Going on holiday as a family is without a doubt lots of fun but there are seven clear stages. Stage 1: Booking This is my first warning - do not tell your tiny human that you are going on holiday any further than two weeks before you leave. We made the enormous error of telling … Continue reading The seven stages of a family holiday
Choosing a holiday is a nerve wracking thing when you've got a tiny humans to consider - suddenly it's not all about wine, fun and sleep. You've got to think about entertainment, meal options, sleeping arrangements and the possibility that you are about to spend a whole bunch of hard earned cash on a potential … Continue reading Holiday Countdown
Before Miss MIP came along hubby and I would often spend weekends camping away - it was a quick, cheap and easy way to make the most of a weekend and we really wanted to carry on when Baby MIP arrived. Sadly it became quickly apparent that Baby MIP and sleep were not going to … Continue reading Our first family camping experience……
As your children get older you start to return to the things you had to stop doing when they arrived. We've always loved camping but Miss MIP has never been a good sleeper so begrudgingly we had to leave one of our favourite pastimes behind for a few years. Now she is starting to become … Continue reading The Outdoor Adventure and Camping Show – Review
I saw a newborn baby this week and while I cooed appropriately I didn't get that broody feeling that people talk about. I don't think babies smell amazing, I think they smell like milk and vomit. I don't get all fluffy at the thought of babies and I can't even begin to explain how much … Continue reading Done at one……
To all you lovely mums and dads, Congratulations - you made entire human being! You created a life and you likely spend all your waking hours (and probably some sleeping ones) making sure that that tiny human you grew turns into a kind, tolerant and valued person. That doesn't mean that you need to forget … Continue reading Being kind to yourself……
Because some days are just crap. Some days are full of the feeling you are half arsing everything - struggling at being a good and patient parent, not giving work all the attention you'd like because you are trying to maneuver work with the school run, trying to be a good wife and friend and … Continue reading It’s a half arsed life…..
We're off to Longleat Center Parcs again this month and I'm so looking forward to our 4 night family break. It's been a big year for us all so the idea of some family time out is very welcome right now. If you are able to go term time it is possible to get a … Continue reading My tips for a great Center Parcs break
Hello little one You are about to embark on the craziest adventure and your biggest adventure to date. Today is your first day at school and while I'm heart broken at losing all the time I get to spend with you now I'm also so excited for you. You are going to make new friends, … Continue reading A letter to my smallest friend
I was talking to a friend recently and she said that she'd never been on holiday with her daughter because she didn't see how a holiday with a child was worth it. She thought that a holiday with a family was just doing the same things you usually would just in a different location. I … Continue reading Are holidays with young children worth it?