Do you do anything to prepare your home for summer? It seems as though the weather can not make its mind up here and it feels as though we are going from lovely warm weather to torrential rain.
Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them. I am never sure about which camp I am in. I love spending time with the children but do worry about the cost of summer activities. I relish not having to get up each morning and giving up the school routine, but I don’t like hearing the words “I’m Bored” That is why I came up with the bored jar (about four years ago).
Can you believe we spend roughly one-third of our lives asleep, which makes it extremely important that we have a quality mattress? If you’re like me, you’re probably barely managing to juggle your work schedule, your house chores, and your children— which are stressors only made worse by a terrible night’s sleep.
We long time I’m Bored Jar users and I wouldn’t be without one. With the summer holidays coming now is the perfect time to put together yours and we have an amazing selection of summer activities that are perfect for your bored jars.
One of the things that I find so challenging about motherhood is the constant laundry. It is never ending especially with two boys which are just noise with muck on. Add football and cricket kit to the regular weekly clothes and it can become overwhelming. There is nothing more disappointing that putting a load of washing in and then finding that it is still dirty after the wash. So here I am going to share my top 5 Genius Laundry Hacks and also review a new innovative laundry product.
Last year I talked about how I need to be more present in family photographs. How as the families main photographer and keeper of the camera that I tended not to be in many images. So I wanted to update you on how I was doing and also reiterate why mums need to get in the picture. I am also going to share with you some amazing family photos that we had taken.
When Amazon asked me to take a look at the Amazon Fire Tablet their timing could not have been more perfect. Mini broke his wrist playing football on his last day of primary school! This has proven something of a challenge for my sporty kid who normally plays football and cricket during the summer and never really sits still. We do have a family tablet, but it is bigger than the Fire and a little heavy for him to hold and manipulate with his wrist in a brace, but the Amazon Fire Tablet has proven a great hit.
I LOVE the internet, I love all that it has given me. It has enabled me to carve out a place for myself, a career that fits around my family. However, it really can be a double-edged sword. As much as it is filled with wonderful advice and inspiration, it also makes me regularly question myself and sometimes like today it makes me want to RAGE!
We love festivals and used to regularly go to them BC (before children) and then started visiting them again last year with the kids. I love that my boys are a little older at 11 and 12 and can now stay up and really enjoy the whole festival vibe. However, it is a little (make that a lot) different to just going to a festival on your own and you certainly need to pack more! Make sure that you have a fab time at festivals with this comprehensive festival packing checklist
I have fond memories of making boats as a child. I remember designing them, creating them and testing them out on the boating lake near where we lived. I want to my children to have fond memories too with these fun and creative boat crafts for kids.
Moving is stressful enough as it is. But if children are involved, that stress increases significantly. For your kids, it can be an emotional roller coaster as it is both exciting and scary. With so much uncertainty, your kids will be anxious, which as a parent, is bound to make you worry as well.
I have such fond memories of Noddy and friends. In fact, I think it was my first introduction into the fantastic world of Enid Blyton. I remember my Grandad reading me the stories and telling me that he read the stories to my Dad when he was a little boy. It is hard to believe that Noddy was originally published between 1949 and 1963.
Have you been dreaming of beautiful, wide-open spaces, filled with light and beauty? We all do, from time to time, but have you been tempted to take the plunge, grab the sledgehammer and make your dream a reality? For many, home improvement is a fun project to tackle head-on, and for others, it’s a hassle to get over and done with as soon as possible. Whatever your situation, here are some tips to save time, money and hassle on your project!
Grab your scissors, grab your glue! We have 20 fabulous and simple Disney inspired crafts for you to make. If your kids adore Disney movies like mine do, they’re going to love these. We have a huge selection of Disney Inspired crafts today from Frozen, Planes, Nemo and more!
We are in the midst of a heatwave and at the moment all I want to do is spend time in my garden. However, our garden is in need of an update, thanks to mainly being used as a football pitch for the last 10 years. I also have a serious case of garden envy thanks to one of my neighbours. Yes, that is her garden and they did all the work themselves!
I hate cleaning but love a clean house. There is something about having a tidyish and clean house that makes me feel calmer and more content. However, as a Mum to two boys and a dog it can be challenging. I am also keen to use green cleaning products due to my cancer history and the fact that I have a genetic predisposition to cancer (BRCA 2) and the fact that there is a 50% chance that the boys might have the same spelling mistake.
I am a total sucker for garlands. I love decorating for the season or a special celebration. If they are printable and free well that is even better. They are such an inexpensive and effective way to spruce up or decorate your home.
Are you a good gift giver? I am training my boys to be great gift givers, but father’s Day is always a challenge. We have the cards sorted for you with these fab free print and colour in Father’s Day cards. However, we do find Father’s Day quite a challenge especially as MadDad wants for nothing really. If he needs something then he tends to buy it!
Buttons make a great craft material and these 20 adorable button crafts for kids are a great way of recycling them. There is something magical about Buttons. I remember spending hours when I was young with my Mum’s button tin. I used to sort them and play with them and just love looking at them, wondering where they had come from. Lots of them wee her mums before her.
Children are curious little things, and while that’s exactly what makes watching them grow through their initial years such a memorable experience, it’s also one of the main reasons as to why they often end up hurting themselves. A few cuts and bruises are perfectly alright and part of the growing up process, but as parents, we need to be extra careful and make sure that their innate curiosity doesn’t lead to a serious accident.