Zoggs Water Wing Vest Review

Our twin girls are five years old and for as long as I can remember they have always enjoyed swimming. When they were babies my husband and I didn’t take them swimming very often. Mainly because when my husband worked, I couldn’t take them on my own and we’d usually spend weekends in the park or going for walks. However, as soon as the girls were old enough for me to take them swimming on my own, it’s something that I’ve been dong regularly. I think it’s so important for children to learn how to swim. In my opinion it’s… [Read More]

Teaching children about road safety

One of my biggest fears as a parent is that my children get hurt. Whether that be from a fall, from another child, by accident or  from not knowing how to cross the road safely. That last one, is a biggie for me. I think it’s so important that we as parents teach our children how to cross the road safely from a young age. Our twin girls are five years old and they’re at the point now where I always make them look to see if it’s safe to cross the road before asking me to check that it’s… [Read More]

Twinkl Educational Resources Review: Video Special

Like many parents I want to ensure that my children really enjoy the summer holidays. However, I do wonder what impact this break from school will have on their education. Our girls have been doing so well with their learning and reading. It seems a shame to go a whole six weeks without doing anything to support them and continue building on what they’ve already learnt. That’s why when Twinkl asked me to review their website, I was pretty excited. I have reviewed them once before back in 2014, but now that the girls are leaving reception and heading into year… [Read More]

Exciting Ways to Enjoy Rainy Days

Now that the summer holidays are finally here, you can start to plan all of the fun and exciting things you want to do with your little ones to keep them entertained and ensure they have a wonderful summer. Many people like to plan their days in the hope that the weather will be bright and sunny, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. To ensure you have plenty to do to keep your little ones entertained, even when the weather isn’t as glorious as you’d like, it’s always beneficial to have a list of rainy day activities to do…. [Read More]

Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station Review: Video Special

Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station is a toy like no other I’ve come across before. Aimed at children over six years old, this product lets children make their own bracelets, necklaces, nail art and figures. Unlike other jewellery making toys available on the market, the difference with Cutie Stix is that children actually get to make the ‘beads’ themselves. This proved to be hours of fun for our five year old twins. Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station costs just £29.99 and is available to buy online here. Cutie Stix are the perfect way for children to make accessories… [Read More]

The Bank of Mum and Dad

The average cost of raising one child in the UK is around £230,000. That’s a pretty eye watering figure. Now double it because we have twins, and add another three as my husband also has three children from a previous marriage. That’s a lot of money we need to earn! Raising children is undoubtedly expensive. From babies up to adulthood, the costs you have to figure into the equation range from nappies to school uniforms, educational resources, trips and of course ‘fun money’ for your kids to have a social life, as well as the latest clothes and ‘must have’… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Spring Box Review

My girls and I absolutely love craft activities. It can be something as simple as colouring in or making something out of card boxes and tissue paper! There’s something quite therapeutic about sitting down and spending a few hours getting creative. Our girls were recently sent a box full of crafty goodness from Mila & Pheebs to review. The box was addressed to our girls which they loved! There’s something magical to them about having post delivered with their names on it! The team at Mila & Pheebs are obsessed with all things stationary! From sparkly pens, new shiny paperclips,… [Read More]

Lessons Your Kids Won’t Learn At School

There are many things that parents have the opportunity to teach their kids. It might be the basics of how to tell time or something simple like how to hoover up properly – the kind of things that most of us can’t even remember never knowing! It’s an interesting process to strip back to childhood and try to find ways to channel the things we feel we just inherently know, now we have to explain them to our kids. While the life lessons you impart to your kids never really have an end, there are a few areas that it’s… [Read More]

How Large Families Can Save Money

If you have a relatively large family, then you will probably be aware that it is often surprisingly easy to accidentally overspend and to end up with little money at the end of the month. This can happen all too easily, but the truth is that the solution is to simply adopt a different kind of attitude. There might only be a certain amount of money coming in, and the same responsibilities every month, but if you are a little clever about it then you can easily save a considerable amount of money for your family each month. In this… [Read More]

Parent & Carer First Aid Class Review with Daisy First Aid

One Sunday afternoon whilst sitting in my front room surrounded by the noise of our girls playing, I came across a video on Facebook that had been shared by Daisy First Aid. The video showed a mum saving her daughter’s life with abdominal thrusts as the child was choking. Touch wood, our girls have never been in this situation, but I started thinking about how I would react in that same situation. The mum in the video had attended a first aid course. She remained calm and focused on what she needed to do in order to save her child’s… [Read More]