Must-Have Advent Calendars for Tots to Teens 1

I am a big fan of advent and finding the small joy in each day leading up to Christmas, This is why I love advent calendars. I remember the joy of being a child and taking turns with my brother to see what image lay behind the door.

Halloween Activities for Half Term

If you are looking for Halloween activities for half term then you have come to the right place. Halloween falls during half term this year so I have gathered together some fab activities that you can do with the kids on a Halloween and Autumn theme.

Advent and Christmas Books to Treasure at Any Age 1

I was busy updating my list of Kids Advent and Christmas Books and I realised that actually over the years our collection has grown to include many Advent and Christmas books to cherish at any age. You know the type, ones that will become family heirlooms or that you get out each December to read again and again.

Scandi Style DIY Advent Calendars

I am a massive fan of DIY advent calendars especially in the Scandi style (well they do everything festive so much more stylishly)! Plus they seem to focus on the little things that matter rather than big flashy advent calendars with gifts.

The best DIY Christmas Keepsake Decorations 1

I am a massive fan of Christmas keepsake decorations We have loads we have made over the years graduating from salt dough, to homemade clay and then to air dry clay and even microwave clay. I love having something which we bring out each year to remind us of christmases past, plus they make the best gifts for grandparents and godparents.

9 Reasons Why Gymnastics Are Great For Kids 1

Gymnastics is a comprehensive activity that is not only physical but also mentally and socially beneficial. The best time to get into gymnastics is as a child, as it challenges children and provides a healthy outlet to expend their energy while learning a few important skills. The rewards are numerous, and kids have a lot to gain from gymnastics. Here are nine great reasons why you should enrol your kids in a gymnastics class as soon as possible.

The benefits for Children of Owning Fish 1

The benefits for Children of Owning Fish is a paid collaborative post for on behalf of Mars Fishcare and the API brand. Growing up my Grandad had an aquarium and my Granddad never did anything by halves so I remember it was huge. In fact, it was a number of tanks that filled the entire wall of the dining room. Even as a little girl they would memorise me and I found it really soothing to watch the fish.

Free Printable Halloween Cards to Colour 1

I love any reason to celebrate and if we can not trick or treat this year, then I am certainly sending Halloween cards and these free printable halloween cards to colour are fun for all. How ace would it be to give one to all the key workers that you know.

35 Amazing Pinecone Crafts 1

We love crafting with pinecones. There is something magical about nature crafts and bringing nature into your home. Plus we always have loads of pinecones as the boys always seem to find Autumn treasures, so pinecone crafts for the win!

Free No Trick or Treaters Signs to Print 2

Not everyone loves Halloween and these free No trick or treaters signs for you to print are to help ensure that your wishes are respected especially during these difficult socially distanced times.

Pinecone Hedgehog

Pinecone Hedgehogs – An Autumn Kids Craft 26

How cute are these Pinecone Hedgehogs? Pinecones are just amazing.  Autumn has such beautiful bounty and one of our favourite crafts of the past was our pinecone owls and when we got them out recently Mini commented that pinecones look a little like hedgehogs, which is what inspired our pinecone hedgehogs.

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 3

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 6

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 1

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.