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.

Fishy races game

Fishy Races

We were thinking about about making an indoor game where we could have a healthy family competition and race, hence, we came up with ‘fishy races’.

Child watching TV

Kids TV Time

How much time do your kids spend in front of the TV and do you think it’s too much?

Young boy and teddy bear

Understanding Boys

Recently we have been having a few issues with my son and I have no idea how to solve them. What do you do when you struggle with a parenting issue?

Printing the apron

Fathers Day Apron

For a change this year we decided to make Dad a Father’s Day apron and this how we got on…

Kids and pot plants

Planting with children

We want our garden to be family friendly, with lots of play equipment for the children to have fun, but also to look nice and relaxing.

Mum and Son

A Poem to My Son

Sometimes children don’t realise they are amazing. Sometimes children need help to recognise how special they are.

Easter Skittles

Homemade Easter Skittles Game

As it’s nearly easter, we thought it would be ok to start on some easter activities, so this week we made Easter skittles.

Alarm clock at 20 past 6

Morning Tips

Mornings with multiple small children can be tough. There are no easy answers to everyone’s morning chaos but here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years…

Mermaid dolls

How to Make Mermaid Peg Dolls

Lots of little girls love mermaids, my two certainly do. So when we suggested making mermaid peg dolls, my two girls couldn’t wait to get started…

Parent walking with child

Imperfect Parenting

Striving for perfection is an impossible task. Life throws us many curve balls…parenting is not about perfection, it’s about learning how best to dodge those balls…

Making dough

Salt Dough Creativity

For a change from the usual baking activities I suggested we have a go with salt dough, and here’s what the children got up to…

Kids Musical Activities

To make it different from the usual musical play they always do, I suggested we make some instruments ourselves, so we made a shaker and straw panpipes.

Father’s Day Cards

This was a very easy father’s day card to make. I drew around my sons hand, we cut it out and he stuck it on the card and wrote the words ‘Happy fathers day, Hi 5 to the best dad in the world’.

Household pegs made into butterflies and caterpillars

Caterpillar and Butterfly Peg Craft

I love it when my children come up with the ideas themselves, it’s got to be the best way to craft. So here’s how we made some caterpillars…

Fingerprint flower card

Fingerprint Flower ‘Thank You’ Cards

It can be difficult to get children interested in writing thank you cards, so I knew I needed to make it fun. We got the paints out and made finger print flower cards.

House rules, keeping score with pasta

House Rules for Kids

I have always cringed at the thought of having a ‘family meeting’, but I was feeling desperate, so decided to have a family discussion about the ‘house rules’.

Child watering th eplants

Gardening with Children Tips

Now it is spring, lots of us are desperate to get out in the garden, to get it ready for summer, do some planting, weeding and general tidy up.

Children's tables and chairs

Observing Children Play

Maybe I’m biased, but I find it fascinating how children interact with furniture as they play and relax.