Sunday, 29 March 2015

What I Read 12

Another busy week gone and we're only a few days away from the boys' Easter holidays. I haven't decided yet if I'm happy about that or not. But enough about that let's get on with some sharing.

Morgan's Milieu | What I Read 12: What I Read badge, a circle with three piled books.

Jocelyn over at The Reading Residence loves paper, she runs a linky and often talks about how much she loves stationery. That's why I was a little surprised when I read A Blessing or a Curse? In this brilliant post Jocelyn talks about how much she likes technology and is pleased her children get to use it to help with their studies. I loved this post because Jocelyn said a lot of things I'd been thinking myself. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Are You Limiting Your Child's Future?

How many hours, per day, does your child use a tablet? 1 hour, 2?

Morgan's Milieu | Are You Limiting Your Child's Future?: iPad Air resting on the top of a Macbook Pro. The Macbook is sitting on a dark oak desk.

Do you restrict the time they spend on devices or do you ban them altogether?

Talking to a friend of mine this morning she told me she doesn't let her children use these devices. I was shocked. She is limiting her children's ability and possibly harming their future chances.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Writer's Determination

Since the start of February half-term I haven't done any creative writing. The novel has stalled, again. The problem is I reached the same point that always holds me back.

Morgan's Milieu | A Writer's Determination: A Tiger sitting peacefully.

This morning blogger's block hit and I had no idea what to write about. I scoured the internet for prompts, stared at photographs hoping it would inspire me, but nothing worked. Well, that's not entirely true - something worked. The picture of the tiger inspired me, it began talking to me and made me think of my fantasy novel, the one that I put away and didn't intend getting back to. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A List of Great Movies from Disney Pixar

In 1995 a film aired that would change the way everyone viewed animated movies. Up to that point Disney had been the kings of animated movies with classics like Snow White and Cinderella.

Morgan's Milieu | A List of Great Movies from Disney Pixar: Toy Story - the first in a long line of great movies.

Pixar stormed onto the scene with the brilliant movie Toy Story and clinched their place in history as one of, if not THE best, creators of animated movies. I was a young teenager when Toy Story came out and I loved it. At the time I didn't realise that my love of Pixar movies would only grow.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Re-defining Myself

Last week I asked "Are You A Writer?" and, if you are, when you realised you were a writer. Some of you told me you'd always thought of yourselves as writers and some said it was a few years ago that you realised.

Morgan's Milieu | Re-defining Myself: A tidy desk with Macbook - if only mine was this tidy!

I've been writing since 2011 but didn't think of myself as a writer. I blogged about being a stay-at-home mum (SAHM), I wrote a (terrible) novel, and each time I wrote I felt a sense of achievement. Writing gave me something else to worry about other than Little Prince starting nursery. I was a young mum and letting my youngest go to nursery was a hard step. Writing was my saviour.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Do Your Children Know The Green Cross Code?

Teaching our children about road safety is one of the most important jobs a parent has. Ensuring they can cross safely and know the rules of the road is paramount.

Morgan's Milieu | Do Your Children Know the Green Cross Code?: bent Tricycle chained to a lampost.

Around 1,400 children aged 0-11 are killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads every year. That works out at almost 27 children every week!

When I was a new driver an incident on a quiet housing estate terrified me and taught me to keep an eye out for children when driving.  I was minding my own business when, from between two parked cars, a young boy came running out in front of my car, chasing after his ball. I stomped on the breaks, my car screeched to halt. The boy saw none of this; by the time I'd stopped he was standing on the pavement with his ball. Had I not been paying attention the story could've been very different, perish the thought.