Hand Crafted Slate Plant Marker

Hand Crafted Slate Plant Marker

The House Name Plate Company sent me this slate plant marker to review and it didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t wait to get into the garden to place it. Fostering a Love for the Outdoors We’re trying to encourage ragamuffin out into the garden as much as possible. We signed up for 30 Days Wild in June (check out my blog post) and our tomato plants have just started bearing fruit. At least 5 tiny green tomatoes are growing on our…

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7 Toddler Approved Rainy Day Activities

7 Toddler Approved Rainy Day Activities

Do you struggle to keep your little ones occupied on rainy days? If the answer is yes, then this is the place for you. Here is my list of toddler approved rainy day activities with a twist. Painting Let’s kick off with a classic rainy day activity. Most kids love to paint but it can be difficult to keep them engaged for more than 10 minutes. Why not make fireworks pictures using toilet/kitchen roll tubes? Or collect some leaves and…

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How To Make A Summer Bucket List Work For You

How To Make A Summer Bucket List Work For You

A key part of surviving the holidays with a young child is our summer bucket list. Having a list of days out and activities up your sleeve can take stress away from your summer. Read on to find out how to make your summer bucket list work for you. Write Your Summer Bucket List Write a list of all the places you want to visit and activities you want to do. Include everything; this could be days out to zoos…

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Why Feminism Matters To Everyone

Why Feminism Matters To Everyone

Feminism matters; it should matter to everyone. What Is Feminism? Many people believe that feminists are bra burning, men haters. Feminism is a movement which promotes equality for women. Intersectional feminism stands for equality for ALL regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, race, age or ability. My opinion is that there should be no distinction; true feminism should mean that everyone gets a seat at the table. Why Does Feminism Matter? I have not knowingly suffered at the hands of sexism…

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The 5 Best Things About Toddlers

The 5 Best Things About Toddlers

The toddler stage has been the most entertaining stage of ragamuffin’s development. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely has not been the easiest stage – this is when tantrums really hit! Read on to find out why toddlers are such fun. 1. Toddlers know what they like If a toddler doesn’t like something they’ll let you know very quickly but equally if they like something they won’t let it go. Ragamuffin is into hats in a big way right now….

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The Perfect Parent

The Perfect Parent

It’s easy to get caught up in trying to be the perfect parent. Non-processed foods, top of the range rear-facing car seats and organic cotton clothes to name but a few. Today I gave myself a reality check. Decisive Toddler Ragamuffin needed new shoes because her current pair were rubbing her toes. Off we went to our local independent shoe shop to have her feet measured. We were then presented with a selection of shoes, several from what I thought…

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30 Days Wild 2017

30 Days Wild 2017

I recently stumbled across the 30 Days Wild initiative. This is intended to inspire as many people as possible to enjoy the nature and wildlife around them during June. Whether it’s watching a bee on your lunch break or encouraging wildlife into your garden, it’s all about getting outdoors. Love For the Outdoors The timing couldn’t have been better for us. I’m trying my best not to pass on my dislike of anything creepy-crawly to ragamuffin. 30 Days Wild is…

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Mummy Guilt

Mummy Guilt

Guilt is something that often strikes. At nursery drop offs, during a rough day at work or if I’m short with ragamuffin when she’s being particularly willful. I usually shrug it off. Ragamuffin has thrived at nursery, my job gives me an identity beyond ‘mummy’ and I’m human like everyone else. Yesterday was different. We’ve recently introduced the idea of potty training to ragamuffin. Reading potty-related books, lots of nappy free time and plenty of encouragement to sit on the…

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Days Out – Wentworth Family Farm

Days Out – Wentworth Family Farm

Wentworth Family Farm Wentworth Family Farm is our ragamuffin’s favourite place to visit. We find ourselves here most weekends and occasionally during the week on my day off from work. We’ve spent a lot of time here over the last couple of weeks and so the time seems right to write about it. Where? Wentworth Family Farm is part of Wentworth Garden Centre they also have a restaurant and walled gardens. There are some small craft shops, including a butcher,…

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When Did it Become OK?

When Did it Become OK?

  Recently there has been outcry within my local babywearing community about an article written in a national newspaper (I say newspaper in the very loosest sense of the word) and then the discussion about it on a popular women’s panel show later that day. I’m not going to name either the newspaper or the panel show, I don’t want to give them any more publicity because they most definitely do not deserve it. Having read the original article which,…

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