There is so much information surrounding Coronavirus that even as an adult it scares me, which is why it is so important to talk to kids about coronavirus but in a way that will not scare the s^%$ out of them. As a parent, I always think it is better that they here age-appropriate information form us rather than hearsay and fear from the playground or fear-mongering from the media.
As a family, we take more photos than ever before. It is estimated that in 2020 over 1.4 trillion digital photographs will be taken. Many are shared on social media but many more will be forgotten. With so many photos taken it can be hard to decide which ones to print or to even bother to print any at all.
The Clueless Parents Guide to TikTok is a paid collaborative post with TikTok, but all opinions are my own. You can be forgiven for not knowing what TikTok is if you are not a teenager, but last September, it had more app store downloads than YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and even Facebook. It might be the world’s fastest-growing social media app and as a parent, it might also be the world’s most confusing! So here is my clueless parent’s guide to TikTok.
Treads – School shoes that last is a collaborative post (they provided me with one free pair and a pair to giveaway). I have never lied about the fact that I have a child that kills school shoes. In fact, I think that school shoes take some stick from most children. For my boys, it is not just wearing them at school, but also the football in the playground. Mini seems to be especially hard on his shoes.
Teen Bedroom Update is a paid collaborative post with Bostik. Over the last six months, we have been working on updating Mini’s bedroom. You can see exactly what we did on our earlier post. However, he has been desperate to move his Xbox to his room over the winter from the conservatory as the rain means he needs to have the volume loud.
For some people, a trip to Orlando is a once in a lifetime trip (I have been once with all my family and once on a press trip with Maxi). Travelling to the USA can be expensive and if you are like me then you will want to make sure you have all bases covered like getting your ESTA ! My brother and his family travel to Orlando on a regular basis (it is their happy place) and so he is sharing some of his top tips for travelling to Orlando.
Representation is so important. It not only invites those who identify as LGBTQ an opportunity to be represented – including those who have LGBTQ parents – but it teaches others about inclusivity and acceptance. So I asked my friend Kate from Lesbemums to help me compile a list of diverse books that are perfect for introducing to your children. So over to Kate……
Managing your family finances efficiently will allow you to live a happy and peaceful life and enjoy financial freedom in the future. Whereas, poorly managed finances may lead to arguments and stressful situations as a result of lack of funds or unexpected financial expenses. Fortunately, there are many simple ways to manage your money better, save for fun activities, and secure a more comfortable life for your family. Here are some tips on how to manage your family finances more efficiently.
Tips for driving with kids in the car is a collaboration with Kwik Fit and their #DrivenToDistraction campaign. It is important to always stay focused when you are driving and once you add kids into the mix it becomes even more challenging. Whether you’re breaking up a fight in the backseat or listening to loud conversations between your children, you can easily have your attention pulled from road.
The endless summer days are often a real challenge on a family budget. When you have the children around all day they can be lots of additional expenses and as soon as you go out then that can be even harder on the pocket. So I want to share my simple ways to save money this summer whilst still having fun.
Who doesn’t love a beach day? Well, make sure you are prepared by printing out our free rock pool scavenger hunt or rock pool eye spy. Living by the sea is one of the things that makes me so happy and growing up I loved going rock pooling. In fact, it was those days of rock pooling with my mum and my children when they were younger that inspired me to make this.
Some of the greatest family memories are made when on holiday! Whether you spent the week with the kids on the beach making sandcastles or had an action-packed trip exploring a new country, your family holiday is sure to have been a source of precious moments that you will remember forever! Which is why I have collaborated with Atelier Rosemood, on bringing you Top 10 tips for capturing your family holiday with a travel photo book
Tips to make learning fun at home is a collaborative post with Brainwaves. When your kids are at school, they come home accompanied by empty lunch boxes, playground tales, and lots of learning. But there’s no reason why the learning should stop at the school gates, as there’s lots we can do at home to help children grow their knowledge.