I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

I took this photo the...

This is for yesterday’s prompt, I left my square black yesterday and so this is my Day 2 of the June Photo Challenge.

These guys always make me #smile. They have the ability to make me feel so very angry and then laugh only 5 minutes later. I’m glad they don’t hold a grudge or stay angry for too long.

I remember this moment well, they were giggling about the dogs. The dogs wandered around them chewing on the grass and Snoopy (our blind dog) nearly head butted Isla.

I love the bond they have developed over the past few months, with each other and the pets too. I’m not saying they love all day long (they bicker) but it’s not as much as they used to and it’s definitely determined by the amount of sleep they get.

Anyone else struggling to get their kids asleep but 10pm? I think Noah came down, in protest, 8 times last night to say he couldn’t sleep.

#mummyphotoaday

This is for yesterday’s prompt,...

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

🌾 I adore this photo! Not sure what it is exactly: the colours, the wonky lines, the sun setting to the right or the children’s freedom. Or, all of it put together.

This was an ordinary moment captured on our dog walk, Sunday evening. It’s little moments like this, the accidental captures, that I love the most.

I had no idea at the time of taking it that I’d love it as much as I do. I can hear the #kiddies giggling and it makes me want to smile.

Well, it’s a late post. But I didn’t finish work until 10:30pm ish & I’ve been winding down.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.

#mummyphotoaday

🌾 I adore this photo!...

Happy June everyone and here are the photo prompts for #mummyphotoaday, June photo challenge.

I’ve included lots of generic words as during lockdown there is quite a variation of photos. I love seeing how each person takes on the photo prompts, some absolutely stunning photos.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can share the photos throughout the month, but so others can find you and like or comment. It really is such a lovely community.

So, what is everyone doing for June?

Happy June everyone and here...

My favourite pics from May #mummyphotoaday, the fun photo a day photo challenge. Thank you to everyone who has taken part, so many amazing photos to choose from.

The photo is tagged, but left to right:
📷 @mummuddlingthrough
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @van_life_family_
📷 @ceeleah_and_the_small_humans
📷 @norfolk_kinsfolk
📷 @beautifully_defected
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @typicalmummy

I’ve really loved seeing photos from everyone that joined in: @sahrazade @shareyourplaywithme @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @confessionsofacrummymummy @adventuresstartathome @anywaytostayathome @chaos_at_leitrim @_lisaslife_ @happinessisasunbeam @themummyeditorial

All you have to do to join in with this photo challenge is use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday. Take the keyword from the photo prompts and use that in your caption. We’ve got a lovely community that enjoy seeing each others posts.

Thank you to everyone who joined in. Looking forward to June!

My favourite pics from May...

We went out with a bang for May! We had a day of socially distancing with #family.

Today is Nanny’s birthday, so we watched her open her presents on the driveway, with a good few metres distance. It was horrible not to be able to celebrate the day with her as we always do. We know we will soon and hopefully they can come and spend time in the garden with us soon, due to the new rules.

The kiddies get super sad when we leave families. It’s not nice but I think they understand why we can’t see them properly. Albeit they do not like it!

To cheer us up we played diggers in the fields surrounding my Mums new barn renovation project. No worries about socially distancing over there it is literally fields and fields. The kids loved zooming up and down on the dumper. I think it’s called.

Then we knocked on Great Grandma’s door to blow her a kiss and let her see the kiddies for a few minutes. It’s just so hard.

But, it was so lovely to see family today. Even if from afar and for a short time. We haven’t seen them in the flesh for around a month and it felt so nice.

Here’s to June and another month of lockdown. We’ve still got this!

#mummyphotoaday

We went out with a...

Yeah for the #weekend!! It seems to be the only time where tensions aren’t high and there is a calm amongst us.

We have no grand plans, obviously, but we do tend to get the dogs walked first thing (as it’s too hot later on) and then we do some gardening.

Yesterday I spent an hour pulling all the weeds and long grasses from the front garden. It looks so much neater now but I still have a lot of work to do.

I love this photo of us of all, we do not have many as we never sit still long enough 🤪 This is our family lockdown portrait though and it’s a nice memory: sunny days, rainbows and quality time together at home.

Do you have any special memories throughout this lockdown?

#mummyphotoaday

Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

Homelearning made fun with Learning Resources #competition

We are big fans of Learning Resources in the Constant household, they have some incredible resources that are fun, engaging and aid education. The perfect concoction for homelearning and lockdown. So, we teamed up with them to give one of my lucky readers a prize bundle of goodies to help get through these uncertain times. *Competition window at the bottom of this post.

The Learning Resources prize bundle

I love this prize bundle, there are some fantastic items that will really help with homelearning and educating your children from home. They are also fun! A great combo worth over £50.

Learning Resources homelearning

Word on the Street (Junior)

This is a great, family fun, game and the kiddies loved it. The idea is that the letters of the alphabet are in a long row in the middle of the board. When it’s your turn, (working in teams), you pick a card and have a discussion about words that meet the criteria. For example it might be something in the kitchen. On our first few goes the words were just anything. However, as we got more into the game, the words became tactical.

Word on the Street

You see, whatever word you choose, you move the letters of that word one space towards your team on the board. You can see there are 2 spots on either side that the letter can move. So if you choose words with E in them, you move E towards your team until it slips off the board and becomes YOURS.

Word on the street

You need 8 letters on your side of the board to win. It’s so much fun and I love the words they thought of to try and get the letters, for example using words with 3 of a letter in it. Very clever!

A homelearning times table game

So, we used the calculator, tackling tables set and the ocean counters to create a Maths game that the children really enjoyed. We love these ocean counters so much, Isla uses them daily to help with her Maths work (perfect for grouping out fractions).

times table game

The idea of the game was that Mummy shouted out the sum from the tackling tables card and the kiddies had to shout out the answer and get the right amount of counters to demonstrate they understood what the amount is. Then they verify their answer by using the calculator (and I show them the card).

