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.

brands as a blogger square

Button Canvas Teacher Gift square

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.

A simple sweet lunch #MyVita 13

We have been selected by Ryvita to be part of their “revoluncheonary” team and share with you our lunches over the next few weeks.  My boys are big fans of Ryvita, so we jumped at the chance to share with you some delicious family friendly lunches.  This simple sweet lunch is often a weekend treat for us all.


A Week without Internet TV square

A Week without Internet TV 14

We were challenged to go a week without broadband by Moneysupermarket and we just couldn’t do it.  I rely on our internet for my business and as a home, our broadband is out a lifeline to lots of things in our home.  I know this as we were offline for a week at Easter.

zootroplis giveaway

Tomy Toys Zootropolis Giveaway 22

We’ve teamed up TOMY toys to offer Ten (yes 10!) lucky children the chance to win Judy’s Carrot Recorder and Badge from Zootropolis, designed to let kids recreate specific scenes and events from the film, truly bringing it to life.

Blog smarter, not harder. Why you need an editorial calendar. 15

For years, I blogged when I wanted to and never worried about a schedule and that was great, but then I started to want to take part in regular blog hops and series, such as cooking with kids, learning with manipulatives and project recycle.  I needed to blog smarter and use an editorial calendar.

Blog smarter, not harder. Why you need an editorial calendar.

DIy Garden lantern

DIY Garden lantern from a plastic bottle 13

I love turning things from my recycling bin into something we can use.  This DIY garden lantern was made from a plastic bottle and it turned out even better than I could have hoped.The lantern was inspired by a couple of garden ornaments that I had seen including these