have to be complicated and with a few items kept in stock you can set up easy sensory bins quickly on the fly when you need them. Stock a…

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Preparing for Potty Training

April 17, 2019

All of M’s friends seem to be potty training at the moment. We’ve been thinking for a while that it might be time to try giving it a go with her. Of course, like anyone with an academic background, we have done some research in the way of reading The Gentle Potty Training Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith*, and we think we’re ready to make a…

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Living Arrows 15/52 {2019}

April 15, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Pondering Playtime // Easter Egg Painting with Little Brian Paint Sticks

April 12, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, we’ve been gifted some paint sticks by Little Brian, so I’ve chosen Poppy and Sam’s Easter Egg Hunt by Sam Taplin, and we’ve been using the paint sticks to do some Easter egg painting. Poppy and Sam’s Easter…

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19 Goals for 2019: First Quarter Progress

April 10, 2019

At the start of the year, I wrote myself 19 goals for 2019. Most of them are ongoing, so I thought I’d write a progress post to keep myself accountable and remind myself of any that I may have forgotten! 1. Overpay the mortgage This is something that we started doing last year, and we’ve continued it this year. I love knowing that however small…

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Living Arrows 14/52 {2019}

April 8, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Pondering Playtime // Gardening with a Toddler

April 5, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen Goat Goes to Playgroup by Julia Donaldson, and we’ve taken inspiration from Mouse and Goat, and done some gardening. Goat Goes to Playgroup – What’s the Story? Goat Goes to Playgroup is about Goat, who doesn’t…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, two, and baby B.

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