Martinhal: Our First Ever Holiday Abroad With The Toddler

Holidays with toddlers

I've done it. I've booked a holiday abroad with our toddler. Our first ever trip abroad together. Our first proper holiday (providing you don't count Centerparcs). I want to scream with excitement and fear, all at the same time. After two and a half years of being too chicken to go abroad with our child, the place ...

Six Brilliant (Vitamin D Packed) Recipes For Toddlers

American style pancakes for toddlers

When I look back over the 30 months of my daughter's life, I can clearly see the moments that I worried unnecessarily. Stressing over whether she was too hot or too cold, in her moses basket. Worrying about whether she'd had too many naps in a day. Creeping around on tip-toes while she slept, in ...

LEGO DUPLO Number Train: My Toddler’s New Favourite Toy

Toddler playing with Lego Duplo

On April 29th last year I was sitting on my sofa, drinking tea and (probably) eating toast with Marmite, when I decided to buy my (then) 18-month-old some building blocks. Not knowing the first thing about them, I turned to Twitter and tweeted:  #boringSundaymorningmumtweet What's the difference btwn Lego Duplo & Mega Bloks? Which is better? A ...

10 Easy Easter Crafts For Toddlers

How to make Easter crafts with kids

If you're a regular reader, you might know that I'm the least crafty person ever. As a child/teenager, I loved art, but I was never very good at it. I did pencil sketches of Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block, I took Higher Art at school (the Scottish equivalent of A Levels), and my ...

Making A Statement With A Necklace

Statement necklace

I've got a bit of a thing for a statement necklace. I mean, how many other things can you just sling on, no matter what else you're wearing, and know you'll instantly look smarter and on-trend? Without even realising, statement necklaces have become a bit of a signature look for me. Two friends clubbed together ...

Why Justin Fletcher Is A Rock Star To My Toddler

We love Justin Fletcher

Last week, I was in the office. It was the end of the day, and I suddenly punched the air and shouted "Yessss! I've got Justin tickets!"  The girls who sit behind me (the magazine's fashion team) looked over. "Justin Timberlake? Is he touring?" one of them asked. "No," I replied. "Justin Fletcher." Blank stares from ...