7 Ways to Create Connection with our​ Kids

A very good friend of mine first introduced me to thinking about heart connection thinking about connecting our hearts with God's heart. At the time I thought, 'that language is really American [she's from America.] and too emotional/fluffy for me.' I've always naturally not been great at talking about my feelings but have been on a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Create Connection with our​ Kids

Teaching toddlers consequences – why I can never go back to football again

Today was a day of consequences. No park. No 'beebies. (Nearly) no going to see friends this afternoon. Today was one of those days where by 11.07am I was thinking, 'flip, I honestly don't know if I'll make it to the end of the day', and where I found myself wondering, 'how early is too … Continue reading Teaching toddlers consequences – why I can never go back to football again

A reminder to be present rather than striving for perfect

I had my evening perfectly planned out. The boys would go down on time, I'd tidy the kitchen, put away the many mounds of washing that have dried over the last few sunny days and then I'd sit and do some writing. Ah, lovely. I imagine you've already guessed that I fell at the first … Continue reading A reminder to be present rather than striving for perfect

How do you get ‘Me Time’? // A guest post by Victoria Beech

I don’t know what ‘me time’ looks like to you, but for me, it’s something which helps make me the best version of me. I think it’s terribly important, but it’s not always easy, skip that, it’s usually quite difficult to find that time. I was chatting with some friends about this. One friend has … Continue reading How do you get ‘Me Time’? // A guest post by Victoria Beech

Why I love watching The Greatest Showman with my toddler

I absolutely love watching films with my kid. I find them an amazing way to connect with one another, with God and to explore emotions particularly by chatting about what's happening. And also to keep reflecting even after watching the film. A film that I am thrilled to have got him into recently is The … Continue reading Why I love watching The Greatest Showman with my toddler

5 ways having a newborn and toddler is different to just a newborn

It's fair to say that life with a toddler and a newborn is very different to life with just a newborn. Here are a few of our 'highlights' so far... 1 // Getting up in the mornings on maternity leave First baby: Sure he might have an early feed but then pop him down and … Continue reading 5 ways having a newborn and toddler is different to just a newborn

Pregnancy number two – all-day nausea, exhaustion, lies and deception. Can you tell I’m not yet loving it?!

My toddler will be two tomorrow and I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant with baby number two. I'm going to be honest, I did not enjoy pregnancy first time around and I'm definitely not loving it yet this time either. In fact, number 18 on my list of things I learnt during pregnancy is the reason I was … Continue reading Pregnancy number two – all-day nausea, exhaustion, lies and deception. Can you tell I’m not yet loving it?!