Getting children to tidy their rooms, to listen to your requests and do something you ask can be a challenge. When all else fails, resort to chocolate cake!
Do you think pantomime should be for kids only and is some of the humour a little too adult in nature?
For most of us, we develop our own identity, personality and style easily, but what about identical twins? A twins identity is much more difficult.
At what age do kids start to go ‘online’ and how young is too young?
We have begun to wrap our children up in cotton wool in order to keep them safe. Is this the right thing to do or should we be letting them get out there and experience some risks and dangers?
True friends are hard to come by. When you move house and relocate, it can be difficult to leave friends behind and build new ones. This is just what happened to me…
We believe in basic childhood fun and allowing children to play and explore away from the computer, and tv as much as possible. However, we realise that technology has its place, it’s part of society and has a lot to offer children.
I have been reading around the subject of play, this is what I have discovered…
42 days of summer can seem quite daunting, so here’s a few tips for having a wonderful summer of fun…
We recently saw the new minions movie, now everything is minion themed, so what better way to extend the fun than to make a game.
This week I decided to embrace the weather and make a rain gauge so we can talk about the weather together and measure the rain fall.
We are back in the New Forest and as the sun is shining we thought we’d hit the beach. It was a beautiful day with glorious sunshine…..what more could a child want?
Pre-children, we had a nice clean tidy house, then as soon as kids come along…..your life, house and its contents gets turned upside down…and there does come a time when you have to do something about it.
Walking is a wonderful activity to do together as a family all year round. However, I know children can sometimes find it boring, so here are my suggestions for things to do on a walk with your children.
The summer holidays are the ideal opportunity for having fun and making memories. Here are 100 screen free activities for a summer of fun!
I love the colours, the freshness and crispness this time of year has to offer. What better way to engage with it than to go on a nature hunt.
I have read lots of other people’s posts about water bead play, so I thought it was about time we tried.
In the autumn, we loved making some halloween lanterns which they turned out so well, I thought we’d have a go at making some christmas ones.
I have seen many people make bubble snakes on pinterest for some time now, so considering our love for bubbles, I thought it was about time we had a try.
Last weekend, the sun came out for a change and I thought, how about taking the kite hubby got for his birthday which we haven’t tried yet. So, let’s go fly a kite.
My mum prepared a fun activity to make a fish windsock. We all had fun sticking the eyes on our fish and then glueing the scales on to make them look good.
We were in the New Forest last week and spent a lot of time outdoors. We visited a wildlife park, saw lots of animals, climbed on the climbing frames, dug in the sandpit and had a great time
Kids love the beach, so when we got the opportunity to spend a day at the beach last week, we grabbed the chance
For their birthday, my kids were given a bug hunting kit each. You can easily make up your own kit for your little ones to enjoy a bug hunt…
Musical letters is such a fantastic game. It provides exercise, dance, music, fun and learning all in one!
When a friend asked if we’d like to join them visiting the Verulamium Museum in St Albans we couldn’t resist.
Create a fun activity, like our dinosaur ice break and the children will be eager to get out for some fresh air, especially on a bitterly cold day!
When it comes to parties and birthdays..it takes preparation. It is my three children’s birthdays next week much preparation has been required.
Some tips and advice on updating your kid’s room on a budget.
A few ideas for involving the kids in the decorating and furnishing of their rooms.
Reading is considered beneficial towards a child’s development, but have you ever wondered why that is? And how can you create quiet space just for reading?
A few tips on planning the perfect family holiday for single parents…
Some parents are capable of organising the most spectacular birthday parties … For the rest of us, there’s organised birthday party venues…
Coate Water Country Park is located on the outskirts of Swindon. A new place for us to explore, just 40 mins away. Well, it should have been, if we hadn’t got lost.
I am proposing a ‘screen-free’ day on January 19th 2014 in order to get kids away from their TVs and computers….
Our day at out at Kingston Lacy country estate in The New Forest, some very changeable weather and an organised Easter Egg hunt.