I have a soft spot for Spain, from the moment I coveted castanets and a straw donkey on a family trip to Majorca in the 1970s. More holidays to Spain continued and even in my twenties I joined my mum and dad on a trip to Tenerife where I met my future husband - who said holiday romances don't last?
This month has seen one of the greatest atrocities to hit the UK since the July 7th attack in 2005. Then, I was working in London and in the thick of it myself, based in the CityPoint building in Moorgate.
Welcome to April's SEND round-up - and at the risk of sounding like a weather girl, isn't it glorious out there?! The weather has been kind to us so far this Spring; let's keep our fingers crossed for a long warm summer ahead.
Spring has officially sprung and it is the brighter days which help to put a bounce in our stride and that spring in step. Now we have all adjusted to the clock changes it's that time of year when we all start looking around the house and garden thinking about what to throw out and which room to deep clean next.
Some people take 1st January as the time of year to review their finances. Whilst it's always good to have sound financial resolutions to take on throughout the year April is the month that really excites financial bloggers.
I recently learned a really interesting fact about toddlers and their sudden aversion to certain foods. Apparently it all comes down to an innate behaviour from our ancestors, when young children would roam free in the woods.
Not that I'm trying to make small talk, but haven't we had some beautiful weather over these past few weeks? Spring is just around the corner and it feels wonderful to be able to leave my huge parka coat at home and wear my dainty pink pumps instead of my chunky winter boots.
There was a lot of love for the Blue theme in the BritMums community this month, not just from overseas trips during the school holidays but here in Blighty too. Don't forget if you enjoy taking photographs, you can also join in with #SnapHappyBritMums over on Instagram.
Parents held their children a little closer after we published David’s post on dealing day-to-day with the death by suicide of his young son Peyton James. (‘When every red headed nerdy kid reminds you of your dead son.
Welcome back to the BritMums poetry and prose round-up for the month of March, one where I have seen a plethora of different poetry offerings with plenty of creativity from the young through to those of us who are a bit longer in the tooth! On March 21st a number of us bards celebrated World Poetry Day and some of received an incentive to do so - not that I ever need any encouragement to write!
It's finally, officially Spring - I'm so relieved because it means we're closer to being able to celebrate outdoors without wooly jumpers and waterproofs! I'm busy planning my boys' triple birthday celebration for July at the moment, in between planning Easter Bunny Celebrations - last year's will be hard to beat as we had so much fun and so many delicious treats!
Britmums bloggers know how to celebrate, and that extends to their pets too! So whether you're looking for inspiration for a birthday party for your four-legged friend or some gift ideas for their birthday, or a special treat just to let them know you love them, then look no further.
For some, the Easter holidays have been and gone, but for others, like us, we still have a few more days to go before we are back to school. My instagram stream has been choc full of people sharing fun days out, easter egg hunts or just spending time as a family.
Welcome to the April Video Round-Up post and what a response there was to this one. I was inundated with so many wonderful posts of days out during Spring, that it was so hard to choose just ten to feature.
Negativity is one of those things we can never completely and totally bulletproof ourselves against. On the other hand, by choosing to make somewhat small but significant changes, we can all learn to efficiently and productively counteract its destructive effects from our lives.
Pregnancy and childbirth is a truly miraculous thing, and not just the bit about something that big coming out of something that small. But lets face it, pregnancy and childbirth is somewhat embarrassing.
We were lucky when my girls were young and seemed to get a few weeks of snow every winter, but over the last few years snow has been sadly lacking. That hasn't stopped us from keeping our fingers crossed and even though Spring is just around the corner, we're still hoping that a last minute flurry of snow might pay a visit!
It’s the last BritMums breastfeeding round-up of 2016; what a year it’s been. I think it’s fitting to wrap it up with some of our breastfeeding highlights, especially after sharing some of our frustrations last month.
When little ones scrape a knee or cut themselves, it’s our job as parents to soothe away the tears. Our new project with Elastoplast is all about how you comfort and distract your child to turn those tears into smiles.