What’s the ‘right’ number of Christmas presents for a toddler?

December 4, 2019

What is the ‘right’ number of Christmas presents for a toddler? I think this is a really difficult question to answer. But, as I’m trying to live more sustainably these days, it’s a question I’ve been asking myself more and more. I’ve been thinking not only about the number of presents, but also the nature of them. I’m avoiding plastics and considering practical gifts and…

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Living Arrows 48/52 {2019}

December 2, 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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Homemade Chocolate-free Advent Calendar

November 29, 2019

Before you go thinking I’m a big old Scrooge, I have two children under four. They will no doubt consume plenty of chocolate over the festive period. However, I am keen to avoid them getting into the unhealthy habit of having chocolate before breakfast every day in December, so instead I chose to create these fun chocolate-free advent calendars for them. This is also a…

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Flooring Samples from Luxury Flooring {AD}

November 27, 2019

This is an advertorial feature. We’ve been mulling over renovating our en-suite bathroom for a while. You might remember that I wrote about it back in January. Well, since then we’ve had a couple of quotes from companies that manage and complete the whole renovation themselves, but they came to a bit more than we were expecting, so we were reluctant to go ahead. I…

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Living Arrows 47/52 {2019}

November 25, 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 // LEGO Duplo Building Challenge

November 22, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my weekly series where I share a favourite play and learning activity. This week, I’ve chosen a LEGO Duplo building challenge activity, using free printable challenge cards, from the LEGO Education website. Full Disclosure: We were gifted some of the LEGO Duplo used in this post for inclusion in a gift guide, a couple of years ago. However, we love…

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Review: The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Norwich Playhouse

November 20, 2019

Yesterday M and I went to see a production of The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Norwich Playhouse, with her preschool. We had such a wonderful time that I emailed the Playhouse to ask if they could send me some press images of the production, in order to write this review. The Scarecrows’ Wedding is a musical adaptation of the Julia Donaldson book. In case you’re not…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, three, and one year old B.

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