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Update from Green Mummy

5 Nov

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. It’s all been a period of change for me and I’m still adjusting to exactly what it is I do now!

As of a few weeks ago, a lovely lady called Rosie took over my business for me and I am now officially a ‘stay at home mum’. OK, so I’ve been a SAHM since I had my daughter BUT now I do it without trying to run a business from my dining room at the same time.

I’m still adjusting to not having 101 things to do in one morning and I have to say I thought I would now have loads of time on my hands but I haven’t noticed any real difference yet.  I have, however got more quality time to spend with Thomas who is 3 and has spent most of his life having to fit in around my work, nappy demos and customers visiting our home.

I have missed this quality time.  We now have time to sit and read for ages, do puzzles, go for a walk in the woods, bake or just sit and play.  I’m going to make the most of this time while it lasts. Before too long at all he will be at school and everything will change again.

Green Mums Blog will still be here, at least for the near future. I hope you will still continue to follow my posts and enjoy reading about our adventures. It will be a slightly different blog now, there will be no more talk about cloth nappies I’m afraid… there will however, still be plenty of crafting, play, reviews and probably a fair bit of ranting!

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Half term fun for little ones

12 Oct

 

Teddy bears picnic

Image by Rose Robinson via Flickr

 

I spotted lots of fun ideas for half term over on Twitter today.  I thought I would share some of these with you.

For rainy days – grab your wellies and waterproofs, get out into the park and find some muddy puddles to splash about in.  They may get messy but they will LOVE IT!  While you’re there find some leaves (shouldn’t be too difficult right now!) to bring home and do leaf rubbing, or use them to decorate a piece of artwork.  If it really is too bad to go outside make yourself a den, grab a torch and play at ‘camping in the forest’.  Make a little picnic to take on your adventure and invite some teddy bears to join you.  If you run out of provisions, empty your kitchen cupboards and use those tins and packets to play shops – it’s much more fun with the real stuff.

If the sun does decide to make an appearance, make sure you make the most of it.  How about a treasure hunt or an obstacle course in the garden.  Get out those washable paints and some big sheets of paper and let them go mad.  Take off shoes and socks to makes some footprints, cut them out and make a trail.   Follow the trail to find the grufflalo or go on a bear hunt.

Visit a farm and pick yourself a pumpkin.  Take it home to make some yummy Sweet Pumpkin Pie and don’t forget to use the shell to make your scary Halloween lantern.  If you’re still looking for ideas to keep the little ones busy – dig out the contents of your recycling bin, give them some glue and let their imaginations run wild.