Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunday somethings...

We have been such busy bees lately... I haven't had time to just sit and think let alone update the blog and let you know what we have been up to or what we have been loving.... 

Things have calmed down abit now so I decided to get my blogging mojo back and sort my life out... (Again) 

Do you ever feel like you've really got everything together? Super organised? Super happy? Then something gets thrown in and you go right off track? Me too... But I'm back on it and I'm going to start my "Sunday Somethings" will let you know a few things that have happened this past week...

We finally got round to decorating our house... Working in the day meant the evenings were filled with paint and rollers.. But I'm happy now it's done and I decided to brighten our living room by bringing in some colour alongside my new coffee table that my very talented Dad made me.. I love it.

I went on Miss E's final school trip of foundation we were so lucky with the weather..  Perfect day ended with Strawberry picking at a local farm with my mum and the girls.

Friday ended the working week perfectly coffee and a shop with a lovely friend who I don't get to see enough and a spa evening with some lovely mummy friends.

The weekend was perfect 2 parties, family time and fish & chips at the park. 
Feeling refreshed and ready to smash this week... Maybe slightly emotional in the week as Miss E completes her 1st year at school and Miss K is going in to year 4!!!

I hope you have had a lovely week and I hope you can really find time to enjoy the coming one...

Lots of love xxxx

Monday, 27 June 2016

We always have the drinks on standby....

Being an active household, we are constantly needing to remember to take drinks wherever we go, be it work,gymnastics,school,park trips,swimming or just out exploring...

think it really helps the girls to see us carrying around our bottles of water, they are used to drinks being readily available, water is always there right next to their plate at dinner or fresh juice with breakfast, gone are the days of remembering to take nappies etc on an outing but I still always remember to take bottles of drink.

When BritMums invited bloggers to take part in their #EnjoyMoreWater challenge as part of the Robinsons campaign, I jumped at the chance with the "Summer" hopefully just around the corner I always look for new ways to keep our children well hydrated. 

We received 6 samples of the Robinsons Squash'd drinks, these are perfect, compact in size making it easy to take with you wherever you go.. The girls have loved these, added excitement being able to squeeze some of this into their water... My current favourite is the citrus flavour.

I did some research as to how much water my children should be drinking daily....

The recommended daily amount of fluids is: 5 glasses (1 litre) for 5 to 8 year olds. 7 glasses (1.5 litres) for 9 to12 year olds. 8 to 10 glasses (2 litres) for 13+ years.

I know how important it is to keep up your fluid intake, as soon as those levels drop for me the headaches start, I feel sluggish... I don't want this for my children.

My top tips for helping your kids drink more would be....

1) Always keep water within easy access, be it a jug in the fridge or on the table

2) Give a drink with every meal

3) Give a bottle of drink to take to any activity

4) Use a reward chart... Stickers for every glass they have..

We are looking forward to making some ice lollies with our Robinsons Squash'd....


This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons

Friday, 17 June 2016

My perfectly timed EarlyBird snack boxes

You know when something really simple makes you happy? Well something has done this for me and it won't be any surprise to know this really simple thing is food related.....

Where do I start? These boxes have come at a perfect time for me, busy schedules,not always having time to make myself a proper lunch and being in places where you are surrounded by vending machines containing only chocolate and crisps (this does not help my calorie intake for the day.)

These boxes come in a handy letterbox size and are just £4.95!!!

Although I am yet to try all of the snacks & tea (yes you get a teabag aswell... Bonus) I haven't found one I don't like or one that doesn't appeal to me, I always make sure I have one in my bag ready for times in need, all of the nutritional information is in a lovely personalised booklet (loved that touch)
Also worth noting that even the ones I would call less healthy are still pretty low in calories! 

I want to thank the team at EarlyBird for giving me the chance to review their boxes and I will definitely be subscribing!

What snackboxes do you subscribe to?