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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you read that right, a parental control app that my boys hate and this is a GOOD thing. Really it is! Something that my children do not like and I am going to rave about it…… Want to know more?
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…..
I am a huge lover of creative pursuits and getting boys involved in crafts and arts. In today’s digital age I think that being creative is even more important, but do acknowledge that sometimes it can be hard to engage your children. I have lots of arts and craft materials at home but love great craft kits. So in conjunction with Bright Minds here are my top five from Djeco.
What can I say, I love homemade decorations and Christmas is the perfect time to make and gift them and these simple and affordable DIY star Christmas ornaments are perfect for decorating your tree and home.