What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?

Eliza Birthday

Phew! That was one busy weekend. Three birthday parties to attend, although thankfully one for each child and not all at the same time, otherwise that would have caused more problems. You would think that having six children I would have got this whole birthday party etiquette down to a tee by now: RSVP sent – √ Bought present – √ Wrapped present – √ Written card – √ Fancy dress sorted (if applicable) – √ My problem is what… Continue Reading “What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?”

Preparing For Your First Child: What Are You Entitled To?

Pregnancy

Your bump is growing and the due date is fast approaching – it won’t be long until that baby is out of your belly and in your arms. It is an incredibly exciting time but it is also a very expensive time. However, while having a baby isn’t cheap there is help available both from the government and your employer. So, it is important to know what benefits you are entitled to when you are pregnant. While pregnant (and for… Continue Reading “Preparing For Your First Child: What Are You Entitled To?”

Gift Basket Ideas: Tasty Items for Your Favourite Chocolate Connoisseur

Hot Chocolate

If you are trying to come with an idea of the ideal gift for someone you want to show your appreciation or love to, chocolate is often the perfect solution. It is a favourite treat for so many people and when you know that the intended recipient is a chocolate lover and a connoisseur of all things created from cocoa, it is a no-brainer to present them with a gift that you know they are going to really appreciate. Here… Continue Reading “Gift Basket Ideas: Tasty Items for Your Favourite Chocolate Connoisseur”

Sharing #MumMoments in time for Mothers Day

Mother and Daughter

Parenting can often feel like such a challenge that you forget about the little things that make you smile everyday. Part of the reason I started a blog was to make a record of all those things; the way they said a certain word when they were little, their favourite joke and even their ‘oops’ moments as it is those little things you forget somewhere along the way. Then there are the moments that make your heart swell with pride.… Continue Reading “Sharing #MumMoments in time for Mothers Day”

Now you are six, Eliza!!

Eliza Birthday

Last week Eliza turned the grand of age of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed her My Little Pony birthday Party. Eliza is completely outnumbered by boys in our house but she still makes sure that she has a girly influence over the household and is a very strong-willed and determined little thing. People often ask if bringing up boys and girls is very different and the answer is a resounding yes. Although the boys like different things, there is a running… Continue Reading “Now you are six, Eliza!!”