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Blogging Basics – Working with brands 7

When I first started blogging.  I had no idea what I was doing.  I started during a health scare so I could record family life and over the following years my blog organically developed to become my career.  I have decided to do a few posts on blogging basics to deal with a lot of the questions I get asked and to get some great tips from fellow bloggers.  Today we are looking at working with brands.


Mythbusting – Head lice and NITS 17

One of the most challenging parts of school and parenting for me has always been head lice and nits.  I remember the “fear” I had before my boys had even started school.  But critters (as they have come known in our home) are really part and parcel of bringing up children.  That doesn’t mean that there isn’t a LOAD of myths and inaccuracies out there about them.  So in conjunction with KIT & COCO I am bringing you this myth-busting post, so you have the true lowdown on head lice and nits.


What to donate to a foodbank

What to donate to a foodbank 18

This year like last year we are working in acts of kindness for advent and one of them is to donate to a foodbank.  Donating to a foodbank is a really visual activity to do with children and it can make a massive difference to families and people in need.  However, if you are anything like me you will always wonder what to give.  So I put a shout of to one of my friends who actually knows about this.  Let me introduce you to Kate. “Do you want to actually help or do you just want to try and impress the other mums?” Ouch. That was me about two weeks more »


At what age should you kids be sleeping through the night? 11

From the moment my babies were born the first question I was asked was “Are they sleeping through the night?”.  Well the fact was my boys never slept for more than 4 hours at a time until they were eleven months old and I thought that I was the exception and that babies were supposed to sleep, you must have heard the sleep like a baby quote and thought that is was a good thing!  So at what age should kids be sleeping though the night?  


Star Wars Books for Kids

Fab Star Wars Books for kids 1

I have talked before that it can sometimes be frustrating as a parent when you want to instil a love of books and reading in your kids and they are reluctant readers.    Over my years as a parent I have struggled to reconcile the fact that Maxi is not a book worm like I am and that Mini has become.  However, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t read,  just that he reads in different ways.  I have also learned that I need to find something that engages him and with the new Star Wars movie coming out later this year these Star Wars books really did.


Free Minions Colouring Book Printable and Minion craft roundup 21

We are minions mad here.  We have loved the cheeky adorable minions since the first time we encountered them! Today we have a fab free minions colouring book printable to share with you.  perfect for after you have seen The Minions Movie!  We also have a fab round up of Minion crafts and activities to share.


How to make a Football piñata or Soccer ball piñata 18

I have never made a piñata before, but when I saw the football piñata on Here comes the girls, I knew that I had to make one for Mini’s birthday party.  However when a dear friend thought that I planned letting my boys lose on a piñata with a stick she panicked!  However, it was never my intention to let them beat it with a stick, but to kick it like a real football.


Great beach hacks for families 27

We live 5 minutes from the beach and growing up by the beach was a real highlight of my childhood.  However, I married a man that hates the sand!  One of my favorite ways to spend the summer is at the beach with the boys and these great beach hacks will make a day at the beach a dream.


How to make Glove Monsters 26

In our hall we have a basket which is filled with hats and other things depending on the season and this week I took all the winter hats, gloves and scarfs and swapped them for the summer caps and hats and I was left with two odd gloves, that were missing their mates.  So I decided to upcycle them and make some glove monsters.  And yes, I know that it is June and I am only putting away the winter stuff, but it has been a really odd Spring in the UK this year and we have had hail in May!


A months trial of The Maths Factor for kids for £1 14

Both of my boys love mathematics.  They enjoy the challenge that they get from doing maths questions and learning their times tables. They both have since starting school and fort Maxi even before he started school.  When we were offered a free trial of The Maths Factor, a site set up by Carol Vordeman I jumped at it especially since the new curriculum means that maths has just got harder!