Next week I have two birthdays. My kids are exactly two years apart – to the week – so I have one birthday on the 10th and one on the 17th.
This year we are throwing Charlie a 4th birthday party and sharing the cake with Lila – well she is only going to be two and will be just as excited running around whether it’s her party or not. Don’t make me feel bad. read more…
Founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to 36,000 inner-city children in the UK. read more…
We’re nearly at a stage where we can afford to do the kids room switcharoo we have been discussing forever.
In the time it’s taken to save up, my ideas for beds / colours / rugs have changed approximately 6 million times.
But one thing has stayed the same, I really want Charlie’s room to be mainly black and white (with pops of colour) which I think will look cool and most importantly, will grow with him so I don’t need to redecorate in another couple of years.
Here’s my inspiration so far. Obviously, this may still change…
Whether they like them or not, hats are a necessary part of the kid winter uniform. I usually have to go for the style with ties for Lila as it would be on for 0.6 seconds otherwise. Charlie is a little more tolerant, but only likes a beanie these days.
But I’ve found a new brand on Etsy that appeals to the sensible they-will-keep-them-warm mother in me, but also are quirky enough to make sure the kids are happy wearing them.
Ershware was set up at the end of last year by Ashley Thorner, an Art & Design grad who had started making hats, accessories and screen-prints for her son and created the store after seeing the way people reacted to them.
Most of the fabrics are upcycled from well-loved t-shirts (check out the Foo Fighters hats on the site!), because it’s eco-friendly, soft and has a history to it.
Based in Washington, USA, Ashley says her hats are great in the cold, rainy weather – so perfect for grey UK skies.
Check out Ashley’s other designs here – she also takes orders if you have a special request.