WHAT'S ON OUR PLATE

WHAT'S ON OUR PLATE
WHAT'S ON OUR PLATE

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TRACKS OF MY YEARS

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Making Music Fun With Pomelody

It's no secret that I love listening to music and this has definitely rubbed off on all three boys. They can be heard singing along to their favourite songs often and James has recently asked if he can learn to play an instrument at school. Although this is something we can't accomodate at the minute it is something we are going to revisit in the near future.

When my three were little the only thing that I thought our local area lacked was a music club for tots and preschoolers. The internet and online resources weren't a big influence in most homes at all but today they play a huge part in almost every home. E-learning comes in all shapes and forms and there's a new platform starting up that is aimed at young children.


My Dream Road Trips

My nana is a travel bug, there's no other way to describe her. She goes away as often as she can and there aren't many places around the world that she hasn't been to. Her daughter, my auntie is exactly the same. Every year for the last 5 years she has gone on holiday for two to three weeks at a time and travelled around America - she got married in Vegas and travelled for two weeks visiting different places. Not so long ago she went away and started in one state and finished in another. 

The apple hasn't fallen far from the tree and I am itching to start travelling afar myself. Whilst the boys are still young we are planning a few trips around the UK and to resorts in Europe with small excursions included but when they are older and either not interested in family holidays or no longer living at home we will definitely be going for longer periods of time and further afield.  

Are You Guilty of Throwing Away Your Child's Artwork?

A recent study** has unearthed a very guilty secret amongst parents across London. The findings revealed that 64% of parents have to throw away their children’s artwork as a way of coping with the sheer volume, and 47% have even been caught doing it! A further 17% admitted that they often palm their kid’s handy work off to friends and grandparents as a way of clearing some space in the home.

I must admit that I have thrown many pieces of their artwork away or given it to my parents and Matt's parents purely because we have been sent many, many pictures home from school. Add to it that the boys used to draw almost every day at home too it makes for a lot of drawings with very little space to keep them. 

Trying to Keep My Acne At Bay

I never really suffered from spots as a teenager - yes I had the odd one here and there - usually around the time of school photographs or when I was going to go out to meet my then boyfriend - you know the usual moments of stress in a young girl's life... Oh, how I wished I hadn't taken my beautiful skin for granted back then.

Fast forward a few years (ok a few more than a few) and here I am with more than a few troublesome spots, pimples, blackheads and greasy skin. I don't know what changed but since having the boys my skin has been awful. Obviously, my stress levels are a lot higher now but I can't put all the blame on that for my frequent outbreaks.