Positive Affirmations for kids of all ages – including free printables!

What are positive affirmations? Basically they are ‘statements that affirm something to be true’ and by using positive affirmation cards for children you are allowing them to use positive, repetitive phrases to encourage and support positive thoughts and perceptions from a young age.

In this house we have recently  introduced our children to  positive affirmation cards. Miss R thinks they are fun and asks to do them and I feel that anything where we can support and encourage our children emotionally and guide their inner voice and self perception in a positive way is okay by me.

Affirmation cards contain simple positive phrases that are read to the child who is encouraged to repeat them back. If your child is able to read, then they should read them aloud to themselves. Some of the phrases these cards can include are, I’m a good student, I’m a great listener, I am kind etc. The less fancy and in depth they are, the simpler they are for children to follow and the more likely they are to do them all. Obviously cards are not needed and many of us say many positive things to our children every single day, however I find they make me acknowledge all their traits, and remind them of many positive attributes to their little developing personalities. Even if a child, does not believe the cards to begin with, the theory is over time the repetitiveness of the phrases get into their subconscious and the positive thoughts become their reality, and if I can contribute to allowing my children to lose any negative thoughts they have of themselves then I am one happy mama!

There are many companies that are now selling affirmation cards, books and posters that you can purchase such as Nuture Cards,  and there are also apps that provide digital copies.

If trying affirmation cards with you kids, is something you are interested in, I have included some free printables for my readers below, simply click on the link, print and use with your little ones.

I am perfect just the way I am

I am loved

I am a good friend

I’m kind to others

every problem has an answer

It’s so good to be back sharing with you all,  I have lots of new content scheduled for the next few weeks so please keep your eyes peeled. As always I love suggestions, so if there is anything you would like to see please comment below. At this stage I am planning a new post once a week, but hopefully that increases in time.

I would also love to know if anyone uses the printables, and how they go so please let me know.



home is where the heart is…

When you become a parent, there are certain things, memories or feelings from your own childhood that you wish to recreate for your own children. Something that always made you feel comfortable, safe or happy.

For me the thing I most wish to recreate for our girls is the security I always feel in my parents home. I have not lived with my parents for 10 years, however their house is still without a doubt one of my favourite places in the world. The comfort in their four walls is something that I cherish. Their house is home, no matter where I live. As a child, coming from a close knit family, meant I enjoyed movie nights with my family, hanging out on Sunday afternoons or playing the nintendo until bed time (even though I truly sucked compared to everyone else). We created fond memories and they still radiate in the walls of their home. The familiarity of everything in that house calms me and is my happy place if I ever feel like I need picking up.

I want this for my girls, I want to create a safe haven, a cosy home for them to cherish. I want them to love being here with us and to feel the same warmth in our home, as I feel in my parents’. I want us to be their security, for our house to hold our family memories and for it to comfort them when they need it.

I want the photos on our walls to tell one story and the familiarity of our rooms to tell another. I want them to feel at peace here. I want to pass on the feeling of being in a strong family unit. I want this house to be their happy place and for it to be their home no matter where life takes them.

All that I am, all that I’ll be – I owe to my mother and father. (and I hope one day, my kids say that about us)

What do you want to pass on to your children? Or even what do you not?


Until next time,



The best baby name app! 

Now as I have said before we struggle when trying to agree on baby names and while it is only early days, the same can be said this time around. I think it may become easier when we know the baby’s gender but I could also be kidding myself! 

Enter the app, that I now consider my little life saver BabyName. Basically you and your partner both connect to the app and become linked. Then you flick through the names, swiping left if you don’t like and right if you do (yes, tinder for baby names!) Any matches that you find get listed so you can go back to them later. 

What a genius idea! It is supposed to help prevent  arguing over names, I’m yet to believe this one as I may be one who will push a bit if I find a name I love that he hasn’t matched to me. I guess time will only tell, in the meantime it’s fun and I can’t help but get excited when I see a little egg pop up on my screen to tell me a new match has been added to our list! 
What did you use as your naming tool? Did you read through books, search through pages on the Internet (been there!) or did you find a little gem like this app? 

Let me know below! 
Until next time, 
B x