The Fakeiversary

Anniversaries are a funny thing in the Lighty household. I would say that, on the whole, Mr and Mrs Lighty are both fairly nostalgic creatures, yet we have differing opinions when it comes to a certain anniversary. I’m not talking about our wedding anniversary. No, definitely not talking about our wedding anniversary, as we’ve been… Continue reading The Fakeiversary

September Sunshine

They say a change is as good as a rest. So when we had a week booked as annual leave in September, and decided that we couldn’t afford to go away for all or part of it, Mr and Mrs Lighty were determined to make the most of these rare family days off together and… Continue reading September Sunshine

Bilingual Baby Brain

It’s no secret that Mrs Lighty’s brain ain’t what it used to be. I’ve written previously about the fact that as mothers, our brains are so completely overcrowded with thoughts of our offspring that there’s not much room for anything else. This is why, all too often, when it comes to the likes of holidays,… Continue reading Bilingual Baby Brain

Introducing #HappyLittleButtons!

One of the delights of blogging, something which I didn’t foresee when I started up All Things Spliced just over a year ago, are all of the virtual friendships that Mrs Lighty has struck up with other bloggers along the way. Some of you I’ve met in ‘real life’ and others I only ‘know’ through… Continue reading Introducing #HappyLittleButtons!

To Travel with your Child is to Live

“To travel is to live”, so the famous Hans Christian Anderson quote goes. And for many a year, Mr and Mrs Lighty have lived to travel. Seeing new places and experiencing new cultures enriches the soul and refills your spirit in a way that nothing else can. But as we’ve just discovered, seeing the world… Continue reading To Travel with your Child is to Live

How to Outlet Shop with a Toddler in 15 Annoying Steps

You may recall that there’s already an All Things Spliced post with a very similar name to this one. You may also be wondering, therefore, why I put myself through this, time and again. Well aside, from creating great blog material (obviously), shopping’s just one of those things, isn’t it? Just one of those necessities,… Continue reading How to Outlet Shop with a Toddler in 15 Annoying Steps

Cloth Bummin’

When Mrs Lighty was pregnant, she definitely had a vision of herself as a bit of a hippy mum. You know, the earth mother type, with a baby permanently attached to me in the sling, going on wonderfully educational outings – to places that enrich the soul with the experience they bring to both mother… Continue reading Cloth Bummin’