Sunday, 14 December 2014

Hamma Bead Gift Tags

We are pushing the boat out this Christmas and making Hamma Bead gift tags for all of the pressies. Everyone has a theme, Panda's for Betty, Cat's for Biba, Star Wars for Ethan and Harry Potter for Kelli...

What do you think?

Dobby Hamma Beads

R2D2 Hamma Beads

Our Hamma Beads are from Craft Merrily

Friday, 21 November 2014

Smiggle Store Birmingham

I love stationery, my girls love stationery so we really couldn't turn down the invitation to the opening of the new Smiggle store in Birmingham's Bullring.

If you don't know about Smiggle it's high time that you do. The girls have been talking about it for the last couple of months, since one opened in Leicester Highcross. 

Smiggle Birmingham

Packed to the rafters with awesome, Smiggle is a stationery lovers dream. Kitsch, cute, eastern styling in a plethora of popping colourways to excite and invite.

Smiggle erasers

Scented stamp markers

Smiggle pencil case

Smiggle tag

Konichiwa Activity Book

Smiggle pencils

A very big thank you to Smiggle for planting firm smiles on all of our faces. Check out what we bought along with our fab goodie bag contents below.

If you love stationery get your Smiggle on asap, you will find a store full of perfect bits for Christmas and beyond. 

Smiggle goodies

You can follow Smiggle on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook or check them out at www.smiggle.co.uk

Monday, 15 September 2014

Raising For Grayson : Snowdon

Last summer when I was enjoying a week at the awesome Coombe Mill a group of friends / bloggers formed a plan in support a family that many in the parent blogger community have grown to know and love. This plan was to become Raising For Grayson.

Here's why...
Our friend Kara is truly a superwoman, she won't have that said around her but her amazing son Grayson rolls with his own level of super hero powers and he had to get his fight from somewhere - right?

For young Grayson, ever day is a battle, his disability is so rare and complex that it's known as SWAN (syndrome without any name). The plight of Kara's family made us want to move mountains to support them and last month that's exactly what Kirsty and Clara did.

Climbing Snowdon For Grayson


My Two Mums Snowdon

Don't let their fresh complexion and broad smiles fool you, what My Two Mums were about to undertake was going to push them and challenge them, more than they ever imagined.

Kirsty tells the story of the climb much better than I could even attempt to but what I will say is that they raised over £1000 to buy some much needed equipment for Grayson as well as showing the world what amazing stuff they are made of.

Kirsty and Clara - you rock.


My Two Mums climb Snowdon


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Let's Talk About Sex

As a blogger I get sent a lot of press releases. Very few lead to a blog post, but as I have two girls teetering on the edge of becoming teenagers, this one from Lil-Lets struck a bit of a chord with me. 
Here's why...

Following a recent survey of 2000 British parents, Lil-Lets have found that more than 60% of parents find it difficult to talk about sensitive subjects like puberty and sex with their children. I am quite shocked by this, especially in this 'in your face social media world'.

I guess that I'm not the norm (don't say anything), when it comes to my parenting style, but I truly believe that it's your job as a parent to ensure that stigma and embarrassment don't even enter the building when you are talking about these essential topics with your children. 
After all, if they don't learn from your positive, relaxed example, there's always the playground and social media waiting to teach and tease.

Get over it people..... because if you don't take the positive highroad of talking to your kids about puberty and sex - who knows what they will learn (or from whom).

There are some additional resources at the end of this post, if you have an issue talking sex, check them out.



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