Colour can have a big impact on mood and as many children spend more than half their time in their bedrooms. So, how do you choose a colour for a child’s bedroom?
A few ideas for hosting a children’s birthday party at home.
B&Q are running courses in-store aimed at giving young kids some basic DIY skills. Children are let loose with saws, hammers and drills to make their own bird feeders, mug trees and key holders.
Get the kids interested in gardening and, aside from fostering an interest in the great outdoors, they may be become more willing to eat fresh veg. Especially if they’ve grown it themselves!
Keeping the kids entertained over the holidays needn’t cost an arm and a leg, or your sanity! Here’s a few ideas that won’t cost you a penny.
If you think that stately homes full of antiques are no place for bored children at the weekend you are missing a treat. The National Trust offers some fantastic family days out that the kids will love!
For a day out when the weather isn’t too great, regular museums can be a bit boring – but there are loads of museums especially for kids…
When my children asked if they could paint stones, I thought it was a fantastic way we could make our own garden tic tac toe.
A play theme inspired by our lovely outing to Amners Farm lambing day. If you get a chance to visit your local farm I would highly recommend it.
Finding new crafts is always a delight, so when Nana suggested a book folding fairy house craft, we simply couldn’t resist!
I set my son a reading challenge during the build up to Christmas
It’s December and that means one thing…Christmas is coming! I feel we can now officially start thinking properly about Christmas.
Two’s company, three’s a crowd. We’ve all heard the saying. Is this true with children? Here’s my take on parenting three children…
We had only got to the start of the walk when we glimpsed our favourite tree…a horse-chestnut and there were conkers all over the floor!
There is something special about sleeping in a field under canvas. It was time to share the experience with the whole family.
Keeping fit as a mum can be a struggle, here is how I found my way to fitness…
I am a stay at home mum and my children are now at school, but I still don’t have enough time in the day for everything! How does that happen?
It is amazing what you find out when you stop and properly make time to converse with your children.
I have previously written about inspiring my children, however lately I have noticed how my twin girls are inspired by their big brother.
There is something special about watching siblings grow together, interact and learn alongside each other. The uniqueness of their relationship as a young child is awesome.
This is a question most parents seem to ask themselves on a regular basis…why won’t kids listen?
There is an abundance of wonderful opportunities for after school clubs and activities these days but there needs to be some time for kids to play and relax – so are there too many organised activities for kids?
We balance the housework, playtime, free-time and activities. We have to balance guiding children with providing them with the freedom to learn and explore. The list is endless.
I love listening to children experiment with language. They make such innocent mistakes that can also be hilarious…
Winter can feel like a long time cooped up indoors, especially with children. However, there should be no reason children can’t play outside still.
We know that kids need regular exercise but how active are you as a mother, and does this reflect in how active your children are?
Now the summer holidays are looming and I am thinking about 6 whole weeks of keeping children entertained, so I decided to make a summer bucket list for the holidays
Last weekend we were lucky enough to go to the New Forest for a few days. We absolutely love it there and autumn is definitely our favourite time of year to visit.
The other week, we found time for a visit and family time. The kids had a great time playing with their twin cousins.
We survived our first holiday abroad! Yay, it seems a long time ago now, but this is the first chance I’ve had to write about it.
Do kids get more fun from playing outdoors or indoors sat in front of a computer screen? I know what I think, what about you?
We have never been abroad as a family before, so booking a holiday for a large family, was an unexpected experience!
We spend ages preparing for an activity, whether it’s a craft, a game, or even a trip out. We research ideas, gather equipment, set it up and pack bags for trips out. It all takes time and effort.
Tools are dangerous. Tools and children don’t go together, however, here’s why I let my children play with tools..
Should we be pushy parents? Or should we let the school decide how much our children should learn?
I created these doily Christmas trees, which could be made by grown ups or by slightly older children who are good at folding paper. They are actually very simple