Author Archives: Louise

Friday Focus 17/03/17 – Spring is in the air

Sunny days, warmer weather, daffodils blooming in the garden – it must be Spring! This week has seen us shedding our winter coats and enjoying trips to the park after school.

Spring - this week's word of the week

I love getting out and about at this time of year. The world is such a pretty place. The trees are full of pink and white blossom, the rhododendrons are starting to bloom and daffodils seem to be waving their bright cheery heads everywhere.… Read more

Thoughts at 3AM: Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is one of the hardest things about parenthood. Nothing really prepares you for it. The mind-numbing, all-consuming exhaustion that comes with a repeated lack of quality sleep. The way it affects your mood and your sanity. Those moments when it seems almost everyone else is sleeping and you feel alone.… Read more

#withkindnessandlove 10 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

#withkindnessandlove is a weekly series which is part of my #365daysofkindness project which I am taking on during this year. Each week, I will be sharing some stories of kindness along with some things that have made me smile during the week.  Some weeks I might share a quote that has inspired me, or some suggestions for small acts of kindness that I have come across.… Read more

Siblings – March 2017

It’s crazy how quickly the weeks go by now that we are in a routine of school and preschool. Once we get home from the school run, the afternoon whizzes by in a blur of busyness – reading, doing the weekly home learning book activity, getting dinner ready and the girls fed and then before I know it it’s time for bath and bed.… Read more

Easter crafts: creating an Easter basket with glittery eggs

The daffodils are popping up, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is on the way. This month’s #BostikBlogger craft box provided the perfect inspiration for some Easter crafts. My girls had a wonderful afternoon making Easter baskets out of craft foam and filling them with glittery eggs. The baskets are simple to make, although young children will need some adult help with making the basket.… Read more

From the mouths of babes #111 – Good for the heart?

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


Thank you to everyone who linked up last week.… Read more

Heart family fun at Cliveden

One of the highlights of half-term for Jessica and Sophie was our day out at Cliveden with another heart family.  Jessica and P first met at the heart ward Christmas party and quickly made friends with each other. They are around the same age as each other (P is a few months younger) and both have similar heart conditions.… Read more