Travel: 34 Tips For Taking A Toddler To Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Toddler drawing on a chalkboard at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

So you’re taking a baby or toddler to Center Parcs? Let me fill you in on some essentials you need to know before you go… We’ve been to Center Parcs a lot. Like, really a lot. The husband works at Woburn Forest, and we’ve been to the other 4 villages several times, so it’s become […]

Family: 8 Things Worth Buying Before Your Toddler Starts Preschool

Children off to preschool with rucksacks

The Boy is starting at a new preschool this September. It’s just across the road – at the primary school he’ll *hopefully* start at the following year – so the idea is that by sending him for a couple of days a week over the next year, we’ll ease him in to the whole thing […]

Travel: 50 Things To Pack For A Beach Holiday With Toddlers

Toddlers at the beach on holiday

We set off on our first overseas family holiday – to Sicily – with our 1-year-old and 3-year-old kids a few weeks back. I still have bad memories of working out what to pack for a previous holiday to Tuscany – my first ever trip with a baby (when I packed everything including the kitchen […]

Life: My IKEA Mid-Sleeper Bed Hack (Plus Major Mum Points)

IKEA mid-sleeper toddler bed curtains

I’m a big fan of buying second-hand – there’s not a single piece of new furniture in my 3-year-old’s bedroom. I’m also a big fan of IKEA, so when I spotted a chance to combine the two I was pretty chuffed. I found this IKEA mid-sleeper Kura bed for sale via one of those selling […]

Travel: Italy With Kids – Festa Di San Paolo In Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily

Playing outside the church

We got back from a week in Sicily on Sunday. It was our first holiday as a family of four, and – aside from a long delay at the airport due to a mix-up with our keys (to be fair, two screaming kids in the Europcar office probably sped things up a bit) and an […]

Life: 6 Easy Ways To Get Out Of A Cooking Rut

Vegetables on chopping board

I realised a couple of weeks ago that I’m well and truly stuck in a cooking rut. Despite the fact we own more recipe books than your average branch of Waterstones, I only ever seem to cook the same few dishes on repeat: lasagne, chilli con carne (made from the same packet of mince, obvs) […]

Travel: 5 Genius Travel Products For Under-5s

Twin Swim Ring pool float

**UPDATE 22/6/16: Having now had a chance to test out the Prince Lionheart stroller clip I can confirm it is AWFUL and I can’t recommend it. So, I’ve swapped the link for another similar product that – although I haven’t tested and therefore can’t personally recommend – gets much better reviews online. Apologies.*** Holiday travel […]

Life: 5 Ways Going To BritMums Live Is A Bit Like Going To School

Girl writing in school book

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be going along to BritMums Live 2016 – an all-day blogging conference that ends with the Brilliance In Blogging Awards, in which There We Go is a finalist for Fresh Voice (eeeek!). As I panic over what the hell to wear, who on earth I’m going to hang around […]