Under The Sea Party - Balloon Flounders & Little Squishy Area

Another craft from Bob’s Under The Sea Party was Balloon Flounders. Bob loves the Little Mermaid and we knew we had to include things from the film. There was a yellow balloon and pre-cut cardboard fins and crepe paper streamers for each child to make their balloon. We used sellotape to attach the fins and stripes as glue wasn’t working. We then glued on some wobbly eyes and drew the rest of his features. We set up a craft table [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on March 5, 2018 Party Planning No Responses »
The Benefits Of Taking Your Baby To Swimming Lessons

Credit: Microgen/Shutterstock Worryingly, drowning is the third-biggest cause of accidental death among young children under the age of 5 in the UK. It can be easily prevented by taking your child to swimming lessons from an early age, which helps to build up water confidence – some lessons even start as early as four weeks after your child is born. Beyond the safety factor, there are many other benefits of taking your baby to swimming lessons, especially if you decide [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on February 14, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
Giving Your Child The Best Birthday, Even When Money Is Tight

All young children and toddlers deserve birthdays they are never going to forget. Your children are only little for a few years, and so it’s essential you make the most of that time together. Of course, unemployment rates are high these days, and so many parents struggle for money. With that in mind, there are some ideas below that will ensure a lack of cash doesn’t cause too many problems. Bake the cake yourself We all know how expensive birthday [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on February 14, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
Under The Sea Party - Peg Doll Mermaids & CD Turtles

I can’t believe I am still writing posts about Bob’s Under The Sea Party! We have had a Trolls party since then but I am so behind! My New Year’s Resolution should be to try harder. We had lots of lovely craft activities. I have already written about the Jiggly Jellyfish and the Seashell Wands and I will tell you about the Flounder Balloons soon. We also made Peg Doll Mermaids and CD Turtles. The Peg Doll Mermaids were easy [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 10, 2018 Party Planning 1 Response »

Renting is a good option, and for those of us trying to get on the property ladder – if living with our parents isn’t an option – it’s the only choice we have until we finally scrape together that fabled deposit.  Renting a property can be exciting at first, and wonderful when you move your things in for the first time. But it can be difficult to make a rented property feel like a home – especially when you have [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 8, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
How Does a Lack of Sleep Affect Your Mind and Health

I have spent the last 6 years in a sleep deprived haze! (Thanks Bob & Bow!) I know it will get better over time and I am getting more sleep than I was so I feel like I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  For many people, sleep deprivation is a problem that won’t go away once their children start sleeping. If this is you, I feel for you! Not getting enough sleep is awful and [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »
I Believe In Fairies

A few months ago I set up a little online shop selling fairy and unicorn things. I have wanted to do this for a while but I wasn’t sure where to start. I wanted to sell something that I loved and I also wanted to include some things that I made.  After a day out on a Woodland Fairy walk at Studfold Trails I knew what my shop would be! I love crafting and I had made a little fairy [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »