🌼 April is here and along with it comes another set of photo keywords for #MummyPhotoADay photo challenge.

We should have been flying to Dubai today, so my insta squares would have been very different to what they now will be. I’m expecting to see lots of Spring colours and stay at home families instead this month.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can comment and share my favourites throughout the month.

Does anyone have any creative stay at home plans for April?

🌼 April is here and...

My favourite pics from March #MummyPhotoADay - a massive thank you to everyone that took part. We have had a lot of new members this month and it’s been really hard picking my favourite 9! There are now over 4,000 photos to choose from.

All photos are tagged, but from left right:
📷 @cultivatingdelight
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @confessionsofacrummymummy
📷 @houseofbaughs
📷 @sahrazade
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @_lisaslife_
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @descendants_of_war

I’ve really loved seeing photos from @anywaytostayathome, @the_mummy_editorial, @freyalexandra, @becsbrewtifullife & @canonjacq.

All you have to do to join in is add #mummyphotoaday to your caption and the keyword of the day... I’m very excited to see what April has in store for us. Lots of fun “Stay at #Home” themed photos!

Thank you to everyone that joins in 📷

My favourite pics from March...

The kiddies had a lot of fun playing in the bath today. Swimming pools are closed, it’s too cold to get outside in a paddling pool so we put our swimming costumes on and pretended!

The kids had loads of fun making sparkly bath water and foaming soap shapes with @kidsstuffcrazy products. It’s amazing how fun products like this can keep the kiddies entertained for hours.

They literally played in the bath for an hour. The water had gone cold by the time they got out. It was the perfect indoor fun activity, especially as it was wet outside today.

If you’re homeschooling and self isolating with young children why not make a fun bath and invite the kids to make a mess with whatever you have in the bathroom! We also tried to make our own bubble bath using washing up liquid and #citrus juice - it wasn’t a nice smell 😂 the kiddies will try again in the week.

You can get the Magical Sparkle bubble bath and Foaming Soap from Kids Stuff Crazy at @superdrug - check out my review on the blog. #linkinbio

#mummyphotoaday 🧼

The kiddies had a lot...

Today has been a busy day, but nice and chilled at the same time. We let the kiddies have iPad and Xbox time this morning; our homeschool doesn’t give out homework! They built some cool stuff in Minecraft and worked together. Which was nice to see.

After lunch we took a longer walk than in the week, across the river. This is a walking route that is direct from our doorstep and took us 90 minutes in total, part of our one exercise a day under lockdown rules. It was nice to get some fresh air and just talk about whatever comes into our heads. We spoke about a lot of random things. 7 & 9 year olds do come out with some funny comments. Noahs favourites are “would you rathers”. We got home and Daddy made a delicious roast dinner and I did a deep #clean in the bathroom. Then had a long hot bath!

No rush for any of these things as we seemingly have about 12 weeks of working at home and possibly months of homeschooling. I just hope we can have family over soon as we miss them all.

#mummyphotoaday

Today has been a busy...

I am running a day behind 🤦🏼‍♀️ I keep falling asleep and not posting my photos. I’ll catch up today... This is #fresh. Getting out in the fresh air has been a complete dream over the past week. When you’re told you can’t do something, it makes you want to do it more. Like when Hubby said we have to be careful about the food we eat, I wanted to eat it all!

This photo was the kiddies playing football with Daddy whilst I walked with them with the doggies. It’s something that’s becoming a habit after we finish homeschooling.

It’s a shame as Daddy normal gets out all of the time. On a typical Sunday he’ll go out for a 3 hour bike ride in the mornings. Possibly go swimming with the kids too. Walk the dogs with us later in the afternoon. I think this “1 exercise” rule will be effecting him more than anyone else I know. It’s also makes family decisions hard, if Daddy goes out on his bike he can’t walk with us. It’s very necessary with the lockdown rules. 
Just think how much we’ll all appreciate a long bike ride and driving to the beach for the day when all of this is over.

#mummyphotoaday

I am running a day...

Until tomorrow...

Until tomorrow...

I love Lush products, they smell good enough to eat (or #drink) and are amazing. They have a range of handmade soaps that come in all shapes and smells.

