Mum and Son

The Children’s Furniture Blog

Parenting advice, tips and general rants from a working mum plus activities and recipes for the whole family.

A bushy tailed red squirrel

Can You Be A Nature Detective?

Now that the spring weather is getting warmer and the days are longer there is a lot of activity in the natural world. The birds are beginning to sing again and squirrels will be digging for buried nuts and seeds …

Angry rabbit

The Most Hated Toys

Plastic toys don’t age well, they lose their shine, their colours change (and not in a good way) and they become brittle. They don’t look enticing, just rather – soulless.

Girl running with balloons

Which Play Personality Are You?

Stuart Brown MD and founder of the National Institute for Play has identified 8 play personalities that develop over time as we develop strong preferences for certain types of play.

Bumblebee

Why Bumble Bees Have Smelly Feet

The decline of the bumblebee has been in the news a lot recently but here’s a thing you may not know and your kid’s will find interesting…

Child's bedroom

Children’s Rooms Ideas

Of all the rooms that should be filled with creativity and character, it has to be a child’s bedroom or playroom.

Child sat on the lawn

Fun in the Garden

Gardens ought to be fun and enjoyable although ‘experts’ disagree. Where kids are concerned though, you can’t beat a good lawn.

Zebra design cabinets

Inspiring Designers

Looking for inspiration, I’ve recently been travelling around to various furniture events…

Cooked egg in a mug

Egg in a Cup

This recipe is a slight twist on the traditional ‘poached egg on toast’ as it is served in a cup or mug.

Healthy kid's packed lunch

Perfect Packed Lunches

A balanced diet is about eating lots of different foods to get the nutrients they need, so be prepared to put in a bit of time and effort – it’ll pay off in spades for their nutrition…

Bobotie Dish

Bobotie

A fun and original recipe with curried meat, sultanas, oranges and egg custard.

Mixed bean salad

Mixed Bean Salad

To make this salad you just combine different types of canned beans and vegetables and mix with a dressing.

Couscous salad

Rainbow Couscous

A quick an easy recipe that’s both nutritious and filling. Bright peppers add a rainbow of colours and a cool crunch to this tasty salad.

Easter Bunnies

Easter Egg Trails

Get out with the kids this Easter and take part in one of the many organised Egg Hunts around the country. With free chocolate available, what’s not to like?

Kid's easy access bookcase

Child Friendly Storage

A growing family means growing storage needs…. But you probably can’t afford to keep buying expensive storage units each time a child’s taste in toys changes…

Nautical themed bedroom

A Room They’ll Love

Children’s rooms lend themselves well to having a fun, imaginative or inspirational theme, and creating the idea isn’t as difficult or expensive as you think.

3 sets of bunk beds

Shared Bedrooms

It’s common practice for siblings to share a bedroom but this can cause problems, so here a few tips to get you started…

Toddler tantrum

Toddler Tantrums

A few ways to deal with a young child when they decide to throw a tantrum…

Stars painted ceiling

Latest Trends

What’s new and popular in the world of children’s rooms

Child attempting to climb a set of drawers

Keeping Them Safe

There are lots of things to consider when creating a space for your child, but there is also one big thing to consider and that is safety…