Covid Testing in Senior Schools

As of Next week, my children are due back to school. This is something that I am delighted about. I have one child in his GCSE year and the other in Year 10 who has found engaging in remote learning almost impossible. As a shielding parent, I was delighted to find out that children and bubbles would be offered two rapid lateral flow tests and even more impressed that the boys’ school was implementing these tests this week to ensure a smooth start next week.

Top tips for cleaning your family sofa

Our family sofas have to put up with a lot. Ours are used for playing video games, making forts, reading, snuggling and watching moves, sport and TV. Most people think that their sofa is the most important piece of furniture in their home. I do know that ours is in use daily and they take a lot of stick.

The Best Peanut Butter on Toast Recipes

The Best Peanut Butter on Toast Recipes is a paid collaborative post with SKIPPY® peanut butter to celebrate National Toast Day on 25 February. Did you know that 74% of peanut butter eaters prefer to eat their favourite spread on bread or toast according to research by Mintel.

6 Tips for Your Kid’s Bedtime Routine 2

Kids need a consistent bedtime routine whether they are newborns or teenagers. Bedtime routines consist of all of the things that you and your kid do to get them ready for bed. Putting on pyjamas, brushing teeth and turning down the lights are a few of the most common things that people do. You can also add a few fun rituals to the routine such as singing a special song or reading a story that helps your child relax. Setting up a routine takes a little work, but the effort is worth it when you check in on your kid and see them fast asleep within minutes.

How Do You Know When to Throw Away Your Old Mattress

Take a moment and think about the things around your house that you use for hours every day of the week. If you are like most people, you likely thought about your smartphone or kitchen appliances. While your electronics are important, there might be another item in your house that is even more essential to your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Easter Egg Hunt for Kids with Printable Clues 1

Celebrate Easter with our kids Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! Your kids will love running around your home and garden solving clues and collecting a basket of awesome prizes. All of the instructions and free printable clues are included to make it simple for you! 

Free Printable Mother’s Day Coupon Book 1

There is nothing better for Mother’s Day than a gift from the heart and as a Mum, this free printable mother’s day coupon book is my idea of heaven in a coupon. Mother’s Day has always been the day that my children take charge of the gift-giving and I would take an item of this coupon that a physical gift any day.

Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs

Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs 1

Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs is a paid collaborative post with Oven Pride for their #TasteDon’tWaste campaign. I love a dish that feeds my family and leaves empty dishes all round and that is what this Smoky Beef and Crispy Potato Hash with Eggs does. Not only that it is simple to make and tastes delicious and you can use leftover mince and onion.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe 1

I am not going to lie, this Chicken Shawarma Recipe is going to become a firm family favourite. I would go as far as saying it will lock your socks off. This is my eldest’s sons favourite chicken kebab recipe in the world and you know what all it takes is some store cupboard spices.

How Students Can Save Money on a Sim Only Deal

SIM only deals are ideal for not just students, but just about anyone who does not wish to, or have the need to, waste money on unnecessary mobile phone expenses. That being said, since most students are usually a bit strapped for cash at times, SIM only deals can certainly prove to be quite a money saver for them. Let’s discuss the topic a bit more so that it becomes clear exactly how these deals can help students save money.

Free Printable “Miss you” Cards to Colour 1

These free printable “miss you” cards to colour are perfect for kids to send to their friends and family that are missing. There is nothing like something that will keep the kids occupied for at least 10 minutes and brighten someone else’s day when they receive it.

Simple Learning Games and Aids for Remote Learning

Remote Learning is hard, especially as we don’t have all the resources and learning aids that they are used to having in their classrooms at school. So I have pulled together some simple learning games and aids for remote learning that might help you and your kids whilst supporting them at home in their education.

Candle Making for Beginners 1

I love candles, they bring so much warmth and glowing light especially over our dark winters. However due to my candle addiction I was left with a lot of empty candle jars and rather than keep buying more candles, I decided to have a go at candle making and making my own container jar candles.

Simple Lunch Ideas perfect for Family Lockdown Lunches 1

These simple lunch ideas are perfect for family lockdown lunches. One of the most monotonous, but essential things about parenting is the constant feeding and adding lunches to the menu means it has become even more of a challenge.

How to Use Google Classrooms on an Xbox or PlayStation 1

Most parents will be delighted to know that their children can use Google Classrooms on an Xbox or PlayStation. Yes, seriously. All their need is a USB keyboard and they will be able to complete and access their schoolwork on their console freeing up the families computer of laptop.

January Activities for Primary Aged Children 1

Simple January activities for Primary aged children is a great resource for the month with ideas of simple activities to do with kids aged 4-10. With a delayed start to schooling in parts of England and some other parts of the UK, I thought it would be a good idea to gather together some simple to pull together activities for the first couple of weeks of January or any other time.

Five Car Seat Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

When it comes to your little ones, we know you’ll move heaven and earth to keep them safe and happy, and their safety when driving is always of upmost importance. When it comes to car seats, there are some myths that surround their use, along with advantages and disadvantages. We’re here to help dispel these myths and make you a much more informed and confident parent.

10 Family Christmas Games for Zoom 3

Playing Family Christmas games for zoom is a great way to keep your family connected this festive season. This Christmas is going to be very different for a lot of people, us included and we are going to have to adapt our Christmas Eve party to a virtual one over zoom.