• Let’s Play: Colour Boxes

    Jess McGlynn April 24, 2012

    This is not so much crafty as just a fun activity but we enjoyed it so much I wanted to include it.  I got the idea from this lovely blog. What you need:– Suitable plastic container to hold all your itemsWhat you need to do:– Ask your toddler…

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  • Meal Planning Monday 23 Apr 2012

    Jess McGlynn April 23, 2012

    Last week we almost stayed on course until the end of the week when I couldn’t be bothered didn’t get chance to go to the supermarket so the crispy crumb chicken (which I was really looking forward to) has been pushed back to this week. …

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  • Let’s Play: Handprint Hearts

    Jess McGlynn April 22, 2012

    We decided to make these handprint hearts for my Other Half’s birthday.What you need:– Coloured card– PaintWhat you need to do:– Paint your toddlers hand in two complementing colours and get them to stamp their handprint.  The handprints need to be touching each other roughly…

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  • Weaning: Why you should avoid spicy food…

    Jess McGlynn April 20, 2012

    This is going to be a short post as I really ought to be packing for our visit to the PIL’s this weekend…must. get. on. with. it. On Tuesday my Other Half made a chicken stir fry which was incredibly spicy.  Both me and M…

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  • Let’s Play: Muddy Puddles

    Jess McGlynn April 19, 2012

    Ok, I know this isn’t a craft but really who doesn’t like to splash in muddy puddles!?!What you need:– Waterproofs!– Puddles (obvs!)– A willing toddlerWhat you need to do:– Find a small puddle to start off with, it’s best to build up your endurance to…

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  • CWP v Non CWP

    Jess McGlynn April 18, 2012

    I recently read a list published by the National Trust called “50 things to do before you are 11 3/4.” It’s part of a new campaign by the National Trust to get our ‘cotton wool kids’ to spend time outdoors. I am definitely a parent…

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  • Food faux pas..

    Jess McGlynn April 17, 2012

    On Saturday night my Other Half made the dinner (that means he defrosted something I had previously made)  What he had failed to tell me is that when our washing machine broke a few months ago, he used one of the plastic food containers to…

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  • Let’s Play: Tissue Paper Flowers

    Jess McGlynn April 17, 2012

    We have spent the last few days making these lovely tissue paper flowers as thank you gifts for Meg’s Grammy and Nana for the Easter Gifts they bought for her and Eli.What you need to make the flowers:– Toilet roll– Pipe cleaner (green is best)…

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  • Jess McGlynn April 16, 2012

    I’ve been doing meal plans for a while now semi-successfully but this will be the first time I’ve joined in with #mealplanningmonday. As it’s the week before payday we’re not having anything exciting, just using up whatever we’ve got left in our freezer, fridge and…

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  • He crawls! Almost…

    Jess McGlynn April 16, 2012

    E can crawl.  Of this fact I am (almost) totally convinced.  I’ve just never actually seen him do it.  He has all the necessary skills; he can roll from his back to his tummy and then sit up.  He can go from sitting to all fours to down…

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  • Silent Sunday

    Jess McGlynn April 15, 2012
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