The effect of rising childcare costs and what you can do

The rising cost of childcare costs is something that strikes a chord with parents all over the country. The UK is at a crisis when it comes to childcare; the cost per week of childcare is on the up, however wages are not increasing with it. This leaves parents at a crossroads, wondering how to cover the ever-increasing costs whilst keeping up with other necessary payments at the same time.

Daisy playing in a Wendy house

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Living Arrows 39/52

This week was a bit of an odd one… As I basically spent next to no time with Daisy, besides 1-2 hours each day. I was under the weather with a rotten cold, so my lovely Mum stepped up. Also, Daisy went to nursery, where she got a bump to her head again..! Then my Mother-in-law had Daisy on Thursday and took her for a blood test and I went away on Friday for the whole weekend. What a week! Anyway, this weeks living arrows 38/52 post is now live.

Living Arrows is a linky from the lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said that you can find here. Parents are invited to link up weekly and share photos of their children from the previous week. I love taking part and I’m looking forward to looking back at the end of the year.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrows 39/52 – 2017

Living Arrows 39/52 - Daisy in her new dress

 

I actually took this on the Sunday of the week before, rather than last week, but I didn’t really have much time for nice photographs last week. Here is Daisy in a dress she got at Christmas that finally fits her. Daisy got all dressed up for lunch over at her Nanny and Grandad’s house. We had a lovely time and it was great to see them, instead of just handing Daisy over when they look after her.

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Review: Summer Infant Navy Polka Dot Changing Bag

The eagle eyed readers among you will know that my daughter is in nursery now. Daisy started nursery a couple of months ago and she goes one morning a week. The main reason for this was to allow her to socialise more, but also to allow me to get some work done. I tend to use this time to speak to brands, record podcasts or radio segments and have a little break too. In addition to this Daisy has begun going to our in-laws once a week too. I’m loving the break, and the chance to work in peace. What I am not loving is never having items in the changing bag when I get it back from people! For this reason I have the Summer Infant Navy Polka Dot Changing Bag to review now.

Summer Infant Navy Polka Dot Changing Bag - The front of the bag

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Living Arrows 38/52

Happy Monday! I love writing this every week, and thinking back to the week that has just gone by. I think taking part in Living Arrows gives me a load of gratitude for all the nice things that we get to do each week. Anyway, this weeks living arrows 38/52 post is now live.

Living Arrows is a linky from the lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said that you can find here. Parents are invited to link up weekly and share photos of their children from the previous week. I love taking part and I’m looking forward to looking back at the end of the year.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrows 38/52 – 2017

Living Arrows 38/52 - Daisy in the trolley at Toys R Us

Last week we got to go to Toys ‘R’ Us as part of a work campaign. It was great fun and we got Daisy’s Christmas presents sorted. Daisy had great fun running around the store and being super excited!

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What to pack for nursery

Sending your child off to nursery for the first time is a really daunting time as a parent. There are so many things to think about, especially if your child has illnesses or allergies. Like mine does. When it came time to get ready for Daisy to head off to nursery I didn’t know what to pack for nursery. I started to do some research and quickly condensed my checklist down to the essentials. Well, I say quickly… really I mean after 2-3 weeks of my daughter attending nursery.

What to pack for nursery

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