When my eldest was born in 2010 I found motherhood wasn't what I expected.
Don't get me wrong, I thought he was the best thing since sliced bread, but there was something not quite right. I struggled to bond with him and didn't enjoy our time together.
I started spening money on toys and trips to compensate, but it didn't help how I felt.
Just before he turned two I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. By that time my mental health was so bad that I had to leave my job.
Suddenly I had lots of time on my hands, and now that my mental health was improving I started to spend more meaningful and creative time with him.
Jump forward four years and we were blessed with our second little boy.
I decided to do a course in home-based childcare and that is where I learned about play theory
I began trying my ideas on him and couldn't believe it, he was so engaged, and his learning was natural and enjoyable.
When we were blessed with our third baby boy I was so excited to share our creative and playful learning with him as well!
Now, as a household of three boys, life is pretty hectic, but I try to leave the mountains of washing and endless cleaning to spend a little playful and creative time with my children each day.
I hope you'll find a little time to sit down, have a cuppa, and join us...
I'm obsessed with finding loose parts at car boot sales (to my husband’s dismay)
I'm passionate about photography and spent many happy hours in darkrooms at University
We're camping addicts and spend around 4 weeks of the year in our trailer tent