Social Distancing: Week 13

Social Distancing: Week 13 Dear Frugal Mums, How are we in the middle of June already?! We are half way through the year and I feel as if we should still be back at Easter time! The weather has been great the last few days so we’ve been making the most of it. The kids …

Social Distancing: Week 12

Social Distancing: Week 12 Dear Frugal Mums, This week has been pretty special, it was my Mum’s birthday on Friday so we took the kids for a garden visit. We packed a picnic and they were so excited to play at Nanny’s and have a change of scenery. It seems mad that they hadn’t been …

This week we quit

Social Distancing: Week 11 Dear Frugal Mums, This week we quit. No school work. No chores. Nothing. Right now we should be on our annual family holiday, sunning ourselves in Lanzarote. It’s the one week of the year that we look forward to so much. When we finally stop. 7 days of bliss. And, we’re …

Two peas in a pod

Wednesday 27th May 2020 ❤ This is what true love looks like. ❤ Wanting to share a room when they each have one of their own. Begging to stay up late to read together, do a puzzle or play a game. The sibling relationship is far from perfect, but the memories they make together are priceless. These …

Social Distancing: Week 10

Social Distancing: Week 10 Dear Frugal Mums, This week has gone by so quickly, and I cannot believe that we are into double figures now – 10 weeks at home!! Lola has had times this week where she hasn’t quite seemed herself, a bit lost maybe.  There are lots of things that she enjoys playing, …

Social Distancing: Week 9

Social Distancing: Week 9 Dear Frugal Mums, Another week has flown by and the cabin fever is starting to set in! I adore the beach but my life is starting to feel like the Truman Show; never going far from home! 😆 We headed to the woods this weekend, only down the road but a …

Social Distancing: Week 8

Social Distancing: Week 8 Dear Frugal Mums, As I write this week’s entry, I cannot believe that we’ve been housebound now for almost two months! If you’d said to me before all of this that we would spend months and months holed up at home, I would have said it would be impossible! And yet …

Social Distancing: Week 7

Social Distancing: Week 7 Dear Frugal Mums, It’s been a strange old week this week. Things are still really positive with the kids, with their moods and their learning – they’re generally so chilled and happy. Both my two are pretty anxious about school, and put a lot of pressure on themselves to be ‘perfect’ …

Social Distancing: Week 6

Social Distancing: Week 6 Dear Frugal Mums, Monday We had the BEST time at the beach this evening; shoes full of sand and a very late bedtime! It was really windy and the sand was blowing along the beach, and forming pockets by the breakers. It was so much fun jumping in the pockets to …

Social Distancing: Week 5

Social Distancing: Week 5 Dear Frugal Mums, Monday I’ve overhauled our timetable, starting today, and it’s the third time I’ve changed it since this started. Gradually, I think we are understanding how best to organise our time and to make sure our week is as positive as possible. This means more focussed learning days, rather …