5 Painting Activities for Toddlers

May 24, 2019

My toddler LOVES painting, so I try to come up with different activities for her to enjoy, using paint. This post contains some paint techniques that you may not have considered before – why not give them a try? 1. Elmer Sponge Painting This simple Elmer sponge painting activity is sure to please any mini Elmer fan! Simply print off the free printable blank Elmer,…

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Dear M, Tomorrow you are three…

May 22, 2019

Dear M, I’ve just been reading back the letters that I wrote to you on your first birthday, and when you turned two. I’m so glad that I’ve written them, not just for you to read when you’re older, but as a record for myself. It’s such a pleasure to be able to look back on them and remember what you were like at those…

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Living Arrows 20/52 {2019}

May 20, 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 // Sandy Beach Tuff Spot

May 17, 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 Kipper’s Beach Ball by Mick Inkpen*, and set up this mega quick and easy beach tuff spot to go with it. Kipper’s Beach Ball – What’s the Story? Kipper’s Beach Ball is the tale of how…

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Moving Towards a Flexitarian Diet

May 15, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, both about our health, and about our environmental responsibility. There are so many reasons to reduce our intake of red meat, so I’ve been looking at moving towards a ‘flexitarian’ diet. The BBC Good Food website defines Flexitarianism as “an increasingly popular, plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health with an eating regime that’s…

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Living Arrows 19/52 {2019}

May 13, 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 // Tiddler Rainbow Rice Tuff Spot

May 10, 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 Tiddler by Julia Donaldson, and channeled my rice-sculpting skills into this fun tuff spot for the girls to play with. Tiddler – What’s the Story? Tiddler is about a little fish who is always late, and…

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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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