Welcome to #mamamondays. Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day
It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to make Mondays – and the rest of the week if need be – just a little more bearable.
I really hope that #mamamondays is inspiring you to make the most of this fresh start we get every week…
Well sort of. Miss M and I had a special invitation to Rave-A-Roo launch which sees a brand new clubbing mash up for the whole family.
We headed to Rave-A-Roo at the Ministry of Sound in South London (I admit my first ever visit!) for 2-hours of festival-style fun. Including live stage performances, neon crafts, UV tattoos and of course some dancing with its resident dance artists Go!Go!Go! (from Nick Jr).
Clubbing in the afternoon with kids without a whole lot of vodka n’ tonics takes some getting used too. The dark space unsettled Miss M at first but once she got into it and we hooked up with our friends over at CocoMamaStyle she seemed to really have fun.
I was impressed with the undercover buggy park, changing area, glow room chill-out area for babies, the monitored sound levels, grown-up bar (of course) and the Eat-A-Roo area selling hot drinks, snacks and sweet treats.
KIDS. PLAY. RAVE. REPEAT.
Visit Rave-A-Roo for more info.
OK – so we have (just about) come out the other side of potty training. And, we have even made it through Miss M going to the toilet alone (and placing her seat and stool in position).
But, our next hurdle is getting her to wash her hands after every trip. She will wash her hands when told, asked or taken but getting her to do it as a matter of routine is taking some time.
Having been sent not one, but 2 ‘hand washing’ incentives within weeks of each other I figured anything that could make this process a little more fun and appealing is OK in my book. So, we gave Squid Soap and ‘My Very Own’ toddler hand towel from Cuddledry a whirl.
Squid Soap is a fun and exciting way to teach little ones to wash their hands thoroughly – yes, really. The soap dispenser has a washable stamper on the top of the bottle which little hand press to ink up hands – and then use the soap to wash it off.
The theory being that they’re giving their hands a good wash as they need to remove all the ink. A simple but such a sweet – idea and what’s more the squid cover becomes a bath toy afterwards.
And, to finish Miss M has been drying her hands with her very one little hand towel. With a cute embroidered hand print, the super soft antibacterial bamboo and a little loop for her to hang up herself its been an instant hit as its just ‘hers’.
I love Pinterest. I really do. I love scrolling through and pinning away everything I like.
Sometimes I click through and read the stories behind the pins, but mainly I pin away for another day.
I’ve been Pinning like a crazy person of late as I am trying to re-organise the house (a home office, new bathroom…the list is endless) and at least here I can get inspired, imagine and dream a little (without spending any money yet!)
If you want to see what I’ve been up too you can take a look (and follow me) here: