Play in the rain… I dare you

This morning I watched an article on Lorraine with Marina Fogle. They were basically discussing if we wrap our children in bubble wrap these days. And it really got me thinking. Marina Fogle told a story about how she ‘let’ her daughter fall down the stairs. Before you all go crazy she ‘set’ it up as safely as she could, with cushions and pillows and the theory was her little girl would learn herself how to manage the stairs safely.

So I spent the rest of the day keeping track of how many times I said ‘be careful’ ‘slow down’ etc and turns out it was quite a lot. I even got thinking about activities I do and don’t let them do. Going in the garden with no shoes on, playing out in the rain; two things I generally don’t let the kids do. Which writing them out now sound ridiculously.

This afternoon we put wellies on, coats on and went for a walk…. It was raining!! Call the police! Haha

Im pretty sure when I was a child and even more so when my parents were small, we were left to get on with things. There wasn’t child locks, stair gates and so many child safety gadgets.

So how do we promote indepedance in our children without causing them harm.  Would love to hear your thoughts on how safety conscious you are with your little ones?

I am really going to try and let my two explore their own independance, with me a few extra steps behind. Well try at least!



Positive Mental Attitude


Today I have woken up with a strange feeling; a feeling of positivity and motivation. It is 5am and normally I wake bleary eyed and wishing I could sleep for another 4 hours.

Not today, Bear still woke just before 5, but hadn’t woke during the night (yay) and we were up, doing jobs by 530!

Iv sent Mr DC out for a run, and I am busy painting some lovely bunting letters. (Feel free to check out my other hat

Since the terrible events in Manchester and some other things Iv been helping a friend with this week I have come to realise you really don’t know what’s round that corner and we have to be grateful for the things we do have.

We get dealt a card in life and what we do with that card is our own choice. Can we change the card we are dealt? I’m not sure but I do know we can make the best of it, getting out there and making good choices.

I appreciate I sound like a really annoying motivational speaker at 6 am on a Sunday morning , and I apologies for that. And I know life can not always be a sea of positivity, but we can definately make the best of situations. Taking a step back, looking at the bigger picture and setting small goals to manage the situation.

But today it’s about positive parenting, achieving goals big or small and making the best of that card.

Why not try and do one little job today that you’ve been putting off for ages, have a lovely day!!

Love Kelly