16th of June is a day etched in my mind forever. It was the day I would never have to walk out of the doors of SCBU and leave my son behind again. No more all hours phone calls to check how he was doing, holding my breath as I walked through the doors to the nursery room or sitting hearing the monitors beep. The day we could finally be a family, the day we could bring him home. Continue reading “A Day Etched in my Mind Forever”
I doodle, write notes, plan things out on paper and write patterns as I go along. My office is organised chaos with what must seem random pieces of paper to everyone else. Although generally we are moving more to paperless, I do like to jot down ideas on paper, so when Dave was browsing amazon he came across the Rocketbook Wave and decided it would be a perfect present for me, so he brought it. Here is my review of the Rocketbook Wave.
I spent so much time of my pregnancy with Ro trying to come up with the perfect name, scouring baby name websites and downloading countless name apps to finally decide on a name. Now she is here, her brother has decided he is going to call her a new name, and it’s starting to stick.
This is the second edition in the Craftyparents Series, which will be moving to a fortnightly series on Mondays.
Working on this series, its been lovely to get to see where people get their inspiration and what has been made, from toilet rolls with eyes and hair to enhance a story being told to big makes like an activity board.
For this Monday’s installment, I got to interview Sara Balls from Ballsy Mama, from making collages to her husband making an awesome Activity board for their son Arthur. Continue reading “CraftyParents Series – Sara Balls”
In less than a month Ro will be turning 1, where that time has gone? It feels like only yesterday I held her for the first time. Although now I have had to turn my attention to what to get her for her birthday and I thought I would put together a 1st birthday gift guide.
This is a birthday guide with a twist, as there is so many wonderful toys out there to help your baby learn all about the world around them. There is also things you could make as presents for them. Continue reading “Colourful and Sensory – 1st Birthday Gift Guide”
I’m always looking for something a little different to crochet or sew for my kids, so when a friend and I were chatting about toys for our girls upcoming 1st birthdays, an idea was formed. Some different size tubs with something colour matching to put inside. Continue reading “Making Little Tubs of Learning”
It has been a bit of a mixed bag of spanners for the past week at home, half term mixed with illness and unpredictable happenings so I have been a bit quite. So this post is about those little known facts about me. Suzanne over at And Another 10 Things nominated me to share 10 facts not widely known, so here goes.
This post is a complete flip to what I had pre-written in my head, but words matter, written, spoken and even thought. As I write this post, I have come to realise that blogs can have a lasting effect, even after we are gone. This world has just lost a wonderful talented young man, and the skies have gained another rainbow filled star. Continue reading “The Words left behind”