How much water should teenagers Drink? 12

Did you know that it is Nutrition and Hydration week?  Robinsons Squash’d asked Maxi to share with you his current drinking habits and then to take the #getSquashd challenge. So Maxi will carry around Squash’d with him during this Nutrition and Hydration week to see if being able to add squash to his water at all times will help him drink more water, then share with you the results.  So before I hand over to Maxi, let’s discuss How much water teens should drink.  


Make your own Blow Art Paper Plate Lion

Make your own Blow Art Paper Plate Lion

This Blow art paper plate lion is so much fun to make and if great for a large group of children and so easy to do.  Plus how doesn’t like blowing paint to see where it goes. Originally we were going to make our lions on paper, but then Mini had the great idea of using paper plates and they worked even better.  As they have a slight upturned edge the children really have to blow hard to get the paint to the edges if they start in the centre and if the start at the edge they learn that the paint will blow to the centre much easier, so it more »


The Perfect Mother’s Day Idea – Nixplay Iris Photo Frame 63

When you ask us Mothers, what we want for Mother’s Day, you will often just hear a lie in and a home made card.  Truth be told, it can be really hard to find an appropriate mothers day gift, but I think I have found it with The Nixplay Iris Photo Frame.


Healthy After School Snacks 59

My boys are bottomless.  Sometimes it seems they do nothing but eat and when they get home from school they are ravenous.  So much so they will grab anything they can find and there is not thought to its nutrition.  So as a parent it is down to me to make sure we have a selection of healthy after school snacks available and to help them make the right choice.


20 Fun and Adorable Spring Crafts for Kids 11

Can you feel Spring in the air yet?  I think I can and I have started thinking about Spring crafts for kids and we have a fabulous selection of crafts that kids will love here.  I love Spring, the garden is filled with vibrant colour after a long, cold winter and the days are getting longer fast.  I LOVE spring because it means more outdoor time, butterflies, birds, bugs, flowers and spring showers.


Rainbow Crafts and Activities for Kids 2

I have to admit, I am a sucker for rainbow crafts and activities.  I am not a muted palate girl at all and the colours of the rainbow really do sing out to me.  So I have gathered together some of my favourite rainbow crafts and activities for kids of all ages to share with you.


Gift a Bundle this Mothers Day 6

As a mum, I know just how fast kids grow and I remember the baby stage really well.  The boys both had outfits that they only wore a couple of times before I had to pack them away as they had outgrown them and when tidying the loft recently we found a bag of them.  Well, I am not alone, a recent survey found that 71% of parents still have baby clothes that their children have grown out of and half of the parents of teens like me are still hanging on to their clothes!


Free Mother’s Day Printables 5

I never really appreciated my Mum or understood the significance of Mother’s Day until I was a mother myself.  It isn’t about spending lots of money, in fact, I would rather nothing be spent. It is about being appreciated.  Which is why I adore these free Mother’s Day printables.


A Fab Family Holiday In France

A Fab Family Holiday In France with Al Fresco 10

We LOVE holidays, who doesn’t? But as a mum, a family holiday is often not a holiday. In fact, it is often harder work than a week at home. Often the best family holidays we have had are the ones where we find a balance of the kids being happy and the adults being happy that the kids are happy!


White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cooking with Kids 8

Sometimes all you want is the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  Crispy on the outside and all chewy on the inside.  These white chocolate chip cookies never fail to hit their mark and they are simple to make and perfect for cooking with kids. So we are delighted to be teaming up with We Bake and sharing our recipe for the best white chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten as part of their Half Term Bake Brighter Days community challenge.

White Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cooking with Kids

Craft Stick Process Art

Craft Stick Process Art 5

This craft stick process art activity is a super fun activity for kids and a great way to use up craft sticks, lolly sticks or popsicle sticks.  We have a big bag full of these fab craft materials in three different shapes and sizes and I love the way the boys decided to use them.


Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art 16

We are big fans of bleeding tissue paper art here.  We have even done it in the past and let rain create the art, which was great fun.  This beautiful bleeding tissue paper canvas art was created with confetti circles and is fun process art activity for kids of all ages. Plus you are left with a fab piece of art to display.

Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art

LEGO Batman Crafts, Activities and Giveaway 92

Do your kids love LEGO.  Mine do and they are really excited about the LEGO Batman movie.  We were sent four fantastic LEGO books and I love that it has really got them interested in crafting and making with a LEGO Batman twist.


Cooking with Kids – The generational journey 4

I have really foud memories of sitting on the chest freezer in the kitchen watching my mum cook when I was growing up. She was amazing in the kitchen, a real wizard.  She stretched the family food budget, so we all ate really well.  She taught me all I know and more that she could ever imagine.


DisneyLife to the Rescue 11

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.


How to Make Rainbow Milk Marbled Paper Art 7

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.

How to Make Rainbow Milk Marbled Paper Art

Handwriting Tips for Older Children

Handwriting Tips for Older Children 11

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.


Love Books Free Colouring Bookmarks 7

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.

Love Books Free Colouring Bookmarks

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep 7

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.




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