This particular soap is called “Parsley Porridge” and it’s packed with antibacterial tea tree infusion, antimicrobial fresh parsley and thyme. Crucially, it also contains fresh aloe gel which helps to soothe your hands and the anti-inflammatory fine ground oatmeal gently exfoliates your hands too.

It’s perfect at the moment, my hands are like reptile skin where I’ve washed them more than normal. This has helped to soothe them and my hands are starting to feel a lot softer.

All of the @lush soaps are self preserving. They are made with natural ingredients that keep the soap clean!

I have also got Karma (my absolute favourite smell) and Sea Vegetable. They all smell INCREDIBLE.

This is not an ad. I bought them all myself. I just think they are amazing products, the company has a good ethos and they even recycle their own pots in its own recycling plant!

#mummyphotoaday

I love Lush products, they...

I was so tired yesterday I completely forgot to post, so this is a capture from our Day 4! That sky is just unreal. I have loved the sun so much, it looks glorious. I think it’s definitely helped get me through the week.

I found it tough yesterday, I think because it’s just non stop. Parent... homeschooling... work... parent. I need to space things out a bit I think so I can chill in-between tasks. The same for the kids. They seemed irritable and frustrated yesterday too.

People keep telling me the kiddies will be home until September, which I really don’t understand. But if that’s the case I’m definitely going to have to consider using some of my annual leave so I can break the weeks up. I can get the kiddies involved in some #diy, and we can spend the day doing fun things together.

How are you finding the homeschooling  and working from home juggle?

#mummyphotoaday

I was so tired yesterday...

Win a £75 Argos voucher #ChadValley #GetitToday

Because I am part of the Chad Valley Play Panel, they are giving one of my lucky readers an Argos voucher worth £75.  All you have to do is fill in the entry form below. You can read my recent Chad Valley toy review, the interactive world map that Noah and Isla love. 
Isla also loves her super soft and cuddly Unicorn plush from Chad Valley. They are such good toys and amazingly reasonable prices too. The unicorn plush is ginormous, perfect for snuggling up to with a movie or a book. She has her in the bed to snuggle to at night times. It’s a great Christmas gift for any unicorn fan over the age of 18 months of course. 

Competition with Chad Valley

This is a really easy competition to enter, simply fill out the entry form below and I will contact the winner by email after the closing date. 

Argos £75 voucher

This competition closes at midnight on 18 November 2017.

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145 Comments
  • melanie stirling
    November 4, 2017

    The 6V Retro scooter is my favourite.

  • DANIELLE VEDMORE
    November 4, 2017

    i have read really good reviews of the tiny treasures dolls – they are really cute!

  • Tracy K Nixon
    November 4, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Baby Doll with Pink Outfit & Hat!

  • Tracey Peach
    November 4, 2017

    The Chad Valley Mega Ball Run it looks like loads of fun!

  • Lindsey Stuart
    November 4, 2017

    i really like the Premium Cash Register, my daughter loves playing shop.

  • sarah mcvicar
    November 4, 2017

    My daughter lovse the tiny treasure dolls x

  • Lauren Henson
    November 4, 2017

    My NEPHEW adores the VEHICLE ranges that chad valley have, he loves the chad valley 5 level car park with car at the moment and is desperately asking santa for it for christmas!

  • Stephanie Coals
    November 4, 2017

    I really like the Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Baby Doll with Pink Outfit & Hat it looks great fun!

  • Lyndsey Cooksey
    November 4, 2017

    My kids like the Chad valley red electronic Keyboard!

  • Mrs Gemma Huelin
    November 4, 2017

    The chad valley play till

  • olivia Kirby
    November 4, 2017

    The Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station is really cool!

  • Corinne Wright
    November 4, 2017

    My little boy would love the Car transporter

  • chelsey hollings
    November 4, 2017

    Love the my first vanity

  • Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 4, 2017

    Tiny treasures doll it’s on my neices Santa list

  • Kelly newlands
    November 4, 2017

    My little one would love the Chad Valley airport!

  • Sue Bowden
    November 4, 2017

    My grandson would love the Chad Valley 6V Blue Baby Quad Bike x

  • holly harmsworth
    November 4, 2017

    designafriends

  • Stephanie B
    November 4, 2017

    tHE Chad Valley Wooden Train Set

  • amy fidler
    November 4, 2017

    Chad Valley Floating Ball Fun Zone x

  • TRACY JAMES
    November 4, 2017

    i love chad valley wooden toys such as a the little wooden train set

  • bell smyth
    November 4, 2017

    The 6V Retro scooter is my favourite.

