When my eldest was born in 2010 I found motherhood wasn't what I expected. I struggled to bond with him and spent money on trips and toys trying to compensate.
I was eventually diagnosed with postnatal depression and was forced to leave my job. Suddenly I had lots of time on my hands to think about what was important!
I decided I needed to slow down, spend less, and have more meaningful time with them.
After my second came along I took a course in home-based childcare, and learned about play theory - I was fascinated and couldn't wait to put it into practice.
My second was a little sponge for learning and it made sense to try my ideas on him whilst big brother was at school. I 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 the darkrooms at University
I'm phobic of the sea, after floating away on a rubber dinghy as a child
We're camping addicts and spend around 4 weeks of the year in our trailer tent