A beautiful autumnal day apple picking with a toddler

A beautiful autumnal day apple picking with a toddler

Now that we’re well into October, it won’t be long before the barrage of pumpkin patch photos start flooding social media. Our local pick your own opens tomorrow and I can’t wait. We’ll likely be making a visit, just as we did last year and the year before. However, last weekend we went out to pick something much sweeter! Autumn loves apples, so we thought we’d take her to an orchard to see where they’re grown and pick some too.

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Celebrating Autumn’s 2nd Birthday

Celebrating Autumn’s 2nd Birthday

The weekend before last, Autumn turned 2 years old! We weren’t sure what to do for her birthday, but wanted to make it a special day to remember. We considered taking her to a zoo as she loves animals, but as we’ve been to Howletts, Drusillas Park and Folly Farm over the last few months we felt that we’d exhausted that avenue for a while! Pooling together ideas, we thought about what Autumn likes best: Family and friends, running around, Peppa Pig and soft play! View Post

A victim of period-based taboo?

A victim of period-based taboo?

On Saturday night, I was scrolling on Facebook when I saw a headline that angered me: “Girl sat in blood-soaked clothes after teacher said she couldn’t go to the toilet”. This story on Metro evoked powerful memories of being a teenage girl. I’d worry, thinking “What do I do if my period starts at school?” Once I’d started menstruating, I worried about being allowed to leave class should I need to, or worse, leaking. View Post

10 top tips for travelling as a family

10 top tips for travelling as a family

Are you going on holiday as a family soon and worried about how you’re going to pull it all off? Fear not, for I have been speaking to some of my fellow bloggers and have collated 10 top tips! Many of these will be useful even if you’re travelling without children. View Post

Where to store all your toddler’s stuff

Where to store all your toddler’s stuff

Toddlers have reached an important milestone. They’re more mobile, and this gives them a huge confidence boost and an increased sense of adventure. It’s the time when parents might start thinking about better furnishings and storage, including moving your own breakables out of their reach.

Here are some ideas on how to arrange living rooms and bedrooms so you encourage your toddler to explore independently, but also keep them safe and happy. View Post