Category: Toddler

Babies in Space! The Boo Theatre

Last weekend, Oona and I were invited along to The Boo Theatre to their ‘Babies in Space’ to join in the adventure of  baby Luna who has been lost by its Mama and needs to find its way home. We had an absolutely wonderful time. As you know, I have four children and they all take up lots of my… Read more →

Oona’s first ride

Aw look what I found hiding in my drafts folder! I was going to share these pictures with you and forgot! Yes she is wearing lipstick…I could’ve kissed her but since it’s quite a neat job she had probably begged me for some! I don’t make a habit of dolling my toddler up for a trip to the supermarket, I… Read more →

Ducks and friends in Hebden

Another beautiful Hebden Bridge post, just in case you have forgotten what ducks look like! It’s a miserably grey day, yet somehow not when you are in a beautiful town with lovely pals. There’s only a few weeks between Oona and Pip, and whilst they argue a bit, they have a firm friendship.   He was giving seeds to Oona… Read more →

Oona’s second birthday.

This is the pile of pressies Oona got up to on her birthday 🙂 Imogen crocheted her a little bag, which was very sweet! Elizabeth dressed up in her shiny Christmas frock (at 7.30 in the morning) to celebrate the occasion She also got another handbag complete with lipstick, purse, sunglasses, compact and she totally loved it! Here she is… Read more →

What’s in a label?

There’s this argument I keep having online. Argument is a bit of a strong word, I suppose…but I always end up drawn in to answering a common question. People often disagree with me and although I can see their point of view I still put my point across. So that’s kind of arguing, right? The question that draws me in… Read more →

Wellies and shades: toddler uniform!  

A general musing on the whys and wherefores of the toddler mind. Why oh why does the toddler uniform consist of sunglasses and wellies? Oona often refuses clothing of any kind yet will wear sunnies and wellies all day long! I’ve had to buy her another pair of wellies so that she can change out of her ‘collecting the eggs… Read more →

Kangaroo Care: toddler

‘Kangaroo care’ is a term coined by professionals to describe the act of putting a neonate or newborn to the mother’s body ‘skin on skin’. It is practised by fathers too, but the emphasis is mostly on the mother due to it being linked to a positive breastfeeding relationship. It is known to stabilise heart rate, temperature, promotes physiological and… Read more →


Ah look at my pirate-babies! Imogen and Leon have played pirates aat least three times a week for the past YEAR but since we went to The Sea-life Centre and they bought some new outfits and other props they have a renewed enthusiasm and a new recruit 🙂            Oona is actually extremely dangerous with a sword and knows how… Read more →

Hot chocolate in Starbucks

I took the kids to the gym for Karate and Oona and I waited in Starbucks for them to finish. We both had a soya hot chocolate and it was delicious! Unfortunately on the way there Oona had an accident and so I took off her leggings and knickers and wrapped her cardigan around her waist to preserve her modesty!… Read more →

Washing up: opportunities for water play

My Oona is a busy little person! She loves helping, even though it mostly isn’t helpful! Here she is washing up! I couldn’t resist sharing it with you! For her it is any excuse for a bit of water play and in the home environment allowing kids to play with water offers many learning opportunities: it is a step towards… Read more →