A few weeks ago, Bear & I headed to Southport for a day out with our lovely friends Lisa (from Lisa Cowan Blog) & her little lady. I was totally cacking it I’ll be honest, I was mentally preparing myself for a bus AND a train journey there and back. I only really started panicking about it on the way home but none the less, Lisa kept me distracted, as did the little monkeys. Anyways, we were invited to visit the store and have a good look around, and basically gather our views on it (and it gave us a reason to go to the seaside, though the weather wasn’t too kind). But I shall say, we were impressed. View Post
Myself, Bear & Bear’s daddy recently went on a family holiday together (if you follow me on Twitter, you probably already knew this) and we had such a lovely holiday, whilst also being on a budget. We even met up with the wonderful Amy & her little dude and had such a lovely time. Because we have family in different areas of the country, we will take little breaks to visit them but this time, we wanted to go somewhere different and see different things. We stayed in South Cornwall for a week and honestly, we didn’t have any trouble with money or not having anything to do etc. Bearing in mind we also drove (I drove) all the way from Wigan in Manchester to Southern Cornwall and we had an 18 month old in tow, it was challenging. But so worth it. I want to share my tips on holidaying with a toddler whilst on a budget.
The Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda is a bit of a psychological thriller. It’s set around one day with a husband and wife. Everything seems so perfect and well thought out for them, but the husband has slightly other ideas. If the book takes your fancy or you fancy bagging yourself £20 in Amazon vouchers or Paypal Cash, read on…
I’ve mentioned before how much we absolutely adore wooden toys & one of our current favourites is this Noah’s Ark that was kindly gifted to us from Beehive Toys. The Noah’s Ark is absolutely beautiful & I’ve been looking for a really lovely one for so long, I couldn’t not right?! As soon as it arrived in the packaging, bear automatically just wanted to tear it open & get it out. Then while I was looking at the box, he was eagerly trying to grab it from me, clearly excited that he knew he had a new toy.
First things first, this post is in no way intended to shame, criticise or put down any other mums or dads or guardians of tiny humans. I’ve been feeling really crappy lately about life, parenting, myself and all the other bits in between & I’ve just really needed a boost so much. The thing is, the best and most positive thing in my life is Bear. I might get frustrated, I might lose my shit, I might cry. But he honestly completes me in so many ways. He’s turned me into the kind of person I never ever thought I could be. Responsible, selfless, a mother. He makes me so happy (the majority of the time) and I just wanted to document it. A little something for me to read when I’m feeling like I’m failing and brings a little sunshine amongst all of the rain everywhere.