  • Carol Thomas
    November 4, 2017

    The Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station would be oursc

  • laura banks
    November 4, 2017

    the retro scooter

  • Alana Walker
    November 4, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley Double Sided Easel

  • Janet Birkin
    November 4, 2017

    Double sided Easel

  • Kathryn Davies
    November 4, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley Mega Ball Run … hours of pleasure

  • sarah Rowland
    November 4, 2017

    my boys would love the AIRPLANE play set

  • SteveY h
    November 4, 2017

    i like the hoverc the most – do coll!

  • Hayley Elvin
    November 4, 2017

    My sons would love the Chad Valley Play Chef toy kitchen

  • Alica
    November 4, 2017

    My grandson would love the Chad Valley Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent.

  • Gillian Turner
    November 4, 2017

    Wild time on the Safari Train

  • Cath Joyce
    November 4, 2017

    I like the 60 piece wooden train set

  • Jules Eley
    November 4, 2017

    The Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station is great

  • Kim Carberry
    November 4, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley Designafriend Best Friend Dolls x

  • Louise McArthur
    November 4, 2017

    Oh definitely the unicorn, me and my daughter are obsessed with them

  • Anthony Harrington
    November 4, 2017

    I like the The Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station, also like the airport!

  • Kay Broomfield
    November 4, 2017

    My little girl would love the unicorn 🙂

  • claire w
    November 4, 2017

    Post Office role play set.

  • Solange
    November 5, 2017

    The Chad Valley Wood Shed Fire & Police Station.

  • Jade Hewlett
    November 5, 2017

    Chad Valley City Train Set Looks great

  • Ellen Sheppard
    November 5, 2017

    I like the aircraft carrier set

  • Lorraine Stone
    November 5, 2017

    ALL ABOARD
    THE PIRATE SHIP – LOVE THIS ONE

  • Caroline Blaza
    November 5, 2017

    I like the wooden train set x

  • Tiffeny Brown
    November 5, 2017

    I really like the tummy time roll mat 🙂 x

  • Rebecca Hadfield
    November 5, 2017

    Mega ball run!

  • Sue JOHNSON
    November 5, 2017

    THe unicorn is beautiful

  • Rebecca Smith
    November 6, 2017

    chad valley airport playset

  • Kelly Hemmings
    November 6, 2017

    Chad Valley Baby Playnest

  • Kelly Hemmings
    November 6, 2017

    This also looks great – Chad Valley interactive world map

  • Kelly Hemmings
    November 6, 2017

    The INTERACTIVE UNICORN looks & sounds fab! I would have adored it when i was a girl

  • Elzbieta Znyk
    November 6, 2017

    Premium Cash Register, my daughter loves PLAYING “shop”.

  • Frances Sunshine Hopkins
    November 6, 2017

    The dolls house

  • becki gates
    November 6, 2017

    my son loves his baby issabelle from chad valley

  • Jo Glasspool
    November 6, 2017

    The Chad Valley Designabear Rainbow Teddy Soft Toy looks lovely!

  • Rebecca Phillips
    November 6, 2017

    I love the look of the Sand Bumper Set

  • EMMA WALTERS
    November 7, 2017

    my little girl loves playing shop so the play till would be fab x

  • ALLAN EVANS
    November 7, 2017

    Chad Valley Baby 10 Piece Gift Set

  • Alice Colling
    November 7, 2017

    Play kitchen

  • kelly
    November 7, 2017

    my daughter would love the unicorn as her brother has a elephant to snuggle into and she misses having her own and unicorns are her absloute favourite

  • Kirsty Ward
    November 7, 2017

    i Love the Retro Scooter!

  • Catherine Powell
    November 7, 2017

    Wow! Fantastic range. My nephew loves the car garage

  • Carole Nott
    November 7, 2017

    great selection – my choice woudl be Chad Valley 40 Classic Board Games Bumper Set

  • Jemma Dwyer
    November 7, 2017

    love the Chad Valley airport!

  • barbara daniels
    November 7, 2017

    that unicorn toy looks educational, fun and my daughter would adore it.

