Friday, 13 December 2013

The wonder of the TIDLO BALANCE BIKE - A review.

Price: £64.95
Made by: Tidlo
Dimensions: 36cm (w) x 52cm (h) x 78cm (l)
Available from: Butterflies & Dragons website
Suitable for: ages 3-10years

Balance bikes are lightweight, meaning small children can manage them easily. They have a low centre of gravity and a very clever design, so they're both easy to manoeuvre and absolutely stable.

Parenting is...

...never enough coffee.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Up my nose Daddy

I had been with Esme getting her new glasses (Elton John eat your heart out - but that's another post), when we arrived home to find Daddy with a pair of tweezers up Sofia's nostril. Apparently, she'd appeared in front of him five minutes before exclaiming, "Up my nose Daddy."

"I've almost got it," says Simon, sweating profusely, "but it's up so high." And with that our darling Sofia sniffed, and the little plastic jewel that was just out of reach, disappeared completely.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sofia goes to hospital (again!).

Let me explain… my youngest has been at it again. This time her toddler antics (snorting a little plastic gem up her nostril), managed to land her in hospital - once more - they even recognised me. I'm too tired to go into it right now, so I'm posting these pics to link up with #MagicMoments, as trust me, when your child comes round from a general anaesthetic, it is a rather magic moment. However, when she shortly afterwards eats jelly, and then wears the vomit bowl on her head, it is simply LIFE AS IT IS at its best, and that which needs sharing.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Happy Kids Happy Christmas

Holidays are round the corner, so what are you going to do with the kids? Here are ten priceless ideas to keep them entertained...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Toddlers, technology & the need to hide my phone.

As parents we turn to gadgets and gizmo's for an easy life. I get it; at times my girls drive me mad. But by giving them a simple gaming app on my phone, I feel like I may as well be sitting them in front of the television. They go all zone like. And it is not the sort of parenting I want to resort to.

Monday, 2 December 2013