Shark Rocket Light True Pet Review

Vacuum cleaners.  I have something of a love-hate relationship with them.  If you read back over the blog, we have reviewed a lot of vacuums and most of them are great, but none of them are perfect for us.  Why you ask?  Well, we have hard floors mostly downstairs ith a couple of rugs and then cream carpets upstairs and lino in the bathrooms, oh and we have Alvin too.  So what did we think of the Shark Rocket Light True Pet?

Shark Rocket Light True Pet Review

Polymer Clay Monsters

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How cute are these Polymer Clay Monsters? Polymer clay is a fantastic crafting material and one that both of my boys enjoy using at 10 and 11 and as a Mum I love that I can bake the clay in my oven at home and then we have a lasting creation.  So when we were asked by Slumberdown to create a #MiteyCreation it was what the boys wanted to use.


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Do you love sunflowers?  I have a great sunflower colouring page for you here.  With the heatwave we are currently having it feels like summer is finally here after what has been a long wet winter and spring in the UK.  I for one am looking forward to seeing sunflowers.

Sunflower Colouring Page

5 ways to make movie night memorable

5 ways to make movie night memorable 9

This summer is all about making memories with my family and I am working with fab® ice lollies and it’s to help you have a fun family summer.  Sometimes all you need to do to make something more memorable and fun is to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, and that it what this is all about.  We love movies; there is something wonderful about sitting together as a family and enjoying a film, so here are five ways to make movie night memorable.  


The Summer of Sport – Encouraging you to get involved 5

I am delighted to be working with the nation’s leading breakfast cereal Weetabix to help publicise their Summer of Sport campaign #SportingStarts.  If you know me and the rest of my family then you will know that we LOVE sports.  Way back when, I really loved playing Hockey and MadDad played a lot of sports and both of the MiniMads are sports mad and very competitive.  In fact, as I sit here writing this I have just returned from an evening watching the boys play cricket.

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Tips for ferry Crossings with Kids

Tips for Ferry Crossings with Kids #KidsatSea 5

Ever since experiencing the Sunderland Airshow of the bridge of a DFDS Seaways ferry, Mini has always wanted to cross the channel on a Ferry.  So on our recent trip to Domain de Mathevies, France, we decided to brush aside the fact that I suffer terribly with seasickness and make the trip from Dover to Calais on a ferry.


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Is it sacrilege to be mentioning the C word in July?  The c-word you ask, yes, Christmas.  When do you start thinking and preparing for Christmas? I tend to do some preparation in January and then start thinking about it when I see the summer sales.

When do you start thinking and preparing for Christmas?

Talking to kids about Internet Safety

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Do you worry about your children and Internet safety? Ever thought what Romeo and Juliet would look like in the digital age?  Well, some things like young love and children never change, but the world around them does and this fab thought provoking film highlights how things might look for the star-crossed lovers today.


Capturing those special moments with a Sony Xperia X 10

What is the one thing that you always have with you?  For me, it is my phone.  I would be lost without it.  I use it a lot for emails, our family diary, banking, work, phone calls and taking pictures.  I use my phone for taking pictures more than anything else I use it for and I want to capture all those special moments with it. So when it comes to my phone the camera is key

Capturing those special moments

DIY Pokemon Party Ideas

DIY Pokemon Party Ideas 8

Pokemon is one of the things that has spanned the generations when it comes to childhood.  If you were a kid in the 80’s then I bet you loved Pokemon and wanted a Pokemon Themed Party.  With the new Pokemon Go app, Pokemon fever has hit, so you might be looking for DIY Pokemon party ideas.


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It’s tough being a teenager these days. Not that it was ever easy. But the world is moving faster than ever, and influences flow in from all sides twenty-four hours a day, bombarding kids with more pressure than some of them can handle. Everything coming in from outside can lead to or exacerbate personal challenges a teen is experiencing, like ADD/ADHD, a learning disability, behavior or emotional disorders, addictions, or just raging hormones.

The Therapeutic Ranch Life

Easy Edible Pokeballs

Easy Edible Pokeballs 10

Has Pokemon Go fever hit your home yet?  If it hasnt, I can assure you it will! I thought I was lucky that my boys had never been really interested in Pokemon, until now.I didn’t even know what a Pokeball was until this week.  Now they want Pokemon everything so I made these easy edible pokeballs.


20+ Angry Birds Crafts and Activities for Kids 6

Have you or your children seen The Angry Bird movie yet?  I haven’t, but the Husbeast took the boys and they LOVED it.  So much so we put together this fab collection of Angry Bird Crafts and activities perfect for kids.

Over 20 Angry Birds Crafts and Activities for Kids

The World’s 8 Best Waterparks for Summer 2016

The World’s 8 Best Waterparks for Summer 10

With tentative glimpses of sunshine on the horizon, our thoughts turn to summer holidays. Aside from generous helpings of ice cream and hours a day spent on the beach, there’s really only one thing that makes a holiday truly special for little ones – waterparks. Inspired by an article recently posted on travel comparison site dealchecker, here are the top 8 waterparks of summer 2016!


HP Envy 5540 and HP Instant Ink Review 5

As a work from home Mum and a crafter we use our home printer a lot and there is nothing more frustrating than running out of ink at the most inopportune moment.  For the past three months, I have been reviewing a HP Envy 5540 and trailing HP’s instant ink service.

It may seem impossible not to gain weight on vacation, but with our super simple tips you can ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Make your own Stickman

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Do you kids love Stick Man?  When my boys were younger they obsessed over Julia Donaldson books and I loved them too.  We have an abiding love for Stickman and his Stick Family too.  We are big fans of books and activities that encourage exploration and love the collaboration between Stick Man and the Forestry Commission with the Stick Man Trail.


Get creative with your kids – #LittleSpenders Competition 5

I am a big fan of anything that gets the creative juices flowing for kids and that is why I am working with Foresters Friendly Society this summer with a competition encouraging parents to get creative with their children to produce a drawing or painting showing how they would spend £5000 in their #LittleSpenders Competition.

Get creative with your kids

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Free family ticket to Sealife Center 9

To celebrate the launch of Vileda’s Kids Go Free campaign we are giving away a free ticket which entitles two adults and two children entry to any Sealife or Sanctuaries site (excludes London, Chessington and Alton Towers).


Dr Beckmann Carpet Cleaner – a must have for mums 1

If you have been following my blog for any length of time you will know that I a big fan of Dr Beckmann products.  I use their products on pretty much a daily basis!  I don;t do a wash without their colour and dirt collector sheets, they are total genius.  One of the other products that is essential in my home is their carpet cleaner.

Dr Beckmann Carpet Cleaner - a must have for mums

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Saving Time and Money with Direct Debit 8

Over the last month, I have been working on saving money and time by making sure my bills were being paid by Direct Debit.  I want to share with you how getting your bills paid for by Direct Debit means you have more time for yourself (and the family)!