I love cooking with my boys and at eleven Maxi is becoming a really proficient cook and these raspberry muffins are brilliant to cook with your kids as they need no special equipment and the ingredients are really easy to mix together even for the youngest child.
When was the last time you had a great experience in a hotel as a family? How do you go about choosing a family friendly hotel? I know how important it is to feel comfortable when you are staying in a hotel when you have children. I am delighted to be working with Laterooms and to be able to share with your this year’s Best Family Friendly Hotel of the year.
I love getting my kids in the kitchen and when we were invited by Angel Delight to design a dessert, well not a dessert exactly, but a character called delight. As a child of the 70’s I am going to admit I have a soft spot for Angel Delight and so do my boys. I had so much fun designing and putting together a kids dessert buffet.
This fab fun phonics game with Tsum Tsums idea 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.
I have been working on finding process art activities that my boys can enjoy now they are tweens and these floating chalk prints certainly hit the mark. I feel strongly that process art is really important for kids of all ages and sometimes more so when they reach 9/10.
When I was pregnant with maxi one of the things that I was most looking forward to was reading bedtime stories to my future child. I have always had a love of books and I knew that I wanted to foster this in my future children. I always knew that bedtime stories were important, but I never realised quite how important they were.
We have had a couple of parenting firsts this week. Both the boys have their own mobile phones. We have always helped pretty strong views on children and technology and I have written before that I felt kids under nine didn’t need mobile phones.
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One of my passions is teaching my boys to be confident in the kitchen and at least one night a week we cook together as a family. I love homemade soup and it is so much nicer than any soup you can buy. This spiced butternut soup is simple to make and has few ingredients but tastes amazing.
This washi tape easter bunting was inspired by our washi tape hearts and is a fab process art activity for kids of all ages. I haven’t yet met a child or an adult that could resist washi tape.
Today’s cute felt chick purse is brought to you by The Creative Pair. A mum and young daughter crafty duo that blog about creative crafts and activities and their home educating family life and coping with autism and PDA. You can find more about them on their facebook page and an idea of their day to day activities over on Instagram.
When I think of Spring, I think of bunnies, lambs and chicks and these pop-up spoon chicks are perfect for this time of year. They are perfect for Spring or Easter and are a super cute DIY craft. These were inspired by some fabulous chick placeholders that I saw a few years ago on Crafts by Amanda and the fact that I found a large pack of plastic spoons in our garage. Pop-up Spoon Chicks Materials Paper or wooden spoons Acrylic paint Sharpies Card Washi tape Scissors How to make Pop-up Spoon Chicks We painted our spoons with acrylic paint. This means that we didn’t need to sand the spoons. If you more »
It is nearly World Book Day, so I have some DIY World Book Day costume ideas for you all. Do you love or hate dressing up days at school? I used to hate them with a passion. Maxi hates dressing up. He always has, so they have always been a real challenge for me. But then along came Mini who LOVES dressing up and loves reading too, so whoop!
When the boys were small I wanted a space for them to be able to play with toys and to enjoy with their friends and we built an addition on to our house for this. A conservatory, which has been used almost daily until recently.
Lemonade scones – what! Scones made with lemonade, yes indeed. These scones are super simple as there is no rubbing together or flour and butter, so perfect for cooking with kids and there is no bicarb taste that you can sometimes get.
Ten years ago I became a mother. ten days after Mother’s Day that year. I remember getting a card from the bump (thanks to MadDad). Ten year’s ago my life changed in ways I could never imagine and each year I love Mother’s Day. This year I have teamed up with Paperchase to bring you some ideas to share with your husband and the kids. I am delighted to be working with them as most people know I am fueled by pretty stationery and tea!
Scrap Fabric Paper Dolls These scrap fabric paper dolls are inspired by the paper dolls that I used to play with when I was a child. Do you remember them, the books for dolls and paper clothes that you used to colour and play with for hours and hours? I have teamed up with the ever-talented Tasha Goddard Illustration again with these beautiful scrap fabric paper dolls.
Wednesday nights are our kryptonite. Both boys have to be at after school clubs and have other commitments, so dinner needs to be fast, filling and family friendly. Plus I go food shopping on a Thursday, so by Wednesday, we tend to be eating from the freezer and when McCain challenged us to make a simple midweek meal with their frozen sweet potato fries I decided to hand it all over to the boys.
We are big fans of reusing things from recycling container for crafting and this toilet roll easter bunny stamp is a great quick art activity to do with the kids. We love printing and toilet roll printing is an inexpensive and fun activity for children.
I am back with some fab free adult easter colouring pages. Five fabulous intricate eggs for you to colour. I adore this selection of intricate eggs as they remind me of Faberge eggs.