  • Sheila Reeves
    November 7, 2017

    I love the 6ft Giant Inflatable Dinosaur – amazing!

  • Sandra bald
    November 7, 2017

    Chad Valley 40 Classic Board Games Bumper Set

  • Kayleigh Robinson
    November 7, 2017

    The tiny treasures dolls are gorgeous, my daughTer loves hers.

  • Kelly Hirst
    November 7, 2017

    I love the dEsign a frIend wooden dressing table

  • Naila m
    November 8, 2017

    My favourite chad valley toy would be the Cupcake Animated Unicorn:)

  • Simon C
    November 8, 2017

    I like the world map — fun and educational. 🙂

  • Diane Carey
    November 8, 2017

    Chad Valley PlaySmart Wooden Activity Centre

  • Beverley Cousins
    November 8, 2017

    Love the Chad Valley Double Sided Easel..It reminds me when i was a child.

  • Victoria Shiel
    November 8, 2017

    Unicorn soft toy

  • Cassandra Mayers
    November 8, 2017

    It may only be worth £10 but my daughter would love the Washing Machine.

  • Lori
    November 9, 2017

    The car park looks great, my son would love It!

  • Gemma Massey
    November 9, 2017

    My nephew would love the Chad Valley 6V Blue Baby Quad Bike

  • Jayne Townson
    November 9, 2017

    The Chad Valley Pirate Activity Table, looks like really good fun to me. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  • Sophie Marie Cartwright
    November 9, 2017

    The Chad Valley Mega Ball run is our favourite at the moment! tHIS WOULD COME IN SUPER HANDY TO THE LUCKY WINNER, GOOD LUCK ALL X

  • Mary Davis
    November 10, 2017

    The chad valley super art set!! And oh my goodness, it’s currently half-price!!!

  • Mary Davis
    November 10, 2017

    The unicorn video is amazing and soooo cute!! My daughter loves unicorns! ^_^

  • Liam Bishop
    November 10, 2017

    I love the Tots Town stuff, the Safari train set is cool.

  • Dana park
    November 10, 2017

    We got the chad valley 7ft straight slide and my two daughters are like squirrels on that thing, aMused for hours!

  • Jessica Barber
    November 11, 2017

    The pirate activity table looks awesome!

  • Sarah Pearce
    November 12, 2017

    the post office set

  • Sarah Pearce
    November 12, 2017

    wow i love the unicorn its so cute,i want one!!! x

  • Jo Hutchinson
    November 13, 2017

    Chad Valley Double Sided Playmat and Cars

  • Jayne Kelsall
    November 14, 2017

    I love the Designer friend collection, so pretty .x

  • jayne hall hall
    November 14, 2017

    love the keyboard

  • gemma hendry
    November 14, 2017

    chad valley first band set

  • Nikki Hayes
    November 14, 2017

    I love the airport play set – and the crane, lots of great toys from chad valley :o)

  • claire toplis
    November 15, 2017

    i really like the Premium Cash Register reception at school would love that

  • Rebecca Alderson
    November 15, 2017

    Love the look of the Baby Playnest!

  • Heidi
    November 16, 2017

    Would love the chance To win the argos voucher, will come in very handy for chrIstmas
    Shopping 🙂

  • Maggie Drummond
    November 16, 2017

    Love the chad valley wooden dolls highchair, the one thing my daughter is missing for her dolls is a highchair 🙂

  • Ashleigh Walbridge
    November 16, 2017

    Loving the mega ball run for my little people

  • Sharon Lou Johnson
    November 16, 2017

    the Chad Valley first band set

  • Sam Parkes
    November 16, 2017

    Chad valley design a bear, daughter loves them.

  • Andrea Upton
    November 16, 2017

    Brody animated Dog

  • caroline tokes
    November 17, 2017

    love the Chad Valley Sing Along Keyboard, Stand and Stool

  • Louise Burgess
    November 17, 2017

    we love the play kitchen stuff

  • Jacqueline Roberts
    November 17, 2017

    Love the Chad Valley airport great value for money

  • linda curtis
    November 17, 2017

    any chad vally doll would o down well
    my grnddauhter loves them

  • Rebecca roberts
    November 17, 2017

    I love the Chad Vally dolls my daughter would love them

  • kate m jones
    November 17, 2017

    The Pirate Ship Pop Up Play Tent would be the most fun to play with in my experience! Kate, Aged 38!!

