Shoebox table football/foosball table 24

My boys are football (soccer) mad.  They would play morning noon and night it they got the chance, but the British summer time doesn’t always play weather wise.  So I made this shoebox table football/foosball table game for the boys to play.  We do have a larger one, but it is in our friend’s garage as we just don’t have the space in the house!

Download your free Age appropriate chores poster below

Age appropriate chores for kids 11

Chores, I know that chores can be a polarising issue, but they are something that I insist my kids do.  Well, age appropriate chores for kids will always be something of a minefield, but that doesn’t mean we should shy away from them.

Top tips for surviving a LONG car journey with kids 11

We have just returned from Camping de Mathevies in The Dordogne, France and from our home in the North East of England that was around a 15-hour car journey.  So I thought I would share with our top tips for surviving a long car journey with kids.

Who ever said that "Silence is Golden" must never have had children. Silence in my house means that the boys must be up to something.

Silence is Golden, unless you have kids! 4

Whoever said that “Silence is Golden” must never have had children.  As in my home when it goes quiet it means that there is something afoot.  Usually the children are up to no good!

FitFlop Gladdie Review 9

Shoes talk to me.  I swear they do!  They whisper to me when I see them in shops, on the TV and on my computer screen.  I have always loved shoes, but I also love practical and comfortable shoes.  So when Cloggs offered me a pair of FitFlop Gladdie I jumped at the chance as so many people had said great things about them.

Win one of 3 Bob Martin pet flea kits for the home worth over £25 4

Did you know that fleas thrive in humidity and in temperatures between 24˚C-30˚C? If you didn’t you’re not alone. Unknown to many, British summertime signals the start of the flea season. As our family pets become more exposed to fleas outdoors, the risk of an infestation in the home increases too.

Yoda Best Dad Colouring Cards

Yoda Best Dad Colouring Cards 11

This can not be the only household where we have competitions to see who can do the best Yoda Impressions or the only Star Wars obsessed home.  So with Father’s Day on the horizon I have teamed up with the fab Leslieanne again to bring you these Yoda Best Daddy and Yoda Best Dad Colouring Cards.

Blogging Basics – Working with brands 7

When I first started blogging.  I had no idea what I was doing.  I started during a health scare so I could record family life and over the following years my blog organically developed to become my career.  I have decided to do a few posts on blogging basics to deal with a lot of the questions I get asked and to get some great tips from fellow bloggers.  Today we are looking at working with brands.

Button Apple Canvas Teacher Gift 17

  Personalised notebooks.Since the boys were first at school we have always made a teacher gift for their teachers both at Christmas and at the end of the school year.  This year we decided to make a button apple canvas teacher gift.

Puro Sound Labs volume limiting headphones Review and Giveaway 23

I recently learned that youth hearing loss was on the rise due to the increase in children wearing headphone and earbuds.  As a Mum to two boys who often wear headphones as they want to watch or listen to different things this really concerned me.  So we have been putting Puro Sound Labs volume limiting headphones to the test.

Safe headphones that tweens and teens will wan t to wear. Protect your childrens hearing with these amazing and desirable Puro Sound Labs volume limiting headphones.

Pocket Money Photo Frame for Fathers’ Day 13

This fab pocket money photo frame for Fathers’ Day craft is brought to you by Sara-Jayne from Keep Up with the Jones family.  Sara-Jayne is a fellow mum to boys, she has three under six!

Measuring and Estimating with Ribbons 12

This fab measuring and estimating with ribbons activity is brought to you by Sara-Jayne from Keep Up with the Jones family.  Sara-Jayne is a fellow mum to boys, she has three under six and is a Junior School Teacher.  This post is part of our learning with manipulatives series.

Drawing for fun

Drawing for fun 10

Sometimes it can be hard getting my boys to do something creative.  At the moment, they rush home from school and are desperate to get out and play with their mate and if the weather is bad then they will ask if they can play on the XBox.    Sometimes I need something that they can do that is fast, fun and doesn’t take any planning and this is where drawing comes in. Drawing for fun.

Peanut butter and chocolate bites 12

These peanut butter and chocolate bites are brought to you by Ryvita as we are part of their “revoluncheonary” team.  We want to share with you family friendly Ryvita recipes that children will love to make and eat.

Peanut butter and chocolate bites

Make sure you are money savvy. Why you should be paying by Direct Debits. How you can benefit from managing your payments with Direct Debit

Being Money Savvy – Paying by Direct Debit 10

So over the coming weeks, I am going to be switching any bills that we do not already pay over to Direct Debit and I would love for you to join me and see just how easy it is. I am all for making things easier and simpler and that is what paying by Direct Debit can do for you.  As a busy mum of two boys finding time to manage household stuff is often the last thing on my agenda.  Plus I would much rather do fun stuff than house admin!

How to make the perfect bread maker pizza dough 13

Homemade pizza is delicious and has been a staple in our home since we got our first bread maker over twenty years ago.  Over the years, I have perfected that initial recipe and now I am going to share with you how to make the perfect bread maker pizza dough.

How to make the perfect bread maker pizza dough

Kandinsky for kids - concentric circles in squares

Kandinsky for kids – concentric circles in squares 11

This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Kandinsky.  I am a big fan of creating artwork with kids and this Kandinsky for kids  art is perfect for a large group of children or for screen free family time.