Last year we loved Anna from The Imagination Trees Kindness Elves and this would be a great list to use for that. Alternately you could pick which works for you and add it to an advent calender or pop them all in a jar (like we do with our Bored Jar) and pick one out each day. (more…)
- Spread the word - encourage other people to join in and become happiness heroes
- Have fun and enjoy making other people happy
- To be kinder than you need to be
But I also believe that my boys should have access to tablets and technology and we have been putting them to the test over the last couple of months and I want to share with you our top three tablets for Kids.
In conjunction with Birds Eye I have a Samsung WB350F Smart Camera (White, 16.3MP, Optical Image Stabilisation, 3 inch LCD) to giveaway to celebrate the modern British mealtime and their Birds Eye View exhibition.Birds Eye have been on a quest to document the modern British mealtime with photographer Martin Parr. To help them understand mealtimes today, Martin's been visiting households across the country, from people who entered a competition to have Martin visit and photograph their meal times, delving into our nation’s food habits along the way. The tour concluded with Martin's findings and the best images from this competition being presented at A Birds Eye View’ exhibition in London earlier this week. (more…)
What got me thinking about this, well Folr, is a location-tracking application which offers real-time information on the whereabouts of the device it is installed on from kids, elderly parents (with consent of course) or anyone who agrees to be tracked, quickly and easily.
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.I have two football mad little boys and also a football mad husband, so with the spirit of a family night in, I decided that I better join in the fun and get involved with the FIFA World Cup family fun. We have a family game night once a week and decided to use the #BigMatchPlanner as an opportunity do lots of FIFA World Cup Crafts and Activities with the boys. (more…)
This month we took the puppy on holiday to Sand le Mere with us. It is wonderful to be able to take your dog on a holiday as we found out. it makes for lots of family walks and talks along the way. It means that you look out for family and gof friendly places and trust me there are out there.We have had lots of board games and book reading. I started and finished a couple of books including The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, which I loved, The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly, Oh Charlie Parker how I have missed you and also Eleanor & Park. There is something about YA Fiction that I love. The boys have been engrossed in Stew, a magazine for curious kids and it even got Maxi reading, which is a great thing (review and competition to win a subscription to come). (more…)
My favorite way to spend a sunny day outside is with my friends. I am lucky to be best friends with three brothers who live on the same road as us and we play together a lot. We all like to go to Theme Park's together. They are much more fun of you have a group of friends with you to laugh and stop you being scared. We all went to FlamingoLand at Easter and it was lots of fun. It is a theme park and a zoo and has the world's steepest roller coaster made from steel in a zoo there called the Mumbo Jumbo and I went on it (the zoo bit is very important apparently)! I like that there are lots of animals too, including my favorite animals Tigers. In March three Sumatran tiger babies (called cubs) were born and they will be soon allowed in to the main enclosure. I want to go back and see them. I hope I can adopt one and give it a name too. I put together this comic on Mummy's Ipad to show you how much fun we had. I also like playing football, cricket and walking the day too. I like to do things I haven't done before like archery. We are going to see the T20 cricket tomorrow and I am excited. I wish my friends could come too, but they are on holiday in Malta where it is always sunny, but they don't grow coconut's there. I also like having ice cream on a sunny day, my favorite flavour is mint choc chip.(more…)
"Tell me more about your drawing"So I took this opportunity to go through my boys artwork and let me tell you there are loads of pictures of the things they draw, but not that much in the house as we gift a lot and also recycle it. I only keep certain piece, but photograph the rest.
Keep hair straighteners out of reach of children - Children’s skin can be 15 times thinner than that of adults so it’s important to keep them out of reach of little feet and hands.
Use a heat proof pouch - Hair straighteners stay hot up to forty minutes after they have been switched off. A heat proof pouch is the easiest and safest way to store a product after use.
Keep them away from skin - Do not allow the any of the hot plates to come into contact with the face, neck or scalp when using straighteners.
Seek medical attention - In the incident of a serious burn, seek immediate medical attention. If the hot plates comes into contact with the skin but it is not serious, run the affected area under cold water.
Mother’s Day is a special time of year where we celebrate everything that our mothers have done for us over the years. From changing your nappy to helping you put money into your children’s savings account and, these days, listening to all your worries and woes, your mum has been there for you through it all, so she deserves something special to remind her just how important she is. We suggest you read this list and avoid these items at all costs or you can expect to have one disappointed mum on your hands this Mother’s Day.
The last time I visited the Canary Islands was in January 2001. 2000 had been a really bleak winter and my Father had died in an industrial accident and I really needed some winter sun, so Madad and I took a wonderful relaxing trip to the Canary Islands.
The Canary's really were the perfect place to capture some winter sun, make peace with the previous years happenings and reconnect with each other after a very stressful period.
Each January Las Canteras Beach in the Canary Islands come alive with sand sculptures that reach 4 meters in height which are amazing and the 22 degree weather really makes looking at them just wonderful. (more…)
"The happiest people do not have the best of everything they make the best of everything"
babysitting - the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not homeNote the fact that it is only babysitting when parents are not at home, not when their mother is not at home.
parenting - the care and upbringing of a childSo stop asking when I am not with the children is my husband is babysitting them or else I will growl at you and say no he is parenting.
Sleep issues, we have had them all as most of your are aware. We are also no stranger to nightmares and anxiety at bedtime or during the night. Most of these things can be helped with some proactive thinking. Many children around five to nine get nightmares due to becoming aware of the scary things in the wide world. My friend was worried her little one might start to have nightmares when he moved in to his big boys childs bed, which was provided by Time 4 Sleep. So we compiled the ideas we for preventing nightmares in kids that we came up with below:(more…)