Christmas Parenting

The Busy Mum’s Christmas Planning Checklist

  • December 11, 2017

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I like my lists and trying to be an organised mum. What with working 30+ hours a week on top of the school run and ferrying Little H to all her clubs, I don’t have much time for anything else. If you’re in the same boat, you might find my busy mum’s Christmas planning checklist useful. I’ve tried to list everything >>


Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers

  • December 7, 2017

Having a child at school this time of year is expensive. There’s the money for nativity play costumes, donations for the Christmas fete, enough Christmas cards to cover the whole class and then, of course, Christmas gifts for teachers. There’s not just one teacher either, we have the main class teacher, teaching assistants, the lovely ladies that run breakfast club every morning and god knows who else. I don’t really >>

Christmas Reviews

Trees & Baubles – The Christmas Blog Hop With Balsam Hill

  • December 2, 2017

It’s the first weekend of December and the tree is up. This is the earliest we’ve ever done it, normally it’s the middle of the month and we’re only just getting into the Christmas spirit. This year we were invited to take part in the Christmas Blog Hop with Balsam Hill so my festive spirit has arrived early! The 1st December arrived and I felt quite excited about Christmas. I drove to >>

Christmas Days Out

Family Days Out To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

  • November 20, 2017
Family days out to get you in the Christmas spirit

When you’re working in the run-up to Christmas and don’t finish work until a couple of days before it can be hard to feel Christmassy before the big day arrives. You’re so busy with work and are rushed off your feet spending your free time shopping for gifts and planning childcare for the holidays that you don’t give much thought to feeling festive.  I never really feel the Christmas spirit until >>


10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Minecraft Fans

  • November 10, 2017

Little H has become a little bit Minecraft obsessed and so I’ve been trawling the internet for some ideas for Christmas presents. To be perfectly honest, half the time I have no idea what she’s talking about so just smile and nod, but Minecraft presents will get me a lot of brownie points! I’ve found some quite good suggestions, so thought I’d share these with you all in case you’re >>

Christmas Parenting

Our Family Christmas – The Christmas Tag

  • December 23, 2016

It’s Christmas Eve Eve! I’ve been nominated by 2 lovely bloggers to take part in this Christmas Tag, thank you to Catherine at Mama Cat and Baby Bee and Kate at Five Little Stars for tagging me. So here goes… What’s your favourite Christmas movie? To watch with Little H it has to be Polar Express as we’ve watched it every Christmas since she was little. My favourite Christmas movie to watch with >>

Books Christmas

Our Favourite Christmas Books

  • December 22, 2016

We love reading and I’ve posted before about some of our favourite books. This week I’ve dug out a couple of Christmas books from last year and have also bought a couple of new ones. Here’s what we’re reading this week… Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links which means I will earn a small amount of commission at no cost to you if you purchase using one of the >>


Ways To Cope With Last Minute Christmas Stress

  • December 20, 2016

Christmas is approaching fast, but if you’re a working mum you’re probably at work right up until the big day. It feels very “un-festive” working so close to Christmas and doesn’t really give you much opportunity to get everything sorted before the big day arrives. Hopefully, my list of ways to cope with last-minute Christmas stress will help…   Buy Batteries A small suggestion but if you forget the batteries >>


Creating your own family Christmas traditions

  • December 12, 2016
family Christmas traditions

Christmas, when you have kids, is almost as much fun as Christmas when you are a kid. It’s one of the times of year that you look forward to when you think about starting a family, and all the stress during the build-up is worth it for the look on their little faces. Creating your own Christmas traditions for your family is great fun. You have the chance to create lasting >>

Christmas Working Mum

A Working Mum’s Guide To Christmas Shopping

  • December 8, 2016
A Working Mum's Guide To Christmas Shopping

Getting the Christmas shopping done when you’re a working mum is a bit of a challenge! When surveyed 27% of mums said they start their Christmas shopping in the January sales and buy presents throughout the year (according to a survey commissioned by HEXBUG UK). Who are these mums? Don’t worry though, 51% of mums also admitted to frantically buying presents in December. I know which of those categories I fall >>