Why I Use A Bullet Journal To Organise My Large Family

Usiing a bullet jiurnal to organise a large family
Bullet journal: A history

A bullet journal isn’t an old concept and is often referred to in its short term, BuJo.

Ryder Carroll was in need of a system that would allow him to keep a diary, take notes, create to-do lists and plan for the future, something that would work with his learning disabilities and not hinder them. After sharing his rapid logging system with coworkers and friends it fast became a ‘thing’, the planner community embraced it and creatives switched it up. Read more

5 Alternative Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Mother's day gift ideas, Bullet journal, Blythe doll, Staedler, Unipin, a Kipling bag and Leuchtturn journal.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share some of the things that are hanging out on my Amazon wish list.

I love Amazon for this feature because I can window shop without spending and I can share it with my other half when he’s unsure of what to get for special occasions like Mother’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries.

I’m not a typical girly girl, I never really have been. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate make-up palette’s and jewellery, but they’re not always on my ‘need it right now’ gift list. Read more

10 Tips ~ How I Organised My Large Family Morning Routine

Large family morning routine, washing, cleaning, daily routine chores bullet journal

Large family morning routine, Bullet journal cleaning routine, organising a large family

Having a large family can bring some stressed and rushed mornings. I know from first-hand experience how hard and tiring getting the kids out the door for school in one piece can be. I’m lucky if I managed to get out in some form of ready and got to work fully prepared. Things had to change. Read more

Reflections And Projections ~ February Round Up

A round up of birthdays, kids growing up, Beauty and the Beast, Pancake day and partners working away.

Reflections and Projections. February round up. Pancake Day. Beauty and the Beast.

February hasn’t seemed to pass as quite as fast as January did. Christmas is a memory and Pancake day is around the corner (move over Slimming world, mumma’s  got some flipping to do!) Read more

5 Lessons I’ve Learnt From My Daughter ~ Happy 10th Birthday Lily-Blue

5 Lessons I've Learnt From My Daughter

This week we celebrated Lily-Blues 10th birthday. It doesn’t actually feel like I was bringing her home that long ago. But, there are certain points when you really look at someone and see the changes and appreciate them on a whole other level.

5 lessons I’ve learnt from my daughter. Life Lessons. Learning lessons

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Mum And Dad Visit ~ Charity Shops And Country Walks

Charity Shops and Country Walks with Kids and Pugs

One of the hardest things about moving your little family a great distance from home is not seeing your close family circle as often as you’d like, want or sometimes need. I miss my Mum and Dad massively and my sister still asks me to come home at least once a week (we’ve been here nearly four years) and each time she does, I question myself. Read more

The Bedtime Tag

Bedtime Routine

1. Describe your usual bedtime routine.

The kids go upstairs around 7.30pm, and by upstairs I mean up and down, up and down, like a well demo’d yoyo. Eastenders is a must watch and if Mr Vixen is home late from work we’ll rewatch it together whilst he eats dinner.

Any chance we get to climb into bed early is always well received. We have been known to go up with the kids (does that mean we’re getting old?) Read more