A Fab Family Holiday In France with Al Fresco 10

We LOVE holidays, who doesn’t? But as a mum, a family holiday is often not a holiday. In fact, it is often harder work than a week at home. Often the best family holidays we have had are the ones where we find a balance of the kids being happy and the adults being happy that the kids are happy!

A Fab Family Holiday In France

White Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cooking with Kids

White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cooking with Kids 6

Sometimes all you want is the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  Crispy on the outside and all chewy on the inside.  These white chocolate chip cookies never fail to hit their mark and they are simple to make and perfect for cooking with kids. So we are delighted to be teaming up with We Bake and sharing our recipe for the best white chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten as part of their Half Term Bake Brighter Days community challenge.


Craft Stick Process Art 2

This craft stick process art activity is a super fun activity for kids and a great way to use up craft sticks, lolly sticks or popsicle sticks.  We have a big bag full of these fab craft materials in three different shapes and sizes and I love the way the boys decided to use them.

Craft Stick Process Art

Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art

Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art 12

We are big fans of bleeding tissue paper art here.  We have even done it in the past and let rain create the art, which was great fun.  This beautiful bleeding tissue paper canvas art was created with confetti circles and is fun process art activity for kids of all ages. Plus you are left with a fab piece of art to display.


LEGO Batman Crafts, Activities and Giveaway 92

Do your kids love LEGO.  Mine do and they are really excited about the LEGO Batman movie.  We were sent four fantastic LEGO books and I love that it has really got them interested in crafting and making with a LEGO Batman twist.


Cooking with Kids – The generational journey 4

I have really foud memories of sitting on the chest freezer in the kitchen watching my mum cook when I was growing up. She was amazing in the kitchen, a real wizard.  She stretched the family food budget, so we all ate really well.  She taught me all I know and more that she could ever imagine.


DisneyLife to the Rescue 11

We have all been suffering from a nasty virus here in the Mad House.  One by one we have all succumbed to the horrible head cold that has been doing the rounds.  It has been a challenging couple of weeks, but we have got through it thanks to our winter survival pack and DisneyLife! 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.


How to Make Rainbow Milk Marbled Paper Art

How to Make Rainbow Milk Marbled Paper Art 6

Rainbow milk marbled paper art is such a cool kids craft activity and it is great as it really is science meets art. It is a classic kid’s science activity rainbow milk fireworks with the added process art activity of marbling paper.


Handwriting Tips for Older Children 11

Do you have an older child that still struggles with handwriting? I do.  Mini has been taught cursive writing since he was three years old at pre-school and school and he has always found it a challenge. So I am delighted to be working with STABILO in highlighting their pen licence and these handwriting tips.

Handwriting Tips for Older Children

Love Books Free Colouring Bookmarks

Love Books Free Colouring Bookmarks 7

Nothing beats a good book and I am delighted to be able to share with your these delightful Love Books free colouring bookmarks.  I love that I can combine two of my favourite loves colouring in and reading by making these bookmarks.


How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep 7

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! 4

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 11

  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 10

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 14

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.