Monthly Archives: February 2016


Mother’s Day gift ideas from kids 15

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!


Five fab printables for scrap fabric paper dolls, inspired by the vintage paper dolls. A fantastic DIY kids craft to recycle and reuse scrap fabric. Scrap fabric paper dolls are such a fun DIY craft for children and a great way to practice scissor skills. Kids can also colouring them in or even dress them with scrapbooking paper.

Scrap fabric paper dolls 22

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.


A Simple and speedy midweek meal – Cooking with kids 14

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.


Rainbow rainmaker or rainstick – Cardboard tube craft 22

We love crafts that can be made from recyclables and this rainbow rainmaker is a great cardboard tube craft, plus is a great home made musical instrument.  There are lots of ways to adapt this project depending on the age of your kids, however, we decided to use some of my massive stash of washi tape and make our rainmaker a rainbow of colours.


Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids 11

Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for kids? Well, look no further I have The Mad House’s complete resource of them all in one place for you here. As I do more I will make sure that they are added, so make sure you pin or bookmark this page. I love learning, creating, making and baking seasonally and you these Easter Crafts and activities are perfect for introducing kids to Easter.

Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids - Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for families? Well, look no further I have a complete resource of them all in one place for you, including DIY Crafts, Easter recipes, Egg Decorating, Cards and simple art activities for kids

Coolest playhouses for kids 19

I have always loved playhouses and encouraging the kids to play outside no matter what the weather. What with the weather in the UK being inclement, to say the least, a playhouse is a great investment for any family.   When it comes to playhouses the cooler the better, so here in conjunction with What Shed we bring you our coolest playhouses for kids.


Acts of Kindness Jar – Acts of kindness for siblings 9

I am a huge fan of random acts of kindness and always being kinder than you need to be.  it was a lesson my dad taught me well and one I hope to be able to pass on to my children.   Each Christmas we carry out Advent Acts of Kindness and last summer we did a summer kindness project, but we needed something closer to home and this is where our acts of kindness for siblings come in.  We created an Acts of Kindness Jar


Helping kids manage their money 1

Helping Children manage their money is a commissioned post for TSB.  Do your children have bank accounts? I am working with TSB and Emily at A Mummy Too and the Tots100 team to help you educate your children with regards to their finances and to help encourage your kids to manage their money better.


The importance of tooth care in kids

As adults, we all know that looking after our kids teeth is important and that we need to help protect their teeth from decay, but did you know that acid wear caused by acids found in fruits, juices and soft drinks is also a real threat to our children’s teeth and a growing concern to dentists?