Times table game

Such a simple idea, that takes no setting up at all and can be done anywhere in the home. They really loved it. The counters added a little action to the game, instead of doing just sums, and they enjoyed grouping the animals and colours together. So each answer took up a little time. It was nice to see them working together with it.

checking answers

How do I win this Learning Resources bundle?

To win this fun bundle of Learning Resources goodies, all you have to do is fill out the competition entry form below:

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This competition closes at midnight on 9th of May 2020. Good luck!

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47 Comments
  • MummyConstant
    April 25, 2020

    My favourite is the word on the street game!

    • Selena Longworth
      May 9, 2020

      I think both my younger children age nearly 6 and nearly 4 would love the under the sea counters.

  • Tracy Nixon
    April 25, 2020

    I love their GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope!

    • Angela Sharp
      May 2, 2020

      I would say the word on the Street, its definitely a learning resource that my children would enjoy

  • Anthony Harrington
    April 25, 2020

    like the look of the Word On The Street, I think this would be a favourite

    • Margaret Gallagher
      April 27, 2020

      Under the sea ocean counters – great fun

    • Jade Vaccaro
      May 9, 2020

      The sea ocean counters are really cute, my kids would love them

  • Solange
    April 25, 2020

    I love the GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope.

  • Victoria Jardine
    April 26, 2020

    I love the mathlink cubes and remember using them when I was at school, and I know that my children have used them at their schools too – a fantastic resource.

  • Emma Walters
    April 26, 2020

    we love the pre school lab set by learning resources

  • Rebecca Ring
    April 28, 2020

    I love the under the sea counters, so colourful and fun. I really like the majority of learning resource products and have several

  • msedollyp
    April 29, 2020

    Word on the street

  • laura nice
    May 1, 2020

    GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope looks grear

  • Rachelle Barrett
    May 1, 2020

    Perfect bundle for our boys in lockdown, thank you for the opportunity

  • Susan Smith
    May 1, 2020

    I have to say i do love the STEM learning products, they are really brilliant and there is so much to learn from them and the kids have fun as well

  • Kelly Wheelhouse
    May 1, 2020

    I really like the look of the ocean counters!

  • Kellie Steed
    May 1, 2020

    My son is a big fan of the Beaker Creatures range. He’s got a few of the other science type sets too. Science is always the easy one to get him on board with though, maths and English, I need all the help I can get. Fingers crossed.

  • Petra Barbaric
    May 1, 2020

    Wow this is great.
    I don’t know for this.
    My little girl like to learn.

  • Emma Hussain
    May 2, 2020

    Their telescope

  • Sally Collingwood
    May 4, 2020

    Under the sea ocean counters look like great fun and so educational

  • Yvonne Wilkinson
    May 4, 2020

    Under the sea ocean counters looks fab

  • Lauren Porter
    May 4, 2020

    I love the GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope!

  • jen s morgan
    May 4, 2020

    The ocean counters look really fun

  • Jessica Forster
    May 5, 2020

    The ocean counters

  • Rebecca Phillips
    May 5, 2020

    I’ve browsed their website so many times! I think their Mathlink cubes are my favourite of all.

  • Heidi
    May 5, 2020

    Under the sea ocean counters looks great fun to do with my son xx

  • Claire Ginn
    May 6, 2020

    Under the sea counters look fun

  • Susan Hoggett
    May 6, 2020

    under the sea counters

  • Nicki Simpson
    May 6, 2020

    Word on the street sounds right up mine and my daughter’s street! All these learning resources sound super though! I am currently trying to keep daphne learning whilst trying to work from home full time for NHS so any props to help would be much appreciated x

  • Patricia Barrett
    May 7, 2020

    GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope

  • Magsd
    May 7, 2020

    The ocean counters look great my grandson would love this game

  • Susan B
    May 7, 2020

    A really really fabulous range. The GeoSafari® Vega 360 Telescope looks especially appealing.

  • Adrian Bold
    May 8, 2020

    I like the GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope,

  • Anneka Avery
    May 8, 2020

    From the bundle you have so kindly reviewed i would say that Word on the Street would be a favourite in our home, we love word games and play them everyday.

  • Jeanette Leighton
    May 9, 2020

    Love the telescope they have some great things

  • Pauline Lamont
    May 9, 2020

    This looks fun my nephews and nieces would love ♥️

  • Nolene O'neill
    May 9, 2020

    Tackling Tables, I always struggled learning my tables growing up and my kids are apples that didnt fall far from the tree! Anything to help them along i will give a try

  • sandy lynn ralph
    May 9, 2020

    The Under the sea ocean counters look like great fun for the grandchildren

    • Violet Phillippo
      May 9, 2020

      We’d love to play Word on the Street!

  • Stef Acaster
    May 9, 2020

    My favourite is word on the street junior because it looks fun.

  • Joanne Greer
    May 9, 2020

    Tackling table cards

  • Ellen Stafford
    May 9, 2020

    Under the Sea Counters looks fab!

  • Laura Claridge
    May 9, 2020

    I love the tackling the tables. I think that is a fab learning tool

  • Rachael Sexey
    May 9, 2020

    The word on the street game looks amazing

  • Selena Longworth
    May 9, 2020

    My 5 year old daughter would love these, she is enjoying home learning and especially loves maths and has started working on year 2 work.

  • Kay Broomfield
    May 9, 2020

    I think the tackling tables cards look brilliant – certainly a great way of making testing those more fun!

  • Magsd
    May 22, 2020

    Learning resources produce great educational and fun toys

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