Getting Students Cooking with the Family Meal 

Getting Students Cooking with the Family Meal 

Advertisement The summer is a such an important time for our family. With my son now at university, to have him home with us …
First Day of School Message to my Daughter

First Day of School Message to my Daughter

Tomorrow will be your first day of school my little one, so I wanted to share a letter as I think we are both …
Summer Survival Hacks From Top UK Bloggers

Summer Survival Hacks From Top UK Bloggers

How to keep youngsters entertained during the school summer holidays with a new adventure around every corner SCHOOL’S out and to help parents …
Back To School Checklist With Helpful Tips

Back To School Checklist With Helpful Tips

Back to school is a really exciting time of year.  The kids are recharged from their summer break, and some of them are even …
What I’ve Learnt About Kids Savings After 3 Children

What I’ve Learnt About Kids Savings After 3 Children

When my eldest was born I didn’t really think about kids savings at all.  I was quite young myself, and having just had …
How To Get Rid Of Head Lice & Lice Eggs

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice & Lice Eggs

If you have children in primary school my guess is at some point you will have come into contact with head lice and lice …
Back to School with M&S: Life Isn’t Uniform

Back to School with M&S: Life Isn’t Uniform

Going Back to School is something I’m very much thinking of at the moment, as come September Brook will be starting Reception for …
How To Get Children To Do Their Homework On Time

How To Get Children To Do Their Homework On Time

I think most parents have struggled with how to get their children to do their homework on time at some point or another.  It …
Introducing Baby Power From BabyBjörn + #Win a Bouncer Bliss Worth £147

Introducing Baby Power From BabyBjörn + #Win a Bouncer Bliss Worth £147

Seeing expectant parents or a newborn baby are both things that fill me with absolute joy.  Having a baby is such a special time …
How Well Do Children Really Thrive and Develop in Foster Care?

How Well Do Children Really Thrive and Develop in Foster Care?

Foster care works. When a child lives in a loving, nurturing home where they are loved, cared for and protected, they thrive. But there …
Awesome 6th Birthday Present Ideas: A Little Girl’s Perfect Wishlist

Awesome 6th Birthday Present Ideas: A Little Girl’s Perfect Wishlist

If you saw my letter to my daughter for her 6th birthday, you have probably twigged that Indie has been celebrating this week.  The …
A Letter To My Daughter On Her 6th Birthday

A Letter To My Daughter On Her 6th Birthday

Dear Indie Happy 6th birthday to you my beautiful little angel, it only seems like 5 minutes ago I was writing your 5th birthday letter …
Lifting Our Spirits With Knoppers Snack Time Treats

Lifting Our Spirits With Knoppers Snack Time Treats

Monday always seems like such an abrupt start to the week, don’t you agree? After those lazy weekend mornings, the alarm going off …
Our Favourite Bedtime Books For World Book Day

Our Favourite Bedtime Books For World Book Day

I love reading a bedtime story to the girls.  It’s a really special part of the day as well as being an important …
When is a Good Time to Have a Baby?

When is a Good Time to Have a Baby?

This post has been rattling around in my head for a while now, and I was keen to get people’s thoughts on this …
Oaty Bites: Great Kids Snacks From Jammie Dodgers + #Giveaway

Oaty Bites: Great Kids Snacks From Jammie Dodgers + #Giveaway

Making sure my kids eat a healthy balanced diet and enjoy an active lifestyle is a constant priority for me.  As you might know …
My Daughter’s Glue Ear & A Rant About Our Health Visitor

My Daughter’s Glue Ear & A Rant About Our Health Visitor

Hello everyone.  I hope you don’t mind, but today I’m feeling the need to get something off my chest.  If you are …
Tips For Helping Children Get To Sleep

Tips For Helping Children Get To Sleep

How much sleep a child is getting can be a real cause for concern for parents.  Sleep is so important for healthy development in …
How to Prevent Foot & Heel Pain During Pregnancy

How to Prevent Foot & Heel Pain During Pregnancy

When I was expecting, I suffered a lot with foot and heel pain during pregnancy as well as swelling in my feet and legs.  …
Easy Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft For Kids

Easy Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft For Kids

My girls really love making crafts.  When we are at home, setting up a craft for them helps to keep them busy for a …
Why Our Children Need Great Teachers

Why Our Children Need Great Teachers

As a parent, the one thing I’ve really noticed over the years is how competitive the world has become.  We hear year after …
Learning To Swim With Baby Annabell + Giveaway

Learning To Swim With Baby Annabell + Giveaway

Baby Annabell Learns To Swim It’s really important to me that my children swim.  My eldest son learnt to swim from a very …
Finding Adventure Close To Home

Finding Adventure Close To Home

Our weekends really do go from one extreme to the other in this house.  One week we might be off on a super exciting …
Glue Ear & Having Grommets Fitted: Two Weeks After The Operation

Glue Ear & Having Grommets Fitted: Two Weeks After The Operation

Hello readers.  If you have been following this story, your will know that our 3 year old daughter had an operation to have grommets fitted …
What To Expect When Your Child Goes To Hospital For An Operation

What To Expect When Your Child Goes To Hospital For An Operation

Last week our youngest daughter, Brook, went to hospital for an operation.  If you have been following our story you’ll know she has …
Enjoying Kid’s Lunchtime With Hartley’s Jelly #LittleOnesWhoLunch @HartleysJelly

Enjoying Kid’s Lunchtime With Hartley’s Jelly #LittleOnesWhoLunch @HartleysJelly

Now that the kids are back at school, those long summer holidays seem like a long distant memory don’t they?  I must admit, …
Getting Our Children’s Eyes Tested & Why You Should Too

Getting Our Children’s Eyes Tested & Why You Should Too

I have been so conscious recently of how a relatively minor health issue can have huge consequences for a young child in the early …
17 Things To Do in Autumn With Kids

17 Things To Do in Autumn With Kids

September is here and the autumn button has been pressed but how do you keep having fun as a family in the colder months?  …
Our Progress With My Daughters’ Glue Ear & Having Grommets 

Our Progress With My Daughters’ Glue Ear & Having Grommets 

I thought I’d give you a little update on how we are getting on with treating my daughters’ glue ear.  The issue with …
Back To School Essentials With Smiggle @smiggle_

Back To School Essentials With Smiggle @smiggle_

When my daughter started school last year there were a few tips I had forgotten about buying school stationary and equipment.  Bearing in mind …

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