Today is the 1st of December and officially winter, although here in Scotland it’s been pretty wintery for quite a while.  It’s also the time of year that we spend more time indoors and indulging… View Post

It’s only 2 days until December starts and the countdown to Christmas really begins.  We have so much to look forward to and I can’t wait for the boys to start opening their advent calendar… View Post

We have encouraged our boys to ride their bikes from an early age, our 2 year old got his balance bike for his 2nd birthday, but his older brother was over 3 before he first… View Post

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, I love the build up and getting the house all magical for the children.  I say for the children, but it’s also quite a lot for… View Post

I doubt many people who read this blog know that prior to starting Monkey and Mouse I used to have a craft blog, which I stopped working on when Mr O was a baby.  I… View Post

Often our crafts are more aimed for younger children, but as Mr O is getting older he likes to try out some different crafts, particularly those that require more concentration.  We were sent the Gel-A-Peel… View Post

Although I have previously heard of family games night, we had never tried it at home.  Our kids are normally quite wild in the evening and we thought it would all end in tears. However,… View Post

It’s no secret that we love being outside, any Instagram follower will be used to seeing our boys exploring the great outdoors.  From woodland to beach we love getting outside and discovering what nature has… View Post