King Prawn and Spicy Maple Curry – Cooking with Teens

King Prawn and Spicy Maple Curry – Cooking with Teens is a paid collaborative post with Maple from Canada. People who have been following this blog for a while will know that encouraging children to cook is a passion of mine. I believe it is a life skill that we need to empower in our children.


Tips for Socially Distanced Trick or Treating for Halloween

One thing is for sure Halloween will not be cancelled due to Coronavirus, however, trick or treating may look a little different. My area is a magnet for local trick and treaters so many people go above and beyond and it brings so much joy to everyone so here are some tips for Socially Distanced Trick and Treating for Halloween.


Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour square

Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour 5

I don’t know about you, but the darker nights are perfect for curling up with a good book and these free printable fall or autumn bookmarks to colour are just perfect.  They would make the perfect addition to any book you might gift too.


5 Simple tips to make going back to school easier

Hard to believe but I have been doing the back to school routine now for over 11 years This year Maxi will be going into year 11 (his GCSE year) and Mini into Year 10. After all these years being a school mum I have some excellent tips that make the back to school routine easier for all involved.


Back to School Challange 2020 3

This back to school season has left me feeling rather different than previous ones. Not just because I will have a child in year 11 doing his GCSE’s but also as it has been over 5 months since either of my children were in school thanks to lockdown.


Unusual Carpet Cleaning Methods You Can Use at Home

Sometimes some simple carpet cleaning methods can turn to be much more effective than the professional cleaners, which you find for hire in the supermarkets (you know the ones I mean)! So I have collected some of the most useful and affordable products you can use for domestic carpet cleaning. They are safe and can be used even if you have allergies or incredibly sensitive skin. They are child- and pet-friendly and can be found in any home!


The Back To School Guide on Kids Blue Light Glasses

After the last five months of homeschooling, I have learned that things that you never would expect happen, can. So I have become more aware that my children will be leaning using computers and screens. So even though I have no idea what back to school might look like or if some home education will be coming again, I do know that my children’s eye health is so important and have learned about blue light exposure and to consider investing in kids’ blue light glasses.


Easy No-Yeast Pizza Base 2

We love pizza here, it is a weekly tradition, but during lockdown, yeast was in short supply. So I adapted a naan bread recipe to make an easy no-yeast pizza base. My boys have been making pizza since they were little and I also have a fabulous pizza dough that is perfect for making in a bread maker.


Printable Quote Bookmarks to Colour

This Set of Four Colouring Bookmarks with Quotes, are perfect for book lovers. I have designed four printable quote bookmarks to colour and enjoy.


What We Cooked At Home During Lock-Down (Simply Cook Review) 2

What We Cooked At Home During Lock-Down is a paid collaborative post with Simply Cook. Food has been one of our constants during lockdown. Initially, the worry that the world and his wife were stockpiling and with me shielding we couldn’t get our regular order, and then it gave us something to look forward to. A home-cooked meal, with set meals on certain days of the week helping to delineate and define what day it was.


The Ultimate Back to School Resource 20/21 1

Over the years, I have gathered together some amazing information, tips and tricks all about going back to school or starting school and each year I gather them all together to create this The Ultimate Back to School Resource 20/21.


Plant Seeds of Kindness Colouring page

I love colouring and I love kindness, so I couldn’t resist combining the two and developed this Plant Seeds of Kindness Colouring page. A simple fast page to colour that is perfect for when you do not have loads of time.


Cricut Joy – Unboxing and Review 3

I have had my Cricut Joy since the beginning of lockdown, but haven’t had the mindspace or time to unbox or review it. However, I was determined to get it out of the box and see what was so special about it.


DIY Coasters Using Cricut Infusible Ink 1

I love tea, it is my drink of choice so I made some DIY coasters using Cricut infusable ink that are dedicated to my favourite beverage. I am delighted at how these turned out and I learned some valuable lessons that I wanted to share with you.


Simple Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied at Home This Summer 1

It is a really weird time at the moment, many summer holidays are being postponed and a lot of summer camps and other kids activities are all up in the air. Some of us are still working from home so looking for simple ideas to keep the kids occupied at home this summer.


The Best North Yorkshire Beaches – Family Approved

Growing up by the sea means that I have an affinity with beaches and they are somewhere I gravitate too. We lived in Landlocked Berkshire for 14 years and I craved the sea, so when we came back to North Yorkshire I made it my mission to explore all the local beaches and now I am going to share them with you my best North Yorkshire Beaches.


Best days out in North Yorkshire for families

The North East, specifically North Yorkshire is an amazing part of the UK and also a large area, so today I am going to share some of the best days out in the North East for families. I am a proud northerner, having been born in Teesside and then boomeranging back when Maxi was 1 and I was pregnant with Mini. Over the years we have spent so much time exploring this beautiful part of the country, so have had some fab days out in North Yorkshire


DIY No-Sew Face Mask Patterns 1

How to make DIY no-sew face masks without a sewing machine: A super selection of face mask patterns using only materials like a bandana, socks, T-shirts, and scarves