It is fair to say that 2020 so far has hit most of us like a sledgehammer, challenging what we consider as ‘normal’ life on a daily basis. However, despite the uncertainly, worry, stress and juggling COVID-19 has created, it has also presented a number of opportunities.
Many are unaware of how instrumental toys can be in fostering the development of children, and how toys can continue to shape the abilities and skills children need for life. Experts strongly agree that children learn by playing and toys are the instruments that allow them to discover the world they live in.
The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular holiday destinations in the country. The Dordogne Valley usually refers to the path followed by the river, and is towards the south of the department where it travels from east to west, passing through Bergerac and many of the other popular villages.
When I became pregnant with my fourth child I discovered very quickly that complete strangers were not shy in making a range of (mainly negative) comments.
Imagine the scenario, there are only a few minutes left before you need to leave for the airport, and there are still are some little things you are afraid you might leave behind.
Bucket lists…lots of us have made them, several of them even probably. They might be life bucket lists in general, crazy things you want to do type lists, or even travel bucket lists. Some of us have probably ticked a couple of things off the list as well. What would be on your toddlers bucket list?
What is motherhood to you? The true meaning of motherhood and all that it encompasses? The good, the bad, the ugly and the messy.
I’ve got a long time to go before I find this out, thank goodness – but I do joke sometimes that when they’ve all left home I will have lots of baths, go to the gym a lot, go and help build a school in Africa and volunteer at a care home.