Children Changing Careers p:14 - Ali from Mum in a Nutshell

children changing careers featuring ali from mum in a nutshell

Welcome to part 14 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Ali from Mum in a Nutshell 
You can see more of Ali on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram

Here is her career changing story...

Buying Toddler Toys: Age, Ability or Interest?

Buying Toddler Toys: age, ability or interest.  The Wicked Uncle Challenge

Choosing toys for your little one (or someone else's little one!) can be a bit of a minefield sometimes. As a parent, you usually have a pretty good idea of the kind of things your child is interested in, but it isn't always easy to find something that is also suitable for their age - especially with regards to younger children and babies. If you are also interested in child development (like me!) and can't help but plan for your child's 'next steps' in learning - it can get even trickier...especially if some areas and stages of development are hit earlier than average in terms of age, but all of the 'toys' and activities you think could help build on their skills are marketed at children much older - usually for health and safety reasons.

"Today I made a total mess" - Tommee Tippee® Mini Moments (giveaway)


Tommee Tippee Mini Moments milestone cards giveaway as part of the Asda Baby Event #parenton
There's a reason he's in the basket and the washing is not...
If you are a parent already, you will no doubt be familiar with the various 'milestone cards' used to chart your baby's achievements...usually via strategic placement of said 'card' next to baby ( or toddler), snapping away and then editing the hell out of your photo until baby looks perfect and your Instagram world looks nothing short of rosy, milk smelling, powdery puffs of perfection.

Vlog testimonial for Shaw Academy: Diploma in Blogging and Content Marketing

Arthurwears reviews Shaw Academy diploma in blogging and content marketing

Are you thinking about taking an online course with Shaw Academy? Here is a quick vlog testimonial (my first ever - be nice!) on my experience. It's really quick (only 2.5mins long) so if you have any further questions, pop them in the comment box below and I will reply...

Oh and if any more experienced 'vloggers' can tell me how to choose the still image that displays on a YouTube video I'd be really grateful - don't especially like this shot of me with my eyes closed lol!!!...

Children Changing Careers p:13 - Gemma from all by mama

Career change inspiration from Gemma at all by mama

Welcome to part 13 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Gemma from all by mama - a marketplace of mamas working around their family! SO appropriate for this series, I have been really looking forward to featuring her and her amazing business.


You can see more of Gemma on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Here is her career changing story...

Kidloland App review and giveaway

Kidloland app review and giveaway

Last month I was given a year's subscription to the Kidloland app for pre-schoolers to try out and review, plus five, 3 month subscriptions for my readers to win. We have spent a good amount of time trying out this app and I can honestly say it is fabulous! Here's why...

EYFS Toddler Activities roundup 1 - Learning through play

EYFS 'learning through play' toddler activities

EYFS Toddler Activities roundup 1

Those of you who follow me on social media: 
 
will no doubt have noticed that I LOVE to come up with interesting 'learning through play'  activities for Arthur to try at home. Play is the best way for children ( and arguably adults too) to learn! If it is fun, we are more likely to remember it aren't we?? Over the coming weeks I am going expand on some of my social media posts in more detail, should you wish to give some of these a go yourself...

Children Changing Careers p:12 - Shaney from iMummyBlog

Children Changing Careers, iMummyBlog

Welcome to part 12 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Shaney from iMummyBlog who is now a Night Tube Train Operator!

You can see more of Shaney on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Here is her career changing story...

My husband steals my toothbrush...


Sonic Chic toothbrush

My Husband steals my Toothbrush

You know the scenario, (or maybe you don't, in which case - read on...) you're X number of years into your relationship with 'Mr Perfect'/ 'The One'/ the 'love of your life forever and ever', when suddenly the teeny tiny little things that you'd completely glazed over whilst wearing your rose tinted glasses, they start to...shall we say, become less invisible?

I love you - say the words



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Children Changing Careers p11: Anneka from Hello My PA




children changing careers, Hello My PA, Mrs Crafty B

Welcome to part 11 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Anneka from Hello My PA.

