Learning to Become a Foster Family

Here is another post in our fostering series. To read the previous posts click on the links at the end of the article. Whilst it may be you who officially becomes a foster carer, if you have birth children living with you, you’ll all be becoming a ‘foster family’. Recognising that fostering will have an impact on everyone in your family, and the family dynamic, is an important first step in learning to become a foster family. Firstly, whilst different foster [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 6, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
5 Furniture Essentials in a Child’s Bedroom

If the time has come that your toddler needs a big boy or girl bedroom, then there are some essential pieces of furniture that you’ll need to place in there that are different to what you may have had before. Here are 5 items of furniture that are essential to any child’s bedroom: 1. Comfortable Beds A child between the age of 5-11, on average, needs 10 hours of sleep according to the NHS website, which is why having comfortable, [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 27, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
What Types of Fostering Placements are there?

Following on from the post Why Foster Care Is Needed I have another post from David about the different types of Fostering placements. With over 72,000 children in foster care, the demand for foster carers is high. Here are the types of placements. You can find out about the different types of fostering placements available through us here. This article looks at the different types of placements and why they suit different foster carers. It is imperative that there is [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 22, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
The Littlest Reindeer Review & Giveaway

Christmas is coming and we can’t wait! We watched our first Christmas film the other day. You may have seen us shouting about it on Twitter. It definitely put us in the festive spirit and we are now planning to watch only Christmas films until the big day. 😊 The Littlest Reindeer is a perfect example of a heart warming Christmas film. Blitzen has been pulling Santa’s sleigh for many years and the time has come for him to retire. [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 20, 2018 Being a Mother 124 Responses »
 
Why is Foster Care Needed?

Unfortunately, the numbers of ‘looked after’ children in England are currently over 72,000. The setting that best meets the needs of these children is foster care. Foster care provides the family environment that gives the best chance of stability for children. This is true both for short-term placements while longer-term plans are put in place (such as returning home or adoption) and long-term placements (where a child stays in foster care until adulthood). As it currently stands, we are deeply [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 20, 2018 Blogging For Good No Responses »
 
Zuru Smashers Review & Giveaway

The perfect toy for Halloween is here. Bob has had so much fun reviewing the new Zuru Smashers SERIES 2. She loves blind bags and all of the little toys that come in them. We have had many different types of these in the past but none of them have been as fun to open as these. To open the Smashers you have to literally smash them. You throw the eyeballs and when they hit the floor they smash open. [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 24, 2018 Being a Mother 106 Responses »
 
Shopping From The Sofa

I may have mentioned this many times before but I hate clothes shopping! Don’t get me wrong I love getting new clothes, I just hate trying them on in little changing cubicles and getting stressed because they don’t look nice in the horrendous mirrors. I much prefer spending time choosing clothes online, having them delivered to my door and trying them on in the comfort of my own bedroom. On the rare occasion that I do go clothes shopping, I [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 19, 2018 Being a Mother, Fashion No Responses »