I’m off to BritMums Live 2016…

life as our little family

If truth be told I never thought this day would come. And with less than a week to go I think it’s about time I started to think about it, or at least plan what I am wearing. That’s the most important thing right? Attending blogging conferences has always been something which I have shied away from, choosing the smaller ones in fear of being a little overwhelmed. Often the larger ones are in London and as much as I do love a big city I don’t know London very well. I have visited a few times, mostly with work which has literally meant a flying visit, and so, I guess you could say that I’m a little nervous about it. It’s the unknown for me, the tube, finding my way, who I’ll bump into and how it will all turn out.


Happy Endings with Room to Grow

life as our little family

As Lil G approaches his 5th birthday, gulp, I can’t help but look back at all the milestones we have been ticking off lately. His height chart, his school work, his swimming badges, removing the stabilisers from his bike and let’s not forget putting the finishing touches to his big boy bedroom. With a little help from a few trusted brands, finally I think we are there. Just a few little tweaks and hey presto the boy will have his big boy bedroom.

That was until we started to have a little clear out of his clothes. One thing we noticed was that his clothes no longer fit his baby wardrobe, storage is becoming an issue. On the one hand I was quite excited about the prospect of shopping for new bedroom furniture, on the other hand I could feel my heart aching. My baby is growing up, just another sign of how quickly life is passing us by. In the blink of an eye our gorgeous boy is turning the grand old age of five and we are dismantling yet a another piece of furniture and saying goodbye to another chapter. (more…)

#MySundayPhoto – Lytham St Anne’s Pier

lythan st annes pier

Before I forget that we have actually seen the sunshine this year, that feeling of sand in between my toes and the sunshine on my skin, I thought I would share a photo of the Pier at our favourite beach. The Pier at Lytham St Anne’s has that perfect blend of old and new. A cute little coffee shop serving delicious cake, slot machines just like the ones I played on as a little one and a rickety pathway to the end where you can see the sand or water beneath you. The beach certainly is our happy place, life certainly does feel good when we escape to the seaside.

I love the colours in this photo, the bright blue sky against the sand. And then there is the shadow casting down on to the sand. Bring back summer.

Do you have a favourite beach?

KA x



Cosy blankets, Eating clean & Birthday plans #LittleLoves

life as our little family

And relax. Ooh it’s been a busy week. I have kick started my fitness and clean eating again and after two weeks and 6 sessions later I feel like I am back on track. I’ve popped a little post up on the blog about how I’ve left myself down lately, do pop over if you fancy a snoop. It’s blooming tough trying to fit everything in and since the new year I think I have really struggled. Such a tough balance and one I think I will beat myself up on for years to come. Whether its work, parenting, after school classes, me time, time with Mr H as well as family time and the cleaning (who am I kidding, Mr H does that) oh and blogging and lets not forget capturing our little family life, the list really is endless.


Fathers Day Kisses with Braun

life as our little family

A picture of pure happiness. I took this photo on our recent trip to the seaside during half-term and I have to say I think it is one of my favourite captures of the boys together. I just love how happy they both are, the joy in their faces and cheeky personalities shining through. Whether they are building sandcastles on the beach, kicking a football or having kisses and cuddles I love to hear them being father and son. Because after all a son’s first hero is his Dad. (more…)

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