You can see more of Anneka on Twitter, Google+ and  LinkedIn. Anneka also has a Twitter and Facebook page for her blog - Mrs Crafty B.

Here is her career changing story...

Children Changing Careers p10: Clare Bowes Photo




Clare Bowes Photo, children changing careers

Welcome to part 10 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.
You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Clare from Clare Bowes Photo.

You can see more of  Clare's photography work via Instagram and Facebook. Clare also has a shop for her hand made products, plus a dedicated Instagram and Facebook page.

Here is her career changing story...

Children Changing Careers p9: Vicki from Bo&Bel





Welcome to part 9 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.This week's post features Vicki from Bo&Bel. Her products look wonderful - I would have loved to have tried some of these when Arthur was little (who am I kidding - I still need teething equipment now he's a toddler!)

You can see more from Vicki on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Linkedin.

Here is her career changing story...

Did I trigger my child's separation anxiety?


separation anxiety, arthurwears

Those of you who follow my social media pages will perhaps have gathered by now that at the (current) age of 17 months, Arthur has never once slept a whole night - and as a result, neither have I. At every 'milestone' we have waited and hoped that 'tonight will be the night'. We have looked for reasons as to why he may have had a difficult night: teething, growth spurts, development milestones, over-stimulation, shorter daytime naps, longer daytime naps, too many naps, not enough naps...everything feels like a possible reason when you are sleep deprived and desperate.

One thing that has become obvious to us lately though, is the fact that Arthur CAN sleep, just not when he thinks he's alone, and we can pin point the EXACT day this started and the possible 'event' surrounding this change - which leaves me wondering...is it all connected? Did I trigger this separation anxiety?

A Liverpool Hen-do: Nude life drawing and more... (plus photos!)

 nude life drawing, naked male model, hen party me uk, hen party, hen do, liverpool

For the most part of this year I have been working hard preparing a hen party for my twin sister in Liverpool! The hen do finally took place in April and yes, true to my usual form for special occasions, I managed to fall ill and miss the entire thing! I have some great photos though, plus some helpful info, advice and feedback for anyone looking to do the same (plan a hen do that is, not fall ill and miss it!)

Children Changing Careers p8: Laura from Maybimoo


Laura Sant, Maybimoo, beauty magnified, children changing careers

Welcome to part 8 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.
You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.
This week's post features Laura from Maybimoo

You can see more from Laura on Facebook and via her FakeBake shop.

Here is her career changing story...

Children Changing Careers p7: Nicola from 'Too Much (Mothering) Information'




Welcome to part 7 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.
You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.


This week's post features Nicola from Too Much (Mothering) Information - TM(M)I
You can see more from Nicola  on Twitter, Instagram and her Blog

Here is her career changing story...

Am I a parent or a child? - dancing with a toddler



Arthurwears, toddler dancing, toddler dancing on feet
Arthur dancing on my feet

Every now and then in life we have those moments when we don't know whether we feel more like a child or a parent.
This was one of those moments...

Children Changing Careers p6: Karen from Two Tiny Hands



twotinyhands, children changing careers, arthurwears

 Welcome to part 6 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children.

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.


This week's post is a little bit different! Featuring Karen from Two Tiny Hands who's 'career change' is one that I think many mums can relate to, with her new 'job title' being stay at home mum - or simply, motherhood.
 Choosing to stay at home and look after a child is just as important work as any, the only difference being you don't get a wage slip at the end of the month for doing it! Nevertheless, making such a decision and dedicating your time to raising a child or children is no less inspirational.

You can see more from Karen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google.

Here is her career changing story...

Children Changing Careers p5: Vicki Psarias from Honest Mum




vicki Psarias, honest mum, honest mummy, children changing careers

Welcome to part 5 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A series for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children!

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features award winning film maker, Blogger and mum of two, Vicki Psarias from Honest Mum.

You can also see more from Vicki on her Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Here is her career changing story...