  • KELLY l
    November 17, 2017

    i would choose the The 6V Retro scooter!

  • paula cheadle
    November 18, 2017

    Chad Valley My 1st Soft Toddler Doll

  • Jason Tolliss
    November 18, 2017

    chad valley 5 level car park

  • Emma Hussain
    November 18, 2017

    The car park is cool

  • angie pickering
    November 18, 2017

    My car mad grandson would love the car transporter!

  • Jessica Sawyer
    November 18, 2017

    tiny Treasures Baby Doll

  • zoe brown
    November 18, 2017

    my nephews want the laser command

  • tricia bingham
    November 18, 2017

    tiny treasure dolls

  • Oli Marshall
    November 18, 2017

    There are soooo many beautiful toys! I absolutely love (my little girl does too) Chad Valley Designafriend Wooden Dressing Table.

  • JOanne Hutchings
    November 18, 2017

    I think my little boy would love the chad valley airport.

  • Emily Slough
    November 18, 2017

    She is so cute!! my little girl would adore her! chad valley do some lovely toys

  • michaela atkins
    November 18, 2017

    my son would love the airport http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7174874

  • Deborah Clarke
    November 18, 2017

    My grandsons have THEIR eyes on the airport . Fab giveaway would LOVE to be your lucky winner

  • miss tracy hanson
    November 18, 2017

    Chad Valley Be U Colour Your Own Bags looks fun and something to keep them amused when the weather is horrible. also something to show off when it’s finished.

  • Gillian McClelland
    November 18, 2017

    The Chad Valley Mega Ball Run

  • Ray Becker
    November 18, 2017

    6V Retro scooter

  • Kate Davies
    November 18, 2017

    The 6ft TRAMPOLINE.

  • sharon martin
    November 18, 2017

    i like the 6V Retro scooter

  • Sophie Foulds
    November 18, 2017

    Wooden train set!

  • lorraine EVEMY
    November 18, 2017

    I know a little girl who would adore the very soft and cuddly Chad Valley plush unicorn.

  • Melissa Palmer
    November 18, 2017

    MY boy would love the 6v retro scooter

  • Gillian Benham
    November 18, 2017

    My son has asked for the chad valley wobbly worms game for christmas whatever that is.

  • Julie Whittaker
    November 18, 2017

    Chad Valley Air hockey table is my fave

  • Eva Trelfa
    November 18, 2017

    We like the air hockey table!

  • Ellen Nixon
    November 18, 2017

    Chad Valley Be U Designer Denim Set

  • Ann-Marie Gould
    November 18, 2017

    THE Chad Valley Mega Ball RuN LOOKS LIKE SUCH GOOD FUN

  • Ann Willers
    November 18, 2017

    The sit and draw desk

  • Niki Marie Wardle
    November 18, 2017

    I love the designafriend Amelia doll, my little girl would love her too!

  • Eve ogden
    November 18, 2017

    The car range for chad valley

  • Laura Findlay
    November 18, 2017

    I like the Chad valley 5 level deluxe garage x

  • Anita
    November 18, 2017

    My neice is loving her till atm. Xx

  • Amanda Brett
    November 18, 2017

    My wonderful niece has the unicorn on her christmas list,after watching your review I’m definitely going to buy her this,i can’t wait to see her face on christmas morning. 🙂

  • Kirsty N
    November 18, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley Noah’s Ark – it’s my daughter’s favourite toy

  • Carol Cliffe
    November 18, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley walking dragon!

  • Sarah Addey
    November 18, 2017

    Chad valley airport

  • Melanie Burton
    November 18, 2017

    We love the Chad Valley Tots Town Pirate Ship Playset.

  • Debbie Bird
    November 18, 2017

    The Chad Valley Baby Activity Saucer

  • Natalie Crossan
    November 18, 2017

    the Chad Valley walking dragon! x

  • Denise walton
    November 18, 2017

    The unicorn its lovely

  • Robyn Clarke
    November 18, 2017

    I love the Chad Valley Fluffy Friends Brody Animated Dog Soft Toy

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke
    November 18, 2017

    My daughter loves her Babies to love nursery centre

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