How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep 1

Sleep, it really is the holy grail.  not just for parents, but for everyone and as an insomniac it is possibly the one things that’s on my mind the most. How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep? Will I get enough? Will I fall asleep quickly tonight? Will a child come in our bed tonight?  On and on and on. One thing I am learning about is that I need good sleep hygiene and I am making it a priority.

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

SOS – Save our Scottie: Vote Now! 2

Monopoly holds a place in a lot of peoples hearts as they grew up playing it and now like me play it with their families.  Our family has always loved Monopoly.  We have had so many versions over the years.  We love playing it as a family, especially as the boys are getting older and learning the nuances of the game.  One thing that we still have conflict over is the characters, everyone wants to be the Scottie Dog.


DIY Craft Foam Stamps 10

  These DIY craft foam stamps are super simple to make and a great way to get older kids crafting. I am a big fan of upcycling ad recycling household items and making stamps is a great way of using any corks that you may have.  Or if you are not drinkers then you can buy corks for crafting with.

DIY Craft Foam Stamps

Twice Baked Potato Bites - Cooking with Kids

Twice Baked Potato Bites – Cooking with Kids 9

I don’t know about your family, but my family love miniature versions of anything and these bite-size twice baked potato bites make for an easy and yummy snack or side.  They are super simple to prepare in advance and then warm up later.  I always have to make extra as they want them again the day after.


DIY Daffodil Clay Pots or Candle Holders 10

These DIY daffodil clay pots were so fun to make and even better they double up as candle holders.  Mini suggested making these as he loved making our heart shaped ring dishes.  We love using clay, it is such a tactile material and perfect for all ages.

DIY Daffodil Clay Pots or Candle Holders

20 Free Valentines Printables

20 Free Valentines Printables

Save your money and skip the store-bought cards this Valentine’s Day. We searched high and low for the best Valentine’s printables that are free to download.  Yep, you read that right free valentines printables.


10 Ways to Save Money Now 13

We could all do with a little extra money.  I for one am saving to have a new stairs and hall carpet fitted.  So here are 10 ways to save money now brought to you in conjunction with ClearScore.


Winter Wonderland Cake Pops

Winter Wonderland Cake Pops 2

These Winter Wonderland Cake Pops are super fun to make and great for making with children.  You can even cheat and used box cake mix and frosting too.


20 Delightful DIY Candle Holders and Luminaries 7

I am a big fan of DIY candle holders and luminaries.  They are brilliant for lightening dark days.  There is something magical about candlelight.  This is something that the Danish know all about with Hygge – apparently, they burn more candles than any other country in the world.

20 Delightful DIY Candle Holders and Luminaries

20 Cute and Fun Valentine’s Day Heart Crafts

Do you love valentines?  I think that once you strip away the commercialism Valentine’s day is great.  Anything that promotes love is great in my book and I am delighted to share with you over 20 Cute and Fun Valentine’s Day Heart Crafts.


Kid Made Christmas Ornaments

One of the things that I adore about the holiday season is taking out the Christmas decorations and placing them on the tree.  Reminiscing about each and every one of them, especially the kid made Christmas ornaments.  The boys love talking about the ornaments they have made previously and which year they made them.


A Day In The DisneyLife: How We’re Making For A Day Full Of Disney Magic

A Day In The DisneyLife: How We’re Making For A Day Full Of Disney Magic 2

I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. I have made no secret of the fact that we love Disney here in The Mad House and we also love our tech here too, which is why we are big fans of DisneyLife.


Christmas Stories for all the family

5 Christmas Stories on DisneyLife for all the family 11

I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife, who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. Is it starting to feel a lot like Christmas where you are?  One thing that is certain to get you in the mood for Christmas is a great family book from DisneyLife. The boys and I are going to share with you what we are currently reading and listening to, plus some other great festive family reads.


Travelling at Christmas – Tips to help Santa Find your family 5

This post about traveling at Christmas – Tips to help Santa find your family is in partnership with HomaAway.  I have always fancied going away somewhere for Christmas, but every time I have mentioned it in the past the boys have always been reluctant.  Finally this year I found out why…..


2017 Floral Colouring Calendar

2017 Floral Colouring Calendar 9

I have been sat for the last couple of hours colouring in this beautiful 2017 floral colouring calendar. I love having a year to view calendar on my desk and this one is perfect as I can colour it in when I am on the phone! Plus who doesn’t like flowers?


How to make DIY Tie Dye Gift Wrap 5

This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. I have always wanted to have a go at tye dye.  The closest we have got is our fabric dying with sharpies when the boys were younger.  I am a big fan of unique and kid-made gift wrap, so this was great to make with them.

This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. Make unique gift wrap with this fab tutorial. A great kids craft.

Delicious Coffee Cake Recipes

Delicious Coffee Cake Recipes 8

Coffee, I know a lot of people that can not live without it – my husband included!  So here are 25 delicious coffee cake recipes to tempt you to take your coffee intake to the next level!