Tasty Tuna Non Sandwich Lunchbox ideas 11

Over the last two years Mini has moved on to have packed lunches for school and as he isn’t really a sandwich person we have been working with Flora looking at non-sandwich lunchbox ideas.

Non Sandwich Lunchbox ideas

A Mums view of the Citroën C4 PicassoA Mums view of the Citroën C4 Picasso

A Mums view of Citroën C4 Picasso 10

Let’s talk cars.  Believe it or not I only actually learned to drive when pregnant with Mini who is ten.  Since then I have had three cars, each and every one of them French! I started off with a Peugeot 307 estate, then moved on to a Renault Grand Scenic and then downsized to a Citroën C3, which is five years old and called the snot rod. So what is it that Mum’s look for in a car?

Earn Money doing Surveys with Opinion Outpost 6

Can you earn money doing surveys?  Well, I have been putting it to the test by doing some with Opinion Outpost.  As a mum of two boys, I am always looking for ways to earn some extra cash and every penny counts and I have found Opinions Outpost to be a great way to earn money online.

101 Ideas for using Felt Scraps

101 Ideas for using Felt Scraps 8

If you are anything like me that you do not throw anything way and I have a box full of felt scraps.  Felt is such a beautiful material and perfect for making things with as it doesn’t fray.  After using some of our felt scraps to make our Kandinsky inspired trees I decided to come up with some other ideas for using scraps of felt.

Football – Getting Girls in the Game 10

I am delighted to be working with SSE in raising awareness of and increasing the opportunity for girls to get involved in football from a young age and am over the moon to be able to share with you this amazing video about football (soccer to my American readers) helping overcome life’s greatest challenges as part of SSE’s Dads and Daughters programme.

Football - Getting Girls in the Game

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin Lanterns

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin Lanterns 7

These yarn wrapped pumpkin lanterns are wonderfully hands-on and messy process art.  Not all children enjoy getting this hands-on, it is not something that Maxi my eldest enjoys, but Mini loves the whole sensory experience of making these.

Tips for finding moments of quiet in your day 7

Anyone that knows me will contest the fact that I am an introvert.  As much as I love my family and the noise and joy that brings, I need my solitude too and in a world of noise, be that digital and sensory sound it can be really hard to find moments of quiet in my day.

Tips for finding moments of quiet in your day

Are you saving enough for your child’s future?

Are you saving enough for your child’s future? 1

As parents, we always want to do what is best for our children, but the question of are you saving enough for your child is one that always leaves me in two minds.  I would love to be able to say that we are constantly saving for the boys, but at the moment, that isn’t strictly true.  

Back to School 2016 7

Back to school 2016, a bittersweet time for a lot of Mums.  My boys have had seven weeks off this summer and at the beginning of it, they were ready to kill each other.  In some ways, it has been the summer of bickering, but in others, it has been wonderful.

Kids in the Kitchen with Ben's Beginner's

Kids in the Kitchen with Ben’s Beginner’s 9

I am a really big advocate of cooking with children and getting kids in the kitchen from an early age.  Some of my happiest memories are of helping my mum bake and cook, but more than just happy memories, she left me with the legacy of being pretty handy in the kitchen and this is something I am really keen to pass on to both my boys.

Kandinsky Inspired Tree made with Felt Scraps 10

We had so much fun making this Kandinsky inspired tree with some of the felt scraps that I have.  This is a super process art for working on scissor skills, especially as felt and circles can be tricky to cut.

Kandinsky Inspired Tree made with Felt Scraps

15 Fantastic Fall DIY Lanterns and Lights 5

There is something wonderful about lights and lanterns now the dark nights are drawing in and this fab roundup of fantastic Fall DIY lanterns and lights are brought to you in conjunction with Festive Lights.

15 Fantastic Fall DIY Lanterns and Lights

DIY Colouring Page Bookmarks

DIY Colouring Page Bookmarks 3

You can never have enough bookmarks, or I certainly can’t.  I use them for my reading books, cookbooks, diary and any books I am using for studying and I have passed this on to my boys so we love these DIY colouring page bookmarks.

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman! 6

I used to love ready meals.  ready meals were all that the husbeast and I ate before I was pregnant.  It wasn’t that I couldn’t cook, it was that I didn’t cook.  Then I got pregnant and no matter what I ate I was sick!  Then I gave birth to a wonderful son and I swore that he would only eat real food. And you know what I nearly drove myself to an early grave making sure that he didn’t have a jar.

Ready meals for the cook from scratch woman!

Simple Photo Displays

Simple Photo Displays 11

I love taking photographs and was challenged by Bonusprint to attempt to take print-worthy photographs on my smartphone and I want to share with you the results and some simple photo displays we created.

20 Kid made Autumn Suncatchers 8

Kid made suncatchers are a favorite of mine no matter what season, but they are especially stunning when the low sun shines through them in Autumn (or fall depending on where you are in the world).  Plus autumnal colours are so warming and delightful to work with.

20 Kid made Autumn Suncatchers

How to make Personlised Head Torches

Personalised Head Torches with Energizer 7

I LOVE it when something inspires my whole family to get creative and making personalised head torches with Energizer at Camp Bestival did just that.  Yes, even MadDad had fun creating his own space themed head torch.