Teaching Children how to Save Money on Everyday Essentials

We are working with the Money Advise Service to share with you our advice for saving money on household essentials.  My biggest tip for saving money is that you have to get all the family on board.  There is nothing worse than feeling as though you are the only one making an effort.  Plus it is a great learning experience for children.

Teaching Children how to Save Money on Everyday Essentials

5 DIY Halloween Outfits from things you have at home

5 DIY Halloween Outfits from things you have at home 1

Every Halloween we splash out on capes, broomsticks and witches hats and every year £140 million worth of clothes end up in the bin. Scary right? Well, I am working with HubHub this Halloween to bring you 5 DIY Halloween Outfits from things you have at home. These kids DIY Halloween costumes are simple to make and I basically raided the airing cupboard and wardrobes.


A Month of Kid-Made Christmas Decorations 1

We had so much fun with last years month of kid-made Christmas cards that we decided to host a month of kid-made Christmas decorations this year.  I am delighted to be sharing with you a 30 days of fantastic Christmas decorations all made by children, along with full instructions for making them with your own children.


'Tis the season for some easy Christmas crafts for kids, including Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer. Perfect for school fairs or advent.

15 Adorable Christmas Crafts for Kids

‘Tis the season for some easy Christmas crafts for kids, including Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer, and of course, candy canes too!  Whether you are Christmas Crafting for School fairs, in the classroom or at home we have an adorable easy kids Christmas craft for you.


Getting prepared for Winter Driving – Winter Car Checklist

Have you ever been stranded in the snow or stuck in a flood in your car?  I have and it is a scary thing, which is why each year we get prepared for winter driving and I have produced a winter car checklist.  We live in beautiful rural North Yorkshire which means that we have to be prepared when it comes to winter weather.  More so MadDad who often travels over some treacherous roads in the winter.  Since moving back to the North East we have become much more prepared for bad weather and both have emergency packs in our cars.

Getting prepared for Winter Driving - Winter Car Checklist

The gifts that everyone working from home really want!

The gifts that everyone working from home really want!

I have been working from home now for the last 8 or so years and I am going to share my wisdom with you and share the gifts that everyone working from home really want!.  Perfect for if you are looking for any gifts this Christmas or stuck for buying birthday gifts. So yes these are my six work from home essentials.


Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour 1

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.

Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour square

Free Halloween Printables 1

We are big Halloween lovers here and we have collated a superb selection of free Halloween printables including colouring pages, carving patterns, masks, treat bags, games, decorations and other spooky crafts.  These are some of the cutest and fun Halloween Printables I have seen in a long time. All you need to do is print off what you want. Free and easy!


Do you love Halloween? It is a fab excuse to get you and the kids crafting and I adore these Creative DIY Halloween Crafts

15+ Creative DIY Halloween Crafts

I LOVE Halloween and it is a fab excuse to get the kids crafting and I adore these Creative DIY Halloween Crafts.  My boys are older now and Halloween is one of their most favourite celebration’s and one that they embrace creating and making for.  


Celebrate Autumn with these Creative DIY Fall Craft Ideas. Bring the colours of the season into your home with these fab homemade decorations and makes.

Creative DIY Fall Craft Ideas

I adore Autumn.  I love the colours that the season brings and I love decorating my home and these creative DIY Fall craft ideas have me itching to start some new craft projects.


Gardening is Fun For the Entire Family 1

There are dozens of articles out there that talk about the importance of limiting your kids’ screen time. What most of these articles fail to do, however, is offer you alternative activities to keep your kids entertained and occupied and, with any luck, activities that will encourage them to learn. This is not going to be a list of those activities. Instead, we’re going to talk about one specific activity: gardening.

Gardening is Fun For the Entire Family

Fabulous Festival Footwear for Families

Fabulous Festival Footwear for Families

2017 has been a year of festivals for us and now the season is over we have collaborated with Mastershoe to bring you our favourite festival footwear for families.   So footwear for tweens, mums and dads that can cope with festival days and nights and also that are perfect for life in the country.


The Benefits of Block Play and giveaway of KAPLA 1000 Blocks 138

I am a HUGE fan of building blocks for children.  There are so many benefits for children to playing with blocks and wooden blocks are so tactile and a fabulous long-term investment for any parent or educational establishment.  As a parent, it can sometimes be really hard to see the benefit of such a simple play tool and we often want to buy specific toys, however, as you will see the benefits of wooden blocks is huge within play-based learning.


The importance of getting your kids eyes tested regularly 5

When was the last time you had your children’s eyes tested?  Did you know that it is free on the NHS and you can take them from around 6 months old on an annual basis?  I am working with Optical Express to share with you the importance of getting your kid’s eyes tested regularly. As a Mum to a child who has worn glasses since he was 18 months old and wife to a husband who wore them from a year old and who wore glasses herself until having laser surgery with Optical Express in 2012, I understand just how precious sight is and how important eye tests are.


10 Hot School Lunch Ideas for Kids perfect for Autumn and Winter 7

I am not going to lie,  but after 4 years of making packed lunches for Mini, it is not my favourite job, especially as he has an aversion to sandwiches! So when Herley’s got in touch with me to work with them on their lunchtime talks campaign I jumped at the chance as there must be lots of people like me who get stuck in a lunch box rut.


Free Printable Fall Colouring Pages for Adults

I am a big lover of colouring.  I make so secret that I find it relaxing and therapeutic and now the darker nights are here it is all about Autumn and we have a brilliant selection of free printable fall colouring pages for adults and teens.


Vauxhall Crossland X review 2017

Vauxhall Crossland X review 2017 8

I love reviewing cars, actually I love driving cars! I didn’t learn to drive until I was pregnant with Mini 12 years ago and since then I have relished the fact that I can drive the freedom it provides me.   We have just had the Vauxhall Crossland X for a week and this is what we thought of it.




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