LGBTQ books for Kids under seven 2

Your children are never too young to introduce these LGBTQ books for Kids. 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……

LGBTQ-friendly books for Young Children

Savoury Cornbread Muffins with spring onions and Cheese 2

These Savoury Cornbread Muffins are made from scratch using polenta and flavoured with spring onions, mature cheddar, chilli and sweetcorn. The first time we had cornbread was at brunch when we visited Boston years ago and I have loved it ever since, but whenever I make it at home I find it too dense and not crispy enough. Then I had an epiphany when making dumplings for Sunday Dinner that I could make cornbread muffins, like dumplings for my chilli.


Lockdown 2020 Time Capsule Printable

I love this lockdown time capsule printable that my friends at Epson have produced. It is the perfect activity to do with the kids as a record of this unprecedented time in our lives. Yes, I work with Epson, but they have not asked me to share, but I think it is ace and a great way to record some family history.


4 Easy Tips To Achieve a peaceful bedroom

4 Easy Tips To Achieve a peaceful bedroom is a paid collaboration with Yorkshire Linen. Isolation is really hard on all of us. Some days are harder than others and the current state of affairs has made for a lot of confusion. Something that can really help is looking after ourselves.


Thank You Colouring Pages 3

Printable Thank you colouring Pages is a paid collaborative post with Epson as I am an #EpsonAbassador and I have been so thankful of our Epson printers since lockdown. I wanted to share the love and I produced two fantastic Thank you colouring pages and Thank you cards to colour which are perfect for giving to keyworkers.


Szechuan Beef – A Chinese Fakeaway Recipe 10

This is my Sister in laws Szechuan Beef recipe and makes a fabulous Chinese fakeaway, that is simple to prepare and a real family pleaser

Serve with white rice or brown rice and if you like, you can complement it with a side of veg such as broccoli or crisp cool salad to make it a balanced meal for all the family.  


Teach Your Child Ukulele – The Parents Guide

The Parents Guide to Teach Your Child Ukulele is a paid collaborative post with Musician Authority which is a fab website that was set up to help people learn musical instruments. One of the most popular instruments to learn at the moment is the Ukelele, which is why I put together this parents guide to teaching your child ukulele.


tween gift guide

Great gifts for Tween Boys, aged 9-12 14

What is it about tweens?   They really do not want to write a gift list.  I am just supposed to know what they want, but I know that I am not alone on this as Master Frugal is the same.  So I have been researching what gifts tween Boys really want and there really is something special about giving and receiving just the right gift.


Sausage, Cheese and Bean Melt Recipe 1

Who doesn’t love a Greggs Sausage, Cheese and Bean Melt? In my house the teens really enjoy them, so we have a go at making our own and thought we would share with you are simple Sausage, Cheese and Bean Melt Recipe


Microwave Sponge Pudding Recipe

Bring a child of the 70’s I have a real soft spot for microwave sponge pudding. In fact, I remember just how much it transformed mealtimes when my mum got her first Microwave and realised she could make a steamed sponge pudding in 4 minutes rather than the standard 2 hours.


Fab downloadable Free Colouring Sheets 1

I have always been a big fan of colouring pages for adults and kids and with us currently being under lockdown, I know that I need something to help occupy myself as do lots of people. With this set of downloadable free colouring sheets, I have concentrated on teens and adults aad looked for things that are a little out of the ordinary.


Trolls Activity Sheets – Free Printables

These fun free trolls activity sheets and free printables will hopefully give you five minutes peace. The new Trolls World Tour will be arriving on Rakuten TV on 6th April and I have a fabulous set of Trolls activity sheets for fans to download for free.


Bored Jar Ultimate Activity List for All Ages 3

Do you have a Bored Jar? If not now is the perfect time to introduce them into your family. With millions of children being at home and many parents trying to work from home a bored jar is a fabulous resource for busy parents. So we have gathered together all our activity lists and printables for bored Jars.


Homeschool Backyard PE – Keeping Kids Active in the Garden

We are currently living in unprecedented times and with the UK in virtual lockdown having a garden or a backyard is an amazing resource and we are going to find it playing outside a vital part of our day to day lives. So here are some fabulous way to get the kids exercising in the garden backyard and fun ways to keep kids active in the garden.


Fun Ways to Get Kids Washing their Hands 2

With lots of germs being about at the moment, including Coronavirus aka Covid-19 around handwashing has never been more important. So we want to share some fun way to get kids washing their hands and to explain to them the reason for all this handwashing.


How to talk to kids about Coronavirus without scaring them

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.


Homemade Mothers Day Cards for kids to make 25

There is nothing nicer than a homemade Mothers Day card, especially ones made by your kids. I am a huge fan of homemade mother’s day cards made by my boys and I have pictures of all the ones they have made during the years.


5 Reasons Why you Should Print your Favourite Family Photos 2

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.


Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe 2

ometimes you just need a tried and tested biscuit recipe, you know the one that will turn out time after time and is simple and delicious. That is where this basic chocolate chip cookie recipe comes into its own. It is my Mum’s recipe and one I have been using for years and years and never fails.